Dr. Mark Hyman, MD

Bio

Mark Hyman, MD, believes that we all deserve a life of vitality—and that we have the potential to create it for ourselves. That’s why he is dedicated to tackling the root causes of chronic disease by harnessing the power of Functional Medicine to transform healthcare. Dr. Hyman and his team work every day to empower people, organizations, and communities to heal their bodies and minds, and improve our social and economic resilience.
Dr. Hyman is a practicing family physician, a nine-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field. He is the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. He is also the founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center, chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine, a medical editor of The Huffington Post, and has been a regular medical contributor on many television shows including CBS This Morning, the Today Show, CNN, The View, the Katie Couric show and The Dr. Oz Show.
Dr. Hyman works with individuals and organizations, as well as policy makers and influencers. He has testified before both the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the Senate Working Group on Health Care Reform on Functional Medicine. He has consulted with the Surgeon General on diabetes prevention, and participated in the 2009 White House Forum on Prevention and Wellness. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa nominated Dr. Hyman for the President’s Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health. In addition, Dr. Hyman has worked with President Clinton, presenting at the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters - Achieving Wellness in Every Generation conference and the Clinton Global Initiative, as well as with the World Economic Forum on global health issues.
Dr. Hyman also works with fellow leaders in his field to help people and communities thrive—with Rick Warren, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Dr. Daniel Amen,he created The Daniel Plan, a faith-based initiative that helped The Saddleback Church congregation collectively lose 250,000 pounds. He is an advisor and guest co-host on The Dr. Oz Show and is on the board of Dr. Oz’s HealthCorps, which tackles the obesity epidemic by educating American students about nutrition. With Drs. Dean Ornish and Michael Roizen, Dr. Hyman crafted and helped introduce the Take Back Your Health Act of 2009 to the United States Senate to provide for reimbursement of lifestyle treatment of chronic disease. Dr. Hyman plays a substantial role in a major documentary, produced by Laurie David and Katie Couric, called Fed Up (Atlas Films, September 2014),which addresses childhood obesity. Please join him in helping us all take back our health at www.drhyman.com, follow him on Twitter and on Facebook and Instagram.

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Founder and Medical director of The UltraWellness Center, Mass.

Location:

  • Lenox, MA

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Activity

  • Dr. Mark Hyman, MD - Lenox, MA - Family Medicine
    Dr. Mark Hyman, MD answered:

    Is gluten dangerous?

    Eating a nice dark, crunchy slice of whole wheat bread -- how could that be bad for you? Well, bread contains gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, spelt, and kamut. It is hidden in pizza, pasta, bread, wraps, rolls, and most processed foods. A large Swedish study in the Journal of the American Medical...Read More
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    How can I have a healthy diet if I do not have time to cook a meal?

    Sadly, today’s overscheduled families have a difficult time slowing down and tapping into the sacred space of the kitchen. If this sounds familiar, I encourage you to reclaim your kitchen and your family time. Look carefully at your days and examine where you spend your time. are you watching TV...Read More
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    “Dr. Hyman, I’ve been suffering from seasonal allergies for years,” writes this week’s house call. “Is there anything that I can do to make these go...Full Post
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    “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 next it’s good for me. Why...Full Post
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    Dr. Mark Hyman, MD answered:

    What should I know before I try a gluten-free diet?

    Before committing to a gluten-free diet, a gluten elimination test is a good first step, to make sure it's gluten that may be causing unpleasant symptoms. Watch functional medicine expert Mark Hyman, MD, explain how to do a proper gluten elimination. Read More
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    Dr. Mark Hyman, MD answered:

    What can I eat for breakfast to speed up my metabolism?

    Drinking your breakfast instead of eating it can help speed up your metabolism. It allows you to consume a large quantity of powerful, craving busting, fat burning nutrients and super foods in one sitting. Putting them together makes them taste great, fills you up and keeps you satisfied longer. The...Read More
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    Dr. Mark Hyman, MD answered:

    What are healthy fish to eat?

    Wild or sustainably farmed low-mercury seafood such as clams, crab, flounder, herring, oyster, perch, pollock, salmon, sardines, shrimp, sole, squid, trout and whitefish are healthy to eat. Avoid fish that are high in mercury, such as tuna, swordfish and Chilean sea bass. Go to the national resources...Read More
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    Dr. Mark Hyman, MD answered:

    What should I do to prepare for a nutritional cleanse?

    Simplicity is best when preparing for a nutritional cleanse. In this video, I will talk about the easy ways to get ready for a cleanse. Read More
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    Can Strength Training Increase My Metabolism?

    Watch as functional Medicine Specialist and family physician Dr. Mark Hyman explains how strength training could increase your metabolism.
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    What Is the Difference Between Functional and Conventional Medicine?

    Functional Medicine Specialist and family physician Dr. Mark Hyman explains the difference between functional and conventional medicine. Watch Dr. Mark Hyman's video for information on functional medicine and your overall health.
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    What Are the Health Benefits of Eating Adzuki Beans?

    If you want to broaden your bean repertoire, adzuki beans offer a host of nutritional benefits. Learn about the health benefits of adzuki beans by watching this video featuring family physician and Dr. Oz guest Dr. Mark Hyman.
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    Why Should I Eat Black Rice?

    If you thought brown rice was healthy, wait 'til you hear about black rice. In this video, family physician and Dr. Oz guest Dr. Mark Hyman discusses the health benefits of black rice.
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    Can All Natural Supplements to Speed Metabolism and Weight Loss?

    Watch as functional Medicine Specialist and family physician Dr. Mark Hyman discusses some all natural supplements that could speed your metabolism and help with weight loss.
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    What Foods Can Help Me Boost My Metabolism?

    Watch as functional Medicine Specialist and family physician Dr. Mark Hyman talks about the types of foods that can help boost metabolism.