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Avrol’s Low Carb Journey

One of our Eat Better South Africa participants, Avrol de Vries, recently shared her story of how the LCHF lifestyle and the Eat Better South Africa programme helped improved her health. Since her first period, at the age of 12, she always experienced excruciating cramps which got worse as years went by. At the age [...]

June 29th, 2020|

Ketogenic cyclist on rollers for 9+ hours 

Sean David Sakinofsky is a unique individual who has based his life around cycling. He is someone who has truly embraced cycling, not just as a sport but a lifestyle.  Sean is an avid promoter of the Ketogenic lifestyle and a big supporter of Prof Tim Noakes and The Noakes Foundation.  He has proven the [...]

May 28th, 2020|

Women and health: What daily actions do you take for your health?

When I sat down to write this article, I had planned to take my usual approach to researching a piece like this for a paper or presentation. I start by looking at the macro data, which is often incredibly daunting, especially when it comes to health outlook and risks. It’s always pertinent to consider gender [...]

May 28th, 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

May 4th, 2020|

The beauty of science is that hypotheses drive thinking: Prof Noakes talks on emerging COVID-19 Research

Recently, CCFM 107.5 / 96.7 invited Prof Tim Noakes to discuss illness-prevention strategies in light of the Novel Coronavirus pandemic. During the interview, Prof Noakes focused on how to prevent diabetes and obesity, two major risk factors for COVID-19. Prof Noakes also mentioned a hypothesis relating to why the oxygen transport system fails in patients [...]

April 17th, 2020|

Nutrition tips to stay healthy in the time of COVID-19:

Nutrition tips to stay healthy in the time of COVID-19: While we are all fearful about COVID-19 and taking steps to limit exposure to the virus and subsequent spread of the virus, it is important to realise that there is a lot we can do to stay healthy. Our mission is one of empowerment through [...]

March 16th, 2020|

We’re hiring: Senior Programme Manager

Eat Better South Africa, the community outreach branch of  The Noakes Foundation is recruiting a Senior Programme Manager to lead its program for the coming year. About the organisation:  The Noakes Foundation aims to fix the future outlook of human health, by changing the way people eat and the food policies to enable this.The Noakes [...]

March 6th, 2020|
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