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Food Is Medicine

Slow Carbs, Not Low Carbs: The Truth About Low-Carb Diets

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 09.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

The truth is more complicated. You see, "carbohydrates" encompasses a huge category. A hot fudge sundae and cauliflower both fall into the "carbs" category, yet they are entirely different foods.

How Do I Naturally Balance Female Sex Hormones?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

"My hormones feel so out of balance," a female patient will tell me. "I'm tired of feeling crappy and terrible all the time. Do I need to do hormone r...

5 Strategies to Help Prevent and Treat Cancer

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 08.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

The problem is that conventional medicine protocols have a lot wrong when it comes to cancer. We are good at cutting it, burning it, and poisoning it with surgery, radiation, and drugs, but many doctors fail to treat the cause of the cancer.

7 Strategies for Optimal Sun Safety

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Like most things, sun safety involves finding balance. The key is not overexposure or avoiding exposure altogether, but to bask in the sun's rays for a few minutes at a time.

How to Make Dinner Conversation Deeper and More Meaningful

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 06.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Cooking together and having friendly conversation needn't become time consuming or otherwise burdensome. Start with one night a week. Make it mandatory, require everyone to put away technological gadgets, and make dining together an event.

7 Simple Swaps for Health Without Big Diet Changes

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Taking back our kitchens and embracing the act of cooking real food is probably the single most important thing that any one person can do to create a healthy, sustainable food system. It is also a magical alchemy that transforms individual ingredients into ambrosia and pleasure.

Why Focusing on Calories Misses the Bigger Picture for Your Weight and Health

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Rather than subscribing to the antiquated calories in/calories out model for weight loss and good health, focus on powerful, gene-altering, whole, real, fresh food that you cook yourself can rapidly change your biology.

Why Doing Nothing Is the Key to Happiness

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Over the course of my life I've come in and out of practicing stillness, but whenever I return to it, it feels like home. There are thousands of ways to meditate -- traditional mindfulness meditation is the simplest and most accessible, but any form can work.

Is Your Kindness Killing You?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

I admit it.  I am a "nice-a-holic."  It's hard to share this because it is embarrassing, but I have learned that I am happiest when I tell the truth...

This Simple Blood Test Could Save Your Life!

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Couple the Standard American Diet -- with its abundance of vegetable oils, trans fats, and sugar -- with high stress levels and crappy sleep, and you've got a surefire recipe for chronic inflammation.

The Healing Dinner Party

Felice Shapiro | Posted 11.11.2013 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Our religion is food-focused and as such, whenever there's some praying to be done, we open our recipe books way more enthusiastically than we do our prayer books.

How To Make Food Your Medicine

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 10.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

Most of us are conditioned to think that taking a pill out of a bottle will make us feel better. We don't generally think that fresh vegetables and fruit count toward healing. But it's true, food is the most powerful drug we have.

Using Food as Medicine and Our Ally

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 02.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

The next time you hear your doctor tell you to eat your vegetables and to avoid fatty processed pro-inflammatory foods, just remember that it's not just your doctor who's telling you that... your body is screaming to you for the same thing as well.

Let Food Be Thy Medicine: Top 10 Healing Foods Of The Decade

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

The past decade has presented an explosion of clinical research to show specifically what health benefits individual foods can offer, identifying the various nutrients associated with these benefits.