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.
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…
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?
There is an endless debate between proponents of high-carb vs low-carb diets. So, how can you decide which is best for you? In this article, Cliff Harvey PhD summarises the research to show how you can determine what’s best for your body.
Cliff Harvey PhD was recently on Danny Lennon’s podcast, Sigma Nutrition Radio. Check it out to hear about ketosis and fat-loss, neuroprotection. MCTs, Lion’s Mane and more!
The latest Carb-Appropriate Research Review is all about dairy! Find out the latest research on the health effects of dairy, whether it is pro- or anti-inflammatory, PLUS the low- vs full-fat debate, and all about A1 vs A2 protein.
There is concern about the insulin stimulating effects of dairy. In this study, the effect on insulin and blood glucose homeostasis of increased dairy intake was explored.
A1 protein from milk has been suggested as a risk factor for health, while A2 is promoted as a health food that avoids these risks. Find out what the research tells us about A1 vs A2.
Dairy is commonly considered inflammation causing. But is this justified? For whom is dairy inflammatory…and for whom is it not?
Low-fat dairy is recommended in dietary guidelines over natural, full-fat dairy, but is this recommendation actually justified by evidence? Or is it simply outdated?
Bone broth has become a popular food-supplement but does it really provide health or performance benefits?
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 a ketogenic diet results in less-than-pleasant odours on a keto diet! But does this study really show that?… Or something else entirely? Are Low-Carb Diets Deficient in Essential Nutrients? It’s commonly claimed that low-carb and keto diets are lacking in essential micronutrients. In this study by Caryn Zinn and colleagues of AUT University, they compare a healthy low-carb diet to a standard western-style diet. Can Ketogenic Diets Improve the Structure of Key Brain Cells Emering reserach is shwoing that ketogenic diets can aid supportive ‘glial cells’ of the brain. Find out what this means in this short review of a recent study that has hit the headlines. World Health Organisation’s Recommendations on Saturated Fat Are Out of Date… Recent expert reports have again challenged the outdated idea that saturated fat is a significant, independent impactor of mortality. Members download the full review below