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How to Fix Your Gut: 7 Steps to Intestinal Health

Mark Hyman, M.D. by Mark Hyman, M.D. | February 11th, 2013 | 29 Comments
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Learn how to have great gut healthThere might be something wrong with your inner tube, and it could be making you sick and overweight. You may not even realize you have a problem … But if you have health concerns of any kind, or you are overweight, your inner tube could be the root cause. Of course, I’m not talking about a beach toy. I mean the inner tube of life — your digestive system.

The Not-So-Sweet Truth About High Fructose Corn Syrup

Mark Hyman, M.D. by Mark Hyman, M.D. | September 20th, 2011 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating | tags: Archer Daniels Midland, artificial sweetener, cancer, cane sugar, Cargill, corn industry, corn sugar, corn syrup, cornfield, diabetes, diet, dietary, dr. mark hyman, food industry, fructose, glucose, healthy-eating, heart disease, HFCS, high fructose corn syrup, industrial agriculture, inflammation, insulin, lipogenesis, liver failure, mercury, nutrition, obesity, parenting, sucrose, tooth decay, weight gain

High Fructose Corn SyrupIf you can’t convince them, confuse them.
— Harry Truman

The current media debate about the benefits (or lack of harm) of high fructose corn syrup in our diet misses the obvious. The average American has increased his consumption of HFCS (mostly from sugar-sweetened drinks and processed food) from zero to more than 60 pounds per year. Obesity rates have more than tripled and diabetes incidence has increased more than seven-fold. HFCS is not perhaps the only cause, but one that cannot be ignored.

Doubt and confusion are the currency of deception, and they sow the seeds of complacency. Recently, these have been used skillfully through massive print and television advertising campaigns by the Corn Refiners Association’s attempt to dispel the “myth” that HFCS is harmful and assert through the opinion of “medical and nutrition experts” that it is no different than cane sugar. It is a “natural” product that can be a healthy part of our diets when used in moderation.

Except for one problem: Even when used in moderation, it is a major cause of heart disease, obesity, cancer, dementia, liver failure, tooth decay and more.

Glutathione: The Mother of All Antioxidants

Mark Hyman, M.D. by Mark Hyman, M.D. | May 3rd, 2010 | 4 Comments
topic: Detox, Health & Wellness, Healthy Aging, Healthy Eating | tags: detox, detoxification, dr. mark hyman, functional medicine, glutathione, health and wellness, Healthy Aging, Mark Hyman, mercury, oxidative stress

It’s the most important molecule you need to stay healthy and prevent disease, yet you’ve probably never heard of it. It’s the secret to preventing aging, cancer, heart disease, dementia and more, and necessary to treat everything from autism to Alzheimer’s disease. There are more than 89,000 medical articles about it — but your doctor doesn’t know how to address the epidemic deficiency of this critical life-giving molecule.

Mercury Detox: A 3-Step Plan to Recover Your Health

Mark Hyman, M.D. by Mark Hyman, M.D. | March 18th, 2010 | 25 Comments
topic: Detox, Health & Wellness, Healthy Aging, Healthy Eating | tags: detox, detoxification, dr. mark hyman, funcational medicine, health, Mark Hyman, mercury, mercury detox, mercury toxicity, nutrition, sauna, supplements

After my last blog, I’m sure many of you are depressed and discouraged about mercury and its toxic effects. The bad news is today I am going to review more of mercury’s toxic effects.

Tips and Truths about Mercury

Mark Hyman, M.D. by Mark Hyman, M.D. | March 11th, 2010 | 4 Comments
topic: Detox, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating | tags: dental fillings, Mark Hyman, mercury, mercury poisoning, sushi, toxins, UltraWellness

If you are heavy, it could be making you sick and tired and age prematurely. And I don’t mean heavy with fat …

I mean heavy with heavy metals — like mercury!  There’s no doubt about it, mercury is the most alarming, disease-causing source of environmental toxicity that I see daily in my practice. Many of my patients have toxic levels of mercury — and they’re not alone.

What’s Your “Body Burden”? Take the Toxins Test

Leslie Garrett by Leslie Garrett | January 7th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Detox, Family Health, Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Healthy Home | tags: body burden, detox your home, detoxify, household chemicals, lead in toys, lead paint, mercury, non-toxic cleaning, PCBs, pesticides, toxins

There’s a new phrase in town — “body burden” — and no, it doesn’t refer to the weight you gained over the holidays, nor that husband who doesn’t help around the house.

Hook, Line and Supper

Jessica Harlan by Jessica Harlan | September 28th, 2007 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating | tags: bass, cod, fish farming, fisheries, mercury, omega-3's, salmon, seafood, sustainable, tuna

I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately about the fishing industry. I love fish—it’s so good for you, and easy to prepare, and incredibly versatile. But I can’t help but feel guilty about wolfing down tuna nigiri at my favorite sushi restaurant, or seeing the huge bags of shrimp at Costco and thinking about the havoc that might have been wreaked to get them to these sterile sacks in the freezer case.

A Safer Canned Tuna

Jessica Harlan by Jessica Harlan | August 2nd, 2006 | No Comments
topic: Family Health, Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Healthy Home | tags: canned tuna, mercury, pollutants, pregnancy, tuna

When I learned that I couldn’t eat sushi when I became pregnant, I was crushed. My husband and I got take-out from our corner sushi joint at least twice a week; how would I survive nine months without spicy tuna maki and yellowtail hand rolls?