More on the biggest LCHF conference ever

Here’s a new promo video for the biggest conference ever on LCHF diets, happening in Cape Town in two weeks. Just about every major expert on the subject will be there. The late additions include Gary Taubes.

More about why you too deserve a trip to summer-warm Cape Town: World’s Biggest LCHF Health Summit Coming Up!


I’m going to be in Cape Town too, giving two talks. Our video expert Simon Victor will also be there. We’re going to bring lots of video equipment and set up a studio for interviewing some of the experts.

Are you going to be in Cape Town too? Do you have a success story you’d like to share? Please e-mail me at


  1. FranKG
    I'm looking forward to hear more about this. I especially liked Professor Noakes' open challenge to the established wisdom at the end of this video :-P
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  2. Paul the rat
    If I can sneak this one in; as you know people, low adiponectin levels = trouble.

    Eur J Nutr. 2015 Feb 4. [Epub ahead of print]
    A low-fat high-carbohydrate diet reduces plasma total adiponectin concentrations compared to a moderate-fat diet with no impact on biomarkers of systemic inflammation in a randomized controlled feeding study.
    Song X1, Kestin M, Schwarz Y, Yang P, Hu X, Lampe JW, Kratz M.
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    We compared the effects of a eucaloric moderate-fat diet (18 % protein, 36 % fat, and 46 % carbohydrate), a eucaloric low-fat high-carbohydrate diet (18 % protein, 18 % fat, and 64 % carbohydrate), and a low-calorie (33 % reduced) low-fat high-carbohydrate diet on biomarkers of systemic inflammation.
    We randomly assigned 102 participants (age 21-76 years and BMI 19.2-35.5 kg/m2) to the three different diets for 6 weeks in a parallel design intervention trial. All foods were provided. Ninety-three participants completed all study procedures; 92 were included in the analyses. Endpoints included plasma C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), soluble tumor necrosis factor receptors I and II (sTNFRI and II), and adiponectin.
    In the unadjusted primary analyses, none of the endpoints were differentially affected by the dietary interventions despite the significantly greater reductions in body weight and fat mass in participants consuming the low-calorie low-fat diet compared to the eucaloric diets (p < 0.001). When including weight change in the model in secondary analysis, adiponectin tended to be increased with weight loss (time × weight change interaction, p = 0.051). Adjusted for weight change, adiponectin was reduced in the groups consuming the low-fat diets relative to the moderate-fat diet (p = 0.008). No effect of the intervention diets or weight loss on CRP, IL-6, or sTNFRI and II was seen in these secondary analyses.
    In relatively healthy adults, moderate weight loss had minimal effects on systemic inflammation, and raised plasma adiponectin only modestly. A lower dietary fat and higher carbohydrate content had little impact on measures of systemic inflammation, but reduced adiponectin concentrations compared to a moderate-fat diet. The latter may be of concern given the consistent and strong inverse association of plasma adiponectin with many chronic diseases.

  3. Riyadh
    Gosh as a South African I'm honoured to have you all visit our country. I feel like a teenager who is about to meet all his superheros!

    When you're in SA be sure to get Prof Tim Noakes' Book, 'The Meal Revolution', it's so tasty you may just eat the paper itself!

  4. smc
    to Paul the Rat:

    Interesting study but I consider all of the 3 diets to be high carbohydrate:

    " 8 % protein, 36 % fat, and 46 % carbohydrate,
    18 % protein, 18 % fat, and 64 % carbohydrate"

    When will scientists routinely include a true low carbohydrate diet in their studies? How about this one:

    21 % protein, 64 % fat, and 15 % carbohydrate"

    Reply: #5
  5. Paul the rat
    Try to write a grant proposal with such diet composition for clinical studies and let me know if you get money - I'll copy it and send to the body, which gave you funding.
  6. Chris the Barbarian
    Try, they are pretty open minded ;).
  7. MickeB
  8. fionab
    On holiday in South Africa what a pleasure to be taken to a restaurant in Hermanus has LCHF dishes highlighted on their menu.
  9. Richard
    I look forward to seeing everyone there next week! Bring it on...

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