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  • Organic changes: Introducing the new Ergomax logo

    Ergomax is evolving; not only in size but also in what we stand for and what we believe in. Our former logo and slogan no longer reflected the latter. After much thought, sketching and working with designers we came up with a new draft late last year. Continue reading

  • The gut microbiome: Key to health - Part 2

    anatomy-160524_1280Bacteria which naturally occur in the intestine are important for health, but recent studies have consistently shown that a modern lifestyle depletes the variety of microbes in the gut. How exactly lifestyle factors affect the diversity of the microbiome is not clear yet, but there are some important clues. Continue reading

  • The gut microbiome: Key to health - Part 1

    koli-bacteria-123081_640Most cells in our body are not human, but microbial; the ratio of 'them' to 'us' is about 10:1. Disturbances of the interactions between host and the so-called microbiome, or simply biome, can lead to disruptions of a healthy balance. Indeed, the nature and variety of bacteria in our intestines seem to have a profound impact on many aspects of our health.

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  • Why should I take supplements?

    waarom-moet-je-voedingssupplementen-nemenToday many people take supplements. One chooses vitamin D3, another craves krill oil capsules, and yet another multivitamins. But why? And do they work? Continue reading

  • Cod liver oil: Super-fat!

    ergomax-wat-is-levertraanBy: Toine Wilke, Dutch nutritionist, biochemist and seaweed expert.

    Many people believe that cod liver oil is made from whales and regard it as the stinking stuff they know their parents and grandparents took to get them through the fall and winter. But cod liver oil is not old-fashioned, it has, in fact, never gone out of style. The richness of nutrients remain an excellent addition to our Western diet. Continue reading

  • Paleo diet for primal strength

    piramideBy: Toine Wilke, Dutch nutritionist, biochemist and seaweed expert.

    What began as an esoteric trend in the world of food has over the years begun to be deeply rooted in nutritional thought. Unlike most diets the paleo diet is less a trend than a permanent way of eating that is, in fact, eons-old. But what is this paleo diet exactly? And what can you do with it? Continue reading

  • Amino acids - The building blocks of life

    Almost everyone has heard of amino acids. But what is an amino acid exactly? And what do amino acids have to do with our health and the proper functioning of our body? Below you can read everything you always wanted to know, but were afraid to ask, about these building blocks of our body. Continue reading

  • Seaweed, the ultimate vegetable

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    Seaweeds are up and coming. In addition to seaweed in the local Asian supermarket, nowadays you can buy seaweed salads, seaweed chips and even seaweed burgers. Continue reading

  • Cannabis, man’s best friend

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    In obtaining information about the beneficial effects of cannabis it quickly becomes clear that this plant has a strong influence on the human body. It is quite unique that one plant can affect so many different parts of our body and mind. But how is this possible? How can one compound have such a wide range of effects? And if it is so powerful, how can it also be safe at the same time? Continue reading

  • The Mozart Effect. A biohack for pain relief

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    Music is one of the oldest forms of therapy, and has been used since the beginning of humankind to influence the body and mind in a positive way. The influence of music on the mental and physical condition has been described already in ancient Greece. Pythagoras, for example, was intrigued by the fact that people liked consonant sounds. He found that harmonic music works soothingly and dissolves ailments and sorrows of the mind, body and soul. Continue reading

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