Monthly Archives: June 2015


What Caused the Obesity Epidemic

In February this year Cape Town was fortunate to host the Old Mutual Health Summit in the Cape Town Convention Centre. Organized by Karen Thomson it was a monumental success, perhaps one of the best such conferences on the low carbohydrate diet ever staged. Each moment of the Summit, addressed by 12 acknowledged world-leaders in [...]

June 29th, 2015|

The “Banting for Babies” Hearing

Many in South Africa with an interest in their personal nutrition probably know that I have been called before a hearing of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) to face the charge that I acted unprofessionally because I gave “unconventional advice” on social media (Twitter). Originally it was argued that the “advice” I [...]

June 17th, 2015|

Our Educational Nutrition Program Needs Your Support

Honoring our commitment to correct the dietary errors of the past fifty years and to determine the optimal diet for individuals in our diverse South African landscape, The Noakes Foundation is about to kick-start an exciting community educational program involving working with women’s diets in impoverished communities around Cape Town. This is a pilot community [...]

June 15th, 2015|

My Path to Banting

At 21 I was told by my gynae I had PCOS and that I was ‘probably insulin resistant’. I had no idea what that meant and in those days few people really did – I was lucky to have had such a progressive person advising me I guess! I immediately went onto a Low GI [...]

June 15th, 2015|

Why The Noakes Foundation?

Simple. In the first place to honour my parents. In 1946, Reginald and Wendy Noakes emigrated from the UK with my recently born sister, Amanda (Mandy), shortly after the end of the Second World War, to start a new life in Harare, Zimbabwe. My father’s business acumen allowed us to move to Cape Town in [...]

June 1st, 2015|
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