A holistic way to improving your wellbeing!
Consult with Ashleigh from anywhere in South Africa
Face to face appointments are also available in
Parktown North, Johannesburg
"Health is one of the gateways to your personal freedom"
Why Visit A Dietitian?
A dietician is an expert nutritionist and health coach that can help with all of your nutrition needs. A dietitian is not just a weight management specialist but can assist with any health condition where nutrition plays a role. In fact, nutritional interventions are recognised as complementary therapies to almost every ailment or illness.
Ashleigh Caradas is a Johannesburg dietitian with almost 18 years experience in private practice. Ashleigh holds a bachelor’s degree in Science from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Medical honours degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Cape Town. She has been in private practice as a Nutritionist and Dietician since 2005.
Ashleigh does not believe in boring and unnecessarily restrictive diet regimes and focuses on nutritional nourishment and behaviour change to help you reach your goals. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to diets and eating plans. Ashleigh will help you clear up any misconceptions about popular diets and will explain how to make food and various diet regimes work to your advantage, using evidence-based practices and while still enjoying your food! Ashleigh takes your personal preferences and goals into account to help you find the ideal diet for your body type and dietary needs. Ashleigh has a keen interest in Integrative and Functional medicine, which takes the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle into account. She also uses cutting edge diagnostics for those who require a more in-debth look at their constitutions.
Ashleigh is centrally located in Parktown North, Johannesburg, close to both Rosebank and Sandton CBDs but consults nation wide via virtual platforms.
Ashleigh is also a freelance health journalist and her articles have appeared in Longevity, Me!, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Shape and Essentials magazines. She wrote regular features and columns for Living and Loving Magazine and the Business Day Health News (a supplement to the Business Day Financial Mail) and contributes to various blogs. Ashleigh has also worked extensively in the corporate wellness world where she gives talks and demos. She also does TV appearances and is a regular for Real Health, a natural health talk show on DSTV. In her spare time she practices and teaches yoga.
Ashleigh On Health
Health is not just about preventing disease and living a longer and more vital life. Health is one of the gateways to your personal freedom. Without optimum health, you cannot experience love, joy and prosperity to its fullest. Good health gives you that extra freedom and energy to embrace all that life has to offer. Wellness comprises physical, mental and emotional aspects of health and it is not about being the leanest, or fittest person on the block. It is more about being the best you that you can be, given your strengths and your limitations. Getting well requires adjusting your lifestyle, which requires commitment and change, which is why people often choose someone like a dietitian to support them on this often bumpy journey.
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Ashleigh thank you so much for putting together such an interesting and tasty meal plan for me...you really break the mould of boring diet food. I'm loving the easy recipes and learning so much about food in the process. My heartburn is gone, my sugar levels stabilised and I am feeling really good. I highly recommend Ashleigh to anyone who is looking to improve their eating habits~ Claudia C
I booked a virtual consultation with Ashleigh for my mum who is very sick. She took the time prior to the session to understand her ailments, the medication she was currently on, her current diet, the food accessible to her as well as the food she enjoyed to give a very thorough assessments as well as recommendations. Not only did she suggest changes in the food but also the time in which to eat the food and supplements that can be taken to cater for food she had limited access to. After the consultation we received a pdf with all the information we spoke of, a list of foods my mum can consume and their benefits, as well as a 5 day meal plan with delicious foods to try. Very happy with the consultation was more than we had expected! ~L Dude
Ashleigh is really awesome. She teaches you how to think about food and not use your emotions. She gives you tools on what works best to fuel your body to ensure you achieve the nutrition goals you are aiming for. I am so impressed and happy with the results~Luyanda S
Ashleigh has an incredible wealth of knowledge and is an expert in her field. She really incorporates such a personal touch in to daily living and has a vested interest in her patients. A true inspiration and role model~Lisa N
Excellent! I started seeing Ashleigh based off the great reviews online. She is thorough and creates a very do-able plan based on what you like & prefer to eat. You will see results if you stick to it. Very holistic approach to eating, health & nutrition. Have referred family members to her~Lungelo M
I cannot recommend Ashleigh enough. The eating plan she gave me was realistic as well as sustainable . She always listens to your needs, and has helped me achieve my goals. Definitely worth it~Amanda W
I struggled with weight fluctuation for a long time. I was a little overweight for my height. Blaming it on laziness, a little depression, overworking - 9-5 and studying. Every excuse I could think of. I came across her on Discovery website but there were so many dieticians to chose from. I’m so happy I went with Ashleigh! After paying for personal trainers and meals plans this was my last option. Ashleigh didn’t give me dry chicken, egg whites and broccoli to eat all day but listened to food that I enjoyed and altered it a bit. I am not yet where I wanna be but I am one step closer. Laziness can become an addiction that can affect more areas of your life than you realize. Thank you Ashleigh!~ Angelique J
If you need help with weight loss and you need someone to guide you with care and kindness Ashleigh is the one. After failing at all other attempts I finally ended up with Ashleigh and for the first time I have hope again that I can do this. She teaches you that it’s not just about the eating plan but also one’s relationship with food. Thanks Ashleigh for changing my life and helping me to build confidence in myself again~R Daniel
Ashleigh is absolutely amazing, her approach to a healthy lifestyle is the best.
I had bad eating habits and she talked and walked me through a healthy option which I love.
She encouraged me to not focus on weight loss, since Im at a good weight, but on living and eating healthy and consequently I will be at a healthy weight.
I had few health issues before which I don't have anymore since seeing her.~Thami M
Ashleigh is phenomenal! She is thorough and very caring towards her patients. Its clear she has a passion for what she does! Great Doctor!~ Letitia G
Ashleigh is professional and very helpful with lots of new ideas and a good meal plan~E Viljoen
I would reccommend Ashleigh to anyone who wants to improve their eating habits. She takes a holistic and sustainable, yet scientific appproach to health and weightloss. I really appreciated that her main focus was on nutrition and not just calorie deficit.~Mira K
Ashleigh is an incredibly talented dietitian. She is always willing to formulate new ideas on how to improve nutrition and well-being, even if you are in the most difficult circumstances. She creates an atmosphere of honestly and trust, so you can express yourself openly. I would highly recommend Ashleigh to start you on this lifelong journey~ Taurean N
Ashleigh is thorough and very informative, giving me a variety of options to suit my constantly changing daily regime. I have tried other dieticians and have stuck to Ashleigh over and above. She is great!~ Abby N
I am a Biokineticist in private practice. I am lucky enough to have Ashleigh around the corner. I refer patients to her on a regular basis. The feedback would always be that Ashleigh’s years of experience is evident, that she has a passion for her job and that she is extremely professional. I can highly recommend Ashleigh!~ Christine
Ashleigh is a true professional who takes exceptional care of her patients.
It is a pleasure to have someone so expert to refer my patients to for their dietary/nutritional medical care~ Dr. Michael S
Ashleigh has put together such a nice and flavourful eating plan for me that's already showing results. She has also really assisted me in starting to change my mindset around food.~ M Theron
Ashleigh is definitely the dietitian to go to. She's available for Zoom or Google Meet consultations and is also available on whatsapp should you need advice. She's there to support you in your weight loss journey, so she empowers you to take charge of your eating by being flexible and a great, but honest cheerleader.~B Ncogobo