Advice from our specialists

Healthy diet and daily exercise

Gesunde Ernährung und tägliche Bewegung

An interview with Tina Wohlwend, certified therapist in a health practice in Binningen/Basel.

Our well-being strongly depends on physical mobility. If the latter is reduced, medical therapists such as Tina Wohlwend can help restore it. In such a case, however, prevention is better than a cure.

Tina, what is the main task of a medical therapist?
Generally speaking, we strive to enhance our patients' quality of life by improving mobility and thus well-being.

When does a patient normally come to you?
Usually in the case of musculoskeletal disorders, due to illness, work or sports injuries. The afflictions of old age or physical stress are further possible reasons.

What does the treatment consist of?
We distinguish between active and passive therapies. Active therapies are, e.g. muscle building, stabiliza­tion of the joints and kinesiatrics. Passive therapies include massages, ultrasound and fango.

How can we avoid the need for treatment?
If we exclude illness and accidents, a balanced diet and daily exercise are a good recipe. Physical mobility, however, depends on properly functioning joints and elastic tendons and ligaments.

How can we achieve this?
Swimming, Nordic walking, gymnastics and similar are good preventative measures. For people over the age of 40 we additionally recommend regenerating the body with original Perna extract from New Zealand green-lipped mussels by internal and external application. Original Perna extract supplies valuable nutrients for essential support, among other things, of joint function.

Professional user endorsement

"I prescribe and use PERNATON® Gel all the time in my physiotherapy practice. The green-lipped mussel extract and essential oils help me to do my job. I also use PERNATON® Gel for ultrasound therapy. Depending on the needs of my patient, I massage the gel into different areas of the body such as the knees, shoulders or back. The gel is absorbed quickly and has a cooling, soothing effect on muscles, tendons and joints. When it comes to the products I use, positive feedback from my patients is important to me.”

Jens Hentschel, physiotherapist
Medical Health Physiotherapie-Center


Treatment of bone and joint injuries (Adrian Kraft, DHG Das Haus der Genesung)





Seasonal tips.

Staying mobile during the winter months.

It’s no wonder that it’s hard to motivate yourself to be active during the autumn and winter months, when the weather turns cold and wet and it’s so dark outside. There are simple ways to integrate physical activity into your day in order to boost your metabolism and remain mobile during the colder seasons. Even what you eat every day can play an important role in improving your fitness.

1. Staying active in front of the TV.

Instead of sitting on the sofa, try watching TV from your exercise bike. It not only gives your metabolism a boost, but regular activity can also reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.

2. Fitness at home and at work.

Simple exercises that can be performed without any equipment in a short period of time and can help to increase mobility and prevent muscle tension:

> Stretching exercises to do at home

> Stretching exercises to do at work

3. Seasonal and nutritional food.

Two servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables every day – whether raw, cooked or deep-frozen: this is what experts recommend for proper nutrition during the winter months. Cauliflower, cabbage, leek and Brussels sprouts as well as apples, kiwi fruit and quince are excellent seasonal sources of vitamins and minerals.

4. Healthy recipes.

A healthy meal should include less fat and more vitamins, minerals and dietary fibres. Traditional Mediterranean cuisine has a lot of good ideas for healthy meals that are made using easy-to-digest ingredients such as vegetables and unsaturated fats in the form of fish and olive oil.



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With our training concept at the DG Academy we strive to satisfy the individual needs of pharmacists and chemists. Our DG Academy trainers conduct training sessions directly on the premises, i.e. in pharmacies or chemists' shops. They themselves decide on the amount of time to be invested and which course is most expedient and when.
DG Academy training courses are certified and recommended by the Swiss Drugstore Federation (SDV).

Upon attending DG Academy training sessions, pharmacists receive the corresponding number ofpoints.

We currently offer training courses in the following areas:

  • Green-lippe mussel extract
  • Magnesium
  • Common cold
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Haemorrhoids





   Dr Sedat Sevimli