PROF TIM NOAKES – THE OLD MUTUAL HEALTH CONVENTION PRESENTATION SUMMARY

Prof Tim Noakes critics have called him deluded and dangerous. In the South African Medical Journal in 2013, they said Prof Tim Noakes has cherry picked, misinterpreted data, that he doesn’t understand the science, he lost hisway, flouted the Hippocratic Oath, and that he is damaging patients and the population. I completely disagree, Prof Tim Noakes, the example of an open minded innovative researcher that uses the paleo -I prefer #softpaleo- perspective as a hypotheses generator and uses the best and modern research methods.

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Written by Prof Tim Noakes

My critics have called me deluded and dangerous. In the South African Medical Journal in 2013, they said I have cherry picked, misinterpreted data, I don’t understand the science, I’ve lost my way, flouted the Hippocratic Oath, and I’m damaging patients and the population.

Last year, for the first time in the history of the University of Cape Town, no senior academic has ever been criticized as publicly as I was. Senior colleagues, including the Dean of the Medical Faculty at UCT (who has since moved upwards and onwards – a reward for his bravery perhaps) sent a letter to the Dean of all South African medical schools and to the press, saying:

“There is good reason for concern that this diet may rather result in nutritional deficiencies, increased risk for heart disease, diabetes mellitus, kidney problems, constipation, certain cancers and excessive iron stores in…

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