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Food as Medicine

5 Simple Juices and Smoothies to Help You Detox

Vanessa Cunningham | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Cunningham

These five simple juices and smoothies will provide your body with the vital nutrients and fiber needed to assist in the detoxification and elimination process.

Feel Like Crap? Need a Detox?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

The most powerful, simplest, and most delicious detox is available to anyone, anywhere, any time by eating real, whole, fresh food. The body has extraordinary healing and reparative systems. They just need to be activated by taking out the bad stuff and putting in the good stuff.

Eggs Don't Cause Heart Attacks -- Sugar Does

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Oops. Fifty years of doctors' advice and government eating guidelines have been wrong. We've been told to swap eggs for cereal. But that recommendation is dead wrong. In fact, it's very likely that this bad advice has killed millions of Americans.

Confession of a Food Addict

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

I am a recovering food addict. I don't go looking for sugar, and my body is leaner and fitter than ever with the same amount of exercise or less. I walk right by the bakery, the candy aisle, and even the Häagen-Dazs stores, which I could never do before.

When Life Isn't Working According to Plan...

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

We all have dreams -- dreams for love, for career, for our bodies, for our finances, for our health, for "fill in the blank." But often our beliefs, theories and thinking get in our way of having full on happiness and living into our dreams.

Should I Stop My Statins?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

I believe, in the next 10 years, we're going to see a backlash against statins. In fact, we're starting to see it already. We're seeing now that they may not benefit everybody we thought they would. And we're seeing that there are some serious risks involved.

5 Steps to Solve Your Migraines

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Migraines are a big problem. They affect millions of people and are responsible for billions of dollars in health care costs. The question we really need to ask isn't, "How do you treat a migraine?" but rather, "What is causing the migraines?"

Addressing the ADD/ADHD 'Epidemic'

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer The holiday season brings a buzz of excitement and activity, but for those ...

Never Eat These FrankenFats

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Recently, the FDA issued a ban on all trans fats, deeming them unsafe for human consumption, and it's about time! For more than 20 years, the science has shown these fake FrankenFats to be hazardous to our health. Thankfully, the government has finally caught on.

Fat Does Not Make You Fat

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Fat doesn't make you fat. Sugar makes you fat. Eating good fats can actually help you stay healthy. So, eat good quality fats and real, whole, fresh food, and don't worry about it.

Stocking Up on Seasonal Superfoods

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Our relationship with food is constantly evolving. In the past few years, m...

How to Eat Well and Feel Well for Thanksgiving and Christmas

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

A question I am often asked at this time of year is, "With the holidays just around the corner, how can I make healthy meals that are also delicious?"

Setting the Record Straight on Supplements

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

So many people today are confused about supplements. Even many doctors, nutritionists, and other health experts are uncertain. Why? Because there's so much conflicting information in the media.

Why You Should Never Eat High Fructose Corn Syrup

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

In America today, we are eating huge doses of sugar, especially high fructose corn syrup. It is sweeter and cheaper than regular sugar and is in every processed food and sugar-sweetened drink. Purging it from your diet is the single best thing you can do for your health!

How a Light Bulb Can Help You Sleep Better

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Light plays a crucial role in helping the body function normally and produce the right amount of the essential hormone melatonin.

The Biggest Medical Discovery of Our Lifetimes: Finding the Cure for Chronic Disease

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Many people are searching for functional medicine doctors because they're unsatisfied with what conventional medicine offers. They're unhappy with the way conventional doctors think about their health. They're discouraged by the focus conventional medicine places on just suppressing symptoms.

Is Milk Dangerous for Your Health?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

A recent study out of Harvard found a lack of data proving that eating dairy leads to better bones, weight loss, or improved health. The researchers found, instead, a number of serious health risks, including cancer, tied to dairy consumption.

Are You Sick and Tired? Maybe It's Your Thyroid

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

All of these symptoms are potentially related to low thyroid function or what we call hypothyroidism. They can negatively affect your quality of life, but when you correct your thyroid function, you can get rid of these symptoms.

8 Steps to Stop Your Nighttime Binges

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Do you sometimes sneak a late-night snack, even after you've had a big dinner? Or worse, do you find yourself hungry and craving sugar and carbs at night? You may think you're alone, but nighttime eating is a common problem.

6 Steps to Healthy Cholesterol

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

The truth is, your body needs cholesterol in order to function properly. So, it's not about having lower cholesterol; it's about having the right type of cholesterol.

7 Steps to Reverse Acid Reflux

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

44 percent of Americans have heartburn at least once a month. 25 to 35 percent have reflux. It causes tremendous problems, and nobody is asking why. Is there some other factor that's driving this epidemic?

Do You Have a Fatty Liver? 90 Million Americans Do!

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

The most common disease in America is something you probably never heard of, but it affects 90 million Americans and is a major risk factor for diabetes, heart attacks, and even cancer.

Breathe Easy: Addressing the Root Causes of Asthma

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Asthma results from inflammation in the lungs. Rather than suppressing inflammation with powerful steroid medication (which is what most inhalers contain), we need to ask a different question.

Push the Pause Button on Adrenal Burnout

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Chronic, unremitting stress takes a heavy toll on our health. Over time, it can lead to burnout of the adrenal glands, making it impossible for your body to respond normally to the stresses of life, leaving you feeling tired and crummy most of the time.

How To Cure Irritable Bowel Syndrome In A Few Days

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Through the science of functional medicine, a new way of thinking about how to solve this (and every other!) complex health problem, you can fix this problem quickly by simple changes in diet and a few other simple strategies.