Issue #1 The Carb-Appropriate Review

Issue 1 | Volume 1 | June 2019 In this issue: Keto-Flu, Ketogenesis, And Carb-Tolerance… A summary of our researchResearch 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 studyIt’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 studyCan low-carbers use supplemental carbs during training? Exercising with low muscle glycogen content increases fat oxidation and decreases endogenous, but not exogenous carbohydrate oxidation Members download the review

The Credo

8 Simple virtues for living with passion and purpose in the post-truth era A new book by Cliff Harvey PhD 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 be healthier, happier, and perform better, no matter your goal. Fuck! Its Fucking brilliant. So fucking good I could have fucking written it.Mike Hutcheson Order from Amazon Order from Nutrition Store (NZ) Cliff Harvey is considered a leader in the field of both nutrition and mind-body healthcare. He has overcome adversity to write best-selling books, found successful businesses, and win world titles and set world records in All-Round Weightlifting. In his clinical practice, and through his writing and seminars, he has helped thousands of people, from the chronically unwell, through to elite athletes, and ultra-successful business-people, to achieve their best health and performance. New! Take The Credo course Sign me up!

The Carb-Appropriate Review

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 Sign up now 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 PodcastMembers only Patron group on FacebookThe Carb-Appropriate ReviewLIVE on-cam, voice Q&A (meet, greet, and question) Cliff and guests on the podcastSneak-peeks of upcoming books and audio booksMonthly member-only discount code on all Cliff’s favourite supplements Sign up – only $10 per month

Dan Plews PhD

The Carb-Appropriate Podcast Ep.12 In this episode I chatted again to my buddy Dr Dan Plews. Dan Plews is a PhD researcher, coach, and weapon endurance athlete. His research has looked extensively at the application of Heart Rate Variability for measuring fatigue and recovery in athletes, along with hydration, electrolytes and more. Dan is the founder of EndureIQ, an online education platform for long distance triathletes. Listeners of the Carb-Appropriate Podcast can receive 10% off a subscription to HRV4TRaining Pro – the very best application for coaches and practitioners to monitor their athletes HRV results. Just use code cliff at Intro sample from Get Up Stand Up by Public Enemy feat. Brother Ali. Outro sample from Spastic Mumblings by Jesse Spillane. From

Julian Mitchell – Mushroom Man!

The Carb-Appropriate Podcast Ep.11 Julian Mitchell is a physio turned myco-entrepreneur. He is as passionate about mushrooms and their use as both food and medicine as I am, and I was stoked to chat with him on this episode of the cast. Julian is one of the founders of Life Cykel, a Byron Bay (NSW, Australia) based producer of organic, ethical, and sustainable mushroom products. Sit back, relax, and join us on an in-depth chat of all things ‘shrooms! Want to study the use of medicinal mushrooms? Check out the new course ‘Functional Mycology’ at the Holistic Performance Institute. Interested in trying Medicinal Mushrooms? Listeners of the podcast can get a massive 25% off their first order of Life Cykel mushrooms at Nutrition Store Online. Just use code: CA-SHROOMS when you order at or click on the link to have your discount automatically applied: Disclosure: Cliff is the owner of Nutrition Store Online, the New Zealand exclusive distributor of Life Cykel products Intro sample from Get Up, Stand Up by Public Enemy feat. Brother Ali. Outro sample from Spastic Mumblings by Jesse Spillane –

Eric Helms PhD

The Carb-Appropriate Podcast Ep.10 In this episode of the cast I chatted with my good buddy and colleague Dr Eric Helms about physical culture, low- vs high carb, getting big and jacked and much more! Eric is a coach, athlete, author, and educator. He earned pro status as a natural bodybuilder with the PNBA in 2011 and competes with the IPF at international level events as an unequipped powerlifter. He has published multiple peer-reviewed articles in exercise science and nutrition journals and writes for commercial fitness publications. Overall, he is considered one of the best in the biz of nutrition and training for bodybuilding and strength development. Check out Eric’s great e-books on Nutrition and Training for strength, power, and physique The Muscle and Strength Pyramids: MASS Research Review:… Intro sample from Get Up, Stand Up by Public Enemy feat. Brother Ali. Outro sample from Spastic Mumblings by Jesse Spillane – Transcript coming soon (for Patrons only)

Mikki Williden PhD

The Carb-Appropriate Podcast Ep.9 Super-stoked to chat with my buddy and colleague, leader in the wholefood, lower-carb nutrition field in New Zealand, Dr Mikki Williden. Not to be missed for anyone interested in an evidence-based, yet holistic (and simple!) approach to eating for health and performance. Find Mikki at Mikki has a great selection of articles, recipes, as well as online coaching to help you get your nutrition and health on track. Follow Mikki on Facebook at Check out one of the papers co-written by Mikki and Cliff (top 5 in Public Health and Nutrition at Peer J 2018)  Full transcript available below for Patrons [ppp_patron_only level=”5″] Cliff Harvey: [00:00:03] Welcome back to the Carb-Appropriate podcast. It is my absolute pleasure today to be talking to my good buddy, Dr Mikki Williden. As per usual, I do my little genesis story with my guest on the podcast. Cliff Harvey: [00:00:17] I met Mikki quite a few years ago now, and it was at a health and fitness expo. I was spruiking one of my products, Good Green Stuff, and one of our staff said, “Oh, we’ve got a nutritionist who wants to talk to you about a few things”, and I thought, “oh, no – here we go”, because, typically when a nutritionist/a dietician comes up and wants to talk to me that they want to slam me for some aspect of low-carb or carb-appropriate nutrition – and so, to take me to task on saturated fats and things like…

Joe ‘Keto’ Rogister

The Carb-Appropriate Podcast Ep.8 In this episode Cliff is joined by Joe ‘Keto’ Rogister. Joe is a pioneer of both social marketing and new-business development in Australasia and helped to introduce exogenous ketones to the market in this part of the world.  Pruvit ketones can be found at: In NZ, contact the team at for info on how to purchase ketones. 

Professor Grant Schofield

The Carb-Appropriate Podcast – Ep.7 I really loved chatting with Professor Schofield in this edition of the podcast. Grant is a professor of public health and director of the Human Potential Centre at the Auckland University of Technology. He was also the supervisor for my PhD research, and we have collaborated on a bunch of research papers. Grant has emerged as a leader in the field of low-carbohydrate nutrition and the re-evaluation of the current (faulty) dietary guidelines. He’s also been a key mover in helping to get kids more active and in creating ‘livable’ cities with a focus on movement. Grant and collaborators Dr Caryn Zinn and Craig Rodger have just released their latest book: What the Fat? Recipes which features over 130 delicious, low-carb recipes. What The Fat? Recipes This episode is brought to you by The Carbohydrate Appropriate Diet book. Professor Schofield wrote the foreword to Cliff Harvey’s 2017 book, The Carbohydrate Appropriate Diet. The Carb-Appropriate book helps you to find your customised level of carbohydrate intake, so that you can go beyond the battle of ‘low-carb vs high-carb’ to find your unique, best-fit diet. Carb-Appropriate Podcast listeners can get a massive 50% off The Carbohydrate Appropriate Diet by clicking: or by using the code CAGRANT at Intro includes sample of ‘Get Up Stand Up’ Public Enemy feat. Brother Ali. Outro sample; Jesse Spillane ‘Spastic Mumblings’ both from Patrons can read the full transcript below [ppp_patron_only level=”5″] Cliff Harvey: [00:00:05] Welcome back to the…