Celebrity trainer and chef Scott Gooding chats with Dr Cliff Harvey about how we can stay healthy while being stuck at home, what the COVID isolation might mean for long-term public health, and the silver-lining that perhaps we can use this to help find lives of greater passion and purpose.
Eating enough vegetables is one thing…making sure we eat them at enough meals is another!
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 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 here Members can download this month’s full issue below:
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.
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
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.
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 the most pressing health considerations for people nowadays. In this review, Cliff looks at lifestyle, diet, and supplement interventions to help keep your brain healthy. Read the article here Articles All About: Nootropics Nootropics are supplements that purport to boost your brain-power and improve your cognition and mental performance. There are a lot of claims but many of these supplements lack research-backing. Find out what the evidence says about the most common and most studied nootropics. Read the article here Research Commentary Mini-research-reviews on: Is Evening Primrose Oil Worth Taking? What is the Evidence Behind the Palaeolithic Ketogenic Diet? Do Saunas Aid Detoxification? Does the Amount of Carbohydrate in the Diet Affect Metabolic Syndrome Risk? Members can download this month’s full issue below:
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 the Clinical Efficacy of Evening Primrose. Holistic Nursing Practice. 2008;22(3):171-4. 2. Sarayloo K, Najmabadi KM, Ghazanfarpour M. EFFECTS OF THE EVENING PRIMROSE OIL ON WOMEN’S MASTALGIA: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS. The Malaysian Journal of Nursing. 2017;9(2):28-35. 3. Joy CB, Mumby-Croft R, Joy LA. Polyunsaturated fatty acid (fish or evening primrose oil) for schizophrenia. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 2000(2):Cd001257.
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.
Whether the carbohydrate content of the diet affects metabolic risk or not is hotly debated. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis sheds some light on this topic. In this research commentary, Cliff Harvey PhD delves into this study and its implications.
Brain health, mental performance, and reducing the risk of diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s are key aspects of health that are highly sought after. In this review, Cliff Harvey PhD looks at some of the diet, lifestyle, and supplement interventions that might boost brain-power and protect the brain.