Learn These 5 Healthy Lessons From Dr Mark Hyman

Dr Mark Hyman is a requisite force in healthy food advocacy. Wikipedia calls him American Physician and Author.

He is the Founder and Director of The UltraWellness Center, the Head of Strategy and Innovation of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine, and now a 14-time New York Times Bestselling author.

Young Forever, one of his bestselling books, was recently published. It focuses on healthy longevity and the overall impact of healthy food on you and society.

Here are the 5 healthy lessons from Dr Mark Hyman:

1. GET RID OF ULTRA-PROCEED FOOD

Research shows that those who follow diets rich in whole, nutrient-dense foods live longer and have a lower risk of developing chronic health conditions than people who consume diets high in ultra-processed foods.

Whole foods and plant-based diets prioritise plant foods and minimise processed ingredients and animal products. This eating pattern is environmentally friendly and may be associated with several health benefits, says Amy Richter, RD

Every time you take a bite of food, consider that you are programming your biology for health or disease -Dr Mark Hyman.

2. FOOD IS INFORMATION

Give the body what it needs because every bite of food runs on command. It takes specific signals to your body, controlling various functions such as the immune system, metabolism, cell maintenance and brain chemistry. 

We have to understand that it’s not your fault if you’re overweight. It’s because of our toxic food system. It’s because of things that we are often being exposed to that we have no control over – Dr Mark Hyman.

3. STRESS IS CONTROLLED BY THE FOOD WE EAT

People feeling stressed may need more time or motivation to prepare nutritious, balanced meals or may skip or forget to eat meals. 

When you eat the right foods, you balance blood sugar, restore hormonal balance and reduce stress’s damaging impact – Dr Mark Hyman. 

Approximately 40-70% of people suffering from stress report an increase in food intake, whereas 30-60% report a reduction under stress

Stress can cause irregular eating patterns and altered food behaviours and preferences.

4. EAT HEALTHILY, BUT MOVEMENT, CONNECTION, MEANING AND PURPOSE ARE AS IMPORTANT

Add to health, exercise, purpose, meaning, and community. You’ll live younger, stronger and healthier. 

I focus a lot on the importance of diet and exercise when it comes to health and longevity, but daily habits like good sleep, hygiene, healthy stress management, living out of a sense of purpose, prioritizing self-care, and community involvement are just as important – Dr Mark Hyman.

These align to supercharge your health to the next level.

5. PREPARE YOUR HEALTHY FOOD

In one study, young adults who regularly prepared food consumed fast food less frequently and were more likely to meet dietary recommendations.

Another study found that families purchased a greater variety of vegetables regularly when the main food preparer had confidence in preparing these foods.

In a third study, women who planned meals ahead of time and enjoyed trying new recipes were more likely to consume two or more servings of fruit per day, whereas women who found cooking to be a chore and spent little time cooking were less likely to consume fruit.

More frequent consumption of home-cooked meals was associated with a greater likelihood of having normal range IBM (Body Mass Index) and normal percentage body fat from research.

In conclusion, food is medicine, the healthy drug that cures every chronic disease. Be on the proper diet. 

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