A New York Times bestselling author and pioneer in functional medicine
Dr. Mark Hyman is a sought-after medical consultant, a three-time New York Times bestselling author, an educator, and a leader in the emerging field of functional medicine. Functional medicine treats the underlying biological cause of disease instead of managing or masking symptoms.
It is the change people have been waiting for—the future of conventional medicine, available now. Functional medicine is more successful in treating illness and disease, and the solution to the epidemic of chronic disease. Dr. Hyman’s new book, The UltraMind Solution, will be published in January 2009 by Scribner.
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In his work, Dr. Hyman applies over 20 years of experience treating patients with the cutting-edge science of functional medicine, placing him at the forefront of progressive medical care and education in the United States. A pioneering voice for change in the way health care is perceived and provided, Dr. Hyman champions an innovative process that applies years of medical research that has not, until now, been translated into use in hospitals, homes, and the community.
Editor-in-chief of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, the most prestigious journal in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Hyman is the medical editor of Natural Solutions and on the editorial board of Body and Soul and Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal.
There are nearly one million copies of Dr. Hyman’s books in print in the U.S. His New York Times bestseller, UltraMetabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss, published in more than twelve languages, also hit The Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller lists and was the number one health book on Amazon.com the year it was published.
A companion public television special, created around Dr. Hyman and his UltraMetabolism plan, has aired nationwide more than a thousand times, reaching 100 percent of the top 10 media markets.
He is co-author of the New York Times bestseller Ultraprevention: The 6-Week Program That Will Make You Healthy for Life (Scribner), winner of the Books for a Better Life Award, which honors the best self-improvement books published each year.
His books the New York Times bestseller The UltraSimple Diet: Kick-Start Your Metabolism and Safely Lose Up to 10 Pounds in 7 Days and The UltraMetabolism Cookbook: 200 Delicious Recipes That Will Turn On Your Fat-Burning DNA were published in 2007. He is also author of The Five Forces of Wellness: The Ultraprevention System for Living an Active, Age-Defying, Disease-Free Life (Nightingale) and NutriGenomics, the New Science of Health and Weight Loss (2006) and creator of The Detox Box (Sounds True), an easy-to-follow program to help people rejuvenate their health and vitality by cleansing their bodies of toxins in the environment, diet, and spirit.
Dr. Hyman has been an engaging guest on NBC’s Today show and Weekend Today show, ABC’s Good Morning America Weekend, CBS’s The Early Show, and ABC’s The View with Barbara Walters and appeared on CNN, FOX, PBS, and NPR as well as many other television and radio stations. He is an AOL wellness coach and is quoted regularly in Body & Soul, Elle, Family Circle, Fitness, Glamour, Health, Men’s Health, Natural Health, Parade, Self, Shape, Town & Country, Woman’s World, and many other leading magazines.
Dr. Hyman is the founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center, in Lenox, Massachusetts. UltraWellness is Dr. Hyman’s term for a life of optimal health and vitality. He has helped countless patients experience UltraWellness—safe and automatic weight loss, increased energy, and relief from many chronic diseases—by applying his core therapies. Once a patient’s underlying health problems are addressed, the body’s natural systems adjust and function again at their natural, best-possible state.
Dr. Hyman has testified regarding health promotion and wellness for the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine and has consulted with Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona on his diabetes prevention initiative. Co-medical director for eight years at Canyon Ranch Lenox, one of the world’s leading health resorts, Dr. Hyman serves on the Board of Directors and the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine, a pioneering educational center for training health professionals in the science and practice of nutritional biochemistry and molecular medicine and the prevention and treatment of the diseases of aging. He is on the Board of Advisors and the faculty of Georgetown University School of Medicine’s Food as Medicine training program.
A popular lecturer, Dr. Hyman speaks on a range of topics including natural approaches to common health conditions, achieving wellness, cardiovascular health, menopause and women’s health, brain wellness, obesity and weight loss, aging well, and longevity medicine. His websites www.ultrawellnesscenter.com and www.ultrawellness.com give consumers and practitioners easy access to the wealth of information and scientific articles he has gathered on the causes of illness, promoting health, vitamins and herbal supplements, and more.
Early in his career, Dr. Hyman worked as a rural family physician in the mountains of Idaho and in China as the medical director for development and planning of an international medical center in Beijing. He also consulted in Hong Kong on medical centers for expatriates in Asia. Before joining Canyon Ranch, Dr. Hyman served in an inner-city emergency room in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Dr. Hyman graduated with a B.A. from Cornell University, magna cum laude from the Ottawa University School of Medicine, and from the University of San Francisco’s program in Family Medicine at Community Hospital of Santa Rosa. He is board certified in family medicine and resides in western Massachusetts with his family.
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