Alex Royal Dietetics
Shelly is a true foodie – she loves cooking, creating new recipes and experimenting in the kitchen.
What Shelly has to say:“I have a great passion for nutrition and dietetics and I firmly believe that your body thanks you when you nourish it in the right way. “Right” means different things for different people, and individualisation is my primary goal. I have special interests in clinical nutrition, chronic diseases, IBS and gut health, weight loss, paediatrics and nutrigenomics.
I am forever looking for new research to be the best dietitian I can possibly be. My dream is to help patients reach their goals, no matter how big or small. I want to hold their hand on their journey with food – taking all aspects of health into consideration.”
My main aim is to ensure that my clients are feeling happy and healthy! I want to empower my clients through providing accurate and practical nutrition advice as well as constant guidance.
Maryke Gallagher is a registered dietitian nutritionist with 17 years of combined experience in private practice, research, lecturing, and consulting to the industry. She has a personalised, holistic, and evidence-based approach to nutrition therapy using functional nutrition principles.
She believes in preventative nutrition practices that address key cellular functions and systems to help the body function optimally, as well as manage chronic disease. Providing patients with practical guidance to nutrition and lifestyle changes is important to achieve lasting results.
Welcome to the start of your health journey.
A 1-on-1 assessment & a personalised diet plan to kick start your health & weight loss.
We offer an online assessment to individualise your diet plan.
DNA testing and advice on functional testing.
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Hear it from others:
I tested my DNA with the team and was absolutely blown away by the power of the information. They sorted me out with an action plan, including easy to follow steps. I highly recommend the testing with this knowledgeable team.
I recently tested my son’s DNA through Alex. He was battling with terrible anxiety and depression. I am so pleased to say that he is a new child and very happy and calm since implementing all the changes from the DNA test.
“I am really enjoying my diet – I eat oats in the mornings (mixed with water or fat free milk) and cinnamon … I love the cinnamon – never thought I would like it.
I have not had (or bought) a block of cheese, chocolates, crisps or chips at all! I just don’t feel like eating it anymore. I also don’t crave sweet things anymore! AND I have also not had any mayonnaise and I used to love it over baked potatoes! Now, no more! “
“Her input has always been realistic and honest and I knew from the outset that anything personal that we discussed in her office was going to remain confidential, which was a critical part of our success so far.
I look forward to our check-ins, even when I suspect that I might not have achieved all my goals in-between, because she understands that I’m a real person and that this is a journey. “
“The diet plan Alex gave to me was really comprehensive. There are a lot of recipes and examples of portions, which allow you to modify the recipes/meals per day based on the macros needed for your type of body and objectives. When eating out, I can now apply my knowledge and I don’t need to feel guilty. “
“Using my existing food choices and lifestyle – Alex helped adjust my current eating regime. Adjustments were made to my meals. From distributing my fat intake more evenly throughout the day, increasing of calcium, including protein & vegetables during certain times and so much more. “
Alex Royal Dietetics
The Cosmetic Surgery Institute 183 Bree Street,
Cape Town, 3rd Floor, 8001.