Professor Tim Noakes Seminar

CrossFit ProForm will be hosting globally acclaimed sports and nutrition professor, Tim Noakes for a very insightful seminar in Bryanston, Johannesburg. His topic of discussion is: “Is the ‘heart-healthy’ prudent diet the single worst medical mistake of the 20th Century?”.


This topic is the scientific evidence behind different dietary choices. In preparing the lecture over the past month he has come across information that he believes takes the debate to the next level. Come and discover the new evidence behind what you should be eating and why!

Throughout the past couple of years Tim has had no shortage of controversy surrounding him. It appears as though he has always “gone against the grain” and as a result has had many people question his scientific methods.

The reality however, is that if and when he goes against the common, widely “accepted” knowledge when it comes to nutrition, he does so because he honestly believes there is room to correct errors and further understanding.

For example, he stated in his book, the Lore of Running, that an athlete should use carbo-loading as a method of enhancing running performance. Recently, he went back on this fact during the period where he was re-evaluating what makes up a healthy human diet by saying that people should still read the book, but they should tear out the sections on nutrition. He has since promoted a diet, high in fat and low in carbohydrates, which is basically the Paleo Diet.

He has particular interest in the way in which people metabolize carbohydrates, where it has been discovered that those people who are less effective at dealing with carbs in their diet are more common than many people are aware off.

Metabolic syndrome, diabetes and insulin resistance are all agitated and brought on by the consumption of carbohydrates, and can be controlled and in some cases reversed by reducing the consumption of carbohydrates. Noakes himself is pre-diabetic, and so has to cut carbohydrates consumption down to 25 grams or else his insulin levels become unstable and he puts on body fat. There will be time for a question and answer session afterwards. Don’t miss this highly enlightening seminar.

Professor Tim Noakes Seminar Details

Date: Thursday 15th August 2013.
Where: Brescia House School – 14 Sloane Street, Bryanston
Time: 6.30 pm to be seated. Professor Tim Noakes will speak from 7pm to 8pm.
Parking: There are two parking lots available – One off Sloane St and the other off Pytchley Road.
Cost: R 200 per person – R 50 of this will be donated to the Tim and Marilyn Noakes Trust for Nutrition Research.
RSVP: Please e-mail your details and proof of payment to in order to secure your booking (space is limited).

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Account Number: 4079 4408 61
Branch: Fourways
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