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The difference in food says it all.
In recent years I have attended dozens of conferences on how to treat obesity and other lifestyle-related health problems. But the food at the LCHF conference in Cape Town last week excels.
Here are pictures – and horrible examples from other conferences:
Have three decades of dietary (low-fat) advice from the US government been a mistake? It seems the answer is a definite yes. How did that happen? Here’s a recent op-ed in The New York Times, no less, by Nina Teicholz:
Teicholz is the author of The Big Fat Surprise, a book I highly recommend. Here’s my full review.
Here’s a short video from the end of the LCHF conference. The two people onstage are the great professor Tim Noakes and Karen Thomson, the granddaughter of the world famous heart surgeon Christiaan Barnard.
Tim Noakes might be the scientific brains behind the LCHF movement in South Africa, but Karen has supplied the energy to make this conference a reality against all the odds. She truly deserves a standing ovation.
Now the LCHF conference is over and the final activities for the speakers are also over. It’s about time to leave for the airport.
It’s been a few amazing, insightful and highly inspirational days with several of the most impressive people I’ve met (including two great people I met for the first time – Dr Aseem Malhotra and Dr Jason Fung).
The *only* thing that could have been better is the opportunities to connect to fast internet and blog effectively. Sorry about the lack of updates, there’ll be a lot more coming as soon as I’m back home again.
We’ve recorded five longer video interviews in high quality (using four cameras) with the most exciting experts that were here. You’ll be able to see these interviews here on the blog as soon as they are ready. We’ve also recorded around 20 super short interviews with participants onsite. They’ll also be online here as soon as possible.
Online Conference and London 2015 (!)
ALL the superb talks of the four days of the conference were recorded in high quality by the organizers. Pending approval by the speakers they’ll be online soon for anyone to see, at a cost that’s a tiny fraction of being here live. A total bargain if you ask me, because even though I’ve done this for years I learned a lot by being here.
The cost of the online summit will help pay for the professional video production crew (6 people onsite!) and an insane amount of editing (it will likely take 5 people working full time for one month). Any surplus will help fund the next conference.
One more piece of good news: The upcoming LCHF conference in London in 2016 that was discussed earlier may be coming as early as in September this year. That’s the latest plans. The Food Revolution is spreading across the world and it’s moving faster than ever.
There is no doubt that the LCHF conference in Cape Town has been a massive success. And this may just be the beginning. There are plans to take the conference to London in 2016 and to Washington D.C. in 2017!
Let’s hope that happens. Once there are dates ready you’ll be able to read about it here.
Do you want to have a look at the great LCHF conference going on in South Africa at the moment? Here’s a quick minute of footage for you!
Here’s the introduction to the LCHF Conference – yesterday – by the fantastic professor Tim Noakes. There are around 650 people in the audience, all that the room can take. Most are medical professionals, fantastically enough.
The slide is well chosen. Dr Christiaan Barnard performed the first heart transplant here in Cape Town in 1967. Closer to the end of his career he spoke these wise words:
I have saved 150 people through heart transplantations. If I had focused on preventative medicine earlier I could have saved 150 million people.
Modern medicine is mostly great. But it does not focus on prevention through life style change. Compared to drugs and surgery there’s almost no money to be made in life style change, unfortunately.
This fantastic LCHF conference is a big step in the right direction though. Hopefully there will be another similar conference next year in Europe – there are already some plans in that direction.
What a gathering. The picture is from the night before the start of the LCHF conference in South Africa. Among many other low-carb experts you can see professor Tim Noakes, Dr Aseem Malhotra, Dr Eric Westman, Dr Jeffrey Gerber, Dr Michael Eades, Dr Mary Eades, Dr Jay Wortman and professor Stephen Phinney. And Zoë Harcombe who wrote the article about saturated fat that made headlines around the world last week. The next day Gary Taubes turned up as well.
Likely there has never been a greater gathering of LCHF experts in the same place before.
I’m happy to be here. You probably understand the lack of updates recently on the blog. I’ll be back soon with new energy and new insights.
Now we’re heading for Cape Town and the world’s largest LCHF conference, that begins Thursday. It’s going to be a long flight for me and Simon Victor who’s in charge of our upcoming video reporting.
At the conference most of the world’s foremost experts on LCHF diets, weight and health are gathered. Here’s the entire list. Who would you most like to see an interview with, and about what?