Are you stressed, or have you been stressed a lot? Start investigating where that came/came from.Make sure you have less stress, or preferably none, in the coming year! Everyone is familiar with it. Some more than others. Sometimes stress is necessary and good in certain situations. Your body goes into overdrive and all kinds of […]

Brussels sprouts

It’s winter, and in winter we eat stew!You may wonder how we used to get through the winter without the many kinds of fruit we can now get at any time of the year….How did we get our vitamins? Nature usually has an answer.Take Brussels sprouts for example… 1 cup of Brussels sprouts provides you […]

Carrots – beta-carotene

Did you know that one large carrot is equivalent to about 241% of adh vitamin A? Carrots contain beta-carotene, the precursor to vitamin A, and our bodies convert it into vitamin A.Vitamin A is essential for eye health and an important factor regarding immunity, growth, development, mucous membranes and skin.Carrots are also full of carotenoid […]

So what exactly is a filler?

Fillers belong to the category of injectables. They are injectable gel-like fillers for the skin based on Hyaluronic Acid (medical term Hyaluronan). Hyaluronic acid is a proprietary compound that consists of long chains of disaccharides. Disaccharides are in turn a chain of 2 monosaccharides.These saccharides all fall under the category of reducing sugars. These sugars have […]

Hot dogs with Sauerkraut

Tonight we are eating hot dogs and yes that can be healthy too! After all, it comes with a hearty serving of sauerkraut.Sauerkraut came to Europe around the 18th century via the many boat trips to the Far East. It was a perfectly tenable food that was full of vitamin C.It was used to fight […]

Healthy ageing

How can you grow old healthy? Last Saturday I was a speaker at the Congress of Oral Surgery in Schouwburg Het Park in Hoorn.There were also other very interesting speakers including Dr. Hanna Willems, Internist-Geriatrician at the Amsterdam UMC. Did you know that on average you live 8 years longer, healthier when you don’t have […]

Want to do something about the quality of your skin?

The isoflavones from soy are most likely to have a positive effect on your skin. This study showed that ca 86% of the women developed a thicker epidermis and ca 75% gained an increase in elastic fibres including collagen. Ca 33% also gained a significant increase in capillaries. The women were given 100mg of […]

Beautiful skin? Avoid quick sugars!

The effect of sugars on ageing skin is determined by the simple act of covalently vernetting two collagen fibres, rendering both unable to recover easily. Glucose and fructose bind the amino acids present in the collagen and elastin that support the dermis and produce advanced glycation end products or “AGEs”. read the full study here: […]

Clean tongue better skin!

tong schrapen mooie huid

Did you know that scraping your tongue has a positive effect on your skin? The more than 2,000-year-old ritual of scraping the tongue now has scientific evidence that it actually has an effect on beauty. Dr. Nathan Bryan, a specialist in molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, USA. shows in his […]


Raspberries contain unique antioxidants called ellagitannins. This substance was discovered in 2006 by researchers at Wageningen University. Ellagitannins are found in small amounts in strawberries and in some medicinal herbs. They prevent cells from being damaged