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Patrick Holford - Author

About the Author

Patrick Holford BSc, DipION, FBANT, CNHCRP is a leading spokeman on nutrition in the media and is the founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London (Europe's leading training centre for nutritional therapists). He is the author of over 30 health books, translated into over 20 languages. Patrick is CEO of the Food for the Brain Foundation and director of the Brain Bio Centre, the foundation's treament centre. He is also an honorary fellow of the British Association of Nutritional Therapy and a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.

Featured books by Patrick Holford

Good Medicine Safe, Natural Ways to Solve Over 75 Common Health Problems

Good Medicine Safe, Natural Ways to Solve Over 75 Common Health Problems

Author: Patrick Holford Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

This fascinating, practical book is for everyone who values a natural approach to health. Good Medicine covers over 75 of the most common health problems and offers simple things you can do to prevent or reverse that health condition. They are all tried and tested and have been proven to work, both in clinical research but also in practice, with people like you. Each condition includes the following information: * Five or six good medicine solutions - how each solution works and what you need to do * Best and worst foods - which foods you should eat and those you should avoid * Best supplements - the most appropriate supplements You will also find revealing case studies and general advice on the habits that will help you stay healthy, from reducing your stress level to improving your diet and how to monitor which changes make the biggest difference to you. Covering everything from everyday ailments such as the common cold to more serious illnesses, this comprehensive book is the perfect guide to natural approaches to health.

Other books by Patrick Holford

Delicious, Healthy, Sugar-Free How to create simple, superfood recipes to increase energy and lose weight

Delicious, Healthy, Sugar-Free How to create simple, superfood recipes to increase energy and lose weight

Author: Patrick Holford, Fiona McDonald Joyce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2017

Mouthwatering recipes and simple, sound advice for boosting your health If you love fresh exciting food but like to stick to a healthy diet, this book will revolutionise your meals. Delicious, Healthy, Sugar-Free combines the in-depth knowledge of leading nutrition expert Patrick Holford, who founded the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, and nutritional therapist and cookery consultant, Fiona McDonald Joyce. It includes: * What a well-balanced diet really means and what to eat for optimum energy, health and weight control * How to reduce your sugar intake without compromising on flavour * Advice on the best superfoods and how to use them in your diet * Delicious recipes for everything from light bites, lunches and fish, meat and veggie main courses, to salads, sweet treats and snacks - all inspired by favourite cuisines from around the world. Easy to follow, practical yet inspiring, Delicious, Healthy, Sugar-Free will help you to become healthier while enjoying all the pleasures of good food. You can have your cake and eat it. ***NOTE: this book was first published as FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD. It has been renamed to better reflect its content.

Improve Your Digestion How to make your gut work for you and not against you

Improve Your Digestion How to make your gut work for you and not against you

Author: Patrick Holford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2017

Health starts in the gut, your second brain If you have digestive issues such as bloating, indigestion or heartburn after meals, or tend towards constipation or IBS - or you simply don't feel energised by your food - Improve Your Digestion will show you how to tune up your gut. It offers an easy-to-follow road map that will help you achieve perfect digestion, absorption and elimination, which means you'll experience better health and disease resilience, and a new level of vitality. Improve Your Digestion unravels the complex workings of the digestive system, explaining why it is now being called the second brain, and why having healthy gut microbes is so vital. Fascinating and practical, this comprehensive guide to our most underrated organ explains how to: * Banish bloating and constipation * End indigestion and heartburn without drugs * Identify and reverse hidden food intolerances * Solve IBS and inflammatory bowel disease * Conquer candidiasis and other gut infections * Restore healthy digestion with foods that heal * Balance your gut bacteria and make your own probiotics * Build your resilience to stress - a crucial factor in achieving good digestion Improve Your Digestion also includes an action plan for a healthy gut, as well as tips for self-diagnosing which digestive supplements you may need and when. You'll learn which foods are digestion-friendly and discover the art of Gutstronomy - how to prepare delicious, gut-friendly breakfasts, main meals and snacks, guided by kitchen wizard Fiona McDonald Joyce. Make your gut your friend and it will reward you with better health.

The Chemistry of Connection Five Keys to a Richer, Happier, Fulfilling and Meaningful Life

The Chemistry of Connection Five Keys to a Richer, Happier, Fulfilling and Meaningful Life

Author: Patrick Holford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2016

Are you feeling well connected? Are you having a good time, full of joie de vivre, or are you bored or in discomfort of one sort or another, be it emotional or mental anguish, stress or physical pain? Does life make sense, or do you have the feeling there's something else - another level of existence - but you don't know how to get there? We are physical, emotional, sensual, intellectual and spiritual beings, living on the Earth in a human society. This defines our five zones of connection, of being plugged into life's unfolding purpose. Acclaimed author Patrick Holford has spent the last 40 years exploring what it means to be 100 per cent healthy. In The Chemistry of Connection he shares his wisdom to help you feel fully alive and awake, connected on all levels and living a purposeful life. In this book you will discover how to: * Wake up from disconnection to connection * Improve your mental alertness and intellectual clarity * Open your heart and have love make your world go round * Resolve emotional and relationship difficulties * Explore philosophies that make life worth living * Connect with the five elements that make us and our world Including practical exercises, meditations and contemplations, this book will enliven a deep sense of connection in all areas of your life.

The Stress Cure How to resolve stress, build resilience and boost your energy

The Stress Cure How to resolve stress, build resilience and boost your energy

Author: Patrick Holford, Susannah Lawson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2015

Stress is very much part of life in the 21st century, and has overtaken the common cold as the major reason for taking time off work. But while we cannot avoid life's pressures, we can influence the degree to which they affect us, and how we react. This book will show you how. It examines why we become stressed, how the stress response is unique to each of us and why stress, particularly when combined with fatigue, can create a vicious circle that has serious implications for our long-term health. So, what's the answer? As you'll discover, there is no single solution; instead the authors suggest a unique blend of practical solutions that include: * Uncovering your stress triggers and stress response * Learning how to reframe negative beliefs * Effective time management that includes relaxation and fun * Becoming more resilient by tuning up your stress hormones * Utilising the power of sleep and exercise * Beating the sugar and stimulant trap * Fuel-up to feel good - discover the key nutrients for energy and resilience With a section on quick fixes to feel better now, as well as guidance on putting together a long-term action plan, The Stress Cure will empower you to take back control and live a healthier, more balanced life.

Quick Guide to the Low-GL Diet

Quick Guide to the Low-GL Diet

Author: Patrick Holford Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2014

Patrick Holford's low-GL diet is a simple and effective way to seriously improve your health. Since the first edition of the diet was published in 2004 numerous people have tried it and can testify to its effectiveness for weight loss - not only that but it improves long-term health and vitality. This book summarises the main principles of the diet and provides everything you need to get started.So what is a low-GL diet? Essentially it is a way of keeping your blood sugar steady so that you avoid the rolleroaster effect caused by a high intake of sugar and refined carbohydrates. Why is this important? Because fluctuating blood sugar causes the body to store excess energy as fat and, as well as piling on the pounds, in the long term leads to a whole host of related problems, from a lack of energy to an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease.Clear and easy to follow, A Quick Guide to the Low-GL Diet is perfect for anyone who wants to transform their weight - and their health - with a diet that's sensible and truly effective.NOTE: the information in this book is taken from The Low-GL Diet Bible, by Patrick Holford.

Quick Guide to Smart Food for Smart Kids

Quick Guide to Smart Food for Smart Kids

Author: Patrick Holford, Fiona McDonald Joyce Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2014

Every parent wants their child to be happy, healthy and perform well at school. So how can you help your child achieve this? Surprising as it may seem, your child's diet plays a large part. In this concise, easy-to-follow book Patrick Holford and Fiona McDonald Joyce show parents how to maximise their child's health - and brainpower - by improving their diet.Based on Smart Food for Smart Kids, an in-depth book by the same authors, this guide distils the main points of that book and includes the four golden rules for ensuring your child is getting everything they need from their diet.Food builds the very structure of your child's brain and governs how your child thinks and feels to a massive degree, so it's vital you understand the basics of giving your child the best possible foods. A Quick Guide to Smart Food for Smart Kids will help you make the best decisions on what to include - and exclude - from you child's diet.NOTE: the information in this book is taken from Smart Food for Smart Kids, by the same authors.

Quick Guide to Balancing Your Hormones

Quick Guide to Balancing Your Hormones

Author: Patrick Holford Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2014

Unbalanced hormones can cause havoc with your health - and are becoming more common. In this invaluable guide, nutrition expert Patrick Holford demonstrates how you can maintain - or regain - your hormonal balance through diet, supplements and lifestyle changes.Hormones are influenced by numerous factors so you'll find a range of topics covered, including:* Understanding the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone* Why hormonal problems are on the increase* How to avoid hormone disruptors* Why stress and the gut-hormone connection are so important* The essentials of a hormone-friendly dietConcise and easy to understand, A Quick Guide to Balancing Your Hormones can help women avoid hormonal health issues and enjoy good health at all stages of life.NOTE: the information in this book is taken from Balance Your Hormones, by Patrick Holford.

Good Medicine Safe, Natural Ways to Solve Over 75 Common Health Problems

Good Medicine Safe, Natural Ways to Solve Over 75 Common Health Problems

Author: Patrick Holford Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

This fascinating, practical book is for everyone who values a natural approach to health. Good Medicine covers over 75 of the most common health problems and offers simple things you can do to prevent or reverse that health condition. They are all tried and tested and have been proven to work, both in clinical research but also in practice, with people like you. Each condition includes the following information: * Five or six good medicine solutions - how each solution works and what you need to do * Best and worst foods - which foods you should eat and those you should avoid * Best supplements - the most appropriate supplements You will also find revealing case studies and general advice on the habits that will help you stay healthy, from reducing your stress level to improving your diet and how to monitor which changes make the biggest difference to you. Covering everything from everyday ailments such as the common cold to more serious illnesses, this comprehensive book is the perfect guide to natural approaches to health.

Burn Fat Fast The alternate-day low-GL diet plan

Burn Fat Fast The alternate-day low-GL diet plan

Author: Patrick Holford, Kate Staples Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Burn Fat Fast is quite simply the easiest, healthiest and most effective way to lose weight. Alternate-day dieting, which involves taking in a very low amount of calories on alternate days, is all the rage - this diet takes it to a whole new level. In this book Patrick Holford outlines how, by combining elements of alternate-day fasting with a low glycemic-load (GL) diet, you can lose fat fast, without going hungry or compromising your health. For those new to the low-GL diet it is a way to keep you blood sugar even. Why do this? Because if your blood sugar level resembles a rollercoaster ride you'll have a lot of insulin in your system - and insulin is the fat-storing hormone. In Burn Fat Fast you'll find: * Simple, easy-to-follow guidelines on how the diet works * An outline of what to eat and what to avoid on both phases of the diet * Guidance on fitting the diet into your lifestyle * A short, highly effective fat-burning exercise routine developed by former Gladiator and Olympic athlete Kate Staples And if you need any more encouragement, consider this: as well as encouraging the storage of fat, insulin promotes disease and ageing, so by combining a low-GL diet with alternate-day fasting you will not only lose fat fast but also improve your health and longevity.

Hidden Food Allergies Is what you eat making you ill?

Hidden Food Allergies Is what you eat making you ill?

Author: Patrick Holford, Dr. James Braly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2012

Food allergies and intolerances are on the increase. They are frequently the cause of many common health problems that simply won't go away. But there are things we can do to deal with food allergies and intolerances. This book will help if you feel you may be intolerant to a food, find it impossible to lose weight or simply have a range of minor symptoms your doctor can't treat. Hidden Food Allergies identifies the most common allergens, helps you to diagnose and allergy, and contains a full action plan to guide you through getting tested, elimination diets, lifestyle and dietary changes. You will discover: All about allergies, and how they are different to food intolerance; Possible causes; The latest breakthroughs in allergy testing; How to follow elimination diets and reintroduce foods safely; How to guard against, treat and reverse food intolerance.

6 Weeks To Superhealth An easy-to-follow programme for total health transformation

6 Weeks To Superhealth An easy-to-follow programme for total health transformation

Author: Patrick Holford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2012

This highly practical, six week health plan is the fastest way to achieve superhealth in six easy weeks. Step by step, top nutrition expert Patrick Holford shows you how to use diet, supplements and eating plans to: Increase your energy; Balance your hormones; Boost your brain power; Tune up your digestion; Increase your immunity; Prevent pain and inflammation; And much more. After only six weeks, you will be healthier, stronger and fitter, with a real basis upon which to build lifelong health. 'This is do-it-yourself health at its very best' - Hazel Courteney, Sunday Times

The Homocysteine Solution The fast new way to dramatically improve your health

The Homocysteine Solution The fast new way to dramatically improve your health

Author: Patrick Holford, Dr. James Braly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

Your homocysteine level is the single most important statistic you need to know in order to determine how healthy you are and how long you will live. Your 'H level' is now widely understood to be a greater risk factor for heart disease than cholesterol. Homocysteine expert Dr James Braly has shown that a high homocysteine score is a major risk factor for cancer, arthritis and even obesity. In this accessible book Dr Braly and leading nutritionist Patrick Holford show you how to assess your H level and suggest 10 remarkably simple changes to your diet and your lifestyle that will lower your score and dramatically cut your risk of ever having cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and many more serious ailments. Learn how to: test your homocysteine levels; reduce your risk of disease; slow down the ageing process; improve your health; and radically increase your life expectancy.

The 10 Secrets Of 100% Health Cookbook Simple and delicious recipes for optimum health

The 10 Secrets Of 100% Health Cookbook Simple and delicious recipes for optimum health

Author: Patrick Holford, Fiona McDonald Joyce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2012

This enticing cookbook offers the best of both worlds - delicious recipes that are healthy too. Based on the principles of Patrick's popular book The 10 Secrets of 100% Healthy People, this practical cookbook allows the reader to put the principles of 100% health into practice. As well as over 80 recipes, the book features guidance on each of the 10 secrets of 100% healthy people: these are the secrets based on the feedback from the highest scorers in Britain's biggest-ever health and diet survey and the in-depth knowledge of one of the UK's leading nutrition experts. With recipes for everything from breakfasts and snacks, main meals, vegetarian dishes, salads - and yes, even puddings - this unique cookbook will help you to have a healthier diet; one that doesn't compromise on taste. And if you think that nourishing food is complicated you'll find these simple yet imaginative recipes a revelation. With full-colour photographs of many of the dishes and easy-to-follow instructions, cooks of all abilities will find these these recipes a breeze to prepare.

The 10 Secrets Of Healthy Ageing How to live longer, look younger and feel great

The 10 Secrets Of Healthy Ageing How to live longer, look younger and feel great

Author: Patrick Holford, Jerome Burne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2012

Life expectancy is increasing, but this is only good news if you stay well and can enjoy it. The 10 Secrets of Healthy Ageing draws on the latest research findings, and the health secrets of long-lived people, to outline the diet and lifestyle that will help you stay healthy, look younger and feel great as you age. It explains how your body changes as you age and what you can do to avoid the illnesses of old age, as well as the aches, pains, poor sleep and eyesight deterioration that many believe are an inevitable part of ageing. It also shares the secrets of staying as fit and as mentally alert as possible, for as long as possible. Comprehensive, fascinating and practical, The 10 Secrets of Healthy Ageing will help you enjoy better health and stay drug-free as you age.

Say No To Heart Disease The drug-free guide to preventing and fighting heart disease

Say No To Heart Disease The drug-free guide to preventing and fighting heart disease

Author: Patrick Holford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2011

We have a 50 per cent chance of dying from heart or artery disease. However, these devastating diseases can be prevented by using a simple yet powerful medicine - food. In Say No to Heart Disease you will learn how eating the right foods and correctly supplementing your diet can eliminate your chances of a heart attack, lower your blood pressure without drugs, reverse artery disease, maximise recovery after a stroke or heart attack, and add twenty years to your healthy lifespan. Informative and practical, it describes the cardiovascular system and what goes wrong with it, the key theories on the major contributors to heart disease, how to work out your own risk, and which areas of your diet and lifestyle to focus on in order to minimise your risk. It also gives advice on maximising recovery from a heart attack or stroke.

Say No To Diabetes 10 Secrets to Preventing and Reversing Diabetes

Say No To Diabetes 10 Secrets to Preventing and Reversing Diabetes

Author: Patrick Holford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

In SAY NO TO DIABETES, nutrition expert Patrick Holford presents a complete action plan for sufferers of type-1 diabetes, type-2 diabetes and the forerunner of type-2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome. He outlines the causes of the current diabetes 'epidemic' and explains the 10 secrets for preventing and reversing diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Comprehensive yet doable, SAY NO TO DIABETES provides an anti-diabetes diet, recipes, a daily supplement programme and advice on how to undo the damage caused by diabetes and diabetes drugs. Based on the latest scientific findings, combined with easy-to-follow advice and motivating case histories, this practical programme will help you regulate out-of-control blood sugar levels safely and effectively, with no dangerous side effects.

Balance Your Hormones The simple drug-free way to solve women's health problems

Balance Your Hormones The simple drug-free way to solve women's health problems

Author: Patrick Holford, Kate Neil Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2011

Unbalanced hormones play havoc with women's lives and cause problems ranging from PMS and endometriosis to fibroids, breast cancer and menopausal problems. In BALANCE YOUR HORMONES Patrick Holford explains how, by making simple changes to your diet and lifestyle, you can restore the natural hormone balance in your body and return to a state of good, natural health. BALANCE YOUR HORMONES is packed with practical advice, backed up by the latest scientific research which continues to reveal new understanding of the role of food, nutrition and environment in hormonal health. The new chapters cover how hormones work; why hormonal problems are on the increase; what you can do to promote your own hormonal health; safe, natural strategies for restoring, maintaining and promoting your health; nutritional advice for preventing and overcoming problems associated with hormonal imbalance; and the problems associated with the synthetic hormones used in the Pill and HRT and how to overcome them naturally.

Natural Highs The healthy way to increase your energy, improve your mood, sharpen your mind, relax and beat stress

Natural Highs The healthy way to increase your energy, improve your mood, sharpen your mind, relax and beat stress

Author: Patrick Holford, Hyla Cass Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2011

Do you like to relax with alcohol or cigarettes? Do you use caffeine or something stronger to give you a buzz? Do you want to be 'high' - and stay healthy? In this groundbreaking book you will discover new ways to stay happy, relaxed or 'high' using safe, natural and non-addictive substances. Patrick Holford, a leading expert on mental health and nutrition, and eminent psychiatrist and specialist in integrative medicine, Dr Hyla Cass show you how. Discover: * Natural blues busters such as St John's Wort and 5HTP to help you reduce depression and anxiety * Non-addictive ways to get an energy boot without resorting to caffeine or nicotine * Safe and effective alternatives to prescription drugs such as Prozac and Valium * How to reduce stress and anxiety naturally * Natural (and legal) alternatives to recreational drugs * Remedies and techniques to help you to reach a state of inner peace

The Feel Good Factor 10 proven ways to boost your mood and motivate yourself

The Feel Good Factor 10 proven ways to boost your mood and motivate yourself

Author: Patrick Holford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2010

Low mood and depression are endemic, and on the increase, and the recession has further fuelled the need for the practical, down-to-earth advice provided in THE FEEL GOOD FACTOR. Written by leading nutrition expert and mental health specialist Patrick Holford, it reveals highly effective methods to make a difference to how you feel - without the need for medical drugs. It includes lifestyle and life management techniques, as well as revealing the right foods to eat, and those to avoid, to help improve your mood dramatically. This accessible approach is supported by substantial research, and backed up by poignant and motivating case histories. This includes those with major depression who failed to get better with conventional approaches and recovered completely on Holford's regime. The book is supported by further in-depth analysis relating to mood and diet taken from Holford's 100% Health survey, which was completed by over 55,000 people.

Say No To Cancer The drug-free guide to preventing and helping fight cancer

Say No To Cancer The drug-free guide to preventing and helping fight cancer

Author: Patrick Holford, Liz Efiong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2010

Cancer is increasing at an alarming rate and one in three people will develop cancer at some point in their lives. According to the World Cancer Research Fund, up to 39 per cent of the most common cancers - lung, breast, colorectal, skin, mouth/throat and oesophagus, liver, stomach, prostate, cervical ovarian, testicular, endometrial and pancreatic - are preventable through diet, physical activity and weight control alone. SAY NO TO CANCER was originally published by Piatkus in 1999 and this greatly expanded edition contains new chapters that reflect the very latest information on the connection between diet and lifestyle and the risk of developing cancer. It offers guidance for people who wish to avoid getting cancer, and for those who want to know what they can do nutritionally if they have cancer and/or want to prevent reoccurrence. By improving your diet and taking the right nutritional supplements you really can say no to cancer.

Boost Your Immune System The drug-free guide to fighting infection and preventing disease

Boost Your Immune System The drug-free guide to fighting infection and preventing disease

Author: Patrick Holford, Jennifer Meek Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2010

We can all prevent disease and fight infection using a simple yet powerful medicine - food. Understanding nutrition and correctly supplementing your diet is the key to boosting your immune system. Today, our immune systems also face a growing number of enemies, such as stress, pollution, pesticides and food additives. In BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM, experts Jennifer Meek and Patrick Holford show you how to meet all these challenges in order to beat infections naturally, win the war against colds and flu, decrease your allergic potential, protect yourself against cancer, supplement for immune strength and much more. Easy to follow and practical, this book will help you stay free from disease, feel great and perform better.

The Optimum Nutrition Cookbook

The Optimum Nutrition Cookbook

Author: Patrick Holford, Judy Ridgway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2010

Contrary to popular belief, healthy food does not need to be boring. In this invaluable cookbook, Patrick Holford, bestselling author of The Optimum Nutrition Bible, has teamed up with top cookery writer Judy Ridgway to create sumptuous and imaginative recipes using the ultimate in healthy superfoods. In THE OPTIMUM NUTRITION COOKBOOK, what tastes good does you good! Beautifully designed with over 35 pages of outstanding colour photographs, THE OPTIMUM NUTRITION COOKBOOK contains over 200 recipes and menu ideas. From exotic feasts to fantastic fast food, and from hearty winter warmers to delicious desserts, these dishes are designed to appeal to everyone. The recipes are specially coded so you can easily eat the perfect balance of proteins, carbohydrates, essential fats, vitamins and minerals each day. You will also find general guidance on eating a healthy diet, including how to balance your diet, which fats are vital to good health, how to boost your immune system and eating for a healthy heart.

Optimum Nutrition For Your Child How to boost your child's health, behaviour and IQ

Optimum Nutrition For Your Child How to boost your child's health, behaviour and IQ

Author: Patrick Holford, Deborah Colson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2010

Patrick Holford illustrated the connection between nutrition and all aspects of health in his best-selling book THE OPTIMUM NUTRITION BIBLE. In OPTIMUM NUTRITION FOR YOUR CHILD, he reveals how crucial optimum nutrition is for children's general health and development, as well as their behaviour and IQ. He explains why certain foods are so beneficial and why others are damaging, and enables you to identify common problems in children which can be improved or solved with the right foods and supplements. With invaluable advice on getting children to eat healthy food, food plans and practical tips, this book is the definitive guide for parents.

Smart Food For Smart Kids Easy recipes to boost your child's health and IQ

Smart Food For Smart Kids Easy recipes to boost your child's health and IQ

Author: Patrick Holford, Fiona McDonald Joyce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2010

This full-colour cookbook is designed to help parents improve their child's diet. The ground-breaking Food for the Brain study, in which Patrick and his team worked with parents, teachers and school caterers to improve children's nutrition, showed dramatic improvements in energy, mood and concentration amongst the children following the study guidelines. The aim of this book is to share those guidelines and the recipes that produced such great results. Each recipe is carefully designed to provide optimum nourishment to aid with mental development, behaviour and academic performance. Smart Food for Smart Kids also contains menu plans and practical advice on planning, shopping, eating out and dealing with fussy eaters.

The Perfect Pregnancy Cookbook Boost fertility and promote a healthy pregnancy with optimum nutrition

The Perfect Pregnancy Cookbook Boost fertility and promote a healthy pregnancy with optimum nutrition

Author: Patrick Holford, Fiona McDonald Joyce, Susannah Lawson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2010

This practical book is designed to help women achieve optimum nutrition before and during pregnancy. Patrick Holford and Susannah Lawson provide sound guidance on the right pre-conception diet, what to eat and which supplements to take if you have experienced difficulties conceiving, and the perfect diet for optimal nourishment during pregnancy. Fiona McDonald Joyce draws on this nutritional advice to provide over 80 easy-to-prepare, delicious recipes that include everything from breakfasts and snacks to easy mid-week meals and healthy desserts. And of course, all of them are safe to eat and will positively nourish your body during one of the most important times of your life - and that of your baby. Many of the dishes are illustrated with full-colour photographs and this, combined with a wealth of practical guidance, makes this an invaluable guide for all mothers to be.

The 10 Secrets Of 100% Healthy People Some people never get sick and are always full of energy - find out how!

The 10 Secrets Of 100% Healthy People Some people never get sick and are always full of energy - find out how!

Author: Patrick Holford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/12/2009

Do you know the ten habits that could help you thrive - not just survive - in the 21st century? In order to discover what those secrets are, Patrick Holford and his team have carried out Britain's biggest-ever health and diet survey, the 100% health survey, which has now been completed by over 55,000 people. This book is a distillation of the fascinating insights provided by the survey's top scorers and the author's 30 years of experience studying good health and how to achieve it. It shows readers how to discover where they are on the scale of 100% health and provides a new system of good health that is easy to follow and easily measurable - one that will enable people to transform their health and wellbeing, whether they are relatively fit and healthy or struggling with various health issues. This highly informative and practical book covers ten areas crucial to a healthy - and happy - life, including the key to gaining energy and losing weight, how to slow down the ageing process, keeping your body and mind well oiled, sharpening your mind and improving your mood, keeping fit and supple, and finding your purpose in life.

The Low-GL Diet Bible The perfect way to lose weight, gain energy and improve your health

The Low-GL Diet Bible The perfect way to lose weight, gain energy and improve your health

Author: Patrick Holford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2009

First published in 2005 in B format as The Holford Low-GL Diet, this book quickly established itself as one of Patrick Holford's core nutrition titles. Patrick is at the forefront of research into fast, safe and lasting weight loss, pinpointing that the secret of successful weight loss is to balance your blood sugar. By eating foods with a low glycemic load (GL), you can balance your blood sugar and not only lose weight quickly but keep it off, feel full of energy and enjoy greatly improved health. In the four years since first publication, thousands of people have followed Patrick's low-GL system with great success, and numerous scientific trials have validated the initial research. As well as encouraging weight loss, it has been proven that a low-GL diet can slow down the ageing process, improve mood and memory, lower cholesterol without drugs, prevent and reverse diabetes and heart disease, and cut cancer risk. This expanded and updated edition - THE LOW-GL DIET BIBLE - is packed with new information on why low GL beats low-fat, low-calorie and high-protein diets every time, and why it is number one for weight loss and good health.

Food GLorious Food Incredibly delicious low-GL recipes

Food GLorious Food Incredibly delicious low-GL recipes

Author: Patrick Holford, Fiona McDonald Joyce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2008

Food GLorious Food is not a diet or cookbook in the traditional sense but rather a celebration of the ingredients that can help us all to eat a healthier diet. This is no tough dietary regime though - the recipes are delicious and exciting and have the added advantage of being low GL too. That means you - and your guests - can enjoy meals that are both deeply satisfying and health enriching. Written in association with Fiona McDonald Joyce, who specialises in healthy food that doesn't compromise on taste, Food GLorious Food is filled with dishes that'll impress family and friends - without the need to resort to creamy sauces, sugar-laden concoctions or overly complex cooking texhniques. With everything from curries to healthy roasts and gluten-free chocolate brownies, good food is firmly on the menu. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to feel and look healthier and boost energy levels, without disappointing their taste buds.

How To Quit Without Feeling S**T The fast, highly effective way to end addiction to caffeine, sugar, cigarettes, alcohol, illicit or prescription drugs

How To Quit Without Feeling S**T The fast, highly effective way to end addiction to caffeine, sugar, cigarettes, alcohol, illicit or prescription drugs

Author: Patrick Holford, Dr. James Braly, David Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2008

This groundbreaking book from the UK's leading spokesman on nutrition looks at why millions of people have cravings for substances such as coffee, sugar and alcohol, as well to drugs such as sleeping pills, antidepressants, marijuana and cocaine. It uncovers how the brain becomes addicted and how it can be 'unaddicted' through a combination of diet, supplements and lifestyle factors. The book is written in association with Dr David Miller, who has worked in the addiction field for 25 years and is an expert in relapse prevention. It looks at each of the most common substances that people become addicted to and offers specific advice on how to tackle that particular substance safely and effectively yourself. In-depth yet practical and accessible, HOW TO QUIT WITHOUT FEELING S**T, will allow you to understand why you feel the way you do, whether you have a dependency or have already given up but still feel lousy. The book provides a 12-week action plan for becoming addiction free - without suffering the deeply unpleasant symptoms of withdrawal that most addicts believe they must go through.

Optimum Nutrition Made Easy The simple way to achieve optimum health

Optimum Nutrition Made Easy The simple way to achieve optimum health

Author: Patrick Holford, Susannah Campos, Susannah Lawson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2008

Optimum nutrition is a revolution in health care. It means giving yourself the best possible intake of nutrients to allow your body to be as healthy as it possibly can. In the bestselling NEW OPTIMUM NUTRITION BIBLE Patrick Holford revealed precisely how to achieve optimum nutrition. In OPTIMUM NUTRITION MADE EASY, Patrick Holford explains the basics of optimum nutrition, including what to eat, what to avoid, information on supplements and superfoods, useful questionnaires, advice on meal planning, and delicious recipes. With an A-Z of common ailments and their optimum nutrition remedies, and a comprehensive nutrition fact file, OPTIMUM NUTRTION MADE EASY will help you determine what your body is telling you and develop a personalised nutrition programme.

The 9-Day Liver Detox The definitive detox diet that delivers results

The 9-Day Liver Detox The definitive detox diet that delivers results

Author: Patrick Holford, Fiona McDonald Joyce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2007

Patrick Holford is one of the UK's best-known nutrition experts. In this book he outlines his unique detox diet, which in just 9 days will leave you looking and feeling fantastic. He explains why detox works, the crucial role of the liver in detoxing and how to go about detoxing your body. The 9-day plan is easy to follow, spread effortlessly over two weekends and the five days in between. You'll find simple information on how to get started and how to get the most out of your detox, including advice on the five bad eating habits to break, the five new habits to make, and a 9-day menu programme with mouthwatering low-GL recipes. With up-beat advice, based on cutting-edge research, this invaluable book will help you lose weight, boost your energy levels, become clear-headed, and shake off the strains of a high-pressure life.

Food Is Better Medicine Than Drugs Don't go to your doctor before reading this book

Food Is Better Medicine Than Drugs Don't go to your doctor before reading this book

Author: Patrick Holford, Jerome Burne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2007

FOOD IS BETTER MEDICINE THAN DRUGS is an important and potentially controversial book from top nutritionist Patrick Holford and leading health journalist Jerome Burne. Brilliantly researched and based on solid scientific trials and illuminating case histories, Food is Better Medicine than Drugs will revolutionise the way you think about your health and put you back in charge. The authors reveal how modern medicine has become distorted and is now, for reasons largely to do with profit and power, heavily dependent on prescription drugs. They look at common health problems (pain/arthritis, heart, depression, diabetes, memory, hormones, digestion, breathing, infections etc) and compare the effectiveness of nutrition-based approaches with today's potentially harmful commonly used medicines.

Optimum Nutrition For The Mind

Optimum Nutrition For The Mind

Author: Patrick Holford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2007

OPTIMUM NUTRITION FOR THE MIND is the classic guide to improving your mood, boosting your memory, sharpening your mind and solving mental health problems through nutrition. The book outlines breakthrough discoveries on how specific essential fats, vitamins and minerals can improve depression and anxiety; discusses the effects of stress, alcohol and exercise on mental health; gives details of new discoveries in the treatment of autism and schizophrenia; and provides concrete and well-researched guidance for those with mental health difficulties. With a questionnaire-based method to work out your own nutritional programme for improving your mood, mind and memory this book is essential reading for anyone wanting to stay in top mental health throughout life, free from depression, memory decline and other common mental health problems.

The Low-GL Diet Made Easy the perfect way to lose weight, gain energy and improve your health

The Low-GL Diet Made Easy the perfect way to lose weight, gain energy and improve your health

Author: Patrick Holford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2007

Patrick Holford's revolutionary diet, based on balancing your blood sugar, is the most safe and effective way to lose weight. In this easy-to-read full-colour book, he highlights the basics of his approach. THE LOW-GL DIET MADE EASY explains the revolutionary Glycemic Load (GL) system and tells you which foods are low-GL 'heroes' and which foods you should avoid, how to get started, portion size and how to add up your GL count. There is also a comprehensive three-week action plan - including shopping lists, day-by-day menus and delicious mouth-watering recipes. THE LOW-GL DIET MADE EASY is essential reading if you want to lose weight safely and effortlessly, improve your health and increase your energy levels.

The Low-GL Diet Counter Discover the GL count of hundreds of foods

The Low-GL Diet Counter Discover the GL count of hundreds of foods

Author: Patrick Holford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2006

This is the perfect companion to Patrick Holford's bestselling LOW-GL DIET BIBLE. In THE LOW-GL DIET BIBLE, Patrick Holford revealed his brilliant weightloss diet. He explained how the simple principle of eating no more than 40 GLs a day can help you to lose weight, control your blood sugar and stop cravings. To maintain your weight, he recommends a total daily intake of no more than 60 GLs per day. The LOW-GL DIET COUNTER is the perfect tool to help you achieve whichever of these goals is appropriate to you. It contains a comprehensive list of foods, complete with recommended serving sizes and GL count, protein and fat content. Its easy-to-follow format provides an instant guide to which foods are good, OK and bad according to medically approved low-GL principles. Foods are divided into sections covering breakfast, snacks, main meals and restaurant meals, and each section specifies your daily GL goal - e.g. a maximum daily intake of 5 GLs for snacks and 10 GL for main meals, as well as an extra 5 GLs for drinks and puddings.

The Low-GL Diet Cookbook Easy recipes for weight loss, health and energy

The Low-GL Diet Cookbook Easy recipes for weight loss, health and energy

Author: Patrick Holford, Fiona McDonald Joyce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2005

The Low-GL Diet Cookbook is perfect for everyone who wants to lose weight quickly yet still enjoy great-tasting food. It features a range of recipes that do not raise your blood sugar quickly and hence have a low glycemic load, or GL. Based on the latest research, top nutritionist Patrick Holford explains that by having no more than 40 GLs a day and eating protein with carbohydrate, you can not only lose weight quickly and permanently but also improve your health and feel truly energised. The book is packed with delicious tried-and-tested recipes that are both easy to follow and simple to prepare. The GL of each recipe is clearly calculated for you, so it's easy to stick to your daily limit, and with menu plans and recipes for both weight-loss and maintenance, The Low-GL Diet Cookbook will enable you to beat cravings and lose weight permanently.

The Alzheimer's Prevention Plan 10 proven ways to stop memory decline and reduce the risk of Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Prevention Plan 10 proven ways to stop memory decline and reduce the risk of Alzheimer's

Author: Patrick Holford, Deborah Colson, Shane Heaton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2005

Alzheimer's disease and age-related memory loss are on the increase. The burden this condition places on sufferers, their families and health care systems is immense. In this reassuring and practical book, top nutritionist and mental health expert Patrick Holford argues that memory decline and Alzheimer's disease can be arrested, and the risks of developing such diseases reduced significantly, if you take action early. THE ALZHEIMER'S PREVENTION PLAN is based on research into nutritional medicine from experts around the world, and features the latest scientific findings on how nutrition can help prevent this devastating condition. It features a specially formulated Alzheimer's prevention diet and a ten-step plan to enhance your memory, which includes a simple test to discover your risk, and reverse it in eight weeks; memory boosting vitamins and minerals; essential fats that help your brain think faster; and simple lifestyle changes and exercises to keep your mind young.

The Optimum Nutrition Bible The Book You Have To Read If Your Care About Your Health

The Optimum Nutrition Bible The Book You Have To Read If Your Care About Your Health

Author: Patrick Holford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2004

Optimum nutrition is a revolution in health care - it means giving your body the best possible intake of nutrients to allow you to be as healthy as you can. Through easy-to-follow questionnaires and a simple step-by-step plan THE OPTIMUM NUTRITION BIBLE shows you what to eat and what nutrients to take to live a healthier, happier life. Discover how to: boost your immune system; increase your energy and fitness levels; prevent serious diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease; turn back the ageing clock; lower your blood pressure without drugs; increase your IQ, memory and mental performance. You'll also find fascinating information on why the wrong fats can kill and the right fats can heal, and what a well-balanced diet really means. Based on scientific research and written by one of the world's leading nutrition experts, this book is a must if you care about your health.

500 Health And Nutrition Questions Answered

500 Health And Nutrition Questions Answered

Author: Patrick Holford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2004

In 500 Health and Nutrition Questions Answered top nutritionist Patrick Holford answers a selection of the most important health questions he has been asked. Armed with comprehensive knowledge of all things nutritional, he explains in simple, easy-to-follow terms the best way to deal with everything from common colds to unusual medical conditions, not forgetting those little complaints that you'd never take to your doctor. From how to prevent hangovers to nutritional tips for coping with skin conditions, depression, Alzheimer's, and Multiple Sclerosis, you'll find out what's good for you, what's not good for you - and why. Includes sections on: Diet and nutrition, supplements and herbal remedies Diseases and common ailments Mental health Pregnancy, fertility and sex Energy and sleep, stress and fatigue Skin and hair Men's and women's health Weight loss And much more!

Optimum Nutrition Before, During And After Pregnancy The definitive guide to having a healthy pregnancy

Optimum Nutrition Before, During And After Pregnancy The definitive guide to having a healthy pregnancy

Author: Patrick Holford, Susannah Lawson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/03/2004

This book is the essential guide to nutrition for women who are either planning to conceive, are pregnant or have given birth. It will also help women who are having difficulty conceiving or taking their baby to term. Top nutritionist Patrick Holford and Foresight practitioner Susannah Lawson start with a pre-conception nutrition checklist, moving on to cover nutrition in pregnancy, complete with diet and meal plans, and follow up with useful advice about your own nutrition in early parenthood - from beating the baby blues to how to produce the best-quality milk. The final section deals with optimum nutrition for babies and young children, with information about weaning, prevention of allergies and the ideal diet for a healthy child. Discover top nutritional advice that will help you to achieve maximum fertility and good health, prevent birth defects, avoid sickness and other pregnancy problems, prevent allergies in your baby, feed your baby in the best way possible, and much more.

Solve Your Skin Problems

Solve Your Skin Problems

Author: Patrick Holford, Natalie Savona Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/03/2001

Your skin reflects your health, so improving it from the inside out is vital. This practical guide outlines the diet and supplements that are crucial to correcting skin problems and rejuvenating the skin. Amonst many other things you will discover how diet can help you to detox for clear skin; conquer acne, cold sores and rashes; prevent skin cancer; heal psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis; and banish cellulite.

Say No To Arthritis How to prevent, arrest and reverse arthritis and muscle pain

Say No To Arthritis How to prevent, arrest and reverse arthritis and muscle pain

Author: Patrick Holford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/1999

Arthritis is a debilitating and painful disease for millions of people. In this updated and expanded book, leading nutrition expert Patrick Holford highlights the latest research on arthritis and how the disease can be prevented or alleviated by the correct diet and supplement programme. SAY NO TO ARTHRITIS examines the various forms of the disease, and how it is affected by the foods you eat, exercise and even the attitude you have towards your symptoms. This invaluable knowledge is brought to life with a practical and easy-to-follow anti-arthritis action plan that includes guidance on what to eat, the appropriate supplements to take, which exercises can reduce pain and how to reduce stress in order to ease symptoms.