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Karen Thomson is the founder of the Harmony Eating & Lifestyle Program (HELP), the world’s first inpatient programme treating carbohydrate and sugar as an addiction. This programme is run in conjunction with Prof. Tim Noakes and the Harmony Addictions Clinic. Karen also sits on the panel of experts for Australian sugar crusader Sarah Wilson’s online program, I Quit Sugar. Karen has been interviewed for various television health programmes such as Dr Michael Mol and Doctor’s Orders. She has also been featured in articles relating to sugar addiction in Cosmopolitan, YOU Magazine, Women’s Health and Sarie.
About Prof. Noakes
Professor Timothy Noakes is professor of exercise and sports science at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He has run more than 70 marathons and ultra-marathons, and is the author of the running book Lore of Running. Over the past thirty years Prof. Noakes has contributed significantly to the scientific literature through his exploration of topical exercise science and sports medicine issues including marathon running and the heart, the biochemical and physiological parameters of endurance athletes, sudden death during endurance exercise, injuries in rugby players, understanding what makes African runners so fast and water intoxication in endurance runners. By nature of his chosen field of academia and his active participation in endurance sports, Tim is not only interested in the theory of sports science, he lives it.