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Professor Tim Noakes doesn't have the necessary qualifications to dole out advice to breastfeeding mothers, a dietary expert has said at his HPCSA hearing.
I haven't come across guidelines advocating weaning leading to a LCHF diet - Vorster.
When questioned on the suitability, Vorster said she would question the need to put a healthy child on such a diet.
Mapholisa: DO you agree that carbs are not
essential? Vorster: It is not classified as an essential nutrient.
Dietary fibre is not classified as a nutrient, but it is a carb. Definition
of essential nutrient is those which cannot be syntheised in the body
and need to be taken in through your diet.
It is very important for health, Vorster said.
writes: "I followed the banting lifestyle through my first pregnancy. And had a wonderfully healthy pregnancy with no exhaustion or cravings. I have now been breastfeeding my son for 14 months, and have also weaned him onto the same lifestyle.
"Take note however that nowhere does Prof Noakes ever suggest putting your child into a Ketotonic state, in fact using the Raising Superheroes book by Jonno Proudfoot and Prof Noakes, they even suggest using certain carbs.
"The main thing with having an infant on banting, is cutting out processed and refined carbs and sugars. I am now in fact 5 months pregnant and still breastfeeding my son, and again have been perfectly healthy with no cravings and again feeling full of energy and well.
"And I am sure that I have no cravings as my body is lacking in nothing as I am getting everything my body and baby(s) need in order to sustain us all three.
"I even believe that I managed to fall pregnant due to banting, as I have suffered with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) for 10 years prior to banting, and after many treatments and unsuccessful attempts to fall pregnant, I read the original Real Meal Revolution where there is a section on PCOS and started the LCHF lifestyle.
"I fell pregnant 3 months later."
Mapholisa asks JS if there is any truth to
collusion between HPCSA and ADSA against the respondent, JS responds
that she is not aware of anything of the sort, that there is no truth to
this and it is speculative.
Cross examination of Julsing-Strydom is complete.
#TimNoakes Banting snacks available for all the banters. MM pic.twitter.com/V9eqV58K3e— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) November 24, 2015
#TimNoakes Banting snacks available for all the banters. MM pic.twitter.com/V9eqV58K3e
Van der Nest provides more evidence of possible collusion between @HPCSA_ and @ADSA_RD against @ProfTimNoakes #NoakesHPCSA— Marika Sboros (@MarikaSboros) November 24, 2015
Van der Nest provides more evidence of possible collusion between @HPCSA_ and @ADSA_RD against @ProfTimNoakes #NoakesHPCSA
The dieticians appear bitter and resentful according to the engagement on the comment section, VDN says.
Dieticians don't resent Noakes or that he is a celebrity, JS insisted. They don't agree with what he advocated for infants.
Her practice is Nutritional Solutions, which
consists of eight dietitians. On its blog, it writes that it attended a
talk by Noakes for first hand info on what he advocates.
Dowdy and backward - this is how the writer perceived Noakes impression of dietetics.
Five days before the charge was laid, this was the view of her and her colleagues, VDN pointed out.
Dieticians were unhappy with Noakes, VDN said. Yes, replies JS. After years of trying to engage Noakes and
reach consensus, as well as asking for evidence, the charge was a last
resort after it reached a vulnerable group - infants, JS said.
Dietitians are not resentful, they want paediatric
guidelines which backs up Noakes's claims, JS continued.
Tim Noakes' lawyer is now implying the reason dieticians' organisation laid complaint against Noakes is cos they are sponsored by Big Cereal— Rebecca Davis (@becsplanb) November 24, 2015
Tim Noakes' lawyer is now implying the reason dieticians' organisation laid complaint against Noakes is cos they are sponsored by Big Cereal
Leenstra said there was "too much conflicting
information!!!" Van der Nest said, reading the tweets. She decided to
go with the dietitian's advice.
ADSA funded by members and sponsors, VDN said. Sponsors include Kellogg's, Pronutro, Equisweet, Unilever.
Mapholisa objects, questioning the relevance.
She believed Leenstra was misled by Noakes' information, JS (Julsing-Strydom) said.
JS says she just wanted to help Leenstra. She spoke to Leenstra telephonically and told her not to do LCHF diet. She didn't charge her because Leenstra was not her patient, JS said.
Julsing-Strydom reiterates that Noakes is
a trusted medical practitioner.
He is highly regarded and people
believe what he says to be 100% true, she says. According to literature, this [his
diet] is not true.
"Maybe I overreacted," Julsing-Strydom
concedes on the tweer, but argued that Noakes could have lodged a
complaint against her if he took exception to their interaction.
(Noakes's) Tweets contradict guidelines, and health practitioners are led by these guidelines, she urges.
The ADSA had had meetings with Noakes in 2013 to discuss the fact that he was "not giving evidence-based advice". She said she believed the information was dangerous.
Van Der Nest asked Julsing-Strydom if she believed it
is correct that someone who has a view considered unconventional should
be struck off the roll.
says no. But he needs to prove his opinion, she insisted.
Is it your habit to do tweets all in capital letters with exclamation marks, Van der Nest asked Julsing-Strydom.
"I am horrified, how can you give advice
like this?" Julsing-Strydom had tweeted Noakes on 6 February 2014. This
after Ellmer had tweeted her advice to Leenstra.
Famous or infamous, we all know someone on the LCHF eating plan, so Food24
undertook a survey in October last year to ask some simple questions.
There were an incredible 7,359 respondents over a two-week period,
the majority of which were between the ages of 30 – 45 and female
(68.98%). There were those in in their fifties undertaking the diet
(11.93%) – with the “missing in actions” below the ages of 23.
“My little one is thriving on the banting way of eating. Best thing that could have happened for her.
“To understand this witch hunt of Tim we need to understand the motives of the accusers. With all their science they don't seem to make any headway against the obesity and poor health of our nation.
“If I had a weight problem there is no ways I would go to any of them for advice. Theirs is a money making model that ensures lifelong enslavement to a continuous cycle of dieting it seems,” Louis van Zyl tells News24.
News24 user Antoinette Jordaan tells us: “I used to have great respect for Tim Noakes, but his one size fits all approach is really wrong.
“And to tell parents to not breastfeed their kids? This is how nature designed it to work, yet now suddenly this man wants to tell us that nature was wrong?
“I think that each person must find the eating programme that works for them, from an emotional and from a dietary perspective. You take away my carbs, I will probably break down emotionally!”
Noakes's lawyer now cross-examining Van der Nest. The lawyer says: The tweet was addressed to the co-author of the Real Meal Revolution as well as Noakes.
Sally-Ann Creed: Committee will later "learn a little more about Twitter". Van der Nest admits he knows very little about Twitter.
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