Patrick Holford: Simple Wisdom for a Healthy Life
Should We All be Dropping Acid?

Should We All be Dropping Acid?

November 11, 2022

Patrick Holford in conversation with Dr David Perlmutter.

My guest this month is Dr David Perlmutter - a legend in the field of nutritional medicine. He is a Board-Certified Neurologist and serves on the Board of Directors and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition.  He is six-time New York Times bestselling author. In fact, you may have read one of his books including Grain Brain or perhaps Brain Maker.

I’m here to talk with him about his latest book – 'Drop Acid'. Not LSD, but uric acid. We discuss its pivotal role in your health and the metabolic diseases that are devastating humanity, and why we should all become aware of our uric acid level, and why and how to lower it.

Read more about uric acid in relation to gout in Goodbye to Gout and more about the Low GL Diet and Healthy Eating on my website.

 

Why is Our Immunity Under Attack?

Why is Our Immunity Under Attack?

September 9, 2022

There’s a massive increase in both the number of children and adults with allergic-like reactions to foods and chemicals and the severity of these reactions, as well as auto-immune disease, where the immune system, which should be our friend, starts attacking, not only foods and chemicals but our body. Many people are cruising out of covid or vaccination highly compromised, with such auto-immune issues. What is going on?

In this podcast I interview Antony Haynes, author of the award-winning Food Intolerance Bible, a pioneer in functional medicine and leading expert in auto-immune disease with 30 years’ experience.

Therefore, one of the most common approaches he recommends to his clients involves, not just avoidance, but support for mucosal immunity & integrity, in order to improve oral tolerance. Join us at the cutting edge of science and successful resolution of immune system break downs to learn how to turn to your immune system into your friend, not your foe.

See the Immunity and Auto-Immune Disease topic area on my website for more information on immune health.  

Psychiatry Unplugged - The Way Up from Down

Psychiatry Unplugged - The Way Up from Down

May 6, 2022

Has the covid pandemic left you feeling depressed and unmotivated? My favourite psychiatrist, known for her expertise in non-pharmaceutical approaches to depression and mental illness, is Dr Hyla Cass.

I had the pleasure of co-authoring a book with her - Natural Highs, in 2001. At that time Dr Cass was an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a highly acclaimed innovator and expert in the fields of integrative medicine, psychiatry, and addiction recovery, including withdrawal from anti-depressant medication. She is also an expert in CBD and its effects on mood, sleep and anxiety. In this podcast we look under the hood of psychiatry to come up with the best ways up from feeling down.

For further information about natural support for mental health see The Feel Good Factor and www.patrickholford.com/topic/mental-health/

Health Heroes Series - Microbiome Facts & Fallacies

Health Heroes Series - Microbiome Facts & Fallacies

April 8, 2022

Are you confused about the microbiome? Are you unsure what all the new research you keep reading about actually means and what you’re meant to do as a result?

Ben Brown, Director of the Nutritional Medicine Institute (NMI), an educational, advocacy and research group committed to advancing the science and practice of nutritional medicine, unravels what’s being discovered about the microbiome and how that changes what we should do for optimal health.

While definitely ‘trending’ we’ll also explore points of contention, the validity of microbiome tests as well as the politics and money behind this new frontier.

To find out more about the importance of good digestion, visit my website: https://www.patrickholford.com/topic/digestive-health/

Brainstormers Series - What can psychedelics teach us about mental health?

Brainstormers Series - What can psychedelics teach us about mental health?

March 4, 2022

Psychiatrist Stanislav Grof said “Psychedelics, used responsibly and with proper caution, would be for psychiatry what the microscope is for biology and medicine or the telescope is for astronomy.”

Today’s podcast is on the subject of psychedelics with Amanda Feilding. She is the Director of the Beckley Foundation, a charitable organisation set up in 1998 to initiate and carry out pioneering research into the underlying mechanisms and the therapeutic potential of psychedelics, and to create a scientific base for global drug policy reform. Amanda  is perhaps the original ‘disruptor’ reopening the whole field of research into psychedelics, from psilocybin to LSD, MDMA to DMT.

Now two decades later let’s catch up on what’s happening in this exciting new frontier of psychedelics and what this could show us about mental health, happiness and consciousness itself.

See my website for more on mental health https://www.patrickholford.com/topic/mental-health/

Health Heroes Series - Which childhood vaccines are worth having and when?

Health Heroes Series - Which childhood vaccines are worth having and when?

February 4, 2022

Which childhood vaccines are worth having and when? Is there a risk with MMR? How safe are vaccines and multiple vaccines? Is there any case for HPV or COVID vaccines for young people? I explore these questions with vaccine expert and former GP Dr Richard Halvorsen, author of ‘Vaccines: Making the Right Choice for Your Child.’

 

Dr Halvorsen has been the ‘go to guy’ for the mainstream media appearing on Channel 4, BBC news and often quoted in the Times and Guardian.

 

In 2007, concerned about the increasing number of vaccines given to babies, especially when these are for diseases that are either uncommon or rarely serious, Dr Halvorsen founded BabyJabs in response to parents’ concerns about vaccine safety and demands for a greater choice of vaccines for their children. 

 

Babyjabs.co.uk continues his work and his updated book ‘Vaccines:Making the Right Choice for Your Child’ gives invaluable assessment of each vaccine, its pros and cons, and a suggested alternative schedule for concerned parents.

Flu Fighters Series - All Things Covid – Latest News – Part 2

Flu Fighters Series - All Things Covid – Latest News – Part 2

January 14, 2022

In today’s podcast I’m joined once more by the award-winning medical journalist Jerome Burne for an ‘emergency’ discussion of all things Covid, following the reports that the virus was leaked from the Wuhan Lab and top people knew early on.

We will also be looking more closely at new information about the prevalence of adverse effects and deaths associated with Covid vaccines and the early results of booster trials and the latest on alternative approaches.

Flu Fighters Series - Why are you vaccine hesitant?

Flu Fighters Series - Why are you vaccine hesitant?

January 7, 2022

A few people have expressed concern that some of my content supports a covid vaccine-hesitant position. With one third of the UK population unvaccinated, and to give both sides of the argument a fair airing, in today’s podcast I’ve invited Dr Bnar Talabani, a hospital doctor and a scientist currently completing a PhD in immunology. She has been volunteering with the British Society of Immunology and Team Halo to produce science backed content on the covid vaccines on social media and other channels to help facilitate informed decision making and combat vaccine misinformation. Having straw-polled my subscribers to Facebook and Instagram for their concerns re covid vaccination we discuss your concerns. This post will also include links to key studies referred to giving evidence to support or refute various points relating to ivermectin, vitamin D, toxicity of spike protein, natural vs vaccinated immunity and other key points for your further consideration so you have the most information available to make up your own mind.

 

As an expert in nutrition my primary wish it that everyone, whether vaccinated or not, know how to minimise severity and duration of infection with vitamin C, D and zinc and other immune-supporting nutrients.

Health Heroes Series - What really cause heart disease? The clot thickens

Health Heroes Series - What really cause heart disease? The clot thickens

December 3, 2021

Malcolm Kendrick is a GP who lives and works for the NHS in Cheshire. He has an enduring passion for heart disease. What causes it and what doesn’t. Here’s one clue - it is not cholesterol in the diet - or the bloodstream. His first book ‘The Great Cholesterol Con’, written in 2007, remains a thorn in the side of the cholesterol theory. He has written two other books: ‘A Statin Nation’, and ‘Doctoring Data’ on how medical research is manipulated to serve commercial interests. His latest book The Clot THICKENS, unravels what really causes cardiovascular disease. This podcast includes an exclusive interview with the late Dr Linus Pauling and explains why COVID-19 is not just a respiratory but a vascular disease.

 

For more information on heart disease visit my website: www.patrickholford.com/topic/heartdisease

I would also recommend looking at Dr Kendrick's page on "The Clot Thickens": https://bit.ly/3olRrSJ

 

 

Flu Flighters Series - Other Approaches to Covid

Flu Flighters Series - Other Approaches to Covid

November 4, 2021

Vaccination is one approach to covid, triggering acquired immunity. But what else can be employed a) to support innate immunity and b) to supress viral replication? In this month’s podcast I’ll be updating you on three strong candidates – vitamin C, vitamin D and the anti-parasite drug Ivermectin – by talking to vitamin D expert Dr David Grimes and Ivermectin expert Dr Tess Lawrie as well as updating you on a review of 12 vitamin C for covid trials.

 

David Grimes qualified in medicine at Manchester University in 1966. He was appointed Consultant in General Medicine and Gastroenterology in Blackburn, Lancashire, in 1977 and he finally retired at the end of 2014. He was concerned about the geographic, social and ethnic variations in health affecting his patients and the local population, and this led to a long research interest that identified the immense importance of vitamin D in our health.

 

Dr Tess Lawrie is founder of the British Ivermectin Recommendation Development Group (bird-group.org), is the Director of the Evidence-Based Medicine Consultancy Ltd, and founded the community interest company EbMCsquared this year to address the public need for transparent and objective research related to covid-19 therapeutics. She is author of over 80 published research papers and is committed to improve the quality of healthcare globally through rigorous research as a founder member of the World Council for Health.

 

See my website for my latest Covid News and the 12 Trials review - click on the tab Blogs and Reports.

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