• by Mark Hyman
  • Narrated by Mark Hyman
  • 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

No wonder it's so hard to lose weight, our bodies are designed to keep weight on at all costs; it's a matter of survival. It's embedded in our DNA. Our diet has changed dramatically over the past 10,000 years, but our genetic blueprint has not; our bodies are not designed to process the types of food we are fed today. It's like putting diesel fuel into a regular car: it just won't work. And making matters worse is the fact that diets don't work either: less than six percent of weight-loss attempts succeed. The average person who goes on a diet actually gains five pounds.But a medical revolution is under way, finally showing us precisely how the powerful forces that keep weight on can actually be reprogrammed to automatically burn fat and keep weight off for good. The concept is simple. By learning how to work with our bodies instead of against them, we can ignite the natural fat-burning furnaces that lie dormant within us. For the first time ever, Dr. Mark Hyman makes this new science of weight loss available to the general public.This medical revolution is based on a groundbreaking concept called nutrigenomics, the science of how food talks to our genes. This science is actually startlingly simple. 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 10 years conducting pioneering, hands-on research with over 2,000 patients at Canyon Ranch, one of the world's leading health resorts, Dr. Hyman has discovered the seven fundamental causes of obesity. While fad diets have identified one or two of these causes, never before have they all been integrated into a single, simple plan for automatic weight loss. This is the promise of UltraMetabolism.


What the Critics Say

"Physician Hyman...delivers plenty of scientifically grounded information about weight loss myths." (Publishers Weekly)
"Dr. Hyman, an expert's expert on healing, shares his secrets to harvesting your body's potential for weight loss. Reading this compelling book is the next best thing to entering a cutting-edge health program." (Mehmet Oz, MD, coauthor of You: The Owner's Manual)


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Customer Reviews

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Good information here

The information in this book is good, informative info for anyone interested in improving their health. Often the information repeats itself and towards the end, I kept asking myself if I had accidently hit the back button, but in the same breath, I'll also say that Mark's simple steps are burned into my mind and his reasoning for why his guidelines work are clear enough for me to figure out what I should be doing to increase my metabolism. Even if you are already familiar with the world of natural foods and clean living, you will find information in this book that will further your efforts towards healthy living.
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- Joy

Ultra Metabolism

This is the first review I have written since my 2 yr membership with Audible. I want to encourage you to take a look at this book!

The book provides the most up to date research in Weight Loss Science and is in line with other credible sources. As an Exercise Physiologist I found the book very useful in helping clients to understand weight loss essentials. The only draw back is that the author often refers to 'CD 4' for text files and quizzes. At first this was a problem but I found I could go to the website and get the guide to accompany the book (which I recommend you do).

The author is enjoyable to listen to and gets to the point. I highly recommend this book if you are having trouble losing weight and want to get good current scientific advice.
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- Jill

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-01-2006
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio