Candice Spence

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Update: The Foundation partners with endurance water skier attempting to break world record

In 2017, the Noakes Foundation partnered up with Alex Luther, who is challenging endurance sports nutrition norms by eating a low carbohydrate, high fat diet in his attempt to retrace the water-skiing world record set by his late Grandfather, Harry Luther. It is now only a couple of days before Alex will undertake  his journey [...]

June 22nd, 2018|

The Ketogenic Diet and Depression

It is well known that a ketogenic diet is one of the oldest forms of medical treatment to control seizures in people with epilepsy. It has been comprehensively researched since the 1920s and has since also been used for other purposes, like weight loss and the treatment of diabetes type 2. Over the recent years, [...]

June 21st, 2018|

Not Guilty: Appeal Committee Finds in Favour of Prof Noakes

NOT GUILTY  “We fought the battle for the health of all South Africans” said Noakes, “Now you know the truth; that you have been misinformed for 50 years. We all have been and the consequences on our health have been dire.” On Friday, the 8th of June, just over a year after Prof Noakes was [...]

June 8th, 2018|

The Noakes Foundation Responds to the World Health Organisation’s Draft Recommendation on Saturated Fat Consumption

  The Noakes Foundation is a Non-Profit Corporation, founded for public benefit, which aims to advance medical science’s understanding of the benefits of a low-carbohydrate, healthy high-fat (LCHF) diet by providing evidence-based information on optimum nutrition. The Foundation is committed to addressing major societal challenges facing not only South Africa, but also the world. Our [...]

May 15th, 2018|

Is Alzheimer’s Type 3 Diabetes?

A few months back when Livewell Villages – a specialized residential center in Alzheimer’s and dementia care – invited us to talk at their annual conference on the currently topical question of whether or not Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is Type 3 Diabetes (T3DM), I struggled to get any of the doctors in our network to [...]

May 14th, 2018|


  I stayed up last night imagining how Prof Tim Noakes was feeling. Wondering if it still stresses him or affects him and his family as much after these excruciating years of being dredged under the public spotlight in the way that he has. I hoped they have at least found good ways to deal [...]

May 11th, 2018|

Highlights from the Nutrition Network Conference   On the 10th & 11th of February 2018 the Nutrition Network hosted the world’s first LCHF/Keto Training for Professionals. The two-day conference, which took place in Cape Town, featured an impressive line-up of speakers from a wide range of medical fields, including the founding Medical Board of the Nutrition Network, Prof Tim [...]

April 26th, 2018|

Nutrition Network Online Course

  The Nutrition Network has officially launched the Professional Training in LCHF/Ketogenic Nutrition & Treatment Online Course! The online training is the first of its kind and is presented by national and international medical and allied healthcare experts in their field, on a range of topics related to LCHF nutrition and its implementation into clinical practice. Speaker line [...]

April 3rd, 2018|

Paleo vs a Ketogenic Lifestyle

  Differences between a Paleo and a Ketogenic lifestyle Since both Paleo and the Ketogenic diet are based on eating a low amount of carbs and burning fat more efficiently, you may question what the exact difference is amongst these two types of diet. Although there are quite a few similarities and overlapping reported health [...]

March 27th, 2018|

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 [...]

March 5th, 2018|
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