Almost on a daily basis, we read and hear about the strain on the health system, its funding shortfalls and diseases that have re-emerged.

Thanks to years of research and the development of vaccines, it has been possible to protect the citizens of many countries from several serious, life-threatening diseases. It is good that medical help is available in the event of an emergency. However, personal responsibility and initiative are needed to maintain and take care of your own health.

Naturopathy remains relevant and has regained some popularity. The same goes for natural lifestyles and healthy nutrition.

There are herbs for nearly every physical ailment. Preparing and using them correctly is a science. Like in every area of life, moderation is the name of the game.

Food additives that bring balance to your everyday life and promote well-being are also available. We will introduce you to some of these in a series on

Frowner’s midsummer tips:


Suited to light meals and boasts a high water content. Not always easy to integrate into your hectic daily schedule.

Watermelons are an example of a healthy, cheap thirst quencher that is rich in vitamins. As well as having a high water content and a low sugar one, it is low in calories and positively impacts the kidneys. It is also simple to prepare and can be easily stored in a covered dish in your office refrigerator.

Vinegar – the gentle and safe decontamination method

Vinegar is a real miracle product. It can be used in a number of ways, not only in the kitchen and household but also in cosmetics and beauty care.

Salads, vegetables, fruit and berries should be carefully and thoroughly washed. The best way to do this is to briefly place them in a salad strainer along with cold diluted vinegar before draining and rinsing two or three times in cold water. Place on a kitchen towel to dry or use this to wipe them down. Vinegar has an antibacterial effect. Cleaning fruit and vegetables in this way removes pesticides and chemical substances. A whitish film will often form on the surface of the water. This consists of substances that have been washed away – ones that in all likelihood no one would want to eat with their meal. This type of cleaning is particularly important when fruit and vegetables are being eaten raw.

Add 100 millilitres of vinegar to a bowl of water. Berries can be added with some lemon juice and a pinch of sea salt. Always be sure to rinse well and dry.

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