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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.
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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.
Science has now confirmed that our thoughts and emotions have very real physiological consequences. What does this mean for medicine in the 21st century? Among other things, that many potions of choice might be produced by our minds and delivered without prescription drugs.