Dalia Maori Registered Dietitian At The Therapy Room Cambridge

Dalia Maori Registered Dietitian At The Therapy Room Cambridge

November 5, 2019 0 By William Morgan


I’m Dalia Maori, I’m a registered dietician
and I’ve worked at The Therapy Room for 5
years. I specialise in adult and child overweight
chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes,
heart disease, arthritis, skin conditions,
inflammatory bowel diseases and also disordered
eating, such as bulimia, anorexia and orthorexia.
So every patient that comes to me in their
initial consultation I will look at recent
blood tests, I will go into their dietary
history and their medical history and any
pertinent medical conditions beyond those
they’re coming to treatment for. Usually most
conditions will improve with improved nutrition,
exercise and lifestyle changes. Any consultations
moving on from there depend on the condition
of the patient. Some people may just need
to be seen a few times, some people need to
be seen for quite a long period of time, depending
on their condition.
It overlaps with the argument that “oh, healthy
eating is too expensive”, well no it’s not,
at all, if you know what you’re doing. If
you go and buy a cabbage, a beetroot and a
sack of oats, it doesn’t cost the earth at
all. If you know how to cook legumes as well,
you can use a bag that will feed your family
for a number of meals you just need to know
what you’re doing. Which is another thing
why home economics needs to come back into
schools, big time. It’s really, really, important
people need to know how to make soups and
things, and stews. But 100% it’s better for
the environment, it’s far better for you to
be eating local foods. And if you’ve got those
vibrant colours there, the purples, the reds,
the oranges, the greens, that’s the nourishment
right there, those are the antioxidants, you
don’t have to be having Goji berries.
I’ll never hand out a generic plan, I’ll discover
the person, what do you like, what do you
not like. I’ll always as them to eat, I’ll
start with things that they do like. What
we do see over the process is that their palette
changes and so they’re willing to embrace
different foods. So people who thought that
they could only have a sweet breakfast start
actually understanding they really enjoy savoury
breakfasts. I move people generally at the
speed that they’re able to do, some people
are faster than others at making behavioural
changes and it’s all totally ok.
The Therapy Room is a really warm and welcoming
environment for clients and practitioners
and it would be wonderful for more practitioners
to join the team and expand the wonderful
things we can do for the people coming in
here looking for help and improving their
health.