“There is no essential human need for any carbohydrate” is just one of Professor Timothy Noakes’ quotes in this provocative chat. He explains insulin resistance, distinguishes between elite athletes and the general population, and provides examples of athletes who were likely insulin-resistant. He shares practical diet tips. BJSM asks whether diets high in protein and fat increase risk of bowel cancer or heart disease.
Tim explains the surprising catalyst for Cape Town hosting the world’s first Low Carb High Fat Health Summit (February 19 to 22, 2015). There you can meet Gary Taubes (Good Calories Bad Calories), Nina Teicholz (Big Fat Surprise) and a diverse range of experts who draw similar conclusions about healthy eating. The podcast closes with BJSM challenging Tim about changing his mind – doing ‘U-turns’ – how can a Professor think different things on different days?