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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|

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|

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|

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 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|

We’re hiring: Eat Better SA Programme Manager

Programme Manager Eat Better South Africa (EBSA), is recruiting a Programme Manager to lead its program for the coming year. About the organisation:  EBSA is the community outreach branch of The Noakes Foundation and is a movement aimed at educating South Africans to eat better. EBSA’s mission is to educate under-resourced community members about the [...]

July 7th, 2021|

Prof Noakes recognised yet again as a top scientist in his field!

It is with delight that we announce Prof Noakes being recognised for his years of hard work and dedication in the field of nutritional sciences and sports medicine. Prof Noakes has ranked 2028 (all citations) and 1696 (self-citations excluded) out of 100 000 top-cited scientists across all disciplines according to an article published by PLoS [...]

November 4th, 2020|

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|
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