Metabolism can’t wait!

To have a well-functioning diet, it is crucial that your metabolism works at a good pace. If we truly want to help our body, we should do everything we can to make that possible. A good metabolism is not only important for our diet but if our digestion is working efficiently it will enable the… [Read More]

Back to School

The transition period from the summer break back to school time can be quite a struggle for kids, youngsters in particular. The relatively unregulated, free, playtime feeling of summer clashes with the more rigorous, structured environment of school. Fortunately, there are things you can do to make this changing period a bit easier on your… [Read More]

Don’t fall into autumn

Eddie Cochran found fame with the rockabilly classic “Summertime Blues” but there is something about the last week of August that really gets to me. Days are getting shorter, nights a bit cooler, the next vacation is far off on the horizon, kids are back to school (ok, this is not really a minus), traffic… [Read More]


Gazpacho is a summertime staple in my home. When I can get the tastiest, sun-ripened tomatoes for next to nothing at the local market, there is no better way of serving them than whipping up a batch of zesty gazpacho soup. Tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, red onion, garlic and some other bibs and bobs are all… [Read More]

Avoid summer’s stomach storms

From Dr. Mariann Hegyi, FirstMed Internist Summer’s here! It’s the time for vacations, road-trips, outdoor programs and hopefully less office work. Summertime makes you smile but it also can bring thunderstorms. These storms can be both outside in the nature or inside of you. For now let’s leave aside the complex issues of emotional storms,… [Read More]

Hot sun a real threat

In summer, when the temps soar, you need to be aware of the signs of possible heatstroke if you are spending a lot of time outdoors. This type of heat-related illness happens when the body’s core temperature rises past the normal internal operating range (about 36ºC to 37ºC taken orally). One of the earliest warning… [Read More]

A Balkan treat: ćevapčići

I don’t think I am going too far out on a limb by saying that our neighbors to the south, Serbs and Bosnian- Herzegovinians, are some of the best grillers of meat I have come across in Europe. Walk down the streets of Belgrade or Sarajevo and you will easily pick up the scent of… [Read More]

Travel Pharmacy Pack

“What should I take?” is a common question we ask ourselves while planning a trip abroad. The contents of the travel health kit depend on which country we’re traveling to and the state of our health. To preserve our health it is important to pack remedies that will help us handle minor medical issues, simple… [Read More]

The Impact of Running on the Spine

Life is busy and often we don’t have time for exercise. Although jogging became popular in the US in the 1970s, it is probably in the past 10 years that it has taken root in Budapest, with more people incorporating it into a daily activity. With more and more races in the city and the… [Read More]

A Sunburn to Die for

According to my 2017 calendar, summer actually starts with the summer solstice, June 21, the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. Although hotter temperatures come deeper into the summer months, it is on this day that we should reflect on the power of the sun, and understand the impact it can have… [Read More]