The UK, South Africa (where Prof practices), Australia and America have similar official dietary guidelines based on a flawed, misinterpreted American study from the 1950s. The result has been damage to the health of the populations of these countries for many years.
The world is waking up to the influence of the food industry on our governments and this incredible 4y legal case has exposed the way they work to undermine and discredit health practitioners who don’t toe the official line. With overwhelming evidence on his side, Tim has won which gives hope that things may now improve for everyone.
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The benefits of exercise are unbelievable but if you have to exercise to keep your weight down your diet is wrong
Professor Timothy Noakes
May is National Walking Month and this week is Mental Health Awareness Week. Luckily walking is good for your mental health!
Take advantage of the unbelievable benefits of exercise by fitting a bit of walking into your day.
My husband had a great idea for me to do a 20 minute walk to work – even though I work from home!
The right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little, not too much, is the safest way to health.
Hippocrates 2,500 years ago
L0014825 Portrait of Hippocrates from Linden, Magni Hippocratis…1665
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Portrait of Hippocrates.
Van der Linden, J.A. editor
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Nutrition is king, exercise is queen. Put them together and you’ve got a kingdom.
He who takes medicine and neglects diet wastes the skill of his doctors.
You can’t drug people into being healthy!
Dr Aseem Mahotra
Together with Sir Richard Thompson (the Queen’s doctor from 1984-2005), Aseem spoke in the European Parliament on over medication of the British people and how ineffective much of it is. The bulk of ill health is lifestyle caused and therefore diet can have a strong beneficial effect especially with diseases of insulin resistance like diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
Let’s eat what God gave us.
(Clarissa Dickson Wright’s partner on the BBC cookery series Two Fat Ladies)
The truth is that if you have to exercise to control your weight, then your diet is wrong.
Prof Tim Noakes
The solution? Learn to Eat Well!
The very inconvenient truth that nobody wants to talk about is that to resolve the obesity crisis, we need to eat less food. And we need to particularly eat less unhealthy food which generally comes in a packet and has a logo on it and is generally owned by a very large multinational corporation.
In a dramatic change of direction, ex-advertising executive (promoting the likes of Coca Cola and McDonalds), Dan is a founder and Chief Executive of Living Loud which aims to help people live longer, healthier and happier lives by overcoming, preventing and managing lifestyle illness. Here’s a piece he wrote comparing the food industry to tobacco and a great article about snacking.
For World Diabetes Day – not a day to celebrate
Western medicine will one day admit what has been known in the Orient for years. Sugar is the greatest evil that modern industrial civilization has visited upon the countries of the Far East and Africa.
The taste of sweetness, whereof a little more than a little is by much too much.
Henry IV, Part I