Meet our Inspired Founder

Nerine is the managing Director for BSF Health Solutions and the creator of the acclaimed PhytoLean weight loss consultancy. With over fifteen years of experience working in the health and wellness industry, she loves sharing her passion for living a balanced and healthy lifestyle. She has collaborated with higher educational institutions, experts in their respective fields and associations to bring you the best nutritional information globally available.

Nerine holds a Bachelors in Health Sciences (Naturopathy), A Masters in Psychology with a focus on behavioural change psychology and eating psychology, and is currently completing her Ph.D. in Natural Medicine. She has lectured at university level and presented as a guest speaker at the acclaimed International ACRE conference. She is a certified clinical weight loss specialist accredited through the complementary medical association and registered with the ASCHP as Holistic Councillor, and with the IAHTNP as a registered naturopathic practitioner. In addition, Nerine is also a qualified educator and registered SACE health educator, assessor and moderator.

She holds advanced certificates in integrative nutrition, lifestyle medicine, culinary medicine, original and biblical traditional medicinal approaches and ethnomedicine practices. She is also a licensed Food For Life (FFL) instructor with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and proudly the first FFL instructor in South Africa.

Nerine presents the Food for Life award-winning nutrition education and cooking class program in partnership with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine that provides an innovative approach to diet-related chronic diseases. Since 2001, Food for Life has been a pioneer in delivering hands-on information about the direct role of plant-based nutrition in health and disease prevention to communities around the world. Designed by physicians, nurses, and registered dietitians, Food for Life promotes healthful eating based on the latest scientific research. Nerine was awarded the centre of excellence awards 2021 towards her efforts in helping busy working moms reclaim their health, confidence, and figures while utilizing immune boosting nutrition.

Nerine was distinguished with the prestigious annual international award by the PCRM in 2023 for her outstanding contributions to nutritional education, extending impactful outreach efforts to communities worldwide.

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What’s in the name PhytoLean?

The healing Power of Nature- Boost your Immunity, slim down, protect your health, promote anti-aging and longevity.

We utilize powerful chemicals that prevent and fight disease. Phytonutrients are found in plants. “Phyto” comes from the Greek Phyton meaning “plant”. There are over 10 000 phytonutrients and Myconutrients discovered. These can help with DNA repair, scavenging for free radicals as anti-oxidants. This means these powerful plant particles have ani-aging and longevity properties. They influence and regulate hormonal functions, and regulated hormones play a huge role in normal weight maintenance.

Furthermore, they boost immune function, helping fight bacteria, viruses and other pathogens. It is no wonder that diets that contain more of these powerful phyto-nutrients have demonstrated scientifically in studies that they have immense benefits in illness prevention, duration of illness and severity. Boosting your immunity is fundamental today in our global situation and can prove valuable and even essential in fighting off disease and disease prevention. These powerful plant compounds can lower blood clotting and coagulation proving very valuable in our day and age.

These wonderful particles from Nature’s medicine pharmacy most importantly also inhibit fat synthesis and storage! For this reason, making use of these powerful plant “phyto” chemicals to get lean and stay lean was the inspiration behind the name of our weight loss programme and product line “PhytoLean”.

Here at PhytoLean we believe in optimal body balance through Nature’s synergy, harnessing the power of plants. Powerful science working WITH Nature provides a gentle yet effective natural and sustainable weight loss solution for all.

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Our Companies Vision and Mission Statement:

We are on a mission to attain your weight loss vision! As a successful weight loss and wellness consultancy we are committed to excellence because we believe in the value of natural healing and a natural holistic lifestyle.

We use the therapies, modalities, nutritional and wellness approaches ourselves and we walk our talk. For this reason we know and have experienced the benefits, results and gains of this way of life first hand.

We care about our clients and their health and well-being. We are here to really listen empathetically; help you identify your health and weight loss goals and to support and guide you towards the results you wish to obtain! We put our clients agenda and needs first. We create a strategic action plan that you will actually follow, measuring your progress, adjusting where necessary. Helping you achieve lasting changes in your health and life. We believe self-awareness, self-leadership, self-care and ongoing personal and professional growth must be part of our coaches and clients routine. Our coaches are highly skilled and competent to professionally and ethically coach within their scope of practice.

We have a positive motivating approach to inspire, empower and encourage. We understand that anything can be achieved with the right attitude, and with persistent, committed and motivated effort. In reality small changes creates big results.

In essence our business embodies dynamic health, inspired living and personalized coaching.

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As the new year begins, we are excited to collaborate in partnership with the Physicians committee for responsible medicine bringing you the best in nutritional knowledge to take charge of your health with diet changes and support from nutrition experts from around the world. The expert panel providing you with the science behind good nutrition include Neal Barnard, MD, FACC ; Josh Cullimore, MD, MPH; Jennifer Paul, MPH, RDN; Gemma Newman, MBBCH, DRCOG, DFSRH, MRCGP; Leila Dehghan, MD, MSc, ANutr; Sarah Bentley, Cookery School Director; Shireen Kassam MBBS, FRCPATH, PHD, DipIBLM; Hayley Tait, MB,ChB, MRCS, MRCGP; Chef Cola, Executive Chef; Dr. Juliette Roex, Lead Student Advisor for Doctors for Nutrition, GP in training; Dr. Heleen Roex, Co-founder of Doctors for Nutrition, Pediatrician, and FFL instructor; Rohini Bajekal, Nutritionist, MA, Oxon MSc, Dip, IBLM ; Karen Smith, RD, CDCES including others.

One Healthy World is brought to you by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and their partners worldwide. Our collaboration and partnership with them strives to provide resources for those interested in improving their eating habits and their health, those who are ready to lose weight, have more energy, look and feel younger, and overcome diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and other health challenges!  For more information about their panel of expertise please visit

We at PhytoLean are proud to have incorporated core foundational principles of the global expertise panel into our program through our partnership empowering you to take charge of your health with diet changes and support from leading nutrition experts from around the world as we strive for one healthy world.

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Collaborations and Partnerships

We collaborate in partnerships with higher learning institutions and organizations to bring you the best in nutritional knowledge, behaviour, change and eating phycology from experts around the globe.

Affiliations and Associations

We are Nationally and Internationally registered and board certified in the field of Natural Health, Clinical weight loss, Functional and integrative nutrition, life coaching, behavioral change nutritional coaching and holistic counseling.

Awards & Special Recognitions

We are proud to have been recognized internationally and awarded accordingly, Nominated as a finalist for the Centre of Excellence 2021 awards and then consequently awarded the winner. Our programme was also rated as top three by consumers . 94% of customers rated our program better than anything else out there. We are also proud to announce that the program we use was rated number one as best by customers for satisfaction, reputation, quality, and effectiveness.

Coaching Tributes & Accolades

What makes our approach unique and different from anything out there?

Dieting just doesn’t work.

According to the New York Times, 95% of people who lose weight on a diet gain it back, and a significant percentage of people gain back more than they had originally lost, just like in less than a year or two almost everyone who wins the lottery is worse off than before they won it!

For this reason, we do not offer you a quick fix diet, medication, invasive procedures or surgery, or some magical shortcut like photoshop to look and feel great.

Our approach does not involve fad diets that get results quick but you regain your weight and then some more.

Lose the weight and keep it off

We do offer a natural holistic and integrative lifestyle approach to slimming and weight loss. Our approach is backed by evidence based science and involves a change in lifestyle, with a focus on quality of nutrition, mindset and healthy eating habits to promote wellness in all areas of life. Medically proven and supported by Evidence based research our approach to weight loss is proudly one of the top four programs in the world to consider currently for weight loss.

We promote a mild, gentle yet effective and gradual weight loss solution over time. Our objective involves losing weight and keeping it off without regaining or doubling the weight once lost.

We also work on your mindset, your body love, your will, mindful eating habits, addressing emotional eating, your decision-making processes and empower you with the knowledge to make good lifestyle and food choices for your body, mind and soul.

Without approaching you as a unique and complex being on all dimensions of your existence, lasting results would be fleeting. The results simply will not stick!

Eating better, not less

What makes our approach effective and unique is that it does not require calorie counting but allows one to eat to satiation (until satisfied). You won’t go around feeling starved or deprived. Our focus is on eating better, not less.

We empower you to understand your own unique body and its challenges, and how other factors like lifestyle, hormones, eating habits, stress and even the water you choose to drink can contribute to making you fat!

With us there is no fat shaming or guilting. We understand the struggle is real! Our consultants have faced many of the struggles and challenges you have faced and still might be facing now. We are here to help support and guide you drawing from our own experiences and expertise towards the goals you want to achieve. We recognize how important motivation, the right mindset, and commitment is for obtaining the results you desire throughout this journey.

Our weight loss consultants and accountability coaches have walked the talk and have obtained these astounding and lasting results in their own weight loss journeys. We are thrilled to share what has worked for us in our own lives to lose weight and keep it off.

Remember if you are in need of medical assistance, advice or care; do not hesitate to seek out assistance when needed. We encourage working with general practitioners, specialists, nutritionists, physical therapists or any other health professional that can best support your health needs as a team. Afterall, your wellbeing and optimal care is of uttermost importance to us.

We all have foods we absolutely love. During this programme learn how and when to cheat guilt free and still stay slim. We deal with cravings in a positive way by understanding why certain foods are being craved. This is usually due to unidentified deficiencies. Gaining insight into possible deficiencies and providing foods rich in these needed nutrients will start to naturally decrease these cravings. We understand slow transition and re-education is key. Making small changes and building on your successes. For this reason, we provide suggestions for healthy substitutes to these cravings with much of the taste but more of the natural goodness your body needs to function at its best.

We do not burden you with required meal plans, shopping lists or schedules but provide insight on what your personalized ideal plate should look like. You are empowered to create what’s on your plate! We talk about good eating habits, sharing yummy recipes and meal ideas that you prefer and food aligned with taste preferences and any food sensitivities or allergies you might experience.

We educate you on the food culprits that might be depleting your energy levels, slowing your digestion and metabolism and adding the centimeters. These bad boys might even be interfering with your moods, hormonal levels and quality of sleep.

Exercise is not mandated or required

Exercise is not mandated or required to partake in this program but recommended for those who can participate. As our approach to weight loss does not mandate exercise it is ideal for those morbidly obese, those suffering from mobility restrictions, injuries, past surgeries or chronic pain hampering strenuous exercise or anyone that is looking for a gentler way to weight loss.

Support and community

We feel strongly about group support and community. Our online weight loss and wellness workshops provide support groups where you can share your weight loss journey, ask questions and get recommendations on challenges experienced. Our nutritional advisors, coaches and facilitators will also be with you every step of the way.

The Psychology of eating

We explore your relationship with food, the psychology of eating and consider factors that can contribute to comfort eating, over eating, under eating or eating disorders. We hold the space to mindfully consider why certain experiences, circumstances and emotions you have experienced in life could be holding you back from losing the dead weight you no longer desire.

A Tailor-made holistic solution for your individualized means

Our approach involves a holistic solution to your individualized profile and specialized needs experienced. We consider all aspects of your life and develop a strategy incorporating all aspects of the wellness wheel to empower you with powerful, proven and effective strategies. We provide food store tours and insight into food label reading to make informed, educated and good food choices. We have done all the hard work for you! Taking hard to understand concepts and making it easy, practical and possible to implement over the long run. We have been in the industry for years promoting workplace wellness, conducting corporate training and health education. Capitalize on our experience, expertise and knowledge when applying what we have learned and lived over decades of study and implementation, gaining results that have helped many people. Make the investment in your health and bring optimized nourishment to you and your family.