The Holistic Performance Institute was founded in 2012 by Dr Cliff Harvey. The Institute's foundations stretch back to the Carb-Appropriate concepts pioneered by him in the 1990s and developed since then to provide clarity to the low fat vs low carb debate. From that time Dr Harvey became involved in clinical practice and increasingly educating others through workshops, seminars, and as a lecturer at prominent colleges and Universities.
The Institute was founded to provide a legitimate avenue for evidence-based online nutrition education leading to accreditation and registration opportunities and allowing graduates to work as safe, effective, and credible practitioners.
Based in Auckland, New Zealand, the Institute now serves students and members around the globe.
In over two decades of practice, he has helped thousands of people to achieve their goals, from those who are chronically and acutely unwell, through to elite-level athletes, and ‘elite-attitude’ business people and entrepreneurs.
He is an active researcher and is known for performing foundational research on keto-flu, ketogenic supplements, and 'carbohydrate tolerance' between individuals.
Cliff is a best-selling author of several books and is a former world champion strength athlete and competitive submission wrestler.
Carolyn holds degrees in science and certifications in teaching, personal training, and business. She is a former tutor of anatomy and physiology at AUT University and is a world championship level triathlete.