Medical nutrition therapy
Diet affects every aspect of our lives, including physical, mental and emotional well-being. With diet affecting our lives in so many ways, it is important to have regular check-ups and interventions with a dietitian to ensure that your diet is in good condition. Dietitians counsel patients on behavioural and lifestyle changes needed for positive long-term eating habits and health.
Individuals who have been diagnosed with conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, liver & kidney disease, gastro-intestinal disorders (including IBS, constipation, Crohn's disease, reflux, ulcers) and weakened immunity should ensure that they consult with a dietitian at an early stage. This will help to control your diet and assist in preventing or decreasing the symptoms of the specific disease or condition, or to slow down it's progression.
Consultations will equip you with guidelines to know which foods to eat and which foods to avoid. You will also be taught skills to enhance your health, such as reading food labels. Certain conditions may require that you follow a meal plan, compiled with an individualised and scientific approach.