Tag Archives | Energy

Are You Also Being Deceived into Eating Fake Frankenfoods?

SHOULD WE BUY food with health claims on the label? These days, we are seeing more and more health claims that go beyond the usual. These include “trans fat-free,” “gluten-free,” “heart healthy,” and foods spiked with vitamins, such as my new favorite: Diet Coke Plus, with vitamins and minerals. We see whole-grain Pop Tarts and […]

Health Foods that are Dangerous for Your Health

YOU COULD BE EATING sawdust — and not even know it! Sound crazy? Let me explain. On a recent plane ride to a medical conference, I started a conversation with the man sitting next to me to pass the time.  I told him that I was a physician working in the area of nutrition. He […]

Dairy: 6 Reasons You Should Avoid It at all Costs

GOT MILK? These days, it seems like almost everybody does. Celebrities, athletes, and even former president Clinton’s head of Health and Human Services, Donna Shalala, are all proud to wear the white “milk mustache.” After all, everyone knows that you need milk to be healthy … Dairy is nature’s perfect food — but only if […]

Artificial Sweeteners Could Be Sabotaging Your Diet

THERE’S NO DOUBT about it. Artificial sweeteners cause obesity. I always thought it was funny to see a very large person order a Big Mac, large fries — and top it off with a Diet Coke. I also found it peculiar that I rarely saw thin people drinking diet sodas. So I began to wonder […]

The Sunshine Vitamin: A Closer Look at Vitamin D

NOW THAT THE WARMER months are here, it’s a good time to discuss a vitamin that has been getting a lot of press lately: vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin. Ironic, because vitamin D is not a vitamin nor a nutrient; it is a hormone produced by the body in the skin from […]

Need Help Finding the Right Supplements?

FOR BOTH PRACTITIONER AND PATIENT, the task of identifying the right vitamins and other supplements can be confusing, and even overwhelming. In 20 years of clinical practice in integrative and functional medicine, Mark Hyman, MD has found the best-quality therapeutic-grade nutraceuticals offering maximum bioavailability. He offers them to other practitioners, his own patients, and other […]

Is it Impossible to Make Health Food Choices?

I WAS IN New York City recently at a conference for health care practitioners on Nutrition and Health put on by Columbia University and the University of Arizona.  Andrew Weil started this conference highlighting that we need to address the nutritional illiteracy of physicians. I couldn’t agree more. I think that nutrition is the most […]

How to Solve the Epidemic of Childhood Obesity and Disease

YOUR CHILDREN WILL DIE younger than we will. That’s a scary thought — and one that’s going to become a fact if we keep following the same bad habits of the last 30 years.  There’s no doubt about it.  We’re living in a toxic food environment.  But it doesn’t have to be this way. This week, […]

How 5,000 Year Old Medicine Combined with 21st Century Science Can Help You Live Longer

WHAT KIND OF DOCTOR are you?” It’s one of the most common questions I get when I lecture or travel. People want to know: Am I an alternative doctor, an integrative doctor, a holistic doctor, a natural doctor? The answer? I’m none of the above! In fact, I trained as a family doctor because I was interested […]

How to Create More Energy

New Paperback Editions!

I AM PLEASED that two of my four New York Times bestselling books are now available in new paperback editions. The UltraMind Solution had its paperback debut June 10, 2010; The UltraSimple Diet came out in a larger paperback format just months before. For more information on all my “Ultra” titles, visit this microsite.

Are your Hormones Making you Miserable?

ARE YOUR HORMONES out of balance? Does your life feel like a song played badly out of tune? If so, the problem may have to do with imbalances in your hormones, which are wreaking havoc on your body and mind. There is one hormone in particular I am going to focus on today, and it […]