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Veli-Jussi Jalkanen,
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20.10.2017

Fatty liver is a common ailment

Finnish nutritional recommendations encourage people to eat a lot of carbohydrates, and sugar 10% of energy.

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18.10.2017

Is measuring one’s health sensible?

Measuring and tracking devices are, of course, a good thing, but only when you have some health issues and are actively trying to fix them.

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18.10.2017

How to avoid flu?

To avoid people in order to prevent flu does not work, but there are ways to stay healthy.

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11.10.2017

What is the reason for back pains and how to cure and prevent them

There is one overwhelming reason for back pain: sitting in a bad posture.

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09.10.2017

Do we need Magnesium supplements?

It is true that exstra Mg is not needed if your diet is sufficiently versatile.

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13.09.2017

  Is gaining weight evitable?

When I travel around the world, I cannot help noticing the global weight gain.

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12.09.2017

The many effects of folic acid

Folic acid has many benefits.

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11.09.2017

Can you prevent flu?

Vessi\\\'s effective ways to prevent flu

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11.09.2017

Why the male reproductivity is declining

The fact is that masculinity has weakened. There are at least the following reasons:

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04.09.2017

Is chemical control sufficient?

Information on chemical risks is irresponsibly understating, erraneous, and it lulls people into unjustified sense of security.

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04.09.2017

Why is sugar bad for us?

According to an American study, during the last 30 years only the consumption of sugar has significantly increased in the western diet, and obesity has multiplied.

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23.08.2017

What is behind the differences in geographical sickness and health rates?

The socio-economic role affects one’s weight, hobbies, smoking, alcohol use, and quality of food.

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23.08.2017

Young children have text-neck – is there a solution?

Because of lack of awareness and good design ergonomics that damage the body is present almost everywhere.

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17.08.2017

Carrying things on your head has great potential

It is a good way to utilize the stairs while carrying something.

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15.08.2017

Super tips to increase productivity after holidays

Change into looser clothing. For men in summer loose shorts and sleeveless T-shirst to activate the skin and body flows in a better way in comparison with the normal tight clothing.

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11.08.2017

Testosterone decline, future time bomb?

It is easy to find explanations for the decrease of testosterone.

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02.07.2017

Intestinal infections are not prevented and treated properly

Intestinal diseases are mainly due to the lack of fiber.

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01.07.2017

Why the senior home care clients are in so bad shape

Home care clients could be much healthier.

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30.06.2017

Sensible actions promote the sexual health of seniors

Sex can improve brain health and that benefits the whole body.

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29.06.2017

Reasonable actions promote the brain and mental health of teenagers

When children and teenagers are growing their brain almost always suffer from starvation, i.e. they don’t get enough omega3 fatty acids that are needed for brain development and growth.

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28.06.2017

How to achieve holistic well-being

In addition to self-discipline, there is a need for awareness that is generally lacking.

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27.06.2017

Why counting calories does not work

Counting calories has proved to be a virtually ineffective method for losing weight.

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22.06.2017

Can cancer be prevented by lifestyle choices?

Lifestyle choices can actually prevent over half of the cancers, you just need to know what to do.

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20.06.2017

How to fight against the general lack of testosterone

One thing causing problems is the shortage of zinc.

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19.06.2017

You do not need to suffer from depression, it can be cured

Depression could be effectively prevented and treated.

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11.06.2017

Bad stress is in control, even though good stress also exists

Stress is latently disastrous in modern life, and people are poorly aware of this.

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09.06.2017

Does eating summer treats make you fat?

The statement that all calories are equal is based on the old belief that a calorie is calorie, and as long as you count calories and do not exceed your consumption, you stay lean and healthy.

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07.06.2017

Drugs for PMS?

NSAIDs are not a sensible choice for PMS symptoms.

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02.06.2017

Rural entrepreneur, this is how you can prevent and treat your back and joint disorders effectively

Rural entrepreneurs work hard in many ways. Depending on the company and the line of business, a large part of the work is done by either driving a vehicle, or sitting in front of work machines or in an office.

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19.05.2017

Super bacteria is better controlled by lifestyle than by vaccinations

Various inflammatory conditions are becoming more common all the time, due to the deterioration of health on the national level.

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05.05.2017

Here`s an easy way to get yourself in better shape with ease

Begin to eat a lot of good nutritional supplements to avoid nutritional deficiencies in the body, which in turn makes you crave junk food.

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05.05.2017

Will memory disease cheer you up

Critical comment to a narrow view of memory diseases

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05.05.2017

How to dress children for outdoors

To over-dress children and protect them from sunlight is harmful

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02.05.2017

Should children be kept in shade or inside because of the fear of cancer

According to a British study those who are hardly ever in the sun get melanoma most often

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02.05.2017

Health advice for air travellers

Advice from an experienced traveller

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02.05.2017

How to stay healthy while travelling

I have travelled for tens of years and today I travel more than 50 days

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26.04.2017

Obese and pre-diabetic children

Childhood insulin resistance and obesity are just the tip of the iceberg, throughout the EU.

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21.04.2017

Nutrition therapy for irritable bowel syndrome

If fiber only comes from cereal, the situation is not good.

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20.04.2017

Too little exercise makes muscles vanish. What to do?

Rapidly spreading new-helplessness and slackness also reduce the amount of exercise.

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19.04.2017

Intestinal bacteria and fiber

In a TV documentary a 15 year old English boy ate junk/fast food for 3 weeks.

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19.04.2017

Ways to keep the brain healthy

The brain is tissue the conditions of which vary depending on lifestyle choices

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19.04.2017

Surviving cancer

Let´s take a look at the statistics

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15.04.2017

Poor care of the elderly is expensive and shameful

The solution is prevention

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13.04.2017

Connection between poor posture and back pains

Poor posture causes the dangerous wedge-like pressure on the disk

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12.04.2017

Grain fiber protects us from diabetes

The protective substance is not the grain but the fiber

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11.04.2017

The birth rate is low and still getting lower

The urban social media lifestyle decreases the number of children all over the world.

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05.04.2017

Should one get rid of obesity?

Obesity is a tragedy for children, destroying a large part of the possibilities in life.

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05.04.2017

What causes back pains?

The biggest risk factor for back pain (in practice degeneration) is not heredity, but bad posture, which is further made worse by the standard 90/90 seats.

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05.04.2017

How to prevent Alzheimer´s

It is wrong to say that Alzheimer`s disease (so called type three diabetes) could be prevented just with the right kind of diet.

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03.04.2017

Palm oil is prohibited as toxic

The food industry manages to feed us up to 46 kg of palm oil / person / year.

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03.04.2017

Children’s health at stake

The main causes for the symptoms are the poor environmental factors of the child.

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03.04.2017

Is it possible to prevent or cure cancer with food?

There is a lot of good biochemical research available on how nutrition can prevent cancer and support the healing process.

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27.03.2017

Can the national obesity epidemic be overcome?

Staying up late and hormone-disturbing molecules that we get from chemicals and plastics also cause obesity

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27.03.2017

To be or not to be naked in sauna?

The most reasonable and non-discriminatory rule is that in the steam room everybody can wear a swimming suit or be naked.

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27.03.2017

How do I prevent and take care of tense neck muscles

Preventive measures based on personal and continuous muscle training usually do not work.

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14.03.2017

The elderly are overmedicated

No one is defending the medical safety of the elderly

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14.03.2017

Greasy junk food is dangerous

The fat in junk food is unhealthy, heat-extracted vegetable oil, which causes inflammations in the intestine and thyroid.

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13.03.2017

How to make work more effective

There is a great way to make us more productive: the new ergonomics.

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13.03.2017

IUS is a breast cancer fisk factor

One in eight, or 13 %, of women get breast cancer

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10.03.2017

What is good memory made of

Some tips to get and maintain good memory

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08.03.2017

Awareness of the body detox possibilities

All the professionals who perform intestinal rinses know that if people are on low-fiber junk food diet there will be dryish concentrations of waste in the folds of their intestine.

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08.03.2017

Effective non-pharmaceutical care for depression

Of course there are natural biochemical substances that reduce depression.

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08.03.2017

People do not know how much they need folic acid

Why don’t maternity clinics tell about the need for folic acid?

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06.03.2017

People are becoming more stupid

The intelligence is surely waning, at least in the industrialized countries.

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28.02.2017

Pharmaceutical companies are corrupt

Professor Kötzche, a Danish expert on drug safety, wrote a hair-raising book in 2014: Lethal Drugs and Organized Crime.

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27.02.2017

How could we get people to exercise more?

Physical activity and everyday exercise are on a poor level in Finland and thus undermine public health and productivity a lot.

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23.02.2017

The grease theory is still being buried

In summer 2015 the prestigious TIME Magazine declared on its cover ´The funeral of the grease theory´

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23.02.2017

Which is dangerous, rice or gluten?

Eating rice is a health hazard. Rice collects heavy metals.

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23.02.2017

Pro-alcohol attitude is a repulsive feature in sports

It also shows on the other hand that the sports in question is not about health but something else.

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20.02.2017

Vitamin D increases resistance more

The inhibition effect of vitamin D is much better if the level of vitamin D in blood is maintained between 120-150 nmol; 10 % of Finns are below that.

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08.02.2017

The battle for intestinal health

While we are waiting for phage treatments and fecal transplant pills there is a lot we can do ourselves to make the situation better.  

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08.02.2017

Drugs and antibiotics in meat

Consumers do not always know at the meat counter whether the meat is domestic or foreign, grown with hormones and antibiotics.

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08.02.2017

Do mobile devices corrupt children?

In Finland we watch tv for three hours a day.

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02.02.2017

The elderly are malnourished and over-medicated

Finland would save huge sums because of fewer old-age diseases if the nutrition of the elderlywould be really good.

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01.02.2017

Efficent self treatment of shin splint and Achilles tendon

When you massage your feet daily with a specified technique you can keep the trouble at bay.

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31.01.2017

Causes for the declining birth rate

Men`s genital health, which must be in fairly good condition for the man to be able to conceive a child, is deteriorating rapidly, and might be going below the critical level.

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30.01.2017

Nest offices instead of open plan offices

It has been known for a long time that open plan offices do not make us feel good, but it is just recently started to creep into the architects` understanding.

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30.01.2017

Is mayonnaise healthy?

The industrially made mayonnaise is made of the cheapest low-quality heat-fermented vegetable oils, which are already so dead, that they are not even fit for the bacteria.

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26.01.2017

Why chemical GM food is untenable

In chemical farming plants deteriorate because of mono-cultivation and one-sided fertilization.

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25.01.2017

How to prevent super bacteria infections

You can strengthen your own immune system. It can be done effectively in the following way:

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24.01.2017

How to help children fall asleep

Due to ignorance and helplessness even children have a lot of sleeping problems.

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24.01.2017

Sugar is more addictive than cocaine

The amount of sugar we consume has multiplied in 50 years, and during that time more than half of us have become overweight or obese.

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24.01.2017

Air pollution problems can be reduced by your own efforts

In Finland 1700 persons are killed by air pollution every year.

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24.01.2017

Depression can be managed without drugs

Of course science is great, but it does not solve human health problems.

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20.01.2017

Brain health affects good mental health

Gratitude is good for mental health care, but it alone is not enough.

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17.01.2017

How much screen time is too much?

In the article (in a Finnish newspaper) the `harmless` time used with digital devices is said to be approximately 7 hours.

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16.01.2017

How to be more productive in demanding information work

Here are some ways to decrease interruptions at work and increase productivity

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16.01.2017

How to get enough nutrients daily

The absorption of chromium in later life is deteriorating, and the need is approx. 300 mcg / day. That amount cannot be obtained from ordinary food.

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13.01.2017

How to treat and prevent back pains

A good posture is the key to a healthy back, but there`s more to it

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10.01.2017

Sleep is the most important factor affecting our health, vitality, mood, and productivity

Sleep and good sleeping habits are worth taking care of.

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10.01.2017

Eat fat instead of low-fat products

The old and buried cholesterol theory mantra `Eat LIGHTLY` (i.e., low-fat) has created the obesity epidemic that we suffer from at the moment.

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10.01.2017

No anti-aging pill exists - except Vitamin D

All chemical medicines burden the liver and increase liver cancer. Really healthy food and sensible supplements don’t do that.

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10.01.2017

Sugar is addictive

Sugar is more addictive than alcohol or cocaine.

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10.01.2017

Sugar is more dangerous than fat

The plate model and food pyramide produce mostly obese people. Many have noticed this by testing in their own lives.

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09.01.2017

Fat is not as dangerous as sugar

The prestigious Times Magazine revoked already in 2015 the settled idea that cholesterol would be a risk factor in the blood or the food.

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03.01.2017

Fibers and intestinal health

The Stone Age man ate fiber approx. 10 times more than we usually eat. Now the recommendation is 50 g fiber / 1000 kcal.

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02.01.2017

How to lose weight with the help of right nutrition

There is a clear error in the article: `those who eat a lot of whole grain products are more successful in losing weight`

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20.12.2016

Children`s weak back muscles cause bad posture

Ordinary child`s spine tendons are, due to muscle weakness and the amount of bad sitting (sitting with rounded back), already overstretched so that they collapse into a bad slouched position immediately after sitting down.

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20.12.2016

Ways to make children move and exercise more

A sensible exercise policy:

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16.12.2016

About depression

Drug free treatments are better at curing depression

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15.12.2016

About taking care of the elderly

Finland would save a huge amount of money by taking better care of the elderly.

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14.12.2016

Better care for the elderly and mental health rehab patients

The elderly in care homes and the mental health rehabilitation patients have the same problem: poor quality of care.

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14.12.2016

How to improve the quality of sperm

In addition to exercise there are a lot of effective ways to improve the quality of sperm.

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14.12.2016

Why children get tired at school?

The poor ergonomics at schools make pupils sit in a bad posture.

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12.12.2016

Sourmilk and yogurt make a healthy snack

Buttermilk is close to sugar-free organic yogurt that as a fatter product is also a better health product.

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12.12.2016

What nutrients keep us happy?

Food can improve your mood, if you know what to do.

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12.12.2016

About differences in how children learn

According to PISA research we can see that learning is easily attached to qualitative changes in the environment.

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12.12.2016

What is good for the brain?

It is proved that a noisy environment with a lot of stimuli and a constant stressful flow of information is bad for the brain health.

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08.12.2016

Are nutritional supplements beneficiary?

Many would benefit from additional vitamin D and folic acid

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02.12.2016

About maintaining a healthy brain

A holistic approach in taking care of brain health is a key factor for success also for professional athletes

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30.11.2016

About bringing up a child

How to raise a child who behaves well?

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29.11.2016

Sugar is dangerous in many ways

Scandinavians were slim 20 years ago, but not anymore.

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28.11.2016

About Finland`s new alcohol policy

There are ways to attack the growing alcohol consumption

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26.11.2016

About preventing ilnesses

Finland should move from expensive medical care policy to active policy of prevention

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24.11.2016

About sedating school troublemakers

The school troublemakers´ life aspects need to be addressed diversely

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23.11.2016

About the indoor air quality at night

The biggest problem about the indoor air quality is the large amount of small particles it contains.

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22.11.2016

How to treat depression yourself

Depression and melancholy are a huge problem that concerns both economy and health.

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22.11.2016

About the measures to support child protection

The most effective support for child protection would be to decrease the alcohol consumption to less than 7 l / person.

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21.11.2016

We need 100 g fiber a day

Finns eat less than 15 grams of fiber a day.

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21.11.2016

Sports training managament lacks information on nutritional therapy

Apparently, the Finnish sports training management has poor knowledge of one sector of training

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16.11.2016

Teachers get exhausted in their work

Background: Finnish newspaper article by an exhausted teacher.

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14.11.2016

Obesity and ways to make people lose weight

Obesity diseases just continue to grow enormously.

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14.11.2016

Will proteins make you lose weight?

British researchers have found out why protein-rich diet can help in losing weight.

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12.11.2016

The pelvic floor muscles can improve your posture and even erection

The Pudental nerves (along with P. veins and arteries) come from behind and go into the pelvic floor muscles.

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12.11.2016

Is it good to add rye to smoothies?

Of course, rye as a fiber-rich cereal is better than wheat, but but ...

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10.11.2016

Is drinking coffee good for you memory?

´´The best memory product is coffee´´

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10.11.2016

Super leaders optimize their work efficiency

Making the use of one’s time more effective is interesting, fruitful and challenging.

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10.11.2016

Age Related Attitude and Brain Degeneration Syndrome

Martin Saarikangas’ experience of Donald Trump, mentioned in Finnish newspapers, dates 20 years back. 20 years means a lot at that age.

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08.11.2016

Why you don’t lose weight by eating vegetables

Actually, for good nutrition about a kilo of vegetables, including seeds, is needed.

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08.11.2016

About sugar and its taxation

Sugar is the unhealthiest food substance, the major reason for obesity, and also causing a lot of expensive physical and mental diseases.  

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08.11.2016

The benefits of physical activity

The preventive health policy should be drawn up to favor physical activities.

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08.11.2016

Reasons for bad posture

We rarely see people with good posture, the ones with bad posture are the majority.

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07.11.2016

Vessi in Ben Greenfield´s podcast

Vessi and Ben talk about e.g. sitting, clothing, tennis, berries and grains...

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05.11.2016

Prostate cancer caused by sitting pressure

There are hundreds of thousands of Finnish men that are either suffering from prostate cancer, are cured from it, or are in the risk group. This is a real emergency.

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05.11.2016

The brain capacity of tennis players affect their game

The world´s best tennis players lose the best capacity of their brain because of stress and brain malnutrition.

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30.10.2016

Regional health inequalities in Finland

When we began to add selenium to fertilizers in Finland, the entire population´s heart health began to improve rapidly.

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29.10.2016

Get rid of bad sleeping habits

Sleep deficiency is common but one seldom sees instructions on how to help the situation.

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26.10.2016

Why people gain weight

People gain weight for many reasons, reasons that the public health policy could affect.

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25.10.2016

More vitamin D needed than Finnish National Institute of Health and Welfare (THL) recommends

It is unbelievable that THL continues to issue recommendations that are contrary to studies, experience and common sense. Why? Whose agenda is THL promoting?

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25.10.2016

A lot of writers twist the facts when writing about health issues

Readers are really deceived in many ways. One way is to use so called research data.

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25.10.2016

Sports injury awareness

In sport, even when a large number of children is exposed to sports injuries, people are unbelievably poorly aware of health issues.

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24.10.2016

What to do with a child that hits other children at school

The most probable reason for this kind of behavior is their circumstances at home.

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20.10.2016

Comment to sugar debate

Why is it allowed to add so much sugar in foods that most people are gaining weight?

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19.10.2016

Fiber-rich diet would save millions in healthcare costs

Finns eat fiber less than 15 g / day, while the ideal would be more than 100 g.

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16.10.2016

What is behind the teenage rage incidents at schools?

The teenage brain is different, but this it not the whole truth.

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15.10.2016

Vessi’s comment on the new alcolohol legislation that is prepared in Finland

The adverse effects of alcohol are not just financial figures but also human distress, sadness and anxiety.

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15.10.2016

Vessi’s comment to discussion about glyphosates

Glyphosate is used a lot in agriculture (the most widely used pesticide) and its residues are also found in food, because, despite the claims, all glyphosate is not proven to vanish from plants.

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10.10.2016

Towards social health by culture that favours touching

This is an important and painful subject: the lack of physical contact in childhood and adolescence has strong connection with sexual incapability later in life.

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07.10.2016

Sitting health expert gives the recipe for optimal office ergonomics

Sitting, standing and movement - include all these in your work day.

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02.09.2016

Reasons for getting cold

One reason for feeling cold is hypothyroidism, the other the weak condition of the subcutaneous fluid circulation of the body (lymphatic and blood vessels), and the third is long-term low-quality (traditional) sitting.

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29.08.2016

Eat enough fiber at breakfast

Even more important than eating is to drink a lot of water, which helps the body to transfer waste into intestine and urine. Breakfast, 1-2 hours after drinking the water, is also a great place to start eating good fiber, which also speeds up the activity of the bowel.

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24.08.2016

How doctors encounter patients with erectile dysfunctions

During their studies doctors do not train interaction skills and how to encounter patients. If meeting patients and listening to them does not come naturally to you, no amount of training can help.

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18.08.2016

The connection between vulvodynia and sitting

Vulvodynia is a painful condition of the vulva. 6-13 % of women suffer from vulvodynia at some point in their lives. Sitting is a risk factor.

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17.08.2016

Women need to be aware of the lymphatic flow in the pelvic region, disturbances predispose to ailments

It is very common nowadays to see people who have swollen legs and who have visibly accumulated extra liquid in their pelvic region; this often happen as early as in their 40’s. Poor fluid circulation is involved in several syndromes, or it might even be the main reason for them.

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