Mark Hyman

Mark Hyman, MD, has dedicated his career to identifying and addressing the root causes of chronic illness through a groundbreaking, whole-systems approach known as functional medicine. A family physician and New York Times best-selling author, he is an internationally recognized leader in his field. Mark is founder and medical director of the UltraWellness Center, chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine, board member of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, advisor to Dr. Mehmet Oz’s HealthCorps, and nominee to President Obama’s Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health.

Learn more about this presenter’s work:


  • Sugar and Your Body

    Sugar, flour, and processed foods drive the body’s production of insulin—the fat-storage and hunger hormone—leading to sugar and carb cravings.

  • Turning Point Q&A with Mark Hyman, MD

    Doctor, heal thyself. That was what Mark Hyman, MD, set out to do when he was flattened by chronic fatigue syndrome. What he discovered what that...

  • The Joy of Eating

    Valerie Reiss came to Kripalu to learn how to cook with greater ease and and to nourish herself better. Here's what she experienced.

  • Spring: The Season of Detox

    Spring is a natural time to clear away toxins so the body can reboot after a long, sluggish winter.

  • Kripalu Perspectives: Whole-Body Health with Mark Hyman

    Mark Hyman, medical director of the UltraWellness Center, discusses how treating the system and not just the symptom can help heal chronic conditions and bring fulfillment to our lives.