About the Author

Patrick Holford

Britain’s leading expert and commentator on natural health
Patrick Holford is Britain’s leading thinker and commentator on new approaches to health and nutrition. He is the founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and the author of over 30 books.

Articles by Patrick Holford
Patrick Holford
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    Hangover cures that work

    November 24, 2017 Guest Comment, Opinion

    It’s the season to drink and be merry, but there’s a good and a bad side to alcohol. Moderate drinkers have a lower risk of a number of diseases, including heart disease and dementia.

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    The dangers of a vegan diet

    November 1, 2017 Guest Comment, Opinion

    Sometimes it’s hard to be a vegan. There are three key nutrients a vegan diet struggles to provide enough of: vitamin B12, vitamin D and omega-3 fats.

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    Winning the cold war

    October 1, 2017 Guest Comment, Opinion

    Despite the anti-vitamin propaganda, vitamin C actually works – depending on the dose. That’s the conclusion of the most recent and most thorough review published this year by Professor Harri Hemila from the University of Helsinki, including a clear exposé of the flaws that were used to falsely discredit vitamin C.

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    Legalise Nutrition

    October 9, 2016 Guest Comment, Opinion

    Let’s seize on Brexit as an opportunity to legalise good nutrition and outlaw bad food, says Patrick Holford.

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    No gain without grain?

    July 6, 2016 Guest Comment, Opinion

    Is it time we stopped blaming all grains and acknowledge that they have been part of humanity’s evolution for the last million years? asks Patrick Holford.

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    Is moringa the ‘superfood of superfoods’?

    May 10, 2016 Guest Comment, Opinion

    Is moringa the ‘superfood of superfoods’? asks Patrick Holford

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    How to lengthen your life and your telomeres

    January 25, 2016 Guest Comment, Opinion

    The process of making a new cell in your body starts by copying the map of how to build that cell, which is contained in a package of DNA strands called a chromosome.

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    What’s wrong with wheat?

    May 19, 2014 Guest Comment, Opinion

    The ‘convention’ is that wholegrains should be a major part of our diet and that a small fraction of people, one in 3,000, are intolerant to wheat gluten (coeliac disease). Every part of this sentence is wrong and I’d like to explain why. Firstly, the wheat you eat today bears little resemblance to the wheat […]


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