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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 [...]

By | January 28th, 2020|


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 [...]

By | January 23rd, 2020|


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 [...]

By | January 13th, 2020|

The Noakes Foundation seeks funding for three year PhD study on Eat Better South Africa Intervention Program

With the overconsumption of sugar, refined carbohydrates and poor-quality oils increasing the risk for developing chronic diseases such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, it is mostly families from poor communities are often forced to eat foods that are rich in these harmful nutrients due to a lack of nutrition education. This is [...]

By | March 5th, 2018|

Nutrition Network Bursary Opportunity

Nutrition Network Training Scholarships EBSA is sponsoring a limited number of spaces and sponsored or concessionary spaces to our Professional Training in February to a select number of medical professionals as well as Dietitians, Nutritionist, Nurses, Banting Coaches or Mindfulness/ Wellness Coaches whose work is with under served or impoverished communities. To stand a chance [...]

By | January 17th, 2018|

Eat Better South Africa, Looking Back on 2017 – Video

As 2017 draws to a celebratory close, we at Eat Better SA, wish to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been instrumental in making 2017 a resounding success. This video was created to capture the heart and spirit of EBSA, as we strive to drive empowerment through dietary change. A special acknowledgement to [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|

The Noakes Foundation’s Position on Natural Sugar Substitutes

Obesity and diabetes have risen dramatically over the past few decades and have now reached epidemic proportions. The consumption of sugar has been one of the biggest contributors to the development of these diseases. At the same time, consumption of added sugars has risen dramatically over the past few decades and this has had a [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|

Women’s Day

9th of August Women’s Day in South Africa by Georgina Pujol-Busquets Guillén This day is celebrated as a reminder of the contribution made by women to society, the achievements that have been made for women's rights, and to acknowledge the difficulties and prejudices many women still face. The first National Women's Day was celebrated in [...]

By | August 9th, 2017|

Celebrating Atlantis – Our 10th Community Health Intervention

  CELEBRATING ATLANTIS - Our 10th Community Health Intervention By Masoodha Kajee, Eat Better & Affiliate Exec On 15th July 2017, a blistering cold and wet Saturday afternoon, I watched with pride and awe as The Rebecca van Amsterdam Saal in Atlantis transformed from an otherwise cold, echoing gym hall into a space lit up [...]

By | July 21st, 2017|


NEWS RELEASE July 2017 Lifestyle & Food   EAT BETTER SOUTH AFRICA CELEBRATES 10TH SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITY PROGRAM   This past Saturday, Eat Better South Africa, powered by The Noakes Foundation, celebrated the conclusion of the 10th community education program in Atlantis. Over the past seven weeks, the Eat Better team has provided nutrition education and [...]

By | July 18th, 2017|
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