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3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not all good, 19 Jan 2012
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This review is from: Say No To Arthritis: The proven drug free guide to preventing and relieving arthritis (Optimum Nutrition Handbook) (Paperback)
This book gets off to a really good, positive start. As with most Holford books, it emphasises the importance of a good, balanced diet as a way of preventing a number of modern diseases. It also talks about the science of arthritis, in a very clear, concise way. I'd been looking for a good summary like this for a while.

The book loses 2 stars for two quite important points. Firstly, throughout the book, Holford seems to be subtly pushing the product brands in which he has a commercial interest. When talking about the low GI value of oatcakes for instance, he mentions a brand in which he certainly used to have a very overt interest, and presumably still does.

The second star is lost because the supplement recommendations don't quite cover the latest research, and omit one or two safe supplements which are well studied and known to be very helpful. He mentions SAM-e briefly for instance, but says this is only useful as a painkiller. Current research indicates that it may or may not also be helpful in preventing cartilage degeneration.

This is a useful book, but these are two quite significant flaws.
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Initial post: 5 Jun 2012 17:04:30 BDT
VAL says:
Review covered a situation I had wondered about - how up to date is it and is he pushing products from companies in which he has an interest. Thank you!

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Nov 2012 21:03:55 GMT
H.B. says:
Those with hand arthritis might also want to check out Treat Your Own Hand and Thumb Osteoarthritis.
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