Patrick Holford - Little, Brown Book Group

Patrick Holford



Patrick Holford is founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London. He is also director of the Food for the Brain Foundation and an honorary fellow of the British Association of Nutritional Therapy. He is one of Britain's top nutrition experts and is the author of over 25 health books.
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The Hybrid Diet

Patrick Holford, Jerome Burne
Authors:
Patrick Holford, Jerome Burne

The Hybrid Diet is a radically different, practical and doable way to achieve a healthy weight and substantially reduce your risk of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and dementia.Recent research has shown that a diet that is very low in carbs and high in good fats is effective for weight loss, can counteract many diseases and also help athletic performance and endurance. The drawback is that it is difficult to stick to - because most people love carbs. But, as The Hybrid Diet demonstrates, we don't need to choose. The human body has been designed through millions of years of evolution to burn two different sources of fuel - glucose (which comes from the carbohydrates in fruit and vegetables) and ketones (which are made in the body from fat) - and to switch between them when food is scarce.The point of The Hybrid Diet is to show you how to make the best use of both options when you need them, and how best to switch between them. In their quest to discover the perfect diet, leading health journalist Jerome Burne and nutrition expert Patrick Holford have examined the latest cutting-edge science and have put together a plan that is sound, simple and delicious - one that is based on how your body works best.

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Delicious, Healthy, Sugar-Free

Patrick Holford, Fiona McDonald Joyce
Authors:
Patrick Holford, Fiona McDonald Joyce
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The Stress Cure

Patrick Holford, Susannah Lawson
Authors:
Patrick Holford, Susannah Lawson

Stress is very much part of life in the 21st century, and has overtaken the common cold as the major reason for taking time off work. But while we cannot avoid life's pressures, we can influence the degree to which they affect us, and how we react. This book will show you how.It examines why we become stressed, how the stress response is unique to each of us and why stress, particularly when combined with fatigue, can create a vicious circle that has serious implications for our long-term health. So, what's the answer? As you'll discover, there is no single solution; instead the authors suggest a unique blend of practical solutions that include:* Uncovering your stress triggers and stress response* Learning how to reframe negative beliefs* Effective time management that includes relaxation and fun* Becoming more resilient by tuning up your stress hormones * Utilising the power of sleep and exercise* Beating the sugar and stimulant trap* Fuel-up to feel good - discover the key nutrients for energy and resilienceWith a section on quick fixes to feel better now, as well as guidance on putting together a long-term action plan, The Stress Cure will empower you to take back control and live a healthier, more balanced life.

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Good Medicine

Patrick Holford
Authors:
Patrick Holford

This fascinating, practical book is for everyone who values a natural approach to health. Good Medicine covers over 75 of the most common health problems and offers simple things you can do to prevent or reverse that health condition. They are all tried and tested and have been proven to work, both in clinical research but also in practice, with people like you. Each condition includes the following information:* Five or six good medicine solutions - how each solution works and what you need to do* Best and worst foods - which foods you should eat and those you should avoid* Best supplements - the most appropriate supplementsYou will also find revealing case studies and general advice on the habits that will help you stay healthy, from reducing your stress level to improving your diet and how to monitor which changes make the biggest difference to you. Covering everything from everyday ailments such as the common cold to more serious illnesses, this comprehensive book is the perfect guide to natural approaches to health.

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Burn Fat Fast

Patrick Holford, Kate Staples
Authors:
Patrick Holford, Kate Staples

Burn Fat Fast is quite simply the easiest, healthiest and most effective way to lose weight. Alternate-day dieting, which involves taking in a very low amount of calories on alternate days, is all the rage - this diet takes it to a whole new level. In this book Patrick Holford outlines how, by combining elements of alternate-day fasting with a low glycemic-load (GL) diet, you can lose fat fast, without going hungry or compromising your health. For those new to the low-GL diet it is a way to keep you blood sugar even. Why do this? Because if your blood sugar level resembles a rollercoaster ride you'll have a lot of insulin in your system - and insulin is the fat-storing hormone. In Burn Fat Fast you'll find:* Simple, easy-to-follow guidelines on how the diet works* An outline of what to eat and what to avoid on both phases of the diet* Guidance on fitting the diet into your lifestyle* A short, highly effective fat-burning exercise routine developed by former Gladiator and Olympic athlete Kate StaplesAnd if you need any more encouragement, consider this: as well as encouraging the storage of fat, insulin promotes disease and ageing, so by combining a low-GL diet with alternate-day fasting you will not only lose fat fast but also improve your health and longevity.

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The Little Book Of Optimum Nutrition

Patrick Holford
Authors:
Patrick Holford

Discover easy ways to balance your diet, quick explanations of vitamins and minerals, advice on what you should, and shouldn't be eating, lists of healthy superfoods, and many other ways to achieve an abundance of good health and vitality. The Little Book of Optimum Nutrition makes a healthy lifestyle easy and fun!

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Hidden Food Allergies

Patrick Holford, James Braly
Authors:
Patrick Holford, James Braly
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The Homocysteine Solution

Patrick Holford, James Braly
Authors:
Patrick Holford, James Braly

Your homocysteine level is the single most important statistic you need to know in order to determine how healthy you are and how long you will live. Your 'H level' is now widely understood to be a greater risk factor for heart disease than cholesterol. Homocysteine expert Dr James Braly has shown that a high homocysteine score is a major risk factor for cancer, arthritis and even obesity. In this accessible book Dr Braly and leading nutritionist Patrick Holford show you how to assess your H level and suggest 10 remarkably simple changes to your diet and your lifestyle that will lower your score and dramatically cut your risk of ever having cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and many more serious ailments. Learn how to: test your homocysteine levels; reduce your risk of disease; slow down the ageing process; improve your health; and radically increase your life expectancy.

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Balance Your Hormones

Patrick Holford, Kate Neil
Authors:
Patrick Holford, Kate Neil
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The Feel Good Factor

Patrick Holford
Authors:
Patrick Holford

Low mood and depression are endemic, and on the increase, and the recession has further fuelled the need for the practical, down-to-earth advice provided in THE FEEL GOOD FACTOR.Written by leading nutrition expert and mental health specialist Patrick Holford, it reveals highly effective methods to make a difference to how you feel - without the need for medical drugs. It includes lifestyle and life management techniques, as well as revealing the right foods to eat, and those to avoid, to help improve your mood dramatically.This accessible approach is supported by substantial research, and backed up by poignant and motivating case histories. This includes those with major depression who failed to get better with conventional approaches and recovered completely on Holford's regime. The book is supported by further in-depth analysis relating to mood and diet taken from Holford's 100% Health survey, which was completed by over 55,000 people.

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Improve Your Digestion

Patrick Holford
Authors:
Patrick Holford

You are not what you eat - you are what you can digest. This fascinating book outlines why good digestion is vital to your overall health and how you can go about improving your digestive system - and keep it in good shape. In IMPROVE YOUR DIGESTION you will learn how to prevent indigestion, heartburn and ulcers; prevent bloating and constipation; heal irritable bowel syndrome Crohn's disease and colitis; and conquer food allergies. Whether or not you are currently suffering from any of these ailments, the chances are you could tune up your digestion and reap the rewards in terms of extra health and energy. This book is designed to help everyone do just that.

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Say No To Cancer

Patrick Holford, Liz Efiong
Authors:
Patrick Holford, Liz Efiong
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Boost Your Immune System

Patrick Holford, Jennifer Meek
Authors:
Patrick Holford, Jennifer Meek

We can all prevent disease and fight infection using a simple yet powerful medicine - food. Understanding nutrition and correctly supplementing your diet is the key to boosting your immune system. Today, our immune systems also face a growing number of enemies, such as stress, pollution, pesticides and food additives. In BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM, experts Jennifer Meek and Patrick Holford show you how to meet all these challenges in order to beat infections naturally, win the war against colds and flu, decrease your allergic potential, protect yourself against cancer, supplement for immune strength and much more. Easy to follow and practical, this book will help you stay free from disease, feel great and perform better.

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The Perfect Pregnancy Cookbook

Patrick Holford, Susannah Lawson, Fiona McDonald Joyce
Authors:
Patrick Holford, Susannah Lawson, Fiona McDonald Joyce

This practical book is designed to help women achieve optimum nutrition before and during pregnancy. Patrick Holford and Susannah Lawson provide sound guidance on the right pre-conception diet, what to eat and which supplements to take if you have experienced difficulties conceiving, and the perfect diet for optimal nourishment during pregnancy. Fiona McDonald Joyce draws on this nutritional advice to provide over 80 easy-to-prepare, delicious recipes that include everything from breakfasts and snacks to easy mid-week meals and healthy desserts. And of course, all of them are safe to eat and will positively nourish your body during one of the most important times of your life - and that of your baby.Many of the dishes are illustrated with full-colour photographs and this, combined with a wealth of practical guidance, makes this an invaluable guide for all mothers to be.

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Smart Food For Smart Kids

Patrick Holford, Fiona McDonald Joyce
Authors:
Patrick Holford, Fiona McDonald Joyce

This full-colour cookbook is designed to help parents improve their child's diet. The ground-breaking Food for the Brain study, in which Patrick and his team worked with parents, teachers and school caterers to improve children's nutrition, showed dramatic improvements in energy, mood and concentration amongst the children following the study guidelines. The aim of this book is to share those guidelines and the recipes that produced such great results. Each recipe is carefully designed to provide optimum nourishment to aid with mental development, behaviour and academic performance. Smart Food for Smart Kids also contains menu plans and practical advice on planning, shopping, eating out and dealing with fussy eaters.

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The 10 Secrets Of 100% Healthy People

Patrick Holford
Authors:
Patrick Holford
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The Low-GL Diet Made Easy

Patrick Holford
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Patrick Holford
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Say No To Arthritis

Patrick Holford, Christopher Quayle
Contributors:
Patrick Holford, Christopher Quayle

Arthritis is a debilitating and painful disease for millions of people. In this updated and expanded book, leading nutrition expert Patrick Holford highlights the latest research on arthritis and how the disease can be prevented or alleviated by the correct diet and supplement programme.SAY NO TO ARTHRITIS examines the various forms of the disease, and how it is affected by the foods you eat, exercise and even the attitude you have towards your symptoms. This invaluable knowledge is brought to life with a practical and easy-to-follow anti-arthritis action plan that includes guidance on what to eat, the appropriate supplements to take, which exercises can reduce pain and how to reduce stress in order to ease symptoms.

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The Low-GL Diet Cookbook

Patrick Holford, Fiona McDonald Joyce
Authors:
Patrick Holford, Fiona McDonald Joyce

The Low-GL Diet Cookbook is perfect for everyone who wants to lose weight quickly yet still enjoy great-tasting food. It features a range of recipes that do not raise your blood sugar quickly and hence have a low glycemic load, or GL. Based on the latest research, top nutritionist Patrick Holford explains that by having no more than 40 GLs a day and eating protein with carbohydrate, you can not only lose weight quickly and permanently but also improve your health and feel truly energised. The book is packed with delicious tried-and-tested recipes that are both easy to follow and simple to prepare. The GL of each recipe is clearly calculated for you, so it's easy to stick to your daily limit, and with menu plans and recipes for both weight-loss and maintenance, The Low-GL Diet Cookbook will enable you to beat cravings and lose weight permanently.

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The Alzheimer's Prevention Plan

Patrick Holford, Deborah Colson, Shane Heaton
Authors:
Patrick Holford, Deborah Colson, Shane Heaton