Noakes Accused of "unprofessional conduct"
Health Professions Council of SA is investigating Noakes for "unprofessional conduct". ADSA (Association for Dietetics in SA) president Claire Julsing Strydom laid the charge against Noakes in February 2014.
The Association for Dietetics in SA (ADSA), reported Noakes to the Council for a single tweet, advising a mother to wean her baby onto meat and veg.
Early in 2016 this complaint finally got to court. The hearing went on for 15 days, during which Tim Noakes spent five and a half days answering his critics. The courts findings are not yet available, but The Noakes Foundation Blog is making edited highlights of Dr Noakes's presentation in court available.
In this first in court submission Here are the introductory remarks. . Tim Noakes explains why this is a personal issue for him
I fully expect that the court in South Africa will find Noakes has been highly professional, and that he has no case to answer. Exactly as the Swedish Experts Committee found, in dealing with
. However it is interesting. It reinforces Stephen Phinney's experience about how his peers responded when his own research produced the "wrong answers." Dr. Annika Dahlqvist
It also helps us understand why the
, have never been seriously challenged for 30 years. The risk to one's professional standing is too great. Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Prof. Tim Noakes
The Noakes Foundation
is a Non-Profit Corporation founded for public benefit which aims to advance medical science's understanding of the benefits of a low-carb high-fat (LCHF) diet by providing evidence-based information on optimum nutrition that is free from commercial agenda. The Noakes Foundation
Research Focus of The Noakes Foundation.
How do we correct the dietary errors of the past fifty years?
How do we determine the optimal diet for individuals?
How do we change individual eating and exercise patterns to prevent type 2 diabetes & minimise the effects of insulin resistance?
How can we help everyone eat better to feel better and live better lives?
From catastrophe to complexity: a novel model of integrative central neural regulation of effort and fatigue during exercise in humans: summary and conclusions.
T D Noakes, A St Clair Gibson, E V Lambert
It is hypothesised that physical activity is controlled by a central governor in the brain and that the human body functions as a complex system during exercise.
Registered Dietitians in New Zealand
Dieticians in New Zealand are professionally pledged to practice; "in a manner that protects and supports the health and wellbeing of the New Zealand public and is supportive of
, whilst also upholding the integrity of the profession. the Ministry of Health Food and Nutrition Guidelines
I believe that the current guidelines are faulty in many ways. I expect that until the Americans change their guidelines, the N.Z. Guidelines will not be changed. We may have to wait another ten years for that to happen.
I can comment because I'm not a dietician, and I'm not pledged to uphold that obligation.
Meanwhile people in the dietary profession, who disagree with the Guidelines, tiptoe around the subject, so they will not upset their colleagues.
Believing that "carbohydrates are crucial for performance."
I started my medical training in 1969. In 1970 I did physiology, and throughout my training I was much more interested in sports medicine than in conventional medicine.
Sports nutrition, was about carbohydrates, because they increased your glycogen and you run faster. That’s what I knew. The most recent edition of "Lore of Running" – 2002 edition – says carbohydrates are crucial for performance and for good health. For 33 years I believed that and followed it.
Something more to the story that I don't understand. (Extracted from an interview)
There was an email. The Subject line read,"lose 6 kilograms in 6 weeks without hunger." And I said, "That's garbage. You’ve got to have hunger."
Then I noticed the names.
, Phinney and Westman. They were three scientists who I really respected, because I knew they’d done some really good research. Then I looked at the title and it read, "The New Atkins for the New Year." Volek
I thought, "How can these guys be associated with Atkins, who tried to kill us by putting us on high-fat diets?" I said, "There's something more to the story that I don't understand." So I bought the book. The research was good, and I reversed my thinking about carbohydrates.
Hence, I changed my diet, and within a week I couldn’t believe the changes in me. Within six weeks my running had improved, like going back 20 years – I mean, from 61 to 41. For me that was amazing.
. As an insulin-resistant human being, I discovered carbohydrates are very harmful to my health, and in fact caused me to get I just came across this much better way of eating for me . Type 2 diabetes
What I’ve discovered in my life is that now I’m eating so little carbohydrate I have no desire to eat that food. I believe that I’m below the addictive threshold. Now, that’s a concept that I’ve only developed in the last few months.