Dietary Guidlelines are Genocide, says Professor Tim Noakes

“One day this diagram will appear in museums recording histories of human genocides.” 

No, for once it isn’t me, Jon Gaunt, making this controversial comment but instead it is, “the Don” of the Low-Carb High-Fat World, Professor Tim Noakes who posted this comment in a tweet in October 2017.

South Africa Dietary Guidelines diagram
South Africa Dietary Guidelines diagram

As you can see from the attached article many people, snowflakes in my opinion, were outraged at the language he used. However, I think he was and is bang on the money.In the UK our own NHS advice still recommends that : Starchy foods such as potatoes, bread, rice, pasta and cereals should make up just over a third of the food you eat”.

They go on to say the following,“Some people think starchy foods are fattening, but gram for gram they contain fewer than half the calories of fat”.

Yup that’s correct it’s the old calories myth again and the demonization of good healthy animal fats!

However, their advice gets worse as they then extoll the virtues of bloody potatoes and even bread, in fact even white bread:“Bread – especially wholemeal, granary, brown and seeded varieties – is a healthy choice to eat as part of a balanced diet. Wholegrain, wholemeal and brown breads give us energy and contain B vitamins, vitamin E, fibre and a wide range of minerals. White bread also contains a range of vitamins and minerals, but it has less fibre than wholegrain, wholemeal or brown breads. If you prefer white bread, look for higher-fibre options”.

In my personal experience it is exactly this kind of advice that led me to Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes and since cutting them out I have lost tons of weight and reversed my symptoms.

And I am not the only one as more and more people worldwide are understanding the LCHF and Keto lifestyle as advocated by

Here is a link to the so called, “Eat Well” advice of the NHS. Please read it and digest it. Although I humbly suggest that if you eat what they recommend it will give you indigestion! challenged on his views and use of language, Tim Noakes, did not back down and replied defiantly, “instead of focusing on the use of the word genocide‚ the focus should be on human health‚ which he asserted had been very severely impacted over the past 40 years by the adoption of dietary guidelines that were never tested to see what the outcome would be.”

Noakes claimed that life expectancy in the US was static‚ and was falling in certain groups.“It was the US who gave us these guidelines. The Japanese are living longer as they have adopted a diet higher in fat and protein‚ and their blood cholesterol levels are rising‚” he asserted.

He alleged that the evidence was clear, that populations following the dietary guidelines were getting sicker.

Even if you don’t agree, and many people do not, with Tim Noakes’ views and use of language this is a must-read article.Read the full article in the South African Sunday Times here:

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