Patrick Holford is a leading spokesman on nutrition and mental health and founder of both the Food for the Brain Foundation, and the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, an educational charity that offers degree accredited training in nutritional therapy.
Originally trained in psychology. Patrick was involved in ground-breaking research showing that multivitamins can increase children’s IQ scores – the subject of a Horizon television documentary in the 1980s. He was one of the first promoters of the importance of zinc, essential fats, low-GL diets and homocysteine-lowering B vitamins and their importance in mental health and Alzheimer’s prevention, working closely with David Smith, Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Oxford. He is currently director of the Alzheimer’s Disease is Preventable campaign for Food for the Brain.
He is the author of 46 books, translated into over 30 languages, including The Optimum Nutrition Bible, Optimum Nutrition for the Mind, Optimum, Food is Better Medicine than Drugs, the Ten Secrets of Healthy Ageing and The Hybrid Diet (co-authored with Jerome Burne). He is a retired visiting professor at the University of Teesside and is in the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame and on the Editorial Board for the Orthomolecular News Service.
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