Professional Training in LCHF /
Ketogenic Patient Treatment

9 – 10 February 2018
Event Details

Professional Training in LCHF / Ketogenic Patient Treatment

9 – 10 February 2018

Cape Town, South Africa

Guest Speakers

Prof Timothy Noakes

LCHF for all South Africans & The role of Statins

[read more=”Click here to Read Bio” less=”Read Less”] Prof Noakes was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1949. As a youngster, he had a keen interest in sport and attended Diocesan College in Cape Town. Following this, he studied at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and obtained an MBChB degree in 1974, an MD in 1981 and a DSc (Med) in Exercise Science in 2002. 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 16 000 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.


Dr Hassina Kajee  

Obesity in a medical HCU – who are we actually saving?

[read more=”Click here to Read Bio” less=”Read Less”]When she’s not at the frontline battling lifestyle related medical emergencies, this specialist physician is busy concocting delectable LCHF snacks and meals for her husband and 2 young children. A keen foodie- she believes ALL meals should be a gastronomic delight regardless of your waistline or budget. With a family history of insulin resistance, Dr Hassina Kajee is committed to preventing illness rather than curing. With the obesity epidemic on the increase and the rising cost of living, she remains optimistic that with some re-education and imagination, real food will once again be the intelligent choice. Dr Kajee is currently working on a study comparing weight loss in female populations of mixed race ancestry following LCHF and HCLF diets. [/read]

Dr James Smith

A low carbohydrate high fat diet for managing type 2 diabetes – Results from the RCT

[read more=”Click here to Read Bio” less=”Read Less”] Dr Smith is a research officer at the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM) in the Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town. He completed his PhD in Exercise Science at the University of Cape Town in 2008 on the topic of ‘The role of CaM-Kinase and Myocyte Enhancer Factor-2 in exercise-induced expression of a glucose transporter protein (GLUT4) in skeletal muscle.’ He is a member of the health and well-being ESSM research group and has a particular interest in the effect of a low carbohydrate, high fat diet on health, metabolism and exercise performance. Some of Dr Smith’s other published papers include ‘Gluconeogenesis during endurance exercise in cyclists habituated to a long-term low carbohydrate high fat diet’ (The Journal oh Physiology 2016)and ‘Metabolic costs of running is greater on a treadmill with a stiffer running platform’ (Journal of Sports Sciences 2016). Dr Smith is currently working on a study into insulin resistance, metabolism and diet related factors in middle aged overweight endurance runners which aims to understand why some runners gain weight while others remain lean and understand responses to a low carbohydrate high fat diet in terms of weight management, health and endurance performance. [/read]

Tamzyn Murphy Campbell

Treating obesity using an LCHF Diet

[read more=”Click here to Read Bio” less=”Read Less”] Tamzyn is a registered dietitian. Tamzyn graduated with BSc Medical Honours degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Cape Town in 2009 after obtaining her BSc in Biochemistry, Physiology, Nutrition and Psychology from Stellenbosch University.
She has spent the past six years working in training and education, customer relations, website content management and development of nutritional supplements, functional foods and marketing material at a leading nutraceutical firm. She is also nutrition editor at Health Intelligence magazine for over five years. [/read]

Bridget Surtees

The Ketogenic Diet and Epilepsy

[read more=”Click here to Read Bio” less=”Read Less”]Bridget has 18 years’ experience as a clinical dietitian and has worked with people of all ages from neonates to the elderly. Her areas of expertise include paediatric nutrition, eating disorders and nutritional therapy for people with features of the metabolic syndrome (obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure). She has her own private practice Nutrition4Kids ( where she continues to see paediatric patients. In 2014 Bridget and Tamzyn opened Real Food Dietitians.
Bridget is registered with Discovery to conduct Vitality Nutrition Assessments, including the Vitality Baby for during pregnancy and afterwards in baby’s first year.

Dr Glen Hagerman

LCHF Diets in Recreational and Elite Endurance Athletes

[read more=”Click here to Read Bio” less=”Read Less”] Glen qualified as a doctor at UCT in 1988 after which he studied for a Diploma in Anaesthetics through The College of Medicine, SA. In 1998 he completed a Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine (MMedSci) at UKZN. He is currently President of the South African Sports Medicine Association. Glen is the Managing Director of Sharks Medical (Pty) Ltd. In 1999 and 2000 he was the team physician to The Sharks. He has been their medical advisor since 2001, and currently convenes The Sharks Match Day Medical Panel.
Glen sits on the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDS) tribunal, the SAIDS Appeals Committee and the SA Rugby Medical Association Committee. He is a member of the International Sports Medicine’s (FIMS) Council of Delegates and has published original research in the South African Journal of Emergency Medicine, the South African Medical Journal and the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Dr Bernard Brom

Integrative medicine and Food choices

[read more=”Click here to Read Bio” less=”Read Less”] Integrative medicine: Bernard Brom qualified as a medical doctor in 1965. While specializing in gastroenterology. He started an integrative medical practice. He very soon specialized in the non-drug treatment of ill-health, and after studying Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), herbal medicine and homeopathy realised that conventional medicine’s focus on disease had moved doctors away from lifestyle management and how to support health.
Dr Brom was chairman of the South African Acupuncture Medical Association and the founder and chairman of the South African Society of Integrative Medicine (SASIM). He was also one of the founders and the first Chairman of the Traditional and Natural Health Alliance, an organization working towards a balanced and appropriate regulatory process for natural products.
He has also written extensively on integrative medicine, both in medical journals and in his monthly newsletters. He founded the Complementary Medicine Journal in 1996 which became the Journal of Natural Medicine in 2000.[/read]

Bridgette Allan

Day to day challenges patients face in implementing and complying with a low carb lifestyle

[read more=”Click here to Read Bio” less=”Read Less”]Bridgette Allan is a registered nurse and midwife in private practice in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, and a Certified Banting Coach with The Real Meal Revolution. Her core focus is helping clients correct disease through nutrition and healthy lifestyle changes. Although she loved the medical world and the related science, she often felt that the art of treating the patient holistically was lacking. This drove her to take up studies in alternative healing and she qualified in Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Colour therapy, and a number of massage modalities.
The more involved she became with healthcare the more apparent it was that we are, to a large extent, what we eat. She has personal experience with the healing powers of food having corrected her own ill health through diet. Bridgette is co-author of top selling books ” The Banting Solution” and ” The Banting Pocket Guide”
With years of experience in both the medical and complementary health fields, Bridgette, is a firm believer in taking an integrative approach to healing and ensures a high level of professionalism and integrity in her practice.


Dr Neville Willington

Treating T2D with nutrition instead of medicine

[read more=”Click here to Read Bio” less=”Read Less”] Neville is a South African GP and managing practitioner at Kenilworth Medicross. He has been working in medicine for over 21 years, with paediatrics and diabetes among his main passions. He completed a two year Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes in 2012 and now runs a Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology (CDE), overseeing 3 doctors, a diabetes educator and a dietician. Neville is a staunch advocate of a low-carb lifestyle and uses low carbohydrate lifestyles to help in treating his patients with diabetes. [/read]

Dr Theologides

[read more=”Click here to Read Bio” less=”Read Less”]After graduation from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1994, Dr Theologides gained experience in Johannesburg before relocating to Cape Town at the end of 1995. In 1996 she was offered a lecturing post at the University of Stellenbosch while specialising in Paediatrics, a 4 year degree, completed in 3 years. She has a Masters in Anaesthetics and Sedation in Children. She is the only practicing specialised Paediatric dentist in the Western Cape. She joined Camps Bay Dental Studio, where she has been exclusively since 2001. Having studied both within the dental and medical fields she recognised a big chasm between not only these two disciplines but also within the specialities of western medicine. Her dream has been to move away from the fragmented approach of modern western medicine and to return to a holistic approach where specialists who have mastered their fields are brought together to work as a team for the patient’s wellbeing. Her combined post-graduate specialty in children; training in Functional Medicine, training as a HAYS Practitioner (Heal Your Life, Heal Your Body) and Kinesiology, plus 19 years of being a parent, allow her to truly offer a holistic perspective on being a woman, parenting and raising children.[/read]

Adam Pike

The legal aspects of nutritional advice depending on your​ ​profession​ ​&​ ​how​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​professional​ ​standards​ ​are​ ​met

[read more=”Click here to Read Bio” less=”Read Less”]Adam Pike is the founder of Pike Law – a specialist corporate and commercial law firm based in Constantia in the Western Cape of South Africa. Adam holds BA, LLB and LLM degrees from the University of Cape Town. His LLM, attained from the School of Advanced Legal Studies at the University of Cape Town, focused on commercial and corporate law, particularly corporate governance and securities. He specialises in the implementation of corporate actions and transactions, and is a member the Law Society of the Cape of Good Hope, the Institute of Directors (Southern Africa), and the Corporate Lawyers Association of South Africa.[/read]

Andre Obradovic

Motivation & Mindfulness

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Andre’s mission is to inspire people to optimise every aspect of their life. An ex military/corporate executive with over 30 years experience in leadership and coaching, today Andre helps people achieve their goals, with a very strong focus on improving his clients health, habits, relationship with food and physicality. Endurance sports and Health are his main passions. He is a USA and Australian certified Triathlon Coach, a certified personal trainer, and executive coach. He has run 8 Marathons he competes in 70.3 Triathlons and is training for his first Full Ironman. His aim in working with TNF is to drive change in our world with respect to eating better, optimised health covering the mental, physical and emotional. [/read]

Marika Sboros

Cancer & Nutrition

[read more=”Click here to Read Bio” less=”Read Less”]Marika Sboros is one of South Africa’s top writers on medicine for health in body and mind. She started her career in South Africa at the Rand Daily Mail as a hard news general reporter, with a special interest in politics and religion.

Most recently, she worked for Business Day for eight years, the country’s most influential English-language daily business publication. She set up and edited Health News, Business Day’s first dedicated broadsheet weekly health publication. Marika also built the health and travel sections for the BizNews website. She has worked in radio on her own health programmes. She has an eclectic interest in food, medicine, health and healing in body and mind. Human bio individuality being what it is, Marika says that no diet is a one-size-fits-all. Marika also says that nutrition science is as much art as science.
She began writing on low-carb, healthy, high-fat (LCHF) lifestyles more intensively in recent years.  That was after she became aware of the virulent nature of attacks on LCHF pioneer University of Cape Town scientist Prof Tim Noakes.  She is co-author with Professor Tim Noakes of Lore of Nutrition, Challenging Conventional Dietary Advice (Penguin), and is the publisher and editor of the nutrition blog[/read]
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