I'm Ezette Oosthuizen, a Registered Dietitian in Woodmead and Craighall Park in Johannesburg.

 About Ezette Oosthuizen

About Ezette Oosthuizen

Ezette started her journey with integrative and functional medicine three years ago, after feeling like she was not making a real difference in her patient’s lives through the conventional dietetic methods she studied.

She stumbled upon Functional Medicine by chance, but immediately recognised the potential for her patients.

Even in her initial exposure to Functional Medicine, through a book by Suzanne Somers called Breakthrough, she realised that she would be able to help her patients better understand their symptoms, and address the root causes of their discomfort.

After that, she did independent research and discovered how integrative and functional medicine could heal the body holistically. She went on to formally study integrative and functional medicine and will be qualifying as a practitioner soon.

My passion is to help people!

I enjoy finding the root cause of problems and solving them there, rather than treating symptoms.

Health Ezette Oosthuizen

How the dietary plan process works

Her process begins by taking a comprehensive account of the patient’s history, which typically includes the diet history and in-depth questions about the patient and their family history. She also looks for triggers that could have caused the current health challenge, which can often lead to discovering the root cause of the problem.

She also takes blood test results into account and will request more specialised testing if necessary. The specific tests may include stool testing, food intolerance testing, boss (biotransformation and oxidative stress test), DUTCH testing (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones) and genetic testing.

After capturing all this information, Ezette puts together a comprehensive treatment plan - customised to suit her patient's current lifestyle. Her treatment plans typically include a nutrition plan and supplements if necessary.

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Ezette's passions

Ezette especially enjoys working with mothers. As a mother herself, she understands the physical and mental rollercoaster that motherhood can be. She knows that mothers often forget about their own needs and that can often lead to the deterioration of their health. She aims to remind mothers that they need to make themselves a priority and take care of themselves.

Ezette spends her spare time with her husband of nine years, Jacques, her two sons and her recently adopted fur-baby, Levi.

She loves reading and has a severe problem with books of any sorts - especially recipe books. Her collection of recipe books has helped her with her other hobby - Cooking! Ezette loves showing people that healthy food can be delicious, and she particularly enjoys spending time with family and friends over a good meal and an even better glass of wine.

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