By Marika Sboros

Prof Tim Noakes

Prof Tim Noakes

If I didn’t know better, I’d think that the HPCSA’s legal team and its star witness, dietitian Claire Styrdom, were  Trojan horses for Prof Tim Noakes. The first day of the HPCSA’s hearing against Noakes in Cape Town in November 2015 could not have gone better for him if he had scripted it that way.

The charge follows a complaint Strydom lodged with the HPCSA for a single tweet Noakes made in February 2014. It it, he opined that low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) foods were good first foods for infant weaning. Here’s what went down on the first day: