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Food as Medicine

Is Coffee Good Or Bad For You?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

“Dr. Hyman, I’m so confused about coffee,” writes this week’s house call. “One day I read that it’s so bad for me and the next it’s good...

How To Fix Your Hormones And Lose Weight

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

“I’ve hit a stubborn weight-loss plateau,” writes this week’s house call, “even though I seem to be doing everything right, like eating the ...

My Favorite 5 Superfoods Belong In YOUR Diet

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

“Dr. Hyman, you often talk about superfoods and their benefits,” writes this week’s house call. “Can you share some of your favorites?” I re...

5 Ways To Raise Healthy Eaters

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

“Dr. Hyman, I’m about to start your Eat Fat, Get Thin Plan, which is completely different from the way my family normally eats,” writes this wee...

4 Steps to Getting Rid of Seasonal Allergies

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 07.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

“Dr. Hyman, I’ve been suffering from seasonal allergies for years,” writes this week’s house call. “Is there anything that I can do to make ...

Food For The Soul

Mara Karpel, Ph.D. | Posted 07.12.2016 | Fifty
Mara Karpel, Ph.D.

The research in nutrition has been finding, again and again, that a diet that is high in plant-based foods (fresh fruits and vegetables, beans, seeds, nuts, and whole grains), rather than the Standard American Diet, reduces the risk of the most deadly and disabling illnesses.

8 Tips to Ease Detox Discomfort

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.14.2017 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

"Dr. Hyman, every time I start a detox I feel awful and then give up," writes this week's house call. "All of these foods that supposedly make me feel...

Fatty Liver Is More Dangerous Than You Might Realize. Here's How to Heal It

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.14.2017 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

"My doctor says I have a fatty liver and I should stay away from fat," writes this week's house call. "Are high-fat foods the culprit here? Any tips t...

The Biggest 'Drug' to Reverse or Prevent Heart Disease Isn't a Medication

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.04.2017 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

To think we can treat heart disease by lowering cholesterol, lowering blood pressure and lowering blood sugar with medication is like mopping up the floor while the sink overflows.

8 Simple Hacks for a Better Night's Sleep

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 04.20.2017 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

I realized that lack of sleep adversely impacts my health. I know I have to make sleep a priority, so I give myself a goal to get seven or eight hours of sleep every night. By experimenting, I figured out that when I get eight hours of good sleep, I feel much more alert and focused.

How to Fix Your Gut Bacteria and Lose Weight

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 04.20.2017 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

I said it before and I'll say it again: The types of fat we eat matters. The wrong fats increase inflammation, promote the growth of bad bugs, and create resistance to weight loss. The right fats decrease inflammation and help with weight loss.

The Starch That Makes You Lean and Healthy

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 04.16.2017 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

I can understand the confusion surrounding why I would recommend potato starch, considering I've discussed how detrimental refined carbs (especially white, powdery substances) can be.

Is Coconut Oil Bad for Your Cholesterol?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 04.16.2017 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

At the same time, as MCT-rich coconut oil becomes more popular, it also becomes a concern among some folks because of its high amounts of saturated fat and potential for raising cholesterol.

Is Your Olive Oil Really Olive Oil?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 03.29.2017 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Honestly, even among people "in the know," it can be a real challenge choosing the right kinds of fats and oils. Quality ultimately becomes key here.

Why Fat Doesn't Necessarily Make You Fat

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 02.18.2017 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

All calories are the same in a laboratory when you burn them in a vacuum. However, your body is not a laboratory. It is an intricate, interconnected organism that simultaneously juggles thousands of duties.

Why Isn't Learning About Public Health A Larger Part of Medicine

The Conversation US | Posted 01.07.2017 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

Clinical medicine can treat patients when they are sick, but public health provides an opportunity to prevent disease and poor health. But too often, medical students don't get to learn about public health, or how to use it when they become doctors. That means many of today's students aren't learning about health care in a broader context.

9 Strategies for Glowing, Vibrant Skin

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

"How can I maintain healthy skin without spending a fortune on cleansers and other products?" asks my reader in this week's House Call. This is a grea...

10 Strategies to Prevent and Treat Breast Cancer

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 10.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Terrifying as the statistics can be, the good news is that you can implement a number of powerful, simple things to help prevent and treat breast cancer.

Butternut Squash RX

Dough Mamma | Posted 10.02.2016 | Taste
Dough Mamma

This dish is delicious, healthy, hearty, requires few ingredients and just a bit of time. Forge ahead this cold season with your Butternut squash dish by your side and allow food to be your medicine this fall.

7 Strategies to Start a Revolution and Make Cooking Fun!

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 08.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Super busy lives mean many of us shy away from cooking. Juggling to-do lists, demanding jobs, children's busy schedules, and perhaps less-than-stellar...

10 Strategies to Reverse Autoimmune Disease

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 07.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Autoimmune diseases, when taken all together, become a HUGE health burden. Among these are rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis,...

Why 'Skinny Fat' Can Be Worse Than Obesity

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 07.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

We have a big fat problem. America is a fat nation, and we are failing to solve our big fat problem. Failing big time. Almost 70 percent of Americans ...

From the Ivory Tower Kitchen: Why Can't We Touch This?

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 06.23.2016 | Taste
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

The term "farm-to-table" may be used ad nauseum these days and it means different things to different people. One of the most powerful aspects of buying local ingredients is the opportunity it presents for one to touch them.

6 Steps to Heal Your Thyroid

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

As I explained in last week's blog, the thyroid system plays a critical role in your metabolism. Along with insulin and cortisol, your thyroid hormone...

Fat, Tired and Inflamed -- Could It Be Your Thyroid?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 06.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Balancing all of your hormones, including sex hormones, adrenal or stress hormones, and thyroid hormones, becomes crucial if you want to heal. They ar...