Tim Noakes Wins: A Victory for South African Health

Banting his way through a massive 13-0 victory, Professor Tim Noakes can embrace immense relief after the final verdict of not-guilty came through on 8th June, 2018.

We fought the battle for the health of all South Africans” said Noakes, “Now you know the truth; that you have been misinformed for 50 years. We all have been and the consequences on our health have been dire.

After nearly 4 years of unjustified questioning and battle, it is finally over -- the case against Tim Noakes' "unconventional" dietary advice over Twitter has been closed and he won in memorable fashion.

I consider this a major victory for, not only South African health, but world health. Tim is one of the most respected scientists in his field and the fact that he was willing to give up his medical license to fight this battle tells you everything you need to know.

"Being found not guilty for a second time is victory celebrated by many South Africans and people over the world fighting for the truth. It is a victory towards better health for everyone." 

I had the privilege to listen to a relieved Prof speak on the Saturday morning after the verdict. We were at a CrossFit Health talk held at Cape CrossFit in Gardens, Cape Town. The smile and relief felt from him was incredible.

I truly have immense respect for what this man has done. Conventional dietary wisdom is failing us in a big way and we need individuals like Tim to take the stand.

Noakes said: “We fought this battle for two primary reasons. First to retrieve my academic and scientific legacy that has been so cruelly harmed by the actions of, amongst many others, senior members of the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Cape Town. Second to ensure that all South Africans finally know this truth."