Back to Basics

I was reading an article recently about the amazing lengths that Tour de France competitor Team Sky went to in order to prepare its riders for what is undoubtedly one of the most arduous challenges in all sports. Sports science plays a key role in how the team approaches nutrition, fitness and equipment. Sky is the only […]

Workshop: Stress Management with self-hypnosis

According to its organizers, this workshop will help you to learn self-hypnosis basics and to set up an emotional balance in accordance with yourself based upon self-hypnosis and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). Location: Cabinet thérapies naturelles, 6, rue du Grand-Pré, 1202 GenevaLink out:…Start date: 12 May 2012End date: 13 May 2012

Swiss Mother’s day is coming up: give her anti-stress dark chocolate

The Tristan chocolate, a Swiss delight

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – We’ve all suspected it and now Nestlé researchers tell us it is true: a nibble of dark chocolate a day reduces our stress level. A research team that looked at the biochemical basis for what many of us like to consider comfort food found “strong evidence that a daily consumption of 40 […]

Chocolate industry sends good news


Zurich / Vevey, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The global economic crisis may have served up stress and more stress to many people, but the Swiss chocolate industry appears to be sailing happily through it: Barry Callebaut sales in 2008-2009 rose 4.1 percent in a world market that contracted by 2 percent last year. The Zurich-based company […]

Biting your nails? Might be your genes

Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – You can stop blaming your boss for your high stress level: it’s just possible your genes are playing havoc with your brain and helping build that pre-holiday case of anxiety you’ve seen before. Researchers at EPFL, the polytechnic institute in Lausanne, working with others in have turned up evidence that the […]