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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 […]

1 Minute to Change the Future of Medicine

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In one minute you can change the future of health care, and have an enormous impact on reducing our chronic lifestyle driven disease burden that accounts for 84 percent of our $3.8 trillion annual health care bill. Click the link below now and sign the petition for the ENRICH ACT (Expanding Nutrition’s Role in Curricula […]

This Gut Condition Affects One in Six People – And is Entirely Treatable

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects almost 50 million Americans, or almost one in every six people. You probably know if you have IBS, with its numerous symptoms including bloating or gas, distention, constipation, diarrhea, cramping, and most likely, running to the bathroom after you eat. Forty percent of all visits to internists are for “functional bowel” […]

Do you need supplements?

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“Can I get all the nutrients I need from food?” a patient will occasionally ask. On the surface, this makes sense. After all, if you are eating a whole, fresh, unprocessed foods diet, shouldn’t you be able to get an abundant supply of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients? Unfortunately, things aren’t that easy. Even with […]

Food Bites with Dr. Hyman – Coffee

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Paige M asks:  “I’ve heard recent studies report that coffee is actually really healthy and almost like a superfood.  If this is true, why can’t we have any while we are detoxing with The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet?” Dear Paige: It is true that coffee may prevent stroke, diabetes, cancer, depression, gallstones, dementia, […]