Dr. Timothy Noakes in 1985 wrote and published the book "The Lore of Running".
This tome has been considered the "bible" of running, containing around 1000 pages. In it he expounds on the wonders of human anatomy and physiology. Dr. Noakes is a great writer and goes into the pyschology of running and any physical endeavor. He was also considered the "master" of utilizing carbohydrates to get the most effective access for the energy needed for ultimate endurance performance.
Now fast forward to present day.... Dr. Noakes was diagnosed about 12 years or so ago of prediabetes.....
How can this be???? The picture of health and leader of worldwide fitness. huh
He describes what happened. Basically, because of his high carb intake through the years he became insulin resistant. What this means is that your cells become tired of all the insulin in the bloodstream and then can't be receptive to this hormone so your pancreas has to produce more insulin to "force" the cells to accept it. Also, we only can use so much glucose in the blood stream so our bodies have to get rid of it and it (the glucose) often gets stored as fat, and with high levels of insulin we can't access our fat storages to use as fuel as we should.
Enough of that for now. Anyway, Dr. Noakes is now a powerful advocate of the paleo/ketogenic diet. He has turned South Africa upside down with his "Real Food Revolution". A type of implementing the ketogenic diet.
One more quick note.
We have introduced many "rapid" changes in our diets recently and our dna has not had the time to adapt to this change in "diet". So our bodies aren't inclined to thrive on these low nutrient "foods" such as sugar, grains, and highly processed product.
Time-line wise, we have evolved and eaten a certain way for many thousands of years and only recently have introduced new foods.
Picture a football field, from the goal line to about the 99.5 yard line we have eaten a "hunter-gatherer" diet. (which changes with the location but was weirdly missing sugars and grains) Now at about the 99.5 yard line we introduced the agricultural revolution. Now we started eating processed food at about the 2 inch yard line. Kinda new huh? We have not been able to keep up with the changes and these changes are causing world-wide health epidemics.
So, now that the keto diet is gaining recognition why not give it a try?
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