Prof Tim Noakes

Founder of The Noakes Foundation; World authority on Low Carb High Fat

Prof Noakes studied at the University of Cape Town (UCT), obtaining a MBChB degree and an MD and DSc (Med) in Exercise Science. He is now an Emeritus Professor at UCT, following his retirement from the Research Unit of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine. Prof Noakes has published more than 750 scientific books and articles. He has been cited more than 19 000 times in scientific literature and has an H-index of 71. He has won numerous awards over the years and made himself available on many editorial boards. Recently he has co-authored Lore of Nutrition with Marika Sboros. This details his journey from prosecution to innocence.

Following the publication of the best-selling book, The Real Meal Revolution, he founded The Noakes Foundation, the focus of which is to raise funding to support high quality research of the eating plan described in the book. He now devotes a majority of his time to promoting the low carbohydrate high fat diet, especially for those with insulin resistance, and on raising funds for Eat Better South Africa! and research through The Noakes Foundation.

Presentation topics

  • Low carb or low fat for athletes?
  • Challenging carbo beliefs
  • Detecting and reversing Insulin Resistance
  • Reversing the greatest blunder in the history of medicine
  • Character, self-belief and the search for perfection:  Lessons from sport

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Dr Neville Wellington

Authority on Diabetes & Management with Lifestyle Tools

Neville is a GP and managing practitioner at Kenilworth Medicross. He has been working as a GP for over 24 years, with paediatrics and diabetes among his main passions. He works with 12 other wonderful colleagues who share his passion for excellence in medicine. He completed a two year Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes in 2012 and now runs a Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology (CDE) with a diabetes educator and a dietician. Neville is a staunch advocate of a low-carb lifestyle and uses low carbohydrate lifestyles to help in treating his patients with diabetes.

Presentation Topics:

  • Treating Type 2 Diabetes with nutrition
  • Reversal of Type 2 Diabetes  with an LCHF diet
  • Preventing lifestyle diseases with nutrition

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Dr Hassina Kajee

Expert in patient management & LCHF treatment

When she’s not at the frontline battling lifestyle related medical emergencies, this specialist physician is busy concocting delectable LCHF snacks and meals for her husband and 2 young children. A keen foodie – she believes ALL meals should be a gastronomic delight regardless of your waistline or budget. With a family history of insulin resistance, Dr Hassina Kajee is committed to preventing illness rather than curing. With the obesity epidemic on the increase and the rising cost of living, she remains optimistic that with some re-education and imagination, real food will once again be the intelligent choice. Dr Kajee is currently working on a study comparing weight loss in female populations of mixed race ancestry following LCHF and HCLF diets.Neville is a GP and managing practitioner at Kenilworth Medicross. He has been working as a GP for over 24 years, with paediatrics and diabetes among his main passions. He works with 12 other wonderful colleagues who share his passion for excellence in medicine. He completed a two year Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes in 2012 and now runs a Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology (CDE) with a diabetes educator and a dietician. Neville is a staunch advocate of a low-carb lifestyle and uses low carbohydrate lifestyles to help in treating his patients with diabetes.

Presentation Topics:

  • Nutrition as preventative medicine
  • Obesity
  • Women’s health

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Jayne Bullen

COO of The Noakes Foundation and co-founder of Eat Better South Africa!

Jayne believes research in healthcare needs better funding and strong minds. Since joining in 2015, she has grown The Noakes Foundation into one of the key research funders in South Africa, an entity that is changing the way the nation eats. As the Chief Operating Officer of The Noakes Foundation, she established Eat Better South Africa alongside inspiring colleagues and Prof Noakes. Most recently she was appointed as Managing Director of the Nutrition Network, where she has taken the lead in the process and creation of this educational and networking platform founded by The Noakes Foundation in partnership with an esteemed team of doctors and scientists.
After realizing the dichotomy between brand research budgets and human health research, she decided to leave the corporate research world and took the leap into medical and biological research to bring her experience in big biz research into new areas to affect change to human health.
Jayne is an MBA, High Dip in Marketing and International Relations, graduate. She began her career taking products into Africa and researching local markets in the West and East African block and later moved to the UK to read for an MBA at Leeds University, later conducting Pan European media research and strategy evaluation. She is also a Movement Medicine Teacher, a Mind-Body Medicine Practitioner and a mom.

Presentation Topics:

  • Bringing back the Sat Fat: a case for the return of fat to the diet
  • Is Alzheimer’s Type Three Diabetes?
  • How to change the way a nation eats on six thousand dollars
  • Eat Better South Africa: a case for dietary change in underserved communities
  • Mindfulness and Medicine
  • How research needs to change with the times

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Travis Noakes

Executive Director of The Noakes Foundation

Travis has worked where brand development meets health promotion since 1999. He spent nearly a decade helping Winning Wellness (Pty) Ltd become BODY iQ before its rebrand as Virgin Life Care (now myvirginactive). He volunteers for The Noakes Foundation by contributing to its branding strategies and monitoring their execution. His PhD in Media Studies focused on ‘INEQUALITY IN DIGITAL PERSONAS – e-portfolio curricula, cultural repertoires and social media’. Travis’ current research explores the field of online academic bullies and mobs.

Presentation Topics:   

  • The rise of @ProfTimNoakes. Tweeting against false dietary dogmas and battling “academic” mobs.
  • Not your ‘man in the (black) mirror’. Tips for developing a {more} distinctive digital identity!

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