Alex Royal Dietetics, Registered Dietitians with a special interest in nutrigenomics

The team at Alex Royal Dietetics is at the forefront of the rapidly developing world of Nutrition.

We are a group of three nutritional experts focusing on Dietetics and Nutrigenomics (linking your genes to health and nutrition). We specialise in weight loss, health, wellness and treating chronic disease such as cancer, IBS and diabetes.

Our office is located on the third floor at The Renaissance Body Science Institute, 183 Bree Street

We look forward to hearing from you and walking the path to health with you.

Alex Royal, Registered Dietitian

Alex has a cutting-edge knowledge and genuine passion for Dietetics and Nutrigenomics. Her fresh approach in the field is motivational and has successfully encouraged clients to reach their goals at her busy Cape Town practices. She also presents at workshops around the country and has been featured on television, in magazines and online sources.

Being a sports crazed, health fanatic from Durban she moved to Cape Town to do an honours in Dietetics. After qualifying she ingrained herself in clinical patient management at Groote Schuur Hospital and developed a meal delivery business, Daily Dietitian.

She focuses on genetic testing (nutrigenomics), weight management, sports nutrition, specialized diets and pregnancy nutrition.

BSc Biomedical Science (University of Kwa-Zulu Natal) 2005
BSc Hons Environmental Science (University of Kwa-Zulu Natal) 2006
Med Hons Nutrition and Dietetics (University of Cape Town) 2010
Manuka Nutrigenomics Course 2017

Registered with HPCSA and ADSA. Acts as an ADSA spokesman.

Alex loves…

I love food, health and nutrition, surfing, trail running, (all sport really), being outdoors, simple happiness and laughing! I want to inspire people to live a healthy happy lifestyle.

How can Alex help?

My aim is to help you lose weight and reach your health goals quickly and easily in a sustainable way.

I do on-line dietitian consultations or you can book to see me for a dietary analysis, anthropometric measurements (weight, height, BMI, body fat percentage), diet plans, recipes, follow-ups and Vitality Nutrition Assessments.

Shelly Bowien, Registered Dietitian

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.”


  • BSc in Human Physiology with Psychology and Genetic (Stellenbosch University)
  • BMedSci Honours in Nutrition and Dietetics (University of Cape Town)
  • Registered with HPCSA and ADSA
  • Member of HPCSA and ADSA
  • Foundations in Nutrigenomic (CTG)
  • Food Allergy Course (Allergy Foundation South Africa)
  • Gut Health and the Microbiome (EatFit)
  • South African Certified Lactation Consultant (student)

Shelly loves…

Outside of dietetics, Shelly loves camping and being out in nature, or anything to do with the beach, yoga, and spending time with family, friends and her kitten.

How can Shelly help?

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.