Nutritional therapy

Nutritional medicine is an interdisciplinary field of modern medicine. Especially taking into consideration today’s politics, in the sense of prevention to relieve the burden on the health system, nutritional medicine is at the forefront of the disciplines discussed. Hippocrates expressed his thoughts and his opinion about the connection between illness and diet or health and nutrition: “The causes of the disease are directly attributable to internal difficulties or indirectly to external influences such as climate, hygiene, nutrition, physical activity and the environment.” In Germany, the first nutritional medicine department was founded by Prof. Günther Phalke (1926 – 1992).

The procedure

The field of nutrition medicine includes the healing, alleviation and prevention of diet-related diseases, disease-related malnutrition or overeating and metabolic diseases. As well as special diet for chronic pain conditions.

This is especially important in an affluent society, as it can be found especially in the Western world. The increasing proportion of people who have a BMI of over 30 (body mass index, BMI; it is calculated from the body weight [kg] divided by the square of the body height [m2]. The formula is: BMI = body weight: (Height in m)2. The unit of BMI is therefore kg/m2; the BMI is used to assess overweight or underweight), inevitably leads to the necessary examination of this aspect of medicine. Here, above all, nutritional prophylaxis is important. In order to master these and other nutritional-medical tasks, it is necessary to act interdisciplinary.

Dietary factors such as lack of exercise and high-fat or high-calorie diets cause an increase in non-communicable chronic diseases. The treatment of these diseases is the task of nutritional medicine. These include u. a. the following diseases:

Reason: Nutrient oversupply (oversupply of macronutrients):

Obesity (adiposity)

Arterial hypertension (high blood pressure)

Cholelithiasis (gallstones)

Degenerative skeletal diseases

Diabetes mellitus type 2 (diabetes)

Dyslipoproteinemia – misplacement of lipoproteins (transport proteins for fatty acids and cholesterol such as HDL and LDL) in serum or hyperlipoproteinemia (lipid metabolism disorders)

Cardiovascular diseases – e.g. coronary heart disease (CHD) or myocardial infarction (heart attack)

Hyperuricemia (gout) – metabolic disorder characterized by a build up of uric acid in the blood, which can lead to painful crystal formation in the joints

Dental caries

Reason: Nutrient deficiency (macro- or micronutrient deficiency / nutrient or vital substance deficiency):

Iron deficiency anemia – lack of iron needed for the synthesis of haemoglobin (red blood pigment) causes anemia

Beriberi – disease caused by vitamin B1 deficiency

Marasmus, Kwashiorkor – protein energy deficiency syndrome

Osteoporosis (bone loss)

Scurvy – this disease is caused by vitamin C deficiency and interferes with collagen synthesis

Struma – swelling or enlargement of the entire thyroid gland

Other causes:

Alcoholism

Intoxications (poisoning)

Foodborne infections

Food allergy

Competitive sport for more energy, endurance, strength training (especially body building), fitness and also the necessary regeneration phase.

Depending on the underlying disease, symptom or desire, we will create an individual nutrition plan for you. In particular, in building muscle supported by amino acids and enzymes and CO enzymes for a strong muscle growth free of hormones and other doping products.