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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|

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 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 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|

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 [...]

July 21st, 2017|

Salt – How much is too much?

On this edition of The Ask Prof Noakes Podcast we have a great question in from someone who wants to know, without putting yourself at further lethal risk, how much salt can we, or should we, be eating? Brad Brown chats to Prof Noakes about the amount of salt consumption in our daily lives. If you [...]

April 24th, 2017|

THE PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT COMMITTEE HAS FOUND PROF NOAKES INNOCENT OF UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

21 April 2017   The Professional Conduct Committee has found Prof Tim Noakes innocent of unprofessional conduct.   As we trusted, Prof Tim Noakes, founder of The Noakes Foundation, has welcomed the fact that the Professional Conduct Committee of the Health Professions Counsel of South Africa (HPCSA) has found him innocent of unprofessional conduct.  The [...]

April 21st, 2017|
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