Thursday, January 22, 2009

Why is nutrition important?

For the next seven consecutive days at midnight EST (-5 GMT) I'll be publishing videos by Dr. Mark Hyman, three-time New York Times bestselling author, sought-after medical consultant, educator, and a leader in the emerging field of functional medicine.

What is functional medicine?

'Functional medicine treats the underlying biological cause of disease instead of managing or masking symptoms.

Functional medicine is more successful in treating illness and disease, and the solution to the epidemic of chronic disease.

In his work, Dr. Hyman applies over 20 years of experience treating patients with the cutting-edge science of functional medicine, placing him at the forefront of progressive medical care and education in the United States. A pioneering voice for change in the way health care is perceived and provided, Dr. Hyman champions an innovative process that applies years of medical research that has not, until now, been translated into use in hospitals, homes, and the community.'

Do you know what's the most powerful tool to fix your broken brain?

Do you know what is the most powerful medicine?

Find answers to the two questions above and many more in this first video.



Patricia NZ said...

What a lot of great, "common" sense advice.

Brian said...

Well we know for sure that conventional medical treatment does not have all the answers so maybe it is time to integrate conventional and alternative methods so we can benefit from the best of both worlds.

MorgansMummy said...

Well now I know what is wrong with me lol I need fish oil - Yuck.
I look forward to the next one about hormones!

corrin said...

I've recently cut anything white out of my diet...sugar, flour, pasta, rice...and I do feel better, but I still believe in the power of conventional medicine. It's just figuring out how alternative medicine can aid in treatment.

cady said...

i believe in conventional medicine, but like the others said, there may be a place for alternative medicine as well.

Maureen said...

I don't think nutrition is "alternative". First you have good habits and take care of your body. THEN if you have issues that are truly medical in nature, conventional medicine can help. Doctors don't study nutrition and I can't understand that. It's important to find a good doctor that really understands the body and not just medicine.
How many "fat and asexual" people are out there taking pills instead of fixing their diet? LOTS....

Sadie said...

That was really informative. My husband and I are both on antidepressants, but we've also been told we're B12 deficient. This guy makes a lot of sense - taking vitamins, then the drugs. I really might rethink the way we live our lives, since I've been doing this new healthy lifestyle anyway.

Thanks for sharing this. :)

Diane Scott said...

I do appreciate someone finally taking a look at the UNDERLYING causes of problems. Too many doctors treat symptoms not the root cause. Great post, good video :)

Julie said...

This will be a great series, thanks!

BarbaraRae said...

This looks like a very good and informative series. I'll look forward to it!

Bhing said...

Oh my! I eat anything.. lol.. I should have to look after those stuff..

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