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What is Transform Your Health Network – TYHN?

Transform Your Health Network has launched as a result of Tanya Alberts and Sian Buckley merging their businesses to help people transform their lifestyles that includes a person’s:

  • Food habits
  • Body shapes
  • Emotional challenges
  • Relationship problems
  • Career difficulties
  • Money stress

Many of our clients asked if we could put our workshops and programs online so that we can help people beyond our medical rooms so we now have workshops and programs available online and offline.

Whether your issue is weight, a relationship problem, stress or a specific life challenge that you might be currently struggling with, TYHN will help you find solutions to your challenges and problems so you can enjoy a more satisfying life.

Who Makes Up Part Of The TYHN Team?

TYHN is a team of Dieticians, Counsellors and Psychologists who put their skills and knowledge together to better help the client.

Sian Buckley – “I started working with individuals and corporate companies as an Entrepreneur, Educator and Transformational Coach from 1994. I am also a qualified Counsellor. Over the past 25 years, my real passion and purpose has been to empower and inspire people to transform the areas of their lives that bring them unhappiness, dissatisfaction or pain.”

Tanya Alberts – “I am a registered Dietician and Health Coach.Today food plays an amazing role in my life and when I help people to transform their eating patterns, it is amazing to see how a person’s whole life can transform when they change their relationship with food.”

Dieticians: 

Tanya Alberts
Owner / RD(SA)

Tanya has been providing dietary guidance since 2009 as a Registered Dietician. Her goal is to help patients understand the connection between diet and diagnosis for improved nutritional well being.

She educates patients about the potential impact poor lifestyle behaviours can have on health and nutrition over time. Tanya is a registered Discovery Wellness Network Dietician and is able to conduct Discovery Vitality Days.

Tanya is a strong believer in ‘We Are What We Eat' and loves to convey this to big groups of people, all her family members and friends.

"I had to walk my own personal journey with Yo-yo dieting before a became a dietician and I had to mend my relationship with food by understanding the true power food has". 

Tanya has a special interest in emotional eating, weight loss, food allergies, gut health, renal health, nutrigenetics (DNA) testing for individualized meal planning and corporate health. Tanya is committed to Continuing her Professional Development (CPD).

Connect with Tanya and take the first step towards a healthier you. 

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Cecile Niebuhr
RD(SA)

Cecile graduated in 2015, having completed her Dietetics degree at the University of Pretoria. She started clinical dietetics in 2016, gaining experience (and maintaining a growing interest) in the nutritional management of surgical and critically ill patients, as well as the nutritional counselling of Diabetic, Cardiac, Renal and undernourished patients.

She is practicing in Midrand, Kempton Park and Alberton and takes a special interested in renal, diabetes, paediatric and sports nutrition. She believes that sound dietetic practices is the cornerstone of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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Nasreen Goolam-Hoosen
RD(SA)

Nasreen graduated from the University of Natal as a Registered Dietician in 1997. She began her career working as a Clinical Dietician in private practice and lecturing university students part time. She then joined the KwaZulu Natal Department of Health where she garnered many years of valuable experience in the public health nutrition domain.

Her insight into the nutrition challenges faced by individuals and communities at large as well as the barriers to attaining nutrition behavior and lifestyle modification has enabled her to optimize the health and nutritional well-being of her patients with empathy and flexibility.

She is a firm advocate about good nutrition being the foundation of a productive and progressive life and is passionate about guiding and motivating her patients to unlock their potential and accelerate change.

Her key interests include: healthy eating throughout the lifecycle with a keen interest in paediatric nutrition, digestive health issues, sports nutrition, chronic diseases of lifestyle such as diabetes, hypertension, overweight/obesity and weight management.

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Michaela Beneke
RD(SA)

Michaela completed her Dietetics degree at the University of Pretoria in 2014. Afterwards she did her community service year in rural KZN and went on to gain more experience in the private practice and hospital setting in Newcastle.

Wanting to become either a chef or a medical doctor, Michaela decided to choose an occupation where she could take the best of both jobs and combine her love for good food and her passion for helping people. Being a dietitian gives her exactly that.

Working together with clients and seeing them grow achieve their goals makes her happy and she strives to provide highly individualized and personal nutritional therapy to each client, but most importantly to make healthy eating fun and doable to everyone.

Michaela’s special interests include diabetes, gut health as well as mindful eating and she is currently completing a master’s degree in diabetes with the University of South Wales.

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Nokubonga Shabalala
RD(SA)

I am a young, passionate, hard-working, competent and driven young dietitian. I recently completed a Bsc Degree in Dietetics from the University of Pretoria. I have completed courses in diabetes, breastfeeding and in nutrition and feeding during the covid 19 pandemic. During my community service year and a few months in practice, I have developed a drive to want to learn more in the sphere and scope of dietetics. I have personal experiences with many disease conditions, either directly or through family and friends. This is why I have special interests in chronic, lifestyle diseases such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes as well as interests in PCOS and matters of fertility.

I have always had weight issues especially during childhood and adolescence. Seeing and speaking to a dietician changed my life for the better back then, and drove me to wanting to be a dietician myself. Being able to educate and give the appropriate and individualized advice and knowledge to clients/ patients is extremely fulfilling. As a person who is still trying to reach her nutritional goals, I am able to relate to clients in a special manner and am able to treat them with the empathy and support they deserve.

My biggest accomplishment so far in life has been acquiring this degree and paying off my student loans. Growing up as an only child on a farm, I aspire to raise a large family of my own someday. But for now, my primary focus is building my career.

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