Questions with Cliff

In this week's episode, Mikki answers listeners questions with Dr Cliff Harvey related to health and nutrition in the second of a four part series. We talk about the benefits of liver and probiotics; and discuss ketosis, protein intake and MCT supplementation

Cliff Harvey, PhD, is New Zealand’s expert on the effects of a ketogenic diet in a healthy population, but so much more than that. He has been  helping people to live healthier, happier lives, and to perform better since starting in clinical practice (way back...) in the late 1990s. Over this time he has been privileged to work with many Olympic, professional, Commonwealth and other high performing athletes. He has also worked with many people to overcome the effects of chronic and debilitating health conditions. Along the way he has founded or co-founded many successful businesses in the health, fitness and wellness space, including the Nutrition Store Online and Holistic Performance Institute, NZ’s leading certification and diploma for health, nutrition, health coaching and performance that has many of the world experts teaching on the course, so students are learning from the best.
 
Cliff has  over 20 years experience as a strength and nutrition coach and, in addition to his PhD research, he is a Registered Clinical Nutritionist, qualified Naturopath (Dip.Nat – NCNZ) and holds a diploma in Fitness Training (AUT) and Health Coaching in Patient Care.


Today, we are answering these listener questions:

Questions this podcast:

Paul: Hey Mikki, I read Cate Shanahans book. She talks about importance of liver. I am using chicken liver pate as I can’t stomach liver ingredients seem fine, just wanted to double check. Suitable replacement for lack of liver eh?

Caroline Buss: Hi Mikki, should I be taking a probiotic every day? I currently take Garden Life once daily women’s probiotic but read recently that it’s not good for gut health to take them daily. Thanks
 
Jason Smith: Would be interested to know your thoughts on protein intake and ketosis. I've used 2g protein/kg (generally for maintenance) but in thinking of going keto I've been recommended 1 - 1.5g; is that enough protein? I'm concerned that a past problem with DOMs may re-appear
 
Paul Kelly Hey Mikki, I have heard you mention perfect Keto MCT powder. Which favour do you go for and how would you apply in a fasted training protocol? Does it mix well with coffee, presume would have to be natural flavour then. Blend? Cheers
 

Cliff’s research review: gut health and probiotics https://cliffharvey.com/gut-issues-the-carb-appropriate-review-part-two/