Nutrition

Bone Broth…Good Stuff or BS?

Bone broth has become a popular food-supplement but does it really provide health or performance benefits?

Health Tips

How To Deal With Fatigue

Fatigue is a common presenting symptom and unfortunately, its treatment is wrapped in woo! This article presents evidence-backed interventions to help you recover from fatigue

Carb-Appropriate Research Review

Issue #3 The Carb-Appropriate Review

Issue 3 | Volume 1 | August 2019 In this issue: Articles Is the Ketogenic Diet Really a Cure for Cancer? The ketogenic diet is touted as a ‘cure’ for cancer with claims that it effectively starves cancer cells of fuel. But do these claims stack up? Can the Ketogenic Diet and Ketones Improve Brain Health? The ketogenic diet shows promise for improving brain health and reducing neurodegeneration. Find out what the science says in this special report. Research reviews and commentary Does Increased Fat in the Diet Cause ‘Keto-Crotch’? This study is often used to support the idea that

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World Health Organisation’s recommendations on saturated fat are out of date, expert team says

ABC News https://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2019-07-04/who-saturated-fat-recommendations-out-of-date-expert-team-says/11274136 Article Summary In a new study published in the British Medical Journal,1 18 well-known researchers have disputed the World Health Organisations dietary guideline to reduce saturated fat to less than 10% of daily calories, and have stated that this dietary guideline is not backed by evidence. The authors summarised the key points of the paper as: 2018 WHO draft guidelines on dietary saturated fatty acids and trans-fatty acids recommend reducing the total intake of saturated fat and replacing it with polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids The recommendations fail to take into account considerable evidence that the health

Health Tips

Rachel Grunwell – Health and Wellness Crusader

The Carb-Appropriate Podcast Ep.16 In this episode of the podcast, I chat with yogi, and recovery-focussed personal trainer Rachel Grunwell about her journey from investigative journalism to running marathons and becoming a health-focused journalist and yoga practitioner. Rachel’s new book ‘Balance’, featuring insights from health and performance experts from around the world, can be found on AMAZON and more about Rachel and her work and book can be found at her site: https://inspiredhealth.co.nz/

Podcast

Chris Miller ‘The Health and Fitness Guy’

The Carb-Appropriate Podcast Ep.15 Chris Miller has a wide and varied background in health and performance. He has completed graduate and post-graduate qualifications in history, health science, Chinese medicine, and much (much!) more. He has worked with many Olympians, world level and professional athletes.   Chris is the founder of Primalthenics and uses primal movement training along with nutrition and lifestyle to help people perform at their very best.  Find out more about Chris and download the Primalthenics app at www.primalthenics.com Intro sample in audio podcast from Get Up Stand Up by Public Enemy feat. Brother Ali. Outro sample from Spastic

Life & Purpose

The Virtue in Happiness

From The Credo The Virtue in Happiness Eudaemonia is often directly translated into English as ‘happiness’, but this is not entirely accurate. The word derives from the ancient Greek eu meaning ‘good’ or ‘in balance’ and -daemon, ‘spirit’, and so, the word has a broader meaning of happiness as a state of a good spirit, and a state of being that is in balance. Arete is the other central concept of Ancient Greek ethics. Arete means broadly ‘excellence’ but has the particular meaning of ‘virtue’, especially in relation to knowledge. Eudaemonism is the moral theory that links arete with eudaemonia

Carb-Appropriate Research Review

Issue #2 The Carb-Appropriate Review

Issue 2 | Volume 1 | July 2019 In this issue: Articles Do Low Carbohydrate Diets Negatively Affect Female Hormone Balance? Many people think that low-carb diets are negative for female hormone balance, menstrual cycles, and ovulation. But does this stand up to scientific scrutiny? Can You Be ‘Healthy at Every Size’? ‘Health At Every Size’ (HAES) has become a very popular ‘anti-diet’ movement, and while it’s goals a laudable and it results in benefits, can you actually be healthy at every or any size? Research reviews and commentary How reliable is the statistical evidence for limiting saturated fat intake?

Carb-Appropriate Research Review

Can You Be ‘Healthy at Every Size’?

Traditional weight loss methods are based primarily on a medical model which treats obesity as a disease requiring diet, exercise, or pharmaceutical intervention. Conversely, the increasingly popular ‘Health At Every Size’ (HAES) movement believes that “individuals who are overweight and obese want to exercise and eat healthy foods, and they are capable of doing so when barriers are removed”.1 The Health At Every Size® Principles are: Weight Inclusivity: Accept and respect the inherent diversity of body shapes and sizes and reject the idealizing or pathologising of specific weights. Health Enhancement: Support health policies that improve and equalize access to information and services,

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How Reliable is the Evidence for Reducing Saturated Fat?

Most meta-analyses do not support the idea that saturated fat is a cause of heart disease but the 2015 meta-analysis by Hooper and colleagues suggested that saturated fat increased mortality. But was this study reliable? In a new analysis, Thornley et al., cast doubt on the reliability of this finding.

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Do Low-Carbohydrate Diets Negatively Affect Female Hormone Balance?

A common claim currently doing the rounds is that a low-carb or keto-diet will negatively affect either ‘female hormone balance’, menstrual cycles, or ovulation. It is claimed that there is a minimum amount of carbohydrate (i.e. 200 g per day) required to preserve hormone status and ovulation, along with other indicators of hormonal health. Does This Claim Stack Up? There is no evidence that 200 g per day is required to preserve markers of female hormone balance. In fact, the most commonly cited study to support the idea that there is a minimum requirement for carbohydrate showed no such thing.