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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 …



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.



‘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 …