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7 Strategies to Address ADHD

“My child has been diagnosed with ADD.  His doctors want to put him on stimulants like Ritalin. Is there anything we can do other than take medications?” Attention deficit disorder (ADD), today referred to as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is not a Ritalin deficiency, yet the use of these drugs is skyrocketing. One in ten […]

How to Fix Our Broken Health Care System

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 […]

Dr. Hyman’s Talk to TEDMED

Gluten: What You Don’t Know Might Kill You

SOMETHING YOU’RE EATING may be killing you, and you probably don’t even know it! If you eat cheeseburgers or French fries all the time or drink six sodas a day, you likely know you are shortening your life. But eating a nice dark, crunchy slice of whole wheat bread–how could that be bad for you? […]

Your Health is a Stewardship: An Interview with Rick Warren

Wild Fish? Farmed Fish? What Should I Eat?

IF I AM CONFUSED ABOUT WHAT FISH TO EAT and have spent my life studying nutrition and environmental science, then I imagine most people are confused. I am left with so many questions and had almost given up trying to figure it out.  Until I met Tim O’Shea, the founder of Clean Fish, Inc., a […]

Dr. Hyman’s Discussion about Omega-3 Fats on the Dr. Oz Show

WE HAVE ALL HEARD about the importance of healthy fats. The old “eat fat, gain fat” paradigm is giving way to a new, more nuanced understanding of dietary fat. The evidence is in: Some fats are essential for optimal health. And the king of the good fats are the omega-3s. Unfortunately, approximately 99 percent of […]

Educational Resources for Physician’s

THE FOLLOWING ARE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES I use on a daily basis. In my view they represent the best of the best sources of information, research, and ongoing training for physician’s. Institute for Functional Medicine Books, Training Programs, and More The goal of the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) is to serve the highest expression of […]

Paradigm Shift: The End of “Normal Science” in Medicine

WHAT FOLLOWS IS AN ARTICLE I wrote a few years ago that reviews the intellectual history of the pioneers in nutrition and the fathers of functional medicine. These revolutionary thinkers and scientists are responsible for re-framing our entire notion of nutrition and vitamin and mineral therapy away from its once limited use in the treatment […]

Urban Zen Slides

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Physician's Corner: Resources for Physicians

NAVIGATING MEDICAL RESEARCH, finding unbiased medical education and learning the skills to enable you to care for patients using the revolutionary principles emerging from that science is a difficult challenge whether you want to transform your practice, enhance your current knowledge base, or simply become more educated about treatments that more than half of your […]

Why Lead Poisoning May be Causing Your Health Problems

WE ARE TOO HEAVY — and I don’t mean overweight. We’re heavy with metals, not fat. Nearly 40 percent of us have toxic levels of lead in our bodies. And we don’t even know it. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have symptoms … You may have headaches, insomnia, irritability, a low sex drive, or […]