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Ketogenic cyclist on rollers for 9+ hours 

Sean David Sakinofsky is a unique individual who has based his life around cycling. He is someone who has truly embraced cycling, not just as a sport but a lifestyle.  Sean is an avid promoter of the Ketogenic lifestyle and a big supporter of Prof Tim Noakes and The Noakes Foundation.  He has proven the [...]

May 28th, 2020|

Prof Noakes Responds: Letter to Medical Brief

The following is a written response from Prof Tim Noakes regarding a letter published in the Medical Brief. ------ To the Editor, I acknowledge Mr Alex Leaf’s recent letter (1) to Medical Brief in response to our recently published peer-reviewed article (2). I particularly appreciate his comment that our study is an “important contribution to [...]

May 21st, 2020|

IT’S THE INSULIN RESISTANCE, STUPID: PART 10 By Prof. Timothy Noakes

This article was first published on the CrossFit website. The wonder of Ancel Keys is how, in the absence of definitive proof and despite a mountain of disproof (2), he was able to “sell” unproven hypotheses, now known to be false, to the U.S. medical and scientific communities and then the rest of the world. These [...]

January 23rd, 2020|

IT’S THE INSULIN RESISTANCE, STUPID: PART 9 By Prof. Timothy Noakes

This article was first published on the CrossFit website. The previous column finished with the story about how Ancel Keys and his disciples buried the data from the Minnesota Coronary Experiment (MCE). If the true findings of that study (2) had been released during his lifetime, Keys’ diet-heart and lipid hypotheses would have been dead and buried, and [...]

January 23rd, 2020|

IT’S THE INSULIN RESISTANCE, STUPID: PART 7 By Prof. Timothy Noakes

This article was first published on the CrossFit website.In the previous column, I explained how Ancel Keys, once a cholesterol denialist, suddenly shifted his position on dietary factors related to heart disease and came to use weak epidemiological evidence to advance the diet-heart and lipid hypotheses. I also described how Keys became the leading researcher on this [...]

January 23rd, 2020|

IT’S THE INSULIN RESISTANCE, STUPID: PART 6 By Prof. Timothy Noakes

This article was first published on the CrossFit website. As I detailed in the previous column (2), the textbook on heart disease by the world’s premier cardiologist, Dr. Paul Dudley White (3), shows that by 1946, neither he nor anyone else had yet come up with a theory about how and which dietary factors might influence the development of [...]

January 13th, 2020|

IT’S THE INSULIN RESISTANCE, STUPID: PART 5 By Prof. Timothy Noakes

This article was first published on the CrossFit website. PRESIDENT EISENHOWER PRESCRIBED EXPERIMENTAL, UNTESTED LOW-FAT, LOW-CHOLESTEROL DIET It is Friday, Sept. 23, 1955. The 64-year-old 34th President of the United States Dwight D. Eisenhower is on a “work and play” vacation in Denver, Colorado (1-4). As required for work, he travels to the Lowry Air Force Base [...]

January 13th, 2020|

IT’S THE INSULIN RESISTANCE, STUPID: PART 4 By Prof. Timothy Noakes

This article was first published on the CrossFit website. DR. GERALD REAVEN BEGINS A POTENTIALLY CAREER-ENDING JOURNEY In a previous column (1), I showed that by 1994, Dr. Gerald Reaven, an MD and professor of medicine at Stanford University, had with his team clearly already established that a high-carbohydrate diet produces hyperinsulinemia, hyperglycemia, and carbohydrate-sensitive hypertriglyceridemia (CSHT, [...]

January 13th, 2020|

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|

THE FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH ENDURANCE WATER SKIER ATTEMPTING TO BREAK WORLD RECORD

The Noakes Foundation is excited to announce a new partnership with marathon water-skier 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.     A courageous and proud grandson, Alex’s pursuit [...]

July 28th, 2017|
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