BEYOND FEAR: Stress and immunity in times of Corona

BEYOND FEAR: Stress and immunity in times of Corona Published in Bloom Magazine 24 June 2020 In Bloom (May), Prof. Dr. Mattias Desmet (UGent) shared his striking insights into the connection between fear and a drastic reduction in immunity. This fear and stress, which in recent years have become increasingly manifest in our society, has […]

DOCTOR SEEKS FARMER

DOCTOR SEEKS FARMER Farmers develop innovative products for the recovery of chronic diseases The awareness that nutrition is important for a healthy body is getting more and more attention in modern Western medicine. Research shows that nutrition can contribute to an accelerated recovery and improvement of the quality of life of chronically ill people. Dialogue […]

long-term sick leave

‘The challenge is to get people with long-term sick leave return to their old jobs’

‘The challenge is to get people with long-term sick leave return to their old jobs’ Carla Peeters is best known in the healthcare sector as Chief Executive Officer ad interim. In August 2015 she changed her course and started her organization COBALA. The agency aims to increase resilience and get long-term sick permanently back on […]

COBALA is successful with unique approach for reintegration of professionals with long-term absence in the healthcare sector

COBALA is successful with unique approach for reintegration of professionals with long-term absence in the healthcare sector 90% of the participants reintegrates in their own jobs in 6 months. In 2016 COBALA started two pilots in guiding long-term sick employees with the MASTER YOUR HEALTH program. The participants were coached by the unique approach Personalised […]

Personalised approach lacking in debate about medications in psychiatry

Personalised approach lacking in debate about medications in psychiatry Turbulence in the media around the use of medications in psychiatry. On Saturday, December 17th an interview with Dick Bijl, physician and epidemiologist, entitled ‘Antidepressants useless and harmful’ appeared in Trouw. This to the Dutch translation of the recently published book by the Danish internist professor […]

Chronic Pain and getting back to work? Integrative Care offers Personalised Integrative perspective.

Chronic Pain and getting back to work? Integrative Care offers Personalised Integrative perspective. Case Study: 44-year-old woman after 10 weeks of counseling reintegrated into her job and pain medication has been phased out. Chronic pain has a huge impact on the individual, family, friends and organizations with social and economic consequences. Chronic pain is not […]

depressie-alternatief-safraan

High demand for an alternative to antidepressants

High demand for an alternative to antidepressants Antidepressants often not the solution to recovery from depression Antidepressants are often not the solution for the recovery of depression. However, they reduce symptoms. Many people who use the most commonly prescribed antidepressants such as Prozac, diazepam, fluvoxamine, temazepam experienced unpleasant side effects. The side effects reported include […]