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Salad Dressing This salad dressing is really great to add some flavour to your salads without adding unwanted calories (like the salad dressings found in grocery stores). You need to take in enough oil per day (at least 3 tablespoons of healthy oils) and this recipe can help you do just that. Oils are essential read more…

Humus Humus is a great dip if you are in the mood for some tapas, whether you are entertaining or just need some variety. It is delicious and healthy. It is also a good idea to incorporate legumes into your diet every now and then, chickpeas here we come! You can use cucumber slices as read more…

Chicken Phyllopockets These are awesome when you are on maintenance. Phyllo pastry is lower in carbs compared to other pastries. It is light, refreshing and one or two is great for a snack. You need: Phyllo pastry 2x chicken breasts (boiled and diced) ½ yellow pepper diced 2 cups of finely chopped lettuce 5-6 green read more…

Iced Teas Rooibos Iced Tea You need: Rooibos tea bags, cinnamon sticks, lemon, Brookes Low Cal/ any diet cool drink to flavour (optional), sweetener (optional)  Method: Make Rooibos tea (strong), make enough and keep in a holder in the fridge. Add Brookes Low Cal/ any diet cool drink to taste. Add cinnamon sticks to the tea and read more…

Food supplements for optimal health Extracted from Chapter 4 of Dr Arien’s book Health & Happiness   Supplements are daily additions to a person’s normal diet to ensure optimal health and functioning of the body-mind unit. They support and strengthen the systems of the body so that the metabolism can function optimally. Supplements consist mainly read more…

Male Reproductive Health Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe (MBChB FRSPH MISMA) Sexual health challenges are very common in men over 40 years of age. Performance anxiety often rears its head in men over 50. The core concept of ‘having sex’ should be changed to making love! This shift in perception will make a big read more…

Heart Health Holistic Integrative Approach Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe (MBChB FRSPH MISMA) And the day came when the need to remain closed became more painful than the risk to open. – Anonymous The heart: seat of the emotions and the soul Experts estimate the total direct and indirect costs of death and disability read more…

Meaningful Menopause Workshop Feedback ‘I enjoyed it so much! You addressed all levels of health! Never heard of any medical Doctor doing this before. I usually get so bored as content is too basic but you really kept me interested every second! Well done. Thank you for a well-structured, highly informative and comprehensive seminar on read more…

Menopause and Perimenopause This article was written by Dr Arien van der Merwe as an article written for Natural Medicine magazine and an excerpt from Dr Arien’s book: Health and Happiness (also available as an eBook) Introduction Menopause, like puberty, causes dramatic changes in a woman’s body. This life transition process takes place over a period of read more…

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