Dr. Jennifer Ashton helps start a 'Revolution' with ABC premiere
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"The concept of the show is something I feel so passionate about," Ashton says. "It parallels my patient practice; the women I see in my office could be the women on the show, and vice versa. So far, the response from my patients has been amazing ... and that's just from the promos. They're uniformly proud and supportive and excited."
As one might expect, Ashton's "Revolution" focus is health, while nutritionist Harley Pasternak concentrates on fitness, and therapist Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry discusses relationships. "Of course, I knew who Ty and Tim were as well," Ashton says of her other "Revolution" co-hosts, "but never in a million years did I think I'd get a chance to work with them."
Ashton was on board with "The Revolution" from the moment she heard the idea, since she says she likes its goal of "changing people's lives, and that really resonates with me. At the end of the day -- and at the beginning -- that's how I come to every media appearance I make as a physician. I want to give people good, empowering medical and wellness information. I like it to be entertaining also, but I'm really interested in what the message is."
As if Ashton wasn't occupied enough with the launch of "The Revolution," she's also marking the publication of her second book: "Your Body Beautiful: Clockstopping Secrets to Staying Healthy, Strong and Sexy in Your 30s, 40s and Beyond."
"Talk about auspicious timing," she says. "The lead time for the book was probably two years. If you had told me, 'The book is going to come out a week before the show launches, and it's going to be the same message,' I would have said, 'You've gotta be kidding.' The show is kind of the TV version of my book."