An interview with Dr. Mark Hyman about how he originally got into the medical field, how to know what to eat and what to avoid, how to structure your day so you’re healthy, avoiding burnout and his best career advice.
Welcome to the 73rd episode of 5 Questions with Dan Schawbel. As your host, my goal is to curate the best advice from the world’s smartest and most interesting people by asking them just 5 questions.
This episodes guest:
My guest today is a bestselling author and founder of The UltraWellness Center, Dr. Mark Hyman. Born in New York, Mark moved to Idaho after graduating from medical school. Then, he worked as an emergency room doctor in Massachusetts before becoming the co-medical director at Canyon Ranch. After leaving the Ranch, he opened The UltraWellness Center. Over the past seven years, Mark has written countless bestselling books, including his latest entitled “Food Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet–One Bite at a Time”. He is the Medical Director at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine and is a medical advisor to Bill and Hillary Clinton. As someone who went from eating fast food, and hot dogs on George Foreman grills to being a pescatarian, I have an appreciation for food as it relates to our health. That’s why I wanted Mark to share his insights with all of you because eating healthy transformed my life and it can do the same for you.
Video interview from New York City:
The 5 questions I ask in this episode:
- How did you originally get into the medical field?
- There’s so much information about what to eat and what not to online. How do you know what to trust?
- How do you structure your day so you can manage all aspects of your health?
- What is the best way to prevent burnout and is food part of that?
- What is your best piece of career advice?
Follow Mark’s journey: