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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (498 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Hyman Narrator: Mark Hyman Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2006 ISBN: 9780743563420
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An instant New York Times bestseller, UltraMetabolism finally reveals why it's so hard to lose weight. As renowned physician Mark Hyman explains, our bodies are designed to keep weight on at all costs as a matter of survival. It's embedded in our DNA.

Unfortunately, our genetic blueprint has not changed as our diet has evolved; as a result, our bodies are not designed to process the types of food we are fed today. And making matters worse is the fact that diets just don't work; the average person who goes on a diet actually gains five pounds.

But now a medical revolution is 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. 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.

UltraMetabolism tells you how these scientific breakthroughs can help you:

  • Work with your body instead of against it
  • Ignite the natural fat-burning furnace within you
  • Discover the seven fundamental causes of weight gain


An easy-to-follow eight-week plan to help you lose weight based on your own unique genetic needs, UltraMetabolism is your personal program for permanent weight loss and lifelong health. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • 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 the NY Times #1 Bestselling You: The Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier and Younger
  • At long last, a clear and practical book by an internationally recognized clinician who creates a sound diet as the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle. There are no gimmicks, quick fixes, or misleading before and after photos since this diet is based on the latest science which underlies all effective weight management. If you are going to read and use only one book on diet and lifestyle, this is the one!"
    -- Dr. Kenneth Pelletier, author of Sound Mind, Sound Body: A New Model For Lifelong Health and Professor, University of Arizona School of Medicine
  • Dr Hyman has worked at the interface of science, Western medicine and alternative health for over 20 years. In Ultrametabolism, he distills this experience into a provocative prescription for weight loss. I have no doubt that this book will make an important difference in the lives of many Americans seeking optimal health."
    -- David Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Obesity Program, Children's Hospital Boston
  • Combining cutting edge science and clinical wisdom, Mark Hyman provides a clear, carefully individualized, blueprint for weight loss and good health. It is, quite simply, the best book I've seen on the subject."
    -- James S. Gordon, M.D., Founder and Director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Washington DC, and author of Manifesto for a New Medicine
  • Congratulations to Dr. Hyman for another masterpiece. This is the most comprehensive explanation of the underlying causes of weight gain I have seen."
    -- Joseph E. Pizzorno, ND, Editor, Integrative Medicine: A Clinician's Journal, Coauthor, Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine
  • "Ultrametabolism is a gem. Scientific, practical, and user friendly, it gives you everything you need to know for creating a lean, healthy body."
    -- Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause, and Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
  • "UltraMetabolism delivers on its title with a real program that has been developed by one of America's leading nutrition and preventive medicine doctors who also knows how to communicate his successes in writing. The book is both educational and inspiring, and coaches the reader through an effective program for "tuning up metabolism" and improving functional health. This book will be the catalyst for many people accomplishing their goal of good health."
    -- Jeffrey S. Bland, Ph.D., President and Chief Science Officer, Metagenics, Inc.
  • Finally, a program that makes weight loss a part of your healthy lifestyle. Dr. Hyman's UltraMetabolism isn't a diet, it's a way of life. If you want to lose weight and reduce factors that lead to certain diseases, buy this book."
    -- Susan Piver, Author, The Hard Questions
  • A healthy lifestyle holds the key to maintaining optimal health as we age. Dr. Hyman provides some sensible signposts for those ready to embrace healthy living, and lower their risk of developing cardiovascular and other chronic diseases."
    -- Peter Libby, M.D., Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • 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 C. Oz, M.D., coauthor of the New York Times #1 bestseller You: The Owner's Manual
  • “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 the New York Times #1 Bestselling You: The Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier and Younger

  • “At long last, a clear and practical book by an internationally recognized clinician who creates a sound diet as the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle. There are no gimmicks, quick fixes, or misleading before and after photos since this diet is based on the latest science which underlies all effective weight management. If you are going to read and use only one book on diet and lifestyle, this is the one!”

    Dr. Kenneth Pelletier, author of Sound Mind, Sound Body: A New Model For Lifelong Health and Professor, University of Arizona School of Medicine

  • “Dr Hyman has worked at the interface of science, Western medicine and alternative health for over 20 years. In Ultrametabolism, he distills this experience into a provocative prescription for weight loss. I have no doubt that this book will make an important difference in the lives of many Americans seeking optimal health.”

    David Ludwig, MD, PhD, Director, Obesity Program, Children's Hospital Boston

  • “Combining cutting edge science and clinical wisdom, Mark Hyman provides a clear, carefully individualized, blueprint for weight loss and good health. It is, quite simply, the best book I've seen on the subject.”

    James S. Gordon, M.D., Founder and Director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Washington DC, and author of Manifesto for a New Medicine

  • “Congratulations to Dr. Hyman for another masterpiece. This is the most comprehensive explanation of the underlying causes of weight gain I have seen.”

    Joseph E. Pizzorno, ND, Editor, Integrative Medicine: A Clinician's Journal, Coauthor, Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine

  • Ultrametabolism is a gem. Scientific, practical, and user friendly, it gives you everything you need to know for creating a lean, healthy body.”

    Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause, and Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

  • UltraMetabolism delivers on its title with a real program that has been developed by one of America's leading nutrition and preventive medicine doctors who also knows how to communicate his successes in writing. The book is both educational and inspiring, and coaches the reader through an effective program for "tuning up metabolism" and improving functional health. This book will be the catalyst for many people accomplishing their goal of good health.”

    Jeffrey S. Bland, PhD, President and Chief Science Officer, Metagenics, Inc.

  • “Finally, a program that makes weight loss a part of your healthy lifestyle. Dr. Hyman's UltraMetabolism isn't a diet, it's a way of life. If you want to lose weight and reduce factors that lead to certain diseases, buy this book.”

    Susan Piver, Author, The Hard Questions

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne (suz&mark) | 2/20/2014

    " So this health/nutrition/"diet" book was given to me by my former vegetarian/macrobiotic mom. I know I should want to do this - it talks about eating all organic fruits, vegs and free-range meat, no caffeine, no high-fructose corn syrup, etc etc. However, when I see stuff like "Apple-Walnut Amaranth" as a breakfast, it just makes me want to run for the hills! LOL Dont think Im going to do this one- although the concepts make sense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn | 2/11/2014

    " The good news is that I finally found a no nonsense book about how my body changes food into energy and how to shed unwanted pounds. The bad news is that I left it on the airplane the other day!!! I immediately ordered another one, so I guess that is a high recommendation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie | 2/8/2014

    " Good reference book. Good info "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 1/23/2014

    " Eye opening and life-changing look at health, weight loss and the whys behind what works and what doesn't work. Includes menus and recipes for different phases of weight loss. The first phase eliminates all common allergen foods. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shauna | 1/17/2014

    " Do not bother reading this book! DNA is everything, but do the math-all sugars get used or stored no matter what. Okay, that was a little dogmatic, but really, I felt this book was a get-overweight-free card. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth Cato | 1/16/2014

    " I first read of this book back when we subscribed to Experience Life Magazine, and I was glad to find it in a thrift store earlier this year.[return][return]Hyman's basic theory is this: Americans are obese because of widespread misinformation about diets (especially low fat and low calorie diets) and how our DNA is programmed to gain weight. Many pre-packaged foods contain additives and fats that are not natural and our bodies don't know how to process them. Therefore, Hyman's Ultrametabolism Prescription advises that people eat as their ancestors did a hundred years ago with lots of raw fruits and veggies, ancient grains, nuts, and lean meats, and avoiding white flours, sugars, and many pre-packaged products.[return][return]I've tried various diet plans before to dismal results. Even though I exercise six days a week for 30 minutes to an hour, my weight stays at the same plateau. Hyman's theory does have merit, I think, in citing that a lot of cheap and easy foods are actually rather toxic. I don't agree with everything he espoused; one thing he said is that we need to eat as we did a hundred years ago, but at the same time he says we need to avoid flour. Um, flour has been pretty important for a long time. I can't afford to dump out all of my gluten-y foods (or buy all organic), but I do plan to try out his recipe suggestions and read labels more carefully. Moderation seems to be the key, as with anything. I've been eating a lot of produce this year, and I hope to increase that intake, stop buying frozen Lean Cuisines, and see if I really can boost my energy and metabolism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Feistymonkey | 1/15/2014

    " Sometimes sounds like a hardselling infomercial, but the ideas are sound and I lost 20 lbs. I also discovered a food allergy I never knew I had,and am healthier than I've ever been in my entire life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LuAnn Oburn | 1/13/2014

    " Although I felt I knew a good deal about what foods to eat, I found that going through the exercise of determining potential food allergies for 8 weeks was very interesting. I lost weight through this process, gained energy and am sleeping better than I have in years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bori Hidegh | 12/26/2013

    " Interesting and useful ideas about health and food. Very clear description on the effects of food on your energy level and methabolism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tennessee O'Donnell | 12/22/2013

    " Interesting and informative a handy book for reference and or research! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 12/13/2013

    " Ok, I cheat. I didn't read all of this. I skimmed it. But I thought the information was useful, even if you want to know how to eat healthy (and aren't particularly concerned with dieting). My mother lives by this book and has become one of the healthiest 50+ people I have ever met. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara ★ | 11/23/2013

    " This is an excellent diet. I love 80 pounds in one year following this diet plan. The only diet I've come across in 20 years that actually worked for me. I totally endorse this one and tell all my friends about it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betsy | 11/4/2013

    " Much like any other book that focuses on eating whole, natural foods. A good resource for recipes, quizzes for stress, food (gluten) intolerances, and inflammation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Seriphim | 7/16/2013

    " Really enjoyed the breakdown and the why behind the theory. Some of the food was delicious, some was unpalatable. Hard core diet but felt amazing eating the food. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric Brosch | 7/10/2013

    " Really helps to explain the medical reasoning behind much of the dieting hype. Gives practical, easily-understood advice "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/9/2012

    " My absolute favorite nutrition book. (Not that I am the expert by any stretch of the imagination.) But this book totally changed the way I look at food and altered my eating habits for the better. It also introduced me to integrative medicine which I think is the wave of the future, I hope. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 3/24/2012

    " More than just another high protein-low carb diet. It's a healthy whole foods lifestyle, not another diet plan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 9/21/2011

    " I haven't 'automatically' lost any pounds or ounces just yet... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda Scott | 9/18/2011

    " Learned a lot, but super boring!! I felt like it was a bit unrealistic as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bori | 4/30/2011

    " Interesting and useful ideas about health and food. Very clear description on the effects of food on your energy level and methabolism. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 2/9/2011

    " Learned a lot, but super boring!! I felt like it was a bit unrealistic as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 8/2/2010

    " Ok, I cheat. I didn't read all of this. I skimmed it. But I thought the information was useful, even if you want to know how to eat healthy (and aren't particularly concerned with dieting). My mother lives by this book and has become one of the healthiest 50+ people I have ever met. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Niklas | 5/22/2010

    " This book greatly increased my understanding of what a healthy diet should be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teri | 5/18/2010

    " So far this book is intimidating me, but I am learning a lot of interesting stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Feistymonkey | 4/12/2010

    " Sometimes sounds like a hardselling infomercial, but the ideas are sound and I lost 20 lbs. I also discovered a food allergy I never knew I had,and am healthier than I've ever been in my entire life.
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 2/26/2010

    " Interesting, but not very practical for my lifestyle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 12/26/2009

    " So far a great book - not for readability but contains great information. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Seriphim | 12/5/2009

    " Really enjoyed the breakdown and the why behind the theory. Some of the food was delicious, some was unpalatable. Hard core diet but felt amazing eating the food. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracychinery | 10/10/2009

    " Great information on healthy eating, if only I could get this guy to follow me around 24/7. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanna | 10/6/2009

    " The title is deceiving as this book is not really about weight loss but about changing the way you eat to live a healthier life. Weight loss may be a side effect, but not really the main point of the book. Great information about how we should eat to become more vital, healthy individuals. "

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About the Author
Author Mark Hyman

Mark Hyman is an internationally respected physician, researcher, educator, activist, and author. His New York Times bestselling books The Blood Sugar Solution: The UltraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now! and The UltraMind Solution: The Simple Way to Defeat Depression, Overcome Anxiety, and Sharpen Your Mind were both made into PBS specials. His other works include The UltraSimple Diet, UltraMetabolism, and UltraPrevention. Hyman is the medical editor at the Huffington Post and serves on the board of many distinguished medical organizations. He is also responsible for introducing the Take Back Your Health Act of 2009 and continues to work in Washington on health reform.