Category: Gezondheid

STOX Energy Socks move to Zuidas

As from the first of August, STOX Energy Socks have taken up residence at Zuidas. To be more precise, the new premises of the scale-up can be found next to the…

As from the first of August, STOX Energy Socks have taken up residence at Zuidas. To be more precise, the new premises of the scale-up can be found next to the Olympic Stadion. “Our Herengracht office was not big enough. This new location suits us perfectly,” says Wouter de Keizer, CEO at STOX.

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Happy, busy bees at Zuidas

Not only there are the sky-high office complexes built at Zuidas, but there is a concern for the bees as well. So, Zuidas has built up to 19 Bee Hotels…

Not only there are the sky-high office complexes built at Zuidas, but there is a concern for the bees as well. So, Zuidas has built up to 19 Bee Hotels in the area. It is an award-winning project to green the city. The solitary bee has a crucial role, and oak wood is the best material, is what the designers of these hotels can tell us.

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Get rid of those fat-cells

At Finesse Bodyline Clinic in Woerden, they use Ultrashape: a devise which breaks down fat cells by means of ultrahigh soundwaves. Ultrashape is an effective way to lose your fat…

At Finesse Bodyline Clinic in Woerden, they use Ultrashape: a devise which breaks down fat cells by means of ultrahigh soundwaves. Ultrashape is an effective way to lose your fat rolls, love handles, belly or men’s breasts. If you think ‘my beautician around the corner can do the same thing’ you are totally wrong.

It is a sore point to Finesse-owner Cor Kok, all those companies pretending to do a similar treatment as he and his team.  “Handling real UltraShape devises requires specialised, and medical training and only registered medical staff can do so. What we do cannot be compared with the work of a beautician, and that bugs me sometimes. In particular, when you see your own pictures on someone else’s website. But all well, we believe in our own skills. We use the UltiMed Contour Concept.”

Cor, a nurse by origin, even after twelve years, is still enthusiastic explaining what Finesse stands for. “The bottom line of the UltiMed concept remains the Ultrashape. The treatment can be compared to the disintegration of kidney stones, with the same outcome UltraShape disintegrates fat cells. It is done with ultrasonic soundwaves; the outer wall of the fat cell falls apart. The contents of the fat cell, the triglycerides, break free and will leave the body in an absolutely natural way. The body produces fat cells until about the age of eighteen, it stops there. So, what has been removed won’t come back. The treatment is safe and permanent. A painless alternative to liposuction.”

Persistent storage of fat

A remarkable amount, both men and women, visiting the clinic in Woerden look considerably slender at first sight. Cor: “We treat a lot of people who work-out on a regular basis and have a healthy food diet, nevertheless they do not lose fat rolls or other persistent storage of fat in the known problem areas. A healthy lifestyle in combination with our treatment gives the best results. Therefore our UltiMed-approach is based on those facts. It consists of three items: demolishing of fat cells, stimulating the drainage of waste by vacuum massaging, and working out on the cross-trainer. The matter of utmost importance: finding the cause of the problem and tackle it. If you don’t get on top of this, the body will keep on storing the fat in different areas.”

“While trying to find the cause, we are also looking at specific disorders and we check if medication or hormones are playing a role. We perform thorough blood research, if necessary a stool investigation, we check organ functions, we look at thyroid and adrenal glands, and we look at possible lack of minerals and vitamins.”

Catch 22

“The metabolism, all those biochemical processes and the interaction between the organs are crucial. You can have a health food diet, but if your intestines don’t work properly, you don’t take in the nutrients. We give advice about proper, healthy food. Diets are a regular Catch 22. You lose weight very quickly and for a very short while, you gain the weight again, and that is followed up by yet another diet. People hop on and off from crackers and smoothies to diet-shakes and low-carbohydrate food, and while doing so disrupt their entire metabolism. It’s a vicious circle.” 

“If necessary we communicate our results with a GP, we have a good working relationship with them,” concludes Cor. “The goal of our total package is to get our clients’ health back on track and making sure, of course, to keep our clients’ slim bodyline. However, it’s more than just the curves. Furthermore, clients report back to us on a regular basis that, with our support, they now know what they can or cannot do. They now realize, a strict regime is not needed at all and they now, literally and figuratively, feel so much better.” 

 

Finesse Bodyline Clinic
Pompmolenlaan 19a
Woerden

T 0348 409 199
W www.finessebodylineclinic.nl

Photo Cor Kok by Elke Smit Fotografie

 

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The Power of Relaxation

A mere 15-minute drive from all the concrete, glass and steel at the Zuidas lies a quiet haven at the Vinkeveense Plassen called ‘Zwier’, an inspiring 10-acre place where city-dwellers…

A mere 15-minute drive from all the concrete, glass and steel at the Zuidas lies a quiet haven at the Vinkeveense Plassen called ‘Zwier’, an inspiring 10-acre place where city-dwellers with a hectic life can unwind and recharge their batteries.

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Dentist with a mission

Root canal treatment. The mere words would send shivers along anyone’s spine – but not when Rik van Mill is your dentist. He is a guru in the field of…

Root canal treatment. The mere words would send shivers along anyone’s spine – but not when Rik van Mill is your dentist. He is a guru in the field of endodontology. Expats love going to Dental Clinic H.J. van Mill’s whose employees not only speak Dutch and English but also Japanese, Hindi and Urdu.

As a trained civil engineer Rik van Mill made calculations for drilling platforms in the North Sea until one day he realized he didn’t want to spend the rest of his working life sitting behind a desk. Using his hands, that’s what he really wanted. So he started studying dentistry. “Right away, I felt like a fish in the water doing all this delicate manual work!”

Time and attention for patients

In 1982, Rik and his wife Wilma opened a dental practice at the Parmentierlaan in Amstelveen and they’re still based there. “We grew steadily and thought about moving, but this is just a very nice area,” Rik says. “Besides, we’d rather spend our money on high-tech equipment and new developments. Our priorities are delivering exceptionally high-quality service and taking time for our patients.”

‘Our priorities are delivering exceptionally high-quality and taking time for our patients’

“It starts with our receptionists trying their best to match appointments with the busy schedule of our patients. And when I’m training dentists I always tell them to forgot the protocol and take a moment to sit back and ask the patient what you can really do for him or her.”

Dr. Clifford Ruddle

When Rik starts talking about his profession, he bursts with enthusiasm. “In my early years as a dentist, it really annoyed me that the bridges and crowns we made were very good but that the roots would still fail after a while. Healthy roots are the foundation for healthy teeth! The then prevailing materials and methods simply weren’t good enough and that was very frustrating.”

“Via an American colleague I went to Dr. Clifford Ruddle, a global authority in the field of endodontology. That was a real eye-opener. From early morning till late in the evening he shared all his knowledge about root canals with us, a select group of international dentists. It was great!”

‘Expats love going to dentist Rik van Mill, whose employees not only speak Dutch and English but also Japanese, Hindi and Urdu’

In the past two decades Rik has paid regular visits to Dr. Ruddle in Santa Barbara. Initially, following courses and later also assisting him during training courses. “Those visits to Dr. Ruddle enable me to share the latest developments with my team and to implement these in our practice. We’re very happy and proud that we managed to build such a fantastic team around us; they’re all as passionate about dentistry as we are.”

Japanese community and expats

The international team at Dental Clinic H.J. van Mill consists of five dentists, six assistants, two dental hygienists and three receptionists. All dentistry disciplines are represented here: prevention and dental hygiene, pediatric dentistry, parodontology and endodontology, implantology, orthodontics, crowns, bridges and facings. Apart from Dutch and English, Japanese, Hindi and Urdu is spoken here. No wonder many expats and members of the big Japanese community in Amstelveen are a large part of the client base. The clinic’s website is available in Dutch, English and Japanese.

A wonderful experience

In the Netherlands, Rik occupies a prominent position in the field of endodontology. He trains aspiring dentists and fellow-dentists refer patients to him, especially in complex cases or when a molar needs to be treated again. “Such patients have gone through a lot, so when they come here they’re really afraid. But in the end it’s always far better than they expected. ‘It was a wonderful experience’, a relieved patient told me recently. It’s all a matter of perfect team work between the dentists and their assistants. A successful root canal treatment requires the right equipment – we work with Zeiss microscopes – and expert knowledge. But you could say that for every dental discipline.”

 

Healthy roots form a solid basis

Cosmetic dentistry is one of the special fields at Dental Clinic H.J. van Mill. Rik: “You should realize that an aesthetic treatment, for example applying facings, requires sacrificing part of the tooth. After all, you need space for the materials you’re going to put in. We always operate in a rather conservative manner and strive for a natural aesthetic and sustainable result. The trend nowadays is to put in an implant straightaway. This can be a pretty good solution but the patient’s own tooth or molar is still the best ‘implants’! In our clinic, we always start with the pillars: healthy roots. We use these as a basis to build something that will last a long time. You could compare it with a drilling platform: it would be nothing without a strong and solid foundation!”

Rik van Mill, van Tandartspraktijk van Mill in Amstelveen, is de absolute goeroe op het gebied van tandheelkunde. Alle specialisaties zijn aanwezig.

Rik van Mill, dental clinic van Mill’s.

 

Tandartsenpraktijk H.J. van Mill
Verwijspraktijk en Trainingscentrum
Parmentierlaan 76a
Amstelveen
T: +31 (0) 20 – 641 65 66
E: info@hjvanmill.nl
W: www.hjvanmill.nl  www.en.hjvanmill.nl  www.jp.hjvanmill.nl

F : www.facebook.com/hjvanmill

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Anyone can play padel

There’s a small area for relaxation amidst the high-rise building of the Zuidas: the three courts of the Play Padel Club. Erik de Wit, the 38-year old founder of this…

There’s a small area for relaxation amidst the high-rise building of the Zuidas: the three
courts of the Play Padel Club. Erik de Wit, the 38-year old founder of this club, is a man with a mission: he wants to put padel, a hybrid between tennis and squash, firmly on the map in this country.

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Padel op de Zuidas, een spel voor iedereen

Tussen de hoge kantoorgebouwen van de Zuidas ligt een fijn stukje ontspanning: de drie padelcourts van de Play Padel Club. Erik de Wit, de 38-jarige oprichter van de Play Padel Club,…

Tussen de hoge kantoorgebouwen van de Zuidas ligt een fijn stukje ontspanning: de drie padelcourts van de Play Padel Club. Erik de Wit, de 38-jarige oprichter van de Play Padel Club, is een man met een missie. Hij wil padel, een kruising tussen tennis en squash, op de kaart zetten.

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