We have probably all heard the rather patronising expression “It’s so simple even a child could understand it”, when comes to understanding more about nutrition than governments and health ‘experts’, twelve year old Gabriel Van Wesemael has certainly proven this.
In 2015 he was diagnosed as a Type 1 Diabetic which changed his life for ever but, with the help of a knowledgeable doctor he discovered the benefits of a low carb diet. He set out to create a networking platform to help diabetics to access the resources for starting their own low carb diet and even produced a series of enlightening short documentaries including one with his hero Prof. Tim Noakes (below) who invited him to become an Official Friend of The Noakes Foundation.
In ‘My Visit to the Vet’ Gabriel was interested to know how vets treat Diabetic pets, so he went to talk to Dr Ronald Corbee a European Specialist in Veterinary and Comparitive Nutrition at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands who revealed some surprising disparities between the treatment of humans and animals with Type 1 Diabetes.
The following video covers Gabriel’s opportunity to interview Prof. Tim Noakes after he invited him to be an ‘Official Friend’ of the Noakes Foundation. Prof. Noakes is a professor of Sports Science and Nutrition at The University of Cape Town and he is a Type 2 Diabetic and on the Low Carb High Fat – LCHF Lifestyle. He is also author of the book ‘The real Meal Revolution’.
Further reading on LCHF for Type 1 diabetics https://www.diabetes.co.uk/pioneers/richard-bernstein.html