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Lenox, MA, United States

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Past articles by Mark:

Is the Impossible Burger Healthy?

Dr. Mark Hyman tells Katie Couric about the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat Burger. Is the Impossible Burger healthy? What’s in it? Is it the same as a veggie burger? Is it good for the environment? → Read More

The Doctor's Farmacy with Paul Hawken

The news about climate change seems grim but my guest on this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is here to give us hope. Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, author, and activist who has dedicated his life to environmental sustainability. → Read More

Dr. Mark Hyman: Should We All Avoid Gluten?

Twenty years ago, most people didn't know anything about gluten. People didn't even know how to spell gluten. Now gluten-free diets have become all the rage. But are celiacs the only people who should be on a gluten-free diet? → Read More

Dr. Mark Hyman: Should We All Avoid Gluten?

My guest on this week's episode of The Doctor's Farmacy is here to say no. Clearly, gluten is a staple of the American diet. What most people don't know is that gluten can cause serious health complications for many. You may be at risk even if you don't have full-blown celiac disease. In my own practice, I've noticed that gluten... → Read More

What Should You Drink?

You need to drink one thing and one thing only to be healthy: plain water. Of course, if the majority of our population followed this advice, I wouldn’t need to write a whole chapter about beverages in Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? But I did, because we’re choosing drinks containing sugar, artificial sweeteners, … → Read More

Why Being a Health Nut Can Save Your Life

Nuts are fattening, right? Well no, just the opposite. Americans have never expected much from nuts. We tend to eat them from bowls while sitting around a bar drinking beers, or scarf down stale peanuts from those tiny bags on a plane. Even at the supermarket, jars of nuts and seeds are found in … → Read More

Are you confused about what to eat? Here’s why…..

I have a question for you…. Are you confused about what to eat? Let’s do a pop quiz, keep a mental note as you read this. Are these statements true or false: Oatmeal is a healthy breakfast and prevents heart disease. Butter causes heart disease. Egg whites are healthier than whole eggs because they don’t … → Read More

The Number One Tool You Need To Get Healthy

My patients and readers tell me that one of the biggest obstacles they face on their path towards better health is lack of support. I always say that getting healthy is a team sport, and unfortunately, many of us are lacking the positive encouragement and supportive relationships we need in order to move toward our … → Read More

5 Things We Learned from the Broken Brain Docuseries

What an incredible few weeks it’s been! I want to thank everyone who tuned in for the Broken Brain docuseries which told the story of my own healing journey, along with those of numerous experts and patients who were also able to make miraculous recoveries from a broken brain. There were so many highlights from … → Read More

Time for a Smoothie Makeover!

Tomorrow is the last day of our Broken Brain docuseries. I hope it has inspired you to begin prioritizing your brain health, which really means prioritizing your health in general. Your brain is connected to every other system in your body, so to heal your brain you must first heal your body. In the spirit … → Read More

My Daily Routine for a Better Brain

My Daily Routine People always want to know what I eat and do every day to stay energized and focused with everything on my plate. I talk a lot about cutting sugar and processed carbs and eating real, whole, fresh foods, exercising, and meditating—but everyone wants to know if I walk the walk! The truth … → Read More

Boost Your Brain Power with This Slow Roasted Salmon

My docuseries, Broken Brain, goes live today! To celebrate we have another brain-boosting recipe. Today’s tasty dish is one of Parsley Health‘s favorites and was created by Lily Kunin from Clean Food Dirty City. Not only is this meal delicious, but salmon is high in omega-3’s which are essential for optimal brain function. As an added boost, … → Read More

Is Your Brain Broken?

I know this might seem like a silly question, but it’s one that I had to ask myself a long time ago when I suddenly became depressed, anxious, and fatigued. The answer was quite obvious to me. Something was definitely wrong with my brain and my body. But sometimes, a broken brain is not obvious … → Read More

How Traumatic Stress Fuels the Flame of Gut Issues (and Arthritis!)

Hey everyone! Dr. Hyman here. I want to introduce you to my friend, Dr. Susan Blum. I recently wrote the forward for her new book, Healing Arthritis. I have invited her to talk about the ways that traumatic stress can effect your gut health and some exercises to help bring your gut back into balance. Here’s what Dr. Blum had to … → Read More

Leafy Green Turkey Tacos

It’s week two of our six-week series of healthy, brain-boosting recipes to celebrate the upcoming debut of my new docuseries, Broken Brain! Today’s recipe comes from one of our guest experts in Broken Brain, Dr. Terry Wahls. Dr. Wahls was diagnosed with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four … → Read More

Harissa Spiced Cauliflower with Toasted Pistachios

We have an exciting announcement: Over the next six weeks, we will be featuring a series of healthy, brain-boosting dishes to celebrate the upcoming debut of my new docuseries, Broken Brain! Today’s recipe comes from Dr. Rupy Aujla, a master of using food as medicine and one of our guest experts in Broken Brain. Cauliflower … → Read More

Can You Reverse Cognitive Decline?

Many doctors would say no. In fact, I’ve had several patients who have received a diagnosis of dementia and are told that there is no treatment that can truly stop or reverse the progression of this brain disorder. Compassionately, they’re told to get their affairs in order. For so long we believed that the brain … → Read More

Spicy Cucumber Mint Smoothie

Smoothies are a great way to start the day! When properly prepared like this one, smoothies can be nutrient dense and full of protein, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. This Spicy Cucumber Mint Smoothie is not only delicious, it also activates the metabolism, sustains energy levels, and stabilizes blood sugar. Click here to view PDF … → Read More

Top 5 Blog Posts of the Year

In honor of the holiday, my team and I have decided to take a break from posting our normal House Call video. Instead, I wanted to share my top 5 favorite blog posts from this year. And oh what a year it’s been! We’ve covered a lot of great topics – like coconut oil, sugar, antibiotics, … → Read More

What the Heck are Mitochondria?

“I have heard a lot of talk about mitochondria,” a reader tweets. “ What is it and why is it so important?” I love telling people about mitochondria. Discovering the importance of mitochondria and how to optimize their function was a huge part of my personal healing journey. Mitochondria are key energy sources for our … → Read More