Services We Offer At Cape Gate Dietitians

Body composition analysis:
using InBody20 and InBodyS10 machines

Body composition is a method of describing what the body is made of. It includes fat, protein, minerals and body water. It also describes weight more accurately than BMI. Body composition analysis can accurately show changes in fat mass, muscle mass, and body fat percentage. This can help validate services like personal training , patient care, and corporate wellness.

We use the inBody20 machine for above mentioned basic body composition at all diet visit and measurement is included in consultation fee or can be booked as a stand alone procedure.

The InBodyS10 is a more specialised scan that can be compared to the Gold Standard of composition namely a DEXA scan. The InBody S10 body water analyser is specifically designed for immobile or amputee patients and uses attachable electrodes to identify excess fluid and assess cellular health. It can also determine Bone Density and testing is a lot more cost effective than a DEXA scan.

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Therapeutic Nutrition

Anika offers nutrition support at Cape Gate Mediclinic as well as Intercare subacute hospital at Tygervalley.

Services offered while in hospital include:

  • Nutritional supplementation during periods of decreased intake or increased nutritional needs;
  • Implementation of tube or intravenous feeds when oral intake is not possible.
  • Nutritional screening and intervention in the critical care unit;
  • Dietary and lifestyle counselling;
  • Body & lifestyle analysis
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Dietary and Lifestyle Counselling

Special disease states that we can assist with:

  • Chronic diseases of lifestyle (e.g. diabetes mellitus, hypertension, cholesterol)
  • Kidney, liver, heart and lung diseases
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Food intolerances
  • Food allergies
  • Cancers

Specific life cycles:

  • Pregnancy (planning to fall pregnant, impaired glucose tolerance)
  • Infant and paediatric nutrition
  • Geriatric nutrition support
  • Teenage and adolescence
  • Breastfeeding support
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Health Promotion Talks & Specialised Training

Through our health promotions & specialised training we can assist with:

  • General nutrition education and health promotion to specialised nutrition care training
  • Age and disease specific nutrition talks (e.g.nutrition during pregnancy etc.)
  • Training of kitchen staff or caregivers (food hygiene specialised diets)
  • Prevention of disease(healthy diet and lifestyle)
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DNAlysis: Personalized Health Care starts here

Your unique genes – your unique nutrition focus areas We each have a unique set of genes – did you know that they can offer insight into how we respond to certain foods, exercise and even medication? Have you ever wondered why some people can lose weight easily whilst others struggle? It could be in your genes!

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Optifast Weight Loss Programme

The OPTIFAST Weight Loss Programme is based on a very low calorie diet (VLCD). It provides roughly 800 kcal (or 3400kJ) of energy per day, for the first 8 weeks(Intensive phase). Depending on an individual, conventional weight loss diets contain more than twice the amount of energy daily.

The Programme has shown to significantly reduce body weight by 1-2.5 kg per week. It consists of three scientifically formulated products (shakes, bars o vegetable soups) taken daily for 8 weeks as a meal replacement, with low-carb vegetables and salad as desired. After the initial 8-week period, a 4-week period of gradual food reintroduction follows.

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