Could a deficiency in a magnesium be to blame for some of your chronic health problems, lack of sleep or anxiety? In this week's UltraWellness blog, Mark Hyman, M.D. reveals why this "secret antidote to stress" works so well and tells you how to get more of it -- naturally. For more, see http://www.ultrawellness.com/blog.
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Fatty liver is a dangerous yet misunderstood disease. In America, it affects 90 million of us and 17 percent of our children.
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What's the most important molecule you've never heard of? In this week's UltraWellness blog, Dr. Mark Hyman gives you the lowdown on the "mother of all antioxidants" and tells you how you can boost it in your body -- naturally. To find out more, visit http://www.ultrawellness.com/blog
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I am often asked if there is a way to deal with autoimmune disease — the most common chronic disease – the most common question being “Is there any way to deal with this without taking powerful anti-inflammatory drugs that often have serious side effects?”
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I realize “superfood” carries a certain hype, but some foods do earn that status. Food is medicine. And some foods are more powerful medicines than others! Food is most powerful tool to create optimal health. Food is the first and most powerful drug in my arsenal to treat patients.
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60 million Americans suffer from IBS, and conventional medicine doesnt have a cure. In fact, many doctors will tell you the condition is all in your head. But there are ways you can treat the underlying causes of IBS. In this weeks UltraWellness blog Dr. Mark Hyman outlines 5 steps you can take to overcome IBS and heal from your digestive problems.
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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 top Harvard cardiologists are questioning current cholesterol guidelines. The data to support this claim isn't as solid as we thought, and we are now seeing that statins can cause some serious side effects, such as: • Muscle pain, damage, and aching • Mitochondrial damage • Type 2 diabetes • Neurologic problems such as memory loss • Sexual dysfunction Watch or read this week's House Call with me, Dr. Hyman to learn more about the health risks associated with statins and to find out how you can lower your cholesterol naturally. Learn more about how to take care of your heart in a way that supports your health rather than damages it. Wishing you health and happiness, Mark Hyman, MD
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The most common disease in America is something you probably never heard of, but it affects 90 million Americans and is a major risk factor for diabetes, heart attacks, and even cancer. It's called fatty liver, and it's caused by the 152 pounds of sugar and 146 pounds of flour in our diet. Fatty liver creates a whole cascade of issues, including: • Inflammation • Insulin resistance • Pre-diabetes and diabetes • Abnormal cholesterol • High blood pressure • Heart attack • Cancer Watch this week's edition of House Call with Dr. Hyman to learn about the root causes of fatty liver and how to fix it. Wishing you health and happiness, Mark Hyman, MD
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Do you have low thyroid function. Are you sure. In this weeks UltraWellness podcast, Dr. Mark Hyman tells you which tests you need to get a correct diagnosis, and shares his seven-step plan for combating thyroid problems. For more, see http://www.ultrawellness.com/blog
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MCT can also help you lose weight because it is quickly burned and metabolized. It gets absorbed directly from the gut into the liver and doesn’t get stored as fat but rather burned quickly and turned into energy. For many patients, MCT becomes that little nudge to help you drop those last 10 to 15 stubborn pounds that just won’t go away.
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Imagine eating 12 pounds of food a day -- and still staying thin and healthy. That may sound crazy, but it's exactly what our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate for millennia! And they didn't have any obesity or chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or dementia. The key was fiber. And in today's UltraWellness blog, Dr. Mark Hyman will tell you how increasing your daily intake of soluble fiber can help you reduce your appetite, lose weight, and protect you from chronic illness.
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Is a hidden, smoldering fire in your body coming between you and good health? This week on the UltraWellness blog, Mark Hyman, M.D. explains how inflammation causes chronic disease and weight gain -- and uncovers the link between food allergies and inflammation. For a more detailed look at this subject, please see the full text at http://www.ultrawellness.com/blog
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Do you suffer from acid reflux or heartburn? If so, you know how miserable that burning sensation in your gut can be. In this weeks UltraWellness blog, Dr. Mark Hyman outlines a 3-step program for addressing the underlying causes of heartburn and permanently freeing yourself from its effects.
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“My hormones feel so out of balance” a female patient will tell me. “I’m tired of feeling crappy and terrible all at the time. Do I need to do hormone replacement to feel better, or is there a natural way to get my hormones in balance?”
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www.ultramind.com -- Clip from upcoming public television special on The UltraMind Solution in which Mark Hyman, M.D. discusses how he reversed dementia in one of his patients. Using the techniques from The UltraMind Solution, Dr. Hyman worked to optimize this patient's underlying biology, which allowed the patient's body to automatically fix his brain. Dr. Hyman discusses a special molecule and a special supplement that are critical in this process. A sneak preview of the book is available at www.ultramind.com.
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Migraines are a big problem. They affect millions of people and are responsible for billions of dollars in healthcare costs. The question we really need to ask isn't, "how do you treat a migraine?" but rather, "what's causing the migraines?" The root cause of your migraine may not be in your head at all. In fact, it may be caused by many other factors. Watch or read this week's House Call with me, Dr. Hyman, to learn some simple things you can do to identify what may be causing your migraines and find out what you can do to fix them. Wishing you health and happiness, Mark Hyman, MD
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Acid reflux is a big problem. 44% of Americans have heartburn at least once a month. 25 to 35% have reflux. It causes tremendous problems, and nobody is asking why. Why are we suffering from reflux? What is the cause? Is it something we are doing or something we are eating? Is there some other factor that's driving this epidemic? Many things can trigger acid reflux: * Diet * Lifestyle * Stress * Smoking * Caffeine * Alcohol * Bacteria in your gut * Food sensitivities You don't need to live with this condition and there are solutions other than taking acid-blocking drugs to treat your symptoms. Watch this week's edition of House Call with Dr. Hyman to learn what things may be causing your acid reflux and how you can fix it at the source. Wishing you health and happiness, Mark Hyman, MD
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Well – to be frank, our poop and all the bugs that live in there are the great new frontier in medicine. Who knew!? The health of the 100 trillion bugs in your gut (which outnumber you 10 to 1) is one of the biggest things that impacts your health. Is it as simple as just taking a few probiotics or eating some yogurt? Not really – we have to learn how to tend the gut flora of our inner gardens by being selective of what we eat and how we live; feeding the good bugs and avoiding gut-busting drugs and habits– like eating too much sugar and starch, or consuming too much alcohol, or not managing our stress (yes, your gut bacteria are eavesdropping on your thoughts).
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Your adrenals are important because they help you respond to stress. If you have chronic stress, your adrenals get beat up, , and your energy plummets and it becomes difficult to manage your life. You could feel tired and wired, all at the same time. You might get palpitations or feel anxious or have trouble sleeping. You might crave salt. You may get dizzy when you stand up. You might have low blood pressure. You might even have sugar cravings, because your body can’t regulate your blood sugar properly. All these are clues that you could have adrenal problems.
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Are your vague, uncomfortable symptoms just a normal part of life - or are they signs of a bigger problem. In part one of an important two-part blog, Dr. Mark Hyman tells you how seemingly unrelated symptoms can signal a common chronic condition - and explains why your doctor may not take it seriously. For more, see http://www.ultrawellness.com/blog
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“My doctor says my LDL cholesterol is really high and he’s concerned,” is this week’s house call question. “Now you’re saying that I should eat more fat, which should improve my cholesterol. I thought fat was the last thing I should be eating with high cholesterol.” I know how confusing cholesterol and dietary fat has become. The media, many scientists, and even doctors still disseminate outdated research on nutrition. The reality is, most of us have little understanding about our cholesterol levels in our blood and the whole topic is much more complicated than we thought.
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To treat IBS, you need to address the underlying causes of why your digestion is not working. That’s where Functional Medicine comes in.
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Does your gut have a brain? Go to www.ultramind.com to find out. What does your brain have to do with your gut? Everything! In this weeks UltraMind blog, Dr. Mark Hyman shares groundbreaking information about your two—thats right, two—brains, and offers a simple, step-by-step plan for feeling better.
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Can you optimize the function of all the systems in your body and protect yourself from nearly all the diseases of aging simply by taking a few vitamins? You can, but you need to know which vitamins to take and how they work. In this weeks UltraWellness blog Dr. Mark Hyman explains the importance of methylation, and how maximizing it can protect your health long term.
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I’ve discussed different reasons for weight-loss resistance in past blogs. Many obstacles have nothing to do with what you eat or how much you exercise. Instead, they involve things like nutritional imbalances, chronic inflammation, metabolic challenges, leaky gut, changes in your microbiome, environmental toxins and your genes.
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Do you sometimes sneak a late-night snack, even after you've had a big dinner? Or worse, do you find yourself hungry and craving sugar and carbs at night? You may think you're alone, but nighttime eating is a common problem. Are you hungry after a big meal? Do you continue eating late into the night? It is one of the biggest reasons we gain weight. We eat and go to bed and store all that food around our bellies. Have you ever thought about why, not long after a big meal, you crave more food, more sugar, and more junk, and you want to have chips or sweets or other unhealthy foods? It's not a flaw in your personality. It's not some emotional issue that you have to fix. It's not some psychological trauma that you have to get over. It's simple biology, an imbalance of the hormones that regulate your appetite. Watch or read this week's House Call with Dr. Hyman to discover the simple steps you can take to balance your hormones, stop the cravings, and end the nighttime binges. Wishing you health and happiness, Mark Hyman, MD
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Could a slice of bread be the source of your health problems? Dr. Mark Hyman says yes! In this weeks UltraWellness blog, he explains how a common compound in many foods can trigger chronic disease and even raise your risk of dying—and he tells you how to eliminate it from your diet, safely and easily.
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Got milk? Plenty of people think its perfectly healthy to drink, and advertisements would have you eating dairy all the time. But it may not be as healthy as you think. In this weeks UltraWellness blog Dr. Mark Hyman gives six reasons you should avoid milk and explains why it may be at the very root of your health problems.
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In America today, we are eating huge doses of sugar, especially high fructose corn syrup. In recent history, we've gone from 20 teaspoons of sugar per person per year (in the form of fruit) to about 150 pounds of sugar per person per year. That's a half pound a day for every man, woman, and child in America. Sugar at that dose is a toxin. And high fructose corn syrup is the worst toxin. High fructose corn syrup is the real driver behind our current epidemic of obesity, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver, heart disease, cancer, and dementia. It contains mercury and other contaminants and is a marker of poor quality, processed food. Watch or read this week's House Call with me, Dr. Hyman to learn more about this poison in our food supply, where it hides, and how you can purge it from your kitchen and your life for good. Wishing you health and happiness, Mark Hyman, MD
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Scientists now calls Alzheimer’s disease “Type 3 diabetes.” What’s the link between Alzheimer’s and diabetes? Well, new research shows insulin resistance, or what I call diabesity (from eating too many carbs and sugar and not enough fat) is one of major factors that starts the brain-damage cascade, which robs the memory of over half the people in their 80s, leading to a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
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This bright green smoothie from my book, Eat Fat, Get Thin, gets its creaminess from nutrient-dense avocado, an excellent source of all 9 essential amino acids that our bodies need to build muscle, as well as the omega-3 fats our brains and hearts need to be healthy. And the green tea, which is loaded with bioactive compounds, helps us increase fat burning.
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Contrary to conventional wisdom, cholesterol is not the enemy. The question on the lips of many Americans these days is, "How do I lower my cholesterol?" We've all been told that the secret to living a long, healthy, heart disease-free life is lowering your cholesterol. And believing that a low cholesterol count is the best way to prevent heart disease, doctors often prescribe medications like statins to keep those levels low. But these drugs can introduce a whole host of problems and may not even work. The truth is your body needs cholesterol in order to function properly. So, it's not about having lower cholesterol; it's about having the right type of cholesterol. The important questions are: • How do I get the right type of cholesterol? • How do I lower my triglycerides and raise my good cholesterol or HDL? • What's the best way to prevent heart disease without drugs? Watch this week's edition of House Call with Dr. Hyman to learn the steps you can take to improve your cholesterol and live healthy and free of heart disease. Wishing you health and happiness, Mark Hyman, MD
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One hidden threat is at the root of almost every modern disease and in this weeks UltraWellness blog, Dr. Mark Hyman reveals what it is. Youll also learn his stunningly simple solution for cooling inflammation and getting healthy now.
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This week’s House Call is really a personal confession! I’ve long struggled with being a “nice-a-holic,” which in a backward kind of way is actually a form of lying – kind of like when your mouth says yes and your heart says no. “What does this have to do with being healthier, Dr. Hyman?” you might ask. In a word: Everything.
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Want the solution to treating most chronic diseases—and to living longer? Relax! In this weeks UltraWellness blog, Dr. Mark Hyman explains why stress is the root of most illness, and shares simple tips for achieving UltraWellness by harnessing the mind-body effect.
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Is diabetes permanent? Nothing could be further from the truth. In this week's UltraWellness blog, Dr. Mark Hyman traces the path of unhealthy lifestyle choices to diabetes, and tells you which crucial tests you need to catch this disease. For more, see http://www.ultrawellness.com/blog
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When it comes to overall health and weight loss, there’s an excess of advice out there. Unfortunately, most of it is terrible, misguided, outdated and scientifically disproven. This ubiquitously poor advice can create weight loss roadblocks and even damage your health. Here are four prevalent misguided myths that drive me nuts.
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