Mark Hyman Quotes

Who is Mark Hyman?

Dr. Mark Adam Hyman is an American physician and New York Times bestselling author. He is the founder of The UltraWellness Center and was a columnist for The Huffington Post.

Hyman is a proponent of functional medicine, a controversial form of alternative medicine.

Born November 22, 1959

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“Calories from protein affect your brain, your appetite control center, so you are more satiated and satisfied.”

“Children with obesity and diabetes live harder poorer lives, they often don't finish school and earn much less than their healthy counterparts.”

“Creating a healthier world is a revolutionary act, one you can start right now.”

“Don't get me wrong, I admire elegance and have an appreciation of the finer things in life. But to me, beauty lies in simplicity.”

“I don't need the fillers, additives, excessive amounts of sugars, fats, salts and other measures taken to taint the natural goodness of real food.”

“I have experienced some amazing food! Yet when I think about the most luxurious and exquisite meals I have had, visions of simple food made from a few natural ingredients are what most excite me.”

“If you must take an antibiotic, supplement it with acidophilus.”

“If you want to get healthy, you just might not want to go to a doctor. You might instead, go to church.”

“In the 21st century our tastes buds, our brain chemistry, our biochemistry, our hormones and our kitchens have been hijacked by the food industry.”

“It is just physics – who can argue with Newton and the first law of thermodynamics?”

“It seems that for many the cure to acne is at the end of their fork, not in a prescription pad.”

“Just eat less and exercise more.”

“Lifestyle change and changes in diet work faster, better and more cheaply than any medication and are as effective or more effective than gastric bypass without any side effects or long-term complications.”

“Most schools have only a microwave or deep fryer, hardly the tools needed to feed our children real, fresh food.”

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“Nutrients are not drugs and they can't be studied as drugs. They are part of a biological system where all nutrients work as a team to support your biochemical processes.”

“One in four kids have either pre-diabetes or diabetes – what I like to call diabesity. How did this happen?”

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“Video games bring pleasure and focus by increasing dopamine release. The problem with them is that the more dopamine is released, the less neurotransmitter is available later on to do schoolwork, homework, chores, and so on.”

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“Our typical Western diet is full of inflammatory fats - saturated fats, trans fats, too many omega-6, inflammatory, processed vegetable oils like soy and corn oils. These increase IGF-1 and stimulate pimple follicles.”

“Paradoxically Americans are becoming both more obese and more nutrient deficient at the same time. Obese children eating processed foods are nutrient depleted and increasingly get scurvy and rickets, diseases we thought were left behind in the 19th and 20th centuries.”

“Part of my training was learning how to refer patients to cardiologists for heart problems, gastroenterologists for stomach issues, and rheumatologists for joint pain. Given that most physicians were trained this way, it's no wonder that the average Medicare patient has six doctors and is on five different medications.”

“Placing too much emphasis on a yes/no diagnosis, meaning you either have a disease or you don't, can lead even the most well-meaning physicians to miss underlying causes and early warning signs of illness.”

“Recommending gastric bypass as a national solution for our diabetes epidemic is bad medicine and bad economics.”

“Seems you can't outsmart Mother Nature.”

“Shrinking someone's stomach to the size of a walnut with surgery is one way to battle obesity and diabetes and may be lifesaving for a few, but it doesn't address the underlying causes.”

“Stay away from milk. It is nature's perfect food – but only if you are a calf.”

“The best advice is to avoid foods with health claims on the label, or better yet avoid foods with labels in the first place.”

“The body maintains balance in only a handful of ways. At the end of the day, disease occurs when these basic systems are out of whack.”

“The food industry profits from providing poor quality foods with poor nutritional value that people eat a lot of.”

“The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital.”

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“The very fact that we are having a national conversation about what we should eat, that we are struggling with the question about what the best diet is, is symptomatic of how far we have strayed from the natural conditions that gave rise to our species, from the simple act of eating real, whole, fresh food.”

“The way most doctors practice medicine right now isn't working.”

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“The quality of our food determines in large part the quality of our lives. And the quality of what we eat is determined by every step that goes into production and processing – the feeding of the animals, care of the soil, preservation, storage and even cooking methods.”

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