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Cliff’s articles have been published in magazines and on websites around the world with combined audiences in the millions. 

Musings by Cliff

Nutrition, health, training, and life and purpose articles with a liberal dose of off-topic content

Podcast

Chris Miller ‘The Health and Fitness Guy’

The Carb-Appropriate Podcast Ep.15 Chris Miller has a wide and varied background in health and performance. He has completed graduate and post-graduate qualifications in history, health science, Chinese medicine, and much (much!) more. He has worked with many Olympians, world level and professional athletes.   Chris is the founder of Primalthenics

Life & Purpose

The Virtue in Happiness

From The Credo The Virtue in Happiness Eudaemonia is often directly translated into English as ‘happiness’, but this is not entirely accurate. The word derives from the ancient Greek eu meaning ‘good’ or ‘in balance’ and -daemon, ‘spirit’, and so, the word has a broader meaning of happiness as a

Carb-Appropriate Research Review

Issue #2 The Carb-Appropriate Review

Issue 2 | Volume 1 | July 2019 In this issue: Articles Do Low Carbohydrate Diets Negatively Affect Female Hormone Balance? Many people think that low-carb diets are negative for female hormone balance, menstrual cycles, and ovulation. But does this stand up to scientific scrutiny? Can You Be ‘Healthy at

Carb-Appropriate Research Review

Can You Be ‘Healthy at Every Size’?

Traditional weight loss methods are based primarily on a medical model which treats obesity as a disease requiring diet, exercise, or pharmaceutical intervention. Conversely, the increasingly popular ‘Health At Every Size’ (HAES) movement believes that “individuals who are overweight and obese want to exercise and eat healthy foods, and they are capable

Carb-Appropriate Research Review

How Reliable is the Evidence for Reducing Saturated Fat?

Most meta-analyses do not support the idea that saturated fat is a cause of heart disease but the 2015 meta-analysis by Hooper and colleagues suggested that saturated fat increased mortality. But was this study reliable? In a new analysis, Thornley et al., cast doubt on the reliability of this finding.

Carb-Appropriate Research Review

Do Low-Carbohydrate Diets Negatively Affect Female Hormone Balance?

A common claim currently doing the rounds, is that a low-carb or keto-diet will negatively affect either ‘female hormone balance’, menstrual cycles, or ovulation. It is claimed that there is a minimum amount of carbohydrate (i.e. 200 g per day) required to preserve hormone status and ovulation, along with other

Carb-Appropriate Research Review

Keto-flu, ketogenesis, and Carb-Tolerance: Part 2

A Summary of Our Research: How did people ‘feel’ on a keto-diet? Very little research has been conducted on people’s subjective experiences of diet. The study of this is incredibly important because if we are to properly understand diet and prescribe, based on holistic effects, we need to know how

Health Tips

Detox diets and supplements: separating the fear from the facts

No matter where you look nowadays, someone is trying to sell you on a diet, pill or potion that promises to help you ‘detox’. In contrast, there are myriad scientists that will tell you that ‘detoxing’ is a bunch of BS and that there is no benefit to any diet

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Carb-Appropriate Research Review

Keto-flu, Ketogenesis, and Carb-tolerance: Part 1

A summary of our research: Ketogenic supplements Low-carb diets and ketogenic diets are becoming increasingly popular for both lifestyle reasons and for the improvement of health and performance. However, there is little evidence for the superiority of keto- vs less restrictive low-carb approaches in the research. Greater carbohydrate restriction does

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T BE AFRAID OF PROTEIN ON A KETO DIET

A lot of people freak out about protein when following a ketogenic diet. There is an idea that eating a high, or even moderate protein diet, will result in large amounts of glucose creation from amino acids in protein (gluconeogenesis). However, this idea is unfounded and there are significant benefits