About Us - EJDietitians

Erica Jankovich
& Associates

Digestive Health Dietitians

A South African based dietetic consultancy specializing in digestive health. We offer a range of tailor made individual consultations or a unique selection of nutritional programmes to suit your needs. Our strength is our experience and our passion. Our practice is ethical, scientifically based but flexible to meet your needs.

Erica Jankovich

RD(SA), BSc (Diet.), Dip Hosp.Diet(SA), Dipl. Adv. Diet. (UK)

EJ-Jun16bErica is a state registered dietitian qualified in South Africa with experience both locally and in the UK. She has worked in clinical, hospital and corporate settings. She is passionate of the science of nutrition and the use of food to heal the gut.

Erica’s experience spans more than 20 years and ranges from the clinical hospital setting to the private consulting patient, to the corporate environment and finally to the world of media and writing. She ran a successful private practice from central London for many years working with some of London’s top gastrointestinal consultants. She has collaborated in a successful IBS cook book: Healthy eating for IBS. During her time in UK, Erica became involved in various associations and projects linked with her interest in Nutrition and Gastrointestinal Diseases and her commitment to dietetics.
She has completed further study in advanced dietetics (BDA), she has trained at Kings College London, UK (Low FODMAP Diet) and has been involved in clinical research and writing in the field of gastrointestinal nutrition.

Erica established this South African practice to specialise in the nutritional management of patients with gastro-intestinal health problems. She has a wealth of experience in treating IBS, IBD and other functional gut disorders. Her practice is EatFit Accredited and runs regular EatFit programmes.

Erica is presently registered with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and Association of Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA).

Heather Harmsen

RD(SA) BSc Medical Honours (nutrition and dietetics) UCT

HH-Jun16bHeather trained in South Africa (UCT) and joins our practice after spending 8 years practising as a community dietitian in the UK. Her experience covers a wide range of nutritional areas including nutritional management of diabetes, cardiac rehabilitation, weight management and gut conditions with an emphasis on IBS. She has a passion for motivational counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy. She has successfully created and delivered many group programmes within diverse and multicultural settings.

Heather enjoys health writing and has contributed to several nutrition related projects.

Gayle Landau

RD(SA) BSc Medical Honours (nutrition and dietetics) UCT

gl-nov16Gayle Landau qualified with a BSc (Medical Honours) in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Cape Town and has over 16 years clinical and hospital experience working with adults. She has worked in the private sector locally and at the Royal Berskhire NHS trust in the UK.

Gayle has medical and surgical experience having worked in ICU, medical and surgical wards. She has experience in the nutritional management of patients with general gastro-intestinal health problems like IBS, artificial nutrition support (TPN/ Enteral tube feeding), post -operative care from gut surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, colo-rectal cancer, stoma care, diabetes, swallowing and feeding problems (dysphagia).

She is currently based at Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre in Johannesburg where she is affiliated to the Wits Donald Gordon Colorectal Unit. Gayle also has a keen interest in the management of diabetes and has completed the Centre for Diabetes (CDE) advanced course in Diabetes Care for Health Professionals. She applies principles of mindful- intuitive eating when she counsels – promoting the positive role nutrition can play in optimizing health and wellness.

Gayle is presently registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and Association of Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA)

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