Hey Kirez, you mentioned central Asia in your response to Robb - were you living in Asia for awhile?
It's very frustrating that for nutrition, nobody does (perhaps, nobody can do) the kind of large-numbers, longitudinal study that would be required to suss out all the variable factors - particularly where it comes to athletic performance. Looking at anthropological, demographic stats is the best we can do. I think this is why we're so often comparing one incomplete *theory* to another.
Nodnod!! One of the theories that I'm confused about concerns the seasonal sleeping and eating theory and whether it applies to people living in tropical climates.
And yeah, eliminating the juice is a good idea!