15th to 17th August, 2013 07:00 am - 07:00 pm

Website: Ancestral Health Symposium


Sheraton Atlanta
165 Courtland Street NE
Atlanta,Georgia 30303
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August 17, 2013, 11:40 am

Carbs as a Hormetic Stressor – Evolutionary and Performance Advantage or Horrible Idea?


The use of a low carb Paleo style of eating works great for many, but could it be better? Historically, the intake of macronutrients has varied widely between cultures. Could carbs be viewed as hormetic stressor to those on a low carb diet, thus improving their performance and health even further?

This presentation proposes that the ability of the body to use both fats and carbs (metabolic flexibility) is an essential marker of health and performance. This increased adaptability would have been an evolutionary advantage.

Could some carbs serve as an important hormetic stress to increase survival advantage and exercise performance?

Hall: Capitol Ballroom South Track: General Type: