Tuesday February 28, 10:03 am ET
Exclusive Premiere Wednesday, March 1 at 8 pm on WLIW21 New York Public Television with Dr. Mark Hyman LIVE in the studio!
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- We all know we need to pay more attention to what we eat, our stress level and a good exercise regime -- but it's never easy. Now, New York Times best-selling author Mark Hyman, M.D. (ULTRAPREVENTION) brings together revolutionary science and his own proprietary studies for the first time to show public television viewers precisely how to turn back the biological clock in ULTRAMETABOLISM: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss, premiering Wednesday, March 1 at 8 pm on WLIW21.
The special airs nationwide on public television stations this March (check local listings).
Speaking before a studio audience, Dr. Hyman begins the program with some alarming statistics:
* For the first time in a century American children can expect shorter
life spans than their parents;
* Children's obesity rates have tripled over the past 40 years; and
* In the last decade type 2 diabetes in children has increased 1,000
Following the ULTRAMETABOLISM lifestyle program, Dr. Hyman explains, our generation can learn how to prevent disease, prolong life and make dieting obsolete. No calorie counting, no talk of "carbs" or other fads -- just cutting-edge science tailored to a program that's easy to follow and customizable for automatic weight loss and good health -- at any age.
ULTRAMETABOLISM is based on a groundbreaking concept called nutrigenomics -- the science of how food "talks" to our genes. The concept is simple: eat the right foods and send our genes instructions of weight loss and health; eat the wrong foods and send messages of weight gain and disease.
Next, Dr. Hyman reveals some of the causes behind today's obesity epidemic: the food and drug industries' effect on American eating habits and popular diet myths that lead to weight gain, including:
* The Starvation Myth: Eat Less + Exercise More = Weight Loss
* The Calorie Myth: You Can Control Weight By Counting Calories
* The Sumo Wrestler Myth: Skipping Meals Helps You Lose Weight
* The French Paradox Myth: The French are Thin Because They Drink Wine and
Understanding how our bodies run is essential to achieving ULTRAMETABOLISM, and Dr. Hyman explains the key principles to "reboot" the body's metabolism by reprogramming our genes to automatically burn fat and keep weight off for good:
* Stress Makes You Gain Weight, Relaxing Makes You Thin. Without eating
more or exercising less, stress alone can cause weight gain and lead to
diabetes. By practicing active relaxation, we can minimize the effects
of powerful hormones that are released when we are under stress.
* Cool the Fire of Inflammation. Inflammation is part of the body's
natural defense system against infection, irritation, and toxins. But
when this natural defense system is disrupted, it shifts into a chronic
state of alarm or inflammation, spreading a smoldering fire through the
body that can result in weight gain. But inflammation can be kept in
check by supplying the body with anti-inflammatories like exercise and
omega 3 fatty acids, and avoiding sugar, trans fat, processed foods,
* Turn Calories Into Energy. Turbocharge the body's metabolic engine to
more efficiently turn calories into energy. The ability to burn
calories is dependent on the health, number and efficiency of
mitochondria, the little powerhouses that produce energy in every cell.
Reverse mitochondria damage by turning up the body's metabolic fire
through smarter -- not longer -- exercise like interval training.
* Love Your Liver. Detoxify the liver so it will properly metabolize
sugars and fats. Toxins from within our bodies and toxins from our
environment both contribute to obesity. Getting rid of these toxins and
boosting the natural detoxification system is an essential component of
long-term weight loss and a healthy metabolism.
ULTRAMETABOLISM concludes with a basic instruction manual for the body to help viewers create what Dr. Hyman describes in the program as "hormonal harmony between your brain, gut and fat cells to control your appetite."
Mark Hyman, M.D. is a pioneer in the emerging field of functional medicine and served as co-medical director of the award-winning Canyon Ranch Lenox health resort for eight years.
A co-production of WLIW New York and Hyman Integrative Therapies, LLC. Executive Producers:
Mark Hyman, M.D. and Roy A. Hammond. This program made possible in part by ForSaleByOwner.Com, The Park Foundation, The Woodmere Foundation, and Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratory.