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Foods Bite with Dr. Hyman – Olive Oil

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Willow H asks: “ Dr. Hyman recommends that we cook with olive oil, but I have been hearing that we should not do that.  What’s the story?  What should we cook with and why?” Dear Willow, For generations, household and professional cooks have used olive oil and even extra-virgin olive oil.  Culinary history coupled with […]

How to Make Dinner Conversation Deeper and More Meaningful

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I recently read how an Apple Watch has become the latest gadget to distract us from the immediacy of being present with someone. With the constant barrage of laptops, iPads, smart phones, and now “smart watches,” being aware and enjoying someone’s physical company oftentimes falls on the back burner. It’s not just that we are less […]

One Spirit Medicine

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My friend and colleague, Alberto Villoldo PhD, is a medical anthropologist who has spent the last 25 years studying and working with the medicine men of the Amazon and Andes. These sages were the first doctors in history, and they repaired the body, the mind, and the spirit to create health. They did not treat […]

Eat Healthy on a Budget with these Strategies

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Knowing full well we are short on time and often money, fast food manufacturers and grocers lure us into convenient, heavily processed meals that take a toll on our waistline, our overall health, and believe it or not, our budget. With our busy lives, these temptations seem so much easier and affordable than cooking. Between […]

Want to Burn Fat? Then Eat More (Not Less) Food

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While my books and lectures often focus on weight loss, I never tell my patients to lose weight. I simply help them restore health, and the magic of biology does the rest. Your goal might be to lose weight; my goal is to get you healthy. Either way, we both win. The key becomes focusing […]

Food Bites with Dr. Hyman – Nighttime Snacking

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Isla H asks:  I have been on The 10-Day Detox Diet for a few months now and I’m curious if and when I can have nighttime snacks.  If so, what? Many people enjoy a good snack now and then. If the urge to nosh strikes at night, there are a few guidelines I want to […]

Skip the Pharmacy and Hit Your Farmacy for Abundant Health

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The most powerful tool you have to change your brain and your health is your fork. Food is not just calories or energy. Food contains information that talks to your genes, turning them on or off and affecting their function moment to moment. Food is the fastest acting and most powerful medicine you can take […]

Food Bites with Dr. Hyman – Spring Cleaning!

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Gillian C. asks: Spring makes me want to cleanse and lighten up. What are your top tips? Dear Gillian – In Five Element Acupuncture, wisdom points to nature as the source of understanding the rhythmic ebb and flow of life.  Spring is a time of rebirth, inspiration, and hope in this philosophy.  It is also […]

Diabetes Runs in My Family. Does that Mean I’ll Get it?

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“My mom has Type 2 diabetes, and it also runs in my dad’s side of the family,” a patient will occasionally tell me. “Does that mean I’m doomed?” This is a relevant concern, especially considering over a 25-year period (1983 to 2008), the number of people in the world with diabetes increased nearly sevenfold, from […]

Are You A Food Addict?

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The science of food addiction is clearer now than ever before. A powerful study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition proves that higher-sugar, higher-glycemic foods are addictive in the same way as cocaine and heroin. In this groundbreaking study, Dr. David Ludwig and his colleagues at Harvard proved that foods with more sugar—those […]

Food Bites with Dr. Hyman – Carbohydrates

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Ellie O. asks: “Are there any exceptions when carbohydrates would be acceptable on The 10-Day Detox Diet?” Dear Ellie: You may not know this, but the body could survive without carbohydrates. Our bodies require essential amino acids to build proteins and essentially fatty acids to function properly – yet there is no such thing as […]

Powerful Strategies to Eliminate IBS & Other Gut Issues

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Last week I described a condition with symptoms so severe that you can’t leave the house, yet many doctors call it a “functional” or “psychosomatic” disease, suggesting it’s all in your head. Unfortunately, it’s a very real problem for the almost 50 million people — that’s 20 percent of Americans — who have irritable bowel […]