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The MCT Issue: The Carb-Appropriate Review

Issue 4 | Volume 2 | April 2020 In this issue: This month The Carb-Appropriate Research Review goes deep on MCTS. Find out what medium-chain triglycerides are, how they work, what conditions and outcomes they may help, and how to use them most effectively. Featured article All About Medium Chain Triglycerides Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are becoming increasingly popular for use in both keto and non-keto diets. In this BIG, in-depth review, Cliff Harvey PhD (who incidentally has conducted several studies in the use of MCTs for ketogenesis) delves into what they and how to best use them. Read the article

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All About: Medium Chain Triglycerides

Medium chain triglycerides offer the potential to elevate ketone levels and have a number of evidence-based application. In this post, Dr Cliff Harvey looks at the evidence behind the use of MCTs.

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How to Live a (Nearly) Ad-Free Existence

Using apps to enable greater productivity and choosing to pay for selected, high-quality media, we can reduce stress and anxiety and possibly even save money in the longer-term.

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COVID and Mind, Body, Spirit Health

There is a lot of misinformation about what can and can’t help during this COVID pandemic. In this podcast, Cliff outlines some of the things he’s doing to stay healthy.

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The Problem with ‘Free’ Media…

So much of the media we demand and consume nowadays has a ‘free’ price-tag. But is it truly ‘free’? What implications do click-bait, aggressive advertising, and other aspects of ostensibly free media have on our lives?

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The Effects of Social Media on Health

Social media is a way for us to connect with information and the people we care about but is excessive use sabotaging our health?


Cliff Harvey PhD on The Roar Knowledge Podcast

I was recently on the Roar Knowledge podcast with Alex Connor. Check out the cast where we chat about nutrition, performance, and how to *simply* get the most out of your nutrition.

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Do Saunas Help You ‘Detox’?

While saunas are known to be beneficial to health (by inducing ‘heat shock proteins’) and might even aid hypertrophy (muscle growth), the evidence for a ‘detox’ effect is less clear. It is plausible, as the skin is a major excretory organ and can help the body to eliminate toxins, and the increased metabolic activity and catabolic processes initiated by heat-shock proteins may amplify this. Research is lacking although a few studies have shown some isolated findings for an effect of saunas on detox At this stage though, research is lacking although a few studies have shown some isolated findings for

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The Brain and Nootropic Issue: The Carb-Appropriate Review

Issue 3 | Volume 2 | March 2020 In this issue: This month, Cliff looks at the evidence behind diet and lifestyle for reducing the risk of dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders and how you can boost brain-power right now. Also this month, research commentary on a recent systematic review and meta-analysis on carbohydrate intake and metabolic syndrome risk, along with short research ‘bites’ on evening primrose oil, saunas and detox, and the paleo-keto diet. Featured article How to Optimise Brain Health & Reduce the Risk of Age-Related Cognitive Decline Brain health now and impending cognitive decline are two of

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All About: Nootropics

Nootropics are supplements that improve cognition and mental performance to better-than-normal levels. In this review, Cliff Harvey PhD looks at the evidence behind some of the most common and most-studied nootropics.

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Is Evening Primrose Oil Worth Taking?

Reviews of the evidence have shown that there is little meaningful evidence to support the use of evening primrose oil (EPO) for breast tenderness or dermatitis.1, 2 But one review has suggested a benefit (versus drugs used for treatment) for breast pain. It should be noted that the studies cited within these reviews still offer many conflicts.2 There is only limited data on the use of primrose oil for schizophrenia but a Cochrane review of this application found no clear effect of EPO supplementation on schizophrenia.3 Primrose oil is probably not worth taking References 1.         Stonemetz D. A Review of