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NICE – it’s sugar, not fat that’s the biggest problem

Yesterday’s report by NICE saying that junk food high in saturated and trans fat and salt is responsible for thousands...

June 23, 2010

High B vitamins cut cancer risk by two thirds

A study of almost 400,000 participants finds that those with higher blood levels of vitamin B6, folic acid and the...

June 15, 2010

Could you be one of the 10 million in Britain who have Metabolic Syndrome?

You may not have heard of Metabolic Syndrome, but you almost certainly know about diabetes. Metabolic Syndrome is the forerunner...

June 2, 2010

Diabetes drug knocks out B12

Metformin, the most prescribed diabetes drug, knocks out vitamin B12 and raises your homocysteine level, according to a study published...

May 21, 2010

Eat nuts and seeds every day – especially chia

Nuts and seeds are positively good for you, lowering cholesterol and reducing risk for heart disease, says a major new...

May 11, 2010

Carbs, not fat, cause heart disease says Scientific American

A report out today in the Scientific American makes it clear that it’s high carb diets, meaning high GL diets,...

April 22, 2010

Niacin and low GL diet better than cholesterol drugs

A study comparing the effects of niacin (B3) with the cholesterol lowering drug ezetimibe show that niacin unblocks arteries while...

April 20, 2010

Holford diet reduces Alzheimer’s risk

Research published today identifies ideal diet for reducing Alzheimer's risk. Those with the lowest risk eat more salad dressing, nuts,...

April 12, 2010

No alcohol more weight gain

Women who drink a light to moderate amount of alcohol appear to gain less weight and have a lower risk...

March 8, 2010

Save NHS money on ineffective drugs, not homeopathy

The commons Committee on Science and Technology has just come out with a report saying that spending £4 million of...

February 23, 2010

How two fat ladies lost 5 stone in 3 months.

Last October Ireland’s TV3 challenged me to help two overweight ladies lose a lot of weight in three months. Today,...

February 8, 2010

Dementia costs £23 billion a year and is preventable

Britain's dementia crisis is worse than feared and costs Britain £23bn a year – more than cancer and heart disease...

February 3, 2010

Wakefield – a scapegoat for MMR vaccine policy?

Yesterday’s ruling by the General Medical Council against Dr Andrew Wakefield and two leading Professors of Gastroenterology, Professor John Walker-Smith...

January 29, 2010

Naturally You – new TV series with Patrick Holford on the Home Channel, South Africa

Patrick Holford is sharing his expert advice in a 13-week TV series called Naturally You - the new Health and...

January 28, 2010

High vitamin D almost halves cancer risk

A study in the British Medical Journal, the largest of its kind to date, shows that those in the highest...

January 24, 2010

The Ten Secrets of 100% Healthy People is a bestseller

Interest in Patrick Holford’s Ten Secrets is hotting up with features in the Mail on Sunday and the Sunday Times...

January 21, 2010

Health Secrets in the Sunday Times Pt2

The Sunday Times Style mag publish the second part of the 10 Step Plan for a healthier you, based on...

January 17, 2010

Britain’s biggest diet survey defines optimum nutrition

Today we publish the 100% Health survey, based on over 55,000 people who have completed our on-line questionnaire. The survey...

January 12, 2010

Can Alzheimers be reversed?

A recent study finds positive results giving those with Alzheimer’s disease a cocktail of essential fats, phospholipids and antioxidants.

January 12, 2010

Head off a New Year hangover

Marking the end of what’s been a challenging year for many is a good reason to celebrate. But waking up...

December 29, 2009