Tag Archives | Inflammation

5 Strategies to Prevent and Treat Cancer

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Today’s house call focuses on a topic very personal to me. “Mark, what would you do if you were diagnosed with cancer?” a friend recently asked. I’ve had a lot of time to think about this. I’ve sadly seen a lot of cancer in my life, both with my own family and with patients. The […]

This Simple Blood Test Could Save Your Life

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The next time you visit your doctor for blood work, make sure that along with your lipid profile you request a C-reactive protein (CRP) test. CRP measures the degree of hidden inflammation in your body. Mounting evidence underscores the critical role that inflammation plays in the development and continuation of diabesity. One study in JAMA: […]

The One Test Your Doctor Isn’t Doing That Could Save Your Life

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Insulin resistance doesn’t happen overnight. When most of your diet includes empty calories and an abundance of quickly absorbed sugars, liquid calories, and carbohydrates like bread, pasta, rice, and potatoes, your cells slowly become resistant to the effects of insulin. Your body increasingly demands more insulin to do the same job of keeping your blood […]

We’re Not Going To Take It Anymore

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Watch me on the Katie Couric show as I discuss Food and Lifestyle Prescriptions for Common Health Problems. For common health problems, there are often simple diet and lifestyle solutions that get to the root of the problem without the need for medication, which often does little more than mask the symptoms. What we eat, […]

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 […]

Inflammation: How to Cool the Fire Inside You That's Making You Fat and Diseased

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HOW CAN YOU, IN a week or less, get dramatic relief from all the symptoms you thought you had to live with the rest of your life? I’ll get to that in just a minute…. Last week, I showed you how addressing the toxins that make us sick and fat can help create long-term health, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dr. Hyman’s Talk to TEDMED

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5 Reasons High Fructose Corn Syrup Will Kill You

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IF YOU CAN’T CONVINCE THEM, CONFUSE THEM – Harry Truman The current media debate about the benefits (or lack of harm) of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in our diet misses the obvious. The average American increased their consumption of HFCS (mostly from sugar sweetened drinks and processed food) from zero to over 60 pounds […]

Your Health is a Stewardship: An Interview with Rick Warren

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