The dietitian for the Rheumatology team, Donnay Gallinetti, is one of the team members of Vergelegen Dietitians. She is the lead clinical dietitian for inpatients at Busamed Paardevlei Hospital, and also sees outpatients at the private practice in Somerset West.
Donnay qualified in 2002 at Stellenbosch University, so she has a lot of clinical experience to share with her clients. Part of her work experience is from the United Kingdom, where she worked for 9 years. A dietitian can provide valuable advice regarding dietary changes which may help to relieve some of the symptoms of arthritis.
Donnay offers the following:
- advice on how to achieve a healthy weight and regular monitoring to ensure that goals are being met
- measurement of body fat percentage and dietary adaptations to assist in achieving a good body fat%
- education on various fats in the diet, with emphasis on the importance of the healthy fats for joint and heart health
- make use of current scientific information regarding various supplements which may ease the symptoms of arthritis
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