Ashleigh Caradas is a Johannesburg dietitian with almost 15 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! has been in private practice as a Nutritionist and Dietician since 2005.

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 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. She also does TV appearances and is a regular for Health Talk, a natural health talk show on DSTV. In her spare time she practices and teaches yoga.

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.

My services to you for a healthier lifestyle

One-on-one Nutritional Consultations

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.

Nutritional Consultancy Services

Ashleigh also offers nutrition consultancy services for corporates or Some of the clients I have worked with include The Juiced Company, South African Breweries, Tiger Brands and Remote Site Solutions individuals who need nutritional advice

Services include:
Labelling, Packaging advice 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

Corporate Wellness

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.

Health Journalism 

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, 

Yoga Classes & Teacher Training

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. 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


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