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Dr. Mark Hyman

Mark Hyman, MD, has dedicated his career to identifying and addressing the root causes of chronic illness through a groundbreaking whole-systems medicine approach known as Functional Medicine. He is a family physician, a five- time #1 New York Times best-selling author, and an internationally recognized leader in his field. Through his private practice, education efforts, writing, research, advocacy, and public-policy work, he strives to improve access to and expand the practice of Functional Medicine, empowering others to treat the underlying causes of illness, tackling the roots of our chronic- disease epidemic.

Dr. Hyman is Chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine, and was awarded its 2009 Linus Pauling Award for Leadership in Functional Medicine. He is also on the Advisory Board of The Dr. Oz Show and on the Board of Advisors of Mehmet Ozís HealthCorps, which tackles theobesity epidemic by educating the student body in American high schools about nutrition, fitness, and mental resilience.

Through his work with corporations, church groups, and government entities, he is helping to improve health outcomes and reduce costs around the world. He initiated and is a key participant in the ongoing development of a faith- based initiative that enrolled over 15,000 people at Saddleback Church in a healthy lifestyle program and research study. In one year they lost 250,000 pounds based on the principles of The Blood Sugar Solution.