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Real Food on Trial continues the true and shocking story of a world-first: the unprecedented prosecution and persecution of Professor Tim Noakes, a distinguished scientist and medical doctor, in a case that stretched over more than four years. All for a single tweet giving his opinion on nutrition. Noakes and investigative journalist Marika Sboros have added up-to-date, robust scientific evidence in support of his views that launched the case against him.

©2019 Dr. Tim Noakes and Marika Sboros (P)2019 Tantor

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Brilliant

This book shows how the denial of the low carb benefits by the food industry and their minions in the so called health professions will never be able to trump the real science. It is only a matter of time before the people of the world will see this complete failure of those deniers to help us to be healthier people. The industries that are making us addicted to their garbage food will suffer in the end instead of the people.
Prof Noakes suffered greatly because evil people had a beef with him exposing the truth of their failings to truly help the people of South Africa and the world through proper human nutrition.

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  • Dirk101
  • 31-12-2019

Brilliant Exposé

It is frightingly brilliant.
it is hard and sad to see the writing etched against the wall.
You have been lied to.
You are being deceived.

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  • Lewis Perez
  • 11-02-2020

A 20 hour therapy session.

Let me start by saying that I agree with almost everyone Dr. Tim Noakes and his co author Marika Sboros have to say about nutrition science and the real culprit of the diseases of civilization that have cropped up during this century. And yes, I agree Noakes was a victim here but he never lets you forget it. It's not quite whining, but it's close and the defensiveness in the book blunts the main message he has which again, I think is correct. In the end, I liked the story, liked the book, but didn't like the person.

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  • Patrick Brown
  • 02-03-2021

The Truth will prevail

Until more doctors like Tim speak out about the truth-the Food and Pharmaceutical industry's influence on nutrition guidelines, we will continue to be sick.

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  • justfitz
  • 06-01-2021

A treatise on what's wrong with modern medicine

Professor Noakes will go down in history as a hero. What an ordeal. Every physician or dietitian who has ever parroted the low-fat, low-calorie, high-carbohydrate message to patients in the belief it's best for health should be required to read this book, or at least watch the videos of testimony provided at this trial (which can be found online). It's like a master class on human metabolism.

This book is not an easy read; it's dense, but for good reason. The narrators don't always get the pronunciations right; forr example, the male narrator mispronounced "remuneration" ("mun-" from the Latin word for money) as "renumeration" several times. But the quality of narration otherwise was very good.

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  • Olga
  • 09-04-2020

Scientific truth prevails. Insulin resistance solution.

Highly Inspiring and enlightening story of a courageous scientist who dared to change his mind based on the newly discovered evidence, was witch-hunted and emerged victorious! Thanks to people like Tim our world has hope! So much research is not done or hidden because of the financial interests. So many brilliant people are prosecuted for their success if financial interests are in stake. Yet Dr Noakes and Tim’s Angels exist!!! My heart is singing!

The book is chock full of science and rabbit holes to pursue.

Many of the facts, experts and references are very familiar to me thanks to my 20 years of nutrition studies. Some of the references mentioned in the book are on my “must read” list for the nutritionist I mentor.

I am going to dig through the names and studies mentioned and I am sure that it will make my health coaching even more solid.

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  • 07-02-2021

Chapter 17 & 18 are an absolute MUST-LISTEN!

If you need to be convinced about a LCHF or Keto lifestyle then this is a must listen. The evidence is absolutely overwhelming and proved in court. The whole book is a great listen but for anyone who's short of time or patience I would highly recommend listening to chapter 17 & 18 first, These chapters can stand on their own. Totally amazing. I can't wait for Tim Noakes to publish more detailed evidence. It's about time the rest of the wold wakes up. When you're done with this book go and listen to The Carnivore Code by Paul Saladino MD before you eat any more plants. Listen carefully because this is powerful stuff. (PS: I have no connection with either of these authors)

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  • T R
  • 12-08-2020

A must read for anyone interested in the truth

Tim tells us that ‘science is never settled’ but his natural inquisitiveness got him into serious trouble. Professor Tim Noakes is one of the worlds greatest researchers and his willingness to admit his prior mistakes and process new information leaves other scientists in the dust shackled to their biases. This kind of openness should advance science and prevent stagnation within the field of nutrition but sadly it was met with egocentric derision and ultimately a legal ambush. Fortunately, common sense prevailed after a thorough examination of the literature. The Dietetics association of SA and their stooges should hang their heads in shame, how dare they prevent the advances that the world so desperately needs to protect their sponsors and other vested industries? This is a must read for those looking to understand the truth behind the crippling of nutrition science and the people’s health by vested interests that are happy wallowing within the status quo while they sell us their palliative drugs with horrible side effects. Thank God for Tim Noakes and journalist, Marika Sboros, who had the will to stand up to these Goliath bullies.

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  • Amazonfan
  • 24-12-2019

A Gripping Real-Life Courtroom Thriller....

..... combined with cutting edge science and tons of common sense. What a fantastic book! Reading often like a fast-paced thriller, this true story of a modern-day David and Goliath struggle set in early 21st Century South Africa is a fascinating read, and the Audible version is extremely well produced and narrated. I loved this book and rate it as one of my top reads ever.
The revolutionary dietary science in it may just incidentally, change your life, save your life or simply help you be a much healthier person.

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  • Hawkir
  • 26-07-2021

Reads like a thriller

Although the whole book is interesting and eye opening, part three contains a lot of the science behind high fat and real food recommendations. Forget what you think you know about saturated fat. Vegans will probably be the most difficult to convince. We have been bamboozled by the (added) sugar and carbs industry for too long. They are killing us.

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  • Dublin Buyer
  • 04-06-2021

Important but Bloated.

An important book that should have been pared down by at least one third of its length.

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  • Julian B
  • 19-05-2021

Very dry, and unengaging performance of an important case

But I would really like to know have a book that focuses so much on the low carbohydrate diet, do they get a female narrator that can’t actually pronounce the word. It’s actually hilarious how she pronounces it I was in hysterics by the end!

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  • Richard B
  • 25-11-2020

The standard by which all Audible Books should be judged

Fascinating insight into the science, politics and history of the modern diet. Throughly enjoyable and high production values.

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  • Rad
  • 16-11-2020

Very Revealing

This is a long story of a sad justice trial which shows corporations corruption touching ever areas of our lives.
Not everyone is able to stand a trial against this injustice but Dr. Tim Noakes has the nerve, means and mainly the support of many to get job done.

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  • f2f
  • 28-12-2019

Thank you to the wonderful Tim Noakes

I loved the science and the history of human nutrition. The extensive review of the research and explanation in a easy to digest format.
The narration was starchy but I got used to it.
So much information I need to listen again. Highly recommend.

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