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.”
Owner / Dietician
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.
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.
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.
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.
Robyn-Leigh was born and raised from Cape Town and grew up in a family of health care professionals, her passion for food and fitness began at a young age which is what lead her to peruse a career in Nutrition.
She graduated from the University of the Western Cape in Nutrition and Dietetics. Thereafter she had worked in a small town within the Karoo between three hospitals and five clinics; while serving on the COVID response team in 2020.
Robyn does not believe in quick fixes and rather advocates for sustainable lifestyle changes. She has special interest in sports nutrition, nutrigenetics, fertility with nutrition, weight management, media and corporate wellness.
She is based at our practices at the G4Medical Services in Helderkriun, the Sanridge Medical Centre in Midrand, the Midrand Medical Centre in Midrand and Online.
"I look forward to start your journey of transformation to a healthier you!"
I stumbled upon the dietetics career by accident in my final years of high school and immediately knew this field was calling my name. I went off and studied dietetics at the University of Pretoria, balancing multiple residence activities, HC activities and a difficult but rewarding degree.
During my final year of studying, I worked in various different clinics and hospitals. I was found all the way from Mamelodi’s clinics to CHBAH in Johannesburg. My community service year was completed in a 720-bed regional hospital and it provided me with skills and knowledge that I will forever carry with me. All these clinics and hospitals have provided me with confidence in both in- and outpatient management of all types of patients.
I enjoy challenges and often find myself with tackling many different tasks and challenges at once. I don’t enjoy sitting still and always find ways to keep myself busy. I enjoy being physically active and partake in sports activities such as boxing and hiking in my spare time. I also enjoy other stimulating activities such as reading and crocheting.
Some fun facts about me:
- I too have high cholesterol and have been managing it myself (with lifestyle and diet) for the past 6 years.
- I am a certified PADI rescue diver and will always be somewhere under water during my leave periods.
- My favourite season is Spring, even if it’s still a bit chilly – it beats the cold weather by far!
- I enjoy gardening and had a big veggie garden. It’s a project I need to start up again.
- I prefer vegetables over any other food group.
- Sushi Wednesdays are a tradition in our house and I always have it on a Wednesday.
- I have skydived before, as well as bungy-jumped.
- All shades of green can be considered my favourite colour.
- A food I absolutely can’t develop a taste for is beetroot.
- I enjoy crocheting little fruits and veggies to hand out as gifts.
My special interests include chronic diseases (high cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes mellitus etc.), weight loss and gut disorders / health.
Colette Dreyer grew up in Johannesburg and moved to Potchefstroom to complete her studies. Colette has always been passionate about a healthy lifestyle and made her career choices based on this passion. She obtained her BSc Human Movement Science and Nutrition degree, BSc Nutrition Honours and BSc Dietetics degree at the Northwest University Potchefstroom. She then moved back to Johannesburg where she got placed as a community service dietician at a Community Health Centre. Colette wanted to take the next step and enter the field of private practise, where she started working as a private practising dietician for Dieticians at work in January 2020.
Colette is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and a member of the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA). She also served on the ADSA Gauteng South branch committee between 2019-2021.
Colette strives to assist people in making lifestyle changes to improve their health and overall quality of life. She promotes a well-balanced lifestyle, healthy food choices, consuming whole foods, eating the correct portion sizes, as well as exercise. She loves exercising herself which includes cycling, jogging, hiking, going to the gym or walking around the neighbourhood with her beloved husband and dogs.
Colette has an interest in working with lifestyle diseases such as overweight and obesity, diabetes, cholesterol, and hypertension.
“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin” – Tony Robbins
I am willing to walk this journey with you.
Visit the TYHN Website: www.tyhn.co.za