Family physician, Nutritionist, New York Times Bestselling Author
The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital.
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Mark Hyman, MD
Dr Hyman 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 health care. 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 seven-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field. 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 a regular medical contributor on Katie Couric’s TV show, Katie.
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 collectively lose 250,000 pounds. He has appeared as an advisor 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 Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. 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.
Articles and Videos
- Dr. Mark Hyman Why You Need To Take Supplementsviews: 2654
by Dr. Mark Hyman: “Can I get all the nutrients I need from food?” a patient will occasionally ask. On the surface, this makes sense… After all, if you are eating a whole, fresh, unprocessed foods diet, shouldn’t you be able [...]
- The Real Food Revolution: Congressman Tim Ryan’s Manifesto For A New Food Systemviews: 1820
Dr. Mark Hyman: There is one place that nearly everything that matters today in the world converges… It is our fork, and what we decide to put on it every single day is of utmost importance. Food and the way we produce and [...]
- What Makes Functional Medicine So Effective At Curing Illnesses?views: 1788
by: Dr Mark Hyman: Unlike conventional medicine, functional medicine uses a systems-oriented approach to address the underlying causes of disease... Functional medicine is medicine by cause, not by symptom. We need to reframe how we view disease and realize that everything [...]
- 10 Wellness Trends To Watch In 2015views: 2066
by Mark Hyman MD: 1. It’s About Wellth, Not Wealth... That’s right: balance is the new achievement. Working 80 hours a week in a soulless job that brings home a pot of gold is losing its luster. We’ve gone from [...]
- Why I am a Pegan – or Paleo-Vegan – and Why You Should Be Too!views: 1936
by Mark Hyman, MD: As a doctor, it is my job to figure out the best way to keep my patients healthy… We now know that food is medicine, perhaps the most powerful drug on the planet with the power to cause [...]