Meet Christine image
I absolutely love my work! Being part of someone’s journey towards wellness is such a privilege. After more than 2 decades working within the health and wellness space, I have become passionate about changing the way we think about nutrition. There simply is no “one-diet-fits-all”. The devastating “dieting syndrome” where we end up feeling deprived, desperate and no better off than when we started, has to come to an end.

Life today is not slowing down. Healthy eating needs to be practical and it needs to fit in with our individual lifestyle at that moment in time. I truly believe that nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated. If we can change the way we think about nutrition and health, and connect the many benefits to incentivize us to follow through, we can start to experience what it is like to thrive, rather than simply survive. We need to develop a capacity for resilience.

Staying up-to-date

With an honours degree in Dietetics and medical nutrition, I pride myself in staying up to date with the latest nutrient trends, but ensuring that nutrition is based on science. Attending regular courses to keep on top of things is important to me. I follow more of a coaching philosophy where I work together WITH my clients to find an approach that will work for them. If my client takes ownership and is on board with the plan, their chances of success are higher.

More than just a dietitian

I have been married for 20 years, with 2 teenagers, which helps me to have a more balanced view of life! My happy places are walks on Sedgefield beaches or cycles anywhere on the garden route, or hikes in the beautiful Drakensburg. I have an incredible sweet tooth, known by all my friends/family to never say no to ice-cream! I am a coffee-snob where there is no way to drink coffee other than freshly ground from the bean. Ironically this dietitian does not love cooking/baking – so meals/snacks have to be quick and easy in our household.

I overcame a challenging condition called GBS (Guillain Barre Syndrome) in 2013, which gave me a meaningful empathy and insight into anyone battling a health condition. I understand the many challenges of fitting healthy eating and exercise into a jam-packed day.

My special field of interest

I love all aspects of nutrition, but I have developed a particular interest in brain chemistry and energy management. Finding a way of eating that can scientifically boost the right chemicals in our brain and offer a brilliant supply of sustained energy is a magical experience, that is available to all of us.