Tamzyn is a registered dietitian. Tamzyn graduated with BSc Medical Honours degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Cape Town in 2009 after obtaining her BSc in Biochemistry, Physiology, Nutrition and Psychology from Stellenbosch University.
Tamzyn began her career as the dietitian responsible for overseeing multiple government clinics, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and non-profit organisations (NPOs) within the Khayelitsha/Eastern area of Cape Town, South Africa. She was responsible for overseeing the nutritional management of patients and training of staff at these facilities during this time. During this period, she gained experience in the nutritional management of infectious and chronic diseases as well as in infant and child feeding, which sparked her interest in preventative nutrition.
Tamzyn has spent the past six years working in training and education, customer relations, website content management and development of nutritional supplements, functional foods and marketing material at a leading nutraceutical firm.
Tamzyn is nutrition editor at Health Intelligence magazine, where she has also been a contributing writer, fact-checker and proof-reader for the publication for over five years. Tamzyn regularly 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.
Tamzyn is a researcher at The Noakes Foundation and is studying towards her Masters Degree in Physiology through The University of Cape Town. She investigating the role of low carbohydrate, high fat diets in type II diabetes and insulin resistance. She publishes articles based on her research around the topic of low carbohydrate high fat diets on her blog: www.bantitian.com.