Medical Problems

A dietitian is a healthcare professional assisting in the treatment of a variety of medical conditions by altering a person’s diet (or way of eating).  Dietitians keep in mind all the medical conditions, medications taken as well as individual circumstances (including socio-economic conditions) of a person when working out a meal plan.

The following are some of the medical problems that needs nutritional intervention.

  • Diabetes Mellitus types 1 and 2
  • High Cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Gout
  • Chrohn’s Disease
  • Diverticulosis/Diverticulitis
  • Reflux/Heartburn
  • Constipation and Chronic Hemorrhoids
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Insulin resistance/PCOS
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Gain
  • Chronic Fatigue and Stress
  • Sport Nutrition
  • Food Allergies and Intolerances
  • Gluten intolerance
  • Celiac Disease
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Good nutrition during pregnancy
  • Post gastro-intestinal surgery complications/side-effects

How it works:

During a 1 hour consultation, the nutritional implications of your medical problem/s will be discussed.  Your daily eating will be evaluated and suggestions will be made of changes to implement.  If you need to lose weight, the guidelines for weight loss will also be explained.  After the consultation, the guidelines discussed as well as an individualised meal plan will be emailed to you.