- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Piatkus Books (November 4, 2004)
Patrick Holford is clearly anti-meat, alright: he labels meat a bad food. Although the title sounds a little airy calling itself a nutrition bible however Holford’s treatment of the protein controversy is less than “optimum”. For example, his deduction regarding how much protein a person needs is scantily, if hardly justified.
On the flip side his vitamin and mineral lists, which include symptoms of nutritional shortages, allows the reader to create a nutritional program suitable to her own needs. This book offers you a chance to discover something about yourself that you did not know.
It reminds its audience that energy and nutritional requirements may vary depending on age, sex, and level of activity. The language used to explain the manifestations of various nutritional disorders and deficiencies is simple which works in its favor. It also describes and classifieds nutrients in a way that any reader would follow. Recommended for novices and pros alike as all can benefit from it given the vast range of topics it covers.