About Us

About Me

Dr. Felicity Schoombie, qualified as a medical doctor at the University of Stellenbosch in 1980 and obtained M.Th. Pastoral Therapy (cum laude) from UNISA in 1999.


Authentic-U Health and Lifestyle Enhancement Centre has a holistic approach to patient treatment and care. People are more than just physical bodies and being free of disease is not enough; unless there is a balance between body, mind, emotion and spirit. It is this balance that ensures true health. The WHO also emphasizes that HEALTH is a state of complete PHYSICAL, MENTAL and SOCIAL well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. At Authentic-U Health and Lifestyle Enhancement Centre we are passionate about changing ILLNESS to WELLNESS. It is never too late to be what you might have been. “He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest, but he that PREVENTS it is the safest physician” Thomas Fuller

Metabolic Diet

For the past 30 years I have sought many solutions for my patients who struggle with chronic illnesses (dis-ease or out of sync body functioning), and found that medication, although it relieved the symptoms, had its limitations in reversing the conditions. As a medical doctor who has a holistic approach to patient treatment and care, I believe that a healthy body is a necessity for acquiring equilibrium in all other aspects of one’s life. A healthy body has as one of its features, a normal body mass index. That means you are neither over- nor underweight. We know that underweight is synonymous with being under nourish, but an overweight body does not mean that you are well fed. In fact it could indicate a serious undernourished state instead! Counting your calories and cutting down on your already insufficient meals will just worsen your situation. The truth is that YOUR needs will be totally different from the next person matching your weight and or chronic illnesses and that is why ordinary diets fail in producing long termed results. The Metabolic Balance Diet, based on 20 years of research and sound scientific principles, provides you with a meal plan that is based on your bodies unique make-up. It is not a fad diet promoted by some well-known celebrity, who gets paid mega bucks for saying the right words in the ad to encourage people to buy into the ‘miracle diet’. It astounds me how people can sell a diet as if “one diet fits all”. Do you still remember a time when your body operated at its peak and you felt you could eat whatever you wished without suffering any risk of weight gain? You can? I bet you are longing for that time once more! In that case, let me help you to “Turn Back Time,” so as to speak, through the metabolic personalised nutrition plan that will optimise your metabolism again by balancing your hormones. This plan will not only assist you to return to your optimal weight and health but most important of all, retain it for life. The best part of all this is that it is done using only natural foodstuff you buy at your local shop.