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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|

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|

Ancel Keys’ Cholesterol Con. Part 8: 1970-1974

1970. Report of the Inter-Society Commission for Heart Disease Resources relating to the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and the Primary Prevention of the atherosclerotic process.  At the same time that the NHLBI Task Force on Atherosclerosis was meeting under the chairmanship of Fredrickson, Keys’ principal acolyte Jeremiah Stamler was convening another Commission to address the [...]

September 29th, 2021|

World Alzheimer’s Day 2021

  Source of infographic information: https://www.brightfocus.org/alzheimers/article/alzheimers-disease-facts-figures Alzheimer’s is a severe neurological disease that can cause impairment of normal daily functions. The disease has been showcased in numerous films over the years, think of The Notebook, Aurora Borealis or the newly released The Father with Anthony Hopkins. Hollywood movies tend to dramatise situations and evoke emotion [...]

September 20th, 2021|

Younglings launches the Social Media and Internet Lab for Research

Younglings recently launched the ‘Social Media and Internet Lab for Research’ (SMILR) with support from The Noakes Foundation (TNF). We were grateful to have received funding that allowed us to support the infrastructural launch. This new lab gives Younglings software developer trainees a rare opportunity to learn how to extract data from social media platforms [...]

September 16th, 2021|

Noakes, Vanguards, Vaccines and Twitter: The Noakes Foundation Weighs in

  Introduction and context  The Noakes Foundation and Prof. Noakes' vision has been rooted in the promotion of pioneering academic freedom and discussion to support change and critical thinking. We believe that academic scholars should be able to voice differing opinions, challenge convention and be encouraged to push the limits of known science without the [...]

August 27th, 2021|

Ancel Keys’ Cholesterol Con. Part 4. by Prof Tim Noakes

How an insecure and unproven hypothesis became a global unchallenged dogma. The ultimate victory of commercial interests over science – 1948-1957 The Framingham Heart Study (FHS) is launched: 1948 - present.   Even before the National Heart Act had been signed into law, the US Public Health Service had assigned physician Dr Gilcin Meadows to [...]

May 24th, 2021|

Fasted Fat Fuelled Freedom Run 23rd-27th April, 2021

The Fasted Fat Fuelled Freedom Run is a project undertaken by a group of runners to show the human body is adequately fuelled by fat and does not require carbohydrates as a fuel source. In order to prove this, a handful of runners undertake to complete a 160 km run over the course of five [...]

April 22nd, 2021|

Ancel Keys’ Cholesterol Con Part 2. by Prof Tim Noakes

The sequence of events that produced the greatest scam in the history of modern medicine. Table 1 describes the sequence of 70 events that I will argue were critical in directing an unquestioning global acceptance of Keys’ unproven hypotheses and then its subsequent disproof. In that table I simply outline each event in its barest [...]

March 17th, 2021|
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