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Monday 31 August 2015

I am looking forward to the Tim Noakes ‘trial’ in November.

I suspect many of you follow Professor Tim Noakes. Tim is a qualified medical Doctor, but as far as I can make out, has not practised in that discipline for years. His specialty as a University Professor is in exercise and sports science. He has written books on the subject and on diet. For years Tim was a super fit marathon runner and had no problem with carbs. To cut a long story short, Tim became a type two diabetic and done a 180 on his diet, he started a low carb higher fat regime. He reversed his type two diabetes and returned to normal weight and fitness. He researched big time and was brave and honest enough to say I was wrong. He had come to realise for so many people, a high carb low fat diet is detrimental to health. Like so many of us, Tim had to find out the hardway. Let’s move on a bit.

Earlier this year and after Tim gave dietary advice regarding an infant on the internet. The president of Dietician SA, Claire Julsing-Strydom reported Tim and he is facing charges of unprofessional conduct, for encouraging a higher fat, lower carbohydrate diet for a toddler. The case was scheduled for two days back in June, but ended on the first day due to point of law legal argument and re-scheduled for November this year. This hearing will have a longer time frame, because Tims legal team say they need at least seven days to forward their argument on the benefits of a lower carb higher fat diet. Clearly Tims legal team are loaded for bear, they know how important this case is, it will have ramifications across the world.

Some may know of the case regarding Dr. Annika Dahlquist. Annika was subjected to the same third degree, for advising her diabetic and overweight patients, to follow a low carb higher fat diet. After two years the authorities agreed with Annika, and the bullying authorities lost the case, because no evidence could be presented to prove a low carb higher fat diet was dangerous.

My money is on Tim being exonerated. That being the case, it will be another nail in the coffin for the dietary stupidity doled out by the likes of the NHS, BDA, DUK etc. and countless dietary not fit for purpose organisations around the world.

Follow the money, regarding so many health and dietary organisations, as can be seen here. Make up your own mind. Last words to two great men.


"The low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet, promulgated vigorously by the National Cholesterol Education Programme, National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association since the Lipid Research Clinics-Primary Prevention Program in 1984, and earlier by the US Department of Agriculture food pyramid, may well have played an unintended role in the current epidemics of obesity, lipid abnormalities, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndromes.

This diet can no longer be defended by appeal to the authority of prestigious medical organisations or by rejecting clinical experience and a growing medical literature suggesting that the much-maligned low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet may have a salutary effect on the epidemics in question."

Sylvan Weinberg, former president of the American College of Cardiology

"There are three kinds of foods--fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. All of these provide calories. But the carbohydrates provide calories and nothing else. They have none of the essential elements to build up or to repair the tissues of the body. A man, given carbohydrates alone, however liberally, would starve to death on calories. The body must have proteins and animal fats. It has no need for carbohydrates, and, given the two essential foodstuffs, it can get all the calories it needs from them."

Sir Heneage Ogilvie, former vice president of the Royal College of Surgeons, England.

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