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The 9-Day Liver Detox: The definitive detox diet that delivers results [Paperback]

Patrick Holford BSc DipION FBANT NTCRP , Fiona McDonald Joyce
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20 Dec 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.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Piatkus (20 Dec 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749927550
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749927554
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,846 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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The Holford 9-Day Liver Detox is a diet that doesn't force you to starve. (CHAT)

Great to lose weight (NO. 1)

Book Description

An effective, easy-to-follow detox diet

Includes a menu plan, recipes, shopping lists and a supplement programme

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Some people say that all you need to do to detox your body is to drink water and cut back on the booze, so is detoxifying a myth and detox diets just a fad? Read the first page
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great results 30 Mar 2010
This book does exactly what it says on the tin. The recipes are great and very easy to follow. Don't eat the muesli on day one. It will put you off the whole thing. All the other recipes are tasty. I found you could switch them around or add extra things like curry pastes to the soup etc. Afterwards I felt amazing. And after feeling the opposite for ten years it was great.
Book arrived two days after ordering. Excellent service.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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As above.

This book was recommended to me by a friend who'd had it recommended to her.

The diet may seem extreme: no caffeine, meat, wheat, dairy, alcohol, or sugar. Just vegetables, pulses, seeds and fruit, plus the odd egg and bit of oily fish.

However, a lot of thought has gone into making the programme easy to follow as part of a busy lifestyle. A shopping list for the week has been thoughtfully provided, plus the recipes in the book are both delicious and quick to prepare.

A number of them have made it into my ongoing culinary repertoire, since they really are that good. I never thought I'd say such a thing about 'vegan' food, but there you go.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the halford 9 day liver detox 21 Sep 2010
By foleyj
very easy to follow and easy to stick to as you have so much to eat.
i felt better after just 3 days. my skin and hair feels soft too.
Be prepaired to put in the work of prepairing home cooked food always and notice the results.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!!!! 26 April 2009
The best detox book I have ever read. I have been a fan of Patrick Holford for sometime because to me his approach to food and diet is exactly how it should be, super healthy, super exciting, and super yummy! His recipes are great and the detox is easy even if you work full time. Highly recommended!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 30 Jan 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have rheumatoid arthritis and thought a liver cleanse would help as my symptoms were getting worse. This book has helped my health immensely and I will be following the 80/20 rule with this book for a long time to come. Very happy customer.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Diet for detox and loosing weight 28 April 2010
I followed Patrick Holford's book and found it to be easy to follow and effective- in fact it has been so good at least 4 friends of mine are doing it now too
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Holford 9-Day Live Detox 3 Jun 2009
The detox is only 9 days but the effects are fantastic. The recipes are easy to follow, quick to prepare and very tasty.
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43 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book 21 Jan 2009
Bought this book recently and have now followed the detox twice. This is the first time I've written a review but I was so impressed had to put fingers to keyboard. Just one point that I didn't think was initially clear is that you can do the detox over three weekends 3 x 3 days if more convenient. However I did nine days on the trot. After which not only did I lose a few stubborn pounds but my skin was exceptionally clear and soft. Quite a few people commented. I did not find the detox difficult in fact it helped my to give up coffee. Having said that I do have a pretty healthy diet anyway. Now on to juicing!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Interesting book.
Published 10 days ago by Maureen Farazian
4.0 out of 5 stars 9 day Liver Detox book
Really well written. Easy to follow, sensible eating plan. I thought I'd have to buy a coffee grinder for the nut mix, but my ordinary blender I use for smoothies worked a treat. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Miss D E Fenton
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this book!
This is a great little book to keep to hand, especially if slipping off the straight and narrow or those suffering liver complaints. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Rangyreader
5.0 out of 5 stars This diet is excellent if you can stick to it!
Initially there is quite a lot of outlay for this diet but you do use the ingredients up. I am on my third day of this diet and feel so much better already and lost 3lb so far... Read more
Published 3 months ago by catherine griffiths
3.0 out of 5 stars It's complicated
Well-written, well-explained but, like many diet books, it is far too complicated for me to follow so I will probably try and adapt it to something I can work with.
Published 4 months ago by Alisonfs
4.0 out of 5 stars Practicalities
It's a good book, well written but I found it quite daunting to see me applyng it all to my life. I tried some of the recipes that sounded tasty rather than go buy everything. Read more
Published 5 months ago by T. L. Fance
3.0 out of 5 stars seems ok
havnt tried to do the diet/detox because the meals dont look very nice. Its not the kind of food I usually eat
Published 6 months ago by christine brigden
4.0 out of 5 stars 9 days liver detox
have only red the first few pages and briefly skimmed through the book which has over 150 pages and looks packed full of information and tips. Read more
Published 7 months ago by mikey
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
This book is wonderful after 9 days you feel so much healthier with loads more energy and a glowing skin. I was sceptical but it really does work.
Published 8 months ago by Bubbles2012
5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD BOOK
So far this book is very good and knowledgable, I have not finish reading it yet but cant wait to finish it and start my 9 day liver detox.
Published 8 months ago by s9gvf
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