Noakes’ ‘eat meat’ back in court

FILE PICTURE: South African professor of sports science and leading expert in world athletics, Professor Tim Noakes. (Photo by Gallo Images / Foto24 / Loanna Hoffmann).

A hearing into the professional conduct of Tim Noakes, widely known for his Banting diet theory, which completely cuts carbohydrates for your diet, is expected to continue.

Noakes who is a medical doctor and sports professor, appeared before the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA), after tweeting to a mother that she should wean her child, and begin introducing a low carbohydrate and high fat diet.

This resulted in Association for Dietetics in SA complaining to the HPCSA.

The complaint, which relates to unprofessional conduct, led to the two day hearing set down in Cape Town.

The association said that giving information which is outside scope of practice for a person registered with the council contravened guidelines, EyeWitness News reported yesterday.

But the Committee chairperson then said that to imply that Noakes was operating this way was a wild accusation to make as members saw no evidence to prove this.

The Noakes diet in a nutshell, limits the amounts of high carbohydrates and this includes butternut, sweet potato, fruit, carrots and pumpkin. You are not allowed grain food, bread, and seed oils amongst others. Processed food is a no, no.

Nuts and seeds are encouraged but not peanuts or cashews. Free range meat products and green vegetable are the way to go, according to the diet.

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