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Learn more on how to stay healthy, live longer and enjoy life to its fullest thanks to the highlights topics in health and wellness optimisation, immunity, detox, nutrition as well as healthy recipes designed by our Chef.
About genetics testing and precision medicine
Knowledge and understanding of the human genetics have tremendously increased over the last 30 years, notably due to the technology developments such as diverse genetic arrays and next generation sequencing. The elucidation of the human genome allowed subsequently to sequence the genome of a big number of individuals and diverse human ethnicities, to compare them among each other, to establish a haplotype map of the human genome and, to identify sequences that are related to a disease development.
Eight trends shaping the Future of Health
Health and wellbeing have advanced significantly over the past 90 years since Clinique La Prairie first opened its doors. Science has always been part of our institution, through its Medical Specialists and a Scientific Committee who have been contributing to develop the clinic’s leading expertise and to design the best health programs.
To mark our 90th milestone, we are pleased to introduce report into future health and wellness trends, based on insights from a team of internal and external experts in various fields of medicine and biosciences, combined with a consumer research survey.
The report reveals what we think are the eight key trends for health and wellness that push the boundaries of medicine and science more than ever before.
Plant extracts to fight sleep dysfunction and improve cognitive balance
Sleep is a complex restorative process interconnected with many biological processes and crucial for our cognitive balance and physical wellbeing. Today, science and research unlock the deep cellular effects of disrupted sleep on metabolism, hormone regulation, inflammation, immune functioning and gene expression.
What does Detox mean?
Detox treatment, detox food… current wellness trends include an increasing drive to detoxify our bodies. Behind the catchy name lies a health reality : our bodies do indeed need to regenerate and purify themselves.
The Immune System, A key mission to our health
Thanks to our immune system, we are able to deal in a more efficient way with a disease that we have already had, or against which we have been vaccinated. It can be empowered by its adaptive mechanisms to reinforce its capacity of response to future threats. This ability is due to the fact that the immune system keeps track of the pathogens or malignant cells it has fought, which allows it to recognize and protect itself from them. Without immune protection, a simple scratch would be potentially fatal.
Sleep well to live better
Sleep is an essential part of our existence. The time we spend asleep – about a third of our lives – is essential for our physical and psychic recovery. When you are affected by a sleeping disorder, negative effects such as fatigue, irritability and concentration deficiencies become apparent. Over time, they can also contribute to the onset of metabolic and cardio-vascular diseases or depression.
Key elements to unlock the power of your brain
How healthy is your brain? The neurobiology of the brain is a fascinating field and brings unbelievable insights about the complex neuronal microarchitecture of our mind. Brain is where the performances begin and end. It monitors and controls all the energy metabolism of the body and it never stops working. Dietary components are a viable strategy for enhancing cognitive function and protecting the brain from aging damage. There is no magic ingredient to good brain health but rather a strategic combination of several ingredients to empower brain protection, enhancement and balance.
Fisetin: unlocking the senolytic potential
In the cutting-edge research that could help us all live better for longer, cellular senescence is a topic of growing interest. Senescent cells are cells that, under stress conditions, engage in a process to prevent the replication of damaged DNA. As a result, they stop dividing, then accumulate, releasing compounds in the body that accelerate aging.
Some natural compounds can be helpful and powerful in fighting this cellular decline.