We must always be careful to place more weight on the observations of scientists than its current theory.
Today EMF-4 is going to hit a very controversial topic. Why do the younger performers perceive they need carbs for performance? For years, I have said loudly, I don’t believe it is true. Over the last 7 years I have begun to understand why their belief exists now. When you suffer from a disrupted circadian clock you perceive you do need carbs.
It has been shown recently that artificial EMF’s make our blood brain barrier and gut more permeable to carbohydrates. The micropulsations of EMF control biocycles, including the timing of mitotic rhythm and the entire cell cycle. Any major change in their frequency would be catastrophic for cells. In fact, today most of the paleo-sphere is unaware that experiments already have been done that have shown that vibrational rates near normal and slightly above the Schumann resonance, from 30-100 Hz, cause dramatic changes in the cell cycle timing.
It turns out, the most powerful shaper of our development may turn out to be the subtlest force, that is completely invisible to us…….and perturbs the manner in which we handle macronutrients and recycle ATP.
There are many performance athletes who are using the ketogenic diet to fuel superior performance today. Many more endurance and performance athletes and trainers do not believe this is possible, because their own observations have failed to show it to them. We recently have heard several people say there is no alternative ketogenic fuel sources to get it done.
Some of us chuckled at this notion, because we never saw even a brief mention of the major biochemically reducing pathway in humans mentioned in their work. This pathway fuels the recycling of energy substrates in major beta oxidative pathways. It has become clear to many of us, it is just in everyone’s blind spot for a very counterintuitive reason most are unaware of. We even have conflicting evidence from Volek and Phinney recent book.
How do we reconcile it?
It is easy to explain, once you realize that you can’t access the fat burning pathway when your molecular sense of timing is off. When you molecular clocks are off you can never benefit from true fat burning. You won’t find that factoid in your biochemistry book either. After this blog you’ll begin to understand why. Extreme performance requires you to enter the most chemically reduced pathway that biochemistry has for life in humans. That pathway’s job is to restore the major “reducing elements” in biochemistry. This means it is loaded with electron density, for those who are not getting the linkage between electron flow and chemical reduction. That biochemical pathway is the Pentose phosphate pathway. (PPP)
TRUTH BOMB: This pathway has only a few major endpoints, but they are all massively important for human life. It is designed to optimally restore RNA and DNA synthesis by providing maximum recycling of ATP; and it allows for optimal formation of bio-energenic substrates to make replenish the mitochondria’s ability to increase total adenine nucleotides to re-establish optimal ATP stores from beta oxidation of fats.
It has one more key element that many in paleo forgot; it makes and restores the key reducing chemical element, NADPH, to replenish glutathione in all cells, but especially the liver. Glutathione is the major antioxidant in the body and is a critical element for reducing inflammation, oxidation, and detoxification in the body. Most in paleo think we optimally restore glutathione from “whey protein supplements or from NAC use”. Nothing could be further from the truth.
As I laid out in the last blog, life began at the ocean floor with a constant stream of alkaline laced chemicals loaded in electron density resulting in an environment that was extremely chemically reduced. When I realized this is how life began on the planet, I cut to the chase, and I went to my biochemistry book to look for a pathway in humans that mimics these effects to optimize it in me. Here is where I found the story of the PPP and how it is critical for longevity, life, and ultimate performance. It is the mechanistic pathway for the Ancient Pathway found in our brain that we covered in Cold Thermogenesis- 6.
One major catch to this pathway: To enter it routinely, it requires the human to be able to accurately tell time in your SCN and your liver. If your endogenous molecular clock is off, this pathway will stay in your blind spot and you will continue to believe you need carbs to replenish glycogen post exercise. This is why so many have missed it. They never pay attention to molecular timing in biochemistry class. Today, you’ll find out why this is a critical error.
Most were taught and therefore believe glucose is used to replenish muscle glycogen, while fructose replenishes liver glycogen. The optimal way to replenish glycogen for performance is to replete liver glycogen by using the PPP, not glycogenesis. This pathway is poorly studied, by even the brightest in biochemistry, because most do not realize how tightly coupled it is to optimal fat burning.