What’s going on with ADSA and Tim Noakes?

South Africa, like many countries around the world, is facing an obesity crisis. Tim Noakes has proposed that a low carbohydrate way of eating is the solution and has recommended this to a wide number of people without always doing a full assessment to see if this is appropriate for each individual. One such recommendation he made was a tweet to a mother encouraging her to wean her child onto a low carbohydrate diet. The president of the Association of Dietetics in South Africa(ADSA), Claire Julsing-Strydom, laid a complaint with the HPCSA against Tim for this tweet. To read more information on the case which is still in progress, please click here to read this statement from ADSA.