Dr. Mark Hyman is a practicing family physician, a ten-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of health and wellness. One of his most popular quotes is: “Your fork [is] the most powerful tool to transform your health and change the world.” Dr. Hyman stands behind the notion that a nutrient-rich diet enables the body to rid itself of toxins, regulate its balance and promote overall health and vitality.
Dr. Hyman is the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. He is also the founder and medical director of The Ultra Wellness Center and chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. Hyman has made frequent television appearances on CBS This Morning, Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, The View, Katie and The Dr. Oz Show. One of Dr. Hyman’s most noted projects is The Daniel Plan. He collaborated with Pastor Rick Warren, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Dr. Daniel Amen to create this faith-based initiative, which included books, video, eating plans, spiritual guidance and an online portal, that helped The Saddleback Church collectively lose 250,000 pounds.
Dr. Hyman works directly with individuals and organizations, government officials, policy makers and influencers. He has testified before both the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the Senate Working Group on Health Care Reform on Functional Medicine. He has also consulted with the Surgeon General on diabetes prevention, and participated in the 2009 White House Forum on Prevention and Wellness. He is the winner of the Linus Pauling Award, The Nantucket Project Award, and has been inducted in the Books for Better Life Hall of Fame, and the Christian Book of the Year Award for The Daniel Plan.