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Category Archives: Weight Control Articles

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…

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…

Dr Arien’s Healthy Living Tips 1. Drink water Drink enough pure, clean water – 250ml for every 10kg body weight, every day. 2. Avoid toxins Avoid toxins in food, water and in your environment – take a regular detox break 3. Eat the right fats Eat the right fats – daily use of oils like read more…

Exercise to Support Weight Release How many of you do not like exercise or have trouble getting started? Or, do you start an exercise program only to stop after a few days or weeks? I know from personal experience how difficult it can be to maintain an exercise regime, but it is important to exercise, 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…

Health & Happiness (Fox & Raven Publishing): Interview with Dr Arien Today we have a chat with Dr Arien van der Merwe, author of the best-selling Health & Happiness, now available as an ebook from yours truly. So let’s not waste any time, and get to it!   Tell us a bit about yourself – how 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…

1. In-House WCC Program Details Step 1: The Start Up & Follow Up diet/eating plan Week one of the Weight Control Clinic (WCC) Program to detox and giving the pancreas a well deserved break Week 2 and onwards of the WCC Program where we emphasise (since 1974!) healthy fat and oils, protein, with restored insulin read more…

Healthy Living Space ‘Health & happiness is your birthright’   Holistic Health                                   with Dr Arien   Dr Arien van der Merwe has recently launched the Healthy Living Space. As an important role player in promoting health, wellness and a happy, quality lifestyle, not only in the Greater Pretoria area, but also countrywide via innovative read more…

Lose fat, be healthier! Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe, medical doctor, natural and ethno-medicine practitioner and author of the soon to be released book (NB Publishers) on diabetes and metabolic syndrome Losing weight, especially fat weight, is not only about a better looking body, but more importantly, about managing the health risks that 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…

PlayFunFitness Feedback     ‘When I went to Dr Arien at the end of July 2014, after alot of inner work, I was finally ready to walk the path of health and comfort. I was desperately on the lookout for help to loose weight, because I could not function properly anymore without getting out of read more…

Practical Tips to Incorporate Exercise into Your Daily Life Written by Anri van Rooyen (Health & Fitness Consultant) We all know that exercising is great for us for different aspects of our lives: emotionally, mentally (improved mood, happiness, self-confidence) and physically (to gain muscle and lose fat gives us a more streamlined body). Daily exercise read more…

Weight Control Clinic Special Offers* Packages to Suit Your Need & Budget: In-House & Online  Click here for our Weight Control Clinic Testimonials Click here for our ‘Lose 2 Win’ Competition Wall of Fame to see our losers. Click here for more information about the Weight Control Clinic All our products are 100% natural, with little read more…

Spice Up Your Life Spices are not just great in food but the health benefits are unbelievable!   Try this easy recipe for allergies: Mix together a pinch each of ginger, cinnamon, mustard powder and turmeric, with a little raw honey in hot water – it makes for a delightful spicy drink. Add a pinch read more…

Spring and Summer Sunshine Tips We were designed to live under the sun! However, sunburn and overexposure to the sun without protecting our skin, could damage our DNA. It also causes photo ageing. That means it breaks down the elastin and collagen fibres that support the skin, causing wrinkles and premature ageing.That’s why so many 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…

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…

Winners of our ‘Lose to Win’ Competition Before & After Photos, Testimonials ‘The winners were based on FAT LOSS, NOT only total weight loss’ We Focused on Body Composition, Not Only Total Body Weight! Body weight consists of 4 components: Body water, Protein, Mineral and Fat. Click here to read more about Body Composition Congratulations to ALL the read more…

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