#297: Cliff Harvey, PhD – Carbohydrate-Restriction, Ketosis & Neuroprotection

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Guest Bio

Cliff Harvey, PhD

Cliff Harvey has a PhD in Nutrition from Auckland University of Technology (AUT), with his research focus being on ketosis, ketogenesis, and individual responses to diet. His research interests include MCTs, keto-induction, “keto-flu”, and finding appropriate carbohydrate intake for individuals based on their metabolic state, activity and ethno-genetic factors.

He is a Registered Clinical Nutritionist in New Zealand, with over 20 years of experience as a practitioner. Cliff was one of the very first practitioners to begin prescribing and working with low-carb, high-fat (LCHF), ketogenic, and lower-carb, higher-protein diets in the late 1990s. Cliff is the founder of the Holistic Performance Institute.

In This Episode We Discuss

  • Impact of low-carbohydrate diets, differing in levels of carbohydrate restriction, on cardiometabolic markers
  • Differentiating between benefits of increased ketones vs. benefits of carbohydrate restriction
  • Why Cliff is so interested in the physiological state of ketosis
  • Is there a physiologicaly superiority for LCHF diets for fat loss?
  • Ketogenic diets & neuroprotection
  • Ketones, MCTs & Lion’s Mane after brain trauma/concussion

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