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Respected medical consultant, New York Times bestselling author, educator, lecturer, and practicing physician Mark A. Hyman, M.D., is a leader in the emerging field of functional medicine. Functional medicine is ideal medicine made real; it is a new medical model—a more successful way of treating human illness and disease—born of recent technological and clinical advances applied in a fresh methodology. It is, Hyman says, “the future of medicine, available now.” Functional medicine moves beyond diagnosis-based medicine to incorporate new research that for the first time allows treatment of the underlying causes of disease. Functional medicine is an organized practical framework for applying all treatments in a model that addresses the causes of illness and supports health and optimal function. A broad range of treatments are used that help restore and optimize normal function and health, including conventional therapies, herbal treatments, and alternative methodologies in one encompassing, patient-centered approach.

In his work, Dr. Hyman applies the best of conventional and alternative medicine with cutting-edge science, placing him at the forefront of progressive medical care and education in the United States. A strong and pioneering voice for change in the fundamental way health care is perceived and delivered, as well as for a new paradigm for physicians, he has launched an innovative approach that taps into years of medical research that has not, until now, been translated into clinical practice in hospitals, homes, and the community.

Editor in Chief of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, the premier peer-reviewed professional journal in the fields of integrative medicine and alternative medicine, Dr. Hyman is the Medical Editor of Naturals Solutions, dedicated to helping consumers improve their health and the quality of their lives, and on the editorial board of Body and Soul and Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal. Dr. Hyman collaborates with Harvard Medical School’s Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Hyman’s New York Times bestseller, Ultrametabolism, published in more than 12 languages, also hit The Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller lists and was the #1 health book on Amazon the year it was published. A companion PBS special, created by WLIW around Dr. Hyman and his UltraMetabolism teachings, has aired nationwide. 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), a unique, easy-to-follow program designed to help people significantly rejuvenate their health and vitality by cleansing their bodies from toxins in the environment, diet, and spirit. There are more than 450,000 copies of Dr. Hyman’s books in print.

Dr. Hyman has been a guest on NBC’s 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 quoted regularly in leading consumer magazines including Body & Soul, Elle, Family Circle, Fitness, Glamour, Health, Men’s Health, Natural Health, Parade, Self, Shape, Town & Country, and Woman’s World.

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 faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine, a pioneering educational center for training health professionals in the science and practice of nutritional biochemistry, molecular medicine, and preventing and treating the diseases of aging. He is on the Board of Advisors and faculty of Georgetown University School of Medicine’s Food as Medicine training program.

Dr. Hyman is the founder and Medical Director of The UltraWellness Center, in Lenox, Massachusetts. UltraWellness is Dr. Hyman’s name for a life of vibrant health and vitality. He has helped countless patients achieve UltraWellness based on his core therapeutic paradigm that once underlying health problems (predominantly toxicity and inflammation) are addressed, the body’s natural systems adjust and function again at the their natural, optimum state, promoting automatic weight loss, increasing energy, and removing the causes of many chronic diseases.

A popular lecturer, Dr. Hyman speaks on a range of topics including natural approaches to common health conditions, optimal health, cardiovascular health, menopause and women's health, brain wellness, obesity and weight loss, optimal aging, and longevity medicine. His websites www.ultrawellnesscenter.com and www.ultrawellness.com empowers health care consumers and practitioners, enabling them to benefit from the wealth of information and scientific articles he has gathered on the fundamental causes of illness, wellness promotion, vitamin and herbals supplements, and more.

Earlier 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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January 2008

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