Whether you find yourself at the mercy of a physically traumatic accident or illness; challenged by an irksome gut condition/disease; struggling with health conditions like diabetes, renal failure or obesity or trying to fathom the relationship between your food and what it does to your body, Ingrid Schloss - an experienced Clinical Nutrition and Dietetic Consultant – can help you achieve an understanding of why nutrition is a core component of any healing path.
During your first visit, Ingrid will go over your complete medical, nutrition, weight and lifestyle history. By the end of the visit you will leave with a meal plan, guidelines and shopping list.
Ingrid’s meal planning services help take the effort out of meal planning and healthy living to make healthy eating easy for you.
Patients in critical condition need to be monitored closely as they are at constant risk of malnutrition. With Ingrid’s help, patients look forward to shorter hospital stays, faster recovery times and lower risk of infection.
Digestive disorders are one of the most common problems among people around the world. Almost 30% to 40% of adults complain of indigestion problems frequently.
Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is a treatment option for a variety of hematologic cancers. Cancer patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation (BMT) often require nutritional therapy to combat the toxic nature of their therapy.
During the Transplant Evaluation, you and your caretakers will meet with Ingrid. She will evaluate your nutritional health and gather information about your weight, fluid retention, muscle stores, and diet.
Successful long term weight change comes from focusing on behavior change not just the number on the scale! Whether you are trying to lose, gain or maintain your weight, Ingrid will help and motivate you to reach your goals.
Ingrid is a clinical dietitian with a very wide experience spanning over more than two decades. She works primarily in the new Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital where she and her colleague, Cecily Fuller see all the in-patients whether they are requiring nutritional support in the Intensive Care Unit; recovering from gut disease or surgery; struggling to maintain an appropriate nutritional intake or needing to meet the challenges of renal failure, HIV, heart disease, wound healing, diabetes, weight management or having a transplanted organ.
She and Cecily have extended their practice to the Cape Town Medi-clinic where Ingrid’s passion for Gastrointestinal Disease and surgery is evidenced by the work she does daily in this area. Out-patients, in all of the above areas of nutrition and including various levels of disordered eating are also serviced by Cecily and Ingrid which includes following up patients who have been discharged from the hospital or independently from it.
Together with her particular passion for support in the critically ill patients, Ingrid has worked concurrently over the last 11 years in the specialised field of haematological cancers at the Constantiaberg Medi-clinic.