Tamzyn is a registered dietitian with a Masters degree in Physiology (with Distinction), where she investigated low carbohydrate high fat (LCHF) diets in Type 2 Diabetes. She is a clinician, speaker and writer with a special interest and experience in LCHF diets.
Tamzyn’s early work experience as a dietitian in the community sparked her passion for debunking the myths surrounding diet in the quest to find a nutritional therapy that can prevent and reverse the rising epidemics of obesity and related diseases. After her time in the community, Tamzyn worked in nutritional supplement research and development, and as a nutrition editor and writer for a health magazine. While researching articles for the health magazine Tamzyn became aware of the benefits of LCHF diets. This prompted Tamzyn to pursue her Masters degree and research in to LCHF diets, and to become co-founder of Real Food Dietitians, a private dietetics practice focusing on LCHF diets.
Tamzyn is currently working in clinical practice, and as a researcher and nutrition writer for The Noakes Foundation (non-profit LCHF nutrition organisation) and Nutrition Network (health professionals LCHF training platform). She also contributes to various publications and conducts interviews for magazines (such as YOU/Huis Genoot and Sarie), online publications (like BizNews and IOL), as well as on radio and television. She is co-author of Sugar Free: 8 weeks to Freedom from Sugar and Carb Addiction.