Mark Carter

Mark Carter

As a child, Mark Carter, M.D., always wondered about the world and how things worked. Early in high school, he developed an interest in health and in learning about how the body worked. After high school, he went to community college and focused on chemistry. Then he transferred to UCLA and graduated in 1997 with a bachelor of science in biochemistry. From there, Carter went on to UCLA Medical School, and then moved to Tucson, AZ for residency at the University of Arizona. In 2004 he moved to Phoenix to practice internal medicine. Carter is member of the Institute of Functional Medicine and the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association.

Articles approved by Mark Carter

Hair, Skin and Nails Vitamins

Do Those Hair, Skin, and Nails Supplements Really Work?

Let's face it—we're going to keep eating gummy vitamins either way.
Which Alternative Cold and Flu Remedies Actually Work?

Which Alternative Cold and Flu Remedies Actually Work?

Some alternative medicines show (much) more promise than others.
Drinking Away Post-Workout Pain: Dumb and Dangerous or Backed by Science?

Drinking Away Post-Workout Pain: Dumb and Dangerous or Backed by Science?

There IS some evidence that booze seems to lessen pain...
6 Legit Reasons Eating Meat Really Can Make You Feel Effing Amazing

6 Legit Reasons Meat Really Can Make You Feel Effing Amazing

One theory: Our gut bacteria craves it.
acupuncture

The Science Behind Acupuncture—and Why It Really Works

It can help with everything from nausea to infertility.
It's Never Too Cold to Exercise
Does Your Stomach Actually Grow or Shrink Based on How Much You Eat?
Public Toliet

The Least Disgusting Way to Use a Public Toilet, According to Experts

The germiest place in a public restroom isn't where you think!
What You Don't Realize Inflammation Is Doing to Your Body

What You Don't Realize Inflammation Is Doing to Your Body

After an injury it's a good thing; the problems start when it becomes chronic.
Eating Pizza

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