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From Sorrel to Detox

Food and nutrition have always been an important part of my life. I am not “that” old but looking back, I see many different and sometimes distinct phases I (and the society I lived in) went through.  As a child, …



Vitamin C

Very recently, as part of health advice during Corona times, I read the recommendation to consume 4000 mg of Vitamin C daily to boost the immune response. That made me wonder, I remembered the recommendations being much lower.  So I …



Wild Garlic

For the last couple weeks, I’ve noticed a change when I go for walks: I experience this intense garlicky smell when I walk through certain areas in our local forest, and I know wild garlic season is finally back. Usually, …



‘TIS THE SEASON TO BECOME MORE VISIBLE

The World Health Organization says that of the 1.35 million road traffic deaths every year, 54% are pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists.   Every 24 seconds someone dies on the road. In the United States in 2018 alone, there were 857 bicycle fatalities …



Thyme

Thyme is my favourite herb for the winter season.  Thyme has been used as a herb and a medicinal plant for more than 4000 years. Its healing power is used especially in inflammations of the respiratory tract, the airways, such …



911 in Switzerland

YES, 911 WORKS IN SWITZERLAND! ⁠⠀Regardless whether you call from a landline or your mobile phone. ⁠⠀⁠⠀ 911 and 112 are two international emergency numbers. ⁠⠀⁠⠀ 911 can be called in Switzerland, both from landlines and mobile phones, and is …



Balloon Safety

⁠When parents are concerned about their child’s safety, choking risks are high on their radar. Usually nuts, small toys, popcorn, hot dogs and grapes are their biggest worries. But one-third of choking related deaths in children result from latex balloons.⁠⠀⁠Especially …



Saffron can help Asthma

⁠Saffron are the dried threads from the Crocus Sativus flower and is typically used to colour food and add a delicate taste to it.⁠⠀⁠⠀A new study now shows that it may also have a positive impact on asthma. ⁠⠀⁠⠀It is …



Medication Warning

PREGNANCY SICKNESS ⁠⠀⁠⠀20-35% of pregnant women experience nausea during pregnancy, 1% suffer from a very severe form called Hyperemesis gravidarum, which can be dangerous for the mother-to-be and the foetus due to the serious dehydration and electrolyte loss.⁠⠀⁠⠀This severe form …



Poisoning

Poisoning can happen quickly: a moment of distraction, a bottle left standing on the counter, a lid not properly closed and a toddler has “tried” it. Poisoning in toddlers and children is primarily through cosmetics, cleaning products, and cigarettes. Luckily …