One-on-one Nutritional Consultation
Ashleigh offers one-on-one nutritional consultations at her practice In Parktown North, Johannesburg as well as online.
Online consulting involves filling in a user-friendly online form, which is followed up by a 1 hour telephonic video or voice call (Traditionally through WhatsApp or Zoom).
An initial consultation involves a thorough assessment of your overall health and well-being, and includes anthropometric measurements (like BMI and body fat) and blood and genetic tests, where necessary. Patients receive individualised meal plans, full colour individualised recipe packs, supplementation advise as well as ongoing nutritional and emotional support and encouragement in the follow ups sessions. Consultations are covered by most medical aids.
Ashleigh believes there is no one size fits all when it comes to diets and she helps you to find the best possible way of eating for your body, preferences and needs.
Ashleigh works together with DNAlysis, a state of the art DNA testing laboratory as well as Lancet Laboratories to help you better understand the right diet for your specific constitution. These tests are only recommended under certain circumstances.
Click here to learn more about DNAlysis
Her areas of interest include:
Weight Gain and Body Building
Endocrine disorders (diabetes, insulin resistance, PCOS, thyroid dysfunction)
Management of auto-immune conditions and fibromyalgia
Cancer management (complementary treatments, management of chemotherapy and radiation side effects, breast and hormonal cancer management)
Stress and burn-out management
Heart Disease (Including Hypertension and High Cholesterol)
Gastro-intestinal disorders (Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease)
Women’s Issues (Fertility, Pregnancy, Menopause)
Child Nutrition (Weaning, Allergies, Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder)
Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating)
Stress Management through Lifestyle Change
"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 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
"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
Improve your lifestyle and earn Vitality Points!
Vitality, Discovery’s wellness programme, underpins the company’s products by making people healthier and enhancing and protecting their lifestyles.
Certain dietitians are registered with vitality to perform Vitality Nutrition Assessments. Vitality days can be organized through me and Discovery Health and include nutrition, biokinetic and blood assessments all done in one day. Contact me to book your vitality day for your friends, family or work colleagues.
The Vitality Nutrition Assessment
The Vitality Nutrition Assessment is an easy-to-use electronic assessment and is based on the latest evidence-based nutrition information. Vitality members are assessed at a Vitality Dietitian Network recognised practice. The assessment takes approximately half an hour to complete. The assessment highlights the key healthy lifestyles indicators with particular emphasis on nutritional health. The electronic programme that has been developed will provide relevant recommendations.
Vitality members will earn 1000 points for seeing a dietician
If you are overweight and qualify for the Vitality Weight Loss Rewards, then you can earn up to 10000 points per annum
CLICK HERE to book a Vitality Nutrition Assessment at my practice or your place of work
Nutrition Consultancy Services
Ashleigh also offers nutrition consultancy services for corporates or individuals who need nutritional advice.
Some of the clients I have worked with include The Juiced Company, South African Breweries, Tiger Brands and Remote Site Solutions
Nutritional Labeling and Claims Advice for Products
Analysis and Creation of Formula’s for Nutritional Supplements
Scientific Research Information for Nutritional Products and Supplements
Menu Creation and Analysis for Canteens, Restaurants and Kitchens
Ashleigh, in conjunction with other wellness partners, can tend to all your corporate wellness needs.
Every successful company should be looking for ways to increase productivity, enhance information retention, boost employee morale, lower health care costs and stay ahead of competition. No matter how big your workforce, a single healthy employee working at maximum potential is an invaluable asset. Nutrition, together with stress management and exercise, are undoubtedly the cornerstones of optimum health. Without nutritional sustenance, a person cannot function at full capacity, neither mentally, physically nor emotionally. Appropriate nutrition education can help maintain optimal energy levels, combat stress symptoms, boost the immune system and prevent both infectious diseases and chronic diseases of lifestyle.
Ashleigh’s aim is to establish and implement corporate wellness programs for the workplace that ultimately help increase productivity, decrease absenteeism and enhance the overall well being of the organisational workforce.
Ashleigh is also an experienced motivational speaker and is available for her wellness talks on nutrition. Her signature talk, “Live to 100” has inspired many to change their ways and get more years out of life and life out of years.
Wellness Day Organisation
Smoothie Making Demos
One-on-one on-site consultations
Discovery Vitality Points Earning Days
Online Wellness Programmes
Weight Loss and Fitness Challenges
Ashleigh works in conjunction with Rejuve Wellness who also supply a range of other wellness day services including blood testing, stress assessments, massage and fitness challenges.
CLICK HERE to book corporate wellness solutions with Ashleigh
Ashleigh has been involved in health journalism for almost 15 years. Her articles have appeared in a number of South African magazines, newspapers and online platforms, including Longevity Magazine, Shape, Marie Claire, Cosmo, Living and Loving and Business Day Health News.
Ashleigh also writes for various international companies, websites and blogs on a wide range of health related topics.
To view some of Ashleigh’s work, CLICK HERE
Yoga Classes and Teacher Trainings
I took my first yoga class at the age of 21 and knew from that day on that I would be doing yoga for the rest of my life. I have explored many styles of yoga including Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow and Bikram. I am deeply fascinated by yoga philosophy and incorporate it into my daily life. My style of teaching could be described as creative Vinyasa Flow with an emphasis on challenging sequencing and transitions and special attention to the breathe. I believe a yoga class should be both challenging and relaxing and should not ignore the subtle aspects of yoga and the ultimate point of the practice, which is to find stillness and peace.
I live in South Africa and visit India annually to practice and share yoga and expand my knowledge.
Ashleigh runs an annual teacher training and teaches group and private yoga sessions.
Ashleigh is an E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) and owner of the HFPA Yoga School in South Africa
Keen to become a yoga teacher? I am excited to announce that I will no be holding 200-hour Internationally certified, Yoga Alliance Vinyasa Flow Teacher Trainings through HFPA (The Health and Fitness Professionals. Click on the RYS link to learn more!