Saturday, April 22, 2017

Congrats to Prof Tim Noakes and an "oh no they didn't" Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino - April 2017

A bouquet of flowers to Professor Timothy Noakes from South Africa for being found NOT GUILTY of professional misconduct for instructing a new mother to feed her baby- gasp! real food! Meeting Prof Noakes at a LCHF event is on my bucket list. Just saying! 

 Also thanks to Marika Sboros for the incredible coverage of the trial. 

Dr. Zoe Harcombe describes the Prof Noakes case (before the verdict at Low Carb Breckenridge). 

Here's what really is working for me now for my Paleo, LCHF, sometimes low Keto food template for long term weight maintenance and how it relates to the Prof Noakes case

1. I got better (putting obesity and food addiction in remission) by following the tools that Prof  Timothy Noakes,  Dr. Gary Fettke, Jason Fung MD, Dr. Zoe Harcombe, Jeffery Gerber, MD, Eric Westman, MD, and Barbara Berkeley, MD have provided. World Wide Subject Matter Experts ROCK.

2. I'm able to use the information and apply my learning from the information presented by subject matter experts to my own genetics and outcomes to avoid diabetes, obesity, and diseases of inflammation. 

3. I'm not waiting for the US government to change to change the food guidelines to get well. When grains and high carb, high processed foods failed to work as evidenced  by painful joints, cystic acne, food addiction, morbid obesity, I took matters into my own hands. 

There's absolutely NO SENSE in waiting for any government to swoop down and pronounce something. There is a HUGE benefit in seeking subject matter experts in the areas where I know I need to improve my health and taking massive action. 

Kudos Prof Noakes for staying the course. Kudos for those providing valuable tools to those of us who need help now, not in 5, 10, or 20 years.  We all need the Prof Tim Noakes of the world to speak out and provide their valuable clinical experience. 

Little Toot needs to tow the sugar boat away!

Now an "Oh no they didn't" entry

Okay, click through to the blog entry. The Gomer Blog is like the Onion for Medical types, so please take it with a grain of salt. It's satire, okay.

As the mother of a teenager, the sugar consumption at all coffee houses is a concern to me. Frequency, amount, your body will need to do something with 59 grams of sugar. It has no choice but to protect your heart, liver, kidneys, and eyes. NO, sugary coffee drinks are NOT an occasional thing for many in Jr. High, High School, and College. It's the dose and frequency. Sugary drinks have already created havoc in young kids.

What's working for me now

1. Black coffee at home and at Starbucks
2. Coconut milk for a coffee whitener, on weekends
3. Stopping sugar substitutes to lose the "sweet" palate

What didn't work for me in the past

1. Getting Low Fat Lattes and thinking I was awesome. I wasn't, I needed to be dairy free
2. Using those flavored creamers thinking I could get into top health with a chemical add-in.
3. Using tons of equal in many cups of coffee thinking it would help me get lean.

Onward. Any thoughts on Prof Noakes and Unicorn Frappuccino's? It's okay to disagree.


  1. I was over the moon when I heard the verdict in the Dr Noakes case!!! Our own Dr Caryn Zinn from Auckland University was one of those who gave evidence in defence of LCHF. We have a few great doctors and scientists here who are standing up and openly talking about LCHF. Just last week Prof Grant Schofield, who is a strong advocate for LCHF, was appointed as the Ministry of Education's first chief education health and nutrition adviser.

    As for those ridiculous drinks available at "coffee shops" - People actually buy them and call them coffee. The frappuccinos have crazy amounts of sugar but they think it's OK because they are not soda??

    1. Hi Lynda! Yes, I was following along when Caryn, Nina T, and Zoe H went over to S. Africa and testified. I'm really excited to see such great subject matter experts that span the whole GLOBE. That makes me so, so happy. Plus, I always think about you. :)

      I had heard about Prof Schofield and I hope that he can make some big headway in the schools and with the families. I know in the US, a better food template is often cited as the one in Brazil. I hope that we can also include New Zealand, too. Starting with the children should help their parents and vice versa.

      Ugh, sugary drinks. All the ugh!

  2. It was indeed great news about Prof Tim Noakes ...

    What a fabulous colour flower that is in your first image!

    All the best Jan

    1. Hi Jan! I figured it would be good news about Prof Noakes. I do hope there can be a tipping point with the case. Fingers crossed.

      The flower is a Wild Mallow, Checker bloom. And I probably have some instagram filters on the photo, so a little enhancement. LOL. :) Thanks for stopping by the blog.

  3. Coffee disguised as an ice cream sundae has been my name for IT for years and years. The women used to walk out of exercise or yoga and cross the street to buy one. There is that still, and yes, also people getting their kids in the habit. People do not seem to realize that most of the habits in their lives now, in one way or another, were started with their family of origin.