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Being overweight increases the risk of chronic diseases of lifestyle such as hypertension, raised cholesterol levels and insulin resistance which can later develop into type 2 diabetes. These are all risk factors for coronary heart disease – one of the leading causes of death.
By achieving an ideal body weight, the risk for above-mentioned conditions can be lowered and can also help in the management of other diseases such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), gout, gall-bladder disease and osteoarthritis.
People with any of these conditions should consult with a dietitian as dietary changes play a vital role in the prevention and treatment of these life-threatening conditions.
In our practice, our dietitians provide scientifically sound information on the correct food choices and develop an individualized meal plan that takes your specific lifestyle into account.
Now more than ever, the need for accurate sports nutrition information is increasing.
Whether the athlete’s performance is recreational or elite, it will be influenced by what he or she eats and drinks.
The athlete’s diet is an integral part of his or her training. Unfortunately, there is much misinformation regarding a proper diet for a physically active person.
In the quest for success, many athletes will try unorthodox diets or supplements in the hope of reaching a new level of physical performance.
At Alta Kloppers and Associates we pride ourselves to provide the most up to date, evidence-based information to our clients.
Nutrition of pregnant women, infants, toddlers and young children
It is now a well-known fact that the nutrition of expecting mothers plays an important role in the health of both mother and baby. A healthy diet during pregnancy is an important determining factor of birth weight. Good nutrition during pregnancy is also known to protect babies from developing obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease later in life.
Optimal nutrition is essential for the normal development of babies, toddlers as well as older children. Feeding these younger customers a balanced diet can however be a very challenging task as food allergies and intolerances, food aversions and picky eating behaviour often cause much anxiety and distress to parents and caregivers. In addition, conditions such as diabetes mellitus, childhood obesity, growth faltering and ADHD may complicate this task even more.
The expertise of a dietitian thus becomes crucial to evaluate the current food intake and to make the necessary adjustments and recommendations to facilitate optimal growth and development.
At the practice of Alta Kloppers & Associates, we acknowledge that maternal nutrition is vital for both mother and baby. We strive to educate and empower moms and caregivers, to enable them to feed their infants, toddlers and young children an optimal diet, based on sound scientific and evidence-based principles.
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Renal disease is a devastating and overwhelming diagnosis for most patients.
Some people have renal impairment and can maintain their current renal function by following the correct dietary guidelines while others have total renal failure and needs to be dialysed.
Optimal nutrition is essential to manage renal disease as well as to prevent complications.
At Alta Kloppers and Associates, our well-trained dietitians consider your lifestyle, personal preferences, renal function, treatment, medication, blood values and other relevant factors to calculate and provide personalized meal plans to optimize our patients’ nutritional status, ensure good health and prevent further deterioration of renal function while living with renal disease.
Research has shown that at least 60% of all cancers are diet-related. Following a healthy and well-balanced diet including adequate amounts of cancer-fighting, immune-enhancing and inflammation-reducing foods is essential to reduce the risk of developing cancer. The risk can also be reduced by avoiding harmful and contributing foods, products and cooking methods.
Maintaining healthy body weight is also considered essential to prevent the development of many cancers. Obesity is a major contributing factor to the development of cancer of the oesophagus, uterus, endometrium (lining of the uterus), prostate, pancreas, colon and rectum, kidney, thyroid, gall bladder as well as post-menopausal breast cancer.
Furthermore, the nutritional status of clients with existing cancer is most often compromised by the cancer disease itself as well as cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.
Our dietitians are equipped to support clients not only to adjust their diets and lifestyle in an attempt to reduce the risk of developing cancer but also to ensure an optimal nutritional status for clients with existing cancer while undergoing cancer therapy as well as once they are in remission.
Diet and lifestyle play an important role in maintaining gastrointestinal health. Many conditions including gastro-oesophageal reflux syndrome (GERS), peptic ulcer disease and gastritis, inflammatory bowel disease including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation and diverticular disease requires dietary changes.
Our dietitians are trained to not only assess the dietary habits of clients and to suggest appropriate and individualized changes to existing diets, but also to provide thorough education about each condition which empowers clients to manage their conditions.
Other conditions our dieticians can help you manage:
- Eating Disorders
- Gestational Diabetes
- Kidney stones
- Liver conditions such as cirrhosis
- Low blood sugar
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)