Monthly Archives: April 2013

Exercise as poison, but a little poison might be healthy – the concept of gymnahormesis

I hope the name Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim rings a bell. This Swiss-born “master of medicine, chemistry and magic”, better known as Paracelsus,  already wrote 500 years ago: “All things are poison, and nothing is without poison; only … Continue reading

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Placebo training

Picture this:  you are a famous coach with a very good name in sports. Why? Because you are known to always bring out the best of your athletes and you bring the results. Now this thought-experiment: here is your novice … Continue reading

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Busy weeks …… again!

The frequency of posts for this blog has been lower for one simple reason: I am swamped with interesting projects as you might have guessed. What is keeping me busy? Amongst others my daily work at daytime but in the … Continue reading

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Who’s ringing ….. and why?

In my daily work I encounter a lot of clients with a wide range of mostly stress-related symptoms, like fatigue, sleep problems, muscle pains, etc. Now the last year I find a surge of clients having a different symptom on … Continue reading

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