Author Archives: Luitgard Holzleg

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How To “Fever”

A body temperature between 36.3 and 37.5°C is considered normal. Values between 37.5 and 38°C are considered to be elevated temperatures. Temperatures above 38°C are considered a fever, above 39.1°C high fever.  Did you know that if you measure the …



Depression – Not A Women’s Disease

It’s Movember and time to speak about mental health. Depression: the earlier it’s recognised, the better the chances of recovery. Lack of energy, dejection and the feeling of not being worth anything, of not getting up to anything or not …



Stroke

In Switzerland, approx. 16,000 patients suffer a stroke every year. It is the most common life-threatening neurological disorder. A quarter of these patients die within a short period of time. Of those who survive, 50-80% remain disabled and are often …



Osteoporosis, Calcium & Vitamin D

Calcium and vitamin D play a central role in bone metabolism: in children and during adolescence it is part of building the skeleton, in adults and especially in the elderly it is required to avoid excessive bone loss. Calcium is …



Sunburn

Sunburns are caused by UV rays emitted from the sun. Any excessive amount of time in the sun without using prevention (protective sunscreen) will cause the skin to burn. There are two types of UV rays that play a role …



Superfoods, supergrains & super hype

I am so sick of reading and hearing about superfoods.  Here we live in a world with an oversupply of food: food from around the world, available 24/7. And now we can buy superfoods everywhere: in supermarkets, in hip and …



Coconut Yoghurt

When I first heard about coconut yoghurt, I immediately started considering making it myself from scratch. Making it couldn’t be that hard. After all, I had been making dairy yoghurt for quite a while already and that was super simple.  …



Wait … WHAT??

A look into Goop. And their “health” advice.



The Danger of Hydrogel Water Beads

Water beads, also known as hydrogel beads or aqua beads, are a very popular trend for continuous watering of cut flowers or potted plants. They are used as an alternative for regular plant earth or hydroculture/hydroponic. They are also very …



My Two Cents’ Worth

From April 20 until 26, it was European Immunisation Week. If you follow me on Instagram, you were able to read my six-part series on this topic. Here, I just want to share my two cent’s worth, my personal thoughts …