German Fuertes Otero

CEO at M.D. from Stanford Medicine: Stanford, California, US, M.Sc. from University of Cambridge: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK and University of Oxford: Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK. PhD at Harvard University Harvard Catalyst: Cambridge, MA, US.

Carbohydrates: What they are, types and their nutritional value

Carbohydrates are biomolecules polyhydroxyaldehydes and polyhydroxyketones derived from alcohols with three basic elements, namely carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. It is also known as carbohydrates (glucides, sugars or saccharides).

Ginger: Health Benefits and Properties

Ginger is an edible plant similar to turmeric, in fact, it is often confused. It contains medicinal properties thanks to its chemical composition.

What is Yucca? Properties, Advantages and Disadvantages

The yucca or Manihot esculenta is a vegetable with properties that are not only useful for maintaining an ideal weight, but also for the maintenance of a healthy weight

Turmeric: Benefits, Properties and Risks

Turmeric or turmeric is known as a delicious condiment that adds color and flavor to stews and all kinds of culinary recipes.

6 Exercises for your Abs Workout

Experts endorse a large number of exercises for abdominal training

What are proteins? Types, functions and benefits

what are proteins? What types of proteins do we have in the body? How do they influence its functioning? Let's take a look at the answers.

Coconut Oil: All its benefits and properties

what is coconut oil, what are its properties and benefits, and are there any risks in its consumption? Let's see.

Eggplant: Benefits, Properties and Uses

Eggplant is rich in fiber and is mostly composed of water. It is very low in calories and contains a lot of nutrients.

Lavender: Benefits, Properties and Uses

Lavender belongs to the Lamiaceae family. Its name is associated with its color. In some cases, in addition to lavender, lilac, blue or violet tones can be seen.

Boxing: Benefits and Properties What is it for?

Boxing is a sport in which two people, known as boxers, face each other, categorized by weight

What foods contain the most vitamin D?

In this article we will highlight the importance of vitamin D for the body. In addition, we will see which foods have a higher concentration of this vitamin.

What is glucose and what is its function?

What is glucose and what is its function in the body? Are there any risks in its consumption? Let's see the answers below.

Folic acid: What it is and its effects on the body

Folic acid is necessary for life. These are some of the benefits of adequate folic acid intake.

Amaranth: Properties and Benefits of the Vegetable Food

Amaranth, which means plant that does not wither, is a type of grass, of the Amaranthaceae family, that grows in temperate and tropical zones, in cold and dry climates, in poor and humid soils

Chicory: Properties and Health Benefits

Chicory is a wild flower characterized by many healing properties. Some of these are described below:

Heart rate: What is the recommended pulse rate?

Heart rate is the number of heart beats, both in a given period of time, usually one minute, and under specific conditions of activity. For example, it can vary depending on whether you are active or at rest.

Rosemary: Benefits, Properties and Uses

Basically, rosemary is a plant species of the Lamiaceae family and of the genus Rosmarionus.

Hernia: Causes, treatments and diagnosis

Hernias can seriously affect a person's athletic ability. Many exercises require agility and physical dexterity, which are difficult to achieve when suffering from a hernia.

Hamstrings: What are they, how to stretch and strengthen them?

Hamstrings refer to the group of muscles that attach to the pelvis, tibia, femur and fibula

What is Trochanteritis: Symptoms and how to treat it?

A patient with trochanteritis presents with radiating pain down the side of the leg to the knee and sometimes to the ankle.

Deltoids: What are they, origin, insertion, location, how to stretch them?

The deltoid is a thick, triangular shoulder muscle, named for its resemblance to the Greek letter delta.

Stiffness: what is it, and what can you do to relieve it?

Stiffness is the inflammation and discomfort felt due to micro-tears of the muscle fibers, which occurs during physical training or by performing activities that require muscular overexertion.

Body Pump: What is it? What are its benefits?

Body pump is an intense physical training program that consists of aerobic activity and muscle work through weight lifting, all to the rhythm of music

Abductors: What are they and Exercises to Strengthen them?

The first thing to clarify is that there are abductors and adductors. The difference between them is in their location. Both are located in the leg

The digestive system, its function and parts

The digestive system chemically breaks down nutrients into very small parts so that the body can absorb them and use them to generate energy

Fartlek: What is it? Properties and benefits

In addition to its sporting aspect, fartlek provides physical and psychological benefits. However, it is necessary to have expert guidance on its practice, especially if you are a beginner.

Meniscus tear: Causes, symptoms and exercises

In this article we are going to highlight what a meniscus tear looks like and what to do to fix this situation.

What are squats? Properties and benefits

what is this push-up exercise method all about? What are its benefits? How are they performed? Let's see the answers right away.


What is flexibility and what are the benefits of having it? Let's see the answers below. We will also look at the best exercises to improve it.

Beginner strength exercises that you can do at home

Strength exercises are those designed to increase both muscle size and endurance.

Pubalgia: what it is, symptoms and treatment

But pubalgia does not occur only in soccer players. This article will talk about its impact on health, its symptoms and the treatment to mitigate its effects.

Vitamin E: what is it, what is it for and what are its benefits?

Vitamin E, also called tocopherol, belongs to the group of fat-soluble vitamins, so it dissolves in fats and lipids in our body.

Practicing Taichi: What is it? Properties and benefits

Tai chi is practiced today as an elegant form of exercise. Its practice involves a series of gentle physical exercises, slow movements and stretches performed with the arms and legs

What is Potassium and what is it used for?

Potassium is an electrolyte mineral that is found in greater quantities in intracellular fluid.

Calcium Carbonate: Health Benefits, Properties and Uses

Calcium carbonate is a dietary supplement used when the amount of calcium consumed through the diet is not sufficient

Hematocrit: what it is, normal values, and why it may be low or high

what is the hematocrit and what are its normal values? Let's see the answers right away. In addition, we will see some reasons why these values may be altered.

What is gluten? Foods containing gluten

This article discusses the functions of gluten and which foods and products contain gluten.

Dermatitis: what is it, symptoms, causes, prevention and treatment?

Dermatitis is a condition that is primarily directed at the skin. Constant irritation in different parts of the body is associated with this disease

What does it mean to have high bilirubin?

Having high bilirubin can trigger several health problems, and may even be due to other pathologies, hence the importance of having a regular checkup for any of the symptoms associated with this condition.

What is Glycerin and what is it used for? Uses and Benefits

Glycerin is present in all types of oils, also in animal or vegetable fats, if they are associated with other fatty acids, such as oleic or stearic.

Cortisol: what it is, its function, alterations and normal values

Cortisol is a steroid hormone that is produced by the fascicular layer of the cortex of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are located above the kidneys. 

Functional training: what does it consist of?

Functional training is a training method focused on helping people perform everyday tasks. 

Shock waves: What are they? Properties and benefits

Shock waves are widely used in medicine today. They are waves generated through different devices with advanced technology.

Jaundice: Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

In this article we will see what jaundice is, what are the symptoms it presents, how the diagnosis is made and what is the best treatment to eliminate it.

Chamomile: properties and benefits of this plant

The use of chamomile has thousands of years of history. Contrary to what may be believed, there are scientific medical studies that support the beneficial properties of this plant, among which are the antioxidant, diuretic and antispasmodic power.

Guarana: What is it and what are its health benefits?

Guarana is the name of a plant whose origin and location is attributed to the Amazon.

Cinnamon: all its properties and health benefits

Cinnamon is a species of high nutritional value, as well as with a very particular aroma, easy to distinguish in any place

Bay leaves: Properties, benefits and uses of the leaves

What are bay leaves and where do they come from? What are their properties and benefits? Who should not use them? Let's see the answers right away.

Nephritic Colic: Symptoms, Treatments and Causes

Nephritic colic is one of the most frequent urological pathologies. It is estimated that between 10% and 15% of the general population may suffer from this acute pain at some time in their lives.

Why should we eat oily fish? Health benefits

The fat content of oily fish is very variable: eel can have up to 10% fat during its biological cycle, while bonito fish has between 2 and 5%.

Sarsaparilla: all its properties and health benefits

what is sarsaparilla? What are its most beneficial properties for the body? What are its health benefits? Let's see the answers right away.

Benefits and risks of the Abdominal Wheel

The abdominal wheel is a tool used to do exercises. As its name suggests, it is a wheel, which also has two grips, one on each side, in order to be able to take one with each hand.

Peppermint: 5 Properties, Benefits and Contraindications

Peppermint is a well-known plant, which has a certain resemblance to mint. Its properties have earned it a special place in the kitchen, where it brings flavor and a pleasant smell to various dishes.

Royal Jelly: Benefits, 5 properties and uses

We call royal jelly the food prepared by bees to feed their queen. This is different from the honey we know, because it is a substance with other properties and characteristics

Dates: What it is, Properties, Benefits and Contraindications

Dates, considered an exotic fruit, are a sweet source of natural energy. Due to their high sugar content, they are ideal for athletes and people with high physical activity.

What is vitamin K for? Properties and Benefits

Of the thirteen vitamins required by the body, vitamin K helps build healthy bones and tissues and produces proteins that allow blood to clot

What is Vitamin A, and what is it for?

In this article we will see what vitamin A is, the results of its presence in the body as well as the risks of consuming it.

Best Healthy and Easy Recipes for Taking Care of Yourself at Home

4 healthy and easy recipes to take care of yourself at home. Taking care of your health should start at home, which is why it is so important to eat nutritious foods

Tachycardia: Symptoms, Causes and How to Prevent It

The heart is composed of two ventricles and two arteries. Tachycardia occurs when the heart beats too fast.

Watermelon: Properties and Health Benefits

Watermelon is one of the most refreshing fruits available. In fact, it is an ideal substitute for harmful soft drinks.

German Fuertes Otero

CEO at M.D. from Stanford Medicine: Stanford, California, US, M.Sc. from University of Cambridge: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK and University of Oxford: Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK. PhD at Harvard University Harvard Catalyst: Cambridge, MA, US.