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Eat Well, Laugh A Lot

Mark Hyman and Mia Lux laughing and holding vegetables

Karen Haberberg

Mark Hyman and Mia Lux are trying to make people healthier—body and soul.

What happens when a comedian/talk show host/wellness advocate marries a doctor/ nutrition expert/bestselling author? You get a lot of slashes and, according to Mia Lux, a lot of fungi jokes. Mark Hyman and Lux met on what he calls a “26-day first date” when he was a speaker at a conference she curated and hosted. They’ve been together for three years, but the sparks were still flying when the Spirituality & Health team invaded their New York City apartment for a photo shoot and interview. “We love the schmoopie stuff,” Hyman confirmed. He’s the author of 16 books, the most recent of which is Food: What the Heck Should I Cook? It’s the follow-up to Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? In both books Hyman tries to clear up the confusion about diet and nutrition, providing clear guidance without dumbing down a complex topic. He advocates for what he half-jokingly calls the Pegan Diet, a mix of the paleo and vegan approaches to food, explaining it as “eating grass-fed, regeneratively-raised meat and tons of vegetables, nuts, seeds, good fats—just real food.” Lux is the creator and host of The Cons …

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