Tag Archives | Toxicity

A Pilgrimage to Bhutan: Making Sense of 2012 – Part I

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What we can be sure of is change, the unpredictability and shifting nature of life.   How we relate to that change determines everything – does it beat us down or hone us into more refined ways of being, does it tear apart what we know leaving nothing, or does it guide us into a deeper […]

Detox Made Safe and Simple

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With the holiday season right around the corner, there is no better time than the present to fortify our diet and cement healthy eating.  Ironically, while healthy eating is our birthright, for many of us it seems like taking the plunge into eating a whole foods-based diet is the equivalent to traveling to some distant […]

Should I Get the Flu Shot?

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While we are all trying to enjoy the change of seasons and soak up the beauty of fall, one question persists among the masses.  Should I get the flu shot? My team and I are constantly asked this question and while we can’t give a blanket statement for the general public, I wanted to take […]

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 […]

How to Fix Our Broken Health Care System

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SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY HAPPENED while I was flying back from Seattle to Philadelphia recently. I was there teaching other doctors about Functional Medicine at The Institute for Functional Medicine . The course was called Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice — a course that every doctor in America should attend. On that flight, I read a […]

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, […]

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. […]