The modern dietary advice fed to us by the establishment is unhealthy and must be rejected, argues Tim Noakes, a South African scientist and an emeritus professor in the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine at the University Of Cape Town.
Tim’s previous conversations with me are worth listening to, especially since he covers a lot of ground including why he changed his position on carbohydrates and why cholesterol does not cause heart disease. Remember when The Cathedral’s dietary advice was that eating bacon-and-eggs is deadly and that we must rather consume low-fat yoghurt and dry rice snack bars?
The following is a brief history of anti-cholesterol propaganda from the Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal.
Fat doesn’t make me fat
For years I have been eating, generally speaking, foods high in saturated fats and low in carbohydrates. When I go through my strict low-carb phases (which I find difficult to sustain because, you know, life happens), my concentration levels are improved; I lose excess fat; my energy levels become optimised; my strength training becomes easier; and my chronic heartburn vanishes.
Basically, life is just better when I minimise starchy foods. Simon Goddek approves.
Oh, and I rarely get sick.
Tim joined me for another conversation about all of the aforementioned, this time touching on the differences between “no carb” and “low carb”, fat storage, supplements, ketosis, glucose, and statins.