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VIDEO: Applying Functional Medicine in Practice

In this video from the Institute for Functional Medicine, Dr. Mark Hyman discusses the redefining of disease, and how functional medicine can be used as a management tool and systems medicine model for the prevention of chronic disease. With an emphasis on therapeutic partnership, functional medicine offers a more effective response to chronic disease.

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Watch Dr. Mark Hyman at TEDMED 2012: “Diabesity”

Watch Dr. Mark Hyman at TEDMED 2012: “Diabesity”

Unhealthy lifestyles have brought on a social epidemic of “diabesity,” says author Mark Hyman, and community-driven solutions may be the only way out.

Topics include:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Cancer
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Food As Medicine
  • Using Social Networks & Community Support To Deliver Better Healthcare and Outcomes
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    Diabetes—Asking The Right Questions

    Mark A. Hyman, MD

    In science, as in life, we receive answers to only the ques- tions we ask. How is this true in the explosive increase in diabetes worldwide? How might diabetes be a model for a new way to diagnosis and treat chronic complex illnesses? Unfortunately, we are married to definitions and risk fac- tors and not exploring more fruitful lines of inquiry. We are mired in asking the wrong questions, much like the religious sages of the middle ages who wondered how many angels could dance on the head of a pin. What is the correct read more…

    Paradigm Shift: The End of “Normal Science” In Medicine Understanding Function in Nutrition, Health, And Disease

    Mark Hyman, MD

    On July 4th, on a rafting trip in the Grand Canyon my wife and I experienced a different kind of fireworks. Shortly after falling asleep under the stars at the bottom of the Canyon, my wife woke abruptly with sudden severe abdominal pain. After a very rough night, a helicopter evacuated us to the Flagstaff Medical Center where she underwent surgery for a ruptured appendix.

    In the recovery room, I asked the surgeon about his plan to provide adequate nutrition during her recovery from severe peritonitis and sepsis. I was aware of the studies reporting more read more…

    Functional Diagnostics: Redefining Disease

    Mark A. Hyman, MD

    Medical diagnosis has a storied and embarrassing past. The taxonomy of disease morphed as we moved from symptoms to anatomy to molecular biology to genomics and metabolomics. A penchant for naming is intrinsic to the human mind. Hippocrates categorized disease into the 4 humors: black bile, yellow bile, phlegm, and blood. Linnaeus, the 18th-century Swedish scientist known for the naming and classification of plant species, developed 11 categories of disease, including painful disease, motor disease, and blemishes. Tibetans distinguish 404 diseases divided into 4 causes: karmic disease originating in past lifetimes, disease resulting from influences read more…

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