(childhood/ adolescence/young adulthood/ adulthood/ pregnancy/ post pregnancy)
Gut Health & IBS
(irritable bowel syndrome)
I am a Registered Dietician based in Sea Point, Cape Town. I also offer online consultations so that individuals can receive nutritional advice no matter how near or far.
I am passionate about helping others develop healthy habits that are sustainable by letting go of restrictions and guilt and focusing on choosing nutritious and delicious foods, as well as prioritizing enjoyed forms of exercise.
I offer eating plans that are flexible and take into account each individual's different requirements, likes and dislikes as well as consistent monitoring and feedback to provide clients with the support they need to reach their goals step by step. I use the latest technology to monitor body composition (TANITA) including segmental body fat, visceral fat, muscle mass and metabolic age.
I also have a passion for prevention of lifestyle diseases and the importance of channelling poor lifestyle behaviours in the youth. Based on this interest, my Masters dissertation investigated beliefs of first year South African female university students relating to weight gain prevention behaviours and weight related constructs. This study provided the basis for what should be included in a future weight gain prevention intervention for first year female students, since this is a high-risk group for weight gain and thus an increased risk for lifestyle disease.
For me, living a healthy lifestyle encompasses being my happiest self, finding joy in the food that I choose to eat, moving in ways that make me feel alive and clear minded and never restricting myself. I mostly choose to eat food that makes me feel energized, satisfied and that will help to keep me regular, but I also sometimes eat food just for pure enjoyment :)
My hobbies basically revolve around food and exercise since this these are what makes my heart sing, including spending hours searching for new delicious recipes, trying out new recipes, wining and dining with friends, travelling the world and discovering new foods and flavours, yoga, long walks or runs in my beautiful city with my husband or friends and group high intensity classes to get the endorphins flowing!
I completed a specialized training course in the FODMAP diet for IBS (2017) and I am part of a team of dieticians in South Africa (EatFit) with special interest in gastrointestinal health.
BSc with majors in physiology & psychology at the University of Witwatersrand (WITS)
BSc Med (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Cape Town (UCT)
MMed Sci Nutrition (UCT)
I completed my community service at Charlotte Maxeke Academic hospital in 2015. My duties involved covering both inpatient wards and outpatient clinics including Slimming clinics, Diabetic clinics (both adults and paediatrics), Lipid clinics, General clinics and Child developmental clinics at the hospital.
I have had 4 years of private practice experience. I started off in Johannesburg (2016), where I opened my first practice in Melrose area. I also worked at King David Linksfield High School, improving the health and wellness of the school. I moved to Cape Town in February 2017 where I started my current private practice in Sea Point, Cape Town.
Association for Dietetics South Africa (ADSA)
Health Professionals council of South Africa (HPCSA), DT 0046230.