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Category Archives: Weight Control Articles

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…

Healthy Snacks: Year End Function   Healthy Snacks served at our Year End Function. Thank you Nellie for making all the food, it was super delicious! Try these amazing recipes that Nellie made and no need to feel guilty, because it has the Weight Control Clinic Stamp of Approval!         Tuna Treat read more…

Weight 4 Weight Community Project ‘Lose Weight to Donate’ The Healthy Living Space Team (Dr Arien, Anri and Nellie) put our heads together, because it’s time to give back after a thriving year! We came up with a great idea: to donate margarine to those in need, in kilo’s, based on the fat weight clients lose. Anri and Dr Arien read more…

Stress less holiday tips Try to eat healthy on your holiday, lots of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, smoothies, fresh water and herbal teas to drink. Most people stop taking their supplements during the holidays when you should continue your normal ritual. Eat a balanced diet and stick to your exercise program adapted to the holidays: read more…

Meaningful holidays Many of us often get the feeling that the December holidays could be more meaningful, with a little less emphasis on the material, don’t you agree? Have the holidays become too commercial for you? Making some simple changes, adding a few easy activities – for yourself, your family and friends – will ensure a 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…

Gentle Detox Developed by Dr Arien – especially for you!   Are you feeling exhausted or sluggish, bloated, with hair and skin looking lifeless and dull, waist band just a little too tight? You could be in need of a simple, gentle, healthy 2 day detox – a weekend cleanse will work well to restore read more…

A string of pearls: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) A Natural Approach to PCOS Written by Anri van der Merwe (Physiologist and Fitness Specialist) What is PCOS? PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) or PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease) is a common endocrine system disorder among women of reproductive age, affecting 5-10% of women. PCOS involves irregular ovulation in 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…

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