• 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…[Read more]

    • Hi, Dr. Hyman!

      Speaking of #1 — whole fresh foods — what is your position on watermelon, generally? Few folks speak to watermelon specifically, and I’m always curious — very sweet, but with lots of water to lighten the glycemic load, so I’m never sure where it stands!

      If context matters, I eat a little more than a pound of watermelon –…[Read more]

      • Hi Kelann,
        If your goal is effective blood sugar management, Dr. Hyman recommends limiting foods high in sugar such as watermelon. Did you know you can work with Dr. Hyman’s nutritionists virtually? For personalized nutrition coaching where you can receive 1:1 support with Registered Dietitians, please see:…[Read more]

    • Hi Sharon,
      Thank you for sharing your story and congratulations for making such great changes in your nutrition. I recommend that you discuss the Blood Sugar Solution Program with your doctor to work together to optimize your husband’s blood sugar. His nutrition and lifestyle can have an incredible impact on his health!
      Wishing you the best of…[Read more]

    • Hi Iris,
      Yes, you are correct. Watermelon has a high glycemic index, but a low glycemic load for one serving. This means that you would need to eat a lot to cause a spike in blood glucose. Remember that everyone is different in how their body responds, so if you are working to optimize your blood sugar be sure to check your blood glucose after…[Read more]

    • Faye replied 1 week ago

      Will you please correct this erroneous information. A 2 hour glucose tolerance test only measures glucose. If you want the information about the insulin levels and glucose levels you need an insulin response test. Basically the same test. Just measures both levels. I asked and received a 2 hour glucose tolerance test and was very disappointed…[Read more]

    • Hey Pat, Hang in there. Give yourself credit for doing the right things. You’re aware of what’s going on and not in the dark about it.
      My husband had diabetes and all the food etc was re-evaluated.
      You may be able to tweek the food more. I’ve found that reading labels is key even when you’ve read them before, it can changed.
      Cooking from…[Read more]

    • Hi Lorie,
      Determining if coconut oil is appropriate for you depends on your overall health and risk factors. Coconut oil is a saturated fat and many health practitioners caution against over-using it for those at risk for cardiovascular disease. Coconut oil does not contain any cholesterol and can be an excellent addition to a healthy diet. …[Read more]

    • I’m a bit confused by the terminology on my recent glucose tolerance test results (which refer to “plasma”) vs. the fasting blood sugar results (which say “serum”). In both cases, the reference levels say that my results are normal, but when I compare numbers to the ones in this article, my numbers are high enough to put me in the pre-diabetes or…[Read more]

  • Vaccinations are among the most important advances in medicine in the last century. We have eradicated smallpox from the planet and dramatically reduced death and suffering from infectious disease around the […]

  • I have been hearing great reports from the participants in the recent four-week tele-series Design Your Health with my favorite life coaches at the Handel Group. So much was accomplished in such a short time that I wanted to share it with those of you who missed out on this event, so you could benefit from it, too.

    Most of the people who took…[Read more]

    • Hi Dr Mark

      I want so desperately for the detox solution to work but on the third day of this it threw me completely out of wack !!!
      Fruit first thing I. The morning for me I think is not enough carbs I have had my blood sugar tested been the orange pop fast done too and I am normal but when I tried the diet I get shaky and weak by about 10:00 am

  • Most of my patients can reset their metabolism by switching from sugar and processed foods to real, whole, fresh food. But there are some who need a more powerful reboot, a cleanse. And there are so many programs and cleanses out there—some good, some not. Some even include a lot of fruit juice, which can be a problem if you have diabesity or…[Read more]

  • These days, there are so many websites and Facebook pages offering an endless stream of health and wellness information, it’s easy to feel completely overwhelmed. What are the best sources? Who can you trust? To […]

    • Hi Rosemary,

      There are lots of great pages out there, this is just our list! Thanks for contributing!

    • Do get most of your recommendations. New favorite THE CONSCIOUS CLEANSE girls

    • Dr Michael Greger’s Nutritionfacts.org website and Facebook page is my source for science based nutrition information.

    • Shane Ellison was a drug chemist who saw first hand the unethical practices employed there. He has a great website called The Peoples Chemist. com. I am not much of a Facebook person so I don’t know if he has a page or not. But he blogs and has Youtubed a number of videos about health related issues including diet and weight loss. I think you…[Read more]

    • Hi Simonne,

      There are so many great pages out there, this is just our top 12. Thank you for contributing one of your favorites and thank you for the support! :)

    • Thank you so much for the support Drea!

    • Hi Pam,

      There are so many great pages out there, this is just our top 12! Thank you for contributing your favorites!

    • Thank you for sharing Andrea!

    • Hi Ginger,

      Thank you for sharing. We are also so glad you enjoyed having Dr. Hyman as a guest lecturer!

    • Hi Laurie,

      Congratulations on your success! What an achievement! Thank you for the support and for sharing :)

    • Nina,

      Thank you so much for sharing! There are so many fantastic pages out there—these are only 12 of our many favorites!

    • Thank you for sharing and reading Melissa!

    • Thank you for sharing Alicia!

    • Thank you for sharing Toby! :)

    • Hi Michael,

      Dr. Hyman’s page is included in his Top 12 because we are proud of the amazing community that his page has become! People from all over the world come together on this forum to ask questions, exchange ideas and help each other out. As you can see in the other comments from this post, people are sharing all of their own favorite pages…[Read more]

    • Hi Gina,

      Dr. Hyman’s page is included in his Top 12 because we are proud of the amazing community that his page has become! People from all over the world come together on this forum to ask questions, exchange ideas and help each other out. As you can see in the other comments from this post, people are sharing all of their own favorite pages as well! :)

    • Thank you for sharing Ahnnie!

    • And thank you for sharing yours Jodie!

    • Thank you Linda!

    • Thank you for contributing Susan!

    • Thank you for contributing your favorite pages Alan!

    • Thank you for sharing Dani!

    • Hi Saundra,

      We are so happy that Dr. Hyman’s 10-Day Detox Diet has helped you! And thank you for the support on your blog :)

    • Hi Carol!

      We are so glad you enjoyed Dr. Hyman’s Top 12 Facebook Pages! There so many awesome pages aside from our list! Thank you for sharing yours!

    • Thank you for sharing your favorite pages Arlene!

    • Hi Annie!

      We are so glad that Michelle Ross Nutrition’s page has had such a wonderful impact on you! Thank you for sharing!

    • Thanks for sharing your favorite pages Angela!! :)

    • Hi Dr. Chong!

      There are so many great pages out there, these are just 12 of Dr. Hyman’s many favorites. Thank you for contributing these!

    • Awesome, thanks for sharing your own page Mel! :) Be sure to post the website for us all to see when it is done!

    • You are so welcome Barbara! We are glad that Dr. Hyman’s Top 12 Facebook Pages has been a wonderful resource to you.

    • Thank you for sharing your favorite pages Cia!

    • Thank you for contributing Bobby!

    • All great sites to be subscribed to! Thank you for contributing Paul!

    • Hi Sue!

      I am glad that the Daniel Plan is serving you well! Thank you for sharing your own blog and page :)

    • Thanks for sharing Debbie!

  • The message pushed on us by our own government, health agencies, professional organizations and especially the food industry is this:

    It’s your fault you are fat. Just eat less and exercise more.

    But is there any evidence that’s true? Do 70 percent of Americans just wake up every day thinking, “I want to be fat! How can I eat more and…[Read more]

    • Hi Dr Hyman.Do you know if the Fed Up movie is going to come as far as Australia? Thank you so much for what you do!

    • Hi thank you for this information. Will the movie come to the metro Detroit MI area? Or possibly be available on line?

    • I would love to see it too. Another Aussie

    • What can I eat or take to improve the insulin receptors in the muscles?

    • Dr. Hyman is right on. It is truly a social ill now. Many are unaware of the glycymic affect of certain “foods”, and end up gaining more weight as time passes. They dont understand because they think they are not eating that much. It is about the sugar and the resulting insulin respnse.

    • Hi Pam,
      It sounds like you have a great start on reaching your health goals! Unfortunately Dr. Hyman cannot provide you personalized medical advice in this forum. In order to provide you the proper care you need we hope you will seek the attention of a local qualified Functional Med practitioner soon. To locate a doctor near you who practices…[Read more]

  • What if getting healthy had very little to do with obsessing over what you eat or worrying about how much you exercise? What if you could make weight loss and health automatic? In fact, research shows that is the […]

    • I really appreciate this article. I’ve never thought about taking more control over my environment (outside of the home) in order to help me succeed in my health goals…but it does make sense! Gotta go…have to pack my emergency food kit!

    • To Dr.Hyman”
      I:ve been on your program for awhile, and tried to lose wt. but I failed miserably. Everything I tried on your diet did not work for me. Now you say diet and exercise does not work. So what does?
      I tried to get rid of my diabetes High BP, Cholesterol, but your Books, your Vitamins, nothing has worked for me. So how can all these…[Read more]

    • I thank you for that info. I am up for bld. work, I will let her know about this .Thank you.
      Shirley. I will let you know how it goes.

  • The average person gains 11 pounds for every diet they go on. Even worse, when they lose weight, they lose muscle and fat. When they regain weight, they gain back all fat. And since muscle burns seven times as many calories as fat, their metabolism is slower than when they started the diet. The cruel fact is that they then need even less calories…[Read more]

    • Will power first comes from knowing something has to change to make you feel better about yourself. Once determination kicks in, help is needed to break the cycle of bad habits. Dr. Hyman’s program maintains that when we eat the right foods and exercise, we can break the bodily urges for the wrong foods. It won’t be will power that’s needed to…[Read more]

    • He tells you this because when you cut out all the processed foods you do not need will power. Miraculously all the cravings leave. The processed foods and sugar drive those cravings. I have followed him and the weight comes off and everything in your body feels better.

    • Thank you for this Dr Hyman. Brilliant and its true…. When your body is satiated with nourishing whole foods, you find you don’t need willpower!

    • I am reading both books from Dr Hyman, i have type II diabetes, I know it is that the insulin receptors are not working the way the should work , I have sent email to you and I have not received any answer, I have been eating, No gluten, no processed carbs except some low glisemic fruits, what supplements can I take to improve my insulin…[Read more]

    • We started with the 10-day detox and kept going. In seven weeks I’ve lost 21.5 pounds and my partner has lost almost 30. (Men lose so much quicker than we women!) We never thought we would want to stick with the program, but the results are too good to go back to old habits. After cooking every meal for four or five weeks, we started eating out,…[Read more]

    • You can find a functional medicine doctor in your area here http://www.functionalmedicine.org/

    • Hi Shelly!

      Yes – we love coconut oil and coconut butter for many reasons but mainly because of its lauric acid content which has been shown to help promote better immune function. Optimizing immune function is important when we are trying to cool off inflammation in the body. The saturated fat from coconut oil has been shown to be…[Read more]

    • Hi Christine,
      Thank you for your interest In Dr. Hyman’s work. Unfortunately he cannot provide you personalized medical advice in this forum. In order to provide you the proper care you need we hope you will seek the attention of a local qualified Functional Med practitioner soon. To locate a doctor near you who practices functional medicine…[Read more]

  • Erin Burnett talks with a nutritionist Mark Hyman, MD about people who follow a gluten-free diet but may not understand why.

  • Why Are We Fat? Is It Gluttony, or Is Your Fat Actually Hungry?

    What if everything you ever learned about weight loss was wrong? What if losing weight has nothing to do with calories—counting them or cutting them out by sheer willpower? What if, in fact, most health professionals (including doctors and dietitians), our own government and…[Read more]

    • Yes, I remember years ago when I was a child many called diabetes “sugar”. That is how they referred to the disease; so, I have always been under the impression that sugar causes diabetes. Interesting to hear that new “news” is old.

    • Hi Susan,
      Thank you for your comments and your interest in Dr. Hyman’s programs. You may be interested in the Blood Sugar Solution 12-Week Challenge that is starting on June 19. For more information, please see…[Read more]

    • Hi Sherry – PGX, that supplement and others for the detox can be found be found

    • Hi Derek, the idea is to avoid sugar not to replace it with something else. Use sugar as a drug – in very small doses. And all sugar is the same. If you have to ask “is ______ OK?” It isn’t.

      Artificial sweeteners should be avoided is an article with more information on the topic.

    • Hi Anna, great question and I understand your confusion! Rice is supposed to be good for us, right? White rice (rice that has had its husk, germ and bran removed), potato products and other refined carbs are stripped down from their whole form through processing down to the easily digestible (fast) carbohydrates raising the glycemic level and…[Read more]

    • You’re welcome Donna!

    • Hi Aida,
      Thank you for your interest In Dr. Hyman’s work. Unfortunately he cannot provide you personalized medical advice in this forum. In order to provide you the proper care you need we hope you will seek the attention of a local qualified Functional Med practitioner soon. To locate a doctor near you who practices functional medicine like…[Read more]

  • In a stunning review of the new film FED UP — one that draws the undeniable links between the food industry, sugar and the obesity epidemic — the New York Times offered a disturbing observation: The dietary recommendations for weight loss coming from both the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Beverage Association…[Read more]

  • The average American eats 152 pounds of sugar in a year. What is all this sugar doing to our health and why is this one of the greatest health crises of our time? Plus, find out why it’s so hard to kick your sugar habit.

  • CNN’s Bill Weir talks to Katie Couric and Dr. Mark Hyman about their new documentary “Fed Up” tying obesity to sugar.

  • The new movie, FED UP, out May 9th, finally tells the truth about food and childhood obesity. It is the movie we have been waiting for. It will change how we think and act forever about this problem. It is a powerful indictment of how the food industry hooks us on addicted processed foods laden with hidden sugars. It is story told through the…[Read more]

    • You can do anything for ten days, right? So I thought, why not me; why not now? My daughter started the detox four days after me, and we are both absolutely thrilled with the results! More energy, sleep better, don’t push the snooze button when the alarm goes off, thinking more clearly… And, best of all, I don’t even WANT cookies, donuts,…[Read more]

    • Hi Doc,

      Great article. You’re so meritorious to help a family in distress. My metta (loving kindness).

      To ALL who have caught the diseases like obesity, diabetes, hi-blood pressure, and hearth diseases, I strongly recommend you follow his articles.

      Just You, Just 1,
      Together We Can Help Change the World, One Healthy Person At A…[Read more]

  • Imagine a time when people died or suffered from incurable acute infections. Imagine a time before antibiotics — when women died of simple childbirth fever, when a bad chest infection could lead to death, when a strep throat caused heart failure, when limbs were amputated because of an infected wound. Those commonplace occurrences seem…[Read more]

    • I’m diabetic but not overweight. Will 10day detox cause me to lose weight.?

      • HI Charles,

        The exact results and how your body will respond to the detox vary from person to person. Beyond weight loss the 10 Day Detox helps break sugar & food addictions, jumpstart a healthy lifestyle, diminish fatigue and get you back to feeling great. That said, even if you aren’t looking to lose weight many have found the detox to be a…[Read more]

    • This all makes a lot of sense.
      I have read and re-read Dr. Hyman’s Blood Sugar Solution book and followed its advice to treat my husband’s diabetes and my pre-diabetes/hypoglycemia and my husband and I have been able to shed pounds, regulate our blood sugar levels and feel much better and therefore more optimistic about life.
      Thank you, Dr. Hyman!

    • Hi Ani,
      Thank you for your interest In Dr. Hyman’s work. Unfortunately he cannot provide you personalized medical advice in this forum. In order to provide you the proper care you need we hope you will seek the attention of a local qualified Functional Med practitioner soon. To locate a doctor near you who practices functional medicine like Dr.…[Read more]

    • Hi Lisa,
      Thank you for your interest In Dr. Hyman’s work. Unfortunately he cannot provide you personalized medical advice in this forum. In order to provide your daughter the proper care she needs we hope you will seek the attention of a local qualified Functional Med practitioner soon. To locate a doctor near you who practices functional…[Read more]

  • Mark Hyman, MD posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    In reply to: Tina Bennett posted an update New to the site. Just got the book yesterday and am in the process of reading it to see what all is involved in the 10 day detox. I am very skeptical, I hate to be that way, but I’ve […] View

    Hi Tina, welcome aboard!

  • I recently went to the book launch party for Reboot with Joe.  You might remember that movie Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead made by Joe Cross, a former finance guy who gained so much weight he looked like he “swallowed […]

    • We’re starting Day 4 of your 10 Day Detox Diet, and feel good. I can’t believe you we’re able to transition me off of coffee, without discomfort. Your plan works. I recommend it to anyone that wants to live and eat clean.

    • HI Moshile,

      While I cannot speak to your specific situation and you are undertaking a significant goal, the 10 Day Detox may be a good place to start for getting you back on track and kickstarting your new lifestyle. The detox deals with breaking food and sugar addiction that may be thwarting your long terms success. If that is too drastic for a…[Read more]

    • Hi Elizabeth,
      Yes, the vitamix blender retains the whole food – fiber and all!
      Wishing you the best of health,
      Dr. Hyman Staff

    • Hello Khali,
      Thank you for your interest In Dr. Hyman’s work. Unfortunately he cannot provide you personalized medical advice in this forum. In order to provide you the proper care you need we hope you will seek the attention of a local qualified Functional Med practitioner soon. To locate a doctor near you who practices functional medicine…[Read more]

  • SiriusXM Channel 106 radio show Just Jenny speak with Dr. Mark Hyman about the 10 Day Detox.

  • This is the movie the food industry doesn’t want you to see. FED UP blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and weight loss, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. […]

    • Is this appropriate for my 8 and 10 year olds to see?

    • I understand it, I believe it, I just dont know how to change 48 years of sugar abuse……Flour and sugar, is in everything! *sigh*

    • A powerful movie, where can I get a copy or access for people in Puerto Rico??? I practice the functional medicine way, teach my patients to heal through GAPS diet and Weston A Price principles, right now I’m giving talks and lectures about this theme here in Puerto Rico, this is a movie that has to be seen by everybody to create the change we need.

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