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Category Archives: Natural Medicine Articles

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…

An integrative approach to treating depression and other nervous system disorders Written    by Dr Arien van der Merwe [MBChB (Pretoria), FRSPH (London), MISMA (UK)] [Adapted from the book ‘Stress Solutions’ by Dr Arien van der Merwe] ‘The right reaction to a symptom may as well be a welcoming rather than laments and demands for read more…

Microbiome: Reinstate Homeostasis (Internal Balance) Digestive Health  Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe (MBChB NHA FRSPH MISMA) Definition and introduction The microbiome is the full complement of the genes contained in all the microbes, tiny living single cell organisms, found throughout and inside the human body and the oldest form of life on earth. read more…

The Best Stress Management Tool of All Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe 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, and it might just be the best read more…

Allergies Allergies are very common in the childhood years. To mention a few of the many factors involved – genetic tendency, pollution and smoking, toxins in food, tension (always look for signs of stress in children), marginal vitamin deficiencies and antibiotic abuse. Atopy (from the Greek for “difference”), the tendency to develop some form of read more…

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