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Diet

Diet is an important aspect of health and wellness. Dieticians are the health professionals who can help you to eat in the best way to optimize your health.

What is a dietitian?

A dietitian is a health professional, registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), who is qualified to understand and interpret the science of food and nutrition.

He / she can access nutritional needs, advise on nutrition and diet for good health or for special needs such as medical conditions or athletes and implement and manage nutrition services and programs.

A Clinical Dietitian specializes in addressing a variety of medical conditions such as obesity which has shown an increase in South Africa in both adults and children. Nutrition therapy is one of the cornerstones of treatment when it comes to the prevention and treatment of obesity as well as the prevention of the development of chronic diseases of lifestyle such as diabetes, heart disease (high blood pressure, high cholesterol) and cancer.

Dietitians are expertly trained to provide nutrition therapy for medical conditions such as liver disease, kidney disease, HIV / AIDS, TB, stomach and intestinal disorders such as IBS, Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, constipation, flatulence and diarrhea as well as food allergies / intolerances and eating disorders. Other services include sports nutrition, pregnancy, infancy, childhood, adulthood right through to old age.

Local Dieticians:

Mare Wortmann Scottburgh Dietician 082 7202 158
GJ Crookes Hospital Scottburgh Dietician Dept. 039 978 7000