Ultraprevention by Mark Hyman


The 6-Week Plan That Will Make You Healthy for Life

by Mark Hyman

Title Details

Abridged Edition
Running Time
4 Hrs. 30 Min.
User Rating
  3.5  Stars Based on 3 ratings


Two physicians unveil a revolutionary, accessible, science-based, patient-centered program for living an active, age-defying, disease-free life.

Healthcare is pulled and shaped by many forces, by drug and insurance companies looking for profits, by politicians in search of votes, and by stressed, overworked physicians who barely have time to talk to you before writing a prescription or packing you off to a specialist.

So is anyone interested in keeping you well?

Yes. The Ultraprevention program will work for everyone. The promise of its practice is huge -- a health span that matches life span -- and you'll experience increased energy, weight loss, enhanced mood and memory, better digestion, deeper sleep, diminished stress, and more.

Isolating the source of more than 90 percent of today's most common diseases, from cancer and heart disease to diabetes, stroke, and Alzheimer's, Drs. Hyman and Liponis enumerate the Five Forces of Illness -- Sludge (malnutrition), Burnout (impaired metabolism), Heat (inflammation), Waste (impaired detoxification), and Rust (oxidative stress).

Through the practice of the six-week Ultraprevention program, you'll learn three simple steps that stop these forces and create a lifetime of good health. So stop falling for the myths that make you sick and start Ultraprevention, the powerful plan to get older without aging, to maintain health for all of life.

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Reviews & Ratings
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A common sense guide to good health
Reviewer LOLJPB
 February 17, 2006
General Content: Ultraprevention ranks right up there with Dr. Andrew Weil’s book as the most sensible and sound advice currently available on nutrition. Written by Mark Liponis and Mark Hyman, co-directors of medicine at Canyon Ranch, Ultraprevention preaches a straight forward approach to nutrition which utilizes the term “NCR”. NCR stands for nutrient to calorie ratio. The authors advise to consume foods that have a high NCR (e.g., organics fruits and vegetables and plant proteins) and shun foods with a low NCR (e.g, “white” foods such as white flour and white bread, saturated fat from animal sources) or NCR (e.g., junk food).

One of my favorite parts of this audiobook is that they included a very helpful booklet which summarizes the main points of the book (why don’t more publishers do this?!). It provides a great way to review the book and is great for leaving around your kitchen or taking to the grocery store. The only thing that I wasn’t 100% thrilled with in Ultraprevention was that the authors mentioned so many things that are bad for you without acknowledging the fact that worrying too much about the food you’re eating can actually be counterproductive as the stress can worsen your health.

That’s minor however and overall this is an excellent book to listen to if you’re interested in making improvements to your diet. Couple that with a wonderfully useful guidebook to review and you have a winner here.

Audio-Specific Content: I listened to the abridged version (3 cassettes, approximately 4.5 hours) of this book. It is read by the authors and well done. The abridgement seemed OK but given how much I enjoyed the content of this title, I’m seriously considering picking up the book to see what, if anything, I missed. Overall, this was an excellent title and the helpful review booklet was a huge plus for me.

More Details

  • Published: 2003
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: U003267
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Audio CD