Author Archives: Luitgard Holzleg

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Probiotics

This week I ran a corporate workshop on the “Immune System”, and dug a little deeper into the topic of probiotics. ⠀ What are Probiotics: Probiotics are compounds that contain viable (living) microorganisms such as lactic acid bacteria and yeasts. …



Do Medications Expire?

Why do medications come with an expiry date? And what happens if I take a medication after it has expired.



Health Checks

Are regular health checks really so important?⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Yes, they are: just because you feel healthy doesn’t mean you are. Serious diseases can strike anyone at any age. Recognising diseases early increases the chances for successful treatment. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Unnoticed …



We are too lazy

You might think we humans are meant to move: our body with its skeleton and its muscles is designed for physical activity. But more and more people in wealthy countries are not moving enough. According to a recent study by …



Chest Compression Playlist

Germany is currently celebrating “Resuscitation Week”, raising awareness about the life saving steps in case of a cardiac arrest. A person dies from cardiac arrest every 2 minutes. The initiative under the patronage of the Bundesministerium für Gesundheit (ministry for …



Lyme Disease

April Lavigne says she “accepted death” when writing her newest single from her sickbed “during one of the scariest moments” of her life. She contracted Lyme Disease, which is transmitted by ticks, in 2014. When it says Lyme Disease is …



Improve your Sleep

Slowly but surely we become aware of how important sleep is for our overall health. Not just for not feeling tired and exhausted, but for a lot more: sleep deficiency has been found to be linked to an increased risk …



4 Trends Disrupting the Chemical Industry

I feel very honoured to have run trainings for a company that is not only “disrupting” the chemical industry … in a good, sustainable way but also takes care of their employees’ health and wellness: SAFECHEM



Wellness Industry vs. Medicine

Wellness industry vs. medicine. Science vs. conspiracy theories. One cannot exist without the other. And they should both learn from one another. This article in the NY Times sheds investing views on this sensible topic. Photo credit: NY times: Illustration …



Summer Flu

Here we are suffering under a heat wave with degrees above 30 for weeks and suddenly we are down with a flu. How can this happen and what exactly is a summer flu compared to the usual “winter flu”? The …