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Two Examples of a Worldwide Nutrition Revolution

4.8 out of 5 stars5 star87%4 star6%3 star2%2 star4%1 star0%48 ratings1,529 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 was 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.

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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:

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


The momentum for a soda tax is building all over the world. Now even Canadian dietitians are joining in, calling for a tax.

The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – that organizes US dietitians – just recently stopped being payed off by Coca Cola. So perhaps they too can speak their mind soon?

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Can Red Meat Kill You?

5.0 out of 5 stars5 star100%4 star0%3 star0%2 star0%1 star0%21 ratings1,596 viewsWhere does the fear of red meat come from? Is it really scientific or is it more of an ideological thing?

It’s after all a fact that humans have always eaten red meat, for millions of years. Often much more than now. So how could meat cause new, modern diseases?

Best-selling author Nina Teicholz has spent a lot of time researching the subject. Last year I sat down to talk to her and above you can watch the entire 15 minute interview. Fascinating stuff, if you ask me.

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Bring Back The Fat to Australia


Do you live in Australia? Dr. Aseem Malhotra will be joining Damon Gameau (of “That Sugar Film” fame), nutritionist Christine Cronau and the investigative TV reporter Dr. Maryanne Demasi this year, doing a tour in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

They’ll be talking about bringing the fat back. Should be worth getting a ticket right away.

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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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The Top 5 Tips to Make Fasting Easier

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Is it hard to fast, for example to lose weight and reverse diabetes? In theory it is very easy – just don’t eat – but in reality there can be difficulties involved.

In this newest part of the fasting course Dr. Jason Fung shares his top five tips to make fasting easier, including #4: Don’t tell anybody.

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The first part of the fasting series is available for non-members too – and so is the second part on how to maximize fat burning.

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The Mexicans Dying for a Fizzy Drink


Mexicans drink more soda than any other country. Not surprisingly they also have a higher percentage of obesity than any other large country, including childhood obesity.

Two years ago the government introduced a soda tax and now consumption of soda may be going down. Here are some stories:

BBC: The Mexicans Dying for a Fizzy Drink

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Americans Are Getting Serious About Sugar


According to a new poll, 58 percent of Americans are trying to avoid too much sugar. This is a way higher percentage than people trying to avoid other things, like calories, cholesterol, fat or salt.

Sugar really is public enemy number one. And deservedly so.

Fortune: Poll: Americans Are Getting Serious About Sugar

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BBC: Is Butter Good or Bad for You?

Is butter good or bad for you? Here’s a short segment from BBC Radio 4 earlier this week. It’s all good, but advance 1 minute 49 seconds for truly great statements from Dr. Aseem Malhotra.

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