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  1. Sunlight exposure: A Friend Or A Foe?

    Sunlight exposure: A Friend Or A Foe?
    Summer is here, temperatures are running high and so is the UV exposure. As every year, the unchanged question returns: “Should I spend some time in the sun or not?”. Continue reading →
  2. The miracle of human fatherhood - Ode to the devoted father

    The miracle of human fatherhood - Ode to the devoted father
    Of our biological kin, only humans have engaged and empathetic fathers. What might be the evolutionary reason for this? How is it that we are unique among all great apes for males to have developed into devoted fathers? Who is that puzzling figure of the human father and what is his role within the family and within society? Continue reading →
  3. The Mores of More Meat - A closer look at the carnivore diet

    The Mores of More Meat - A closer look at the carnivore diet
    More and more people worldwide live according to a vegetarian diet and a growing number of people adhere to the vegan philosophy, meaning they ban all animal products from their dietary habits and lifestyle. For most plant lovers, the main reason for keeping meat out is the impact our food has on the climate. The regular production of meat and dairy products is often labeled as inhuman, resource-draining and polluting. Besides the impact on the climate, plant-based foods would be a lot healthier and eating too much meat may even carry significant health risks, according to scientific studies and trusted nutritionists. For example, a lot of red and processed meat could cause strokes, type 2 diabetes and cancer. But is glorifying plants really the royal way to good health and a sustainable world? Continue reading →
  4. Why wash your hands? Is it savoir vivre or our first line of defense against diseases?

    Why wash your hands? Is it savoir vivre or our first line of defense against diseases?
    This year, fear travels in Asia. There is growing concern in the country about further spreading of the new Corona Virus. According to the authorities, more than 4000 people have been infected and 106 people have died. Sick people have also been reported in several other countries, such as the United States. The World Health Organization has convened a crisis meeting to discuss how to proceed. But what does a virus in Asia have to do with washing your hands?  Continue reading →
  5. Bye, bye Blue Monday

    Bye, bye Blue Monday
    The new year has just started and the first ailments have already begun. In addition, all your good intentions do not seem to end up in a productive way. In short: Blue Monday. Of course you can not influence all factors of life, but you can choose consciously for good supplementation. Probably it eases 'the pain' a bit. We lend you a hand! Continue reading →
  6. Black Seed Oil: The Next Turmeric

    Black Seed Oil: The Next Turmeric
    Herbs and oil extracts, such as aloe vera, turmeric (curcuma Longa) or apple cider vinegar, have been used for many centuries, sometimes millennia, as alternative treatments. Although some are forgotten, their fascinating health properties have not been altered. One of these natural remedies is black seed oil. Continue reading →
  7. Can The Atmospheric Pressure Affect Our Health?

    Can The Atmospheric Pressure Affect Our Health?
    The short answer: yes, it can. Our body is made up of fluids and gases. As the pressure in the atmosphere rises and falls, the pressure exerted against your body does as well. Low atmospheric pressure causes a pressure difference between the atmosphere around us and the air within our body. This can lead to headaches, joint pains, sleep disturbance, and other biochemical changes. Atmospheric pressure can indeed affect your health, physiology and behaviour. Continue reading →
  8. Happy International Men’s Day!

    Happy International Men’s Day!
    International Men’s Day is celebrated annually on 19 November. The date is the birthday of the father of Dr Jerome Teelucksingh, a Trinidad and Tobago doctor who relaunched International Men’s Day in 1999. The aim of International Men’s Day is to celebrate positive male role models and to raise awareness of men’s issues ranging widely from health and mental health to gender-specific challenges related to (grand)fathering, cultural masculinity codes, and healthy aging. This year’s inclusive theme is: "Making a Difference for Men and Boys". Continue reading →
  9. Pain: Feeling, emotion, disease or symptom?

    Pain: Feeling, emotion, disease or symptom?
    Chronic pain is a major source of human suffering. But what is pain and how do you experience it? Researchers, philosophers, psychologists and doctors have wrapped their minds around pain over the centuries. Is it a passion, an emotional state or a disease? The attempt to understand pain and find an appropriate response to it is one of the oldest challenges in the history of medicine. Continue reading →
  10. Nitrogen: an air pollutant or important and useful?

    Nitrogen: an air pollutant or important and useful?
    In the last few weeks there has been a lot of excitement around nitrogen. The protests of farmers and builders have once again brought this topic into the public eye. However, nitrogen has two faces! It is more than just an environmental and health problem. It is an indispensable nutrient for all living things, found in air, water, soil, plants and animals. Nitrogen is thus a basic building block of nature. A human being weighing 70 kg has 2 kg of nitrogen in his body. Continue reading →

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