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Professor Noakes on Winning His Trial

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The fantastic news that Professor Noakes has been found not guilty reached us last Friday. Here’s his response to the verdict, on video:

News 24 Video: WATCH: Tim Noakes Elated with Not Guilty Verdict

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Why Professor Noakes Supported High Carb


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Professor Tim Noakes has made a huge impact in South Africa, helping tens if not hundreds of thousands of people to transform their lives – losing weight effortlessly and reversing diabetes – on low-carb diets (or Banting, as it’s often called in South Africa).

This led to pushback from the authorities, and a multi-year trial where he was finally found innocent yesterday.

But Professor Noakes was not always a low-carb supporter. For decades he used to be a major international proponent of high-carb diets, especially for athletes. Then he changed his mind, famously ripping a segment out of his own textbook on the subject.

So why did he support high carb earlier? And why did he change his mind completely? He told it all in his presentation at the LCHF Convention in Cape Town.

You can watch a segment from the presentation above (transcript). The full presentation is available on our member site:

Why I supported High Carb – Professor Tim Noakes

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Professor Tim Noakes Found Innocent!

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Professor Noakes has just been found NOT guilty of unprofessional conduct, thus winning the years long trial against him for giving low-carb advice. Huge congratulations!

Apparently the resulting flood traffic has resulted in the Noakes Foundation website crashing, but it will hopefully be up soon again.

You can also follow the news on Twitter under the hashtag #Noakestrial.

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The Noakes Trial: Verdict Today

After years in court and mountains of evidence, the verdict in the Twitter trial against Professor Noakes is finally expected today.

Here are some final thoughts from the Noakes Foundation:

To get real-time updates from the Noakes trial you can follow Marika Sboros on Twitter and the hashtag #NoakesTrial.

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The Twitter Hearing of Professor Noakes Is Almost Over

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Professor Tim Noakes

The years-long Twitter hearing of South African professor Tim Noakes has made big headlines. It could potentially have a big impact on future nutritional advice, far beyond South Africa.

The closing arguments have just been presented and the final verdict is expected on April 21 (finally). Here are new summaries of the hearing and what’s at stake from The Noakes Foundation:

Prof Noakes believes that the hearing is “an important event in the history of nutrition in South Africa” and that the public “has the right to hear the truth about what constitutes optimum nutrition”…/…”The goal is not to ‘prove’ that I am correct but to advance knowledge by discovering truths that will improve the nutritional health of all South Africans”

The HPCSA Enquiry into Prof Noakes – The Timeline of Events

Why Prof Noakes Decided to Fight

HPCSA Enquiry into Prof Noakes – Unprecedented

A lot of people are saying there’s really no way that Prof Noakes could be found guilty… but really, who knows? We’ll have to wait until April 21.

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“Why I Supported High Carb”


4.2 out of 5 stars5 stars57%4 stars12%3 stars22%2 stars5%1 star2%40 ratings1,762 viewsProfessor Tim Noakes has made a huge impact in South Africa, helping tens if not hundreds of thousands of people to transform their lives – losing weight effortlessly and reversing diabetes – on LCHF diets (or Banting, as it’s often called in South Africa).

But Professor Noakes was not always a low-carb supporter. For decades he used to be a major international proponent of high-carb diets, especially for athletes. Then he changed his mind, famously ripping a segment out of his own textbook on the subject.

So why did he support high carb earlier? And why did he change his mind completely? He told it all in his presentation at the LCHF Convention in Cape Town.

Watch a segment above (transcript). The full, longer video is available on our member site:

Why I Supported High carb – Full presentation

Join free for a month to get instant access to this and hundreds of other low-carb TV videos. Plus Q&A with experts and our awesome low-carb meal planner service.

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Professor Noakes About the Twitter Trial and Challenging Dogma

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Professor Tim Noakes

Here’s a must-read – an interview with Professor Tim Noakes about the “nutrition trial of the century” he’s in, and what it’s like standing up against the nutritional establishment:

CrossFit the Journal: Tim Noakes: Nutritional Fascism and the “Twitter Trial”

They’re doing whatever they can to really damage his reputation. But I think anyone with any objectivity can see what’s going on here. We have the science to back him up.
– Dr. Aseem Malhotra

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Big Food Vs. Professor Noakes: The Final Crusade

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Professor Tim Noakes

Nobody has missed that Professor Tim Noakes is on trial for a tweet – which might sound like a very trivial thing – but the outcome could have massive implications for food policy.

According to this highly interesting and well-researched new article there may even be larger forces in play.

The Food Industry is attempting to use Dr. Noakes in order to set an example to anyone who dares challenge its authority in nutrition.

While Noakes may yet win and retain his license, the hearings set a frightening precedent. Anyone who dares to tweet something that is out of synch with the food industry’s proxy organizations may face the full force of the junk food industry.

The Russells: Big Food vs. Tim Noakes: The Final Crusade

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New Professor Noakes Review: The Evidence for LCHF

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Should doctors prescribe this to patients?

Is there enough evidence for doctors to prescribe a low-carb, high-fat diet to treat people with type 2 diabetes, obesity and related problems? Certainly, if you ask me.

Here’s a new review of the science, co-authored by Professor Tim Noakes. It’s a good one for anyone who wants an overview of the evidence:

BJSM: Evidence That Supports the Prescription of Low-Carbohydrate High-Fat Diets: A Narrative Review

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The Noakes Foundation Receives Funding for Diabetes Trial

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Type 2 diabetes is most often considered an irreversible condition, but many people have been able to reverse it by following a low-carb, high-fat diet. Now the Noakes Foundation in South Africa, lead by Professor Tim Noakes, has received funding – about 350,000 US dollars – to conduct a trial investigating this.

The Noakes Foundation: The Noakes Foundation Secures Funding for Diabetes Trial

This is a big step in the right direction, considering how many people are affected by the worldwide diabetes epidemic.

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