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Holistic principle: body-mind-soul

This article by alternative practitioner Denis Tengler deals with the determinants of physical-mental-mental health according to the holistic principle. The content focuses on the topics of nutrition, exercise and attitude. The aim of the article is to provide the reader with a broad basis on the aforementioned topics. Due to the high degree of information required in the nutritional area, this sub-area should be examined in particular detail.

Food can do that!

We are confused. Confused about various dietary guidelines that often contradict or are mutually exclusive. This section of the article is intended to give you an objective impression of the different views on this topic - and above all on the origin of these views.

Various relevant theses are formulated based on corresponding studies on eating habits. Three widely represented theses are presented in more detail below and are intended to provide an introduction to the problem. Theses were selected that demonstrate the problems that arise when you exclude humans as a holistic creature in resonance with their environment and try to generate models that can never exist in the reality we have created.

Thesis 1 states that genetically determined responses to stress almost completely dictate our weight, changes in diet are negligible. Two reaction types are defined here:

  • Type 1 reacts to stress by slowing down the metabolism and therefore becomes fat. If this guy wants to follow a diet, more is created stress and the person continues to increase.
  • Type 2 reacts to stress by accelerating the metabolism and therefore decreases.

Conversely, this would mean that the person who belongs to type 2 would simply have to expose themselves to more negative stress in order to lose weight. At the same time, this means that Type 1 could immediately end all efforts to improve eating habits because there is no hope of losing weight in sight. His goal should be to avoid stress in order to lose extra pounds in this way.

Health-related aspects of nutrition in relation to the individual organ systems were not examined. Optimizations of the specific metabolism with an appropriate diet change is not taken into account. Changes in the mental state of a healthy diet are not taken into account; changes in body composition (fat / muscle mass) are not taken into account. Physical parameters apart from the pure body weight in kilograms have so far not been used to test the thesis.

Thesis 2 Based on statistics from various countries around the world, it is concluded that - in terms of life expectancy - it is rather healthy to be fat. An undefined number of deaths from different regions serves as the data basis, which is then related to the body weight of the fatalities. The result: More thin people than fat people die worldwide.

Criticism: The studies presented so far have no scientific value because they are not a meaningful comparison. The quality of life of the deceased was not taken into account in the statistics. It was not considered whether there were, for example, wasting basic diseases, bedriddenness etc.

Thesis 3 assumes that you automatically increase the abort of a diet and that the (diet) effect is somewhat greater if you exercise in parallel with the change in diet.

The question that arises here is whether it is rather the case that everyday efforts in the diet area are only crowned with success if you manage to find a suitable diet for yourself in the long term without wanting to achieve a specific weight loss? A "diet" can only be followed in a motivating manner if it involves a long-term adjustment towards a healthier lifestyle. Hereby we go into the core topic of this article in the nutrition section.

It is not a healthy lifestyle to determine human needs based on a certain number of calories and to cover them with chocolate and chips. In the best case scenario, we only lose valuable muscles, while at the same time our body will use up its own vitamin and mineral stores and the digestive organs will have to work at their best.

Food and health

Healthy nutrition is not a therapy in itself, but the basis for becoming treatable. Fittingly, a new, groundbreaking study shows that patients with pancreatic cancer have a better treatability under healthy nutrition. The same applies to patients with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, diabetes Mellitus other diseases. The entry into holistic thinking? What is presented here as new knowledge has been known by empirical medicine for thousands of years and research-based nutritional medicine, which may not have been called at that time, for hundreds of years.

Here is a practical example from naturopathic practice: A colleague from the sports sector is one of osteoporosis-Patient visited. Her condition, especially in the back area, is so miserable that painless movement is no longer possible. Long-term efforts with the usual hormonal treatments and other therapies with the aim of improving the calcium uptake in the skeleton failed, unfortunately, the condition deteriorated visibly. The new therapist started with a systematically progressive strength training that was so minimal at the beginning that there was practically no resistance. In addition, the diet was switched to natural foods.

After a few weeks, the patient was almost painless and a further medical examination should follow. The examinations by the specialist indicated a significant improvement in calcium intake and a significant decrease in osteoporotic changes. When the patient asked whether it could be because she had started strength training and changed her diet, the specialist replied: "No, it is not possible, it must be because after so many years there is still an effect the medication must have arisen. "

The knowledge gained from sports science has long shown that with appropriate physical training, calcium metabolism can also be positively influenced in local areas of the body skeleton. This represents nothing more than the pure function of the musculoskeletal system in response to physiological use. If the function is not used, denaturation in the form of atrophy results. Corresponding medications cannot therefore work ideally without restoring the function as such through body-oriented therapy. Nutrition and exercise must be given the status they deserve, both healthy and sick. Appropriate approaches should at least be seen as a supplement and can also form the primary treatment in individual cases. The key word here is interdisciplinary collaboration between different disciplines.

Because of our unhealthy lifestyle, sensible nutrition is becoming an exception rather than a rule. The following guidelines will help you put together a healthy and tasty diet that suits you. In the real sense, however, it is about understanding “diet” as a permanent way of life and not about short-term weight regulation. With a combination of nutrition and exercise that suits you, you automatically get into the best form for you personally with low body fat content and sufficient muscle mass. However, it is possible that weight loss can initially only be of limited success due to gland malfunctions and high metabolic loads. Then therapeutic help is necessary to bring the body functions back into harmony.

Refrain from using denatured foods

Adequate basic food is always easy. Heavily processed and genetically modified foods do not appear in it. The reason for this is that a natural food provides enough or even more of what our body needs to actually be able to process the added proteins, carbohydrates and fats; Vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, enzymes, hormone precursors, biophotons etc. The more food is processed, the more reserves the body needs to use up to maintain digestion. Even sensible foods should not be consumed in excess. The dose is crucial. The body needs about 70 percent of its daily energy to maintain regular digestion.

Regular fasting every year supports healing and promotes inner cleansing. In general, you should eat a slightly under-calorie diet to stay healthy and productive. Rather a little too little than a little too much, but not an understatement. Pay attention to the "feel-good factor" or develop a feeling for how much of which food is good for you. Once a week to every ten days, you should also carry out a relief day on which you forego animal foods and put food that is easier to digest in the foreground. This is especially true if you are not yet able to maintain a good, long-term diet in your basic diet.

In the food market

Prefer organic products! The reduced content of pesticides and other toxic substances justifies the higher price. In general, avoid foods that have been added to substances that have nothing to do with the actual food (sugar, e-substances, heavy metals etc.) Read the ingredient lists carefully! You will notice that some manufacturers sugar themselves foods that you would never have expected, such as meat and most of the canned foods. If you buy vegetables to stay with it, nothing should be included other than vegetables. Prepare your food as freshly and gently as possible (e.g. steaming vegetables, raw food if tolerated) so that only a few nutrients are lost.

Animal foods as protein donors

In particular, do without sausages, which mostly consist of "waste products". Pork is also more difficult to process for the body and can lead to various pathological symptoms. Incidentally, these problems seem to arise less with horse and more with pork; this is only in passing for the horse meat scandal that was experienced last. Game, including rabbits and horses, is metabolized more acidically by the body than other types of meat, which is why you should limit consumption.

As far as possible, you should avoid food from fattening / factory farming - regardless of which meat or animal product is involved. If you want to consume animal foods, you should primarily consume them in the form of poultry, eggs, cheese and fish - and not in large quantities. Generously add herbs and spices to these foods to help the digestive system pass through after the breakdown of food components. Eat a small salad beforehand, this also has a positive effect on the subsequent digestion of animal foods, especially meat. Do not mix animal foods (e.g. no cream with fish etc.)

Dairy products

Many people do not tolerate dairy products well or not at all. Some also tend to have immunological dysfunction. If you tolerate dairy products, always choose fresh milk products with the highest possible fat content or, if available, raw milk. If you haven't tolerated dairy products well so far, try the same, because a lot of people don't show intolerance to dairy products, but to what is left of them in the supermarket. Unfortunately, the wide range of dairy products is poor due to pasteurization, ultra-high heating and homogenization of co-formulants, so that these products do not have any real value. Nobody can seriously claim that an originally natural food is healthier because it removes an ingredient (i.e. the fat) and thus causes a reduction in the number of calories. In addition, a healthy diet cannot be measured by preferring foods that are as low in calories as possible so that the total intake in grams per day can be increased, as is so often recommended.

Quality comes before quantity. The milk fat, to stay with it, has proven to be anti-arteriosclerotic (= protecting the vessel) and lipolytic (= stimulating fat metabolism). The selection of lean products not only brings no advantages in terms of taste, but also has a less beneficial effect on our health. But don't overdo it with fresh dairy products either. Instead, occasionally try alternatives made from sheep's or goat's milk. A bit of natural, cold-spun organic honey can also improve tolerance.

Carbohydrate sources

Good sources of carbohydrates are brown rice, dried fruit, cold flung honey, potatoes, legumes and whole grains and of course (!) Also fruit, although it has a rather low carbohydrate content. Of course, provided you can tolerate the food mentioned. Avoid products that are processed with ground flour and sugar. Orient your consumption based on your consumption. The more active you are, the more carbohydrates you will probably need. The more athletic you are, the more effectively the body burns fat reserves and protects the carbohydrate stores on the other side. So here it is all about Not about following a scheme like;

(Body weight x X-grams of carbohydrates) +
(Body weight x X-gram protein) +
(Body weight x X-grams of fat)] =
Individual needs

to orient. If you do heavy physical work or exercise a lot of weights, you probably need a little more protein. If you can digest carbohydrates very well, you may need a little less protein at the same time, because this reduces the protein requirement. If necessary, orient yourself a little to a given table, but gradually adapt it to your personal needs. If you change your diet to natural foods, your somatic intelligence will develop and give you better insight into what you actually need. What seems appropriate for a collective as a whole cannot - due to the nature of the matter - be absolutely valid for all individuals.

Fat resources

Fat is an essential nutrient in our daily diet; especially for type II diabetics, where however a complex metabolic disorder affects not only the carbohydrate but also the fat and protein metabolism. This results from the complex function of the so important, often underestimated, pancreas in its synergistic way of working with the liver-bile system. Some cold-pressed oils, nuts, cream, eggs and, in small quantities, butter are good sources of fat. Butter is classified as saturated fatty acids. As shown above, this is not a problem, the schematic division into "saturated = bad" and "unsaturated = good" never really existed. Margarine, which contains vegetable fat in hardened form and often various other additives and is therefore not a natural food, is rather unfavorable. An increase in cholesterol levels due to fat consumption can only be expected in people with genetically determined hypercholesterolemia and also in those who suffer from a, unfortunately mostly self-inflicted, total derailment of their metabolism.

The body produces approximately one to three grams of cholesterol per day. If we feed cholesterol with food, the body lowers its own cholesterol production, which we call negative feedback. The body can absorb 0.5 grams of cholesterol per day, up to a maximum of one gram. So if we consume reasonable sources of fat, there are no effects on cholesterol levels. At most, it can and will be that total cholesterol shifts in favor of healthy, cardioprotective HDL cholesterol.

If you have your cholesterol determined, you should always have a breakdown of HDL and LDL. Otherwise, the statement can be used statistically, since in most people due to poor nutrition, lack of exercise and the consumption of cigarettes, alcohol and / or polymedication, the negative cholesterol actually outweighs the fact that a further breakdown of the cholesterol values ​​does not appear to be necessary. Those who can identify with it do not need any further breakdown. However, for individuals who change their way of life, a more detailed breakdown is necessary. Incidentally, alcohol and cigarettes and a lack of exercise also increase the cholesterol's own production. If you want to be encouraged in advertising to buy cholesterol-lowering products, find out in advance which cholesterol is actually being lowered.

Dietary fiber

We obtain important fiber and other relevant substances from fresh vegetables, bran, linseed and also from fruit. Of course, also from wholegrain products. Healthy carbohydrate sources, listed below, also contain high levels of fiber. The two groups of fruits and vegetables should make up the main part of your daily diet, as they promote digestion and also provide an abundance of essential substances with which the body can fill its vitamin and mineral stores. A high fiber content in the diet also binds unwanted food components and helps in the excretion of the same. Of course, there can also be exceptions to this in special cases of illness. In competitive sports in particular, fiber intake has to be viewed in a more differentiated way, because if you have to consume a huge amount of food every day and take in too much fiber, your digestion may be paralyzed.

Seasonal nutrition

Although we live in a civilized society in houses, have heating and air conditioning systems, we also always live in the context of the seasons to which our metabolism adapts. This should, at least to a certain extent, be reflected in your diet. If it gets warmer, more fruit grows outside (= somewhat carbohydrate-rich food), it gets colder, more nuts grow (= more fat-rich food).

Our feeling of hunger also symbolizes the change. So we have a greater need for carbohydrate-rich foods in the warm and more desire for more hearty, high-fat foods in the winter, with a generally stronger feeling of hunger in the summer (preparation for the cold season with an original lack of food, so that the body draws on its own reserves had to). Listen to your instinct and put together your food selection afterwards. The feeling of hunger is crucial here, because if you ask for a certain nutritional direction, the body will also have adjusted to it, otherwise the need would be objectively useless.

The composition of the diet

Nobody can give you the exact percentage composition of your food according to ingredients. Common diet models mostly try to force everyone into the same diet. It is obvious that this cannot work. I would like to briefly summarize the information given to you so far in this article: If you do a lot of endurance sports, for example, you may need more carbohydrates. In case of an extreme workload, the fats may come to the fore again, otherwise your food volume will increase too much. If you tend to exercise less, your energy source will primarily be an adequate amount of healthy fat. If you have to put heavy strain on your muscles, whether in sports or at work, this will most likely affect your protein requirements, which will increase accordingly.

General information about metabolism

Our resting metabolism is supplied to around 70 to 80 percent from fatty acids. Sleeping, waking, normal work, housework, walking slowly and much more are the main part of services that are denied by fatty acids. That our brain needs 120 to 150 grams of glucose per day, that the body only stores around 70 grams of liver glycogen, and that the muscles use this to only 400 to 600 grams of glucose in the form of muscle glycogen (which, incidentally, can only be used on the spot, but what does not happen if you do not use the muscles intensively) leads to the unfortunate fallacy to have to compensate for this need by consuming simple sugar. The body synthesizes the required glucose from various low-carbohydrate foods within the framework of various metabolic cycles and, of course, also obtains it from wholesome, high-carbohydrate foods. It is simply wrong that humans should ingest pure sugar in the form of glucose. However, glucose is of absolute relevance in emergency medicine.

Your individual constitution determines in your genetic program which foods seem more personally suitable to you than others. This program has developed over many, many years from genetic, social and also cultural influences in the respective regions of origin of the earth and may be negatively influenced by you due to the unfavorable selection of food. Why should all people need the same food? Every tree species needs its special soil, every dog ​​breed a special feed, just like every person needs an individually tailored diet to stay healthy or to become healthy again. Because there is not only THE man, just as there is neither THE tree nor the dog.

With regard to the individual constitution, we can show important indications of tolerability in medicine. An example: To this day, "science" puzzles why people of southern origin suffer from blood disorders more often than we humans in Central Europe, whereas we have other diseases more often. The solution lies in the constitutional theory that has been known for many, many years (of course not in the purely conventional medical constitutional theory according to body types), which shows the whole person with his (organ) weaknesses, which are not only weaknesses of an organ or organ system, but of the overall personality, reflects and offers far-reaching prophylaxis options.


Mainly eat vegetables and fruits. Select your other foods as needed and develop your own somatic intelligence. If you react to certain foods with particular fatigue, pain, flatulence, nervousness or other abnormalities, this is a sure indication that you cannot tolerate the particular food or at least have eaten too much of it. Nutrition is always determined in terms of culture and evolution. Colored and Asian people cannot tolerate dairy products to a higher percentage than whites. Most Europeans cannot digest soy, but Asians mostly can. Find your own appropriate diet and follow the guidelines above. Enjoy your meal! Even the healthiest meal cannot be used optimally by the body if you do not like the selected dish. Refrain from hurrying and hectic eating and relax. It is preferable to take your meals warm, whether it is liquid or solid food. A microwave oven is practical, but rather unfavorable from a health point of view.

Meal times

Start the day sober. This does not mean that you should not eat breakfast if it is good for you. You should start the day with half a liter of lukewarm to warm liquid (water, tea) to promote your excretion. Try out how many meals you get best at what times. Perhaps you feel more comfortable with many small meals or the exact opposite is the case and few, but larger, meals have a positive effect on your performance.

It is also possible that the best way to get through the day with a low calorie intake is to consume the majority of your food in the evening. Some sleep poorly on a full stomach, others do it all the better. Do you feel comfortable with fruit in the morning or are you concerned about the fermentation processes? Maybe a small salad will be cheaper for you in the morning? Any strict diet that requires us to eat exactly the food X at the time Y is in reality only an illusion and the author's entry into non-objective dogmas that have nothing to do with reality. However, at certain times of day, certain organs in most people have higher circadian functions than others. This makes it more interesting and, above all, understandable.

Incidentally, if you want to lose weight significantly, you should not aim to do so during pregnancy. A wide variety of products are temporarily stored or stored in the fatty tissue. If the adipose tissue is mobilized, the said products also go back into the blood. Especially with metabolic end products and ingested toxins, this can lead to problems for you and your unborn child.

The fluid balance

You need at least 1.5 to 3 liters of pure non-carbonated mineral water every day. Carbonic acid reacts acidic. When you drink non-carbonated water, the body can choose whether to metabolize water acidic or basic - a unique property of this liquid base of our lives, not to mention the ability to transmit information due to its semi-crystalline state. Depending on the weather, exercise, etc., you may also need more than the above amount.

Good water comes from the glass bottle and not from plastic bottles from which chemical substances with an estrogen-like effect are released. Current research shows that these chemicals are not considered harmful in the appropriate amount. Now we are not only consuming chemicals from water bottles and this is not the only chemical that we ingest. Consider the total load and you come to a different conclusion. The (tap) water quality in Germany varies considerably from region to region and not only according to the pipe material used. Due to the restricted national test procedure, international studies do not allow us to perform as well as is often suspected. There are massive deficits in research that need to be corrected. Additional filter measures for the power water may not be far fetched.

Unsweetened teas and, to a lesser extent, coffee are also recommended. However, please note that coffee inhibits the absorption of all minerals and at the same time promotes their excretion. The draining effect of coffee is only slight; tea has a more draining effect.

There is of course no objection to the occasional glass of wine. Ground vegetable juices are also very good, but many ingredients are destroyed by industrial processing. Obtain a juicer that does not destroy the vegetables with tens of thousands of revolutions, but gently grinds them, or choose vegetable juices from gentle production. With the excess, you can continue to cook deliciously. Avoid fruit juices, as these negatively affect the insulin level or drink freshly squeezed juice in only small amounts or as an additive in your mineral water. Do not drink (too much) with food so that you do not dilute the digestive enzymes very much, which would affect the breakdown of the food.

The salt
Salt, white death? A mineral that is essential in the body and fulfills such far-reaching functions cannot initially be as bad as is sometimes claimed. There is no point in bringing salt consumption down to zero, hoping to accomplish anything with it, except defending the body with bad reactions. In addition to common sense, this is also borne out by current studies, which show an increase in blood pressure and a reduced lifespan with a complete absence of salt, because only a small proportion of people with high blood pressure is salt sensitive and is therefore suitable for a drastic reduction.

Aber: In der Praxis können wir ohne invasive Methoden Personen beschreiben, die den Salzkonsum so stark übertrieben haben, dass das Salz in den Arterien stecken bleibt, deren Gefäßwände buchstäblich wie die biblische Salzsäule erstarren. Auch solche Menschen, die mit Salz völlig unterversorgt sind, obwohl Sie übermäßig viel Salz zuführen. Daher vielleicht auch die vielen widersprüchlichen Studienergebnisse der Vergangenheit. Alles wird immer dualistisch in gut oder böse, in gesund oder krank, in möglich oder unmöglich klassifiziert, statt die Zwischenbereiche zu beachten. Häufig liegt das Problem an der Art des zugeführten Salzes. Sie benötigen natürliches Salz aus Kräutersalzmischungen, aus Meersalz und vielleicht auch aus gewissen Stein/Kristallsalzen und weniger Kochsalz, um eine optimale Versorgung zu erreichen, dann klären sich die meisten „Studienlücken“ ganz von selbst. Übertreiben sollten Sie es mit keinem der Mineralien, wie ich weiter unten noch erläutern werde – aber das wissen Sie sicher schon selbst.


Übersäuerung ist aus meiner medizinisch-naturheilkundlichen Sicht ein häufig missverstandenes Wort. Das Blut zum Beispiel kann nicht übersäuern; eine Übersäuerung des Blutes ist mit dem Leben nicht vereinbar. Der Körper verfügt über wirksame Puffer-Mechanismen, um der oft zitierten Übersäuerung entgegenzuwirken. Beispielsweise den Bikarbonatpuffer und sogar die Atmung, über die durch verstärkte Aktivität der Ph-Wert reguliert werden kann.

Statt von Übersäuerung zu sprechen, sollten wir lieber von Überlastungen sprechen. Es liegt auf der Hand, dass einzelne Organsysteme bei einseitiger Dauerüberlastung kollabieren können. Aussagen, dass zum Beispiel für die Zufuhr von Eiweiß keine Obergrenze existiere, da die gängigen Untersuchungen mit einem Nachweis von Nierenschäden durch hohe Eiweißzufuhr sich auf renal vorgeschädigte Patientenkollektive stützten, vernachlässigen die individuellen Unterschiede der spezifischen Stoffwechselleistungsfähigkeit. Ist ein Filterorgan überlastet, müssen weitere Organe einspringen und den vermehrten Anfall von Stoffwechselendprodukten kompensieren. Dass eine Überlastung der Filterorgane nun auch generelle Leistungsminderungen nach sich ziehen kann, wird hier deutlich, denn der Körper funktioniert als Einheit. Was wir aber nicht sagen können, ist wie viel jemand verträgt, bevor die Überlastung eines jeweiligen Organsystems stattfindet. Diagnostizieren lassen sich in der Praxis aber sowohl die Anlage zur Organüberlastung als auch die manifeste Störung.


Suchen Sie sich einen großen Pool leckerer Lebensmittel, aus denen Sie abwechselnd wählen. Auf diese Weise sinkt das Risiko, durch einseitige Ernährung Mangelerscheinungen zu entwickeln. Gleichzeitig minimieren Sie das Allergierisiko, da Lebensmittelallergien häufig gegen Lebensmittel entstehen, die wir ständig konsumieren, natürlich die Allergieveranlagung vorausgesetzt.


In der heutigen Zeit ist unser Körper (Umwelt-)Belastungen ausgesetzt, die häufig nur schwer kompensiert werden können. Eine zeitweise treffend ausgewählte Ergänzung der Nahrung kann sehr sinnvoll sein, gerade um einen eventuell starken Mangel zu beseitigen, die Verdauung zu entlasten oder eine pharmakologische Wirkung zu erzielen. Auch können gespeicherte Toxine, wie Schwermetalle, durch geschickte Supplementation, ausgeleitet werden. Beachten Sie aber: Die Menge macht auch hier das Gift. Billigprodukte können eventuell nicht verwertet werden und stellen oft eine zusätzliche Belastung dar. Hierzu gibt es übrigens eine sehr gute aktuelle Studie, die den langfristigen, hochdosierten „Missbrauch“ von Calciumpräparaten untersucht hat. In diesem Zusammenhang komme ich wieder auf den Mineralüberschuss von weiter oben zurück. Wen, der auch nur etwas Ahnung von der menschlichen Physiologie besitzt, wundert es, dass sich das Calcium in Organen und Arterien abgelagert und zu arteriosklerotischen Krankheitsbildern, Thrombose und Apoplex geführt hat.

Süßigkeiten, Gebäck, Fastfood

Dass diese in der Basisernährung nichts verloren haben, heißt nicht, dass Sie niemals solche Mittel (denn es sind keine „Lebensmittel“) konsumieren dürfen. Sehen Sie das so genannte Junk-Food als besonderen Bonus, von dem Sie sich von Zeit zu Zeit eine angemessene Menge gönnen. Dann darf das schlechte Gewissen gerne ausbleiben. Die Basisernährung muss stimmen, totaler Verzicht wird den meisten von uns nicht nur keine Vorteile bringen, sondern zusätzlichen Stress generieren.

Die Psyche in der Oecotrophologie

In psychiatrischen Kliniken wurde der Einfluss einer natürlichen Ernährung auf den Therapieerfolg untersucht. In Gefängnissen wurde der Einfluss einer natürlichen Ernährung auf das Aggressionspotenzial und auf Depressionen während der Gefangenschaft untersucht. In Schulen wurde der Einfluss der Ernährung auf das Lernverhalten der Kinder untersucht. Die Resultate sind so klar, wie auch absehbar und müssen daher nicht weiter erwähnt werden.

Wie soll es dem Menschen in seiner Psyche gut ergehen, wenn die Nahrung nicht liefert, was der Organismus benötigt? Wie soll es dem Menschen psychisch wohl ergehen, wenn Stoffwechselendprodukte nicht mehr über die Eliminierungsorgane ausgeschieden werden können und der Organismus sich selbst vergiftet. Wie soll sich eine stabile Psyche entwickeln, wenn diese Basis nicht gewährleistet ist? Wie soll der Mensch sich zu Höherem, Großartigem entwickeln, wenn die untersten Bedürfnisse nicht befriedigt sind?

Pharmaindustrie – Ernährung und Medikamente

Der Pharmaindustrie verdanken wir teils wunderbare Möglichkeiten, sowohl in schulmedizinischer, als auch in naturheilkundlicher Therapie. Betrachtet man auch nur als kleinen Ausschnitt die Substitutionsmöglichkeiten bei Funktionsverlust einzelner Drüsen oder die Optionen der durch Medikamente häufig erst möglich werdenden Organtransplantationen, so kann man weder Schulmedizin noch pharmazeutische Industrie entbehren. Einige gängige Notfallmedikamente sind, berechtigter Weise, auch mir als Heilpraktiker zugänglich – sicher möchte ich zum Wohle meiner Patienten nicht darauf verzichten. Viele rezeptpflichtige und auch frei verkäufliche Medikamente werden aber immer noch völlig falsch verschrieben (Antibiotika bei viralen Infektionen/ vorschnell ohne Antibiogramm, Blutdrucksenker ohne vorhergehende Änderungen der Lebensweise, oder auch nicht verschreibungspflichtige Substanzen wie Eisen bei Eisenmangel ohne die Ursache abzuklären) – das liegt aber nicht an den Produzenten, sondern an den Negativbeispielen derer, die die entsprechenden Verordnungen durchführen, obwohl es in der Universitätsliteratur explizit anders gelehrt wird. Denn die Pharmaindustrie gibt die Medikamente nicht an den Patienten ab. Die bekannte Argumentation mit dem Zeitmangel als Rechtfertigung ist natürlich absurd. Zudem stellt die pharmazeutische Industrie eine Vielzahl relevanter frei verfügbarer Medikamente in Form von beispielsweise Phytotherapeutika, (Multi-)Vitamin- und Mineralprodukten für besondere Ernährungszwecke zur Verfügung.

In der heutigen Zeit der „zweiten Meinung“, in der uns sämtliche Informationswege zu jeder Zeit offen stehen, kann von jedem mündigen Erwachsenen erwartet werden – und das gilt insbesondere für die Angehörigen der Heilberufe – sich selbst ausreichend über eventuelle Nebenwirkungen, die bei Eigenmedikation und bei Abgabe an Patienten vorkommen können, vorab zu informieren, das Risiko einzuschätzen, eine begründete Entscheidung zu fällen und die Verantwortung nicht von sich zu weisen.

Zudem soll sich die Behandlung auch an den Bedürfnissen des Patienten orientieren. Viele Patienten wollen aber gar nicht gesund werden beziehungsweise wollen Ihren Lebensstil nicht ändern, um Gesundheit wieder herzustellen. Für mich liegt es auf der Hand, dass dann schulmedizinische Medikamente nötig sind (die eigentlich nicht gebraucht würden), um das Leben des Patienten, wenn auch auf niedrigerem Niveau, zu sichern. Der Arzt hat in diesen häufigen Fällen keine andere Wahl, um die entstehenden Schäden zumindest hinauszuzögern. Absolut vertretbar aus meiner Sicht. Allerdings bitte nicht auf Kassenrezept zu Lasten aller übrigen Versicherten, sondern mindestens mit Eigenanteil.


Sportliche Betätigung ist für unser Wohlbefinden notwendig. So ermöglicht ein regelmäßiges Bewegungstraining neben dem Erhalten oder Wiedergewinnen der körperlichen Leistungsfähigkeit das Abreagieren von aufgestauten Aggressionen und trägt so zu Ihrer Entspannung bei. Langfristig stabilisiert sich Ihr Immunsystem und das Hungergefühl wird reguliert. Im Folgenden werden speziell das Ausdauer- sowie das Krafttraining für beide Geschlechter erwähnt, da hier jeweils eine sehr sichere und gleichzeitig effektive Trainingsform vorliegt. Natürlich sind auch andere Sportarten beziehungsweise Bewegungsformen sehr gut dafür geeignet, etwas zu Ihrer körperlichen Fitness und Gesundheit beizutragen. Entscheiden Sie sich für etwas, das Ihnen dauerhaft Freude bereitet.

Endurance sports

Bewegen Sie sich ausreichend im Freien, durch Spaziergänge und/ oder ein adäquates Ausdauertraining (Fahrradfahren, Joggen etc.) mit einer Dauer von 30 bis 60 Minuten. Die Kombination von 2x Krafttraining und 2x Ausdauertraining pro Woche zeigt sich hier als besonders günstig für Ihre Leistungsfähigkeit. Laufen Sie häufig Barfuß. Ausdauersport hat sich als Hirnsubstanzsteigernd und -ökonomisierend erwiesen; ein besonders wichtiger Hinweis als Prophylaxe für Krankheitserscheinungen, die mit einer Degeneration des Gehirns einhergehen.


Ideal ist zusätzlich ein zwei Mal pro Woche durchgeführtes Krafttraining für 30 bis 45 Minuten mit ausschließlich freien Gewichten, also Kurz- und Langhanteln und entsprechenden Steck- oder Schraubhantelscheiben, die Sie für wenig Geld für zuhause kaufen können. Bestens bewährt haben sich Übungen, bei denen Sie möglichst viele Muskelgruppen gleichzeitig beanspruchen. Diese Übungen können Sie relativ einfach erlernen. Führen Sie die Übungen mit einer Geschwindigkeit aus, die Ihnen jederzeit die volle Kontrolle über das verwendete Gewicht belässt. Pro Übung führen Sie ein bis drei Sätze, bei einer Wiederholungszahl von ein bis 20, aus. Wechseln Sie zwischen mehrwöchigen Trainingsphasen mit höheren (bis 20), mittleren (bis 12) und geringeren (bis 6) Wiederholungen. Entsprechend variieren sie Ihr Trainingsgewicht.

Steigern Sie sich regelmäßig. Durch das oben beschriebene Krafttraining stimulieren Sie optimal die körpereigene Synthese anaboler (= Körpergewebe aufbauender), antikataboler (= Muskelabbau verhindernder) und stoffwechselanregender (= Fett verbrennender) Hormone und weiterer Substanzen wie Testosteron, Wachstumshormon, Insulin, Schilddrüsenhormon, IGF-1 etc.. Trainieren Sie hingegen zu lange und zu häufig bei geringerer Intensität, übertrainieren Sie eher, was die körpereigene Stresshormonproduktion zu stark anregt und Ihre Trainingseffekte mindert. Probieren Sie aus, bei wie vielen Trainingseinheiten Sie sich am besten fühlen. Passen Sie die Intensität Ihrer sportlichen Betätigung Ihrem momentanem Leistungsvermögen an und überfordern Sie sich nicht – fordern sollen Sie sich hingegen schon. Suchen Sie sich einen kompetenten Trainer, der Ihnen die Freigewichtsübungen demonstrieren kann, damit Sie von ihm oder ihr die biomechanisch korrekten Bewegungsabläufe erlernen können.


Sorgen Sie für ausreichend Eustress. Dies ist der positive Stress, den wir durch mentales Training, weitere aktive Entspannungsmaßnahmen und das Aufgehen in Tätigkeiten, die uns Freude bereiten, täglich erleben sollten. Im Gegensatz dazu steht der als Disstress bezeichnete negative Stress, der durch Überforderung im psychischen und physischen Bereich gekennzeichnet ist und sich ungünstig auf unser Befinden auswirkt, was langfristig Krankheitsprozesse begünstigen kann. Wenn Sie nicht gerne in die Sauna gehen, dann sind vielleicht Massagen oder Yoga besser ür Sie geeignet? Nicht jede „Freizeitbeschäftigung“ ist für jeden gleichermaßen empfehlenswert, so wie nicht für jeden Kurpatienten die See oder das Hochland geeignet ist. Ein anstrengendes Basenbad, bei dem der Körper gezwungen wird, den Ph-Wert des Wassers durch Abgabe von H+Ionen zu kompensieren, ist vielleicht nicht das Richtige, wenn die Betroffenen an Säuremangel im Magen leiden, kann ansonsten jedoch zur Entspannung beitragen.

Legen Sie besonderen Wert auf Ihre persönliche Entwicklung in körperlicher, geistiger und seelischer Hinsicht. Gewinnen Sie Freude am Lernen und neuen Erfahrungen. Sehen Sie Herausforderungen und Belastungen als Chance und gestalten Sie Ihren Alltag nach Ihren persönlichen Bedürfnissen. Ihnen stehen jederzeit alle Möglichkeiten in jeglicher Hinsicht offen. Nutzen Sie diese – Sie haben es selbst in der Hand. Was wollten Sie schon immer lernen? Was schon immer machen? Richten Sie Ihr Konsumverhalten danach aus, was Ihnen das Leben leichter macht und nicht danach, was Sie am meisten leiden lässt, weil Sie nur für andere und nicht für sich selbst konsumieren. Wir leben in einer konsumierenden Gesellschaft, also wollen wir auch daran partizipieren – aber bitteschön für uns selbst, um unser Leben angemessen damit zu begleiten. (Denis Tengler, Heilpraktiker)

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Dieser Text entspricht den Vorgaben der ärztlichen Fachliteratur, medizinischen Leitlinien sowie aktuellen Studien und wurde von Medizinern und Medizinerinnen geprüft.

Redaktion Heilpraxis.de, Barbara Schindewolf-Lensch


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