MEET THE BEATS...LINDIE
LINDIE completed her degree in Dietetics at The North-West University, Potchefstroom. She served her Community service year at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital. After her community service year, she started working as a dietician in private hospitals and consulted with outpatients in the afternoon. In 2017 Lindie moved to Cape Town and started building her private practice.
She values daily research to motivate treatment regimes, she believes in an individualised approach to every patient, and she diligently adheres to well-researched protocols followed by doctors and dieticians.
I am passionate about my profession. Every patient I encounter is special and I enjoy investing time and energy in every individuals journey.
My special fields of interests include:
Neonatal intensive care and premature infant feeding
Nutrition in infertility (Endometriosis and PCOS)
Nutrition during pregnancy and lactation
Irritable bowel syndrome
I am an adventurist at heart, a foodie and veggie garden nerd. On weekends I love scuba diving, spending time with family, trail running or a music DVD marathon.
What do you love the most about your job as a dietitian? Positive results. This might be reaching your goal weight after many failed attempts or developing a loving and healthy relationship with food or beating an eating disorder or falling pregnant naturally after a long journey of infertility or improving your quality of life after surgery or finally experiencing the feeling of freedom and empowerment after being able to manage a nutrition related lifelong disease.
It is extremely rewarding to see my patients grow and invest in the health. It is almost like seeing a child unwrapping a gift: as they come closer to seeing the end result more faith and hope carries them right through to the end. When my patients reach this phase of their journey they believe in the power of a healthy diet and this excites me beyond measure.
What's your favourite treat food? Thick plain yoghurt with heaps of crunchy peanut butter - my absolute ultimate!
"Health gives happiness and freedom."