Our hormones don’t operate in a vacuum. They are interconnected, performing like a big musical symphony. When one becomes out of balance, others are sure to follow. Sex hormones, healthy blood sugar, and insulin balance are intimately linked. Spikes in insulin, and the insulin resistance that results from eating too much sugar and flour, can lead to acne, irregular menstrual cycles, and makeRead More
We are all programmed to like sugar. New research shows some of us are genetically much more prone to sugar and food addiction than others. I have observed this in my patients, but now it is becoming clear why some have more trouble kicking the sugar habit than others. Science clearly demonstrates that people can be biologically addicted to sugar in the same way they can be addicted to heroin,Read More
If you’re having concerns about the health of your liver, it might be time to kick your nasty sugar habit to the curb. Dr. Mark Hyman explains the dangers of fatty liver, and how sugar, rather than fat, may indeed be the primary culprit. Here’s all you need to know about fatty liver and, to top it off, a customized list of 7 life-changing tips for switching up your diet and lifestyle to heal oRead More
Is Alzheimer’s Really a Form of Diabetes? 8 Tips from Dr. Hyman on How You May Prevent and Reverse It!
Worried about the risk of dementia and memory loss that comes with aging? It might be time to cut out those refined carbohydrates and embrace healthy fats in your diet. Dr. Mark Hyman explains the risks and dangers of Alzheimer’s disease (what he calls “Type 3 diabetes”), and how unbalanced blood sugar levels may be a trigger. Here, Dr. Hyman explains what you need to know about memory loss,Read More
What is Dr. Hyman Cooking Today? Discover His Easiest, Healthiest Fall Meal Plan (and Secret Pumpkin Cookie Recipe!)
By Dr. Mark Hyman With the return of autumn comes the opportunity to savor some of my favorite healthy meals. Soups, stews, warm beverages, roasted veggies -- these are just a few of my favorite things to enjoy when it starts to get cool outside. Unfortunately, a lot of typical fall treats are filled with sugary, toxic chemicals, but it IS possible to enjoy this season without all the procesRead More
“Fat” is an enormous issue in this country. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 35% of Americans can be classified as obese and a whopping 70% of Americans are overweight. Being overweight or obese can increase your risk for a multitude of additional health problems including stroke, some cancers, heart disease, and depression. It can also seriously diminish quality of life.Read More