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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
RS(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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Leoni Fortmann
RD(SA)

Leoni Fortmann is a registered dietician full of enthusiasm about food and nutrition. Her belief in the power of good nutrition and how it can have a positive influence on the health status of individuals drives her passion of helping people to acquire optimal healthy eating habits.

Leoni is a confident, bubbly person with a big heart who deeply cares for people at a professional and personal level. When she is not working, she enjoys a lovely day out in the sun, being active and having a good time with family and friends.

Having a very creative mind allows Leoni to create something unique and beautiful whether it be at work or for her personal use. She hopes for nothing but for her clients to succeed and is willing to go the extra mile to help them get there.

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Dina Jankowitz
RD(SA)

 Dina Jankowitz, I completed her BSc.Dietetic at the NWU in 2019. She completed her community service in 2020 in Klerksdorp/Tshepong. During her community service acquired all of the necessary skills whilst working with patients with various dietary needs, as well as working with other healthcare practitioners to ensure a patient receives the highest quality care that is adjusted according to their needs.

During this time she had the opportunity to work in different units and wards including: Surgery, burns, multi-drug resistant TB, medical, neonatal, oncology and paediatrics. Working in these various areas provided her with a unique set of skills to provide specialized care to patients.

"I aim to provide personalized care for each patient using evidence-based nutritional guidelines."

she is also studying part-time towards an MSc degree in Dietetics, with her research focusing on ‘Fibrin clot properties to predict cardiovascular disease mortality in adults’. "I believe that there is always room for development and growth".

She is passionate about health and providing her patients the utmost best care she possibly can. "It is my goal as a dietician to commence on a journey with each of my patients and walk with them step-by-step to help achieve the quality of life they deserve".  She strives to understand and incorporate your personal and health needs to provide creative and practical solutions.

Dina will be practicing in the Garsfontein and Midrand area. She has a special interest in gut health and chronic disease of the lifestyle including diabetes, cholesterol, hypertension and corporate wellness.

"Contact me, lets take the first step on your journey together!"

Üncke Duvenage
RD(SA)

Üncke Duvenage, was born and raised in Springs and completed her school years in this small town in the East of Gauteng. she then went on and studied her BSc.Dietetics at North-West University, where she enjoyed the good and bad as well as the challenges and companionship of Residence living. #teambuilding

She completed her first 6 months of Community Service at Rob Ferreira Hospital in Nelspruit and finished off the year at Sebokeng Hospital. #hungry_to_learn

"My passion for food, love for animals and nature as well as desire to inspire others to adapt the correct diet and lifestyle, was why I wanted to become a dietician".

"I am a very outgoing and talkative person, I enjoy the outdoors and strive to live a life in abundance. My motto in life is ‘You only live once, make it count!’

she has a great passion and love for animals especially horses and would love to have her own animal rehabilitation centre in the future and to travel the World. 

In her leisure time she enjoys exercising, listening to good music and interacting with friends and family.

Her personal reminder to you: “You can’t exercise away a bad diet!”

Her special interests include chronic diseases (Diabetes, Hypertension and Cholesterol), weight loss, sports nutrition, mental health and corporate wellness.

Connect with Üncke and start your transformational journey. 

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