Patrick Holford is a prominent figure in the fields of nutrition and mental health. As an author, CEO of Food for the Brain charity, and researcher, he has spent decades studying the impact of diet on brain health. He has become increasingly concerned about the decline in IQ scores over the years and attributes it to diets high in complex carbs and sugar.
Holford believes that mental health problems are a pressing issue that require immediate attention. He points to rising cases of depression, autism, ADHD, dementia, and childhood mental health problems as evidence. In response to these challenges, Food for the Brain is conducting at-home blood spot tests and digital cognitive health questionnaires to analyze the nutrition and cognition status of thousands of participants. The charity provides nutrition advice to participants and is building a substantial database to support its mission.
Through these efforts, Food for the Brain aims to bring about a shift in perceptions around mental and cognitive health. To learn more about Holford’s work and the mission of Food for the Brain, you can listen to a podcast with Nikki Hancocks from NutraIngredients Europe for full details.