We are very excited to welcome to WOT, Dr. Mark Hyman!
You may already recognize him from Instagram (he does have over 2.3M followers), or know him as a 13 times NYTimes bestselling author, family physician, and international leader in the field of Functional Medicine.
In case you missed it: Camila joined Dr. Hyman for a VERY interesting LIVE discussion all about intermittent fasting + health. You can check it out below.
Today he is also sharing with us his recipe for a Green Machine Smoothie.
This bright green smoothie is from Dr. Mark Hyman‘s book, Eat Fat, Get Thin, and it gets its creaminess from nutrient-dense avocado, an excellent source of all nine essential amino acids that our bodies need to build muscle, as well as the omega-3 fats our brains and hearts need to be healthy. And this recipe includes green tea, which is loaded with bioactive compounds, and helps increase fat burning.
Green Machine Smoothie
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
- 2 oz. baby spinach leaves (about 2 big handfuls)
- 1/2 small avocado
- 2 tbsp. hemp seeds
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 packet green matcha tea (about a teaspoon)
- Place all ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth.
- Serve immediately.
About Dr. Mark Hyman
Dr. Mark Hyman is leading a health revolution—one revolving around using food as medicine to support longevity, energy, mental clarity, happiness, and so much more. Dr. Hyman is a practicing family physician and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. He is the founder and director of The UltraWellness Center, the Head of Strategy and Innovation of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, a thirteen-time New York Times bestselling author, and Board President for Clinical Affairs for The Institute for Functional Medicine.
He is the host of one of the leading health podcasts, The Doctor’s Farmacy. Dr. Hyman is a regular medical contributor on several television shows and networks, including CBS This Morning, Today, Good Morning America, The View, and CNN. He is also an advisor and guest co-host on The Dr. Oz Show.
You can also check out Dr. Hyman’s latest book: Young Forever which not only uncovers the root causes of the effects of aging but also reveals what each of us can do to prevent them—and how to take back control of our health for good. ORDER YOUR COPY HERE!
Food Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet – One Bite at a Time. Food Fix addresses the economic impact of our food system, how food choices can change our chronic disease epidemic, the web of Big Food and Big Ag, marketing junk food to children, the corruption of science, public health groups, the power of the food industry lobbyists, and so many more issues that need our focused attention.
Intermittent fasting may not be for everyone:
According to Johns Hopkins, before you try intermittent fasting (or any diet), you should check in with your primary care practitioner first. Some people should steer clear of trying intermittent fasting:
- Children and teens under age 18.
- Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- People with type 1 diabetes who take insulin. While an increasing number of clinical trials have shown that intermittent fasting is safe in people with type 2 diabetes, there have been no studies in people with type I diabetes. Mattson explains, “Because those with type I diabetes take insulin, there is a concern that an intermittent fasting eating pattern may result in unsafe levels of hypoglycemia during the fasting period.”
- Those with a history of eating disorders.