All About Sweeteners: The Carb-Appropriate Review

Issue 2 | Volume 2 | February 2020 In this issue: This month, Cliff delves into the evidence behind the health effects of sweeteners. This issue includes a general review on non-nutritive sweeteners and then in-depth reviews of the human health effects of stevia and erythritol. Also this month, a look into recent controversy on the benefits and harms of a ketogenic diet for Ovarian Cancer. Featured article The Impact of Non-nutritive Sweeteners 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. Read the article here Articles Is Erythritol Safe to Use? 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. Read the article here All You Need to Know About Stevia Stevia is now one of the most common natural non-nutritive sweeteners. There has been some concern about the potential for harm from stevia. In this article, Cliff looks at the evidence for the impact of stevia on health. Read the article here Are Low-Carb and Keto Diets ‘Bad’ for Ovarian Cancer? There has recently been significant discussion in clinical circles about the appropriateness of the ketogenic diet for the treatment of ovarian cancer. In this article, I summarise the available research…

Detox Diets, Toxins and You: The Carb-Appropriate Review

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:

Issue #7 The Carb-Appropriate Review

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:

Issue #6 The Carb-Appropriate Review

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 Brain? There is debate…

Issue #5 The Carb-Appropriate Review

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 for treating diabetes. In this article, Cliff…