Tag Archives | Food Allergies

How Hidden Food Sensitivities Make You Fat

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Think food allergy and you might conjure the worst-case scenario, like a child going into anaphylactic shock after exposure to peanuts. No doubt, a severe food allergy is scary. But it’s also relatively rare. A much more common scenario is an adult with a low-grade food allergy to, say, gluten who never pinpoints the cause […]

Three Hidden Ways Wheat Makes You Fat

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Gluten-free is hot these days. There are books and websites, restaurants with gluten free menus, and grocery stores with hundreds of new gluten free food products on the shelf.  Is this a fad, or a reflection of response to a real problem? Yes, gluten is a real problem.  But the problem is not just gluten.  […]

Why Eating Dinner is Better Than Seeing a Doctor

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MEDICINE JUST DOESN’T come in pills. In many cases, it’s as close as your fork or your spoon.  That’s right. Your meals can be powerful medicine — if you eat the right kinds of foods. Today, I’d like to tell you about my recent trip to China. While there, I was reminded of how the […]

Get Your LYFE Back: Vote with Your Fork

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Everybody has thought of it, but no one has done it. And we desperately need it! How do we get food that tastes better than what you find in almost any restaurant or chain in America for a fraction of the cost? How do you “eat good, feel good and do good” when you eat […]

Mark Hyman Discusses a “Systems” Approach to Health Care

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Answers to Questions from My Recent Twitter Party

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I recently held a Twitter Party in the lead up to The UltraSimple Diet Challenge some of you just completed with me. The party and the challenge were fun opportunities to connect directly with some of you and answer your questions. For those who weren’t able to attend the party, I thought you would be […]

Dinner is a Date with the Doctor: 5 Asian Superfoods

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Medicine doesn’t always come in a pill. In fact some of the most powerful medicines are delicious and can be found at your local supermarket or “farmacy”. Healing foods have been used for centuries in Asia as part of the cuisine. In Asia food and medicine are often the same thing. Here are five foods […]

Why You Should Not Stop Taking Your Vitamins

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Do vitamins kill people? How many people have died from taking vitamins? Should you stop your vitamins? It depends. To be exact, it depends on the quality of the science, and the very nature of scientific research.  It is very hard to know things exactly through science. The waste bin of science is full of […]

Back to School: How to Raise Healthier, Smarter, Fitter Children

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SCHOOLS HAVE BECOME HAZARDOUS health zones full of empty calories, junk food, and stripped-down physical education programs that are cultivating a nation of fatter, dumber, and more aggressive kids. In the film, The Social Network, Mark Zuckerberg tells his friend that there are more geniuses in China than there are people in the United States. […]

The UltraSimple Diet: Kick-Start Your Metabolism and Safely Lose up to 10 Pounds in 7 Days

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IMAGINE THAT YOU COULD solve most of your health problems AND lose up 10 pounds in just 7 days. That’s an amazing claim — but it IS possible. For those of you who have been reading my blogs and books, you already know this is possible. I have seen miracles occur so many times in […]

Six Ways I Changed My Life and How You Can Change Yours

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I admit it. I was addicted to sugar, caffeine, and adrenalin. I am a recovering dopamine addict, and it almost killed me. Twenty years ago, as a freshly minted doctor, I swallowed the propaganda that doctors are invincible, that “MD” stood for “medical deity.” During my training, one of my surgical residents told me, “Real […]

New Research Finds Diabetes Can Be Reversed

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I have recently spent more time in drugs stores than I would like helping my sister on her journey through (and hopefully to the other side of) cancer. Rite Aid, CVS and Walgreens all had large diabetes sections offering support for a “diabetes lifestyle”—glucose monitors, lancets, blood pressure cuffs, medications, supplements and pharmacy magazines heavily […]