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Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe, medical doctor and author who specialises in natural medicine, workplace wellness and stress management. A few synchronicities have been popping up lately around my own health challenges, patients who consult me, and in assisting journalists specifically writing on this topic. It’s the prevalent topic of insulin resistance/sensitivity, and read more…

Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe, medical doctor and author who specialises in natural medicine, workplace wellness and stress management. “Forgiveness recognises 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 all your sins are read more…

Executive health: High blood pressure, high cholesterol, high stress. WHAT NOW? 12 weeks can make all the difference to your inner wellbeing and outer physical health! One of the most frequently requested workplace wellness interventions my company facilitates, is practical stress management for the executive or management committee members. If executive health is any indication of read more…

Peer Educator Training Module 1 Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe MBChB FRIPH MISMA Medical doctor, author & specialist in workplace wellness, peer educator training & stress management Way to Wellness through Nutrition Wellness Gardens LECTURE 8 Nutrition: Also refer to ‘food story’ under Physiology 101 and nutrition under Stress Solutions Food pyramid poster to 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…

About five million years ago, human kind took an important step in its evolution: standing upright and walking on two legs. Among other advantages, this enabled him to gain a better overview of surrounding terrain, but at the same time left him susceptible to the health challenge of vein disorders. Arteries transport (for the most read more…

I’d like to share some of the wellness practices I’ve been doing lately. They do work well if you stick with them, always keeping in mind the 3 P’s (practice, patience, perseverance), and one GNF (good natured flexibility)! For me, GNF is the most important to remember. If you stumble, simply get up and start read more…

Colds and Flu: A Natural Approach Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe (medical doctor, author and specialist integrative medicine consultant) Most of us get a feeling of impending doom as winter approaches – those colds and bouts of flu seem inevitable! Following are quick tips to help you cope.  LOOK AFTER YOURSELF Stay in read more…

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