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Ancel Keys Cholesterol Con. Part 14. 1994-2017

1994. The findings of the Multinational Monitoring of Trends and Determinants in Cardiovascular Disease (MONICA) study are reported. The MONICA study was initiated in 1974 with the goal of measuring trends in cardiovascular mortality and coronary heart disease and stroke morbidity in 21 countries and to assess the extent to which these trends could be [...]

May 6th, 2022|

What You Achieve With Healthy Living

One of the challenges we regularly face is what to eat on a daily basis. A visit to the grocery store is no longer a simple task as we’re presented with thousands of food products, all aimed at getting us, the consumers, to carry them home to our kitchens. This makes choosing healthy foods quite [...]

May 6th, 2022|

Ancel Keys Cholesterol Con. Part 13. 1993-2005

1993. Harvard University’s Professor Walter Willett MD invents the Mediterranean Diet.  When Ancel Keys began to promote his low fat diet to prevent CHD, he advocated replacing saturated fat with industrially-produced “vegetable” oils “rich in polyunsaturated fats”. Although he was aware that polyunsaturated fats had certain limitations – limitations fully exposed in the Joint Statement [...]

April 20th, 2022|

The Ancel Keys Cholesterol Con. Part 12. 1984-1993

1984 NIH Consensus Development Conference Any reasonable intellect would have to conclude that the LRC CPPT findings released in 1984, did not support Keys’ Lipid Hypothesis. They could only ever be interpreted as evidence that even if the Lipid Hypothesis was partially true, the contribution of a raised blood cholesterol concentration to CHD was miniscule. [...]

March 15th, 2022|

Eat better SA and Nutrition Network Join Forces: Fighting Human Health Decline With The New Group Facilitation Training

Eat Better South Africa! (EBSA) is a community-based outreach programme working to benefit and improve the health and nutritional education of local community members in South Africa. We aim to bring positive change in communities across South Africa by utilising a grass-roots technique. We implement a community-based approach, whereby we engage, build and manage through [...]

March 3rd, 2022|

The Unseen Ongoing Pandemic: Diabetes.

In December 2021, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) published the 10th edition of their Diabetes Atlas. The report consists of 219 data sources from 144 countries to estimate diabetes prevalence. The Atlas stated that diabetes ranks among the top 10 causes of mortality globally. Currently, 537 million adults (20-79 years) worldwide have diabetes – 1 [...]

February 8th, 2022|

Ancel Keys’ Cholesterol Con. Part 10 – 1978-1979

1978. The identification of dietary trans fats as uniquely damaging to human health. When in 1 Proctor and Gamble employed the German chemist E.C.Kayser to produce the hydrogenated “vegetable” oil from cotton seeds, a product that would become known as Crisco (1), they had no legal requirement to prove that their novel industrially-produced food product [...]

December 6th, 2021|

Low Carb and Low-Processed Food: Health impact of 100 Days of Dietary Change. A personal journey (Part I)

Summary In this document I describe how, over a period of just over 100 days, I lost 14% of body weight and improved key blood measures, on a low-carb, low-processed food diet. This document covers the period of June 5th 2021 to Oct 3rd 2021. I describe the food intake, model calorie consumption vs weight [...]

November 17th, 2021|

World Diabetes Day 2021 – What’s the deal with diabetes?

Diabetes Awareness Day marks one of the most important days in The Noakes Foundation calendar. The Noakes Foundation is pleased to recognise World Diabetes Day this year and to create awareness surrounding diabetes management, while supporting under-resourced communities in the process. We empower them through nutritional education programmes to eat better, to get better. One [...]

November 12th, 2021|

Ancel Keys’ Cholesterol Con. Part 9 – 1976-1977

1976-1977. The McGovern US Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs releases its Dietary Goals for the United States. A key event that drove the global adoption of the Diet-Heart hypothesis was the 1972 US Presidential election in which the incumbent Richard Nixon was confronted by a losing war in Vietnam, rising food prices, [...]

October 11th, 2021|
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