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
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.
Berry powders are another nutrient-dense option for smoothies and to add to healthy baking and cooking.
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.
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.
Eat at least two fist-sized servings of berries every day
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?
Social media is a way for us to connect with information and the people we care about but is excessive use sabotaging our health?
Dr Eric Helms and Dr Cliff Harvey debate the relative merits of lower- or higher-carb diets for bodybuilding prep and for leaning up while retaining muscle.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses a significant threat to public health and the global economy. In this article, Cliff looks into how we can best reduce our risks of transmission while also staying healthy.
Consider cutting fruit back to one or two servings a day
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.
A GREAT WAY TO get increased nutrient content into your diet is to eat a greater variety of coloured vegetables, fruits and berries.
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
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
Vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals, fibre and other essential nutrients.
The ‘paleo-keto’ diet, which combines two of the most popular diets is becoming more commonly used, but is the additional restriction necessary? What does the evidence tell us?
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.
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
You will lose weight if you don’t eat, but much of this weight loss will be from water, and over time you will tap into substantial amounts of muscle tissue.