Food as Fuel. A free bite-sized video series on food and the science of nutrition, brought to you by ION. Episode 3 out 17th January. Read more
Our NTSAC course gives a solid grounding in the science related to nutrition. Find out how it helped Sue by watching her video. Read more
An ION diploma opens the door to a career in various industries.
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Get lots of practical ideas to help eat enjoyable plant-based meals that provide all essential nutrients. Read more
Professor Linus Pauling, PhD, Nobel laureate
The Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) was founded in 1984 by Patrick Holford with the support of twice Nobel Prize winner Professor Linus Pauling.____________________________
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Join Christine Bailey to learn how to eat a plant- based diet which optimises essential nutrients. Read more
Learn how to take case histories more quickly and pinpoint more easily the biochemical imbalances leading to disease in your clients. Read more
Join special guests from across the world of nutrition including Patrick Holford, Heather Rosa, Jenny Tschiesche and Clemmie Macpherson at this lively and informative event Read more
Growing numbers are going meat-free but how do vegetarian and vegan alternatives stack up? We look at some of the most popular types of alternatives Read more
To get ready for Sourdough September, we present Vanessa Kimbell’s step-by-step guide to making a sourdough loaf. Whilst it may seem daunting it isn’t complicated – and the results should be worth it! Read more
Five Minutes with Will McCallum
We chat to head of oceans for Greenpeace UK, Will McCallum, about the widespread problem of plastic pollution. Read more