A range of products (supplements etc.) used to be sold in the US at the Patrick Holford’s Wellness Advisor store, but this online shop has recently closed. From contacting Healthy Directions (where the Wellness Advisor site directs former customers) I gather that that the closure will be permanent and Patrick Holford has decided to focus on other areas now. It will therefore be interesting to see if his UK web shop suffers a similar fate.
It’s always a shame to see businesses closing – but Holford Watch has criticised a number of the supplements sold by such stores, and I would be glad to see many ‘nutritional supplements’ withdrawn from sale, or at least sold with appropriate warnings and without unjustified health claims.
Maybe such businesses could move away from selling and promoting pills, and instead focus on providing good, evidence-based diet and lifestyle advice?