Empowering Women’s Health: A Study on Nutrition and Thyroid Function

While it might be small, the thyroid is anything but insignificant. The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate the body’s metabolic rate, growth, and development, playing a central role in the control of the heart, muscle, digestive function, brain development, and bone maintenance. Thyroid disorders fall into two main categories: overactive, and underactive. An overactive […]

Celebrating International Day of Action for Women’s Health: Healthy Women, Healthy World

Today, on International Day of Action for Women’s Health, we unite globally to advocate for women’s health and well-being. This day is dedicated to raising awareness about the unique health challenges that women face and promoting strategies that support their physical and mental health. One such empowering strategy is the Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) […]

“The Fat Ginger Nerd” a Weight Loss Story by Brendan Reid

I have heard it said that the definition of an adult is someone who has stopped growing up and started growing out.  This describes the typical process by which many of us tend to gain weight: gradually, over a period of years following a childhood of relatively normal size.  Hence, the term “middle-age spread”. This […]

Celebrating Women’s Day: Challenging Misleading Food Marketing

Happy Women’s Day! Women’s Day, celebrated annually on 9th August, holds significant importance in South Africa as it commemorates the historic march of women against injustice and oppressive laws in 1956. This iconic protest symbolised the collective strength and determination of the women in South Africa. Today, we are reminded of the courage, resilience, and […]

National Candy Month: Revealing the Sweet Deception

National Candy Month has been celebrated in the United States every June since its establishment by the National Confectioners Association (NCA) in 1974. The NCA is a trade organization that has contributed to over $42 billion in retail sales by distributing candies, chocolates, and confectionery products. As a result, the United States boasts the largest […]

The Importance of Family Meals

Youth Day is an official public holiday where South Africans commemorate the Soweto Uprising, which occurred on 16 June 1976. This year, at The Noakes Foundation we would like to highlight the importance of children and youth’s wellbeing and health for a better and healthier future for South Africa and worldwide. Children are constantly exposed […]

Celebrating Youth Day – The Importance of Proper Nutrition in Children

Nutrition and The Youth by Georgina Pujol-Busquets Guillén   What’s the Youth’s Day? Youth Day in South Africa commemorates the Soweto Uprising in the country, a series of protests led by black school children that began on the morning of 16 June 1976. Students from numerous Sowetan schools began to protest in the streets in […]

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 […]

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