In South Africa, obesity and excess weight are primary contributors to cardiovascular problems. According to the World Health Organization some 1.5 billion people are overweight with a third of those obese.

Frequently Asked Questions

Obesity is the disease of the millennium. In South Africa, obesity and excess weight are primary contributors to cardiovascular problems. According to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of SA, obesity has more than doubled globally since 1980, with at least 2.8 million adults dying each year from conditions caused by excess weight. According to the World Health Organization, some 1.5 billion people are overweight with a third of those obese.

  • Obese individuals run up to 3 times increased the risk of death- compared to an individual who is in their normal weight range.
  • The life span of an Obese individual is shortened by an average of 8 to 10 years. For every 15 extra kilo's, risk of early death increases by around 30%.
  • Healthcare costs associated with obesity are exceeding those associated with smoking.
  • Cost and possible side effects of prescription weight loss medication have influenced overweight patients to seek alternatives including nutraceuticals, see nutraceuticals below, to aid dramatic fat loss.

Obesity is generally diagnosed and defined by analysis of weight, body size and composition. Body mass index also is known as BMI, is the most commonly accepted metric for defining obesity. BMI is a surrogate measurement of adiposity, calculated as body mass (in kilogrammes) and divided by height squared (in meters). The World Health Organization (WHO) defines overweight and obese as BMI's of ≥ 25 and ≥ 30 kg/m2.

Although BMI is strongly correlated with total body fat, it is not without limitations;

  • Important racial considerations can influence the BMI results (e.g. Asians typically carry more body fat and Africans less than Caucasians at any particular BMI).
  • BMIcalculations are solely dependent on the net weight and height of an individual. It does not consider muscle or bone mass.
  • BMI does not differentiate between body fat and muscle mass. This becomes misleading with regards to the amount of fat in an individual.
  • BMI can be combined with waist circumference dimensions, which can estimate an individual's abdominal fat content (abdominal or visceral fat is a greater risk factor for obesity-related diseases than total body fat). Waist circumference dimensions of >102 cm (40 in.) for men and >88 cm (35 in.) for women carry a higher risk of obesity-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension.
  • BMI is unable to provide an accurate determination of body fat percentage. A Body Stat analysis using a special machine is available at all Health Renewal clinics to give a more accurate determination of Body Renewal fat water and lean muscle percentages.
  • BMI can underestimate the amount of body fat in the following individuals; Elderly people, individuals who have muscle wasting problems such as paraplegics who have wasting of lower limb muscles, individuals with Anorexia Nervosa and morbid obesity.

The complex system of appetite control can become perturbed in obesity, due to excess fat stores which contribute to constant elevated leptin levels. This leads to down-regulation of cellular sensitivity to the effects of leptin, a physiologic state known as, leptin resistance. Weight loss efforts put forth by obese individuals may be undermined by the failure of the leptin system to suppress their appetite, resulting in excessive hunger.

Adiponectin, another hormone derived from fat cells, is an anti-obesity signalling molecule; the signalling of adiponectin may be disrupted in obesity-related diseases as well as states of insulin resistance. Evidence suggests that leptin and adiponectin can work together to combat insulin resistance. Enhancing fat cell signalling consequently, represents an important aspect if any comprehensive weight-loss strategy.

Natural Aging-weight gain and progression to obesity may be caused by imbalances in energy input and expenditure in several ways. The natural ageing process associated with hormonal changes predominantly decreases in sex and thyroid hormones. These contribute to a decrease in metabolism and energy expenditure. Advancing age is associated with insulin sensitivity which interferes with appetite control as well as the physical activity which subsequently reduces energy expenditure. Decreased mobility and obesity in an ageing individual have reciprocal effects on one another (increase in weight and reduction in muscle mass leads to decreased mobility and energy expenditure.

Sex hormone and thyroid hormone insufficiencies/imbalances-Levels of sex hormones, such as testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), weaken with age in both genders. This may lead to an increase in fat mass, reduction in lean body mass or central fat redistribution. Similarly, declining thyroid hormone levels are related to reduced metabolic rate and thus obesity. Obesity and low testosterone have a complex relationship; low testosterone can be considered both a cause and consequence of obesity.

The thyroid, which is a central regulator of metabolism, assimilates signals from the brain and secretes thyroid hormone (thyroxine or T4) to influence metabolism in a variety of tissue.

Body weight, composition, energy expenditure and body temperature may all be affected by thyroid dysfunction. A depressed thyroid function is associated with declining thermogenesis, which is the transformation of stored energy into heat, as well as weight gain and metabolic rate.

Underactive thyroid activity is most common as individuals' age; hypothyroidism is 3.7% of the general population, however, is five times more common in individuals that are 80 and older as opposed to 12 to 49 year olds'.

In addition to a result of being obese, increased levels of leptin and insulin in obese people may be symptomatic of a resistance to activities. Insulin is a hormone that assists cellular uptake of glucose, mainly in the muscles, liver and adipose tissue. Once insulin resistance develops, glucose levels are no longer controlled by insulin and blood levels become elevated. Additionally, when higher levels of insulin and leptin subdue the desire to eat and stimulate energy expenditure, they become unable to perform this function in resistant individuals.

Body Renewal's Leptin Facilitator: Rhodiola Rosea, Red Korean Ginseng and Resveratrol are combined to improve leptin resistance.

Insulin resistance is a result of sustained hyperinsulinemia (high insulin levels) and becomes complicated by obesity and chronic inflammation. In order to improve insulin sensitivity, one must follow the approaches that are an essential part of successful weight loss. These include the use of a low-cost prescription drug called metformin, which is approved for the maintenance of type 2 diabetes and may help reduce body fat as well as natural compounds which assist by promoting insulin signalling.

Contact between leptin and the inflammatory biomarker C-reactive protein(CRP) in cell culture suggests a role of chronic inflammation in leptin resistance as well as appetite loss. Based on findings, mediators that ease inflammation such as Curcumin which is a plant compound & Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil may assist in combatting the harmful effects of leptin resistance as well as lower CRP levels.

The increase in daily food intake contributes to weight gain and eating out may encourage overeating. Supplementing with green coffee extract before meals and CLA which can slow down carbohydrate absorption will help reduce after-meal spikes in glucose levels.

Chronic stress, appetite low levels and changed Serotonin signalling of the neurotransmitter serotonin (usually associated with depression), may be associated with weight gain. Chronic stress can compromise the function of gastrointestinal, hormonal and immune systems. Chronic stress is associated with obesity and metabolic syndrome. Stress raises the production of the hormone cortisol which when combined with excessive food intake, promotes the development of visceral obesity.

In order to obtain an appropriate weight loss strategy, we need to understand the overall risks. Adequate levels of thyroid hormone are needed in order to minimalise obesity risk; thyroid deficiency may be improved with hormone replacement. Weight gain in both women and men are generally associated with low levels of oestrogen and testosterone, therefore sufficient DHEA is vital for sex hormone production. Risk factors for obesity-related diseases include high blood pressure (Hypertension), chronic inflammation as well as high cholesterol.

In addition, The RID medical weight loss program is offered at Body Renewal. This program uses hCG together with a low calorie, low glycemic eating program to improve Leptin resistance and facilitate dramatic weight/ fat loss. Read more on Sleep Renewal about Obesity

RID Medical Weight loss program: Insulin resistance and diabetes can be dramatically improved if one can lose between 5 to 10 % of body weight. If the program is strictly followed; patients can lose between 8 and 15 kilogrammes of fat over 4 weeks, generally find it quite easy, and feel good with high energy levels. In fact, depressed patients have mood elevation 10 days into the program. Many of our patients have tried numerous other well-known diets but find this to be the magic one that actually works.

i-lipo laser lipolysis is a low-level laser therapy and is available at Body Renewal which helps with centimeters  reduction and weight loss. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) such as i-lipo has been proven to restore a lean state of adipocyte without inducing cell apoptosis/ death. It is hypothesised that i-Lipo LLLT could serve as an adjunct to other dietary therapies to promote insulin sensitivity and reduce the risk of diabetes because a lean state is produced in the fat cell. Leen state means improved insulin sensitivity, resulting in less insulin needed for glucose metabolism. Less insulin equates to less fat being deposited.

  • Health Renewal encourages anyone striving to lose weight to consider adopting a CALORIE RESTRICTED DIET but nutrition-dense diet.
  • Increase Physical Activity is one of the most effective means of attaining a negative energy balance, which facilitates weight loss. Physical exercise should be undertaken regularly in accordance with one's overall health and mobility. Anyone with a physical impairment, such as extreme obesity or severe osteoarthritis, should consult a healthcare provider prior to embarking on an exercise regimen.

Restore Resting Energy Expenditure(REE);

  • Green tea extract
  • Omega 3 Fish oil

Restore Healthy ADIPOCYTE (Fat Cell) signaling with;

  • Irvingia gabonensis

Restore Brain SEROTONIN/Suppress Hunger Signals;

  • L-tryptophan
  • Pharmaceutical support

Control Rate of CARBOHYDRATE ABSORPTION and Glucose Synthesis;

  • Propolmannan (before meal)
  • Green Coffee bean extract

Restore Youthful HORMONE Balance;

  • Dehydroepiandrosterone(DHEA):depending on blood test results
  • 7-Keto® DHEA
  • Bio-identical (natural) hormone replacement therapy (if needed): as directed by an experienced physician
  • Thyroid hormone replacement therapy (if needed): as directed
  • Aromatase inhibitor (if needed; men only)

Restore INSULIN Sensitivity;

  • Chromium
  • Magnesium
  • Pharmaceutical support: Metformin

Inhibit the LIPASE Enzyme;

  • Green tea extract (std. to 98% polyphenols)

An individual who is overweight or obese increases the risk of diseases such as;

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Arthritis
  • High blood pressure
  • Malignancies such as breast, prostate, pancreatic and colon cancer
  • Excess body weight also affects mobility and interferes with restful sleep,
  • Contributes to digestive disorders
  • Can contribute to an overall lower quality of life than that enjoyed by lean individuals.

A multi-gene DNA test can routinely be added to assessment of;

  • blood cholesterol and
  • glucose levels,
  • blood pressure and
  • Body mass index (BMI) as part of Wellness Programs offered by healthcare practitioners.

It includes analysis of variation in clinically useful genes that may contribute to:

  • Abnormal cholesterol levels,
  • Homocysteine accumulation,
  • Blood clotting,
  • Iron overload and
  • Inflammation.

Some of these abnormalities contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes, obesity and hypertension. Oxidative stress, detoxification of carcinogens and oestrogen exposure are also important considerations in this context.

This pathology supported genetic test is performed in conjunction with assessment of any food allergy or intolerances known to be associated with many chronic disorders. The results of the genetic test are combined with clinical indicators and lifestyle factors to identify a combination of risk factors that may lead to disease development or progression if left untreated.

Make an appointment to consult with your Health Renewal Doctor and they will assist you in measuring your blood levels and advising you of further preventative measures and supplements to reduce weight.

Depending on blood tests; investigations to rule out medical conditions that need treatment, one could expect to follow up with your physician from anything between every 2 weeks to once every 3 months.

  • Limit your total fructose intake to less than 25g per day (which is equivalent to 2 low fructose fruits) as Fructose can increase your hunger and lead to overeating by triggering changes in your brain. Effective treatment of obesity requires turning off your fat switch (limiting fructose) and improving the function of your cells' mitochondria.
  • Limit fructose from fruit to 15 grammes a day. For example, 1 cup berries contain between 3 to 4 g of fructose, an orange=6.1 g, a banana=7.1g, an apple=9.5 g, 1 cup grapes 12.4 g & 1/2 mango=16.2g. Fructose is also metabolised to fat in your body far more rapidly than any other sugar, and the metabolism of fructose by your liver creates a long list of waste products and toxins, including a large amount of uric acid, which drives up blood pressure and can cause gout.
  • High fructose diets will lead to obesity, insulin resistance, fatty liver and high triglycerides, signs of inflammation, vascular disease and high blood pressure. Fruit juices are high in Fructose, so strict avoidance is recommended. Likewise, honey is very high in fructose. A far safer alternative is to use pure glucose (dextrose) or Stevia or Xylitol.
  • Replace sweetened drinks(whether they're sweetened with sugar, HFCS [high corn fructose sugar] or artificial sweeteners) with plenty of pure, clean water. Fructose/ fruit juice turns your fat switch on.
  • Eat Healthily
  • Consume healthy fats, like butter, eggs, avocados and nuts especially macadamia nuts which are higher in fat and lower in protein. Unheated oils such as 1T coconut oil, palm oil and olive oil are beneficial to the body.
  • Eat plenty of raw food.
  • Avoid all genetically engineered foods and processed foods.
  • Avoid any product containing aspartame, which is derived from a GE organism.
  • Walk regularly
  • Make sure to incorporate high intensity, interval training at least once or twice a week once you are closer to your ideal weight.
  • Get an appropriate amount of SUNLIGHT (6 to 10 mins per day) on your skin (not face) to optimise your vitamin D 3 levels.
  • Get plenty of SLEEP in terms of its effect on your metabolism and weight, lack of sleep has been shown to affect levels of leptin and ghrelin–two of the hormones linked with appetite and eating behaviour. When you are sleep deprived, your body decreases production, of leptin, the hormone that tells your brain there is no need for more food, while increasing levels of ghrelin, a hormone that triggers hunger (these are the same hormones detrimentally affected by a high-fructose diet, as discussed above).
  • Manage your STRESS with exercise, meditation, yoga, prayer etc. see Adrenal burnout.


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*Please note results may vary by individuals.
Review -Excellent Professional Service
Reviewed on 29 June 2018 by Theo Sauermann

Thanks to all the ladies that was so professional, your friendliness is welcoming.

We do appreciate the excellent professional service.

Dr Jess, thank you.

Thanks, Janet for helping us on such short notice.

Review -Progress on Skin Renewal Weight Loss Program
Reviewed on 21 June 2018 by Anonymous

I was one of the 30 participants in the 2018 challenge. After losing 19kg with the help of Wilna Kruger, I carried on to lose my remaining weight. I am now at 25kg. Wilna is a wonderful, positive person and helped me to focus on my weight loss program and progress.

Review -Weight Loss Program
Reviewed on 15 June 2018 by Youlande Prinsloo

Dr Pierce - real motivator.  Diet the best, and good results.

Review -Awesom Experience
Reviewed on 13 June 2018 by Charnell Bow

The whole environment and attitude of all the staff are warm, friendly and they totally understand. The information provided at the consults is thorough and very easily understood. I would definitely refer friends and family.

Review -Loyal Patron
Reviewed on 1 June 2018 by Nadia Chotu

I am a loyal patron at the Renewal Institute in Bedfordview. The staff and level of professionalism are unsurpassed. I love the ambience of the place. Currently, I am on the diet programme and have had unbelievable results. Friends and colleagues have been most complimentary about the results I have enjoyed on the program. 

Review -Inflammation Seminar
Reviewed on 4 May 2018 by Anonymous

Excellent and very informative. They answered the questions and concerns that I had.

Thank you very much.

Review -Great experience
Reviewed on 20 April 2018 by Louise

Brilliant overall service and experience with staff and doctor.

Review -Dr Coertze assisting me with extreme fatigue
Reviewed on 6 March 2018 by Anonymous

Dr Coertze is amazing, he is thorough, empathetic and very insightful. I am looking forward to regaining my health and vitality. Dr Coertze picked up an issue with my health that no other doctor has managed to detect in years of my seeking help from numerous doctors. Thank you Dr Coertze for giving me hope again.

Review -Vriendelik staf by die Claremont tak
Reviewed on 7 February 2018 by Linda Vorster

Al die staf by ontvangs is baie vriendelik, profesioneel en baie hulpvoordig. Dr Sedicka is werklik 'n aanwins - ek ervaar baie goeie resultate met haar behandeling. 

Review -Dr. Pierce
Reviewed on 2 February 2018 by Anonymous

Dr. Pierce is professional in his approach. Accurate. Very informative and great supplementayiin script to be followed. Thank you.

Review -Altyd baie tevrede met die diens
Reviewed on 1 February 2018 by Hester van Gass

Is en was nog altyd baie tevrede met die diens. Ontvangs is baie vriendelik en Sharon is 'n wonderlike mens en baie goed in wat sy doen. Sharon en Yolande gaan altyd uit hulle pad om 'n mens te help. 

Review -IV Infusion review
Reviewed on 13 December 2017 by Client from Fourways

I was at ease, comfortable and taken care of. Great service! It was my first treatment and I hate needled but it was great. 

Review -Overall a must for any skin condition
Reviewed on 5 June 2017 by Dr Fred Van Der Riet

Ozone is by far the most useful medical treatment that can safely be used for just about any physical medical problem. In fact even normal healthy people benefit from occasional use for general health support. It is just additional oxygen which adds to the body's basic oxidation which is obviously the most needed ingredient for life. Micro-organisms cannot tolerate the dose that keeps humans healthy and waste gets oxidized which is vital for detoxification as well. I have used it almost every day for the past 23 years and have never had any complication at all. Patients need to be warned that if it is given IV that a person might experience a slight burning sensation in the chest for a few minutes. This happens mostly only for the first and second treatments and clears up in e few minutes if given slowly enough. It has anti-bacterial and antiviral actions and cancer cells cannot survive the extra oxygen because they do not have basic anti-oxidant enzymes. The white blood cell production in the bone marrow is significantly enhanced by the correct dosage of ozone and the gamma- interferon production of lymphocytes is increased as well as the tumour necrosis factor. Overall a must for any skin condition!

Review -Compliments to the Chef
Reviewed on 30 July 2016 by Christo Nothnagel

I had the great pleasure of dining out with the below selection from the Body Renewal Kitchen, the Chicken and Veg Soup. Originally I was quite skeptical, but soon the aroma started to grow on me and boy did it taste even better.

Compliments to the Chef.

Review -Delicious !!!!!!!!
Reviewed on 30 July 2016 by Jolandie Alberts

Wow i have started the Slender Challenge and i must say the food is amazing i had the “Cauliflower and Chicken soup” and it was delicious!

Review -Soup is one of a kind
Reviewed on 30 July 2016 by Nettie Burger

Just had the Thai chicken soup and I loved the flavour. Hope to be able to create the same on my own or i might just keep ordering it .

Review -Was Delicious
Reviewed on 30 July 2016 by Ryno Gouws

Just had the moroccan chicken soup for supper must say it was delicious .I was really surprised didn’t feel hungry at all afterwards.

Review -The shake has kept me satisfied
Reviewed on 30 July 2016 by Sharne Laurence

I was a bit late this morning because I love to sleep until the last minute. I prepped and cooked everything last night so there was no rush. So far I’ve had the shake for breakfast and I am just about to have my first fruit. I have to say that I’m pretty sure the shake would taste 100% better with milk but it wasn’t bad with water. I don’t usually have breakfast in the morning and by now I’ve usually eaten something. Surprisingly the shake has kept me satisfied up to this point.

Review -Extremely Happy!
Reviewed on 4 September 2015 by Estelle Schoonwinkel

Extremely happy with service received from the team. They are extremely accommodating with regards to appointments and treatments!

Review -Simply the best weight loss program!
Reviewed on 11 August 2015 by C.N From Irene

The team at Skin Renewal, particularly, Magda, changed my life. They took me from being unhealthy, over weight, unhappy to exactly the opposite. I lost +/-20 kgs, I run and train 6 days a week and I absolutely love my life. Nothing was ever to much trouble for them, I received tremendous support and encouragement from everyone. Magda specifically supported me through emotional upheaval in my personal life. She was firm when she needed to be and extremely supportive and understanding when things just got to be too much. This is not an easy way to loose weight, but it would have been impossible without Magda. She is simply the best!

Review -Great weight loss program
Reviewed on 25 June 2015 by Stefanie Fick

Thank you for all the support.

Review -Help for emotional connection with food!
Reviewed on 18 February 2015 by Mrs D.O. Cape Quarter

Cindy is very clear and supportive. She motivates well and is a good "Injector". I have referred other to her as I know she will be right for them and help them through the programme.

Review -Constant Motivation!
Reviewed on 16 February 2015 by Miss S.C. Cape Quarter

The staff at Health Renewal Cape Quarter are all very friendly and professional. They always provide good feedback and tips to keep the motivation going!

Review -Excellent results!
Reviewed on 15 February 2015 by Mrs A.S. Cape Quarter

This is an effective, healthy programme, and I have seen and felt the results! The staff walk you through it all and offer support throughout! Body Renewal Diet is highly recommended.

Review -Professional, Friendly & Supportive Staff!
Reviewed on 13 February 2015 by Henrietta Jane Clark

I have found the staff at Health Renewal Claremont to be very professional, friendly and supporting. The staff (and Nurse Serena Pictor) are well trained and they are an asset to the branch. The service is excellent and I so appreciate the phone calls to remind you about your appointment. I love coming here and enjoying the beautiful surroundings! Thank you so much!

Review -Fantastic Results!
Reviewed on 13 February 2015 by Lizbé Jilly

I have achieved fantastic results with the Body Renewal Diet Medical Weight Loss at Claremont Health Renewal. I lost 15kg all together. It is a manageable programme to be on and the Claremont team offer very good support!

Review -Excellent Service overall!
Reviewed on 30 January 2015 by Mr S.N Cape Quarter

The Cape Quarter Health Renewal team works to get you where you want to be! The rest is up to you!

Review -Dr Graham always goes the extra mile!
Reviewed on 12 December 2014 by Wilma Groenewald

I have full confidence in Dr Graham, he always goes the extra mile, and his recommendation is valid. He values his clients and is professional and always willing to help.

Review -Slender Challenge review
Reviewed on 22 November 2014 by Nondumiso Dlomo

I've been on the program since the 30th of August and I'm super happy about the outcome. This is totally a life changer for me and I'm so happy.

Review -I have regained confidence and self-respect!
Reviewed on 22 November 2014 by Anonymous

What an excellent programme - in all ways! Thank you Body Renewal Diet & Body Renewal for selecting me as a contestant in the 2014 Slender Challenge: this competition has transformed my life in many ways! The massive amount of weight I have lost (18kilo's in 12 weeks) has enabled me to perform better at work and has given me confidence and self respect. I once again feel good about myself! Thank you!!

Review -A Challenge To Be Recommended !
Reviewed on 22 November 2014 by Kelly Reynolds

Rivonia branch was really helpful and friendly while I was on the Slender Challenge and really gave me lots of info and guidance. Nurse Angela was really helpful and motivating during the 12week programme.The challenge was an amazing opportunity and thank you to Skin, Body and Health Renewal.

Review -Slender Challenge has been Life Changing
Reviewed on 22 November 2014 by Anonymous

What a wonderful and life changing experience this has been to compete in the 2014 Slender Challenge with Health Renewal and Body Renewal. I have a complete new appreciation and respect for myself.

Review -I have new perspective towards life!
Reviewed on 22 November 2014 by Anonymous

This has been a great experience. I have lost more cm's than weight and I feel more energized. I have new perspectives toward life. Thank you to the Fourways team and Health Renewal for making me part of the 2014 Slender Challenge.

Review -Slender Challenge at Irene Health Renewal
Reviewed on 22 November 2014 by Anonymous

Every time I visited the Irene branch I was greeted with a smile, and the staff were friendly and efficient. I can only say that with the motivation and assistance with the staff and fellow contestants who participated in the Slender Challenge I would not have done it to the point that I did. I feel Body Renewal diet is an awesome product and lifestyle and looking forward to maintaining this lifestyle ad my new body! It has been as awesome as it was also hard work.

Review -Slender Challenge - Complements to nurse Patricia
Reviewed on 22 November 2014 by Deidre Fabel

I would like to commend Nurse Patricia. She was always encouraging and motivated you to give it all you've got during the Slender Challenge. I really enjoyed the bi-weekly weigh-ins at Skin, Body & Health Renewal Fourways.

Review -3 Month Challenge
Reviewed on 22 November 2014 by Ida Smit

It was a life changing 3 months, partaking in the 2014 Slender Challenge and Body Renewal Diet and Health Renewal. Overall it was difficult at times but at the end totally worth it. All for the better: better health all and all.

Review -Slender Challenge VI Review
Reviewed on 22 November 2014 by Therina Vermeulen

Slender Challenge VI was 'n ongelooflike ervaing en ek sou onmoontlik hierdie gewig op enige ander manier kon verloor! Die shakes is heerlike en ek sal dit bly gebruik. Ek het al alle planne en pille probeer, maar dit werk net tydelik en was nie volhoubaar. Ek sal Body Renewal vir enige iemand aanbeveel!

Review -Exellent Programm
Reviewed on 22 November 2014 by Wayne Yates

What an excellent program - in all ways. Thank you Body Renewal Diet for the transformation of my life in many ways. The massive amount of weight I have lost has enabled me to preform better at work and has given me confidence and self respect. I once again feel good about myself. THANK YOU!!!

Review -My Life Change, Life saver
Reviewed on 22 November 2014 by Melanie Willie

Body Renewal Diet is my Life saver in my life to get health and looking good. It saved me from depression, loosing myself and drawing in my sorrow. Thank you Body Renewal Diet for your wonderful opportunity as it really works . So far 13 Kg down and going on mindset is great.

Review -Constantia Rocks
Reviewed on 22 November 2014 by Ina Stoltz

The Constantia team gives excellent service to their customers, can recommend to anybody. Always friendly and smiling,   they go out of their way to make you feel comfortable.

Review -Very Kind and Encouraging
Reviewed on 12 November 2014 by Anonymous

I have been doing the Body Renewal Diet programme for a year and half with the help of R.N Magda Brits. I have had a weight problem all my life, and this is the first time I have had someone help me with losing weight the healthy way. Magda has been tough but very kind and encouraging.

Review -Wonderful!
Reviewed on 24 September 2014 by Maré-Louise Kuhn

Christine is wonderfull! I would have not been this fit and motivated if it was not for her!

Review -Fantastic service
Reviewed on 22 September 2014 by Anonymous

Throughout all my visits to Irene Health Renewal I've felt very supported and understood. The staff always offer friendly service from all the therapists. I can recommend Health Renewal Irene to anyone.

Review -Reached my ideal weight in record time!
Reviewed on 19 September 2014 by Erica Pienaar

Christine is a positive lady, who makes you feel positive about losing weight. I reached my ideal weight in record time, and feeling good about myself again!

Review -Gewigsverlies program wat resultate gee!
Reviewed on 19 September 2014 by Alet Hambridge

Wat 'n ongelooflike "stunning" ervaring! Die ondersteuning wat mens kry is regtig fantasties! Die span het 'n empatiese "touch" wat mens so spesiaal en uniek laat voel! Sy verstaan voorwaar 'n vrou se kop! Die hele span by Health Renewal Willowbridge, van die Dokter tot die personeel & terapeute vorm 'n passievolle en energieke netwerk om jou as vrou te ondersteun gedurende gewigsverlies! En mens kry resultate! Dankie julle. Hierdie program beveel ek aan almal wat weer met selfvertroue die lewe in die oe wil kyk, julle is tops!

Review -Slender Challenge Surprise
Reviewed on 18 September 2014 by Anonymous

I decided I wanted to loose weight and heard about Body Renewal. I made an appointment not thinking I would make it as one of the chosen 30 Slender Challenge Contestants. I was in my first two weeks on Body Renewal at Health Renewal Willowbridge when I found out I made it as a contestant. I was over the moon and the Willowbridge staff was so supporting and excited for me! Thank you Health Renewal and Body Renewal!

Review -Knowledge is power!
Reviewed on 18 September 2014 by Anonymous

It is great that the programme is explained in "Great Detail". I know what to expect and how to proceed. Knowledge is Power!

Review -Helped me get my self-confidence back!
Reviewed on 17 September 2014 by Ladonna Newman

I am so glad I found Body Renewal Diet and Health Renewal Willowbridge! I struggle to lose weight but Body Renewal Diet makes it possible. All the staff are so friendly and brilliant. Thanks to the team who is encouraging me and helps me to get my self confidence back. She told me I can make it, so I did it!

Review -Excellent in explaining and understanding!
Reviewed on 17 September 2014 by Jeanette Coetzer

Christine has been wonderful! She is very supportive and always friendly. She is excellent in explaining and understanding. This has been, and is, the best experience I have had in my mission to loose weight!

Review -Encouragingly Superb
Reviewed on 16 September 2014 by Thokozile Suyedwa

I came to Health Renewal Constantia 4 weeks before my trip to NYC and was very desperate to lose weight. From the front desk to the nurse I felt at home, my weight issue became a sisterly one. The calls to make sure I am here for my appointment to the information (products) so that I can get the maximum experience and weight loss that I needed. The staff knows me by my full name Thokozile, a breath of fresh air because I am almost always asked tor a shorter version. Thank you for the love, Thokozile.

Review -Very Efficient!
Reviewed on 16 September 2014 by Jannie Binneman

The Constantia Health Renewal Clinic, with Nurse Serena and Filda, are fabulous with warm personalities and very efficient weight loss results.

Review -Pragtige, Rustige Omgewing met vriendelike mense!
Reviewed on 15 September 2014 by Elria Walters

Baie dankie vir 'n pragtige, rustige omgewing. Vriendelike mense en 'n warm ontvangs! Ek weet sommer ek gaan 'n lang pad saam met jou kan stap, Christine. Dankie dat jy verstaan en empatie het met my.

Review -Always a nice experience!
Reviewed on 15 September 2014 by Lorraine Simpson

Friendly and motivating! Just what is needed for a weight loss programme! Every visit is a nice experience to the Willowbridge team!

Review -Spectacular!
Reviewed on 13 September 2014 by Anonymous

Spectacular service at Brooklyn Health Renewal. Well done to the Brooklyn team, many thanks.

Review -Vriendelike Personeel
Reviewed on 12 September 2014 by Marnie Kruger

Baie Vriendelike personeel. Hulle moedig my ook aan om nog beter te vaar en aan te hou probeer!

Review -Die span is 'n groot inspirasie!
Reviewed on 12 September 2014 by Lorraine du Plessis

Die span is vir my 'n groot inspirasie in my stryd. Dit voel asof sy presies verstaan waarmee ek nou besig is. Ek voel nooit onder druk nie, maar ervaar tog wel dat haar ondersteuning my motiveer om totaal en al suksesvol uit hierdie proses te stap. Dankie julle, jy is my rots!

Review -It is always a pleasure!
Reviewed on 12 September 2014 by Chantal Singh

It is always a pleasure to come for my two weekly weigh-in! She is always so friendly and really motivates me to go the extra mile with regards to my weight loss! Thank you Christine for always inspiring me!

Review -Excellent one on one!
Reviewed on 12 September 2014 by Lara Woldemar

My consultant is lovely and I feel so comfortable with her. She explained everything beautifully and encourages me without making me feel insecure. I remain a loyal client.

Review -Dedicated 100% to her clients!
Reviewed on 11 September 2014 by Theresa De Jager

I have had a wonderful experience here at Health Renewal Willowbridge, they have been there for me throughout everything with the Body Renewal Diet programme! Christine is really dedicated, 100% to her clients. I always feel at home when coming to see her. I will always remember the friendliness!

Review -Ek voel tuis en gemaklik!
Reviewed on 11 September 2014 by Ruby Van Zyl

Willowbridge span, dankie dat jy my so tuis en gemalik laat voel; 'n afspraak is altyd opbouend en ek voel goed wanneer ek by die Health Renewal Willowbridge kliniek uitstap. Hou so vol!

Review -Sy motiveer en praat moed in!
Reviewed on 11 September 2014 by Bianca Bekker

Die wonderlikste persoon wat ek nog ontmoet het. Ek sal die span aanbeveel by enige persoon. Sy motiveer ons so baie en praat moed in. Al wat ek kan se is dat ek die Here dankbaar is vir so 'n persoon wat my lewe gekruis het. Ek kan net se: "Christine bo!!"

Review -My Journey
Reviewed on 11 September 2014 by Anonymous

Is has been a pleasure to come back every time! Although loosing weight is not always that easy, my journey here has been amazing with great support!

Review -Best Consultants
Reviewed on 10 September 2014 by Anonymous

Always enjoy coming to the branch and getting the opportunity to chat and joke with consultants especially because losing weight and the process of achieving the goal weight can be stressful and unnecessarily serious. Thanks ladies

Review -Sy loop die ekstra myl!
Reviewed on 10 September 2014 by Ria Bekker

Christine is 'n wonderlike mens. Ons is so bly dat ons by haar uitgekom het. Sy motiveer ons fantasties. As daar enige probleme is was sy daar vir ons. Sy loop nou regtig 'n ekstra myl saam met 'n oorgewig persoon wat gewig wil afskud. Ek persoonlik kan net se sy is 'n fantastiese mens!

Review -She does a lot more than tracking weight loss & giving advice!
Reviewed on 10 September 2014 by Van Schalkwyk

I am so pleased with the nurse at Willowbridge... she does a lot more than tracking weight and giving advice - she is PART of my journey and heart and soul in this with me. Every session leaves me inspired. Thank you!

Review -Always on time!
Reviewed on 9 September 2014 by Johanette Louw

Friendly and always helpful! The treatments are always on time, which is wonderful!

Review -Patient & precise
Reviewed on 9 September 2014 by Merinda Maartens

The ladies at Health Renewal Willowbridge always offers warm and friendly welcome and treatment experience. She is knowledgeable, patient and precise in everything she does.

Review -Altyd vriendelik!
Reviewed on 8 September 2014 by Sandra Dr Villiers

Altyd vriendelik, behulpsaam. Skoon en net lekker om Skin Renewal to besoek. Ek bly in Centurion! Ry al die pad na hierdie awesome plek!

Review -Life Changing
Reviewed on 29 August 2014 by Anonymous

My experience at Skin Renewal has been amazing! The Body Renewal Diet program has changed my life, I feel good! The staff is always professional and willing to assist at all times. As a result I tell friends and family about my experience and how they can change their lives by coming to Health Renewal.

Review -Exceptional Service Levels
Reviewed on 28 August 2014 by Anonymous

The Staff are so friendly and professional. It is an absolute pleasure dealing with everyone at Health Renewal Bedfordview. From the first time i came in, it has been a pleasant experience coming for my appointments. I would definitely recommend to friends and family.

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