Healthy eating has enormous benefits for all aspects of our health, from our brains and bodies to our immune systems, energy levels, and psycho-emotional well-being. It doesn’t have to be a burden or complicated. Most sources agree that the fundamentals of healthy eating are fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains and beans, other lean sources of protein, omega-3 fats, nuts, and seeds. Choosing a plan for eating is highly personal and should always be considered in consultation with a healthcare professional. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.
Functional medicine aims to uncover the laws of biology, treats the human body as an ecosystem, and is about creating health, not just curing illness. Mark Hyman is one of the foremost practitioners of functional medicine, one of its earliest advocates, and is certainly one of its best spokesmen.
Functional medicine doctor Mark Hyman breaks down the latest in what we know about food: from why sugar is a recreational drug to the best decision you can make about what you put in your body. He also details his typical "day in the life" and what his daily diet entails.