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This is a collaboration between some key members of the low  carb community, including Professor Tim Noakes,Dr Gary Fettke, Dr  David Unwin and Dr Eric Westman  and some successful  (N=1 )  (individuals who have recovered their health through good low carb.  nutrition.)

Nutrition Consensus Statement


Consensus Statement 

We believe :

Proper nutrition for humans is A WHOLE FOODS ANIMAL AND PLANT BASED  diet chosen to suit your metabolic health, circumstances and preferences;


Processed foods have contributed to rising chronic ill health; 

We believe that extending the period between food intake is good for health;  and 

Restricting carbohydrates, particularly from processed foods, may enable many individuals with Type 2 diabetes to live with normal blood sugars and may  help others improve many other chronic conditions that are affected by a damaged metabolism.


Why are we MADE A"consensus" statement

Science is complex, it is not settled and it is doubtful that it ever will be because we all have new things to  learn.   Having said  over the last two  hundred years we have understood more and more about health and nutrition but we have made mistakes along the way.   Many of the things we knew got overlooked as we tried to maximise productivity.   We are now paying the price with global epidemics of chronic diseases with seemingly no end in sight.  

Today many of us have found our own way to healthier lifestyles, reversing T2 diabetes or better controlling T1  diabetes or handling myriad other chronic conditions including obesity and improving conditions that have been linked to obesity.   We do not say that our way is the ONLY way,   just that it is a good way.   It is supported not only by basic science and research but also practical experience which has been reproduced in individuals either as patients or simply concerned individuals all over the world.  Our goal is to bring these experiences together into a practical statement about what we believe constitutes excellent human nutrition with regard to the scientific knowedge and best clinical practise today. 

Our goal is to help you improve your own health through good nutrition and if you already did so, help others achieve similar success so that we can all start to recover from the mistakes of the last few years. 


profeSsional stories - Supporters of the consensus statEmenT


Tim Noakes


Tim , himself  has  diet controlled  T2 diabetes. He  has become a world leader in the low carb . community following the successful defence of LCHF (Low Carb High/ healthy fat), al recorded for posterity in deposition hearings describing the extensive science https://thenoakesfoundation.org/news/videos/tim-noakes-hpcsa-deposition-2016-introduction-and-part-1

 Prof Noakes was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1949.  In the early 90s, Noakes teamed up with Morné du Plessis to drive the founding of the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA). The Institute was built to provide a facility that would primarily fund research in sports performance. The application of this research would provide sports personnel of all disciplines with the means to improve. Noakes and du Plessis also wanted to use it as a platform to build public interest in the country’s top sports people and build state pride.

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.

He has a passion for running and is still active, running half marathons when he can.  He is a devoted husband, father and grandfather and now, in his retirement, is enjoying spending more time with his family.

Dr Eric Westman

Eric is Associate professor of medicine, director of the Duke  Lifestyle Medicine Clinic, and medical director of the Duke Center for  Smoking Cessation.  Board certified in internal medicine and obesity  medicine, with a masters degree in clinical research.  His  clinical research and clinical care relate to lifestyle treatments for  obesity, diabetes, and tobacco dependence, and he have over 90  peer-reviewed publications. Eric is currently the president of the American  Society of Bariatric Physicians, and a fellow of the Obesity Society  and the Society of General Internal Medicine. He is co-editor of the  medical textbook, Obesity: Evaluation and Treatment Essentials, and  co-author of The New Atkins for a New You, and Cholesterol Clarity. 

Dr David Unwin

 David  is an award-winning general practitioner (or family doctor) known for pioneering the low-carb approach in his profession in the UK.

In 2016 he won the prestigious NHS Innovator of the Year award for his work with diabetes patients. On top of that, Dr. Unwin is the medical advisor at the popular Low Carb Program and is doing his best to spread knowledge about low carb among doctors, dietitians and nurses.

In 2017/18, his practice saved £57,000 on drugs for type 2 diabetes, hypertension and other conditions by offering patients a dietary alternative to medications.

Recently Dr. Unwin was named the ninth most influential general practitioner in the UK by GP magazine Pulse. Moreover, he is Clinical Expert in Diabetes at Fellowship of the UK Royal College of General Practitioners where he was elected as a Fellow in 2008.

Dr. Unwin has also written several peer-reviewed papers to strengthen the science behind low-carb diets. 

He collaborates closely with  https://www.dietdoctor.com  and together they have created a free video course for doctors with practical tips about using low carb with patients. Dr Unwin has also published a free and popular 20 minutes long Royal College of General Practice screencast about management of type 2 diabetes in adults. His "spoonfuls of sugar "  presentations showing how different foods affect blood sugars, has now been adopted by NICE 

Dr Gary Fettke


Gary is an Orthopaedic Surgeon practising  in Tasmania, Australia.  He has a longstanding interest in the  preventative aspects of health outcome and particularly before operating  on patients.

A Lower Carbohydrate and Higher natural Fat (LCHF) diet has achieved  remarkable results in weight and Diabetes control for many patients and  Gary has felt compelled to continue his own education and pass that on  to the broader community.

That public health message of recommending consumption of fresh,  local and seasonal ‘real’ food and avoiding processed foods high in  sugar, refined carbohydrates and polyunsaturated oils has resulted  repeated complaints by anonymous dietitians to the Medical Board of  Australia.

#isupportgary is a platform set up to question   his ‘silencing’ of Dr. Gary Fettke, a following his  two and a half year investigation by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for talking about nutrition.

Gary was cleared of all trumed u charges by the National AHPRA medical board after 4 1/2 years.