Today Mikki chats to Dr Cliff Harvey (a show fave) and Dr Dan Plews on all things geeky nutrition around continuous glucose monitors, beetroot for sports performance, ketogenic diets for endurance athletes, SFuels as a training and race nutrition product and more!
Dr Dan Plews is the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon age group world record holder with a blistering 8:24 set in 2018, that’s 8hrs and 24mins!
By way of bio alongside Dan’s own athletic achievements, he has a PhD in exercise physiology, which looks at heart rate variability to assess training adaptation. He’s coached three professional Ironman triathletes to sub eight hours, including Terenzo Bozzone, Jan van Berkel and Tim van Berkel. Dr Plews has consulted with New Zealand rowing and currently serves a role of high performance manager for Team Emirates New Zealand in the Americas Cup and of course, Dan is the founder of Endure IQ, a fantastic online endurance coaching community and service.
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.