Holford BSc DipION FBant
Founded the Institute for Optimum Nutrition
(ION) and the Brain Bio Centre.
Holford is a leading
light in new approaches to health and nutrition. He is widely regarded
as Britain’s best-selling author and leading spokesman on nutrition,
food, environmental and health issues, hence being frequently quoted
almost weekly 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.
He 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 and later tested the effects of improved
nutrition on children's IQ - an experiment that was the subject of Horizon
documentary and published in the Lancet in 1988.
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, now the
largest training school in the UK offering a degree-accredited training
in nutritional therapy and widely respected as a leading edge organisation
by professionals and media alike. Patrick was awarded an honorary Diploma
from ION and is also an Honorary Fellow of BANT. (The British Association
of Nutritional Therapists). In 2003 he founded the Brain Bio Centre
at ION, a treatment centre pioneering the optimum nutrition approach
for mental health.
Patrick is frequently involved in government
campaigns and debates and has been invited to the House of Commons,
House of Lords and the Food Standards Agency as an expert in optimum
nutrition. In October 2004 he authored Britain’s largest ever
health and diet survey (ONUK) comparing the health and diet of 37,000
His knowledge, personality and enthusiasm,
together with his strong scientific approach helps him to stimulate
lively debates, simplifying complex issues and helping viewers to expand
their understanding of health issues.
Patrick lectures and conducts workshops
throughout the world on a wide range of topics, to the public and health
professionals and the medical profession. In the UK he presents around
50 workshops and lectures a year.
2006 - 5
Proven Alzheimer's Prevention Steps
Only 1% of Alzheimer’s disease is caused by genes.
The rest is caused by diet and lifestyle factors. Patrick Holford
explores the five best prevention steps including improving methylation,
phospholipids, essential brain fats, oxidation and anti-oxidants,
glycation and glycemic load.
Goals and Objectives:
- A clear understand of how to screen for dementia risk
- An action plan to prevent/reverse risk
- Understanding of the dynamics that initiates Alzheimer’s