Author Archive | Mark Hyman, MD

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Eggs Don’t Cause Heart Attacks – Sugar Does

FEBRUARY 10, 2014 | VOL 22 Eggs Don’t Cause Heart Attacks — Sugar Does It’s over. The debate is settled. It’s sugar, not fat, that causes heart attacks.  Oops. Fifty years of doctors’ advice and government eating guidelines have been wrong. We’ve been told to swap eggs for Cheerios. But that recommendation is dead wrong. […]

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Feel Like Crap? Need a Detox?

FEBRUARY 3, 2014 | VOL 21 Feel Like Crap? Need a Detox? Detox is big these days. Everybody’s talking about it and trying it—juicing, fasting, cleansing, odd diets, colonics, and more. There are ancient healing systems that teach about detoxification, including Ayurveda. And each approach has its pros and cons. But I think that America […]

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Confession of a Food Addict

JANUARY 28, 2014 | VOL 20 Confession of a Food Addict It’s true. I admit it. I am a food addict. I used to eat Grape Nuts and ice cream for breakfast. I invented Oreo cookie ice cream. When I was a kid in the 1970s, I would come home from school and get a […]

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Food Addiction: Could It Explain Why 70 Percent Of America Is Fat?

JANUARY 20, 2014 | VOL 19 Food Addiction: Could It Explain Why 70 Percent of America Is Fat? OUR GOVERNMENT AND FOOD INDUSTRY both encourage more “personal responsibility” when it comes to battling the obesity epidemic and its associated diseases. They say people should exercise more self-control, make better choices, avoid over-eating, and reduce their […]

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Should I Stop My Statins?

JANUARY 6, 2014 | VOL 17 Should I Stop My Statins? You’ve probably heard of Lipitor, Zocor, and Crestor. You may even be taking one of these cholesterol-lowering drugs, which are known as statins. They are the most commonly prescribed medication, and for years, they’ve been touted as the best way to manage cholesterol. Now, […]

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5 Steps To Solve Your Migraines

DECEMBER 27, 2013 | VOL 16 5 Steps To Solve Your Migraines Migraines are a big problem. They affect millions of people and are responsible for billions of dollars in healthcare costs. In fact, they’re one of the most common reasons people end up in the emergency room. The question we really need to ask […]

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The Flu Shot: Helpful or Harmful?

DECEMBER 13, 2013 | VOL 15 The Flu Shot: Helpful or Harmful? The government says everybody should get the flu shot every year. But does it work? Is it safe? And do we really need it? One very reliable way to determine the effectiveness of the flu shot is to look at the database analysis […]

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