Version: Abridged
Author: Mark Hyman
Narrator: Mark Hyman
Genres: Health & Fitness, Diet & Nutrition
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published In: June 2006
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 4 hours
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Bestselling author, columnist, and physician Mark Hyman, M.D., brings us a science-based, easy-to-follow diet and nutritional plan in UltraMetabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss.

For many, losing weight is a never-ending struggle, especially since our bodies are designed to keep weight on at all costs; it's a matter of survival. But a medical revolution is under way, showing us how to work with our bodies instead of against them to improve nutrition and ignite the natural fat-burning furnaces that lie dormant within us.

Drawing on cutting-edge research about nutrigenomics—the science of how food talks to our genes—Dr. Hyman, author of bestsellers including The Blood Sugar Solution, The Ultra-Mind Solution, UltraPrevention, and The UltraSimple Diet has created a method for losing weight by eating the right foods to detox and manage food allergies.

Food contains information and instructions for our bodies: eat the right foods and send instructions of weight loss and health; eat the wrong foods and send messages of weight gain and disease. After spending the last ten years conducting pioneering, hands-on research with over two thousand patients at Canyon Ranch, one of the world's leading health resorts, Dr. Hyman has discovered the seven fundamental causes of obesity. He has integrated his years of research into this groundbreaking approach to help you rebalance and stabilize your metabolism to maintain weight loss and enjoy lifelong health.

This isn’t a fad diet. Dr. Hyman explains how to customize your personal health and weight-loss program with a streamlined eight-week plan designed to help you lose weight based on your own unique genetic needs. Menus, recipes, and shopping lists, as well as recommendations for vitamins, supplements, and exercise will help you change your lifestyle and be healthy for years to come.

Reviews (2)


Written by Anonymous on July 3rd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

hmm...I guess I am still expecting a magic cure! Finally admitting for me the cure is no sugar, no flour, no wheat!

Ultra Metabolism

Written by Sandra from Whitby, ON on March 5th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Not overly interesting to me. Had some good ideas but difficult to keep interest. Also had to skip around to various discs - not easy to do while driving.

Author Details

Author Details

Hyman, Mark

Mark Hyman, M.D., was educated at Cornell University and the University of Ottawa Medical School.

Mark Liponis, M.D., is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine.

They are co-medical directors of Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires, an affiliated practice of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Both survived catastrophic illness through traditional and nontraditional therapies and were at one time general practitioners in small rural communities. They live in Lenox, Massachusetts. Visit their website at www.ultraprevention.com.