Monthly Archives: January 2020

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Breaking out of holiday mode

  Holidays are wonderful. They are a great time to recharge, to spend some time deepening your relationships with your loved ones. It’s a lovely time to step back from routine and become more comfortable with a change in pace. Holidays can also be challenging: sometimes it can be difficult to drop the pace and [...]

January 28th, 2020|

IT’S THE INSULIN RESISTANCE, STUPID: PART 11 By Prof. Timothy Noakes

This article was first published on the CrossFit website.  THE FINAL ACT Scientists usually achieve fame for being right. It matters not how they achieve their correctness, only that in the end their ideas prove to be correct. Ancel Keys’ problem was that he was wrong. But his poor science was not the reason why he [...]

January 23rd, 2020|

IT’S THE INSULIN RESISTANCE, STUPID: PART 10 By Prof. Timothy Noakes

This article was first published on the CrossFit website. The wonder of Ancel Keys is how, in the absence of definitive proof and despite a mountain of disproof (2), he was able to “sell” unproven hypotheses, now known to be false, to the U.S. medical and scientific communities and then the rest of the world. These [...]

January 23rd, 2020|

IT’S THE INSULIN RESISTANCE, STUPID: PART 9 By Prof. Timothy Noakes

This article was first published on the CrossFit website. The previous column finished with the story about how Ancel Keys and his disciples buried the data from the Minnesota Coronary Experiment (MCE). If the true findings of that study (2) had been released during his lifetime, Keys’ diet-heart and lipid hypotheses would have been dead and buried, and [...]

January 23rd, 2020|

IT’S THE INSULIN RESISTANCE, STUPID: PART 8 By Prof. Timothy Noakes

This article was first published on the CrossFit website.  Mail In the previous column (2), I reviewed some of the original studies of physiologist Ancel Keys (3, 4), who used weak associational data from population studies to develop twin hypotheses about how heart disease develops: the diet-heart and lipid hypotheses, originally proposed by John Gofman, MD. [...]

January 23rd, 2020|

IT’S THE INSULIN RESISTANCE, STUPID: PART 7 By Prof. Timothy Noakes

This article was first published on the CrossFit website.In the previous column, I explained how Ancel Keys, once a cholesterol denialist, suddenly shifted his position on dietary factors related to heart disease and came to use weak epidemiological evidence to advance the diet-heart and lipid hypotheses. I also described how Keys became the leading researcher on this [...]

January 23rd, 2020|

Prof Noakes Responds: The Greyton Mail

In the December 2019 issue of The Greyton Mail a letter was published where Prof Noakes was referenced. Below you will find Prof Noakes’ written response to this letter. You can view and read the original letter from The Greyton Mail here.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To the Editor, Greyton’s well-renowned vegan activist Mr Rohan Millson unexpectedly informed [...]

January 23rd, 2020|

IT’S THE INSULIN RESISTANCE, STUPID: PART 6 By Prof. Timothy Noakes

This article was first published on the CrossFit website. As I detailed in the previous column (2), the textbook on heart disease by the world’s premier cardiologist, Dr. Paul Dudley White (3), shows that by 1946, neither he nor anyone else had yet come up with a theory about how and which dietary factors might influence the development of [...]

January 13th, 2020|

IT’S THE INSULIN RESISTANCE, STUPID: PART 5 By Prof. Timothy Noakes

This article was first published on the CrossFit website. PRESIDENT EISENHOWER PRESCRIBED EXPERIMENTAL, UNTESTED LOW-FAT, LOW-CHOLESTEROL DIET It is Friday, Sept. 23, 1955. The 64-year-old 34th President of the United States Dwight D. Eisenhower is on a “work and play” vacation in Denver, Colorado (1-4). As required for work, he travels to the Lowry Air Force Base [...]

January 13th, 2020|

IT’S THE INSULIN RESISTANCE, STUPID: PART 4 By Prof. Timothy Noakes

This article was first published on the CrossFit website. DR. GERALD REAVEN BEGINS A POTENTIALLY CAREER-ENDING JOURNEY In a previous column (1), I showed that by 1994, Dr. Gerald Reaven, an MD and professor of medicine at Stanford University, had with his team clearly already established that a high-carbohydrate diet produces hyperinsulinemia, hyperglycemia, and carbohydrate-sensitive hypertriglyceridemia (CSHT, [...]

January 13th, 2020|
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