In addition to my keen interest in skin care….

Besides my great interest in skin care, I am also an orthomolecular naturopathic therapist and like to connect our inner world of health with our outer world.

So that your skin glows because you are healthy both inside and out.
I find nutrition and nutritional supplements to be a necessary part of that and I love telling you about them! 



The word “mineral” is derived from the Latin minera (mine), which indicates the origin of the soil. Minerals are inorganic substances found in nature that do not come from plants or animals. We get minerals into our bodies through our food; we cannot make minerals ourselves. Minerals are also called dietary salts.

In nutrition terminology, a distinction is made between minerals and trace elements. Trace elements are minerals of which the body needs only small amounts, on the order of micrograms per day. The body needs larger amounts of minerals, on the order of grams and milligrams per day.

A further distinction is made between essential minerals and non-essential minerals. Of the essential minerals, it has been proven that the body does not function properly if they are missing. Essential minerals are: calcium,  magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, chlorine, iron, iodine, copper, zinc, selenium, manganese, molybdenum, chromium and fluoride. Non-essential minerals are boron, sulfur and silicon. However, nonessential minerals may have health-promoting effects.

Minerals are essential to living plants and animals. 

In humans, minerals contribute to normal child growth, maintenance of strong bones, normal neurotransmission, and they contribute to the normal functioning of the immune system, among other things. Minerals play a role in body processes because they are part of proteins, for example. A well-known example is the mineral iron. Iron is involved in the formation of red blood cells because it is part of the oxygen transporting protein hemoglobin. In the absence of iron, the protein hemoglobin cannot bind oxygen, so oxygen transport cannot occur. In addition, minerals are involved in the construction of proteins, signal transmission, acid-base balance and contribute to the capture of free radicals in (body) cells.

Deficiencies can lead to symptoms and disorders specific to the mineral that is deficient in the diet. Mineral deficiencies can lead to fatigue, anemia and decreased resistance, among other things. Mineral deficiencies occur all over the world, for example, as a result of inadequate nutrition, food processing, soil depletion and unilateral fertilization of crops.
Shortages lead to poorer health and can also have a negative effect on child development, pregnancy and the health of the elderly. In case of deficiencies, mineral supplements (temporary or otherwise) can provide a solution.

Production and supply

However, the concentration of minerals in the soil decreases over time, which is a form of soil depletion. This depletion of soil leads, among other things, to reduced levels of minerals in the crops that grow on it.

Intensive production methods, one-sided planting, and the washing away of minerals by heavy rainfall and rainfall that is absorbed less and less by vegetation are the reasons for this.

In addition, the processing of foodstuffs has a negative effect on the mineral content and bioavailability


Minerals are builders, boosters and conductors; they are at the basis of many body processes.
The therapeutic applications of minerals are therefore very diverse.

  • Play a role in supporting energy levels,
  • Have a positive influence on the immune system,
  • Support a healthy acid-alkaline balance,
  • Play an important role in the functioning of the nervous system,
  • Contribute to the production of cells and tissues,
  • Support blood clotting, heart muscle and digestion.


Sources of minerals

  • Boron: A particularly rich source of boron are prunes, but raisins, apricots and avocados also contain boron.
  • Calcium: Dairy products and the bones of small fish are a good source of calcium. Almonds and some vegetables such as broccoli and spinach also contain calcium.
  • Chromium: (organ) meat, animal fats and vegetable oils and dark chocolate
  • Chlorine: table salt and processed foods, milk, meat and vegetables
  • Phosphorus: milk, meat, fish, poultry and processed foods
  • Fluoride: meat prepared with skin and bones contains the highest fluoride concentrations of all foods. The highest fluoride intake occurs through drinking tap water (the Netherlands!)
  • Iron: the iron form with the highest bioavailability is heme iron, which is found in (red) meat and fish. The plant form, non-heme iron, is found in vegetables
  • Iodine: seafood, seaweed such as kelp, eggs and dairy products
  • Potassium: vegetables, fruits, seafood and dairy products are rich in potassium
  • Cobalt: chocolade, boter, koffie, vis, noten en groene groenten
  • Koper: (organ) meat, seafood, nuts, seeds, cereals and cocoa products
  • Magnesium: nuts, grains and beans are sources of magnesium. In addition, green (leafy) vegetables and dark chocolate also contain magnesium.
  • Manganese: shellfish, nuts, dark chocolate, tea and pineapple contain manganese
  • Molybdenum: legumes, especially lima beans, grains and nuts are a source of molybdenum
  • Sodium: processed foods are high in sodium..
  • Nickel: whole grain products, legumes, nuts, cocoa and chocolate
  • Selenium: fish, seafood, eggs and meat are sources of selenium. Mushrooms, cabbage, onion and garlic also contain smaller amounts.
  • Silicon: fiber-rich grains, carrots and green beans are a source of silicon.
  • Vanadium: Cereals, seafood, meat and dairy products contain vanadium. In addition, black pepper is a particularly rich source of vanadium.
  • Zinc: (Organ) meat, seafood, nuts, seeds and poultry are sources of zinc
  • Sulfur: In the form of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), sulfur is found in fruits, tomatoes, tea and coffee. As a component of amino acids, sulfur is found in protein-rich foods such as meat, fish, eggs and nuts. Strong-smelling products such as garlic and onions also contain sulfur components.



More about Wilma

Organic and Natural - Dutch Health Store - Wilma

I was born a farmer’s daughter and grew up with horses, cats and dogs, cows and all sorts of other livestock that normally live on a farm.

I was also raised with our homegrown vegetables, fruits and wild herbs. The garden was my grandparents’ domain and, especially my grandfather, taught me that herbs are not weeds…… And weeds can be very powerful herbs!

After several studies and many years working at an electricity company, I decided to change my life, so I said “goodbye” to my well-paying job.
In the meantime, I became an epigenetic therapist (cPNI ) and herbalist. An organic lifestyle was no longer a problem, to me it was real and normal


Because of my interest in a healthy and organic lifestyle, I started my own (health) business. After a while I also started the Dutch Health Store, together (at that time) with Dries van der Wijk. However, a few years later I decided to continue the Dutch Health Store on my own. A new story began…..

Now my days are filled with finding unique organic products, made with love and passion; answering (skin and health) questions because of my epigenetic knowledge; making customers happy with new products and improving our company, constantly; in every way.

Being CEO and co-founder of the Dutch Health Store is becoming an addiction, a wonderful addiction!
And one that I never regret!

∼ Wilma


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  1. Jana T says:

    Wonderful story dear Wilma& so nice to see you have found your calling! Thank you for the amazing shop you have& for bringing organic skinxare closer to everyone, liefs

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