Summary: Biography Dr Arien van der Merwe
‘We teach best what we most have to learn!‘
Dr Arien van der Merwe MBChB (Pretoria) FRSPH (London) MISMA (UK) – saying ‘cheers to life!‘ in the photo – is a medical doctor, specialising in body-mind and integrative, natural medicine, workplace wellness and stress management since 1995. Arien is a well-known and experienced public speaker and trainer, internationally published author of 19 books and 12 training manuals on health and wellness, and medical specialist: workplace health and wellness. She is the Director of Health Stress Management Gauteng (Pty) Ltd, established in 2006, to disseminate health and wellness information to the workplace.
Dr Arien writes for, and consults regularly, to many magazines and newspapers in South Africa, and has appeared in countless national radio and TV shows as guest. She is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health in the UK, for the work she does in South Africa to promote public health and wellness through education, training and communication. She is also a Member of the International Stress Management Association, UK branch.
Because of her own weighty issues, with insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome, understanding what successful fat loss is about, she took over Dr WGG Gauché’s Weight Control Clinic when he retired at 75 years of age, after establishing the WCC in 1974.
Dr Arien’s Timeless DNA Program has been developed, a work in progress, after 4 years of intensive research, and study in the firm belief that we can change the way we mature, to live healthy, happy lives of longevity, purpose and meaning, well into our 100’S.