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MEET OUR EXPERTS

HEALTH AND PEOPLE

FOOD AND NUTRITION PHILOSOPHY
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Meet our Experts

Dalene Rottier – Registered Dietician

Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNA USA)
BSc in Dietetics (US)

Dalene studied in Stellenbosch university and qualified in 2003.  After 2 years of practicing in South Africa, she moved to London to live and work abroad.  She had the opportunity to work with leading Endocrinologists, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists in the Private Health Sector – as well as start her own practice in Harley Street in central London.  During this period, she consulted to a number of private hospitals to start up Dietetic services, offered specialized nutrition intervention in hospital and private settings and was involved as a consultant in public health to improve Diabetes care to refugees living in the Hamlet district.

When she returned to South Africa in 2010 Consultant Dieticians was born.  Despite her specialization in Gut and hormonal health she still felt unsatisfied with the patient care and limited symptom improvements traditional Dietetics was able to offer.  This led her to investigate personalized medicine.  She studied Nutrigenomics, Functional and Integrative medicine and over the next 9 years pursued additional qualifications to offer patients a more holistic, preventative, personalized and targeted solution for their health and lifestyle challenges. 

Her practice is the result of a deep desire to see every patient walking through the doors leave a more energized, optimized, confident and healthier version of themselves. Her motto is: “Let us do your diet, so you can do your life”

Through her 20 years of experience, she has developed the system that each Dietician at Consultant Dieticians use with great success to create personalized nutrition and lifestyle programs to reach your goals and optimize your health.

Meet our Experts

Chanel van Niekerk – Registered Dietician

BSc in Dietetics (University of Pretoria)

Chanel completed her BSc in Dietetics at University of Pretoria and is in the process of completing her Health Coaching certification through HCA, accredited through COMENSA, QUALIFI and Association for Coaching. In addition, she is also a DNAlysis and 3×4 accredited practitioner in Nutrigenomics and a Discovery Accredited Partner. She is also an accredited CDE-Optifast and OPTIWAY food intolerance Practitioner.

Chanel has completed several courses and postgraduate training, including EatFit Gut Health and the Microbiome online short course, courses on Severe Acute Malnutrition and MBFI 24-hours training. She has been trained in the therapeutic use of nutritional supplements and using the functional nutrition approach to treat patients holistically alongside functional lab testing.

She is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as well as the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA).

She has a special interest in gut health, woman’s and children’s health, nutrigenomics and lifestyle diseases.

OUR PASSION is HEALTH AND PEOPLE

OUR MISSION is to help you achieve HOLISTIC HEALTH through an intricate balance of nutrition, supplementation and lifestyle change.

OUR VISION is to assist you in creating the habits necessary to become the healthiest version of you. Food is information and when built into a healthy, balanced lifestyle can assist you in living your best life.

We have developed a profound understanding of the complexity of human behaviour. The impact an unhealthy diet and lifestyle has on your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, reaches beyond that of your own life. Being unwell affects your family, friends and loved ones too, it affects how much of you is available to them.