October 19th, 2020
Are you on your daily dose of vitamin D yet?
Learn why vitamin D supplementation is essential for health prevention particularly, but not only in winter.
September 4th, 2018
It happens while you sleep
Did you know that the position you sleep in can cause you pain? If you sleep like 80% of people, then you’re spending most of the night in a sideways position, with your hips and knees bent and your arms in front of you. What does that position remind you of? Correct, it’s sitting while…
May 7th, 2018
Pain is based on (bad) conditions
If you have pain, change the conditions and your body can thrive I would like to start this blog with a quote from vitamin D expert Prof. Michael Holicks book ‘The Vitamin D Solution: A 3-Step Strategy to Cure Our Most Common Health Problems’, as I think he put it nicely, when he wrote the…
November 7th, 2017
Osteoarthritis is reversible
Osteoarthritis is widely seen as a destructive process of the joints cartilage, caused by wear and tear as people age. Addit genes are blamed as well. Yet a study published by researchers from Utrecht puts a different perspective on this illness. An illness that is believed to cause so much pain and puts such an…
July 2nd, 2017
Lower back pain or the curse of sitting
People in the Western world suffer a growing problem. It’s called lower back pain (LBP). According to Wikipedia approximately 9 to 12% of people (632 million) have LBP at any given point in time. Nearly 25% report having it at some point over any one-month period. About 40% of people have LBP at some point…
February 24th, 2017
Fibromyalgia? What the heck is fibromyalgia?
Giving multiple pain a name is curse and blessing at the same time. Finally being able to give the devil a name and being able to say ‘that’s what I am suffering from’, can be a relief. On the other hand the diagnosis of fibromyalgia seems so definite, that it can lead to a lot…
December 14th, 2016
How can we fight pain and keep it away over the long term?
In my last blog I explained how pain develops, today I want to tell you how to get rid of it. I already mentioned, that the most common reason for pain is muscle tension. So the logical consequence must be to reduce the tension. Here’s an example. Many people have lower back pain. While the…
October 31st, 2016
8 spooky facts about food
Once food is involved it gets really easy to deceive us. The following facts can help you think twice the next time you go to the grocery store.
October 24th, 2016
Pain serves a purpose. Don’t neglect it, use it!
Today I want to explain my model of pain development. Why does pain turn chronic? What does chronic pain want to tell us? Is chronic pain to last forever?
October 10th, 2016
Don’t be afraid of pain, it’s your friend!
I think everyone would agree with me, that pain has an important function. It warns us when we cut ourselves, when we step on a screw, when we hit ourselves with a hammer,… You get the idea. So what about chronic pains, where there is no acute danger?