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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, […]

The 3 Steps to a Successful Sugar Detox

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If you are overweight, there’s a very good chance that you are a food addict. Let me stop right there and tell you that I’m not blaming you. You are not gluttonous, nor weak-willed, nor any other self-recriminating belief you may have about yourself and your relationship to food. Your hormones, taste buds, and brain […]

Healthy Grocery Shopping in 20 Minutes or Less

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Time is a commodity these days as our obligations increase. Unfortunately, our health often becomes shortchanged as we pack in more responsibilities and a drive-thru or ordering-in seems like the fastest and best food choices, contributing to our ever-expanding diabesity epidemic. These days, I understand more than ever what it’s like to have very little […]

Food Bites with Dr. Hyman – Grain-Free Sandwiches

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Jane G says:  “Help! I love sandwiches. Why shouldn’t we eat bread and what should we do instead?” Dear Jane, Just because you have omitted all grains, gluten, and flour from your diet doesn’t mean you are subscribing to an ascetic culinary life.  Going gluten-free means expanding your food landscape to include an entirely new […]

7 Reasons You Need to Detox!

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Millions of us, over half the population, suffer from FLC Syndrome. That’s when you Feel Like Crap. Sometimes it’s annoying little symptoms such as achy joints or muscles, brain fog, fatigue, headaches, allergies or gas, or more serious problems such as autoimmune diseases, migraines, asthma, acne, irritable bowel, reflux, arthritis or worse. A detox could […]

Food Bites with Dr. Hyman – Busy Morning!

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Susan R. asks – How do I eat well when I have busy mornings? Any breakfast ideas that are fast, healthy and still pack flavor?  Help! Dear Susan, Breakfast is one of the most important and valuable tools you have in your arsenal for healthy living.  I know mornings can be hectic and we all […]

Helpful or the Latest Fad? The Truth About Detoxification

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Detoxification programs have become a huge business, yet I also regularly hear practitioners claim such programs are nonsense or that our bodies already have the mechanisms to detoxify. When you hear the word “detox,” you might think drug detox or alcohol detox or wheatgrass enemas. That’s not what I am talking about. I am referring […]

7 Simple Swaps for Health Without Big Diet Changes

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Your kitchen might be under the cruel reign of the food industry. When you remove the sugary, processed foods that hold your weight and health hostage and replace them with real, whole foods, you have a chance to stage a revolution and reclaim your kitchen. Getting the obstacles to weight loss and health out of your […]