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Natural Recipe for Sunburn, Insect Bites, Blue Bottle Stings, Skin Irritations Try this easy natural recipe for sunburn by making it from scratch to ensure that all the ingredients are in the mixture and to ensure correct amounts.   Ingredients: 1 cup each of chopped lavender and calendula flowers – to be found in most gardens  1 read more…

International Workplace Wellness Course Facilitated by Dr Arien Date: 2 & 3 December 2014 Medical Practitioners from the National Assembly Abuja (Wellness Centre) in Nigeria, did a 2 Day Short Course in Workplace Wellness. Feedback: Murtala Abdulahi During the programme I learnt: How to set up a wellness clinic It is better to go for read more…

Live Blood Analysis (LBA) Packages Are you feeling under the weather with no energy? LBA and a gentle detox can be just what you need. The packages available for the gentle detox (read more about detox below) and LBA (click here for more info): 1. LBA Detox package of R1500 includes the following (SAVE R400): 30 minute read more…

Gentle Detox Developed by Dr Arien – especially for you!   Are you feeling exhausted or sluggish, bloated, with hair and skin looking lifeless and dull, waist band just a little too tight? You could be in need of a simple, gentle, healthy 2 day detox – a weekend cleanse will work well to restore read more…

A string of pearls: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) A Natural Approach to PCOS Written by Anri van der Merwe (Physiologist and Fitness Specialist) What is PCOS? PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) or PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease) is a common endocrine system disorder among women of reproductive age, affecting 5-10% of women. PCOS involves irregular ovulation in read more…

necessities feedback NOV 2014: Since I’ve started drinking necessities I have so much more energy. I was always tired, but I have energy again and it does not feel like I want to sleep constantly anymore/ Vandat ek necessities drink het ek soveel meer energie! Ek was altyd konstant moeg, maar ek het nou weer read more…

Gut Health Written by: Dr Arien van der Merwe MBChB FRSPH MISMA NHA Introduction Billions of microorganisms live on and inside us. Most are beneficial, some are potential pathogens. The beneficial ones are called probiotic microorganisms. Lactobacillus (e.g. L acidophilus and L plantarum) bacteria reside mostly in the small intestine, and Bifidobacterium bifidum are found read more…

The Natural Approach to Menopause After countless calls after a recent radio talk, Dr Arien realised once again how important it is for all of us to obtain health and wellness related trustworthy information. Here is an excerpt from her book Health & Happiness (Geluk & gesondheid) on the natural approach to menopuase. For more information read more…

  Poor concentration and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Young Adults and Stimulants – is there a solution?  Excerpt from Dr Arien’s book Health & Happiness   Read more about: Ginkgo biloba Read more about: Essential Fatty Acids Children, teenagers and young adults Considerable research indicates that supplementary micronutrients improve the function of the nervous read more…

Workplace Wellness: Stress Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe MBChB FRSPH MISMA As consultant in workplace wellness for well over 17 years, I’m amazed that even now, relatively few companies implement at least some basic wellness interventions for their employees. After all, employees are any company’s most important assets! We live in a rapidly changing read more…

1:1 Program (Weight Control Clinic) 1 You, 1 Us 11 Week Success! Special Offer R 7000 for 11 weeks (SAVE ANOTHER R800)  ‘Invest in your Health & Summer Body’   Terms & Conditions 1. Duration:  The 1:1 Program is for a period of 11 weeks and have to be paid in full to receive discount. 2. Description: The read more…

Breakfast with Dr Arien (Launch): Timeless DNA for Youthful Living Launch: You are invited to the Launch of ‘Health & Happiness’ the new book by Dr Arien van der Merwe, published internationally by Fox & Raven, and the new Series: ‘Breakfast with Dr Arien’ based on the Timeless DNA™ Youthful Living Program. Date: 23 October read more…

Coconut Oil Facts Written by Anri van der Merwe. Adapted from an Article by Something Natural What is coconut oil? Coconut oil is preserved form the white meat of the coconut. There are two types of coconut oil, namely: 1. Virgin coconut oil – pressed form the fresh meat of raw coconuts. It is cold-pressed read more…

The Natural Approach to Treat IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Written by ©: Arien van der Merwe MBChB (Pretoria) FRSPH (London) MISMA (UK) NOTE: The natural treatment options and stress management tools discussed in this article, will of course alleviate symptoms of any disorder or disturbance in digestive tract function. Introduction Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or read more…

Looking For Sweetness – All Sugar Is Not Created Equal Sugar is nearly unavoidable in our modern day diets.  It’s everywhere and it’s highly addictive, which is why so many people eat far too much of it.  Sugar is hidden in almost all things processed, including things you’re probably not aware of, such as salad read more…

Spice Up Your Life Spices are not just great in food but the health benefits are unbelievable!   Try this easy recipe for allergies: Mix together a pinch each of ginger, cinnamon, mustard powder and turmeric, with a little raw honey in hot water – it makes for a delightful spicy drink. Add a pinch read more…

Spring and Summer Sunshine Tips We were designed to live under the sun! However, sunburn and overexposure to the sun without protecting our skin, could damage our DNA. It also causes photo ageing. That means it breaks down the elastin and collagen fibres that support the skin, causing wrinkles and premature ageing.That’s why so many read more…

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