49 Articles by Mark Hyman, M.D.

Mark Hyman, M.D.

What I Tell My Patients Who Want To Sleep Better Naturally

I knew I had to make sleep a priority for my health. Here are the six strategies that worked.

Mark Hyman, M.D.
May 23 2016

What I Always Tell My Patients Who Want To Heal From Depression

As a functional medicine doctor, I take a different approach to depression: I look for the underlying cause. We eliminate things that cause imbalances...

Mark Hyman, M.D.
May 3 2016

9 Lifestyle Changes I Always Recommend To Patients With Autoimmune Diseases

Identifying and eliminating the root cause of autoimmune diseases requires detective work, trial and error, and patience—but the results are worth it....

Mark Hyman, M.D.
April 25 2016

7 Things I Always Tell My Patients Who Want To Lose Weight

What works for you may not work for everyone. Everyone is different and has different biochemical needs. But regardless of your genes, everyone can...

Mark Hyman, M.D.
April 15 2016

The Saturated Fat That Keeps You Full + Burns Fat: A Doctor Explains

By now, you probably know that eating fat won't make you fat. In fact, there's a unique fat I use every day that can actually keep you full and help...

Mark Hyman, M.D.
April 4 2016

Why Eating More Fat Can Help You Lose Weight: A Doctor Explains

I once feared fat, too. Now we know that good fats — like avocados and eggs — actually help us stay healthy and lean. Here's what I tell my patients.

Mark Hyman, M.D.
February 24 2016

The #1 Thing Derailing Your Weight Loss: A Doctor Explains

Even if you’re eating a healthy diet, there's one major factor that could derail your best efforts to become lean and healthy: not getting sufficient...

Mark Hyman, M.D.
December 12 2015

5 Things That Help Prevent Cancer (That You Can Actually Control): A Doctor Explains

No doubt, cancer is scary. However, the worst thing you can do is succumb to hopelessness. There are in fact things you can do to help lower your risk...

Mark Hyman, M.D.
November 15 2015

The Single Most Important Food To Eat For Weight Loss: A Doctor Explains

Traditional thinking suggests carbohydrates are bad for you.

Mark Hyman, M.D.
October 26 2015

7 Secrets To Eating Healthy When You're Short On Time & Money

The food industry wants us to believe that cooking is time-consuming, inconvenient, and expensive. Fast-food manufacturers and grocers have...

Mark Hyman, M.D.
September 7 2015

Do You Need Supplements If You Eat A Healthy Diet? A Doctor Explains

The question of supplements if very confusing for most people. After all, shouldn’t eating a whole, fresh, unprocessed foods diet provide all the...

Mark Hyman, M.D.
August 31 2015

What I Tell My Patients Who Want To Start Cooking Healthy Foods

Cooking gets a bad rap. I’ve heard all the excuses from my patients: It’s time-consuming, inconvenient, or difficult. But here's the reality: Many...

Mark Hyman, M.D.
August 25 2015

3 Ways To Shop Healthy When You're Strapped For Time

Time is a precious commodity these days. And unfortunately, our health often gets short shrift as we pack in more responsibilities and resort to...

Mark Hyman, M.D.
August 12 2015

How To Stop Overeating & Reach Your Healthy Weight: A Doctor Explains

Why do most diets fail? It's not because we're lazy or lack willpower. Almost every time, the reason diets backfire is because we restrict too much.

Mark Hyman, M.D.
August 7 2015

Why Food Addiction Isn't Your Fault + 7 Ways To Curb Cravings

When it comes to why so many people are overweight, studies show that food addiction — particularly addiction to sugar — is often the root cause.

Mark Hyman, M.D.
July 21 2015

Want To Start A Health Revolution? Begin In Your Kitchen

People sometimes ask me how to take on the multi-trillion dollar food industry and send a message that we’re tired of the sugary, processed,...

Mark Hyman, M.D.
July 13 2015

Why I Tell My Patients To Eat Breakfast If They Want To Lose Weight

Over my several decades as a doctor, I’ve seen numerous patients who struggle to lose weight. And more often than not, a quick look at their food...

Mark Hyman, M.D.
July 10 2015

What I Tell My Patients About Belly Fat + How To Get Rid Of It

Shockingly, about 69% of American adults are overweight, leading to an increased risk for numerous chronic illnesses, including heart disease, stroke,...

Mark Hyman, M.D.
June 30 2015

How To Boost Your Sex Drive (No Pills Necessary!)

You’ve probably seen ads in your favorite magazine about some special supplement that gives you magical powers in the bedroom. Maybe you’ve addressed...

Mark Hyman, M.D.
June 12 2015

5 Strategies To Reduce Your Toxic Load

When you hear the word “detox,” you might think drug detox, or alcohol detox, or wheatgrass enemas. That’s not what I’m referring to here. When I talk...

Mark Hyman, M.D.
June 2 2015