In Ultrametabolism, Dr. Mark Hyman uses the latest findings from the exploration of genetics to create a new science of weight loss. From the genetic research of the last few years, scientists have learned that food acts as messages or signals that activate and instruct the metabolism to function in a fast, healthy manner or a sluggish, sick one. Eat the right messages and you will maintain a lean, healthy body weight for life.
Dr. Hyman takes the reader through the science and genetic discoveries that have led to this new theory of diet; debunks seven of the myths that most Americans (and many doctors) believe - from all calories are created equal to eat less + exercise more = weight loss - and provides the seven keys to the new science of weight, which include how to harness your brain chemistry to control you appetite; how stress makes you fat and relaxing makes you thin; cool hidden inflammation that makes you fat; increase metabolic power; fortify the thyroid; and cleanse the liver. Ultrametabolism includes a six week program of detox, rebalancing the metabolism, and stabilizing it for a life of healthy weight loss and maintenance. Menus and recipes created with a nutritionist from the famous Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires offer suggestions for the reader embarking on the plan.