Erythritol is becoming commonly used as a sweetener added to supplements, foods, and drinks. There has been some concern about the health effects of erythritol and in this article, Cliff looks at the evidence for the impact of erythritol on health.
Many people think that artificial or non-nutritive sweeteners increase the risk of microbiome damage, obesity, and cancer. In this overview, Cliff looks at the evidence for the impact of sweeteners on health.
Issue 1 | Volume 2 | January 2020 In this issue: This month, Cliff presents introductory articles on whether detox diets really work, and how to support your body’s own detox systems. This months research reviews focus on the human health effects of bisphenols (i.e. BPA) from plastics, and the health implications of the common herbicide glyphosate (Roundup). Featured article The Impact of Plasticisers on Human Health Bisphenol chemicals from plastics are found in increasing levels in our food, water, and beverages, and are common in many of the products we use daily. In this article, Cliff Harvey PhD thoroughly reviews the scientific evidence on the human health implications of bisphenols, BPA, BPAF, BPF, and BPS. Read the article here Articles The Impact of Glyphosate on Human Health Glyphosate or ‘Roundup’ is a common herbicide used in horticulture, agriculture, and around the home. Exposure to this chemical is rising and yet, there is considerable debate around whether glyphosate is toxic or innocuous to humans. In this article, Cliff delves into the analyses of the published research to look deeper into the human health implications of glyphosate. Read the article here Detox Diets – BS or Legit? and How to Support the Body’s Detox Systems In this two-part series, Cliff asks the questions: Do detox diets really work?How can you support your body’s natural detox processes? Read Part 1 Read Part 2 Members download the full review below
In part two of the detox series, Cliff Harvey PhD delves into some of the simple ways that we might support innate detox pathways.
There is a lot of confusion about whether the commonly used herbicide glyphosate (“Roundup”) is safe. In this review, Cliff Harvey PhD looks at the evidence from reviews of the literature on the health effects of glyphosate.
In the first part of a two part series on detox, Cliff Harvey PhD looks at the evidence to answer the question, ‘Do Detox Diets Really Work’?
The bisphenol family of chemicals in plastics are common in our food and beverage supply (and in many other products) and have been implicated in many health conditions. In this article, Cliff Harvey PhD reviews the research on the implications of BPA and related chemicals on health.
The fasting issue Issue 7 | Volume 1 | December 2019 In this issue: This month, we have another massive review! This time, Cliff thoroughly reviews the research to help you discover the true, evidence-backed benefits of fasting. We also have a simple, ‘how to’ guide to applying fasting and a review of a recent groundbreaking study on fasting, autophagy, and inflammation. Feature article All You Need to Know About Fasting Fasting has been used for millennia for the improvement of physical, mental, and spiritual health but the benefits have largely been researched only in the past few decades. In this article, Cliff Harvey PhD thoroughly reviews the scientific evidence to help you answer the question “should I fast for health and performance?” Read the article here Articles How to fast Find out answers to the most common fasting questions such as: How long should I fast?When should I fast?What ‘type’ of fasting should I do?How can I adapt fasting to suit me and my goals? Read the article here In the Literature Fasting, inflammation, and autophagy A recent study was conducted in both humans and animals to identify the mechanisms by which fasting helps to reduce and modify inflammation. In this article, Cliff Harvey PhD explains the study and its implications for health. Read the article here Members download the full review below:
A recent study sheds light on the mechanisms by which fasting reduces and modifies inflammation. In this article, Cliff reviews and explains the implications of the study.
Find out how to modify fasting timing and length to meet your goals.
Fasting has been used for physical, mental, and spiritual health for millennia but it has only recently undergone more scientific scrutiny. Find out in the BIG review, what the science has to say about the benefits of fasting.
Focus: Candida & Dysbiosis Issue 6 | Volume 1 | November 2019 In this issue: This month, we have a massive review of the evidence-backed complementary treatments for candida overgrowth. Find out what candida is, how it can progress to candidiasis, and what natural treatments have shown evidence for its treatment. We also have some great articles on protein and sugar cravings, high-fat diets and the brain, and the effects of omega-3 fats on gut-health. Feature article All You Need to Know About Treating Candida, Naturally Candida is poorly understood and candida overgrowth can be over-diagnosed in alternative health circles…on the other hand, it can be a major problem, especially for people with immune dysfunction and can result in symptoms ranging from annoying to life-threatening. In this article, Cliff Harvey PhD delves into the research to find the evidence for various natural treatment strategies for candida, from diet through to herbal medicine, and supplementation. Read the article here Articles Does Protein Reduce Sugar Cravings It’s commonly suggested that increased protein in the diet reduces cravings. But does this claim stack up? So, does increasing protein intake reduce cravings, especially for sugar? Find out in this month’s article. Read the article here Can Omega-3 Fats Treat Dysbiosis? What does the evidence say about the use of omega-3 fats, particularly those from fish oil, for gut-health? Do omega-3 fats improve gut-health by, in turn, improving the gut microbiome? Read the article here In the Literature Do High-Fat Diets Increase Inflammation in the…
Mouse evidence suggests that high fat diets cause inflammation in the brain and results in damage to the nervous system. Can these results be translated to humans?
It’s commonly accepted that higher protein intakes reduce cravings for sugar. But is that idea supported by the evidence?
Omega-3 fish oil supplements may help to modify the gut biome and improve gut health. In this article, Cliff delves into the research to answer the question ‘can omega-3 fats treat dysbiosis?’
Candida overgrowth can affect many people, resulting in mild to severe symptoms. In this review, Cliff summarises the evidence-based natural treatments available.
Carbs vs Fat… The Food Fight Issue! Issue 5 | Volume 1 | October 2019 In this issue: This month we have a special ‘Food Fight’ issue that focusses on the low-carb vs high-carb debate! Feature article Should you choose high or low-carb? There is a seemingly endless debate between advocates of high and low-carb diets. In this article, Cliff Harvey PhD delves into the research, including that if he and his team, to show you what the science says about who is best suited to higher- or lower-carb diets. Read the article here In the literature What is ‘benevolent pseudo-diabetes’? There has been some suggestion that low-carb and keto diets can cause insulin resistance and this is supported by some animal studies and human clinical findings. However, low-carb also treats metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance. So, what’s going on here? Could the insulin resistance observed in studies actually be of benefit to people following a low-carb diet? Read the article here Another nail in the saturated fat & heart disease hypothesis? The idea that total fat intake and saturated fat in the diet are linked to heart disease persists. Many studies and reviews of the literature have refuted this hypothesis and in this review of a recent meta-analysis, Cliff examines the faltering evidence for the link between saturated fat and heart disease. Read the article here The ‘big fat debate’ over low-carb or low-fat diets and diabetes Recent media articles have highlighted the debate between low-carb and low-fat diets…
Recent media articles have highlighted the debate between low-carb and low-fat diets for treating diabetes. In this article, Cliff examines recent media reporting and the evidence for diet and the treatment of diabetes.
The idea that total and saturated fat intake is a risk factor for heart disease still persists. In this review, Cliff examines a recent meta-analysis that casts further doubt on this.
Some animal studies have suggested that a keto diet can result in insulin resistance and this is supported by some glucose tolerance challenges in humans. But is this phenomenon all that it seems, or could this actually be a healthy adaptation to a low-carb diet?