I am a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy eating and lifestyle. I have a BSC Medical Honours Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics from The University Of Cape Town, and completed my undergraduate degree majoring in Human Kinetics & Ergonomics (HKE) and Psychology at Rhodes University. I also have a Diploma in Sports Nutrition through The International Olympic Committee. My primary interests are in general healthy eating, sports nutrition, disordered eating and DNA nutrition.
My Undergraduate degree in Human Kinetics stimulated my interest in sports nutrition and the importance of nutrition for exercise and performance. After finishing my dietetics degree I completed the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Diploma in Sports Nutrition to specialise in the sports nutrition field. I am passionate about exercise and fitness and practice what I preach with regards to training and nutrition. I am a qualified spinning and kettlebel instructor and have completed a short course on exercise prescription in chronic diseases and special populations through Witwatersrand University.
I see food as nourishing and something that should be enjoyed not feared. I don’t see ‘healthy’ as being low calorie, but being the most nutritious option. I follow the intuitive eating principles and give focus to foods that make us feel good and that are enjoyed. I followed up my interest in eating disorders by doing further short courses on emotional eating, binge eating & bulimia nervosa.
There is nothing more personalised than your specific genetic make up. There are now tests available where we can look at your specific DNA to predict your risk of developing chronic diseases. We can then advise on specific lifestyle and dietary interventions to help to reduce your risk of developing these diseases. I am currently enrolled in the Manuka course in Nutrigenomics.