We were lucky enough to interview the very busy Cliff Harvey, a well known Naturopath, Nutritionist, author and speaker who is well known in the health and fitness industry in New Zealand and overseas. Cliff has over fourteen years experience as a health practitioner and has helped thousands of people around the world reach premium health, life balance and success. He has helped people who suffer from cancer, crohn's disease, HIV/AIDS, ulcerative colitis, diabetes, metabolic syndrome X and heart disease.
Cliff helped create two of our favourite products, Good Green Stuff and Clean Lean Protein and is the author of two books 'Choosing you' and 'Time Rich Cash Optional - an unconventional guide to happiness.'
Hardworking, dedicated and inspirational are three words we would use to describe Cliff. Read below to find out a little bit more about him and check out his website for more information.
Where did you study and what did you study?
I initially started at AUT where I studied Fitness Training, I then carried on and studied Naturopathy at the Naturopathic College of New Zealand as well as Homeobotanical Therapies. I've also reached the Masters level in Reiki and advanced facilitation in Psych-K. I'm currently studying towards a Masters degree at AUT with a focus in Nutrition and more specifically the metabolic advantages of low carb and ketogenic diets.
Where do you work?
I currently spend about 2 days per week teaching Sports Nutrition, Physiology and Biochemistry at Wellpark College and around 2-3 days per week in my clinical practice. Outside of the most of my time is spent writing books and articles and giving lectures and workshops.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and submission grappling, All-Round Weightlifting, reading, yoga, and I'm just getting into scented candle making (yeah...really!!.....)
What is your favourite post training meal?
This really depends on what 'phase' I'm in metabolically. Right now as I'm highly fat and keto-adpated I have UCAN 'Super Starch' mixed with Clean Lean Protein, berries, almond butter and Good Green Stuff.
What is your favourite quote?
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle" ~ Philo
Your top three tips to optimal health:
1. Eat REAL food (natural, whole, unprocessed) 2. Lift heavy things 3. Meditate
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