dIETITIAN SERVICES

Food makes up an essential part of our everyday lives. It is difficult not to think about food, let alone forget it (Seeing as food is needed to power our bodies). With increasing food product options, advertising gimmicks, time-limited days, need for “quick-fixes” and increased pressure to perform to be successful, consumers are often found battling with choices and frustration due to conflicting information. On the other hand “body image” has become a familiar word on lips of many. The need to portray the correct “body image” has often place unrealistic expectations on people.

We, Dietitians

We, Dietitians, are professionals who analyses diet, lifestyle patterns and nutritional habits to identify more realistic nutritional lifestyle changes that focus on an improved health outcome. Dietitians can assist in the following areas (not limited to):

  • Formulating an individualised meal plan without unrealistic restrictions
  • Assist with better eating options without completely deviating from your favourite foods
  • Educate on portion control
  • Providing information on which food products or sources that can aggravate symptoms of a disease
  • Provide information on healthy eating patterns that may prevent the occurrence of lifestyle diseases such as insulin resistance
  • Providing information on infant and young child dietary needs (what to feed and when to feed)
  • You can claim your consultations from your medical aid
  • We are regulated by a Professional counsel
  • We stay up to date with latest nutrition related research
  • We work in collaboration with other medical practitioners – multi-disciplinary health team


Dietitian Services Rendered

Services rendered will include the provision of an individualized nutritional assessment based on height, weight, disease-category and resources at the dispose of individual. Evidence based nutritional guidelines will be provided to aid individuals in meeting nutritional goals set as decided upon by individual with dietitian. A personalized diet will be provided to individual includin energy requirements as well as daily servings to be consumed in each food group.

EDUCATION

Education on a wide range of illnesses and diet-related disorders

CALCULATION

Calculation of nutritional requirements using certain markers like anthropometry (weight, height, percentage body fat), blood values if available, diet history and clinical assessment

ANALYSING

Analysing a diet with accredited programs and interpretation

MONITORING

Monitoring adherence, and problems relating to the diet

Areas of treatment include:

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

Underweight, Overweight, Weight Management During Pregnancy

Endocrinological Disorders

Cushings Disease, Diabetes Type I & II, Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Cholecyctitis

CANCER

Breast, Colon, Oesophageal, and all others


HEART HEALTH

Hypertension, Stroke (CVA), Heart Attack (MI), Arteriosclerosis, Pre- & Post Operations

WOMEN’S HEALTH

Pregnancy Nutrition, , Poly Cystic Overian Disease (PCOS), Gestational Diabetes (GDM)



INFANT & YOUNG CHILD HEALTH

Breastfeeding (Lactation Management), Infant Feeding Practices, Introduction to Solids, Weight Monitoring, Allergies, Picky Eaters & More

CHILD & ADOLESENCE HEALTH

Weight Monitoring, Energy Sustenance, Allergies, Meal Planning, Snacking


GASTROINTESTINAL HEALTH & ALLERGIES

Diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, peptic ulcer, celiac disease

Sports Nutrition

Advanced Sport Nutrition, Weight Gain, Sustainance of Energy, Performance Planning, Endurance Training, Child atheletes, Strength Training, Team Sports, Runners Training, Recovery

Chronic diseases

Arthritis, Lupus, Renal Disease, Colostomy & Ileostomy, Constipation, HIV


                                              

General

Gastritis, Fatigue, Healthy Eating, Headache




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