Many thyroid conditions go undiagnosed, but a properly functioning thyroid is key to maintaining a healthy weight.
In this exclusive extended interview from his Experience Life cover shoot, functional-medicine pioneer Mark Hyman, MD, explains what functional medicine actually is, how it differs from integrative medicine, and how simply changing how we eat can create significant health improvements in a matter of days. Plus, Hyman shares what a typical day of eating looks like in his own life.
Senior editor Courtney Helgoe connects with Healing Spaces author Esther Sternberg about the power that our surroundings have on health, happiness, and how we heal.
I haven’t been a very good blogger. I’m admitting it, and apologizing, both to you and myself. I’m re-committing to regular blogging this fall, and I have a lot to share. Over the two years I’ve been blogging, I’ve learned a lot about myself, some of which I’ve shared and some that I’ve withheld. But… Read more »
Ultimately, asking the right questions is more important than giving a label to a set of observations.
Is healthcare something delivered by a provider when you get sick — or something you do for yourself to stay vital, healthy and well? A growing number of health seekers say “both.” Together, they’re forging an empowered new path through America’s broken medical system.
Disillusioned by decades of disease-focused medicine, more doctors and patients are now shifting their focus to whole-person health. Ancient practices (yoga), alternative therapies (acupuncture), and commonsense strategies (nutritional counseling) are complementing conventional treatments, expanding our notions of healing — and leading the way to greater well-being and vitality.