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Vitamin D

Vitamin D is actually an umbrella term for a group of vitamins. When we talk about vitamin D, we refer to the for us important Vitamin D3, cholecalciferol.  Vitamin D is incredibly diverse and has many important roles in our …



Losing Trust in Modern Medicine

The health, wellness and nutrition industry are all suffering from an invasion of pseudoscience. Thank you Sandra Mikhail from Nutrition A-Z for interviewing me on the important, if often frustrating, topic of pseudoscience versus evidence-based recommendations.



Time to Teach Doctors about Nutrition?

Excellent interview with well known and outspoken healthy lifestyle promoter, GP Dr. Rangan Chatterjee. With healthcare costs due to chronic disease such as heart disease or diabetes constantly increasing, it must be mandatory for every medical student and every doctor …



A Myth: Detox & Cleansing

I am no expert on nutrition but do my share of reading and learning about it. I have always wondered what people actually mean by cleansing your body. As a medical student I learnt that our kidneys and our liver …



Iron – Good or Bad for You?

Iron plays an important role in the metabolic processes in our body, for oxygen transportation and for the formation of blood. According to a study of the university of Zurich, it is also needed for the information exchange between nerve …



Health & Safety Day

On May 10, 2014, the first Health & Safety Day will be held in Zurich. Together with five other organisations, I invite you to join Healthy And Safe Away From Home for a day of exciting and hands-on workshops and …



Foods Containing Lactose

Do you have a colleague or a friend who is lactose intolerant and you are not quite sure what foods you can now share with them or prepare when they come over for dinner? I hope this blog helps you …



Gluten Intolerance

My last blog was about anaphylaxis, life threatening allergic reactions often to foods. Today, I want to tell you a little bit about gluten intolerance. You’ve probably heard the word but do you know what gluten actually is? The word …



Milk Alternatives

I found this link in one of the Facebook groups I’m in and it is an excellent resource for anything nutrition related. You will find nutrition tips, recipes and straightforward advice on this website run by a clinical nutritionist. Lauren …