Author Archive | Mark Hyman, MD

Finding the Farmacy in Your Fridge

Eating the rainbow means a lot more than just an Instagram-worthy plate of food—it means you’re getting a greater diversity of nutrients to protect your body from dis-ease. And it’s not just fruits and vegetables. All of the real, whole foods hiding in your fridge and pantry have incredible benefits waiting to be enjoyed, so […]

Putting out the Fires of Addiction with Dr. John Kelly

Download MP3 Drug overdose and opioid-related deaths continue to grow at an alarming rate in the United States. According to the CDC, more than 700,000 people died from drug overdoses between 1999 and 2017, and on average, 130 Americans die from an opioid overdose every day.  On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks […]

How Chefs Can Be Doctors, and Doctors Can Be Chefs

Many of us are in the middle of an identity crisis when it comes to what we eat.  We’re pulled one way or another about macronutrients and labels, all the while missing the most important concept of all: food is medicine.  We can align our foods to feed our health and get incredible flavor and […]

Protein and Your Health: What you need to know

Protein has become the emotionally charged macronutrient that no one wants to talk about. The debate of plant-based versus animal-based sources has divided us, while carbs and fat have taken center stage as the most important nutrients to watch for good health. But protein deserves some attention. After all, it’s derived from the Greek word […]

Is meat needed to build muscle as we age?

Protein has been a hotly debated topic in the world of nutrition for quite some time. Some folks say we should get it strictly from plant-based sources, others advocate that animal products are a better option. And then, somewhere along the way, protein became the black sheep of macronutrients, as the focus shifted to carbs […]

The Secret to Better Sleep? Stop Doing This One Thing with Dr. Mark Burhenne

Download MP3 How many times have you chalked up weight gain, brain fog, and feeling tired to getting older? The many symptoms we assume to be a natural part of the aging process are far too often related to one single pillar of health: sleep. In fact, 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, yet […]

Are we eating too much (or not enough) protein for good health?

These days, we hear a lot about carbs versus fats. But what about protein? It’s become the forgotten macronutrient. But protein plays an essential role in good health. So despite the emotional response it elicits in many, it’s about time we pay it more attention. Protein is responsible for the growth and maintenance of new […]

A new approach to anxiety, depression, fear of death, addiction, and more

The moment you get a cancer diagnosis, everything changes. Not only does it create a major sense of overwhelm and uncertainty, but it often comes with an onset of anxiety and depression as well.  A renewed look at old interventions has found an interesting way to treat the emotional distress that is associated with life-threatening […]

Why Psychedelics Deserve Another Chance

In the early 1950s, psychedelics began gaining steam for their numerous therapeutic values. Early clinical trials showed impressive benefits for helping alcoholics get sober. Other studies found psychedelics could allow repressed memories to more easily come to the surface and result in greater results when used with psychotherapy. And this isn’t even the true origin […]

Treating Chronic Pain with Stem Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine with Dr. Shounuck Patel

Download MP3 More than 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain according to the CDC, a debilitating reality that costs the country upward of $635 billion each year in treatment and lost productivity. At the same time, the United States is in the midst of a prescription painkiller epidemic. Widespread over-prescription of painkillers has resulted […]

How do psychedelics help you reach enlightenment or at least happiness?

As we see the amount of information and technology we have access to growing, we also gain a stronger view of universal human tendencies that are overarching in time and culture. One of those that is particularly fascinating is our desire to change consciousness, to alter our brain and our mood, whether it’s with drugs, […]

The real reason you haven’t met your health goals

Throughout my career (and my own health crises), I’ve seen one major thing that can make or break our ability to achieve a goal: mindset. We all start at different places when it comes to achieving better health. Some people want to heal from a chronic disease or overcome a life-threatening diagnosis, others just want […]