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Darren Ellis – The Godfather

Cliff chats with ‘the Godfather of CrossFit in NZ’ Darren Ellis, about how to stay fit, functional, healthy, and happy as a busted up former strength athlete.

Nutrition

Start with Natural

Simply focusing on unrefined food is the key to achieving nutritional health From a clinicians point of view, it is already clear that differing amounts of the macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fats) affect individuals differently, and while there are best-practice guidelines for various desired outcomes, there is a large degree of individuality between the prescription for individuals. This variability has been termed by practitioners’ biochemical individuality, metabolic typing or other terms. However, there is, at this point in time, no accepted way to determine the macronutrient ‘tolerance’ of an individual, except in those cases where a specific diet benefits a

Nutrition

Evolution, Anthropology and Human Nutrition

It is clear that humans have only eaten an appreciable amount of the very high-carbohydrate foods (in particular sugar, and ultra-refined grains) for a fairly short time in their overall development. Now before anyone accuses me of being some crazy ‘Paleo guy’ remember that I started consulting in the nutrition field before Paleo was ‘cool’….way back in the late 1990s. But, as a rational scientist it does make sense to me, to look at what humans have eaten over their many tens of thousands of years of development and what the remaining free-living hunter-gatherer populations still eat, to at least

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Michelle Yandle – Empowered Eating

The Carb-Appropriate Podcast Ep.17 In this episode of the podcast, I chat with my good buddy Michelle Yandle. Michelle is a nutrition and health coach focused on empowered patterns of eating and lifestyle. You can find out more about Michelle at https://www.michelleyandle.com/ and her latest book at AMAZON The WELLFED event is happening in New Plymouth on the 26th of October 2019. Listeners of the podcast can get a discount on tickets by using code HPNDISCOUNT

Nutrition

Dairy and Health

The September 2019 issue of the Carb-Appropriate Research Review is packed with info on dairy and health. Check out the summary below.

Carb-Appropriate Research Review

Issue #4 The Carb-Appropriate Review

The latest Carb-Appropriate Research Review is all about dairy! Find out the latest research on the health effects of dairy, whether it is pro- or anti-inflammatory, PLUS the low- vs full-fat debate, and all about A1 vs A2 protein.

Carb-Appropriate Research Review

Is Dairy Inflammatory?

Dairy is commonly considered inflammation causing. But is this justified? For whom is dairy inflammatory…and for whom is it not?

Carb-Appropriate Research Review

Is Low-Fat Dairy Superior to Full-Fat?

Low-fat dairy is recommended in dietary guidelines over natural, full-fat diary, but is this recommendation actually justified by evidence? Or is it simply outdated?

Carb-Appropriate Research Review

Does Milk do a Body Good?

Milk and dairy are commonly avoided by people seeking health but is the recommendation to eliminate dairy justified?

Nutrition

All You Need to Know About Keto

Ketogenic diets have become massively popular in recent years but they are misunderstood and often overcomplicated. Cliff Harvey is a clinician and researcher with over 20 years experience with keto. In this article, he simplifies the main concepts behind the ketogenic diet.

Books

Lose the Facade and Be Humble

In this modern age, we create facades of perfection that ultimately disconnect us from life and happiness. In this excerpt from The Credo, Cliff explores how humility can help us to live our life of passion and purpose.

Health Tips

Why You Should Take a Daily Multi

Multivitamin and multimineral supplements are so common that you’d be hard-pressed not to be able to find one in any health store, supermarket or convenience store. But despite their universal use and availability, there is still some debate about whether multis are worth taking. I for one prescribe multis as a matter of course for many of my clients, for the simple reason that we may not always get all that we require from diet alone. Do we get all that we need from our diets? United States Department of Agriculture data shows that some fresh produce may only provide

Books

How to Easily Find Your Level of Carb-Tolerance

How to find your level of carb ‘tolerance’? Ketogenic diets have recently become the most searched diet term, overtaking vegan, plant-based, and Paleo. Despite the buzz, and the undoubted benefits of low-carb and ketogenic diets for obesity, metabolic syndrome, and the role in the treatment of neural disorders (amongst other benefits) many people thrive on high carbohydrate diets. On the other hand, many people also thrive on low carbohydrate diets, and a whole bunch are somewhere in between! So, where does that leave us? How do you know what you should eat? Often people give us advice based on what

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Cliff Harvey PhD – Ep.88 of The Stag Roar

I’m back on The Stag Roar with Ryan O’Connor. We discuss health, nutrition, dietary guidelines, research and my latest book THE CREDO, and go ‘beyond nutrition’ and down the rabbit hole of mind-body health and pursuing a life of passion and purpose!