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Turmeric, an old plant to stay young

Turmeric, a golden plant for our health Turmeric is an orange root that has been used in curries and as a medicinal plant in India for thousands of years. Its components with active properties are mainly curcuminoids, of which curcumin is one. According to several studies, turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties,1,2 which can make […]

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Ageing and health maintenance

Factors affecting our health with age Ageing is a normal complex phenomenon and is to be distinguished from ill health. Among the many definitions of ageing from a biological point of view, one can find “Changes in our body that, over time, reduce our capacity to repair and adapt to our environment, decrease our physiological […]

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The intake of specific nutrients can promote health, but is not a substitute for medication or the advice of the attending physician. The boswellia is a tree native to Asia and Africa. There are about twenty species of Boswellia trees, which can also be called incense trees. The resin of Boswellia serrata, the Indian incense […]

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What is oxidative stress?

Oxidation, how does it work? Oxidation is a chemical reaction that takes place in the presence of oxygen. You can see it when you cut an apple: once cut, the apple tends to turn brown because one of its enzymes reacts with oxygen and transforms a molecule (called phenol) into another molecule (called quinone) which […]

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Inflammation Symbole

The roles and impact of inflammation

Inflammation is part of the body’s defence mechanism. This response helps the immune system to act in order to eliminate harmful stimuli (for example, pathogens, damaged cells, toxic compounds and radiation) and initiate the healing process, making it an essential survival mechanism. However, over time, inflammation damages healthy tissue and disrupts immune response mechanisms. This […]

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Sport in times of coronavirus: a good or a bad combination?

It is well known that sport is good for our mental and physical health and increases our life span. However, it seems that intense physical exercise is not advisable in some circumstances, particularly in case of risk of infection. Sport and infection: what are the risks? Sports cardiologist Dr. med Laurent Chevalier emphasizes that the […]

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Immune System: how does it work against an infection ?

A short introduction to the function of our immune system What is a pathogen ? Bacteria are organisms constituted of one cell (size in µm: one millionth of a meter) and are able to grow and reproduce. Viruses are smaller (size in nm: one billionth of a meter) and are constituted of an envelope with […]

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Nutrition et défenses immunitaires

Let’s boost our immune system

It’s no myth that we get ill more in winter and that the number of deaths rises during the cold months.1 But why? Well, we know that vast numbers of viruses exist, and just as there is a wide variety of plant species, viruses themselves are also very diverse. Plus, they can mutate very quickly. […]

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