When you’re a sports fan, it’s natural to watch your favorite athletes and think- how can they be so good?! Often we chock up the talent to God given genetics and years of practice, but is that all it is? For the 2018 Wimbledon champ, the answer is no.
Whether you’re a tennis fan or not, I think you’ll agree that Novak Djokavic’s story is pretty amazing. Early in his career, Novak often struggled with physical “crashes” during matches where he would get extremely tired and short of breath. One time it was so bad that he had to quit in the middle of a match while playing in the French Open.
As time went on Novak began making changes to his training, but he still couldn’t get himself to the level he needed to be at. That’s when he decided to think a bit outside the box.
Novak got hooked up with a Serbian doctor that did food sensitivity tests on him and discovered that his diet was full of foods that his body didn’t process well. Novak made the changes he needed to make and within 12 months he was number 1.
Not only did he have the stamina to be a champion, but even off the court he felt better than he had in years. He later went on to write a book about his journey called “Serve to Win.”
Here’s a great article summarizing much of that journey-
Now, you may not be trying to win Wimbledon, but do you have joint or muscle aches? Forgetfulness? Daytime fatigue?
These things are not all age related. They are often reactions to our body trying to digest something that we don’t have adequate enzymes for. I’ve seen people have significant changes in how they feel by changing what they eat. This includes me. If I have wheat, gluten or dairy, I can feel it within 24 hours.
There are places all over where you can do a similar food sensitivity test to the one Novak did. If you’re interested, email me and I’ll send you my suggestion for your specific city.
One other thing I’ll share with you is an article on intermittent fasting. One of my readers sent me an article about it earlier today and the findings are amazing. Even without reducing your total food intake, you can apply the principles of intermittent fasting and make improvements to nearly any health condition including cancer.
I’ve followed many of these principles and I highly recommend them. Here’s a great article on it-
I hope you enjoy these. Please pass them along to those you care about.
P.S.- If you or someone you love is struggling with an orthopedic problem, you might check out this out. It is a 1 page research summary on how arthogenic muscle inhibition is key factor behind these problems and how decreasing it leads to faster and more complete recovery.
This is one of our specialty’s at Non-Fiction Fitness and I’m proud to say we are one of only a handful of places in the state adequately trained to improve this specific problem.
Check out what some of our clients have said about how this has helped them by clicking here- Client Stories