This short course...

  • is for: Practitioners and members of the public
  • is with: Patrick Holford
  • spans: 1 day
  • provides: ION CPD 5 hours

The conventional calorie-controlled, low fat, high carb diet has failed to stem obesity and diabetes. There is a lot of confusion about what is the best approach. And the recent popularity of ketogenic diets adds to this confusion and is not suitable for everyone. So what are the merits or detriments of a ketogenic diet - when it is applicable and for how long? And could alternating between the two be the best approach? 

Learn the Science of the benefits of triggering autophagy in a small number of days and achieving weight loss with the Hybrid Diet approach. This course will help you to support your clients or yourself with a practical and doable way to achieve a healthy weight and substantially reduce their risk of disease with delicious foods. 

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Course Description 

What will I learn?

This day aims to give lots of practical ideas and advice. By the end of the course participants will have: 

  • A clear understanding of how to deliver a low GL diet 
  • A clear understanding on how to deliver a high fat, ketogenic diet 
  • Knowledge on all the factors that trigger autophagy 
  • Knowledge on the situations in which going ketogenic or triggering autophagy is beneficial 
  • Knowledge of the different strategies for switching between glucose and ketone based metabolism 
  • A clear understanding on how to monitor glucose and ketones in blood, urine and breath 

Programme overview

Available below.

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The Hybrid Diet, Patrick Holford & Jerome Burne

What's included?

  • Presentation materials (provided electronically)
  • Refreshments throughout the day 
  • An opportunity to taste Patrick's special Hybrid Latte and low carbohydrate foods in the breaks
  • Get tested for your ketone and glucose levels. Attendees have the option of fasting the night before and seeing how this affects their measurements (see course programme above for instructions)
  • The chance to interact with highly experienced speaker and gain answers and ideas pertinent to your work 
  • An opportunity to network with other nutrition and complementary medicine practitioners interested in nutrition for weight loss  

Who is this course for?

  • Nutritional therapists, nutritionists, dieticians and students
  • Members of the public 

How will I be taught?

Patrick will explain key principles and answer questions.  Participants will be able to explore the benefit of using different foods and nutrients and be able to ask questions to the speaker to better understand principles and practice. Technical language may be used at times.  

Space is limited to 50 participants. You will be provided with an educational resource that outlines key principles and relevant foods; recipes for dishes/products made on the day and other favourites. 

Materials will be provided electronically approximately two weeks before the course.    

Lecturer Description 

Who will teach this course?

Patrick Holford BSc, DipION, FBANT, NTCRP

Patrick Holford is a leading spokesman on nutrition and founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and Food for the Brain Foundation. He is the author of 40 books, translated into over 30 languages, including his latest book The Hybrid Diet, co-authored with award-winning medical journalist Jerome Burne.

Good to know 

  • Registration starts at 9:30AM
  • Please check you have read ION’s FAQs including our cancellation and refund policy before booking
  • If registering as a student, ID proof will be required on the day. Failure to bring proof will result in the full price of the event being invoiced
  • Price includes drink and light refreshments throughout the day. Lunch is not provided.
  • Use of public transport is advised.
  • An electronic link to course materials/handouts  will be provided approximately two weeks in advance. If you book less than 14 working days before the course you may have to wait a few days to receive the link. If you book less than 5 working days before the course, we cannot guarantee that you will receive the link until after the course
  • In order to reduce our global footprint, hard copies of materials will not be provided on the day
  • If you have an issue making a booking please email us [email protected]   

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Ticket Quantity Price

Hybrid Diet 3 Oct '19 - Practitioner/Scientist

Decrease Increase £150.00

Hybrid Diet 3 Oct '19 - Student

Decrease Increase £130.00

Hybrid Diet 3 Oct '19 - ION Alumni

Decrease Increase £130.00

Hybrid Diet 3 Oct '19- Public

Decrease Increase £150.00