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The Number One Tool You Need To Get Healthy

My patients and readers tell me that one of the biggest obstacles they face on their path towards better health is lack of support. I always say that getting healthy is a team sport, and unfortunately, many of us are lacking the positive encouragement and supportive relationships we need in order to move toward our […]

The Missing Link that Keeps You Lean & Healthy

“I have friends who are not so healthy and are always trying to convince me that it’s okay to indulge in chocolate cake or soda or whatever,” writes this week’s House Call. “How can I gracefully handle such situations without coming off like a wet blanket?” I call these people food pushers, and we all […]

Why Friendship Can Save Your Life

with Mark Hyman, MD and Lissa Rankin, MD We live in an era in which individualism is rewarded and collectivism is seen as weak. We raise our children to be independent and self-reliant. It’s so hard for us to ask for help. Interestingly, we also practice medicine this way. We teach our future medical leaders to separate […]

Money, Politics, and Health Care: A Disease-Creation Economy – Part II

Last week, in Part I of Money Politics and Health Care: A Disease-Creation Economy, I outlined the issues that created this condition in our society.  This week, in Part II, I will review a few strategies that could have the biggest impact on cost and outcomes. Creating Health: Getting Money Out of Politics Send letters […]

Money, Politics, and Health Care: A Disease-Creation Economy – Part I

There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order. —Niccolò […]

Can Social Networks Cure Disease? Part II

Click here to read Part I of the story. Part II of my TEDMED 2012 conference… One day I found Pastor Rick Warren from Saddleback Church in Southern CA in my office wanting to get religion about health.   After his appointment we went to dinner and over a bowl of cabbage and beet soup, I asked […]

Can Social Networks Cure Disease? Part I

Last week I gave a talk at TEDMED on how social networks may be an unexpected solution to our heath care crisis. Here’s how my talk went….. I want to tell you a story of how a skinny Haitian chicken and a bowl of beet and cabbage soup turned my world upside down and helped […]

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