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A Functional Medicine Approach to Autoimmunity
Mark Hyman, MD
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, an eight-time New York Times bestselling 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 Functional Medicine and to widen the understanding and practice of it, empowering others to stop managing symptoms and instead treat the underlying causes of illness. 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 currently medical editor at the Huffington Post and on the Medical Advisory Board at The Doctor Oz Show. He is on the Board of Directors of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, and a faculty member of its Food As Medicine training program. He is also on the Board of Advisors of Mehmet Oz’s HealthCorps, which tackles the obesity epidemic by “educating the student body” in American high schools about nutrition, fitness, and mental resilience. He is a volunteer for Partners in Health with whom he worked immediately after the earthquake in Haiti. He was featured on 60 Minutes for his work there, and he continues to help rebuild Haiti’s health care system.