Energy levels

As a med student, a former competitive athlete, a woman (hello period) and generally as a human being living in today’s crazy world, I’m very familiar with feeling sluggish and having low energy levels. If you have ever experienced the feeling of running out of battery (which I guess every one of us has at … Continue reading Energy levels

How to Strengthen Your Body For Life

We have all heard it a thousand times (at least) before: Working out, exercising, doing sports – whatever you want to call it – is good for you. And you know what? It’s simply the truth. To get moving has so many proven benefits that I don’t even know where to start. Of course, there … Continue reading How to Strengthen Your Body For Life

Vitamins & Supplementing

Supplementing has been a health trend for ages – but the easier the access to all kinds of supplements and substitutes, the more trouble they cause. And that’s simply due to the fact that not all of us know everything about the ingredients, what our bodies really need, what amounts and for how long we … Continue reading Vitamins & Supplementing

Sugar Issues

We all love sweet things. We’re primed to crave them because it’s a fast and easy resource for sugar and therefore a quick energy shot. And at the same time, more and more people try to cut out sugar from their diet completely – because it’s supposed to be the devil. So, are we instinctively … Continue reading Sugar Issues

Nutrition Basics: Fats

During the last two nutrition posts, I’ve already covered two of the three major food groups: Protein and carbohydrates. So, the one left now is – fats. I feel like we’re having such a love-hate relationship with this topic today – and everybody is arguing about the right way of eating (or not eating) fats. … Continue reading Nutrition Basics: Fats

Nutrition Basics: Carbohydrates

My last post about nutrition was all about protein – talking about all the key principles of structure, function and where to find it. Today, I would like to go a little deeper into the second food group I have mentioned: Carbohydrates. While they’re being all bullied and talked about badly by all sorts of … Continue reading Nutrition Basics: Carbohydrates

How to Stay Healthy & in Shape Over the Holidays

Christmas is on our doorsteps! It’s only a few more days, before we’ll get all caught up in feasting, relaxing and enjoying life to the fullest – awesome. But wouldn’t it be even more awesome, if we could have all the fun, all the food and still look fabulous when emerging the holidays? Of course, … Continue reading How to Stay Healthy & in Shape Over the Holidays

Headspace – How to Turn Your Brain into a Cotton Ball

Meditation is not the same as being mindful. Did you know that? I’ve only just realised this lately. But both words have been hyped so much over the past few months, that people have started using them as synonyms – even though the difference is essential! So, what is it? And how can it bring … Continue reading Headspace – How to Turn Your Brain into a Cotton Ball

Coffee Issues 2.0

Finally, here comes the promised update to my coffee-detox-experiment: My original challenge was to drink a maximum of one cup of brew a day. So, I started with that and failed miserably. The first two days went well, but after that I unconsciously got back to having two regularly. When I finally realised that my … Continue reading Coffee Issues 2.0

Nutrition Basics: Protein

Today, I would like to go a little deeper into the nutrition topic by highlighting a few key principles you might want to arrange your diet around (I got a few request about this). During my education as a medical student, we’ve discussed a lot of related topics – such as metabolism of all sorts … Continue reading Nutrition Basics: Protein