Disease Specific Nutrition

Vergelegen Dietitians are uniquely qualified to provide nutritional care for a range of medical conditions. We take into consideration your medical condition and history, blood work, body composition, lifestyle and diet history and provide dietary guidelines and personalised eating plans suitable for you.


Digestive Disorders

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS or Spastic colon)
  • Constipation or diarrhoea
  • Diverticular disease
  • Crohn’s Disease or ulcerative colitis
  • Heartburn and reflux
  • Stomach or bowel surgery


Diabetes and related disorders

  • Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (Insulin dependent)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (Non-Insulin Dependent)
  • Insulin resistance
  • Impaired glucose tolerance
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Gestational (pregnancy) diabetes

Heart Disease

  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Diet after a heart attack or stroke


Food allergies & Intolerances

  • Milk allergy & intolerance (babies, children and adults)
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Gluten intolerance
  • Wheat allergy & intolerance
  • Coeliac disease
  • Additive & preservative free diet
  • Low histamine diet



  • Cancer prevention
  • Special diets for cancer
  • Weight loss or poor appetite
  • Side effects of cancer treatment
  • Therapeutic diet after cancer surgery


Renal Nutrition

  • Chronic kidney disease diet
  • Dialysis diets


Nutritional deficiencies

  • Iron deficiency and anaemia
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Low energy levels

Bone & Joint Health

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Gout