Sharing a passion for healthy living and having experienced the power of whole food, plant-based nutrition in their own lives and that of their families and clients, Corné Jooste and Marina Evans, founded Plant Based Health SA as a premier resource in support and promotion of Whole Food, Plant-based Nutrition in South Africa.

They provide practical advice and links to evidence based information for those interested in, and wanting to follow a Whole Food, Plant-based diet and lifestyle. Acknowledging the importance of, and sharing the ethical, environmental and food sustainability concerns of others, their focus is the restoration and maintenance of health and wellbeing through improved nutrition.

The medical and/or nutritional information on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please seek medical advice before using diet to treat disease.

Who We Are

Corné Jooste, DD PhD CNHP, is a passionate Holistic Health Practitioner, having a strong interest in helping you find your joy, heal and bring back a sense of wonder to everyday life. From an early age, he had an intuitive and creative understanding of the world - showing empathy, compassion and caring for those around him.

Having struggled and overcame personal health challenges while witnessing the destructive nature of preventable lifestyle diseases in friends and family, he has dedicated the past 16 years to his passion of healing and understanding our connection to Spirit and the world around us, studying such diverse subjects as Consciousness, World Religions, Meditation, Intuitive Skills, Feng Shui, Reiki, Holistic Health and Plant-based Nutrition.

He values an integrated and holistic approach to coaching and healing through powerful and proven modalities and has intimate knowledge of brightening people's spirit while improving physical health through nutritional and lifestyle intervention - facilitating emotional transformation, reducing stress and creating environments that support general health and wellbeing.

In addition to being a Starch Solution Certified Instructor, Corné's plant-based education includes completing a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies & eCornell as well as in Natural Health & Nutrition with the Int'l Academy of Health & Wellness. He is also Forks Over Knives Plant-Based Certified, completed Food for Life training and is associated with the Physician's Committee of Responsible Medicine through the Natural Way Network.

Marina Evans is a passionate, vibrant Health Coach, with boundless energy and always up for adventure. Her own journey in search of health and vitality lead her to a WFPB lifestyle. 

Dietary intervention for Pregnancy, babies and toddlers is her first love. Constantly researching this very diverse and specialised field, she supports families in their transition, taking into account their current health status, lifestyle and unique family needs among others.
 Marina’s family all run on veggies - even her 10-year-old, 1 ton rescued dairy bullock, MooMoo, only enjoys sweet green grass in his field office on the farm! - and her daughter has defied the broccoli myth, enjoying a wide variety of plant foods.

As a keen horse rider and triathlete, she has tested plant power with mountain biking, running and swimming. After 7 years in competitive sport, she feels confident to share and enthuse other athletes with the power of a WFPB, alkaline-forming diet for optimum performance and more importantly - ideal health. Viewing WFPB living as a practical lifestyle, both physically and spiritually, she is very enthusiastic about helping people to transition step-by-step, reaching their goals and making lasting change - bridging ingrained habits and cultural norms.

Marina's plant-based education includes completing Certificates in Natural Health & Nutrition as well as Natural Health Consulting with the Int'l Academy of Health & Wellness. She has also completed various short courses, cooking demo's and plant based workshops - ranging from raw-food and sports nutrition to foraging courses, including seaweed foraging. Marina also completed Food for Life training and is associated with the Physician's Committee of Responsible Medicine through the Natural Way Network.