Rene Sielhorst [renes3]
What is your specialty? What does your work consist of?
Corporate health promotion
Can you provide a link to a site where we can get to know more about you or the activity you carry out?
What types of clients do you have? Why do they come to you and what can you offer them?
international corporate clients, banking, insurance, government, consultancy. We offer a range of healthy lifestyle interventions for active living, healthy nutrition and prevention of stress.
What is your definition of health, and of a healthy life?
physical, emotional and social wellbeing and not just absentism of an illness or disablility.
What are some basic rules for those who want to live to be 100.
Be active for 30 minutes a day minimum, eat healthy, don't smoke, reduce the use of alcohol, relax and have a medical check up every 5 years.
Happiness and health: how much do they have in common, and how much myth is there in their relationship?
Conventional medicine and alternative medicine: what is real and what is superstition?
when it works for you, it is ok.
Can the mind cause or cure illness? What evidence do you have on the matter?
Yes. Happy and relaxed people have significant less chance of becoming ill or die young.
Do you recommend Vitamins and nutritional supplements? Do you believe their benefits have been proven?
No. Just eat healthy.
Every day there is a new product to stop aging. Is it solace that we are really buying?
Use your common sense!
Obesity, insomnia, and depression, are epidemic. What does that say about our way of life? What must be changed at the social level?
We live in an unnatural environment with too much food and lack of physical challenge. Change your behavior and stand up!
What is your opinion on the use of medical marijuana for terminal illnesses.
If it can relieve pain and suffering, it is ok.
The patient/doctor relationship is part of the success of treatment. What should it be like?
It only works when they both want to connect....really connect.
Is it reasonable to treat a patient whose condition is hopeless, only for medical experimentation?
How do patient beliefs or superstitions effect recovery?
What is the best way to give bad news to a patient?
Be honest, don't make it look worse or better than it is.
Is the best preventive medicine teaching someone how to live?
That's just the start...
What are the most frequent errors of slimming diets.
They just don't work because people can hold on to unnatural way of nutrition.
Are too many unnecessary tests and x-rays performed in hospitals?
What new technologies have the most potential to save lives in the near future?
mHealth and eHealth
If someone consults you, what is your recommendation regarding cosmetic surgery and implants?
Work the mental part and if surgery can help (in severe cases) do it.
What is your opinion on the regulation of health care practice.
Let the market do their thing and control quality
How do you asses the potential or the risks of genetic engineering on nutrition and human health?
Do you believe legalizing the use of narcotics would increase or lessen the damage caused to public health?
It will lessen the damage on society
Of the thousands of beauty products on the market, what percentage has a significant effect?
How many times have you guessed what was wrong with a patient only by looking at his/her face?
Very often....paying attention and being really interested in your patient will do the rest
What areas of health or of medicine are you most interested in devoting yourself to in the next few years?
Would you change your profession for any another?