Translation of: The mystery of arthritis is solved, page 1

ALMA NISSEN: The mystery of arthritis is solved – A book about Alma Nissens life and work Written by Peter Laursen   “The day will come, when the doctors have to defend what they did, if they can.” “To give a sick person medicine that suppresses the disease and which in itself has side effects, […]

The migraine disappeared

The mystery of arthritis is solved (continued)   Alma Nissen, 92 years old   I had migraines for many years, Alma Nissen explains. Each time the migraine started, I saw no other alternative then to call the doctor as soon as possible and to get an injection … The pain hammered away in line with […]

The mystery of arthritis is solved

Before I start giving you the book about Alma Nissen, I’ll give you the following article from 1989, taken from the free Danish magazine called Helsenyt   Alma Nissen, 92 years old I eat garlic like it was candy! – And that’s probably why I’m 92 years old today and still have Brandal Helsehjem (a […]

About a little book about gout, rheumatoid arthritis and other auto immune diseases

When my grandma was about 60 years old she got rheumatoid arthritis and became very sick. So much so, she couldn’t stay in her own house anymore, but moved in with my parents and siblings and me. She got her own room on the first floor, and on her first day she sat down in […]

How the Dutch speak

I realize that I’ve been rambling on about Amsterdam for more than 5 month now, so maybe it’s time to wrap it up and start writing about something else, but before I do that I would like to write just a tiny little bit about the Dutch language. Historically the name Nederlande (which means low […]


Until 1875 it was possible to see the open water from here. All you can see now in that direction is the Centraal Station. Martelaarsgracht was once a canal, and in 1661 a night lodging place, de Nieuwe Stadsherberg, was built on piles in the open water right here, where the canal and the open […]

Het Makelars Comptoir

  ‘t Makelaers Comptoir at the open Nieuwezijds Voorgurgwal painted by Cornelis Springer. The painting was sold at Christies for 211,500 Euros ‘t Makelaers Comptoir was built on the corner of Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal and Nieuwe Nieuwstraat between 1633 and 34 and has been the home of the broker’s guild since then and till today without […]


  Midsummer bonfire at Skagen Sønderstrand (not my picture) In case you didn’t notice: today is the 24th of June and we are exactly in the middle between two Christmases. This is midsummer, which is a big thing in Scandinavia, because it’s the time of year when we have the most light. Where I am […]

De Kolk (officially Nieuwezijds Kolk)

De Kolk was a canal, which was drained and turned into a square around 1480. The area around De Kolk is probably the oldest part of town. Archeological excavations in 1994 and 1999 showed that people have lived and worked here in the 13th century, and armored walls were found that could be what’s left […]

Web sites with more information about religions in Amsterdam

In case you would like to know more about religions and religious communities in Amsterdam, here is a list with web-addresses: Advayavada Infocenter: Algemene Doopsgezinde Societeit:–371901408id.html Beth Yeshua: Bijbels Museum:–963986618id.html De Duif:–1289069583id.html De ISLAM site:–1651182320id.html Dominicus Gemeente Amsterdam:–2111139319id.html Eckankar: Engelse Kerk: Hersteld Apostolische Zending Kerk – […]