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Category Archives: Weight Control Articles

Intermittent Fasting (IF) Adapted from Dr Arien van der Merwe’s book: Managing Diabetes and Related Health Challenges Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe Based on conclusive research published over the past 2 years, IF is one of the best ways to lose weight (especially fat weight) and reverse diabetes (while reducing your risk of read more…

Health Benefits of Weight/Fat Loss A little goes a long way when it comes to losing some body weight, particularly fat. Research has shown that losing 5-10% of your body weight, can have major benefits for your health. Such a small loss may not seem like much if you’re trying to fit into your bikini, read more…

Coconut Oil Facts Written by Anri van der Merwe. Adapted from an Article by Something Natural What is coconut oil? Coconut oil is preserved form the white meat of the coconut. There are two types of coconut oil, namely: 1. Virgin coconut oil – pressed form the fresh meat of raw coconuts. It is cold-pressed read more…

Looking For Sweetness – All Sugar Is Not Created Equal Sugar is nearly unavoidable in our modern day diets.  It’s everywhere and it’s highly addictive, which is why so many people eat far too much of it.  Sugar is hidden in almost all things processed, including things you’re probably not aware of, such as salad read more…

Sleep and Health One of the most important health benefits is sleeping 7 to 8 hours in darkness and quiet every night. Following your natural sleep-wake rhythm or circadian cycle, is one of the most important ways of keeping cortisol (the long term stress hormone) levels balanced during the day. Our body, including our mind, brain read more…

InBody 370 Body Composition Analysis The InBody is an accurate Body Composition Analiser that reflects accurate body composition status, using the four main components that constitute total body weight. It clearly indicates why body weight alone is not a good measure of body fat. The InBody is based on the worldwide standard using Direct Segmental 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…

Insulin and Glucagon: Counterbalance for Sustained Weight Release Written by DrArien van der MerweMBChB FRSPH MISMA Support your metabolism by eating to increase glucagon Glucagon is a hormone that plays a major role in breaking down fat and energy stored in the liver as glucagon, thereby allowing your body to have optimal energy levels. Glucagon read more…

Supplements to Support Weight Release All supplements were formulated by Dr Arien van der Merwe (medical doctor specialist in Natural Medicine and Weight Control) and are completely natural with little to no side effects and selectively act on what ails you, to restore the body’s natural state of health and wellbeing. Appetrol: Natural Appetite Suppressant read more…

Vitamin D: The sunshine vitamin Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe MBChB FRSPH MISMA as an article excerpt from Health and Happiness, the newly revised and edited book written by Dr Arien, published by HSM Publishers, Jan 2013. Please visit www.healthstresswellness.com for more information The body makes vitamin D when sunlight is absorbed by read more…

Banting & Atkins Diet Origin Written by Dr Arien ‘The one thing we all have in common is that we are all unique’ Certain diet trends might work for some people, but they’re definitely not one size fits all! Some might even develop very high cholesterol and triglyceride levels, putting them in serious high health risk groups. read more…

Weight Loss: Insulin, Blood Sugar, Stress, Sleep and Cortisol Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe The blood sugar craze With the epidemic of diabetes and metabolic syndrome plaguing the Western world, blood sugar and insulin have gotten their fair share of media attention. Blood sugar balance is a major principle of virtually every diet book 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…

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…

‘Lose to Win’ Event Feedback The ‘Lose to Win’ Event Feedback was exceptional and we would like to congratulate all the ‘Lose to Win’ winners! Lose to Win Floating Trophy The floating trophy has its first winner on and we are looking forward to add a winner 3 times a year from 2015 onwards. Congratulations read more…

17 January 2015: Talk (with Winners of the ‘Lose to Win’ Competition) Our first ‘Lose to Win’ Competition was a great success (click here for more info). Some of our other patients asked if they can chat to the Winners of the ‘Lose to Win’ Competition. So we asked them to come and talk on read more…

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