Blu Medical, Blubird Medical Centre, 1st Floor, Blubird Shopping Centre
c/o Fort St and Athol Oaklands, Birnam
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2196
Lila Bruk is a registered dietician and functional nutritionist based in Johannesburg, South Africa and has been in private practice since 2006.
Lila graduated from the University of Cape Town (UCT) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Biochemistry in 2002, followed by a Bachelor of Science Medical (Honours) degree in Nutrition and Dietetics in 2004 also from UCT. In 2010 she completed a Masters in Nutritional Sciences through the University of Stellenbosch in the fields of body image in pre-adolescent girls, digestive disorders, sports nutrition and food allergies.
Lila has also completed the Manuka course in Advanced Translational Nutrigenomics, which has provided excellent training in the emerging and cutting-edge field of nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics. She is also an EatFit FODMAP approved dietitian and is able to assist with elimination diets for the management of digestive disorders. Lila has completed the CDE Optifast-VLCD Programme training and is registered to prescribe the Optifast Programme.
Lila is passionate about promoting health and good nutrition and thus has written in over 450 general and health-related publications. She also gives regular lectures on nutrition-related topics around the country, and appears regularly on television and radio.
Lila is very involved in the corporate wellness space and has participated and organised wellness days, weight loss programmes and lecture series for such companies as Investec, EY, Sanlam, British Airways, Alexander Forbes, Hollard, 3M and Sun International.
Lila has a special interest in nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics, the nutritional management of lifestyle diseases (including diabetes, insulin resistance and heart disease), digestive disorders (e.g. Crohn’s disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome), eating disorders, food allergies and sports nutrition. Lila believes that everyone deserves to feel their best, to reach their optimal health and food is the key to get there!