About Ruth

I have been studying, teaching, writing about and exploring health for twenty years now and I’ve noticed that people seem to be getting sicker despite the ever-increasing amount of information there is available on health and wellbeing. 

More than any thing, people need clarity, understanding and practical guidance on healthy living. They need to know what changes they can make in their lives to improve their health. They need to change their daily habits and they need to become responsible for their own health.

My aim in founding The Health Lounge is to create a safe space and time in which you can explore and take control of your health.   A space where you can discover that all the tools you need, all the wisdom and all the knowledge, you already have – inside you. You just need to listen.

Books Published


Masters Degree

I hold a Master’s Degree in allied health and am registered as an allied health doctor in South Africa.  Here allied health educational standards and registration are closely aligned with those of medicine.   The Master’s Degree is a 6-year full-time degree which includes human anatomy & dissection, human physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, general pathology, systemic pathology, histology, psychology, psychopathology, homoeopathy, phytotherapy and nutrition.  In order to maintain my professional registration, I regularly attend training in Functional Medicine, Phytotherapy, Nutrition and Biopuncture.

Bachelors Degree

I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Literature and Philosophy (summa cum laude).  I continually study, write and teach in Integrative Health and am currently writing a book on Fatigue and Burnout.

Certified Primal Health Coach

I studied Health Coaching through the American Primal Health Coach Institute and in both my professional and personal life I focus on evolutionary-based lifestyle principles such as diet, exercise, sleep and stress-management. 

Diplomas in Complementary Therapies

I began my career in natural health in 1999 when I first studied complementary therapies in London. I hold diplomas in Reflexology, Massage and Aromatherapy and practised these for many years both in London and Durban.


  • Australasian Integrative Medicine Association
  • Institute for Personalised Therapeutic Nutrition
  • Primal Health Coach Institute
  • Allied Health Professions Council South Africa