Patrick Holford: Simple Wisdom for a Healthy Life
Health Hero Series - Soil Is Food’s Medicine

Health Hero Series - Soil Is Food’s Medicine

April 2, 2021
This week I’m joined by Craig Sams. He has always been a mover and shaker in the world of whole foods, but also where food comes from - the soil. In the 60’s he founded Whole Earth Foods, introducing the first organic brown rice for the emerging natural foods market. In the 90’s Craig and his wife Jo started Green & Blacks, the first organic chocolate and the first product ever to carry the Fairtrade Mark. More recently from 2000 he was chairman of the Soil Association, Director of Duchy Originals, supporting Prince Charles's effort to bring organic food to the people. He also chaired Slow Food UK. He founded Carbon Gold, to make biochar, a soil enricher to create healthy top soil, capture carbon and reverse global warming. We will talk about this.
 
We are going to explore to what extent our current climate issues and health from covid to cancer, could be a consequence of soil abuse.  We are going to discuss everything from soil to food to health, including the vital importance of the vast fungal network encompassing the earth, why modern farming and food is killing the earth and people, the organic vs genetically modified food debate, why viral pandemics are an entirely expected consequence and the dangers of ignoring our own immune system’s needs for nutrients, the risk to our continuation as a species from xenoestrogens and the problems we are creating for ourselves by just relying on drugs and vaccines. This podcast will leave you with a much bigger picture of the connectedness of things and the kind of direction our lifestyles must take to be healthy and create a healthier planet.
Flu Fighters Series -  Nutritional Approaches To Long Covid

Flu Fighters Series - Nutritional Approaches To Long Covid

March 12, 2021

This week I am joined by Professor Shirley McIlvenny, a doctor originally from Northern Ireland but now on the Gold Coast of Australia who works at the National Institute of Integrative Medicine and has been both a Professor of Family Medicine and Education.

She is an expert in post covid, or long covid and how to recover naturally. Dr Shirley has an excellent online programme to take you through the process of speeding up recovery from long covid which includes very informative webinars and an e-book.

If you sign up for the Long Covid - How to Recover Naturally Programme, please do use the code PH10. Dr Shirley will give you a 5% discount and kindly donate 10% of your course fee to help fund the VitC4Covid care home study. [No-one has ever measured what elderly people in care homes actually need in the way of vitamin C. With almost half of all covid deaths in the first wave being in care homes we have to find out. Grandparents lives matter]. 

There’s also a wealth of information on my website on immunity. Please visit my flu fighters page which acts as a hub for the latest covid-related podcasts, reports, blogs and research.

Health Heroes Series - Why You Need Vitamin D

Health Heroes Series - Why You Need Vitamin D

February 12, 2021

In this month’s podcast, I’m talking to my ‘go to’ guy for anything to do with vitamin D. For more years or decades than I care to remember, Dr William Grant has been the ultimate vitamin D ferret, squirreling away all the studies, digging deeply into the mechanisms, and working closely with the Grassroots health Initiative - which we’ll talk about - and being the ‘informant’ for ultimate digital resource www.vitaminDwiki.com.

William Grant is the Founder and Director of Sunlight, Nutrition and Health Research Center, San Francisco. This is a non-profit organization devoted to research and education regarding diet, UVB exposure and vitamin D for reduced risk of chronic and infectious diseases.

Find out more about Vitamin D ; how to measure and how much you need.

The Fat Burners Podcast - The Low GL Revolution

The Fat Burners Podcast - The Low GL Revolution

January 8, 2021

Firstly, welcome to my first podcast of 2021 and I wish you a happy and healthy new year. What better way to kick start 2021 by having a frank conversation about carbs, gaining weight, and losing blood sugar control.

My guest for today is an award-winning general practitioner, Dr. David Unwin, MD, known for pioneering the low-carb approach in the UK. In 2015, Dr. Unwin was made a UK Royal College of General Practitioners expert clinical advisor for his dedicated efforts within the areas of patient communication and type 2 diabetes. Then, in 2016, Dr. Unwin won the prestigious NHS Innovator of the Year award for his work with diabetes patients. In 2017 his practice saved £57,000 on drugs for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and other conditions by offering patients a dietary alternative to medications. Also in 2018, Dr. Unwin was named the ninth most influential general practitioner in the UK by GP magazine Pulse. Moreover, he is a clinical expert in Diabetes and is a Fellowship of the UK Royal College of General Practitioners.

Read about Low GL on my website. 

Flu Fighters Series - Can Vitamin C in Critical Covid Save Lives?

Flu Fighters Series - Can Vitamin C in Critical Covid Save Lives?

December 4, 2020

Can vitamin C in critical Covid save lives? That’s the topic of this podcast. I’m going to be talking to three of my co-authors of our review on vitamin C and Covid - Professor of Medicine Paul Marik, who is Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School and Dr Marcela Vizcaychipi, Head of Research in Intensive Care Medicine at the Chelsea and Westminster Foundation. But first, to give us a good background to the dynamics and the use of vitamin C in viral infection I’m talking to Associate Professor Anitra Carr who is Director of the Nutrition in Medicine Research Group at Otago University in New Zealand. 

 

Brainstormers Series - Nutrition Solutions For Mental Health

Brainstormers Series - Nutrition Solutions For Mental Health

November 27, 2020

In this podcast, I’m talking to Lorraine Perretta, originally a New Yorker, who is a Fellow of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION)where she trained with me as a nutritional therapist back in the ‘90s. Lorraine is the Senior Clinical Nutritionist at ION’s not-for-profit clinic, Brain Bio Centre in Richmond.  Lorraine is also a member of BANT and the CNHC and is the author of an excellent book Food for Thought. Lorraine gives us her insights from over 20 years of experience helping people regain their mental health through nutrition.

You'll find more information on nutritional solutions for mental health on my website.

Brainstormers Series - Food For The Brain

Brainstormers Series - Food For The Brain

November 6, 2020

Today’s guest is Professor Michael Crawford. He is the Director of the Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition. As you’ll find out he really put omega-3 on the map and, in so doing, discovered why our mental health is in decline and what we have to do to preserve humanity. Unfortunately, there was some unavoidable interference when recording the start of this podcast. Apologies for this. For more information mental health and the natural approach, visit https://www.patrickholford.com/topic/mental-health

Brainstormers Series - How We Really Evolved

Brainstormers Series - How We Really Evolved

October 9, 2020

How did Homo Sapiens evolve and what were we eating? Around six million years ago our ancestral line splits from gorillas and chimpanzees with ever-increasing brain size until Homo Sapiens appears over 100,000 years ago. How did this happen? What were we eating and what does this tell us about our own optimum nutrition for brain health and why brain size is actually shrinking. To answer and explore these questions is my next guest, Peter Rhys-Evans, an ENT consultant and author of the Waterside Ape. Join me for the second in my Brainstormers podcast series. 

Brainstormers Series - Alzheimer’s Is A Preventable Disease

Brainstormers Series - Alzheimer’s Is A Preventable Disease

September 1, 2020

In my latest podcast, I talk to Professor David Smith, Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Oxford, about a decade of ground-breaking research showing that brain shrinkage can be reduced by as much as 70 per cent with the right nutrients and why it’s vital to screen early for cognitive function and homocysteine to identify those at risk and reverse that risk. To find out more visit https://www.patrickholford.com/topic/alzheimers-and-dementia

Women’s Health - What You Need To Know About Hormones, Health and Nutrition

Women’s Health - What You Need To Know About Hormones, Health and Nutrition

July 3, 2020

In this month's podcast, I am joined by Dr. Marilyn Glenville PhD, The UK's leading nutritionist specialising in women's health and an expert on hormones. We are going to delve into the nutritional secrets of hormone health and will discuss what a woman needs to do to optimise hormonal health naturally through diet, supplements, and herbs, as well as how to identify symptoms that might relate to a hormonal problem. 

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