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Ian Marber born , is a nutrition therapist, well-known author and one of the founders of The Food Doctor, developing the brand from its inception in until his departure in December The Food Doctor positioned itself in the field of healthier eating with a range of both of fresh and dried food products, online consultancy as well as personal consultations.
Marber's life was metamorphosed after receiving a correct diagnosis in ; prior to this he spent most of his early years struggling with undiagnosed coeliac disease which was wrongly diagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome. This experience inspired him to change his career and study as a nutritional therapist. Marber trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition I. Marber received his Nutritional Therapy Diploma in and has since been made a Fellow at the Institute and remains one or their most high profile graduates.
In at the 25th anniversary celebration of the I. N he was awarded the Best Media Advocate for his extensive publications and media presence. Ian Marber is a well-known member of Coeliac UK and has promoted public awareness of the disease. Marber's nutrition consultancy was based on one-to-one consultations, health and cookbooks.
He believes in a simple, sensible and achievable roadmap for personal health and wellbeing. According to Marber "We believe that the correct nutrition is the cornerstone to good health and vitality, and design foods to achieve this backed up by fact.
In , The Food Doctor launched its first nutritionally driven dried food product Original Seed Mix, with a further 36 products added to the range in ; Tesco immediately took it on.
The various food products in the range were designed to adhere to a set of nutritional principles, and were stocked by several multiples in the UK, including J Sainsbury , Tesco , Waitrose and Asda. Marber stepped down The Food Doctor 1 January and is working as an independent nutrition, food and health consultant.
In Marber became a regular guest on the Channel 4 show Richard and Judy. Over a period of 7 years he would discuss relevant news features, and viewers dieting concerns with hosts Richard Madeley and Judy Finnegan. In the final year of the show Marber presented two ten-week strands, 'House Calls' and 'Fat Boys Slim' which culminated in 5 overweight viewers losing weight and performing ' The Full Monty ' on the final show of Richard and Judy on Channel 4.
The Sunday Mirror described the diet as a "seven-day detox… based around eating five small meals a day which are a mixture of carbs and protein to keep blood- sugar levels steady and hunger pangs at bay. Marber's first big publishing break came in through Collins and Brown who were in the process of creating a health division.
N graduate. The success of the first book accelerated the public profile of the brand and two further publications followed shortly on its heels: The Food Doctor in the City his first solo book and In Bed with The Food Doctor, once again co-authored with Vicki Edgson. The Food Doctor brand has not been without controversy in the media, for the liberal use of the word "doctor". Although it was acknowledged that Marber did not actually use or claim the title of Dr when consulting.
Nonetheless this misappropriation of the word doctor also caught the interest of the Nutrition Society who felt it was "misleading". Marber followed this with a series of books about weight loss although he was initially reluctant to write about diet working with publishers Dorling Kindersley. The series included four books which were eventually published as one in The Food Doctor Ultimate Diet.
His publication on Supereating published in by Quadrille , focuses on getting more from your food. This booked was well received by the media with stellar reviews from the women's magazine Marie Claire February ,  further reviews were cited by other UK newspapers. The publication in , How Not To Get Fat addresses dieting from a completely different angle with Marber addressing the psychological side of dieting alongside people's emotional relationships with food.
The book entered Amazon's top 10 on the day of publication and was a best seller in three health categories on the same day. Ian reopened clinic books to see private clients with rooms in Kensington, west London, and in Harley Street, in Londons medical district. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ian Marber. Archived from the original on 19 July Retrieved 30 July Retrieved 13 November The Food Doctor. Archived from the original on 4 February Archived from the original on 29 September Find Articles.
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To us, Ian represents a voice of reason in the world of nutrition, a realm that can be confusingly contradictory. So during his visit to our SF studio this summer, we invited Ian to help us reset with a few pieces of advice that everyone can follow — and a peek into what he actually eats on a daily basis. The basics have remained the same. So my biggest piece of advice would be to get the basics right. Obviously the advice is for a wider population and, as such, is based on research that studies large groups over extended periods of time. You can invest a lot of money in unnecessary supplements and foods, or you could invest a fraction of that money on a session with a degree-qualified nutritionist who could get you off to a better start with the basics.
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