Yearly Archives: 2019


World Diabetes Day

The 14th of November is World Diabetes Day. The aim of this day is to specifically help people put the necessary preventative methods in place as well as address and educate around the complications and adversities of this illness.  A snapshot of this very serious illness: Type 2 Diabetes  It is estimated that 420 million [...]

November 14th, 2019|

Eat Better South Africa and The Noakes Foundation Celebrate 13th successful LCHF programme: assessed by UCT research team

On the 5th of October we celebrated the end of one of our six-week programmes in Ocean View, Cape Town. Over the past four years, we have had the honour and privilege to work with inspiring communities across SA who are not only changing their lives, but who are passionate about changing their families lives [...]

October 9th, 2019|


This article was first published on the CrossFit website.It is November 1963. The 33-year-old New York physician Dr. Robert Atkins, MD, is dissatisfied with his life — and his physical appearance. He reckons he has gained 90 pounds in the 16 years since he graduated from high school in Dayton, Ohio. But his medical training at the [...]

October 8th, 2019|


This article was first published on the CrossFit website. GERALD REAVEN SETS OUT TO DISCOVER WHAT INSULIN RESISTANCE SYNDROME (IRS) IS In the previous column (1), I explained that Gerald Reaven began his research of insulin resistance syndrome (IRS) because he wanted to understand what Harry Himsworth meant when he proposed that the metabolic defect in the commoner form [...]

October 8th, 2019|


This article was first published on the CrossFit website. When medical scientists propagate a false hypothesis, two things happen, and both of them are bad. First, the wrong idea causes direct harm to those who adopt practices based on that incorrect hypothesis. Second, the wrong idea suppresses any attempts to discover the correct hypothesis. Such [...]

October 8th, 2019|

We need your help: Let’s make Prof Noakes’ birthday one he will remember!

The Noakes Foundation would like to make a short film celebrating Prof Noakes 70th Birthday and to honour his legacy and  his generosity of knowledge and spirit that he’s offered to South Africa and the world! As a leading scientific personality of our times, we as The Noakes Foundation deeply value Prof Noakes' contributions towards [...]

June 14th, 2019|

We’re hiring: Junior Project Manager

The Noakes Foundation is looking for a Junior Project Manager  with an interest in research. Role responsibilities: Liaise, set and attend meetings with relevant stakeholders Support the planning and implementation of projects Provide administrative support to projects Track project progress Write and develop report plans Support with general smooth running of projects Required attributes: In [...]

June 6th, 2019|

Women’s Health: Confessions of a RUSH-O-HOLIC

I have a confession. I am a  recovering RUSH-A-HOLIC. Most days I like to believe that I am in remission and to give myself some credit I have done (and continue to do) a lot of hard work to improve my perspectives and live fully. I’ve gone from rushing most of the time to rushing [...]

May 28th, 2019|

Live better, Eat Better: Success begins in the mind

Why are some people seemingly effortlessly motivated to eat better while others struggle? The answer to this question is one I have long pondered. As a doctor, I’ve often fallen into the ‘rescuer’ trap. With firsthand experience of what devastation poor diet and lifestyle choices can inflict, I’ve tried too hard to ‘help’ my patients [...]

May 14th, 2019|

Prof Tim Noakes: Thoughts on a 50 years association with the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. December 2018.

Background: On June 8th 2018 my trial before the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) finally came to an end. After 28 days in court, tens of millions of rands spent in total by both parties to the dispute, and before two separate HPCSA committees, I was found innocent of all charges, bringing the [...]

May 6th, 2019|
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