Patrick Holford: Simple Wisdom for a Healthy Life
Flu Fighters Series -All Things COVID

Flu Fighters Series -All Things COVID

September 3, 2021

Today my podcast guest is the award-winning medical journalist Jerome Burne who has exposed many a scandal, been first to the press with numerous breakthroughs, both in complementary and mainstream medicine.

His latest piece, in the Daily Mail last month was on Long covid. In this podcast, we’re going to discuss all things covid related, from vaccines to vitamins, long covid, anti-viral drugs such as Ivermectin, and the politics behind the current and alternative approaches to the pandemic.

Health Heroes Series - How To Starve Cancer

Health Heroes Series - How To Starve Cancer

August 6, 2021

There’s nothing like impending death to sharpen resolve. Faced with grade 4 lung cancer secondaries (there’s no grade 5), my podcast guest Jane McLelland sharpened her scientific mind and delved deep into how to starve cancer and kill it, which she did twice when it returned as leukaemia.

Her (just out) new second edition of her book ‘How to Starve Cancer and Kill it with Ferroptosis’ is, in my opinion, a masterpiece representing a paradigm shift in understanding how to kill cancer. Professor Thomas Seyfried, a hero of mine who has the best success with aggressive brain cancers, describes it as ‘A monumental accomplishment. A strategy for surviving advanced cancer regardless of the tissue or organ involved. Jane has done a great service to mankind!” I agree with him.

In vibrant health, this former chartered physiotherapist has charted the murky water that too many people find themselves in and found a way through.

As well as listening to this podcast her book and online course are available from

Health Heroes Series - How Junk Food Kills People

Health Heroes Series - How Junk Food Kills People

July 1, 2021

In this podcast, I interview Dr Robert Lustig who is Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He specializes in the field of neuroendocrinology, with an emphasis on the regulation of energy balance. His research and clinical practice have focused on childhood obesity and diabetes, but we’ll be talking about what’s really driving ill-health and what we can do about it on both a personal and societal level.

To find out more about this latest book, or to purchase your copy, click here - More on diabetes and diet on my website:

Health Heroes Series - Food Allergies & Food Intolerances

Health Heroes Series - Food Allergies & Food Intolerances

May 14, 2021

This week I’m speaking to Dr Gill Hart about food allergies and food intolerances, whom I consider to be the most informed scientist on food intolerance as well as an expert biochemist with over thirty years’ experience in the development and validation of hospital standard diagnostic tests and testing services. She has had her finger on the pulse of food intolerance tests for decades, so if you have ever suspected certain foods don’t suit you, do listen to this podcast.

Gill completed her PhD in 1987 and started her career as Senior Biochemist at the Hammersmith Hospital in London. Gill joined the food intolerance lab YorkTest in 2005 as Scientific Director and has reviewed, designed and led many research studies delving into the world of how to testing for food intolerances.

She is an expert in food intolerance testing, and also consumer health testing in general. She says that “it’s an exciting time for food intolerance and home heath testing as more than ever before, people feel empowered to make a positive difference to their health and wellbeing and prevent future health issues”.

Find out about allergies and intolerance here.

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

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.

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