Dieticianat Oxford Healthcare Centre
BSc Dietetics (NWU)
BHF Practice nr: PR730084
We focus on the Brain-Gut axis and improving the microbiome with the food choices we choose. This is carefully integrated with the principles of intuitive eating, teaching patients to listen to their bodies and being more mindful. Our approach is very practical and moves the patient from a spectator to a participant. There will also be recipe demonstrations and patients will take home all the recipes they will enjoy during their stay.
Retha is a driven and passionate Dietician that has a desire to improve health and wellness to prevent disease. She aims to address wellness not only as a healthy weight or a disease-free life but rather as a life in abundance in all aspects of a person’s being.
Retha has a special interest in corporate health as a consultant dietitian, she often gives talks on health-related topics at events, she also offers masterclasses as well as recipe demonstrations. She also wrote and published a recipe e-book in 2018. On a more individual and group consultation level, she focuses on mindful and intuitive eating, weight management, Diabetes Mellitus (Accredited Dietician for the Centre of Diabetes and Endocrinology and Optifast trained), nutrigenomics and many more.
She serves on the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) Executive committee as the Public Relations portfolio holder as well as being an ADSA spokesperson. She is also registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) as well as South African Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (SASPEN)
Director at LinkedCare Consortium (2018 – to date)
Tel: 064 525 9692
Bachelor of Dietetics from the University of Pretoria (UP) 2007.
HPCSA – DT0036293
Professional affiliation: Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA)
International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD)
Non-Diet South Africa
Member of EDRDPRO
Further training: Minding the Food space: Treating the emotional eater modules 1-6 (2014 – 2018) | Enhanced CBT for treatment of eating disorders, online course through University of Oxford – CREDO (2019) | Eating disorders and body positive in Sport | Eating disorders and trauma | Nutrition Counselling for eating Disorders | Digestive disorders & eating disorders | Binge eating disorder
Eliana has acquired diverse experience in nutrition care in the context of mental health over the past 12 years. She rendered dietetics services as the Head of the Dietetics Department at Tara Psychiatric Hospital, with a particular focus on the Eating Disorders Unit. In addition, she has experience working in a psychotherapy unit where Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is the main treatment modality. Eliana has worked with adults, adolescents and children in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has a special interest in eating disorders, disordered eating, emotional eating and other feeding and eating challenges. She is passionate about providing eating disorder support, weight inclusive nutrition care, and guidance in the holistic healing of dysfunctional relationships with food and body.