Obesity

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Map showing history of obesity in U.S. / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The animated map shows the increase in the percent of obese (BMI >30) U.S. adults from 1985 through 2011.

More than one-third of U.S. adults (34.9%) are obese according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since 1985, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States and rates remain high. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death. Diet and support can help change this.

Dr Mark Hyman's Detox Smoothie

What do you have for breakfast if you get rid of pancakes, toast and, cereal?  Learn about a great shake packed with protein and nutrients. An easy and great way to start your morning.

The Stevia Myth

Stevia and other non-caloric sweeteners promote weight gain, GI disorders, and diabetes to a greater extent than sugar does. Learn about the myths and the facts surrounding stevia.

Diabetes - A Wholistic Perspective on an American Epidemic

What are the types of diabetes? How can I learn more about causes and prevention? What can I do if I have a type of diabetes? Here is everything you need to know to answer all of these questions.

Finding Trigger Foods, The Right Amount of Fat and My Top Superfoods

Dr. Hyman answers questions about food sensitivities, eating fat, and powerful foods that support good nutrition.

Why You Should Take Your Apple Cider Vinegar at Night

While some of the amazing abilities of apple cider vinegar (ACV) are anecdotal others are corroborated by clinical studies. But how would taking “ACV” before bed help you? It has the potential to drastically improve the health and wellness of half the population.

The Eat Fat, Get Thin Cookbook

We can no longer afford to be a fat-phobic society says renowned physician, health advocate, and author Mark Hyman, MD, author of Eat Fat, Get Thin. Now, with The Eat Fat, Get Thin Cookbook, Dr. Hyman puts science into action with more than 175 mouthwatering recipes featuring nuts, coconut oil, avocados, and other superfoods to help you incorporate these good fats into your diet and continue on your path to wellness.

Surprising Contributors to Weight Gain

It is not only what you eat. Gut microbes, drugs, lack of sleep and toxins can all contribute to being overweight or obese.

The 10 Day Detox Diet

The secret of The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet is this: we simply swap out processed foods, sugar, flour, and inflammatory foods and add delicious, whole, fresh, real, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying food, and the body does the rest.

Confession of a Food Addict

Are you addicted to sugar and carbs? Read about this expert's own addiction and how you can recover from yours.

The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook

In The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook Dr. Mark Hyman shows you how to take an assessment of your own health status and how to prepare your kitchen to follow the principles of eating healthy for life. Best of all, it has more than 175 recipes to fill your kitchen with the enticing aroma of world-class meals.

The Blood Sugar Solution

The Blood Sugar Solution has a bold central goal: to address and begin to reverse a global epidemic of diabesity. It is a personal guide and plan, as well as a program for helping people get healthy together, based on functional medicine, and it is a blueprint for us to take back our health as a society.

Three Hidden Ways Wheat Makes You Fat

Dr. Mark Hyman describes three hidden ways wheat and gluten triggers weight gain, prediabetes, diabetes and more.

8 Steps to Reversing Diabesity

Dr. Mark Hyman shares a comprehensive 8-step plan for overcoming diabesity in all its forms.

Fifty Percent of Americans Suffer from Silent Killer: Diabesity

Diabesity describes a continuum of disease from from optimal blood sugar balance to insulin sensitivity to full-blown diabetes. It affects 1 in 2 Americans and is the leading cause of most chronic disease in this country including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, dementia, and cancer, not to mention its leading role in weight gain and obesity.

Turn the Tide Foundation

The obesity epidemic is one of our country's most serious health problems. The rising obesity rates come with significant health consequences and cost, with more than one-quarter of health care costs now directly related to obesity. The impact of obesity is devastating, taking years off people’s lives... and life out of those years.