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Category Archives: Natural Medicine Articles

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Top 10 Tips to Prevent and Manage Inflammation Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe Firstly, what is inflammation? You slam your finger in the car door. It immediately turns red, warms up and starts to become swollen.  And it is sore! Why does this happen?  Pain serves to alert you to the problem and read more…

Collagen in a nutshell Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe   What is collagen? Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is the ‘glue’ that holds the whole body together. It can be compared to a scaffold or matrix that provides strength, structure, elasticity and support for the bones, muscles, read more…

Practical Tips to Incorporate Exercise into Your Daily Life Written by Anri van Rooyen (Health & Fitness Consultant) We all know that exercising is great for us for different aspects of our lives: emotionally, mentally (improved mood, happiness, self-confidence) and physically (to gain muscle and lose fat gives us a more streamlined body). Daily exercise read more…

Osteoporosis in Context with Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Calcium & Magnesium Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe, Extract from her book Health & Happiness, available from the online health shop (as hard copy or eBook): http://www.drarien.co.za/product/health-happiness-book/ Osteoporosis Calcium is best known for its role in strengthening bone for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. read more…

Neuroplasticity Summary: Abstract International Conference Encourage your brain through practical exercises to function optimally throughout your life Abstract: Presentation on Neuroplasticity at the International Stress Management Association Conference in London, 17 June 2017 Developed and presented by Dr Arien van der Merwe MBChB MISMA NHA FRSPH Introduction Your brain is amazingly adaptable.  It never ever read more…

Breast Health Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe The most devastating loss of life from breast cancer occurs in women between 30-50 years of age. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women 40-44 years of age. Although breast cancer has only 10% the morbidity 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…

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