The Original FX Mayr

FASTING: What it means for our body

January  2017

 

When your body is running on its reserves, fat reservoirs simply melt away, and cells begin to be freshly restored. Experience what fasting means for your body and why it is so important to have the support of a good doctor.

 

YOUR FASTING CURE WORKS LITTLE MIRACLES

Give your body a fasting cure for a few weeks per year and you will gain a new awareness of life. Even if you do find the cure demanding, the benefits are well worth the effort: Your sugar and fat deposits are broken down, you lose weight, the body is detoxified and encouraged to regenerate itself. Your cells renew themselves, and your skin complexion improves. Nutrients can be better absorbed. Your body will feel lighter and energised. But before this happens, we have a look at what occurs in our body during the cure.

 

THE METABOLISM ON POWER-SAVING MODE

Depending on the season, our metabolism adapts to the supply of nutrients. During good times, it prepares itself for bad times by creating deposits in the form of fat reserves. If we stop eating during the fasting period, our body first responds with stress. “Help, I’m not getting any food” is its message. And then it puts our metabolism and digestive processes in economy mode, which is why it is very important to support intestinal function during the cure (by means of a gentle intestinal cleaning, Epsom salts, colon hydrotherapy, etc.).

IT IS ALL ABOUT THE RESERVES

In the absence of food, the body resorts to its reserves. It first taps into its sugar reserves (which is also why you should not eat anything sweet during this time). Then fat burning starts. During these initial days of fasting, the body releases an exceptional amount of acids and toxins (which are stored in fatty tissue). To counteract excessive acidification and promote detoxification, the alkaline vegetable bouillon (with many minerals) and alkaline drinks immediately step in. Acids and toxins are washed out thoroughly, while liver compresses, abdominal massages etc provide additional support to this rinsing process.

EXERCISE AND PROTEIN TO PROTECT MUSCULATURE

The muscles and structure slowly break down during long periods of fasting. We prevent this in the FX Mayr cure through protein-rich nutrition and moderate exercise, because exercised and well-fed muscles are not attacked.

 

PAVING THE WAY FOR CELL RENEWAL

Science is increasingly focusing its efforts on the cell renewal process, which is triggered by fasting. This autophagy (from the Greek “autophagos” – “self-devouring”) plays a crucial role for many different illnesses and the ageing process as well. Cells themselves can “clean” and “purify” themselves during fasting, and the process begins as early as 15 hours without ingesting food (dinner cancelling or a pure alkaline bouillon). It occurs like an anti-ageing effect for cells.

 

The renowned Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi incidentally received the Nobel Prize for medicine for research on this exact topic. Autophagy also undergoes extensive research at the University of Graz. Dr. Frank Madeo regards eating at the first sign of hunger as one of the main problems of the modern Western diet. People often lose trust in their own body, which is precisely what they need to earn back.

THE HIGH VALUE OF MEDICAL SUPPORT AT THE FX MAYR HEALTH CENTER

Fasting puts you in an exceptional situation, which is why it is important for us to personalise the kind of fasting to each person’s physical (and mental) condition. And this is precisely what your ‘cure’ doctor does at the Original FX Mayr Health Center; he ensures that you do not burn the candle at both ends. The tailored cure programme, accompanying treatments and therapies, nutritional concept and monitoring of vital mass balance ensure that the cure procedure goes smoothly. And since a fasting cure can also become a mental challenge, we also have a cure coach to provide support. The tranquillity at our Health Center, abundance of fresh air, and conversations with like-minded people will also positively affect the cure process.

 

NEWFOUND TRUST IN YOUR OWN BODY

With the help of expert guidance, you will build up a new trust in yourself during your personalised fasting period. You will know which foods are good for you, you will learn to be more conscious about what you eat, and you will feel how your body responds to certain foods. And when you listen to your body, even after the fasting period is over, nothing will stop you from looking at life in a whole new light.

 

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