Marilene is very passionate about the field of nutrition and follow a centre-based approach with all her consultations. For her it is important to identify and manage the causes of disease rather than the symptoms. Marilene completed her BScDiet degree from the University of KwaZulu Natal in 2010 as well as her Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics in 2011. She completed the 5-day Advance Course in Diabetes Care in 2013. In 2014 she completed the 1 Year Functional Medicine Course which gave her more insights about how the body function as an integral system. She had the opportunity to travel to over 52 countries, and she likes to share world class information, programs, newest research and technologies during her consultations. Marilene aims to empower individuals to use food as information to achieve long term goals and optimal health. Marilene consults patients at Woodhill Dieticians in Woodhill.
Gerlia Venter received her Bachelor of Dietetics degree from the University of Pretoria in 2015. She is registered as a dietitian with the Health Professional Council (HPCSA) as well as the Association of Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA). She also completed the CDE-OPTIFAST Training Programme, DNAlysis DNA Course and 3-Day (24 Hour) Breastfeeding Training Course for Health Care Providers in 2017. She has grown up in a family that loves, enjoys and celebrates food, but she is also concerned about health issues and following a healthy lifestyle. What inspired her to become a dietitian is that dietetics is based on science that requires the artful skill of successful implementation as well as the interaction with people. People don’t eat nutrients, they eat food and she wants to help interpret ever-evolving nutrition research into real food that people can eat and enjoy.