Prof. Tim Noakes – ‘Medical aspects of the low carbohydrate lifestyle’

Professor Timothy Noakes (born 1949) is a South African professor of exercise and sports science at the University of Cape Town. He has run more than 70 marathons and ultramarathons and is the author of several books on exercise and diet.

He is known for his support of a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet, as set out in his book The Real Meal Revolution.

  • 16:18 >:(

  • 16:19 min mark "now we do not have the scientific proof this is true".
    Then look at his best success stores the first one looks pretty good but
    the second one is still at least 50Lbs over weight, are you telling me
    he can't even show two people with healthy weights.

    In the study at the 24:30 min mark In a randomized, cross-over, controlled design, an isocaloric carbohydrate restricted high saturated fat diet (CRD-SFA) was compared to a CRD higher in unsaturated fat (CRD-UFA). Both of these diets are carbohydrate restrictive that is what the (CRD) stands for and for the base diet they consumed were also carb restrictive with only 34% calories coming from carbs and 41% coming from fat. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2974193/

    27:31 min mark: All omega fats are made by plant not animals, no animal makes omega fats, if you want omega go to the source. Eat a whole foods plant based diet to get a good omega ratio as they are naturally found that way.

    33:37 min mark: The total only drops around three points and if you look at the study its self you will see the good HDL is dropping too. This study is just showing the correlation between Coronary artery calcification and CHD and CVD risk. He is just grasping at straws using this study. Everyone in this study had bad cholesterol ranging from LDL143.8-147.1 and HDL of 48.9-49.8.

  • if carbohydrates are not necessay, why include them in the diet…..every carb has sugar…..

  • Why does Prof Noakes still need to take 2000 mgs of Metformin/day if his diet is so good??

  • Does anyone know if one can do this diet if one only has a kidney function of 39% (because of a history of kidney stones) ?

  • So are we really a ketone oriented animal, like the large feline predators?

  • I am trying high fat diet, not sure the amounts foods but my grout is disappearing from big toe and knee joins, gaining some weight may be over doing intake of food.my age falls into that dangerous of 63 still active but over weight. By 35kgs I shall keep trying diet live remotely Australia

  • Nonsense

  • where are butt hurt vegans??

  • 16:19 min mark "now we do not have the scientific proof this is true". Then look at his best success stores the first one looks pretty good but the second one is still at least 50Lbs over weight, are you telling me he can't even show two people with healthy weights.

    In the study at the 24:30 min mark In a randomized, cross-over, controlled design, an isocaloric carbohydrate restricted high saturated fat diet (CRD-SFA) was compared
    to a CRD higher in unsaturated fat (CRD-UFA). Both of these diets are carbohydrate restrictive that is what the (CRD) stands for and for the base diet they consumed were also carb restrictive with only 34% calories coming from carbs and 41% coming from fat. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2974193/

    27:31 min mark: All omega fats are made by plant not animals, no animal makes
    omega fats, if you want omega go to the source. Eat a whole foods plant based diet to get a good omega ratio as they are naturally found that way.

    33:37 min mark: The total only drops around three points and if you look at the study your self you will see the good HDL is dropping too. This study is just showing the correlation between Coronary artery calcification and CHD and CVD risk. He is just grasping at straws using this study. Everyone in this study had bad cholesterol ranging from LDL143.8-147.1 and HDL of 48.9-49.8.

  • 11:10 WAIT… mortality rates of the Inuit actually decreased as their diets became more Westernized [1] (i.e. ate more carbs). Furthermore, there are plenty instances of Eskimos with atherosclerosis involving coronary arteries and aorta [2].

    [1] Bjerregaard, Peter, T.
    Kue Young, and Robert A. Hegele. "Low incidence of cardiovascular
    disease among the Inuit—what is the evidence?." Atherosclerosis 166.2 (2003): 351-357.
    [2] Zimmerman, Michael R. "The paleopathology of the cardiovascular system." Texas Heart Institute Journal 20.4 (1993): 252.

  • Why is it that some people can stuff their system full of superfast carbs and not get fat? Chocolate, pizza, candy, bread with sugary jam etc. Because their not insulin resistant? Seems weird. I have a friend that eat this crap ALL the time without gaining weight and he doesn't work out. Not a healthy way of living but still, he doesn't gain weight from it. I know several people that seems to have the ability to dodge the bi-effects of sugar. Surely there must be some substantial biological differences between people. A genetic component. There's no ONE correct way. If I ate like him I would be hugely obese.

  • I think my head will explode when reading stuff like this:
    http://www.bmj.com/content/353/bmj.i1246

    For over 30 years we could have known that replacing saturated fats with vegetable oils and thereby LOWERING cholesterol causes higher rates of cardiovascular disease…

  • McDonalds and other fast food restaurants need to do more to make the food they sell healthier by reducing the fat, salt, sugar and additives in them. They should also pay their employees enough so that they are not below the poverty level and need to apply for government assistance to survive. These companies need to make more effort to take care of their customers health and employees well being. More advertising is not needed. Better (healthier) products are.
    Send an email to their customer service department asking for healthier food products.

  • Intermittent fasting can restore the insulin receptors relatively quickly. Insulin causes insulin resistance. But there has to be a persistent levels of insulin to cause insulin resistance. But with enough persistence, it can happen quickly. Low persistent levels up-regulates insulin receptors and dramatically improves insulin sensitivity. Twenty one days of 24 hr intermittent fasting can improve insulin sensitivity 7 fold.

  • Genius

  • Thanks Garry B. I have been on Keto for 7 weeks and my A1C went from 7.5 to 6.3 starting the IF now.

  • Professor I liked the talk … also the
    USA AMA has failed … and of course there is no money in healthy people …… Just after WWII, the first warning were being reported in the news about the Refined-Carbohydrate Disease. Interestingly: In the 1930’s, food scientists realized that refined grains were not providing enough nutrients. Consumers, particularly children, were developing symptoms of malnutrition. (Irony 1) Thus, grain enrichment and fortification became standard. References to “The Saccharine Disease” started in 1956. … (Irony 2) Physicians have abandoned the nutritional approach to patient diagnostics and medicine, simply because they are not trained in nutrition. A key part of the Hippocratic Oath … “I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure… “, has been forgotten … 70 Going On 100.

  • What I don't understand is why the grain lobbies have so much more power and than the meat and dairy lobbies..

  • Dr Robert Lustig comes to mind, watch his lecture about fructose, another piece in the puzzle

  • Thank you, Professor Noaks, for all your work and for sharing your
    knowledge! Dr. Woelber, me and our colleagues performed a clinical study
    published in BMC Oral Health entitled "An oral health optimized diet
    can reduce gingival and periodontal inflammation in humans – a
    randomized controlled pilot study". Check out the amazing results we
    found:
    http://bmcoralhealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12903-016-0257-1

  • As a veterinarian, my answer to a farmer's question: "What do I feed to fatten up my horse, cow, pig, goat, sheep, or chickens?" The answer is: "Feed them grain." It works, it has always worked, and it will always work. Why the bleep is my doctor telling me to lose weight by eating grain??? Personally, low-carb diet makes me lose weight and improves my blood pressure and serum tests. Go off it, and I get fat. End of story.

  • he is one of my favourite lecturers. not only does he make what might be a boring topic interesting (not to mention clear), he does so with a sense of humour. really enjoyed this piece.

  • I'm all about science and what he's saying is absolute bunk. Reckless nonsense.

    I wonder who's paying him.

  • Someone needs to go tell all those rural Asians and Africans living on corn, rice, wheat, and potatoes that they're doing it all wrong, (even though they have non-existent rates of diabetes, heart disease , and cancer.) If we would just eat more cholesterol and oil, we could finally beat those pesky Africans in a marathon.

  • If you already have clogged arteries/heart disease can a very low carb eating plan reverse the clogging or can you only stop the clogging getting worse?

  • My calcium count is high. what foods are bad for calcium levels and how can I drop my calcium level without dropping vitamin D intake?

  • Just an excellent video. Thanks.

  • Great talk.

  • Clarification: At 9:17 Noakes refers to the 'vegetable food industry lobby'. This is actually the industrial agriculture lobby. So-called 'vegetable oil' is actually seed oils, like grains (corn), soybean, rapeseed/canola, etc. The industrial agriculture complex prefers crops over things like vegetables or fruits, because they can be stored for long periods, and transported easily – making them handy commodities.
    President Eisenhower, as he left office, warmed Americans about the military-industrial complex. After WWII, these corporations created markets for themselves by industrializing what is inherently a biological process: the production of food – and direct profit to themselves at every step.

  • Nice work Dr. Noakes .. keep it up ..
    70 Going On 100

  • One of the most important presentations ever given that explains the truth, the big picture, life saving information.

  • When he says "25 grams of carbohydrates a day" does that include or exclude fiber?

    I'm still unsure on what specifically qualifies as a carbohydrate. Some sources list dietary fiber as a carb to avoid. Some say it doesn't count and you can eat as much of it as you like. Soluble fiber throws me through a look too. I understand the zero sugar idea, no problem there

    If anyone can give me a good understanding on this, I'd be really appreciative.

  • your evolve theory is incorrect.

  • This guy peddles stupidity. Protein is the biggest factor for reduced longevity. The diet should be low protein low fat high carbohydrate based on whole starchy staples, vegetables, som fruit. Avoiding complex carbohydrates from whole foods is the biggest mistake you can make in ones diet. So many people suffer kidney disease, liver disease, needlessly. Alcohol, oil, simple sugars, salt also destroy the body but protein is the silent killer because few talk about it. And the high animal protein he encourages is so devastating to the environment.

  • I did this method 10 years ago and lost 70 lbs. kept it off for 4 years then started beer drinking and bread again quit smoking and gained 110 lbs.

  • Now I've watched the whole video, WOW! Prof Noakes is a truly great scientist and doctor.

  • I think we need to beware of those selling diet books, website memberships etc…. If his way of eating is best, then it should be free for all to access. Free pamphlets, free internet food calculations… to finish..Does he really eat this way……. privately?

  • "Science is about disbelief…" (Noakes, 2014, 10:26).
    "I believe that humans have a natural…" (Noakes, 2014, 11:30).
    10:50 "There is no known carbohydrate deficiency disease so how can you base a balanced diet on no essential requirement?"
    First, you would be excluding fiber, which provides the most life-promoting chemicals. Conversely, there is no known toxic level of carbohydrate intake, unlike protein poisoning (at 45% intake) and high fat diets associated with the most common causes of disease in developed countries (http://www.livestrong.com/article/519284-what-is-protein-poisoning/). Long-term high fat diet is associated with obesity, CVD, DB2, bone disease, etc. (Bjerregaard, Young, & Hegele, 2003; Jeppesen, Bjerregaard, & Jørgensen, 2013; Paoli, 2014).

    References:

    Bjerregaard, P., Young, T. K., & Hegele, R. A. (2003). Low incidence of cardiovascular disease among the Inuit—what is the evidence?.Atherosclerosis, 166(2), 351-357. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0021915002003647

    Jeppesen, C., Bjerregaard, P., & Jørgensen, M. E. (2013). Dietary patterns in Greenland and their relationship with type 2 diabetes mellitus and glucose intolerance. Public Health Nutr, 17, 462-470. Retrieved from http://journals.cambridge.org/action/login;jsessionid=6D9B2261F91A076775877CD02B99953C.journals

    Noakes, T. (2014). Prof. Tim Noakes – 'Medical aspects of the low carbohydrate lifestyle' [Video File]. Retrieved from

    Paoli, A. (2014). Ketogenic diet for obesity: friend or foe? International journal of environmental research and public health, 11(2), 2092-2107. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3945587/

  • Hmmmm! So let me get this right. At 7:40 Noakes tells us that
    30 years ago he was running marathons, advocating high carbohydrate diet and
    writing books promoting high carbohydrate diets – presumably making profit from
    sales of his books. Now 30 years on he apologises and says he was completely
    wrong, but is still writing books. . . . . . . although now the books are about
    the benefits of a low carbohydrate diet!. And presumably he is still
    making money from the new books because the old pro-carbohydrate books are past
    their sell by date. LMAO! I smell a charlatan.