Phil Dowling ND, MA

The Carb-Appropriate Podcast Ep.6 Phil Dowling is a legit OG of nutrition and naturopathy in New Zealand. He has been in practice for 3 decades, is a lecturer in various aspects of physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical nutrition and is, to top it all off, one of Australasia’s leading nutrition practitioners for gut-health. In this cast I riff with Phil about gut-health, fermented foods, probiotics, prebiotics, and what many people get wrong about how to optimally improve gut-health. Find Phil at This episode was supported by my favourite ‘synbiotic’ supplement, Vita Biosa. Vita Biosa is more than just prebiotics and probiotics! It’s a complete, living, active ecosystem of health-promoting herbs, cellular fuels, organic acids,  and a range of the most beneficial bacteria for the gut and overall health. Carb-Appropriate Podcast listeners can get 20% off Vita Biosa by going to: or by using the code CABIOSA at Vita Biosa is also available at Health 2000 stores and most other fine health retailers around NZ. Find stockists at $5 and over patrons can access the full podcast transcript below [ppp_patron_only level=”5″] Cliff Harvey: [00:00:01] Hey team. Welcome back to the Carb-Appropriate podcast. This episode is brought to you by Vita Biosa, one of my favourite pro-, pre-, and post-biotic products. When it first came out it was interesting because it didn’t really look like a lot of the other probiotics out there and probiotics were getting a lot of play at the time and this was a little…

Lara Briden ND

The Carb-Appropriate Podcast Ep.5 In this episode, I chat with Lara Briden ND, The Period Revolutionary.  Lara is a world-renowned expert on women’s health and hormonal issues. In this podcast, we get into her background in evolutionary biology, the dangers of birth-control pills, the HPTA axis and hormonal health, keto and women’s health…and more! Check out Lara’s book The Period Repair Manual. Not to be missed for anyone interested on hormonal health and women’s health in general.

Pete Evans

The Carb-Appropriate Podcast Ep.4 UPDATE In light of Pete’s recent stances, especially the denial of COVID, dangerous conspiracy theories, and his tone-deaf posts related to the Black Lives Matter protests in response to the murder of George Floyd, I feel it’s necessary to update this post with a clarification on something that I have felt uneasy about for a long time. While I agreed with Pete that much of the criticism to his paleo and keto info was an overreaction (and that much of the nutrition info he put out was just good, healthy nutrition advice), I had also been vocally critical of many of his other health stances. However, in this interview, I feel like I ‘soft-balled’ most of my questions and I didn’t get into some of the topics that I felt really needed to be discussed. In particular, I didn’t ask Pete about his stance on vaccines which I am vehemently opposed to, nor some of his more outlandish claims (such as milk causing cancer and degrading bones), nor about his lack of qualifications to be promoting these anti-science views. For that I am sorry. I have never claimed to be an investigative reporter and I do tend to try and find common-ground with people, even those I disagree with but I feel in this case my silence could be seen as a tacit endorsement of his views on vaccination, conspiracy theories related to COVID, and his seeming denial of the gravity of racial prejudice. I have…

Scott Gooding

The Carb-Appropriate Podcast Ep.3 In this episode, I chat with my good buddy, all-round great guy, celebrity chef and trainer, Scott Gooding. Scott is the author of 11 books (and counting) and the founder of and The Good Place cafes. This is a must-listen for anyone interested in low-carb nutrition, training and exercise, and a real-food approach to health and wellness.

Dan Plews PhD

The Carb-Appropriate Podcast Ep.2 Dan Plews is a researcher and endurance coach. He performed much of the research on heart rate variability (HRV) and is also a pioneer in the field of fat-adaptation and ‘mixed fueling’ (i.e. ketones and carbohydrates) for endurance activity. Oh…and, he’s also a weapon of an athlete, having recently smashed his group records in both the Taupo Ironman in New Zealand and the Kona Ironman world championships. This is a must-listen for anyone interested in mixed-fuelling, fat-adaptation, low-carb nutrition, and endurance sports.

Paul Cadman

The Carb-Appropriate Podcast Ep.1 Paul Cadman is an endurance athlete and coach, and certified performance nutrition coach. His unique approach to evidence-based coaching, combined with self-experimentation, and the experience he brings to coaching from his extensive business background is fast making him one of NZ’s top endurance coaches. In this cast we discuss keto and low-carb nutrition for endurance sports, along with ‘mixed-fueling’ (carbs + ketones) for sports and cognitive performance. Not to be missed for endurance buffs and ketone fans!