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 Newsletter June 2015: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome

Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome‘Sugar can be dangerous, in fact it may be several times more addictive than cocaine…’ – Carte Blanche, 31 May 2015.

Sugar addiction might be the cause for your overweight, obesity (Lose fat, be healthier!), diabetes and metabolic syndrome which may lead to serious health risks. Read more…


Do you have little or no energy to exercise, are you tired and struggling to lose fat?

You might have Metabolic Syndrome!

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. However, there is hope!

Dr Arien van der Merwe just finished her book on Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome for NB Publishers (to be released Sept. 2015). Dr Arien will be facilitating support groups.

Symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome:

  • Increased waist circumference: abdominal circumference > 102 cm in men, > 88 cm in women
  • Increased triglycerides: > 1.7 mmol/1
  • Reduced HDL : < 1.0 mmol/l for men; < 1.3 mmol/l for women
  • High blood pressure: >130 mmHg systolic; > 85 mmHg diastolic
  • Increased fasting glucose: WHO – 6.1-6.9 mmol/l
  • Insulin resistance
  • Increased fasting insulin (values differ according to different laboratories)

Attend Dr Arien’s free introductory talk on Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome on Thursday 18 June 2015 @ 18h00. Space limited, booking essential! 0123622422/

Preparing for Winter

Preparing for winter            Try this recipe for immediate relief of colds, flu, thickened mucous, sinusitis, fever and body aches:

Mix together a pinch each of ginger, cinnamon, mustard, cayenne pepper (optional) and turmeric with a fresh clove of garlic (optional), a little lemon juice and honey in hot water – it makes for a delightful spicy drink. (You might even add a tot of brandy!). Add a pinch of sage and thyme if the mucous is yellow or green. Drink this regularly until you feel better. Read more…

From: Health & Happiness written by Dr Arien van der Merwe

Upcoming Events

18 June 2015 @ 18h00:

Attend the free introductory talk on Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome. Space is limited and booking is essential. 0123622422/ Read more…

Scarves Denim and Bling small 24 July 2015 from 9h00-14h00: Scarves, Denim & Bling

Dress the part and join us for a fun filled event to inspire you while improving your wellbeing.

Full payment serves as confirmation of booking.


Topics for the day:

Love your body naturally, facilitated by Dr Arien van der Merwe.

The most beautiful thing a woman can wear is her confidence, facilitated by Sharon Stobbia. Read more…


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