Noakes has run more than 70 marathons.
He has attended University of Cape Town and Diocesan College. He received his MBChB, MD and DSc.
In the 1990's he helped found the Sports Science Institute of South Africa.
He is the author of the "Lore of Running". In this book, he states that a diet in fat and low carbs is best.
He has challenged that there is a central governor in exercise. That indicates a particular organ dictates how long, fast and hard someone can exercise.
His work has been published in the 1985 journal of "Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise".
Noakes' diet has been tested and proven to help lose weight and feel better physically.
He was awarded a Doctorate in Science in 2002.
In the condition called "Exercise-associated hyponatremia", he is the leading researcher today.
His diet is more commonly known today as the "Paleo Diet".
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