Monthly Archives: May 2020

Prof Noakes Responds: Letter to Medical Brief

The following is a written response from Prof Tim Noakes regarding a letter published in the Medical Brief. ------ To the Editor, I acknowledge Mr Alex Leaf’s recent letter (1) to Medical Brief in response to our recently published peer-reviewed article (2). I particularly appreciate his comment that our study is an “important contribution to [...]

By | May 21st, 2020|

Diabetes and its effect on the immune system

In recent months the world has and continues to experience a grand collision between two global pandemics, that of COVID-19 and that of Type 2 Diabetes. While the coronavirus pandemic is due to a novel virus, a virus that has not previously been faced by the immune system, a concept that is natural and occurs [...]

By | May 7th, 2020|

Low Carb Myths

There are many myths, misconceptions and concerns around low carbohydrate high fat (LCHF) or ketogenic diets. Let’s delve into each and see whether they’re trumped up or if there’s any truth behind the charges. MYTH#1: LCHF raises cholesterol and heart disease risk Perhaps the greatest concern is that an LCHF diet raises LDL cholesterol, also [...]

By | May 5th, 2020|

Prof Noakes Responds: The cause of the “silent” hypoxia in severe COVID-19 infections and the value of hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of COVID-19 infections

Nathan Geffen PhD gets it wrong. Again. by Emeritus Professor Timothy Noakes OMS, MBChB, MD, DSc, PhD (hc).  I wish to respond to the recent article by Dr Nathan Geffen PhD re-published in The Daily Maverick (1). Dr Geffen’s 2014 article.  This is the second time that Dr Geffen has disparaged me publicly. His most [...]

By | May 4th, 2020|
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