Many things about health, safety and well-being have already been said and written about. Sometimes by unqualified but famous people, sometimes by qualified doctors and dieticians and sometimes by just about anyone. 

As a medical doctor, I provide well-researched and science-backed articles on a wide spectrum of topics. Sometimes it’s a personal experience that makes me bring this, research and facts together. I include

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  • frequently asked questions
  • first aid topics
  • safety

Posted on August 19, 2019 by Luitgard Holzleg

Last week I passed an accident: a young woman had fallen with her e-scooter. She had tried to answer her mobile phone while she was riding her scooter. She was lucky, her injuries were minor. But it reminded me that …

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Posted on August 14, 2019 by Luitgard Holzleg

arting can be embarrassing but it’s a natural part of the digestion cycle. Everybody does it and it is a sign that the digestive system is working as it should. It reflects the activity of the gut bacteria. It’s essential …

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Organ Donation
Posted on August 02, 2019 by Luitgard Holzleg

In Switzerland, the following organs can be donated and transplanted: heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, small intestine and pancreas. Tissues and cells which can be transplanted include the cornea, skin, heart valves and large blood vessels, bones, cartilage, tendons and ligaments …

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Lyme Disease
Posted on July 21, 2019 by Luitgard Holzleg

ince January, approximately 9800 doctors visit have been registered because of tick bites plus 3600 acute cases of Lyme Disease (LD). Diagnosing Lyme Disease is a bit of yea or nay game, with some maybe in the middle. Many GPs …

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Drowning … is Silent
Posted on July 18, 2019 by Luitgard Holzleg

ummer is here, and so are the temperatures we’ve been waiting for. There is nothing more wonderful than a day at the Badi, the lake, a river. And there are plenty of those in Switzerland. Children drown silently. In a …

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Posted on July 18, 2019 by Luitgard Holzleg

This week I ran a corporate workshop on the “Immune System”, and dug a little deeper into the topic of probiotics. ⠀ What are Probiotics: Probiotics are compounds that contain viable (living) microorganisms such as lactic acid bacteria and yeasts. …

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Do Medications Expire?
Posted on June 28, 2019 by Luitgard Holzleg

by Imogen Davis & Luitgard Holzleg Do the medications and supplements in your cabinet actually expire? In 1979, a law was passed in the US requiring drug manufacturers to stamp an expiration date on their products. This date guarantees the …

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Health Checks
Posted on June 20, 2019 by Luitgard Holzleg

Are regular health checks really so important? Yes, they are: just because you feel healthy doesn’t mean you are. Serious diseases can strike anyone at any age. Recognising diseases early increases the chances for successful treatment. Unnoticed medical issues can …

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We are too lazy
Posted on September 29, 2018 by Luitgard Holzleg

You might think we humans are meant to move: our body with its skeleton and its muscles is designed for physical activity. But more and more people in wealthy countries are not moving enough. According to a recent study by …

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Chest Compression Playlist
Posted on September 20, 2018 by Luitgard Holzleg

Germany is currently celebrating “Resuscitation Week”, raising awareness about the life saving steps in case of a cardiac arrest. A person dies from cardiac arrest every 2 minutes. The initiative under the patronage of the Bundesministerium für Gesundheit (ministry for …

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