Health Blog

Primeval walking: experience the joy of running barefoot In the last few weeks, after a long cool spell, it suddenly became much warmer than...
Lactic acid threshold: what is it and why is it important for every athlete? The other day we decided to try out magnesium powder rather than...
Vitamin K: Undervalued vitamin may protect against Alzheimer's disease Last week some really good news about the possible effects of vitamin K on...
Nitrogen and vasodilation The N-word Lately, the Dutch society has been in upheaval about legislation regarding nitrogen deposits in nature...
The biggest fraud ever? On Pfizer-vaccine trials and ivermectin research While you probably were glued to the tube/radio for the past few weeks...
Relationship between microbiome and dementia; can you prevent Alzheimer with a healthy diet? In the past few years there's been a flurry of exciting discoveries about the relationship between mental health and our gut. A few years prior it already had been established there's a relationship between bowel disease and autism as well as Parkinson's and all kinds of other inflammatory diseases such as cancer and autoimmune diseases appear to be...
Why are bees so important? Why are they disappearing? What is propolis? As most of us will know, many flowering plants need to be pollinated by insects of which the best known pollinator is the humble (bumble) bee.  The other day I was reminded of how crucial these bees are when I heard on a podcast how they are trying to cultivate vanilla orchids in the Netherlands and subsequently harvest vanilla beans.  The researcher told the...
When excessive menstruation pain isn't normal : why does it take so long to diagnose endometriosis? Last week it became known a Spanish city council had decided to grant its female workers the option to take a day off when they were suffering from a painful menstruation. Mind you, this 'day off' wasn't even a free day or sick day but an unpaid leave they would need to make up for later! Yet, the decision was met with scorn from some men and...
Wim Hof method: why is freezing cold water so healthy for the body? By now it's late January and if you are like most people, your New Year's...
Myocarditis: what is it, who is at risk and how is it recognized? Now the majority of European citizens are being offered booster vaccin in order to enhance protection against COVID, the medical authorities have also decided to allow for the vaccination of young children aged 5 and older.    This has caused a lot of concern becasuse children are rarely if ever seriosuly ill from COVID. Not from the delta variant and most certainly not from...
Happy Holidays  There will be no special blog article for the upcoming two weeks, just taking time to wish you and your loved ones happy holidays....
Money problems and health  Only those who've been living in denial will not have noticed how prices for just about everything increased much faster in the past few months than you or me remember to ever have happened in the past, unless they were adults in the mid-70s. The usual explanation is always how everything else is more expensive now as well, such as the most basic need every single human being up to every single business has: fuel to...