Food as medicine

“Dr. Hyman, I’m so confused about coffee,” writes this week’s house call. “One day I read that it’s so bad for me and the
“I’ve hit a stubborn weight-loss plateau,” writes this week’s house call, “even though I seem to be doing everything right
“Dr. Hyman, you often talk about superfoods and their benefits,” writes this week’s house call. “Can you share some of your
“Dr. Hyman, I’m about to start your Eat Fat, Get Thin Plan, which is completely different from the way my family normally
“Dr. Hyman, I’ve been suffering from seasonal allergies for years,” writes this week’s house call. “Is there anything that
The research in nutrition has been finding, again and again, that a diet that is high in plant-based foods (fresh fruits and vegetables, beans, seeds, nuts, and whole grains), rather than the Standard American Diet, reduces the risk of the most deadly and disabling illnesses.
So how do you know if you have a fatty liver? If you eat lots of sugar and flour, have a little bit of belly fat, or if you
To think we can treat heart disease by lowering cholesterol, lowering blood pressure and lowering blood sugar with medication is like mopping up the floor while the sink overflows.
I realized that lack of sleep adversely impacts my health. I know I have to make sleep a priority, so I give myself a goal to get seven or eight hours of sleep every night. By experimenting, I figured out that when I get eight hours of good sleep, I feel much more alert and focused.
I said it before and I'll say it again: The types of fat we eat matters. The wrong fats increase inflammation, promote the growth of bad bugs, and create resistance to weight loss. The right fats decrease inflammation and help with weight loss.
I can understand the confusion surrounding why I would recommend potato starch, considering I've discussed how detrimental refined carbs (especially white, powdery substances) can be.
At the same time, as MCT-rich coconut oil becomes more popular, it also becomes a concern among some folks because of its high amounts of saturated fat and potential for raising cholesterol.
Honestly, even among people "in the know," it can be a real challenge choosing the right kinds of fats and oils. Quality ultimately becomes key here.
All calories are the same in a laboratory when you burn them in a vacuum. However, your body is not a laboratory. It is an intricate, interconnected organism that simultaneously juggles thousands of duties.