Professor Tim Noakes was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1949. As a youngster, he had a keen interest in sport and attended Diocesan College in Cape Town. Following this, he studied at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and obtained an MBChB degree in 1974, an MD in 1981 and a DSc (Med) in Exercise Science in 2002.

Prof. Noakes has published more than 750 scientific books and articles. He has been cited more than 19,000 times in scientific literature, has an H-index of 71 and has been rated an A1 scientist by the National Research Foundation of South Africa for a second 5-year term.  He has won numerous awards over the years and made himself available on many editorial boards.

In 2012, Tim founded 'The Noakes Foundation', a Non-Profit Corporation founded for public benefit which aims to advance medical science’s understanding of the benefits of a low-carb high-fat (LCHF) diet by providing evidence-based information on optimum nutrition that is free from commercial agenda. The foundation has also started the Eat Better South Africans campaign, which allows South Africans in even the poorest communities to adopt a high-fat, low-carb, extremely healthy diet for just three dollars per day.

The Banting Pocket Guide

by Prof. Tim Noakes, Bridgette Allan & Bernardine Douglas

Due to your requests for more basic recipes and a user-friendly format, The Banting Solution is now available in a size that fits every pocket. This little guide will provide all the tips and advice you need with which to start, successfully conclude and maintain your Banting lifestyle. The Banting Pocket Guide includes a chapter from Banting’s most respected and passionate supporter, Prof. Tim Noakes; answers your most pressing questions; busts the myths that have cropped up around Banting; provides helpful meal plans, Banting-friendly food lists and recipes; teaches you how to Bant on a budget, making this lifestyle accessible to everyone; and much, much more. Most importantly, it teaches you how to get rid of those unwanted kilos and keep them off forever! Easy to pop into your handbag or pocket, The Banting Pocket Guide is set to kick-start your new Banting lifestyle!

“In the context of junk diets, embedded scientists, corrupt – or simply ignorant – doctors and dietitians, human health and omertàs, what you believe about your personal nutrition will determine not just how you live, but also how you die.” – Tim Noakes

What would you do if you discovered that the food you have been told is good for you is actually the cause of your ill health?

In December 2010, Professor Tim Noakes was introduced to a way of eating that was contrary to everything he had been taught and was accepted as conventional nutrition ‘wisdom’. Having observed the benefits of the low-carb, high-fat lifestyle first-hand, and after thorough and intensive research, Noakes enthusiastically revealed his findings to the South African public in 2012. The backlash from his colleagues in the medical establishment was as swift as it was brutal, and culminated in a misconduct inquiry launched by the Health Professions Council of South Africa. The subsequent hearing lasted well over a year, but Noakes ultimately triumphed, being found not guilty of unprofessional conduct in April 2017.

In Lore of Nutrition, he explains the science behind the low-carb, high-fat/Banting diet, and why he champions this lifestyle despite the constant persecution and efforts to silence him. He also discusses at length what he has come to see as a medical and scientific code of silence that discourages anyone in the profession from speaking out against the current dietary guidelines. Leading food, health and medical journalist Marika Sboros, who attended every day of the HPCSA hearing, provides the fascinating backstory to the inquiry, which often reads like a spy novel.

Lore of Nutrition is an eye-opener and a must-read for anyone who cares about their health.

Diabetes Unpacked: Just Science and Sense - No Sugar Coating

by Prof. Tim Noakes, Jason Fung, Nina Teicholz, Malcolm Kendrick,  Zoë Harcombe, Robert Cywes, Jeff Gerber, Ivor Cummins, David Unwin, Caryn Zinn

Diabetes used to be rare and clear. One boy in the school had Type 1 and a friend of a friend’s granny had Type 2. We now see adults being diagnosed with Type 1 and children developing Type 2. There are over 400 million diabetics world-wide – four times as many as in 1980. The vast majority of these have Type 2 – sometimes judged as a ‘lifestyle’ disease.

The traditional view of diabetes is that is it a “chronic and progressive” condition and that nothing can be done about it. Serious complications include loss of eyesight, amputations and death.

This book has gathered together some of the finest minds working in the field of diabetes and diet. The result is a collection of chapters by thought leaders, academics and doctors addressing the big issues. What is diabetes? What are the different types? What causes it? Who gets it? Why do we eat so much carbohydrate? Why do diabetics die of heart disease? Why do athletes commonly get Type 2 diabetes?

The writers in this book approach diabetes from many different angles, but they all share one common belief: Diabetes does not need to be “chronic and progressive.” Both Type 1 and Type 2 can be substantially alleviated and the latter can be ‘put into remission.’

You couldn’t make it up. Real Food On Trial, How Diet Dictators Tried To Destroy A Top Scientist, has been called the ‘John Grisham of the non-fiction world’, a ‘blockbuster, jaw-dropping page-turner’. Another reviewer calls it a book that “should be fiction … yet it isn’t’. It is a revised and an updated edition of the groundbreaking original, Lore Of Nutrition, Challenging Conventional Dietary Beliefs, first published in South Africa in November 2017 and now for the international market.It continues the true and shocking story of a world-first: the unprecedented prosecution and persecution of Professor Tim Noakes, a distinguished scientist and medical doctor, in a multimillion rand case that stretched over more than four years. All for a single tweet giving his opinion on nutrition.Noakes and investigative journalist Marika Sboros have added up-to-date, robust scientific evidence in support of his views that launched the case against him. They have added a new chapter on the appeal hearing – a last-gasp attempt by establishment forces to overturn a comprehensive not-guilty verdict on all 10 aspects of the trumped-up charge of unprofessional conduct for the tweet.It also contains a new foreword by internationally renowned endurance swimmer and UN Patron of the Oceans, Lewis Pugh. Noakes helped Pugh be the first to swim successfully across some of the coldest oceans on the planet. A maritime lawyer by profession, Pugh writes of the passion he shares with Noakes: “for the pursuit of truth and justice and a natural antipathy towards bullies and liars”.That points a major theme of Real Food On Trial: a penetrating deep dive into the global scourge of academic bullying, or academic mobbing, as it is popularly known. The authors show how academic mobbing infects all of South Africa’s top universities at the highest levels. They probe the soft underbelly of the powerful vested interests in food and drug industries and the medical, dietetic and scientific mobsters that front them. They lay bare the heavy price that Professor Noakes has paid, professionally, emotionally and financially, for going against orthodoxy. And for daring to challenge the medical and dietary dogma that keeps people fat and sick across the globe.Pugh writes that, from the outset, he saw the trial as a freedom of speech issue. He was “troubled” when the country’s medical regulatory body, the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), went to war with Noakes on the basis of his scientific opinion on nutrition. “After all, it’s one thing to deny the Holocaust or to say something that incites racial, religious hatred or violence. It’s quite another to say that you think meat, fish, chicken, eggs and dairy are good first foods for infants,” Pugh says.This book shines light into the heart of darkness of a uniquely strange scientific saga. It’s not over yet.

Tim Noakes is one of the world’s leading authorities on the science behind sport and a successful sportsman in his own right. Through a lifetime of research, he has developed key scientific concepts in sport that have not only redefined the way elite athletes and teams approach their professions, but challenged conventional global thinking in these areas. In this new and updated edition of Challenging Beliefs, Noakes shares his views on everything from the myths perpetuated by the sports-drink industry to the prevalence of banned substances, the need to make rugby a safer sport and the benefits of a high-protein, low-carb diet. The teams and athletes with whom Noakes has worked make fascinating backdrops to these topics, highlighting the importance of science in sport in human terms. In providing an intimate look at the golden threads running through Noakes’s life and career, this remarkable book reveals the landmark theories and principles generated by one of the greatest minds in the history of sports science.

The Low-Carb Companion

by Dr. Austin Jeans (Foreword by Prof. Tim Noakes)

The Low-Carb Companion is written by sports and lifestyle medicine physician, Dr Austin Jeans, with an inspirational foreword by world-renowned nutrition expert and A1 scientist, Professor Tim Noakes. It shows you that the secret to losing 10kg, 20kg or even 50kg and keeping it off is simple: cut the carbs and sugar, eat more healthy fats and return to real foods. The same program will reverse type 2 diabetes. You don’t have to count calories because they don’t really count; you don’t have to measure out food portions as long as you’re eating the right things and you can eat when you’re hungry and enjoy your food whilst watching the weight drop off you.

The Real Meal Revolution: The Radical, Sustainable Approach to Healthy Eating

by Prof. Tim Noakes, Jonno Proudfoot & Sally-Ann Creed

'Scientists labelled fat the enemy . . . they were wrong.'

- Time magazine

We've been told for years that eating fat is bad for us, that it is a primary cause of high blood pressure, heart disease and obesity. The Real Meal Revolution debunks this lie and shows us the way back to restored health through eating what human beings are meant to eat.

This book will radically transform your life by showing you clearly, and easily, how to take control of not just your weight, but your overall health, too - through what you eat. And you can eat meat, seafood, eggs, cheese, butter, nuts . . . often the first things to be prohibited or severely restricted on most diets. This is Banting, or Low-Carb, High-Fat (LCHF) eating, for a new generation, solidly underpinned by years of scientific research and by now incontrovertible evidence.

This extraordinary book, already a phenomenal bestseller, overturns the conventional dietary wisdom of recent decades that placed carbohydrates at the base of the supposedly healthy-eating pyramid and that has led directly to a worldwide epidemic of obesity and diabetes. Both a startling revelation, and as old as humanity itself, it offers a truly revolutionary approach to healthy eating that explodes the myth, among others, that cholesterol is bad for us.

This is emphatically not just another unsustainable, quick-fix diet or a fad waiting to be forgotten, but a long-delayed return to the way human beings are supposed to eat.

The Real Meal Revolution 2.0 provides the distillation of three years of data analysis from 120,000 online users and thousands of success stories, combined with the latest nutritional science and behavioural research. The result is a cutting-edge, four-phase approach that isn't simply about losing weight - it's about being healthy, happy and absolutely awesome!

· Achieve your awesome weight quickly and without compromise

· Save money by avoiding expensive supplements and medication

Real Meal Revolution 1 & 2.0 (2 Books Set Collection)

by Prof. Tim Noakes, Jonno Proudfoot & Sally-Ann Creed

Real meal revolution collection 2 books set 


The Real Meal Revolution: The Radical, Sustainable Approach to Healthy Eating: We've been told for years that eating fat is bad for us, that it is a primary cause of high blood pressure, heart disease and obesity. The Real Meal Revolution debunks this lie and shows us the way back to restored health through eating what human beings are meant to eat.

The Real Meal Revolution 2.0: The upgrade to the radical, sustainable approach to healthy eating that has taken the world by storm: "I am almost two weeks into Restoration and I am feeling great. Went for a blood pressure check and my readings have dropped since I started the program. My GP is thinking that if I keep going the way I am that I will be able to come off the medication really soon which is fantastic." -Maxine, Launceston, Australia

There is so much dietary advice out there, much of it conflicting, that it can be difficult for busy parents to make sense of it all. Medical doctor and sports scientist, Professor Tim Noakes, chef and long-distance swimmer, Jonno Proudfoot, and dietitian Bridget Surtees, a specialist in paediatric nutrition, cut through the clamour to provide clear, proven guidelines and simple, delicious recipes to feed your family well, inexpensively and without fuss.

Following their phenomenal, record-breaking success with The Real Meal Revolution, the Real Meal team set out to rethink the way we feed our children. The result, Superfood for Superchildren, challenges many ingrained dietary beliefs and advocates a real-food diet for children - from toddlers to teens - that is low in sugar and refined carbohydrates. Their advice is solidly underpinned by a critical, scientific interrogation of the the children's food industry.

By combining the latest peer-reviewed scientific evidence with straightforward, mouthwatering recipes, most of them for the whole family, Superfood for Superchildren shows clearly how to provide your children with the best possible nutrition to help them to grow up healthy and happy.

Lore of Running gives you incomparable detail on physiology, training, racing, injuries, world-class athletes, and races.

Author Tim Noakes blends the expertise of a physician and research scientist with the passion of a dedicated runner to answer the most pressing questions for those who are serious about the sport:

-How your body systems respond to training, the effects of different training methods, how to detect and avoid overtraining, and genetic versus trainable potential

-How to train for the 10K up through ultramarathon with detailed programs from Noakes and several leading running experts

-How to prevent and treat injuries, increase your strength and flexibility, and use proper nutrition for weight control and maximum performance

You'll also find a candid analysis of supplements and ergogenic effects and training aids. The book includes new interviews with 10 world-class runners who share their secrets to success and longevity in the sport. Features on legendary figures and events in running history provide fascinating insights.

And that's just scratching the surface. Lore of Running is not only the biggest and best running publication on the planet. It's the one book every runner should own.

In this completely revised edition of their best-selling handbook, Tim Noakes and Stephen Granger present the most up-to-date findings on running injuries, and their prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

At some point in their running careers, most runners find themselves injured, in pain, or even laid off. Running Injuries is the ultimate resource on injury prevention and is the unrivalled guide for runners of all levels--from elite athletes to weekend joggers to doctors.

Based on new research in exercise physiology, author and running expert Matt Fitzgerald introduces a first-of-its-kind training strategy that he's named "Brain Training."

Runners of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels can learn to maximize their performance by supplying the brain with the right feedback. Based on Fitzgerald's eight-point brain training system, this book will help runners:

- Resist running fatigue

- Use cross-training as brain training

- Master the art of pacing

- Learn to run "in the zone"

- Outsmart injuries

- Fuel the brain for maximum performance

Packed with cutting-edge research, real-world examples, and the wisdom of the world's top distance runners, Brain Training for Runners offers easily applied advice and delivers practical results for a better overall running experience.

A dissident scientist, a disrupted media …

On 5 February 2014, world-renowned scientist Tim Noakes fired off a tweet into a highly volatile media space; the fallout threatened to destroy his career. This is the untold backstory.

Veteran journalist and writer Daryl Ilbury unveils, layer by layer, a combustible mix of ignorance, suspicion and academic wrong-doing, played out in a highly disrupted media space, where consumers demand snappy answers to highly complex questions. It’s the story of society’s historical distrust of science, the fractious relationship between science and mainstream media, the intricacies of human nutrition, and the brutal fallout when a soft-spoken scientist with a taste for social media and a flair for challenging convention voiced his maverick opinion.

Featuring exclusive interviews with Noakes, as well as with people who have worked closely with him, including former Springbok coach Jake White and polar swimmer Lewis Gordon Pugh, as well as award-winning journalists and fellow scientists and academics, some of whom now consider Noakes dangerous and out of control, this book promises to be as controversial as the man himself.

Ketogenic: The Science of Therapeutic Carbohydrate Restriction in Human Health 1st Ed

Edited by Prof. Tim Noakes, Tamzyn Murphy, Neville Wellington, Hassina Kajee, Jayne Bullen, Sarah Rice & Candice Egnos

Ketogenic: The Science of Therapeutic Carbohydrate Restriction in Human Health presents the most up-to-date and evidence-based science and research available in the field of TCR, with the purpose of training medical and allied healthcare professionals on the effective therapeutic use of low-carbohydrate and ketogenic nutrition in clinical practice. This book explores the appropriate, safe, and effective use of TCR to improve patient outcomes in a broad range of chronic metabolic conditions and aims to promote health. 

Focused on lifestyle management, health support, and the treatment of diseases rooted in poor nutrition, Ketogenics: The Science of Therapeutic Carbohydrate Restriction in Human Health explores the role of food and lifestyle modification as medicine and is a valuable resource for nutritionists, dietitians, and medical professionals who provide diet-related counselling, as well as those researching or studying related areas.

Die Banting-sakgids (The Bantin Pocket Guide - Afrikaans Edition)

by Prof. Tim Noakes, Bridgette Allan & Bernardine Douglas


Danksy julle versoeke vir méér basiese resepte en ’n maklik hanteerbare formaat, is Die Banting-oplossing nou beskikbaar in ’n grootte wat elke sak sal pas. Hierdie boekie bevat al die wenke en raad wat jy nodig het om jou Banting-dieet suksesvol te implementeer en om daarmee vol te hou. Die Banting-sakgids bevat ’n hoofstuk deur die passievolste en mees gerespekteerde Banting-ondersteuner, prof. Tim Noakes; dit verskaf antwoorde op jou grootste kwelvrae; slaan mites wat oor Banting kop uitgesteek het die nek in; voorsien handige maaltydplanne, Banting-vriendelike voedsellysies en resepte; leer jou hoe om te begroot sodat almal ’n Banting-leefstyl kan handhaaf; en nog baie, baie meer. Maar nog belangriker: dit leer jou hoe om van daardie ekstra ponde ontslae te raak en hulle vir altyd weg te hou! Die Banting-sakgids, wat maklik in jou handsak of hempsak inglip, is net wat jy nodig het om jou Banting-leefstyl aan die gang te kry!

Die High-Fat Revolution: Schlank durch Low-Carb Ernährung (German Edition)

by Prof. Tim Noakes, Jonno Proudfoot, Sally-Ann Creed, Claudia Theis-Passaro, Annegret Hunke-Wormser

So gesund ist Fett!

Seit Jahrzehnten predigen Ernährungswissenschaftler und Abnehmratgeber das immer gleiche Mantra: Wer dauerhaft schlank werden und sich gesund ernähren will, muss fettarm essen. Jeder, der mit dieser Methode gescheitert ist (und das sind viele), weiß: So funktioniert Abnehmen definitiv nicht. Der Professor für Sportmedizin und Ernährungsexperte Tim Noakes hat das wissenschaftlich untermauert und verkündet die radikale Abkehr von allen bisher geltenden Ernährungsregeln: Fett ist nicht der Feind – die Kohlenhydrate sind es! Mit seinem ketogenen Low-Carb-Ernährungsratgeber „Die High-Fat-Revolution“ essen Sie gesund und lecker – und nehmen nebenbei ganz ohne zu Hungern erfolgreich ab.