What is the Bogus Diet?
A diet that is high in fat and low in carbohydrate. This is the diet that doctors are trained to dismiss, which infuriates dieticians, who stick rigidly to the 'prudent diet' with lots of cereal grains.
Tim Noakes, UCT Professor of Sports Science, wanted to lose 6 kilos before travelling to speak to elite athletes in Sweden. He followed the Bogus Diet and........ thrived on it.
It's not for everyone, but Professor Noakes explains the benefits of increasing fat and eliminating cereals and the side effects and risks of the 'prudent diet'.
Youtube won't let me embed the video, so find it here.
The Bogus Diet he followed was researched and further developed by 3 medical authors. One of them is Dr Eric C Westman (President elect of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians). Dr Westman is interviewed here:
The same criticisms are levelled at this approach as before. This view of health and major diseases in the human population are part of a well honed dogma, which must not be challenged. I wrote about this before using the analogy of Flat Earth, here and here. It took a long time for our ancestors to recognise that our planet is round and orbits the sun. We're still waiting for medical orthodoxy to catch up with the science.
Professor Noakes is my hero. Finally someone has written a rigorous book about hydration. It's called 'Waterlogged' and mentions my hobby horse, the health risks of dilution of electrolytes by the advice: 'the more water you drink, the better'.