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, Food and Drink, Food, Nutrition, Science, Cookbooks, Self Help, Reference, Foodie

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...
  • 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...
  • Amy
    Interesting read!Well-researched and well-written, in an easy-to-understand format. However, I do want to caution that the information Hyman presents is as of right now, and I emphasize RIGHT NOW! Nutrition is a science and science is forever changing! Having said this, Hyman tells us what the researchers / science got right (thus far) about specific groups of foods, what they got wrong, and what they don't know yet. He supports each "argument" w...
  • 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:
  • Ms. Awai
    This book was awesome! I love how it was set up and how it tackled ethical and sustainable issues with each food in addition to health benefits and pitfalls. It is backed by research, explained in a way that does not require you to have an extensive medical background, leaves the reader with no further questions.
  • Amber
    When he said he worked on the "Fed Up" documentary, I stopped reading. My opinion is based on that.
  • Cindy
    This book was recommended to me by a friend who knows what it is like to struggle with intestinal issues and never quite know which food is the culprit. There is a tremendous amount of scientific research that Dr. Hyman has collected regarding which foods we can eat to help us become healthy again. His diet called "Pegan," a cross between the Paleo and Vegan diets, makes perfect sense to me.He writes about so many facts about the food industry th...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gabriel Perera
    Author: Mark HymanEntertainment Value: 6/10Life Value: 9/10This Book is For: de-mystifying the current research and information around diet, nutrition and lifestyle. Mark Hyman is an OG in the functional medicine space and a genuine pioneer in the field of optimal nutrition. I’m personally a massive fan - I find his writing down to earth, pretty easy to follow and most importantly of all, downright practical.Hyman is no talking head - he is a c...
  • Moaning
    The answer to the title question is apparently - nothing you can buy! If you don't make it yourself from produce you've grown your self, fish you've caught in the wild, or chickens or cows you've raised on grass then you probably shouldn't eat it.... that's how bad our food supply has gotten. No grains? No dairy? Are we really eating cows that have been fed rejected Skittles? I appreciated the straight forward way Dr. Hyman approached the questio...
  • Mary Lou
    Nothing new. Redundant.
  • Kristy
    Not only a great read, but a wonderful reference tool! Will have several pages marked for info, great recipes, and reminders of why I should eat whole foods !!!!
  • Margaret Hamilton
    This book makes so much sense to me - has really changed the way I look at food - food quality and what I am eating.
    Great information -- awkwardly organized
  • Cindy Reed pierce
    I really enjoyed the complete description of the differences between organic, pasture, grass fed, etc. for the different kinds of meat, etc. I am going to have to go back through a second time to completely absorb it all. LOTS of information and explanation for why it is or isn't good for you. Excellent source to turn to for info on food.
  • Catherine Gauthier
    Perfect read for those wanting to know about food and nutrition! What is known now is so different from what you may have learned years ago. A must read! simple to follow and the structure of each section is perfect for understanding. Nutrition is so much more than just eating for energy - pay attention to what you're putting in your body!
  • Pollie
    Not that great.
  • Hazel Bright
    What sets this book apart from other books about food is its global perspective: Dr. Hyman describes the environmental impact of each food category he discusses, generally arriving at the conclusion that foods that nourish us best also nourish our spirits and our entire planet. He has a strong focus on the humane treatment of animals, given his life experience as a (former) vegan. Had I read this book twenty years ago, I could have saved myself a...
  • Joseph
    excellent read. i like this book. and i m changing my diet accordingly.
  • Kathy Peterson
    A little repetitive at times, but very detailed and understandable. Concepts reveal the "American diet" to be the source of our diseases and obesity epidemic.
  • Gloria Zak
    I like the way the book is written: things you should know, what experts got right/got wrong, what are the good foods in a category, which are not so good. My biggest issue is the stress on meat, and no bread/potatoes, etc. I don’t think most people can live on a diet like this for an extended length of time