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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 …



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 …



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, …



Farting

Farting can be embarrassing but it’s a natural part of the digestion cycle. Everybody does it and it is a sign that the digestive system is working as it should. It reflects the activity of the gut bacteria. It’s essential …



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.



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 …