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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…

A Peek Inside Yourself – Live Blood Analysis Adapted and edited by Dr Arien, based on an article published in Natural Medicine Journal, March 2012, originally written by Dr David Nye, co-authored with Dr Okker Botha You stare enthralled, with rapt attention, at the blood cells floating across the screen in front of you. It read more…

Leptin, Insulin, Glucose and Weight (Adding to the Weight Control / Healthy Eating Brew!)   Preamble The high fat and protein, low-no carbohydrate diet, recently popularised by Tim Noakes (actually the Banting and Atkins diet) is to a certain extent in agreement with what Dr Gauche has been practicing at his Weight Control Clinic since read more…

The Energy Vitamins: Vitamin B2/Riboflavin   Vitamin B2, part of the B-complex vitamins, is crucial to metabolise carbohydrates into energy used for fuel by all the cells.   What does it do? Vitamin B2 (with the other B-complex vitamins) is important for body growth and red blood cell (necessary for oxygen transport) production. Vitamin B2 read more…

Meditation Learn to Meditate: A life skill that will improve your health and happiness, while ensuring an optimal sense of wellbeing Would you prefer a calmer, more peaceful life, managing the daily stress triggers with equanimity, as a human being (vs. a human doing!) from the still centre of a quiet mind? Learn to meditate, read more…

Wellness Educator Training Feedback Feedback from Metrorail & Minopex Wellness Educator Training ‘Hi my name is Martha. I just want to say thank you to myself for joining as a peer educator, because you know what?  According to my own point of view, I thought the word ‘peer educator’ was more about communication between your read more…

The Energy Vitamins: Vitamin B1/ Thiamine Written by Anri van der Merwe Vitamin B1, part of the B-complex vitamins, is crucial in the metabolism of carbohydrates, therefore the conversion of carbohydrates into energy for fuel. What does this mean? Vitamin B1 helps the body convert food into energy for fuel. Carbohydrates are broken down into read more…

Dr Arien’s Healthy Living Tips 1. Drink water Drink enough pure, clean water – 250ml for every 10kg body weight, every day. 2. Avoid toxins Avoid toxins in food, water and in your environment – take a regular detox break 3. Eat the right fats Eat the right fats – daily use of oils like read more…

The Energy Vitamins aka B-complex Vitamins Are you a B-liever or a non B-liever? Written by Anri van der Merwe (BSc Hons: Physiology; Fitness Specialist) The B vitamins consists of B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B7 (biotin), B9 (folic acid) and B12 (cobalamin). Under the B vitamins we will read more…

The Importance of Sleep Sleep restoration and rest More people now actively attend to nutrition & exercise to promote good health, but fail to recognise the importance of sleep. Sleep is the foundation for optimal alertness & performance. Sleep is critical to health, wellness & longevity and a vital physical need. We require sleep for read more…

1. In-House WCC Program Details Step 1: The Start Up & Follow Up diet/eating plan Week one of the Weight Control Clinic (WCC) Program to detox and giving the pancreas a well deserved break Week 2 and onwards of the WCC Program where we emphasise (since 1974!) healthy fat and oils, protein, with restored insulin read more…

The Nutritional Cost of Prescription Drugs Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe MBChB FRSPH MISMA Extracted from ‘Herbal Remedies’ by AvdM; Tafelberg Publishers   Except for the known side effects, many of the most frequently prescribed drugs can cause nutrient depletion. Many of the side effects of drugs can be prevented by using basic read more…

Setting Matters Straight: Diet Trends Insulin Resistance, Low Carb, Palleo and Banting Diets Did you know? Tim Noakes’ eating plan is not new at all! It was first prescribed in 1861 by a Harley Street surgeon Mr William Harvey, with great success, to an obese London undertaker, Mr William Banting, therefore it is more appropriately read more…

Supporting your Immune and Respiratory Systems during Winter Because the symptoms of the common cold are caused by more than 200 different rhinoviruses (rhin = nose) the development of a vaccine for the common cold isn’t practical. By supporting your immune and respiratory systems, you will be able to prevent colds, flu and allergies. After read more…

Flu vs Cold: A Natural Approach with Dr Arien Most of us get a feeling of impending doom as winter approaches.The reason: cold and flu season associated with stuffy noses, fever, aches, pains. The following information might just help you to prevent and control the winter blues! Introduction: The difference between colds and flu Flu read more…

Exercise to Support Weight Release How many of you do not like exercise or have trouble getting started? Or, do you start an exercise program only to stop after a few days or weeks? I know from personal experience how difficult it can be to maintain an exercise regime, but it is important to exercise, read more…

Mind Solutions for Sustainable Weight Release   The Mind Solutions Course is about identifying the deeper mental-emotional, subconscious saboteurs that thwart your best efforts at releasing weight permanently. We look at food addictions, emotional reasons for eating, toxic food and relationships, trapped negative emotions that lead to overeating, stressful situations, how to reprogram all these read more…

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