Christiaan grew up in a family where healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle was their way of living. He developed an interest and passion for nutrition. He then decided to go and study dietetics at Potchefstroom University to learn more about this field. After completing his studies, he moved back to his home town Welkom where he served his community at Bongani Hospital for 3 and half years. He then moved into Private Practice in 2003. His practice has moved from strength to strength since then. He is happily married for 17 years to Marie with two beautiful sons.