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Gastroenterologist and nutrition expert Dr. Andreas Sturm talks about the liver and what we should and should not eat to keep it in good condition.
Psychotherapist Vanessa Murri speaks about living with and treating anxiety disorders. Her job involves helping people overcome all kinds of challenges, from claustrophobia to panic attacks and social anxiety.
WOOP stands for: wish, outcome, obstacle and plan. It’s the name of a science-based mental strategy people can use to identify and fulfil their wishes and change their habits. DW discusses WOOP with a systemic coach who finds it helpful.
In Good Shape meets medical students Sina Pollmann and Linus Piehler. They’re both members of a sex-education project for young people and have plenty of good advice and answers about sexuality, consent and contraception.
Jörg Blech is a journalist and author. On in Good Shape, he explains why men come down with Covid-19 more frequently than women do and why women live longer than men.
Dr. Hendrik Streeck is one of Germany's leading HIV researchers. He tells In Good Shape whether or not we can expect a vaccine any time soon - and which other treatments can be effective.
In Good Shape talks to Dr Gernot Marx, board chairman of the German Society for Telemedicine. The intensive care physician is convinced that patients could benefit greatly from the digital networking of doctors and clinics.
Nutritionist and chef Niko Rittenau is vegan and talks to DW reporter Mira Fricke about how you can stay healthy with a diet free from all animal products.
André Fiebig knows all about noise. He's a professor of psychoacoustics at Berlin's Technical University, and he knows why noise harms us.
What are the different methods for cosmetic surgical procedures? What are the risks and side effects? In Good Shape interviews plastic surgeon Dr. Mariam Omar.
Stephan Kewenig is an expert on osteoporosis. He talks about the role of nutrition in bone health.
DW reporter Peter Schuchardt talks with pediatrician Dr. Jan Matussek at the HELIOS Emil von Behring Clinic in Berlin.
How are olfactory signals processed in the brain? Can an altered sense of smell be an early warning sign of illness? In Good Shape speaks with the olfactory researcher and neuro-computer scientist Amir Madany Mamlouk.
Public-health expert Dr Klaus Dieter Zastrow sets out some do's and dont's for staying safe in the pandemic. He talks about face masks and cleaning our hands.
How can animals be used successfully in therapy?
DW reporter Mira Fricke asked psychologist Andrea Beetz.
DW reporter Peter Schuchardt interviews author Lela Finkbeiner and sign-language instructor Uwe Zelle on some of the issues faced by deaf people. Sign language interpreter Oya Ataman acts as interpreter.
In Good Shape meets Sylvia Hartmann of KLUG, The German Alliance for Climate Change and Health. We ask her about the effects of climate change on our health - and what each of us can do for the planet and our own wellbeing.
We talk with Dr. Angelika Behrens, who heads the Department of Inner Medicine at Berlin’s Elisabeth Clinic. She talks about how to best promote healthy digestion. We also speak with biochemist Dr. Ulrike Stein about colon cancer. She discovered a gene associated with the condition.
Dealing with challenges or reversals of fortune is something that can be learned. Psychologist Stefanie Hilger talks to DW reporter Mira Fricke about being prepared for calamity.
Exercise is just one of several factors that contribute to health and wellbeing in senior citizens. Human contact is another, says professor of geriatrics Hans-Peter Thomas.
In Good Shape meets psychiatrist Dr. Christian Stoppel at Berlin's Vivantes Auguste Viktoria Clinic. He clears up the most common misconceptions surrounding mental health.
Music therapist Kordula Voss talks to DW reporter Mira Fricke about music's ability to help us through hard times - and why no one should ever say that they're not musical!
Jens Junge is director of the Institute of Ludology in Berlin. The professor of play tells us what the game is all about.
In Good Shape talks to neuroscientist, author and science slammer Franca Parianen. She’s an expert on the influence of hormones on our bodies, and explains why there are some prevalent misconceptions.
In Good Shape reporter Peter Schuchardt interviews pediatric dentist Alexandra Wolf, who explains what’s most important for children’s dental hygiene.
Professor Günther Schönrich at Berlin's Charité Hospital discusses ways to treat shingles and the advantages of getting vaccinated.
In Good Shape talks to dermatologist Dr. Yael Adler. She explains why sometimes less is more when it comes to using haircare products. She also talks about hair loss - why it happens and how to cope with it.
In Good Shape meets dermatologist Dr. Wiebke Ludwig-Peitsch from the Vivantes Clinic in Berlin. She explains both the negative and positive side-affects of light exposure, which can damage the skin, but also has many beneficial attributes.
In Good Shape talks to dermatologist Dr. Yael Adler. She’s an expert on skin diseases and will give us tips on how best to take care of our skin - also during the current pandemic.
In Good Shape talks to sports medicine expert and marathon runner Dr. Fernando Dimeo. He knows the best ways to exercise and explains how to best incorporate physical activity into our daily lives.
What effect does the coronavirus crisis have on our mental well-being? In Good Shape talks to psychotherapist Dr. Andreas Bechdolf.
Dr. Nancy Stone has supported and cared for many women during pregnancy and birth. She tells In Good Shape about her experiences and clarifies some of the biggest myths surrounding pregnancy.
Psychologist Jacob Drachenberg coaches people in dealing with stress. He tells us how we can rest and relax effectively in our fast-paced world.
How much bad news can we tolerate each day and what can we do about sensory overload caused by media consumption? In Good Shape talks to psychoanalyst Benigna Gerisch.
Nils Binnberg was caught up in the whirlwind of dietary trends, but it didn’t make him feel healthier. On the contrary, the 42-year-old journalist’s life only became more difficult. He talks with In Good Shape about his experiences.
In Good Shape speaks with sports physician Dr. Fernando Dimeo in the Sports Health Park in Berlin. He explains why movement is such good medicine, and what you have to pay attention to while exercising.
Dr. Andrea Jungaberle of the MIND Foundation talks to In Good Shape about responsible cannabis use and its therapeutic effects.
In Good Shape meets up with journalist and author Isabell Prophet in Berlin. She talks about the modern-day pressure to improve yourself and where it comes from. And she explains why it’s important to learn to be content with who you are.
In Good Shape goes to the German Museum of Technology in Berlin to meet virologist Professor Dr. Hendrik Streeck. He talks about which vaccinations we need and the potential risks behind them. And he explains what ‘herd immunity‘ is.
Why we all need to stop making excuses and start exercising: In Good Shape Fit talks fitness and motivation with sports psychologist Prof. Ralf Brand from the University of Potsdam.
Neurologist Patricia Krause and tai chi instructor Mirko Lorenz explain why movement and exercise helps Parkinson’s patients. What types of movement are best?
The Fertility Center Berlin helps woman to fulfill their dream of having a child. Carsten Lekutat talks to reproductive health expert Heribert Kentenich.
In Good Shape meets three women who’ve declared war on child obesity. Nutritional therapist Jana Brauchmann, social worker Petra Rücker and pediatrician Susanna Wiegand.
In Good Shape talks to writer, presenter and slam poet Ninia LaGrande. She’s an inclusion and women's rights advocate - while at the same time making people laugh with her humorous observations.
Rudolf Tauber at Labor Berlin talks about blood tests and what physicians can learn from them. Claudia Vollbrecht from the Charité Hospital in Berlin explains the advantages of a liquid biopsy in analyzing tumor cells.
In Good Shape discusses the benefits of abstinence from food with Bettina Becher, a Benefit® yoga teacher and instructor for therapeutic fasting at the Weg der Mitte health foundation in Berlin.
In Good Shape meets specialist Dr. Fernando Dimeo at a sports medicine treatment facility in Berlin. He knows the most frequent causes of back pain, and shows how to prevent it - and how to provide relief through exercise.
In Good Shape speaks with Dr. Viviane Bremer about sexually transmitted diseases at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin. She is an expert on HIV and other STIs, and she explains how to best protect yourself from becoming infected and how the diseases can be treated.
In Good Shape talks to psychotherapist Dr. Mazda Adli from Flieder Clinic Berlin. He's a stress researcher whose main focus is loneliness in big cities. He explains the possible causes and what we can do to help ourselves.
Social worker Gordon Emons helps gambling addicts. He tells In Good Shape how people can find a way out of their dependency.
Martina Hartmann works at Berlin's Dick & Dünn advisory center for people with eating disorders. Dr. Christian Thiele is a specialist in psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy, and he's medical director of the Theodor-Wenzel-Werk clinic in Berlin.
How do people cope with epilepsy? Karl Melzer had his first seizure as a teenager. He tells us about his experience with the disorder. Neurologist Martin Holtkamp also talks about the challenges in treating epilepsy patients.
How can you avoid the yo-yo effect? Nutritionist Jasper Caven explains how to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.
Dr Tim Eckmanns of the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin talks about proper and sustainable ways to use antibiotics to prevent undesirable unintended outcomes.
In Good Shape talks to dentist Stephan Ziegler about oral hygiene, the causes of dental phobia and how it can be managed.
In Good Shape talks to emergency room doctor and drug researcher, Dr. Andrea Zeuch. She explains the effects of various drugs, as well as the dangers, and discusses the best methods for reducing your risk of addiction
Dr. Matthias Blüher talks to In Good Shape about the health risks associated with obesity. He explains which treatments work best and why the causes of obesity include genetic as well as psychological factors.
Sometimes having the right bed can make all the difference. Sleep consultant André Kanzock explains to In Good Shape how everyone can find the right mattress to promote a good night's sleep.
Sleeping badly over a long period of time can make you sick. What can we do if we have difficulties getting to sleep or staying asleep? We put that question to psychotherapist and sleep specialist Dr. Samia Little Elk.
Prof. Lutz Harms is a neurologist who researches multiple sclerosis at the Charité hospital in Berlin. He talks about current research and options for treatment.
Sabine Lutz has had multiple sclerosis for over 30 years. Despite the limitations, she leads an active life. In an interview with Carsten Lekutat she explains where she gets her strength from.
Paramedic Nicolas Schönemann demonstrates the basic first aid techniques that everyone should know in case of emergency. They could save lives.
In Good Shape talks to psychologist and behavioral therapist Aline Vater about recognizing and treating personality disorders.
Addiction therapist Andreas Latzel works with recovering alcoholics. He talks to In Good Shape about alcohol addiction
For sufferers and their relatives, Alzheimer's can be a real challenge. We speak to Saskia Weiss from the German Alzheimer’s Society which offers help and support to people with dementia.
DW teams up with tick researcher Peter Hagedorn to go out to the forest to look for ticks. Find out more about these dangerous little bloodsuckers.
Dr. Martina Dombrowski gives us some pregnancy advice - what lifestyle changes to make; how much sport to do; when is a caesarian indicated? Dr. Dombrowski heads the gynaecology and obstetrics clinic at Berlin Spandau's Evangelischen Waldkrankenhaus.
A dermatologist and an optician explain how to protect our skin and our eyes from the blazing sun.
Professor Kristina Norman works at the German Institute of Human Nutrition and at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin, where she heads the department of nutrition and gerontology.
Professor Heiko Krude heads Berlin's Charité Hospital Center for Rare Diseases. He speaks with In Good Shape's Dr. Carsten Lekutat about the difficulties patients with rare diseases face, as well as new diagnostic techniques.
Dr. Michael Schenk treats patients suffering from pain. He discusses the most effective treatment options.
Farhad Djabbari has been practicing yoga for a long time and has introduced many students to the benefits of the ancient practice. In Good Shape host Carsten Lekutat got the instructor to show him some poses.
Angela Bachfeld offers courses in becoming happy. Carsten Lekutat went to find out what it is all about.
Urologist Dr. Tobias Pottek explains when men with erectile difficulties should see their doctor. What are the possible causes of erectile dysfunction, and how can it be treated?
In Good Shape speaks to gastroenterologist Dr. Andreas Sturm at a Berlin clinic about pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. What symptoms should you look out for and what can the latest treatments achieve?
If you want a healthy diet, it's best to cook your own food. Dr. Carsten Lekutat teams up with Dr. Stephan Lück in the kitchen, and also picks up some useful tips about the foundations of a healthy diet.
Dr. Thomas Wolf explains how hypnotherapy works and when it's useful. President of the German Hypnodontics Society, Dr. Wolf researches the clinical applications of hypnosis at the University of Bern.
Karin Vitzthum sets out the risks of vaping and whether it can help people stop smoking.
Dr. Hubert Mönnikes talks about inflammatory bowel disease and why a proper diagnosis is important. The internist is also psychotherapist and psychiatrist. He's head physician for internal medicine at Berlin's Martin-Luther Hospital.
Dr Bernd Kleine-Gunk is head of the German Society for Anti-Aging Medicine. He talks about ways to remain active and healthy in old age.
In Good Shape talks to Dr. Stefan Mundlos at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics. The geneticist explains which diseases have a genetic component, as well as the pros and cons of genetic testing.
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