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Medical Screening Tests Gesondheidstoetse vir elke dekade (soos gesien in Beeld, Leefstyl, 13 Mei 2015) / Health Screenings for each decade Adapted from Health & Happiness by Dr Arien van der Merwe, revised edition 2013 Click here for Health Screenings (Gesondheidstoetse) done at the Healthy Living Space. English: Click on download to get a PDF of read more…

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: The Stress Connection Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe MBChB FRSPH MISMA NHA Medical doctor, Author, Medical Specialist: Health & Wellbeing   The connection between stress and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) The exact cause of IBS remains uncertain, but the following trends that might help people make sense in finding possible read more…

Health Awareness The Importance of Health Screenings Health screenings can identify and assess the following health risks: diabetes, metabolic syndrome, high cholesterol, overweight and obesity, osteoarthritis, cancer, heart disease, chronic inflammation, depression, etc. Dr Arien herself is an example of why regular health screenings are so important. A very unpleasant surprise awaited her when she did read more…

Inflamm-Ageing It’s the current buzzword in the anti-ageing world. We explore the way chronic inflammation accelerates ageing and how to slow things down – Lynne Gidish The word “inflammation” comes from the Latin word “inflamatio”, which means “to inflame or set on fire”, explains Dr Arien van der Merwe, owner of Healthy Living Space in Pretoria (www.drarien.co.za). Click here for page 1 of Dr read more…

Heart Healing in a Nutshell Sanskrit: Anahata, meaning flawless, unstruck or unbeaten (Joseph Campbell likens this unstruck vibration to the humming of an electrical transformer, or the unheard – to our ears – humming of atoms and molecules) And the day came when the need to remain closed became more painful than the risk to read more…

The Most Important Nutrients for Heart Health The most important nutrients for heart health include: An antioxidant combination with enough vitamins A, E, C and minerals zinc, selenium, chromium High dosages (50-100mg each) of the B-complex vitamins B1, 3, 5, 6, choline, inositol; 50 microgram of B12 and biotin; 400 microgram of folic acid Magnesium read more…

Health Awareness: Your Heart Newsletter Articles: 1. Your Heart: Shocking Facts & Stats (Click here to read more) A thorough heart health risk evaluation should form part of everybody’s yearly preventative medical examination, whether or not you have symptoms or a positive history. The natural, integrative holistic treatment options are aimed at improving energy metabolism inside the heart’s read more…

How Unforgiveness Affects Your Heart ‘Forgiveness recognizes what you thought your brother did to you has not occurred. It does not pardon sins and make them real. It sees there was no sin. And in that view are all your sins forgiven’ ‘The holiest spot on earth is where a former hatred becomes a present read more…

Romantic love and its complex physiology  Written by Anri van der Merwe (BSc Hons Physiology) Most of us have experienced being ‘in love’ along with all the ‘roller coaster’ feelings associated with it. But what is love actually? Romantic love can be nerve-wrecking, confusing and somewhat terrifying, but also exciting, pleasurable and uplifting. Love is read more…

Four Levels: Healing your Heart 1. Physical Level: Opening your heart – healing your physical body to release cell memories, optimize physical health and use the body to connect to your mind, emotions and soul essence Identify body signals of severe stress: feel the pain, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, depression Breathing exercises to open the chest read more…

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