Feeling Good

What tools and information are available to us today to monitor and avoid disease? As society moves from reactive to preventive healthcare, we take a look at innovation coming out of Switzerland to ensure longevity and quality of life.
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Amanda Kayne
Switch your bircher for chia!
Sugar kills. Eating too much can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attacks, and cancer. But that's not all: It harms our well-being, too. Hidden sugars in foods we think are good for us also reduce our energy levels and disrupt our sleep patterns. Nutritional therapist Sabine van 't Hart-Orbello leads an online sugar awareness movement and says it's not about eliminating sugar altogether but about making smart decisions over what we consume. CNNMoney Switzerland's Feeling Good team found out why she wants you to enjoy a sweeter life with less sugar in it.
Amanda Kayne
Learn how to learn
That's the advice of eight-time World Memory Champion Dominic O'Brien. In an interview with CNNMoney Switzerland's Amanda Kayne, he explains how we should be taught to retain information for the long term.
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Become more resilient!
"Start by limiting the information you consume," says Alexia Michiels, co-founder of the Resilience Institute Europe. "We absorb as much information in a day as our ancestors in the fifteenth century did in a lifetime," she says. Want some control back? Then learn how to develop resilience from Michiels, in conversation with CNNMoney Switzerland’s Amanda Kayne.
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Curing addiction the natural way
Luxury has found its way into psychiatry and psychotherapy. Good food and a balanced diet during a four-week stay in a secluded residence may be all we need to overcome addiction. Luxury rehab is a holistic concept that includes orthomolecular medicine, epigenetics, and plenty of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, and complementary techniques like yoga, meditation, and art and equine therapy. Dr. Claudia Elsig, CEO of Calda Clinic, tells CNNMoney Switzerland's Amanda Kayne that addiction is OK—as long as you don't suffer.
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Want to reduce your health insurance premiums? Peter Ohnemus, CEO of Dacadoo, explains how
In a discussion with CNNMoney Switzerland's Amanda Kayne, Peter Ohnemus, founder and CEO of Dacadoo, discusses how behavior toward fitness and nutrition are changing—and how that can save you money. It starts with calculating your health in real-time, that is your age, gender, height, weight, and waist size. Add to that some lifestyle data. Your insurer, and even your company, will receive a score of between one and one thousand determining the state of your health.
Amanda Kayne
Robot eye injections
Getting monthly injections to slow down vision loss in old age is not new. But would you want a robot to do the job? Consider this: machines are less prone to error, always available, and can administer the injections free of bacteria. Amanda Kayne met Franziska Ullrich, the engineer behind the first prototypes.
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Three things to do to realize your full potential
Barbara Rijntjes, founder of boostingnow.com, tells CNNMoney Switzerland's Amanda Kayne why she thinks we are all underperformers. In Barbara's view, we're all doing ourselves a disservice by not maximizing our energy levels. Want to realize your full potential with three easy steps? Here's how: Love what you do; remove negativity; and stay in control.
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"Meditation reduces reactiveness"
Deddou Burkhard, Founder PopUp Yoga, tells CNNMoney Switzerland's Amanda Kayne why companies would do well to invest in a little lunch time meditation for employees. Connecting body and mind through deep breathing has multiple benefits. Deddou also explains how that after-lunch lull could be replaced with the freshness only normally felt in the morning.
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Explore your inner dancer with Kristin Glenewinkel, a movement medicine instructor
Movement medicine is a growing trend that is healing and also taps into preventative healthcare. In a conversation with CNNMoney Switzerland's Amanda Kayne, movement medicine teacher Kristin Glenewinkel explains how dancing helps us to reconnect in a world that has become very individualized. Care to join in? Then pop along to Zürich Tanzt 2018 4-6 May.
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Understanding sustainable beauty products
Today, it's not enough to produce a fine product. What's equally important is how, where, when, and with what materials something is made. CNNMoney Switzerland's Amanda Kayne talks clean beauty products with the founder of Abhati Suisse, Anju Rupal, who is an advocate for sustainable cosmetics.
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How to beat stress with food, according to dietitian Sandra Mikhail
Stress often leads to changes in our bodies, whether it's muscle tension, headaches, or irritability. Sandra Mikhail, the dietitian at Nutrition A-Z, tells CNNMoney Switzerland's Amanda Kayne how a healthy diet, exercise, and relaxation can help combat stress.
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Creating a world without disability
Robert Riener is a Professor for Sensory-Motor Systems at the Department of Health Sciences and Technology at ETH in Zurich. In his award-winning work he combines technology and medicine. Riener met with CNNMoney Switzerland to talk about his vision of creating a world without disabilities.
Amanda Kayne
Freeze your way thin
Stepping into the extreme cold for three minutes may be all your need for a trim waist, a clear mind and flawless skin. CNNMoney Switzerland's Amanda Kayne talks to founder and director of Hibernatus to find out why the "cryosauna" is the latest craze.
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Becoming a CEO is as easy as 1-2-3
Ever wonder why only a handful of people make it to the C-suite? What skills do they have that others don't? Here Stefan Labas, executive mental toughness coach, shows CNNMoney Switzerland’s Amanda Kayne how we can all focus the mind – not only to close the deal, but also to grab opportunities along the way.
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A new case of dementia every three seconds
With over 50 types of dementia, the World Health Organization has placed the disease high on the public health priority agenda. Tania Dussey-Cavassini, former Swiss ambassador for global health, tells CNNMoney Switzerland's Amanda Kayne why decisions made in Geneva are critical for all countries wishing to follow suit and provide the care, and the cure, for dementia.

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