Boost Your Immune System and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10.
Only 5 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Boost Your Immune System:... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Expedited shipping available on this book. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.
Trade in your item
Get a £1.23
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Boost Your Immune System: The drug-free guide to fighting infection and preventing disease Paperback – 5 Aug 2010


See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£9.99
£3.85 £2.69

Frequently Bought Together

Boost Your Immune System: The drug-free guide to fighting infection and preventing disease + The Optimum Nutrition Bible: The Book You Have To Read If Your Care About Your Health: The Book You Have to Read If You Care About Your Health + Beat Stress And Fatigue: The drug-free guide to de-stressing and raising your energy levels
Price For All Three: £31.17

Buy the selected items together


Trade In this Item for up to £1.23
Trade in Boost Your Immune System: The drug-free guide to fighting infection and preventing disease for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £1.23, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Product details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Piatkus; Reprint edition (5 Aug. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749953349
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749953348
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 246,288 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Patrick Holford BSc, DipION, FBANT, CHNC pioneers new approaches to health and nutrition. He is the founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London (Europe's leading training centre for nutritional therapists), is Chief Executive of the Food for the Brain Foundation and the author of over 30 books.

He is widely regarded as Britain's best-selling author and leading spokesman on nutrition and mental health issues, hence being frequently quoted in national newspapers from the Daily Mail to the Guardian. Patrick is also popular on radio shows and national television as a presenter, interviewer and guest.

Patrick started his academic career in the field of psychology. While completing his bachelor degree in Experimental Psychology at the University of York, he researched the role of nutrition in mental health and illness. He became a student of the late Dr Carl Pfeiffer, director of Princeton's Brain Bio Center, and later a student of Dr Abram Hoffer, Director of the International Schizophrenia Foundation in Canada, who were leading the field in mental health and nutrition. In 1980 he started treating mental health patients with nutritional medicine.

In 1984 Patrick founded the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION), a charitable and independent educational trust for the furtherance of education and research in nutrition. Today, ION is the largest training school in the UK offering a diploma course in nutritional therapy and is widely respected as a leading edge organisation by professionals and media alike. Patrick formed a relationship with the late Dr Linus Pauling, who became the Patron of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition.

In 1986, Patrick started researching the effects of nutrition on intelligence, collaborating with Gwillym Roberts, a headmaster and student at ION. This culminated in a randomised controlled trial testing the effects of improved nutrition on children's IQ - an experiment that was the subject of a Horizon documentary and published in the Lancet in 1988. This study was the first of its kind in the world and considerably raised awareness of the role of nutrition in intelligence.

During his years as director of ION, Patrick ran many educational campaigns that brought attention to the importance of zinc and pyrolluyria, disglycaemia, antioxidants, methylation and homocysteine, IgG food allergies, essential fats in mental health - factors still greatly underestimated in the treatment of mental illness. Patrick retired as Director of ION in 1997 to focus on writing, teaching and researching.

Patrick was awarded an honorary Diploma from ION and is also an Honorary Fellow of BANT (the British Association of Nutritional Therapists), and a Member of CHNC (The Complementary and Natural
Healthcare Council). In 2003 he founded the Brain Bio Centre at ION, a treatment centre pioneering the optimum nutrition approach for mental health, to formalise the treatment of mental health with nutrition and to act as a research centre. The Brain Bio centre is owned by the Food for the Brain Foundation, a registered education charity set up by Patrick to promote awareness of the link between learning, behaviour, mental health and nutrition. In 2007, Patrick was appointed Patron of South African Association for Nutritional Therapy, and in 2014 he was inducted onto the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame.

Patrick lectures and conducts workshops throughout the world on a wide range of topics, to the public, health professionals and the medical profession. In the UK he presents around 50 workshops and lectures a year. His knowledge, personality and enthusiasm, together with his strong scientific approach, helps him to stimulate lively debates, simplifying complex issues and help the public and professionals expand their understanding of health issues. Patrick is frequently involved in government campaigns and debates concerning optimum nutrition.

Product Description

Book Description

An updated and expanded version of Patrick's original book, this is an invaluable guide to how you can beat everything from colds to 'killer' flu and hospital infections

About the Author

Patrick Holford is one of the UK's top nutrition experts, widely quoted in the media. He is the founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London and the author of over 30 health books. Jennifer Meek is an immunologist and leading nutrition consultant.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. S. E. Proctor on 7 Dec. 2002
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a must read for anyone wondering why they always feel tired, get so many colds etc. As with most of Patrick Holford's books it is written in simple terms. He takes you through in easy stages from causes to solutions. You don't need to be either medically or scientifically minded to understand the effects certain foods have on the body and the bonuses of certain supplements. I used to sit on the fence regarding supplements but having tried his recommendations I'm now a firm believer and feel great.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Poppyfields on 4 May 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Patrick Holford has, yet again, taken something which could be mind numbingly boring because of all the 'science' behind his programmes but this is far from that. A really practical and well written guide to how to help yourself through dietary changes and taking supplements to boost your body into the best it can possibly be. A must 'read' for those who want 100% health.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 20 people found the following review helpful By L. Mateus on 20 Aug. 2011
Format: Paperback
The immune system is indeed complex. What these type of books fail to address is that the body works as a whole and so simply eating right, getting enough sleep and exercising is not always enough to ensure good health. So much more is involved, like your genes, how you think impacts hugely on your health as well etc...If your life is in balance then it's unlikely that you'll have an illness or a low functioning immune system. Alot of it is within each individual person's control like what we choose to eat, our lifestyle choices, how we think etc...but alot of it isn't like our genes. Conventional medicine can only treat specifically what is wrong and most GPs don't have the time or training to look at the person holistically to determine a diagnosis of what's actually putting our life out of balance and therefore affecting our well being.I read all of Patrick Holford's books.Alot of information is repeated, but he didn't teach me anything new that changed my life. I DID spend a fortune on supplements that he recommended, that with long term use made absolutely no difference.Eating right, exercising, reducing stress etc...did make a remarkable noticeable difference.(I tried the supplements out way before I started the positive changes which is why I know they did not work for me).So while the New Age Movement/Alternative Health is good in that it encourages people to take control of their own lives and health, there is also the reality that many solutions they offer are placebos that come very costly to people.If you are feeling unwell the most important question you can ask yourself is not "what foods should I be eating" or what supplements should I be taking (I wonder how our recent ancestors managed to live healthy lives in some countries without supplements.Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By david baker on 10 Mar. 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a very good informative book. I bought it for my husband and his immunew system is improving well
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By malachi blenman on 30 Oct. 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Excellent book. Plenty of information about immunisations. Very helpful.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback