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Is Dr. Hyman’s Family Dinners CNN Interview Hogwash?



Is Dr. Hyman’s CNN Interview On Family Dinners Hogwash?

by Jen Springer


Can eating at home really save your life?

Dr. Mark Hyman of the UltraWellness Center boldly states that by not eating home cooked meals we are ruining our families and our health.

He even spouts that the fast food industry has “hijacked” our family dinners through microwave, take out, and fast food options.

Nowadays Americans are eating 50% of their meals out, versus a 100 years ago that number was 2%. With 1 in 5 breakfasts coming from McDonald’s, he takes the position we are in a huge crisis.

His interviewer touts stats from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University:

Kids that ate home cooked meals with their family 5 to 7 times a week were . . .

  • 42% less likely to drink
  • 50% less likely to smoke
  • 66% less likely to smoke marijuana


You buying this or think it’s bull honky?

I don’t know about you, but I buy this 1000%. We are in a crisis.  Age, gender, and race isn’t discriminating; people are sick and fat.  They are also suffering and dying. Family’s are falling apart and most kids don’t even know that food comes from vegetables and animals.

If we have sound body we will have sound mind.
It is my firm belief that we are what we eat . People often land on my blog and wonder why it’s all about nutrition and food. 

What is going to make you, me, and everyone else sick or healthy directly correlates with what we put in our mouths.

OUCH, some tushies might be hurting a bit!

Are you thinking:“Ok Jen & Dr. Hyman. If you such smarty pants, tell me how I’m going to fit cooking meals in my schedule. I don’t have time to cook.”

Solution? Learning simple ways to cook speedy meals.

The average time it takes to prep my Recipes are less than 15 minutes. Some are slow cookers. I love “throw in the ingredients and do other stuff: meal prepartion.

Trust me – if it’s hard I’m not doing it!  I’m with ya sista’s and brotha’s, I don’t have time either and need to  keep it simple and yummy.

Cooking for ourselves pays off big time. We’ll lose weight, nurture the MOST important relationships, and have drastic improvement in our health.

Besides, cooking is fun!

So, follow the Dr.’s orders: take your meals “in” and save your family and health.



Let’s do something fun. If you have simple, gluten-free, no sugar recipes – I’ll post them here on the blog.

To up the ante, the first three recipes that come in will get a copy of my Let’s Get Physical Program ($47!). 

1. Take a pic of the dish so people can see what it looks like when it’s done.

2. Write out the instructions with quantities, like you see in my Gluten Free Insanely Awesome Recipe.

3. Give me a us a little blip as to your health journey or why you love this recipe.

4. Send them to Jen@NaturalAnxietyTherapy.com.


Give ’em to me!



Jen Springer is a Holistic Nutrition Expert who currently serves 10,000 clients.  Her approach to health is refreshing and out of the box, yet makes so much sense.  She has a track record of  helping people have the “A-HA” moment they need in order to start rebuilding vibrant health which is their birth right. With her guidance, people quickly get results even though  they’ve spent years of chasing for answers. Jen has been a health educator and practitioner for the last 10 years.


2 Responses to “Is Dr. Hyman’s Family Dinners CNN Interview Hogwash?”

  1. Paula says:

    of course everyone is going to say he is a quack! look at all the money to be lost by the medical field and beyond if diabetes, cancer and heart disease can be cured or reversed by eating differently!

  2. Val says:

    Yes I believe it! I’m sixty years old, in good shape, HWP, and have noticed people who eat out a lot are fat & out of shape and I also detect, by my experience only, a bit of brain dumbing down. Yes I was shocked but there it was commonly amongst fast food eaters. There are a few restaurants that are local and one or two chains that use local veggies, produce and actually make their own food, but not many, but you have to take home about half because of huge American portions. And it’s true a lot of people don’t even know how to make a nutritious meal. But I grew up poor and all you have to do is buy the raw veggies, fruits, a cooked organic chicken, clean water and if your an adult that should last you five days with normal servings, remember your stomach is the size of your fist, so that should be the size of your meal. Costs around $35 to $50 dollars (organic items). You could stretch in to a week’s worth at $50 & being a good shopper.

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