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“I Haven’t Felt Better in Years”


Our new two-week low-carb challenge continues to bring massive success. So far this year over 26,000 people have signed up for FREE guidance, meal plans, recipes, shopping lists, troubleshooting tips, etc.

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More Low-Carb Challenge Success


Week 1 groceries

Our new two-week low-carb challenge continues to bring massive success. So far this year 19,000 people have signed up for FREE guidance, meal plans, recipes, shopping lists, troubleshooting tips, etc.

So what could happen if you were to take the challenge? Here’s feedback from this week:


I am very happy to report that I lost 6 pounds (female, 66) and my partner (male, 66) lost 10. We love the food and never feel hungry…
Cheers Lesley

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“An Almost Anti-Intellectual Explanation”

Are the current ideas about the cause of obesity and diabetes completely wrong? Is the fixation on eating less and moving more for weight loss an “almost anti-intellectual explanation”?

That’s what science journalist Gary Taubes says in my interview with him – watch a segment above. Taubes has been investigating the field of nutritional science for over a decade and has come to some pretty interesting conclusions. Could the scientists have it all wrong?

You can watch the full interview and more than a hundred other interviews, video courses, presentations and movies on our member site with a free trial.

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“From Shy Wallflower to Empowered Sunflower”

Before and after

Before and after

Heidi finally stumbled onto what she needed when she googled and happened to find a specific YouTube video. Using that knowledge she’d soon lost 105 pounds (48 kilos) and went “from shy wallflower to empowered sunflower”.

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Big Soda Tax Coming Up in Philadelphia


The movement towards taxing and regulating sugary drinks continues. Now Philadelphia could be the second city in the US to introduce a soda tax, after Berkeley. And it’s a big tax: Kenney: Soda tax would fund $400M in projects

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Sugary Drinks Banned From Hospitals in New Zealand


Several hospitals in New Zealand will not serve any sweet and sugary drinks at all. Why? Here’s what they say:

As a hospital we don’t believe we should be selling sickness.

Stuff Health: Ground-Breaking Sugary Drinks Policy at Nelson Marlborough DHB

Scoop: Healthcare by Kevin Bass

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What Does Sugar Do to Our Health?


Sugar is the new fat…. or rather the new tobacco (as there is nothing wrong with natural fat).

What does sugar do to our health? Here’s a new report that’s well worth reading:

World Economic Forum: What Does Sugar Do to Our Health?

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South Africa Will Start Taxing Soda


South Africa will join many other countries like Mexico and introduce a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.

Mail & Guardian: Gordhan Announces Sugar Tax

I think most countries will introduce similar taxes soon. It’s the most obvious way to immediately bring down sugar consumption and start turning the global obesity epidemic around.

It’s also a very clear signal that sugar-sweetened soda is similar to other unhealthy taxed substances, like tobacco.


Dietitians of Canada Calls for the Taxation of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Soda Companies Targeting Young People in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Says Report

What Coca-Cola Isn’t Telling You About Its “Health” Funding in Australia


Two Examples of a Worldwide Nutrition Revolution

4.8 out of 5 stars5 star87%4 star6%3 star1%2 star3%1 star0%58 ratings1,929 viewsWhile the Noakes trial continue in South Africa (follow on Twitter #NoakesTrial) it’s worth considering what the trial is about. It is, at the end, about the right of people to help their fellow human beings, in the best way they can.

Above you can watch a segment from Professor Noakes’ presentation at the LCHF Convention last year. Two people who have revolutionized their health with the help of Noakes’ advice tell their stories.

It can be argued that these are just anecdotes, that can be ignored, but they really are more than that. Because they are not supposed to happen at all, if conventional wisdom is correct. They are black swans. They – and thousands of people like them – signal that conventional wisdom when it comes to obesity and type 2 diabetes is wrong.

Watch the full presentation

In the full presentation Professor Noakes gives his full defense against his critics. It’s his explanation for how so many experts can all be wrong, and how he can be right.

There’s a simple answer – the bar for evidence has been set far too low, completely ignoring the classic Bradford-Hill criteria. The bar has been set so low in fact, that you can quite easily “prove” that any food causes anything.

You can buy access to the entire LCHF convention for $49 dollars from the organizers. Or you can watch this talk on our member pages:

Watch the presentation on the member pages

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Noakes Trial Back in Action

Here’s the front page of today’s Cape Times. The trial of Professor Tim Noakes – over a tweet (!) – is now back in action again and will run until 17 Februari.

News24: Noakes wins battle for written reasons for hearing

It seems like The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is on a witch hunt. And a very costly one, as this large trial drags on and on.

Of course the trial is not really about a single tweet – that would be truly bizarre. It’s about scores of South Africans revolutionizing their health, using advice that is about the opposite of what they get from the Association for Dietetics in SA. So their former president lodged a complaint about a tweet… and that is what got this big thing going.

Let’s hope we get a sane end to it.

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