I have a firm belief that, once the groundwork has been laid, your mindset shifted, and nutritional basics learnt healthy eating should come naturally and require little effort, thought, stress and planning.
Let me help you. I’m a registered dietitian living in Cape Town, South Africa. I assist clients in understanding the basic, science-based principles of nutrition, and how to implement it in their everyday lives to benefit their health. For most of us this holds true, however people suffering from complex medical problems may require a slightly firmer approach.
I can assist you with the following medical conditions:
Nutrition through the lifecycle:
- Pre-pregnancy & fertility
- Pregnancy (Including gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia etc.)
- Infant & Child nutrition (Including complementary feeding, fussy eaters and ADD/ADHD)
- Breastfeeding and growth monitoring
- Healthy eating for teens
- Healthy eating for the elderly
- Vegetarian and Vegan lifestyle
- Iron deficiency and anemia
- Vitamin D deficiency
- Healthy eating
- Weight gain
- Eating disorders
Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle
- Diabetes (Type II)
- Cardiovascular disease
- Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
- Cancer prevention and nutrition therapy during treatment
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Disorders of the gastro-intestinal tract:
- Stomach ulcers
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Diverticular disease
- Celiac disease
- Hyper/hypothyroidism & diseases of the thyroid
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
A full nutritional assessment is the starting point for an individual, couple or family who wants to understand their current eating habits and how these can be adapted to reach their health goals.
The first appointment is 80-90 minutes long during which your medical history, family medical history, lifestyle, current eating habits, medication and supplement use, and physical measurements are assessed. I want to understand you, your goals, your lifestyle as well as your preferences.
Follow Up Consultations
The second appointment is usually 30 minutes long. Regular follow-up visits have been linked to greater achievement of health goals. The goal of follow-up visits is to improve adherence to new dietary and lifestyle behaviours. My role is to support you, to help make these new behaviours stick and to keep you motivated along the journey.
If you have a demanding schedule or live in a remote area, you can still get the support you need.
On request I can assist with home visits for mothers who are breastfeeding or elderly clients.
Growth Monitoring for Infants
“Niki is an amazing person, who was incredibly supportive after my surgery. I was so physically vulnerable afterwards & I stayed in hospital for weeks. With Niki’s help I got stronger and got my appetite back as she created my personal menu everyday. Niki made me feel so supported & if it wasn’t for her my hospital stay would have been a much more austere experience. Her visits always lightened my day. Thank you, Niki, for your amazing support!”
“Niki is the best. She’s the dietitian that is still taking good care of my baby’s feeding.
My baby was born premature. She had reflux until we met Niki the dietitian, my savior. She was always patient and helped me a lot.
She helped me understand that I should relax, and never compare or expect my baby with others and she plotted a graph showing the progress my little princess was having.
Thank you Niki for all the support you have been giving, although we are far away. My baby is growing and doing very well thanks God and thanks Niki. You are the best, I have never met such a professional dietitian.”
“Working with Niki has been such a delight! She is energetic in her approach with clients and extremely supportive throughout the journey of reaching a healthy lifestyle.
The information packs she provides is thorough yet simplified & understandable and she is quick in her responses to answer any questions or concerns to help clients.
She is approachable, kind-hearted and not intimidating and really goes the extra mile in making the difficult journey easier! I would definitely recommend working with her to anyone.”
Niki has been extremely supportive, not only as a medical practitioner but as a person while treating me. We still have a journey but so far she has guided me every step of the way to get my gut healthy again. She has also worked beautifully alongside my gastroenterologist. Not only has she been practical and positive, but also a phone call or WhatsApp away whenever I have needed guidance or help. She is a very special, caring dietician who is supportive along the way. Her aura is nurturing and that’s what you need when you are ill.
Get In Touch
Phone: +27 72 348 6499
Office Hours: 08:00 - 17:00