Private Practice Consultations
The doors to my private practice, at Westville Hospital in Durban KZN, opened in 2010. With a love for healthy food and a passion for nutrition education, I enjoy helping my clients improve the nutritional quality of their diets. I encourage a focus on nourishment rather than restriction. The human body is fascinating and I firmly believe if people knew how hard the body works each day, healthy eating would be both easy and enjoyable.
While healthy food is any food that offers you more nutrients than harmful additions such as excessive salt, sugar or saturated fats, a diet is simply a habitual eating pattern. To a achieve a healthy diet therefore requires the habitual intake of nutrient dense foods. My motto #benourished is a simple one but does require knowledge, consistency, organisation and motivation.
Registered dietitians are qualified in the science of nutrition and the communication of that science to individuals or groups of people. Dietitians educate clients and patients on evidence based nutrition findings for optimal nutrient intake, health promotion and disease prevention or management. Dietitians take many factors into account when planning menu guides (see graphic below) and we pride ourselves in individuality when consulting with clients and preparing meal plans.
Individuals, with or without health ailments, can benefit from dietary intervention from a dietitian for improved long term quality of life. As a dietitian registered with the Healthcare Professions Council of South Africa I offer individual consultation for assistance with the following:
Individual dietary counselling:
- diabetes (type 1 and 2)
- high cholesterol
- polycystic ovarian syndrome
- gestational diabetes
- pregnancy health
- complementary feeding (introduction to solids)
- childhood obesity
- picky eating with failure to thrive
- coeliac disease
- weight loss
- weight gain
All services can be viewed here on the online booking page. Please note that you will receive an appointment reminder via email from the Centre of Paediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology if you book online.
- Body Composition
- Diet History
- Medical History, Blood Results or Tests
- Health Related Goals
- Lifestyle (family, exercise, work, hobbies, travel)
Analysis Report: Body Composition and Diet History
Treatment Plan: Individualised Menu Planner, Portion Guide, Recipes and Nutrition Manual (Condition or Goal Specific)
Consultation fees for private practice consultations:
While medical rates are charged, accounts will only be submitted to medical aid if prior arrangement is made. Medical Aids only cover consults with a doctor’s referral. Please settle accounts with cash or via Zapper. There is unfortunately no card payment facility. If you wish to pay via Zapper before your consult, the code is below.
- Menu Development
- Tuck Shop Make-Over Guide
- E Book: Introduction to Solids
- Media Writing & Product Reviews
- Corporate Wellness
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