Are you well connected?

Are you having a good time, full of joie de vivre, or are you bored or in discomfort of one sort or another, be it emotional or mental anguish, stress or physical pain? Does life make sense, or do you have the feeling there’s something else – another level of existence – but you don’t know how to get there?

Nutritionist and psychologist Patrick Holford argues, in his new book The Chemistry of Connection, that we are physical, emotional, sensual, intellectual and spiritual beings, living on the Earth in a human society. This defines our five zones of connection, of being plugged into life’s unfolding purpose. “Optimum nutrition alone is not enough” he says “for a truly healthy and happy life,” as he sets out to add another layer to the meaning of ‘holistic’ living.

511Pyl8k4OL copyHolford begins a seminar tour at the end of September taking in 15 cities in the UK and Ireland in which he’ll explain the ‘Five Keys to Connection’. Details are at where there is a quiz to work out your own ‘CQ’ – your Connection Quotient – and what to do to raise your game. “It’s all about turning life into an adventure not an ordeal,” he says.

The Chemistry of Connection is published on 25 September. Commenting on the book, the organic pioneer Craig Sams says: “I fully endorse the mens sana in corpore sano philosophy that Patrick so persuasively elucidates in this inspiring book. What I found really compelling was the degree to which he illustrates that these are not just issues about human health and wellbeing, but that there are political and social issues that need to be addressed if humankind is to benefit from this historically unique opportunity to create a more just, peaceful and healthy global society. Patrick’s book gives us the ammunition to fight and win this battle… peacefully.” Dr Hyla Cass, former Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine, says: “This book literally “connects” history, science and philosophy in a beautiful tapestry that goes right to the heart of human existence. Highly scholarly but an easy read and very funny.”