Most people assume they need to ‘load up’ on carbs before training. But could this do more harm than good?
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 and uses primal movement training along with nutrition and lifestyle to help people perform at their very best. Find out more about Chris and download the Primalthenics app at www.primalthenics.com Intro sample in audio podcast from Get Up Stand Up by Public Enemy feat. Brother Ali. Outro sample from Spastic
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 state of a good spirit, and a state of being that is in balance. Arete is the other central concept of Ancient Greek ethics. Arete means broadly ‘excellence’ but has the particular meaning of ‘virtue’, especially in relation to knowledge. Eudaemonism is the moral theory that links arete with eudaemonia
Could eating beef result in less loss of life than soy?
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 Every Size’? ‘Health At Every Size’ (HAES) has become a very popular ‘anti-diet’ movement, and while it’s goals a laudable and it results in benefits, can you actually be healthy at every or any size? Research reviews and commentary How reliable is the statistical evidence for limiting saturated fat intake?
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 of doing so when barriers are removed”.1 The Health At Every Size® Principles are: Weight Inclusivity: Accept and respect the inherent diversity of body shapes and sizes and reject the idealizing or pathologising of specific weights. Health Enhancement: Support health policies that improve and equalize access to information and services,
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.
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 indicators of hormonal health. Does This Claim Stack Up? There is no evidence that 200 g per day is required to preserve markers of female hormone balance. In fact, the most commonly cited study to support the idea that there is a minimum requirement for carbohydrate showed no such thing.
Rebuttal to the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine article: “Keto Diet Is Dangerous for Veterans with Diabetes”
A recent article by vegan advocacy group PCRM has attacked using low-carb for veterans with diabetes. In this article, researcher Cliff Harvey provides a rebuttal to the PCRM arguments against LCHF for diabetes.
Association of changes in red meat consumption with total and cause specific mortality among US women and men
A recent study has been highly promoted in the media as another ‘nail in the coffin’ for red meat, suggesting increased risk of death from eating red meat. But was this effect really shown?
Cliff talks with former pro bodybuilder and entrepreneur, Toney ‘the X-man’ Freeman.
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 people feel! We analysed this in a qualitative study. We identified our participants subjective mood and experiences related to the ketogenic diet from daily diary entries and focus group findings. Read more & listen to the audio below
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 or supplement that claims to help your body to detoxify. So, what is the real story? Is there any evidence backing ‘detox’ diets and supplements? Summary: Weight loss on detox diets is likely due to calorie restriction, not elimination of toxins. In a healthy body the liver does a great
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 provide additional benefits for some outcome measures like glucose, triglycerides (TG), and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-c). There are also specific benefits from keto-diets and the levels of blood ketones they produce, including reduced inflammation, inhibited tumour growth (n some cancers), reduction in neurodegeneration, and increased metabolic flexibility. But, despite the
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 from increasing your protein intake. What is ketosis? Ketogenic diets are those that elicit the state of ‘ketosis’. This state of ketosis refers to the production of ketone bodies, derived from fats (and some amino acids) for use as an alternative fuel in times of fasting or drastic carbohydrate restriction.
The Carb-Appropriate Podcast Ep.13 Paul ‘Cadsy’ Cadman is a nutrition and performance coach specialising in custom nutrition, supplementation and training programming for endurance athletes. I love chatting to Cadsy as he is a self-experimenter who’s always willing to do the hard yards, walking the talk, before applying it with his athletes. Paul has had great success fine-tuning ‘mixed fuelling’ (carbs + ketones) and with other supplements like MitoQ, mushrooms, Super Starch and more! Intro sample from Get Up Stand Up by Public Enemy feat. Brother Ali. Outro sample from Spastic Mumblings by Jesse Spillane – from http://freemusicarchive.org
The 2019 edition One of the most common questions any nutritionist gets is “So, what do YOU eat?” This is not necessarily the best question for a client to ask, because what I do, will not always be what you should do. On the other hand, the example of someone putting healthy nutrition habits into practice can really help with the application of nutrition. So, periodically I post up what I’m currently doing to give some ideas of how to structure nutrition and supplementation to not just ‘get by’ but to thrive, which of course, is my key focus. Note:
Issue 1 | Volume 1 | June 2019 In this issue: Keto-Flu, Ketogenesis, And Carb-Tolerance… A summary of our research Research commentary: Does fasting make you dumb? Two days of calorie deprivation impairs high level cognitive processes, mood, and self-reported exertion during aerobic exercise: A randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study It’s about the food, stupid: Ultra-Processed Diets Cause Excess Calorie Intake and Weight Gain: An Inpatient Randomized Controlled Trial of Ad Libitum Food Intake Will eating just one extra slice of bacon really increase my cancer risk? Diet and colorectal cancer in UK Biobank: a prospective study Can low-carbers use supplemental
8 Simple virtues for living with passion and purpose in the post-truth era A new book by Cliff Harvey PhD (c) Do you feel like you’re drifting through life without passion and purpose? Or perhaps you just don’t feel like you’re as happy or healthy or performing in life to the level you desire. You’re not alone… In The Credo, clinician, researcher, and author Cliff Harvey outlines 8 simple virtues to create a passionate, purposeful life. Cliff combines these virtues with examples, commitments, and exercises to help you to integrate the concepts into your life and begin, right now, to
A monthly research review by Cliff Harvey PhD (c) Are you sick of reading boring research reports that you don’t understand? In this monthly review, Cliff breaks down nutrition, health and performance topics, and summarises the latest, trending research in plain English The Carb-Appropriate Review only costs $10 USD per month (that’s about the cost of a smoothie!) AND you get the following benefits FREE: Access to the live recordings of The Carb-Appropriate Podcast Members only Patron group on Facebook The Carb-Appropriate Review LIVE on-cam, voice Q&A (meet, greet, and question) Cliff and guests on the podcast Sneak-peeks of upcoming