Race Reports From Mark Cucuzzella

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  1. Barefoot TJ

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    From Dr. Mark Cucuzzella:

    Been a busy few weeks of racing and trying to wear out my sandals. Funny thing the sandals do not wear out. They are basically a tire tread.

    Here are race reports of taking on the JFK 50 Mile and Marine Corps Marathons on low carb minimalist strategy. It works, its healthy, and its fun!

    http://naturalrunningcenter.com/2016/11/26/happiness-finishing-jfk-50-mile-feelin-good/

    http://naturalrunningcenter.com/2016/11/17/run-marathon-3-hours-age-50-bacon-eggs-sandals/


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    JFK 50 Miler


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    Marine Corps Marathons


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    Thanks Dr. Nicholas A Campitelli - Podiatric Medicine and Surgery for the perseverance to publish these important findings on how important it is to use the feet to keep them strong! Thanks for the kind mention of what we are doing here in West Virginia.

    http://www.drnicksrunningblog.com/study-demonstrates-vibram-fivefingers-will-strengthen-the-foot/

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    Curious about his diet. Is he doing a low carb diet for "fun" or out of medical necessity? Mentions insulin resistance in the Marine Corps Marathon post.

    Great reports though.
     
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    i am doing this for medical. have preDM/DM and the years of poor understanding of nutrition contributed. so if you are young do not go down this path and be a carb junkie
     
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    You may wish to watch some videos Mark... http://nutritionfacts.org/topics/diabetes/

    I eat a 'wholefood' plant based diet with very little fat 5% and protein 7% and extreme amounts of wholefood carbs and wholefood sugars and my blood sugar HbA1c is perfectly fine at 33 mmol/mol. I'm 52 years old and my health is perfect - as are others who eat the way that i do.

    The continuous lambasting of carbs is getting ridiculous. There's never any consideration given to the difference between wholefood carbs and sugars and added refined carbs and sugars - there in lies the problem. Telling people to avoid all carbs and sugars is a recipe for disaster as fibre is a carb and we cannot live healthy without fibre from whole plant foods.
     
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    In fairness, the extremely small and barely vocal minority on low carb is recent, usually adopted by folks who need a lifestyle change or control of blood sugar for health reasons. I've never heard of it not working.

    Here in the US, there's been a completely unfounded phobia of fats for like the last 50 years thanks to our absurd food pyramid that says you should eat like nothing but carbs with some meat and dairy sprinkled on top.

    No need to defend Mark, but I bet he's smart enough to figure his body out.
     
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    If you could give some general advice, what would it be?
     
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    Looks like you hasnot idea how low carb diet looks. You can eat fibre as many as wish in low carb diet because humans cant digest fibre and it only technicaly carb. Carbs from fibre cant get in bloodstream and move you out from ketosis, change insuline levels.
     
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    I've never heard of it working. All the long term low carbers i know of have serious chronic health problems. DM is a serious chronic health problem.

    The low carb guru, Tim Noakes, has also given himself DM with this diet.

    Blaming 'all' carbs for DM is archaic and ignorant, it wasn't so long ago that doctors would have leached you for DM. No thank you.

    Wholefood carbs are not a problem, we are primates and our bodies are designed to eat massive amounts of wholefood carbs. Refined carbs are a problem along with refined fats and animal fats - this is what causes DM (and many other health problems) because our bodies are not designed to consume them.

    And it's not a recent thing. The low carb fad, and it is a fad, has been on and off and on and off for a very long time. Atkins being one fad within the genre. But Atkins had serious health problems caused by a low carb diet and his diet and it's marketed advantages have all been debunked.

    At the end of the day, if someone wants to do low carb then that's fine with me, i just like to publicly put the counter opinion out there when some low carber expresses their beliefs publicly. Both sides of this debate should be heard.
     
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    And how does one eat at least 60 grams of fibre without eating 80% of their calories from carbs and sugars? All fibre comes packaged with carbs and sugars - its the way Nature made our diet.
     
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    At keto diet (strictest form of low carb diets) you not allowed to use more then 50-60 gr. of carbs per day. Men needs 40 gr. of dietary fiber in day.
    Cabbages in 100gr. - usable carbs 3.6gr., dietary fiber 2.3gr.
    Wheat bran in 100gr. - usable carbs 21gr., dietary fiber 43gr.
    Also to stay in ketosis, you need to fast 14-28 hours, if your carbs cosumption too high.
    BTW, im not practising low carb diet :)
     
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    Sorry, but you're using refined carbs, wheat bran is a refined carb. Our bodies are not designed for refined carbs or any other refined foods - that's why people have DM in the first place. There is no solution to DM in eating refined foods.

    And the doctor stated...
    Fibre is a carb. There is no dispute on this, it is a carb. A doctor condemning all carbs to young people is wrong - that's my point. If you or anyone else wants to wreck your health by playing with keto then that's up to you, but a doctor condemning all carbs to young people is wrong on every level.
     
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    The good doctor was saying that he doesn't recommend becoming a carb "junkie." He wasn't condemning all carbs altogether, was he?
     
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    Sory, Lorri! If you thinking wheat bran is refined carb, our discussion is over.
     
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    He's promoting a low carb diet while telling young people not to be carb junkies.

    Once again, the medical profession making no distinction between processed carbs and wholefood carbs. Human beings are primates and as such we are frugivores - our whole system is designed to work by eating at least 80% wholefood carbs. If you eat a wholefood plant high carb diet then you will not get DM. If you eat a high fat diet then you will because you block all the insulin pathways with fat.

    The problem that most don't realise is that insulin is not just used for carbs. Insulin transports amino acids as well as glycogen and animal protein will spike your insulin just as much as refined carbs will because animal protein does not come packaged with wholefood fibre like plant proteins do and you need that attached fibre to slow the digestion and promote a healthy Prevotella based microbiome instead of an unhealthy bacteroides microbiome. The solution is to get off the fats, the animal protein and the refined carbs (including artificial sweeteners) all at once.

    Carbs are not a problem when they come from whole plant foods. Pig out and eat as much as you can, you'll just make yourself healthier by doing so.
     
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