Article types

Lifestyle & fitness

Is beer healthy: yes, but alcohol-free beer is healthier. On health benefits of beer and effects on our microbiome. Beer has undoubtedly been one...
Why do people experience more infections with herpes virus after vaccination against or infection with COVID? Over the past few months, rumours...
Sunscreen lotion: why is it harmful and what are safe alternatives ? One of the most frequently heard warnings, which we hear as soon as the...
Primeval walking: experience the joy of running barefoot In the last few weeks, after a long cool spell, it suddenly became much warmer than...
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...
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...
How to overcome picky eating habits as an adult?Not sure how the situation is for you, but I bet you have foods you struggle with and don't enjoy eating. This is the same for me and my partner. We enjoy teasing each other about foods one of us dislikes, but the other person enjoys. He has no problem eating corned (canned) beef, which for me, resembles canned cat or dog food too much to even want to try eating it. Oat porridge just looks like...
Reduce, reuse , recycle, waste no more. Behemoth companies lead to massive amounts of waste Tn the past week we were alerted to shocking news on how much is wasted in British distribution centers of Amazone. Items in perfect condition are thrown away because they simply do not sell within a set time limit. Likewise the vast majority of returned goods are thrown away because it is deemed to be more efficient than to resell or even gift away....
Wound healing: leave a wound exposed or not? On popular assumptions and role of vitaminsSometimes it seems I'm the Überklutz as bad balance and absent mindedness made me crash down on my knee after forgetting to unfold one pedal of the folding bike and trying in vein to unfold it while riding. Thinking it was only a minor wound it only occurred to me to visit the physician two days later when the wound wouldn't stop bleeding : turns out I...
Should I get the vaccin against COVID-19 or not? On vaccines, ivermectin, paracetamol and fever By late April most older adults in the Netherlands will have received an invitation from the government or their physicians to get vaccinated. My own invitation came in this past week, quite a bit earlier than expected.  To be honest, it took me much longer to decide than anticipated. And no, it wasn't just because of all the health scares around...
Forget about exercising to lose weight: you can't outrun a bad diet!  A few days ago, an article showed up in my newsfeed about a remarkable result of research done on the Hadza tribe in Tanzania, which still leads a traditional hunter-gatherer lifestyle.  Despite walking an average of a multiple of ten thousands of steps every day, they barely need more calories than the average couch potato in a Western country.  That same day I...
Set point and holiday weight gainAt the time of writing this article the first week of advent has almost finished. In this week most people will have started decorating their homes for the holiday season that is upon us. Though for most this period may not be as festive as it normally is, since it is not allowed to organize large gatherings because of COVID-19, we can still try to make the most of it and indulge in the small pleasures of...