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Thank you for your payment! We will be in contact shortly 10 February 2018: Creating Your Life Plan for 2018 Save the date! High Tea with Dr Arien & Anri Make 2018 different with sustainable plans in place Facilitated by Dr Arien van der Merwe Vision board/Creativity collages to suit your personality, style, questions and read more…

10 September 2017: Dr Arien at Bookfair, Magaliesburg Talk Topic: Health & Happiness is Your Birthright Subtitle: What are the messages you send to your cells? This talk will tickle you to explore many ways to wellness, from mind to body, from thoughts to DNA. Venue: Black Horse Brewery & Restaurant, Magaliesburg Time: 13h30 

Wellness tips during and after the holidays  Empty your inner thoughts and feelings in your journal – dreams, emotions, joys and regrets Envision and feel your dreams and daydreams – it is the symbols from within your soul. Spend time thinking about recent events and happenings. Set your goals: short, medium and long term. Enjoy read more…

Sep-Dec 2015: ‘Lose 2 Win’ Competition Winners New ‘Lose 2 Win’ Competition Starts 1 February2016, click here for more information These three women show us that it is possible to lose weight, and quite a lot in 3 months – their results were astonishing and highly encouraging to all of us! See the before photos read more…

Fat Loss Winning Recipe Sincerest congratulations to Lientjie for her amazing results! She lost 20.3 kg total weight and 21.7 kg fat weight on our Weight Control Clinic program. What an amazing achievement! As Lientjie herself says: ‘the results are so much better if you exercise while on the program, so all patients should definitely read more…

Neuropeptides: Molecules of Emotions [Part 1 & 2] Working with your subconscious feelings and beliefs are important for sustainable and long term management of any health challenge  Part 1  ‘I suggest that the body and soul react to each other in sympathy. A change in the state of the soul would necessarily have an effect read more…

Step-by-Step Healthy Detox A ten-point plan for gentle detoxification as part of a healthy lifestyle We all experience the need to cleanse and detoxify our bodies and minds, to rid ourselves from toxic thoughts, as well as toxins and accumulated waste products inside our cells, organs and systems. This instinctive urge is as old as read more…

Metabolic Syndrome Statistics: Demonstrating the essential need and urgency to define and address this prevalent health challenge Statistics released during 2010: 150 million people diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome! This is expected to rise to 300 million by 2030. This serious health risk can result in many other diseases, such as depression, heart disease, colon and breast cancer, diabetes, etc. read more…

Stress is the number one threat to health and wellbeing According to Dr Arien van der Merwe long term stress increases the risk of conditions as diverse as colds and flu, heart disease, depression and insomnia. What is more, statistics show there has been a five-fold increase in stress-related illness in the last 40 years read more…

Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe MBChB FRIPH FRCAM MISMA; medical doctor & workplace wellness & stress management consultant, author, director Centre for Health & Wellbeing in Pretoria. As a workplace wellness consultant for the past 12 years, and having recently completed the first round of peer educator training as a workplace wellness intervention read more…

A BREAST SCREENING TOOL TO DETECT EARLY CHANGES IN BREAST TISSUE IN WOMEN OF ALL AGES  Compiled (with some sections written) by Dr Arien van der Merwe MBChB FRIPH MISMA Information sourced from various published research articles supplied by Thermal Health Solutions, South Africa. Complete articles and research summaries available on request.   A breast screening tool to read more…

Dr Arien van der Merwe MBChB (Pretoria) FRSPH (London) MISMA (UK) is a medical doctor, specialising in body-mind and integrative, natural medicine, workplace wellness and stress management since 1995.

Being firmly in the centre of the Baby Boomer generation (those between 45 and 63 years of age at present), who have moved boundaries and old beliefs in all fields of human endeavour, from science, to wealth creation, health and even deciding how we’ll enter the wisdom years to become at least 120, it has read more…

Epigenetics ‘epi’ means ‘above’ or ‘over’ the genetic information encoded in the DNA. Epigenetic direct environment – all of which is in our control to manage and optimise: Water – the interior of each cell is water Oxygen: Breathing – if we breathe properly, cells get more oxygen for energy and cell function) Nutrients, micronutrients read more…

Some background to understand what telomeres are and what the enzyme telomerase does: The DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid molecule) is coiled up as chromosomes (ref. image) inside cell nucleus and contains the genetic code of all organisms. DNA informs cells which proteins to make. These proteins determine cell differentiation and every one of millions of cell read more…

(excerpt from my book ‘Health & Happiness’, revised edition 2013, available from www.healthstresswellness.com) An antioxidant is exactly what is says: against oxygen. Every living thing needs oxygen. But certain kinds of oxygen can be dangerous and detrimental to our health. During all the metabolic processes in the body, abnormal oxygen is constantly formed. In a read more…

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