Home > Diet and nutrition > News News All sections in Diet and Nutrition » Beverages » Healthy Diets » Healthy foods » Nutrition Basics » The Immune System » Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements » Weight loss » Diet and Nutrition News » Food Safety Low carb diet no flash in the pan - Noakes The banting diet is anything but a fad, Professor Tim Noakes has said during testimony before the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » Your quick guide to Banting 10 foods with hidden fat Why coconut milk may not be so good for you Currently coconut milk is all the rage. DietDoc highlights the pros and cons of this new 'elixir of health'. 30% of SA kids don't have packed lunches According to WHO, fizzy drinks and fast foods are the main cause of child obesity in South Africa. If parents packed their children's lunches, it could curb salt and sugar intake. But most families don't have enough food to do this. ADSA comments on the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans The Association for Dietetics in South Africa and two nutrition experts unpack the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, looking at the similarities and differences with the South African Food Based Dietary Guidelines. HPCSA to say why they instituted a disciplinary inquiry against Noakes On day two of the trial between the HPCSA and Tim Noakes all that happened is that they have to give written reasons why Noakes needs to be disciplined. Bariatric surgery Part I – the positive aspects DietDoc explains how bariatric operations reduce weight and cause substantial improvements in diabetes and heart disease risk. “ Latest comment on Health24 Mundus Uys says... "A judge's order is only enforceable if you accept it."? Give me a break. This is the problem when something is controversial - there is a lot of denials, exaggerations, half... Dagga for pets in pain? ” How to protect kids against obesity The statistics for the increase in overweight in kids younger than 5 years old are a cause for concern, particularly in the developing world. DietDoc explains how to combat this problem. Why you should never cook with sunflower oil For decades we’ve been cooking with vegetable oils such as sunflower oil, believing it is healthier than cooking with fat and butter. Scientists in the UK have shown that sunflower oil, especially, can become cancerous when heated. 5 lessons on becoming the ultimate you Today we are giving you some insight into the practical advice and lessons from those who have successfully applied these principles. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Why probiotics are beneficial for IBS Hearing aids on a windy day? No problem! A step-by-step guide on how to do pelvic floor exercises correctly Live healthier Perfect parent » Parents boost kids' social skills Parent with ADHD? Why baby wakes at the night Top tips on parenting Browse through Health24's parenting guide for all you need to know about parenthood. Strong, healthy hair » 10 interesting facts about your hair Weird remedies for hair loss Causes of hair loss Healthy hair diet Sound nutrition can improve the health of your hair and give you lustrous locks.