Advies & Inspiratie
Breaking the Stigma: Men's Mental Health Matters
In recognition of Men's Health Month, we will be addressing various aspects of men's health. This blog post will focus on the often overlooked topic of men's mental health, highlighting the challenges faced by men who feel compelled to adhere to societal expectations of stoicism. It is crucial to understand that men's mental health is equally significant as their physical well-being. This blog will emphasize the importance of raising awareness about men's mental health, explore common difficulties faced by men, discuss the barriers that hinder them from seeking help, and provide strategies and resources for supporting men's mental well-being. Let's delve into the subject and shed light on this vital aspect of men's health.
Are You Eating the Dirty Dozen Fruits and Vegetables?
Are you familiar with the concept of the "Dirty Dozen"? It's a term used to describe a compilation of twelve specific fruits and vegetables that have been discovered to have the highest levels of pesticide residue. In this blog post, we will delve into the topic of the most contaminated produce, its implications for our well-being, and provide tips on how to steer clear of them.
6 Remarkable Benefits of Practicing Yoga
In today's fast-paced world, finding time to unwind and take care of our physical and mental well-being is of utmost importance. Yoga, an ancient practice originating from India, offers a holistic approach to achieving balance and harmony in our lives. Beyond its physical aspects, yoga encompasses various breathing techniques, meditation, and mindful movements that positively impact our body, mind, and spirit. In this article, we'll explore six remarkable benefits of incorporating yoga into your daily routine.
Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating disorder that causes excessive weariness as well as a number of other symptoms. In this blog, I will go into greater detail on the realities of CFS, including symptoms, treatment options, and coping methods. You are not alone on this difficult path. Let us walk this route together, seeking support, knowledge, and inspiration along the way.
Coping with PTSD
Many people live with PTSD and struggle to cope with it every day, but there is help available, and there is definitely hope. Many people can recover and live healthy, productive lives with proper treatment. If you or someone you know is struggling with PTSD, please reach out for help. There are many resources available to support you on your journey to healing.
World Asthma Day
Breathing is something we do so naturally, and effortlessly, that we sometimes take for granted. When you experience a stuffy nose that causes difficulty breathing, you begin to appreciate those moments when you are able to breathe freely. We should take some time to understand the situation of asthmatics because they can have trouble breathing regularly. Globally, 262 million people suffer from asthma (1). Asthma might be something you have heard about before. The condition is a major non-communicable disease that affects the airways and narrows them, making it difficult to breathe and causing significant respiratory difficulties.
The Science Behind Lucid Dreaming and How-to Practice It
Lucid dreaming is a fascinating and exciting experience that allows you to take control of your dreams and explore new realms of consciousness. It is a state in which you become aware that you are dreaming, and you can manipulate the dream to your liking. In this blog, I'll explain what lucid dreaming is, how it works and why it's so beneficial.
What is stress? Understand and relieve it from your life!
Stress is a natural reaction of our body toward stressors or pressures. It can arise from various circumstances or occurrences that are unfamiliar or unforeseen, posing a potential threat to our sense of identity or leaving us feeling powerless. When we confront stress, our body generates stress hormones that activate the immune system and provoke the fight-or-flight response. This mechanism enables us to act promptly in dangerous situations.
Understanding Menopause: A Natural Biological Process in a Woman's Life
Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman's menstrual cycle. It is a stage in life that every woman will experience, and it typically occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. While menopause is a natural process, it can be a challenging and confusing time for many women. In this article, we will explore what happens in a woman's body during this period, the early menopause symptoms and what women can do to alleviate these symptoms and support their health during this transition.
What fruits and vegetables to consume during Spring?
*English only Spring is a time of renewal and rejuvenation, and there's no better way to revitalize your body than by eating fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables. As the weather warms up and the days get longer, the produce section at your local grocery store starts to fill up with a colorful array of spring fruits and vegetables. From sweet strawberries to crisp asparagus, there are plenty of tasty and nutritious options to choose from. In this blog, we will explore the top fruits and vegetables, to consume during the spring season to support your overall health and wellness.
Happy International Women’s Day!
It’s here again, international Women’s Day! And we are here for it! In every way, we should celebrate ourselves every day, but this month we are highlighting our femininity even more because of Women's history month!
Fluoride toothpaste vs. hydroxyapatite toothpaste: Which is best?
Right now, there is an increasing amount of research into the benefits of using hydroxyapatite toothpaste as an alternative to traditional toothpastes that contain fluoride. Is hydroxyapatite toothpaste better than fluoride toothpaste when it comes to cleaning and protecting your teeth?
How to keep your eating habits sustainable in today's fast-paced world
Eating sustainably means making choices that are better for the planet, your health, and the well-being of others. Are you looking for ways to make your eating habits more sustainable? If so, you've come to the right place. In this blog, we will not only explore how to create a more sustainable eating routine, but we'll also introduce you to a brand that can help support your journey in today’s fast-paced world. Here are a few tips to get you started: 1. Focus on whole foods and minimally processed foods 2. Try to reduce your meat intake 3. Choose seasonal and locally-sourced foods 4. Avoid single-use plastics 5. Plan ahead
Seasonal affective disorder
*English only The winter season hasn't ended yet, and while some of us enjoy the cosy days and winter wonderland, others can face a difficult time because they suffer from winter blues. Have you heard about seasonal affective disorder (SAD. Some individuals deal with seasonal depression during winter, and even though seasonal depression can occur during the warmer months, the percentage is significantly higher during the winter months. It might make you feel depressed and low because there are fewer daylight hours and it’s colder. Are you experiencing a winter dip? There are ways to improve your mood during this period of time! But first we would like you to understand why you might feel this way.
Pendulum's GI Repair
*English only This medical probiotic developed by Pendulum helps to relieve occasional gastrointestinal (GI). Is there a secret behind the popularity of this supplement? What makes it special
Healthy Resolution? Here are some tips!
*English only We're well into the new year already! And a new year means fresh starts, new goals, and positive mindsets! Is there anything you want to accomplish in the new year? Whatever your answer might be, keep reading because these tips might be exactly what you need to make this year yours! Here are some tips to help you get more organized, become more active, and quit smoking.
The role of digestive enzymes
*English only Food is a fundamental part of our lives, but what actually happens after you take a bite of your food? The Christmas holidays are a time when we enjoy eating our favourite dishes, but what actually happens in our bodies when we consume food? Have you heard of digestive enzymes? This protein found in cells causes a chemical reaction that helps to digest food so nutrients can be absorbed by the body (1). As you enjoy your delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner, your body is working hard to gain as much energy as possible from your food. The process of digestion will be explained so that you can understand how it works and what happens when you don't produce enough digestive enzymes. We'll start at the beginning... Hammm... the first bite.
Veganuary - A New Year’s resolution worth keeping
*English only Struggling to find a meaningful New Year’s resolution for 2023, then look no further as we have found the pledge for you! Veganuary is an annual campaign which encourages the vegan lifestyle for the month of January (or longer) with the aim of “ending animal farming, protecting the planet, and improving human health” . Join the 2.5 million people from 220 countries and territories who have taken part in Veganuary since its launch in 2014, and help make a difference this new year .
Christmas dinner tips! ✨
We want to virtually share our best wishes for the holidays! Here are some practitioner’s tips to make your holiday season as happy as possible. 1. Make sure not to overeat, be mindful of the amount you consume 2. Try to sneak in some vegetables and fibre rich foods to take off the sugar load 3. Stay away from foods that make you feel bloated, sick, or uncomfortable 4. When drinking, limit alcohol intake to 2-3 drinks per day 5. Enjoy yourself and don't feel guilty about what you eat
Protect your skin from the cold
*English only If you have been experiencing dry, irritated, sensitive, red or chapped skin do not fret as you are not alone. The combination of cold weather, frequent temperature changes and low humidity experienced in winter can negatively impact your skin, potentially causing some of the above symptoms, if not all. We know that skin issues can be infuriating, and beyond the temporary discomfort you may feel, the appearance of your skin can also impact your confidence and self-esteem. We hope that the following blog can provide you with some insight into skin management during the winter, allowing you to feel comfortable and confident in the cold.
GERD Awareness Week
Globally, 5–7% of people suffer from Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.  GERD, or Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, happens when stomach acid flows back into your oesophagus, the tube that carries food and liquid from your throat to your stomach. It's common for people to suffer from acid reflux now and then.  However, if you experience acid reflux or heartburn more than twice a week for several weeks, take heartburn medication and antacids constantly, if your symptoms keep returning you might have GERD. With lifestyle changes and medication, most people can manage GERD discomfort.  Despite the disease being common, it often remains unrecognised, due to its misunderstood set of symptoms. It's unfortunate, as GERD is generally treatable, though it can cause severe complications if not treated properly.  This blog aims to help you better understand GERD, how to recognise it, and how to manage it.
This is how you get through the winter!
Did you know that adults typically experience 2 to 3 colds per year, with this number being higher in kids? The colder temperatures of winter wear down our defences, allowing the virus to circulate easily . We know that in this fast-paced world, the last thing you want is to spend 7 to 10 days recovering, which is why we have developed a guide that may help you recover as quickly as possible. Moreover, we will examine how to prevent it, so you aren’t forced to slow down multiple times a year.
The importance of sleep
Healthy eating and exercising are the two things most people associate with a healthy lifestyle. But a fundamental part of your overall health is sleep. Did you know that you spend about one-third of your life sleeping? (13) We know that the world is becoming a fast-paced happening where you are trying to combine your work, and social life, while at the same time trying to stay healthy. And let's be honest, your mobile phone is another obstacle that could prevent you from prioritising your sleep. Thinking about a healthy dish to make or when to play sports usually are things we are busy with, but we often don't include sleep in our list. You need to have the right base to build a good and healthy foundation. So, how important is sleep actually for your health? And how can it affect your health if you don't get enough of it?
Psoriasis: symptoms, causes & possible solutions
Psoriasis is catalogued as a chronic inflammatory skin disease.  It is characterised by raised, scaly patches of skin caused by a rapid increase in skin cell production. But psoriasis is more than a skin disease as it affects your whole body. Diabetes, heart disease, and having a despondent feeling are all associated with it.  Nutritional supplementation is gaining more and more traction in both popular and scientific literature to support managing psoriasis. As a result, patients often conduct independent research and consult their dermatologists regarding modifications they can make to their diet for possible better control of their condition.  In light of World Psoriasis Day, we aim to raise awareness on this disease, answer your questions, and share some nutritional insights that may offer some help to you or a loved one.
Everything you need to know about Vitamin D
During spring and summer, the majority of people can synthesise all the required vitamin D from sunlight in the right conditions, but, as the days shorten, so does the amount of vitamin D we produce. During these colder months, individuals must obtain their necessary vitamin D levels from food sources and supplements. This blog will examine why vitamin D is needed, the recommended daily intake, and alternate vitamin D sources to maintain a healthy vitamin level throughout the upcoming months.
Care about your mind
As human beings, we can face several challenges in life that could affect our emotional and psychological well-being. Mental illness is often difficult to discuss, but it shouldn't be! How you feel mentally can be influenced by events in your life or even genetics. Also, socioeconomic, biological and environmental factors can impact how you feel (1). During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, anxiety and depressive disorders increased by 25% (2). We can't deny that the past couple of years have been difficult, and it has affected us. But even before the pandemic, one in eight people were dealing with a mental disorder (2). Sometimes in life, you'll go through hard times that make you feel less happy, and you'll try to deal with it day-to-day, but it takes a big toll on you. Just know that hard times don't last.
Breast cancer awareness month.
*English only October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the world. Both men and women can develop breast cancer, but women are more likely to develop it. Research funding and breast cancer awareness have played a significant role in advancing the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. It is mainly due to factors such as early detection, a more personalised approach to treatment, and a better understanding of the disease that breast cancer survival rates have increased. The number of deaths associated with this disease has steadily declined.  Educating others about the symptoms and treatment of breast cancer, which affects everyone differently, will hopefully reduce the stigma associated with breast cancer. Knowing more about breast cancer can hopefully lead to earlier detection, which can help increase long-term survival rates. As you read this blog, we hope you will gain new knowledge, be empowered and feel supported.
Autumn Essentials: Supplement edition
As the weather transforms from summer heat to the breezy and rainy autumn, it is vital to start preparing your body for the months ahead. Instead of longing for the warm weather that has passed, it is time to start wrapping up and building your immune system to prevent common illnesses that peak in the fall, such as sore throats, the flu and the common cold. We have curated a list of four autumn supplement essentials that will keep you strong and healthy throughout this new season.
World Alzheimer’s Day: What is dementia and what preventative measures can you take?
*English only Today, September 21st, is World Alzheimer’s Day, a day where people around the world boost awareness and challenge the stigma surrounding Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. While we believe it is important to learn and expand our knowledge on this disease all year round, we want to utilise today’s blog to inform and break down the disease and its associations.
Sunburns: How to deal with them
*English only It's hard to imagine summer without a day at the beach, a trip to the park, or a family barbecue. We all recognize the feeling after enjoying those activities on a sunny day, the sudden itching, painful burn. Before you know it, you have a sunburn...Aww! Relatable right? Then you probably want to know how to prevent this. We've got a few tips for dealing with UV-induced sunburns.
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