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

— Mark Hyman

The most blissful Mark Hyman quotes that will activate your desire to change

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Tricking your brain into thinking you are getting something sweet plays dirty tricks on your metabolism.

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

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We need community action and policies to support healthy communities.

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

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There are ways to cut cravings by naturally balancing your blood sugar.

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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.

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About Mark Hyman

Quotes 32 sayings
Birthday October 16

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.

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Just eat less and exercise more.

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While weight loss is important, what's more important is the quality of food you put in your body - food is information that quickly changes your metabolism and genes.

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You can't exercise your way out of a bad diet.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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We need a grassroots movement and government policies and programs to change the food landscape and the built environment to give our children a chance to have happy, healthy successful lives.

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Your social networks may matter more than your genetic networks.

But if your friends have healthy habits you are more likely to as well. So get healthy friends.

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If you want to get healthy, you just might not want to go to a doctor.

You might instead, go to church.

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Seems you can't outsmart Mother Nature.

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

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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.

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

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Through my work and travels I have been lucky enough to have been exposed to various eclectic cuisine running the gamut from small local cafes to iconic five-star restaurants.

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Today there are not even enough fruits and vegetables in this country to allow all Americans to follow the government guidelines to eat five to nine servings a day.

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My advice is to give up stevia, aspartame, sucralose, sugar alcohols like xylitol and malitol, and all of the other heavily-used and marketed sweeteners unless you want to slow down your metabolism, gain weight, and become an addict.

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You are more likely to be overweight if your friend's, friend's friend is overweight than if your parents are overweight.

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