Low Carb Listing Category: DOCTORS
Cape Town specialist physician Dr Hassina Kaje runs a medical practice based on “understanding the patient who has the disease within the context of the disease that the patient has”. Dr Kajee also sees healthy patients wanting to prevent disease. She counsels patients on lifestyle, including diet, nutrition and fasting, based on low-carb, high-healthy-fat (LCHF) therapies, as well as stress management, sleep hygiene, relationships and exercise. In short, she counsels her patients on healthy living and ageing well. She changed her medical practice after becoming dissatisfied with the conventional model of “palliative”, chronic disease medicine while she was running the High Care Unit of a prominent Cape Town tertiary hospital. At that time, she came to realise that a well-formulated LCHF diet was a key factor in reversing diabetes and chronic disease. Dr Kajee resigned from hospital work after trying to implement LCHF and becoming overwhelmed by the many acute and acute on chronic medical cases that made her unable to make a substantial difference. She now practises medicine more in line with her personal understanding of integrative chronic disease and obesity reversal practice.
Dr Kajee sits on the board of directors of the Noakes Foundation and is co-founder and medical director of The Nutrition Network, an online education platform serving to educate healthcare providers internationally on the science of LCHF diets. She is also co-founder and medical director of the Foundation’s Eat Better South Africa intervention programs and research. For more information, you can email Dr Kajee on firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter: @drhassinakajee.