Food by Mark Hyman


#1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman sorts through the conflicting research on food to give us the skinny on what to eat.Did you know that eating oatmeal actually isn't a healthy way to start the day? That milk doesn't build bones, and eggs aren't the devil?Even the most health conscious among us have a hard time figuring out what to eat in order to lose weight, stay fit, and improve our health. And who can blame us? When it comes ...

Details Food

Release DateFeb 27th, 2018
PublisherLittle, Brown and Company
GenreHealth, Nonfiction, Nutrition, Food and Drink, Food, Science, Cookbooks, Self Help

Reviews Food

  • Elyse
    About a month ago I read Gary Taubes new book called “The Case Against Sugar” where he exposes the facade we have been lead to believe about Sugar. Carbohydrates were increasing - diabetes was increasing- while we went through a the anti-fat period. Sugar-pushing companies were benefitting from the ‘fat-is-bad’ for human consumption....Taubes set the facts straight! His book is the best comprehensive- up-to -date - well respected and...
  • Rhonda
    Contrary to the author's assertion, this is not an impartial and rational approach to food and eating. His all-or-nothing approach contributes to the escalating eating disorder problem. I was disappointed and appalled when the author recommended a "detox" program in the last part of the book. His application of scientific evidence is unevenly applied. Instead of giving us a simpler, sensible approach to improving our nutritional intake and eating...
  • Amy Kreydin
    I received an advanced review copy of Mark Hyman's forthcoming book Food: What The Heck Should I Eat? which I enjoyed a good deal. Full review:
  • Christopher Lawson
    If You Come Across A Strange Sea Vegetable, Eat It!That’s right--it’s important to eat a wide variety of veggies, especially the odd ones! Forgot those common veggies you see at the market. Instead, “Eat all the strange, weird, and unpopular veggies instead of the boring, all-too-common ones.” If you find some strange sea vegetable from Japan, eat it!RESEARCH JUST IN: A study too late for the authors to include: Stanford University/NIH St...
  • Amber
    When he said he worked on the "Fed Up" documentary, I stopped reading. My opinion is based on that.
  • Heather
    In “Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?” Dr Mark Hyman expertly guides the reader through the many nutrition pitfalls of modern life. Each chapter goes deep into a food group, starting with meat. Nutritional studies are mentioned and meticulously noted. He is as concerned about the environment as he is about human health, so environmental factors pop up in every food chapter, giving weight to the advice to eat better, not just for ourselves, bu...
  • Jennifer
    If you are confused by all the conflicting information about food and what we should eat, then read this. I heard Dr. Hyman on a podcast and decided to read this book and I am so glad I did. He has done an insane amount of research and his advice and guidelines make total sense. The government really did us dirty by promoting a low fat diet back in the 90s and 2000s, telling us that fat and saturated fat and meat would cause heart disease. Guess ...
  • Mary
    Good for those that believe in removing sugar and processed foods from their diet but don't want or believe in eliminating entire food groups, this book provides good information on the best choices from an health, economic and environmental consideration.
  • Marie
    "Thanks to bad science, the food lobby, and the junk-food industry's influence on research, Americans have been fed a lot of lies and misinformation about their food.""The $47 billion a year dairy industry is one of the most influential lobbies on capital hill.""Congress once declared tomato paste a vegetable, which under the pressure from the biggest pizza maker for schools, the Schwan Food Company, qualified pizza as a healthy food for school l...
  • Catherine
    Terrific information. Not quite a full 5 stars because there were a couple of items missing that I thought should be included. (For example, avocado oil is never mentioned and I think that’s an important one. Kombucha is never mentioned under beverages although he discusses fermented foods. And Brussels sprouts aren’t included on the ranked list of 49 foods based on pesticide use ). However, I’m sure it’s hard to write a book like this th...
  • Jess Macallan
    I've read most of Dr. Hyman's books and this is my favorite to date. As a nutritionist, I'm frequently asked, "What should I eat? Which diet is best?" This book not only effectively answers those questions, but it also provides solid science and easy recommendations anyone can incorporate. I loved that the book is broken down into food categories and each chapter starts with a true/false quiz. Readers will learn the how and why behind healthy eat...
  • Lynda
    Dr Hyman employs his own humor by coining the term 'Pegan' Diet (combining the wisdom of various diets such as Paleo and Vegan diets, for example). He structures the book that makes it very easy to follow. It is a very accessible book and contains lots of wisdom. It was heart-warming to read about his experience working with a low-income family of five achieve their respective weight and health goals through the simple act of cooking with fresh i...
  • Donna Markussen
    This is an exceptional book. Everything you want to know about food, our Food Industry, the way food is grown, the things we should become aware of that may be harming us, even though the label may say "all natural" and other names disguising a food product as healthy. Dr. Hyman breaks it down to a simple science and has plenty of studies to back this information up. Everyone should have this book, and should also be included in nutrition educati...
  • Jessie Young
    Excellent resource. We always question what is a reliable source in terms of food. Manufacturers sponsor studies so that the outcome is in their favor.... labels lie.... the government says we should eat so many servings of grains everyday... low fat is everywhere. It’s so hard to tell what is correct and what is myth. This book helps answer all those questions of is this ok? Is this bad? How should I eat for optimal health and wellness? How sh...
  • Trace Nichols
    I am a follower of Dr. Hyman's practices, philosophies and medicine, so I was already very familiar with the content in this book. That said, it is a great reminder of how to get it right and to take control of your own health by following a lifetime nutritional plan that supports health and longevity. I was a bit taken back by the strong embrace and push toward animal products as an integral and necessary part of that plan. But what he has to sa...
  • Laurie
    I was fortunate to receive a free copy of this book. I have followed Dr. Hyman's PBS programs in the past and I like his basics for healthy eating. I read the book and enjoyed it. It is very easy to follow.He lays out the simple basics of healthy eating,just eat nature made foods,not man made. He even lists the do not eat foods.His other list and suggestions for the good foods are laid out in order of best choices as well. This is really common s...
  • Suzy
    I only gave this book 2 stars, not because it wasn’t good- although the information was very common sense. I admit, I am not the healthiest eater, but I knew almost all the answers to his quizzes. I am better educated to proper eating than I thought, so I didn’t really gain any new knowledge reading this book, hence the two star rating- more for my reference than any negatives towards the book. If you don’t know much about healthy eating, t...
  • Doug Hill
    Good information. Dr. Hyman does a nice job highlighting the science that established our food recommendations (food pyramid, low fat diets, etc.) and present more recent science, showing why these are wrong. Food group by food group, he walks through old science, new science, what is wrong, and what the heck should I eat.As I read this book, I had a lot of 'ugh' moments where I though we were eating well, but clearly have a lot of areas of impro...
  • Ariste Egan
    Already being a fairly healthy eater, I'm not sure what I expected from this book . But I know I didn't expect to come away feeling that nothing is safe to eat! Unless I have access to only grass fed lamb and beef, chickens that run happily around on the farm all day and produce that has never been touched by a chemical, then I'm doomed to eat garbage- literally! I find that what this book suggests is out of the grasp of most people.
  • Kay Vanatta
    This book contains fairly clear explanations of the types of food we should include in our diets. It's a pretty common sense approach espousing whole real foods. I like that he doesn't exclude whole categories - like dairy or wheat -but explains why one should limit them - and which varieties are easier for our bodies to handle. It's an easy book to read and backs up much of the current real food philosophies....
  • Kathryn Rudolph
    I absolutely loved this book. I am studying nutrition and he hits everything we are studying but in an easy to read format that is quick to understand. I love he facts and great data to back up what he says. Reason why I love hearing him on podcasts too. No bs just science. Must read if you want to be healthy and are concerned about the food you are eating
  • Missy
    If you’re someone who wants the WHY behind your nutrition choices - this is the book for you. Dr. Hyman breaks down the science, the research and the business behind what we eat and what’s being sold to us - to help give you a clear picture of what you want to eat to be your healthiest and WHY. I listened to this on audiobook and I’ll be picking up a hard copy so I can refer back to it often.
  • Mikki Ibarra
    I won this through Goodreads and I haven't made any of the recipes yet, but the author does an awesome job of explaining nutritional fallacies and where they came from, as well as what the facts are. I also absolutely love the quizzes, they are helpful in realizing flawed thinking when it comes to outdated nutritional ideas.
    I thought it was an excellent book, with lots of good information, however, I am still going to eat my grains as long as they are presoaked. I also make sourdough bread with freshly ground flour and feel that it is healthier than store bought. I find that I take a little information from each health book that I read and make up the diet that works best for me.
  • Ieva Ozola
    I have found it to be very easy to read, but it should state that most of the examples are specific for USA. I did google if some food supplements that he talks about are allowed in EU, since it does not state it in the book. Overall I would recommend this book for anybody who has questions about food, especially if you live in the states.
  • Eleanor Plamondon
    This is a MUST read for everyone who eats!Mark writes an easy style while giving great, well researched information, first on nutrition in general and then on each food group in depth. I'm telling everyone I know about this book.
  • Sherri Crownover
    Excellent book on the world of food confusion. Dr. Hyman takes each food group as a chapter and cuts through the hype and tells you what and how you should be eating. Very informative and well-written.
  • Wendy
    Interesting Fresh foods with no ingriedents is the best advice in this book. Question what different diets suggest . Eating healthy shouldn't be boring. Recipes look fresh and interesting.
  • Sue
    I like how Dr. Hyman says, well science said this so we said this, but now evidence based science says this and now I'm saying this too. Clearly easy enough for anyone to understand food, and what the heck to eat. Excellent book. read it!