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The Silent Killer: Diabesity

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

One of every two of you have a deadly disease that's making you sick and will kill you, and 90 percent of you don't even know you have it.

Back To School: How To Raise Healthier, Smarter, Fitter Children

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.10.2011 | Parents
Mark Hyman, MD

What can you do to help your child and what can we do as a nation to raise a smarter, fitter, happier generation of children? It is a two-part solution.

Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 10.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

What if Type 2 diabetes could be completely reversed? What if it weren't an inexorable, progressive disease that has to be better "managed" by our health care system with better drugs, surgery and coordination of care?

In It for the Long Run: Vegan Ultramarathoner Scott Jurek

Avital Andrews | Posted 08.17.2011 | Sports
Avital Andrews

A lot of people think ultramarathoning has long-term damaging effects on your body. That's where I feel like the diet has played a huge role. As a result of it, my body is able to withstand all the demands I put on it.

Why Your Genes Don't Determine Your Health

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Hyman, MD

The decoding of the human genome at the dawn of the millennium carried the hope and promise of the beginning of the end of human suffering.

Being Thankful, Being Giving

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Hyman, MD

As we all settle into the warmth of our families and communities over Thanksgiving, my heart, my thoughts and my prayers take me back to Haiti.

Is There A Cure For Autoimmune Disease?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Is there another way to treat the causes of autoimmune disease than powerful immune suppressive drugs that put patients at increased risk of infection and death?

The Link Between Poverty, Obesity And Diabetes

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Many poor people in this country are consuming an excess of nutritionally-depleted, cheap calories. This is happening for a reason: We have made calories cheap, but real food expensive.

Do Statins Cause Diabetes And Heart Disease?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Patients who lowered their cholesterol with statins had higher levels of insulin. Why is that important? Because elevated insulin levels are the first step on the road to diabetes.

Millions Die Due To Withheld Medical Treatment

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Medical care must include general lifestyle guidance--the mandates to eat a healthy diet and get regular exercise--individually tailored for both the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases.

Why Quick, Cheap Food Is Actually More Expensive

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

I ask you to consider: Have you ever made poor food choices because of cost? What is the REAL cost of this cheap food--the cost in dollars, on our health, on our environment?

Soy: Blessing or Curse?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

From the studies available, I can tell you that soy is neither as good as the proponents say, nor as evil as the critics claim. The key is to take all available evidence together and see what shakes out.

How to Stop Attacking Yourself: 9 Steps to Heal Autoimmune Disease

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

I will explain what autoimmunity is, how inflammation spirals out of control, describe some of the underlying causes for these fires in the body, and provide you with nine steps to cool the fires.

Is Hidden Fungus Making You Ill?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Problems related to yeast are usually ignored and not linked to patient's complaints. If a subject is not taught in medical school, it is assumed not to be real. This is a dangerous assumption.

3 Simple Steps to Eliminate Heartburn and Acid Reflux

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

In this week's blog, I'll explain why, but more importantly, I will outline a simple 3-step approach that will help you prevent acid reflux and heartburn by treating its underlying causes.

Why Eating a Low-Fat Diet Doesn't Lead to Weight Loss

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Pioneering research by Harvard Medical School's David Ludwig reveals the reason that low-fat diets do not work -- and identifies the true cause of obesity for most Americans.

Dairy: 6 Reasons You Should Avoid It at All Costs or Why Following the USDA Food Pyramid Guidelines is Bad for Your Health (VIDEO)

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

After all, everyone knows that you need milk to be healthy. In fact, dairy is nature's perfect food -- but only if you're a calf.

Why Lead Poisoning May Be Causing Your Health Problems

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

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.

Glutathione: The Mother of All Antioxidants

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

In today's blog I want to explain what glutathione is, why it's important, and give you 9 tips that will help you optimize your glutathione levels and protect help yourself from chronic illness.

Resveratrol -- Eat Whatever and Live to 120?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

"Live to 120 years old by eating as much as you want and drinking lots of red wine!" That's the intriguing finding of a recent study from Harvard researcher David Sinclair and his group.

5 Simple Steps to Cure IBS (VIDEO)

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

For over 15 years I have been successfully treating irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive conditions using a methodology that helps identify and remove the underlying causes of this condition.

How to Rid Your Body of Mercury and Other Heavy Metals: A 3-Step Plan to Recover Your Health

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

I will provide you with a clear, three-step plan to help you detoxify from mercury and other heavy metals and recover your health. I have used this plan successfully and safely with patients over the last 10 years.

Mercury: How To Get This Lethal Poison Out Of Your Body

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

There's no doubt about it, mercury is the most alarming, disease-causing source of environmental toxicity that I see daily in my practice.

Is There Toxic Waste In Your Body?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Eighty thousand toxic chemicals have been released into our environment since the dawn of the industrial revolution, and very few have been tested for their long-term impact on human health.

How To Eliminate Migraines And Headaches In Less Than A Week

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

More than 10 million Americans have migraines creating a burden of mostly unnecessary suffering. These severe, nearly disabling headaches can occur once a year to three to four times a week.