Author Archive | Mark Hyman, MD

Our Stolen Seeds: Ending the Grip of the Seed Monopoly

It’s time we took a whole-farm approach to agriculture. That means we can’t support food policy that subsidizes thousands of acres of corn, soy, and wheat that are turned into processed junk food; we can’t continually buy just one staple crop from the farmers’ market that took five other crops to successfully produce and think […]

Overcoming a Traumatic Brain Injury and Creating a Miracle Mindset with JJ Virgin

     Download MP3 1.7 million people suffer some type of traumatic brain injury each year in the US—from a mild concussion to coma to death. It is estimated that 5.3 million Americans suffer from a long-term disability from a traumatic brain injury. On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to JJ Virgin, […]

Why Making Food Taste Better Makes it Healthier

I’m a big believer in the farm to table movement, but with one major caveat: you can’t skim the cream! What I’m saying is that we can’t cherry pick when it comes to our crops, growing the same ones over and over (even if they’re grown organically), and assume that it is a sound ecological […]

The problem with our vanishing bacteria

I’ve seen thousands of patients over the years who give me a confused look when I tell them we need to work on their bacteria. Now, with the trend of probiotics and fermented foods like sauerkraut and kombucha, it’s becoming easier to understand what a beneficial impact certain types of bacteria can have on our […]

Three Days, Real Food, No More Insulin

Food is the biggest cause of disease, which places a massive economic burden on families, societies, and nations. Disease is expensive: people with diabetes, on average, need $16,752 worth of health care each year, which explains why 1 in 4 of our healthcare dollars are spent on it. You may think reversing disease is impossible, […]

What does your microbiome have to do with soil?

Like many of you, I’ve tried my fair share of diets. I grew up on a mix of home-grown produce, traditional Spanish and Jewish staples, and good old TV dinners. Then I became a vegetarian in college, buying buckets of tofu to share with my roommates during our communal dinners. As I learned more about […]

How to Redesign the Subconscious Mind from Limitation to Freedom with Peter Crone

     Download MP3 Who would you be if you weren’t defined by the limiting dialogue of your own mind? We exist within mental constructs that dictate our thoughts, feelings, and actions. Suffering is a byproduct of these mental constraints. To create an extraordinary life we have to reveal the limiting framework of our perceived […]

Why Your Health Depends on the Soil

In college, I read a book called The Soil and Health by Albert Howard. Little did I know, that book would forever change the way I viewed the relationship between dirt, food, bacteria, and human health. One key part of that relationship is the microbiome. Our microbiome is comprised of the trillions of bacteria, fungi, […]

Being Proactive in the Face of Alzheimer’s

I don’t just want to live a long life, I want to live a long, healthy, present life. That’s why I’m so passionate about taking proactive measures to support a healthy brain before alarming symptoms like memory-loss occur. Research shows there are multiple modifiable risk factors that influence the likelihood of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s […]

The State of Science for Sex, Aging, and Regenerative Medicine

Americans are living longer, but studies show we haven’t made progress with decreasing the level of disability that comes at the end of life. Luckily, there are plenty of preventative measures we can take to support health as we age and prevent the onset of dis-ease. That’s why, as I prepare to turn 60 this […]

How Disease Impacts the Economy

70% of annual deaths in the US are caused by chronic diseases; these preventable conditions are also the leading cause of disability, and they’re everywhere. The facts are pretty startling: 6 in 10 adults have a chronic disease and we now know that the economic burden of these amounts to more than $1 trillion annually. […]

New Science-Based Approaches to Treating Autism with Dr. Theresa Lyons

     Download MP3 Autism affects 1 in every 59 children in the US. This includes 1 in 37 boys and 1 in 151 girls, according to the CDC. The diagnosis of autism can be shocking and difficult for parents and families which may leave them feeling isolated, alone, helpless, and hopeless, but it doesn’t […]