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May 20, 2019

Even as the fear of fat declines within the public eye, you've still probably experienced disbelief & bewilderment from co-workers, friends, or family when talking about your ketogenic lifestyle. Imagine being a high-fat, low-carbohydrate proponent as an esteemed scientist nearly two decades ago.

With more than 750 published scientific articles & 70 marathons under his belt, Prof Tim Noakes is well-known for his many contributions to nutrition & exercise science. At the beginning of his research career, he was an advocate for a high-carb diet, which is no surprise given the medical dogma at the time, yet Noakes completely changed his mind when he learned about the value of the high-fat diet.

Not only was he an early leader in the ketogenic movement, a stance that temporarily costed him his medical license, but Noakes actually reversed his own Type 2 diabetes through a low-carb, high-fat diet. Perhaps one of the reasons he has upheld a high reputation is his continued desire to question current scientific theory, even conclusions he first helped define. Rather than turning a blind eye and staying with his preconceived notions, Noakes follows the evidence...a model we should all aspire to have.

In this episode, you'll discover:

  • Central governor theory: How does the brain directly influence physical performance output?
  • Ketogenic diet: Fat-fueled athleticism, improving insulin resistance, & becoming metabolically flexible
  • Noakes' commentary on the history, present, & future of nutrition science

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