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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Piatkus (2 Aug. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749958154
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749958152
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.4 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 169,173 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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Is what you eat making you ill?

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One in two people suffers from a hidden food allergy. Are you one of them?

Most people have no idea that their health problems - or even just their lack of energy - may be related to eating specific foods. If your symptoms, pain or energy levels come and go for no obvious reason, then you may have a hidden food allergy.


* The top 20 common food allergens

* Why allergies develop

* The difference between the two main kinds of food allergy

* How to diagnose your food allergy

* How to prevent and treat food allergy in children

* An action plan for food allergy relief

Hidden Food Allergies will help you discover if food is making you ill, which food is the culprit and which foods suit you best. Most food allergies and intolerances can be overcome - this book shows you how.

'An invaluabel tool for those wanting to manage their condition' Maureen Jenkins, Allergy UK

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Chris D on 14 Jan. 2014
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I found this publication very informative and interesting. As someone who suffers from gluten, wheat and dairy intolerance it really helped me understand the reasons behind food sensitivity and why this occurs, as well as giving information on what to eat and what to look out for, and also to read labels on every product. There are so many hidden 'dangers' in foods that we don't realise we are eating. I keep this book handy for reference purposes as I am still getting used to this new way of eating. I would recommend this book to anyone who thinks they may have a food allergy or intolerance.
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This book has been a huge help to me and pointed me in new and really helpful directions as food allergies have been a long term problem for me. It is the first really user friendly book I have read as it clearly explains the background to hidden food allergies and all the possible solutions. The medical explanations are simply explained and easily understood and the practical steps towards understanding this difficult condition are equally clear. The authors have both suffered from food allergies themselves and there is a genuine feeling of empathy in the writing. I highly recommend this book to anyone who suspects that they may have allergies of any sort.
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One of the most informative books on food allergies available. Well written and consise the whole top 20 food allergens get covered and it is easy to determine any cross reactions possible.
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