ProfessorTimNoakes will find out today whether he will lose his right to practise. The doctor and UCT professor faces a charge of unprofessional conduct for giving unconventional advice to a breastfeeding mother. ?
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CAPE TOWN - Controversial health guru Professor Tim Noakes was found not guilty on unprofessional conduct charges.
The HPCSA found no proof that Noakes was guilty of unprofessional conduct for advice he gave to a breastfeeding mother.
Prof Tim Noakes raises his fist and then holds his head in his hands with relief @ not guilty verdict. noakestrial— Annika Larsen (@AnnikaLarsen1) April 21, 2017
HPCSA rules TimNoakes was not acing as a medical professional but as an LCHF author . Not guilty of unprofessional conduct.— Annika Larsen (@AnnikaLarsen1) April 21, 2017
He advised the woman to wean her baby onto a low-carb, high-fat diet.
The Association of Dietetics in South Africa then filed a complaint with the Health Professions Council.
The Association says the diet is not in line with accepted international and local guidelines for feeding babies.