The Mayr Cure Explained

01/02/2023, Healing Holidays

A Mayr fast is the right way to fast! To ensure that your fast is a source of health and wellbeing, Modern Mayr Medicine is the best method.

Modern Mayr Medicine and Mayr Fasting in vogue

There are many benefits for fasting - it can detox the body, boost your immune system, help with weight loss, clear the mind and allow your body to reboot. Dr Peter Gartner, Medical Director at Park Igls has said 'We are seeing in general, upward trend in fasting and in Modern Mayr Medicine in particular.' When we overload our body's waste collection system with unhealthy habits, by eating too quickly and too late, the body stores residual toxins in the connective and fatty tissue. Drinking large quantities of water under medical supervision together with the ingestion of certain bitter compounds can get rid of these surplus substances via the kidneys, liver and intestines. To avoid producing new ‘toxins’ during the process, we seriously reduce food intake during detoxification by fasting.’  

The benefits of Mayr Fasting - The right way to detox

Dr Gartner has explained, ‘One of the special features of therapeutic fasting with Modern Mayr Medicine is that it’s so easy to understand: we explain how detoxification functions so our guests don’t have to ‘have the faith’ to make it work – it just does. At the heart of the Modern Mayr method is that it teaches people how to eat and chew properly and thereby predigest their food. The condition of the digestive tract is reflected in a person’s state of health. No other detoxification method teaches so much for everyday life!’ As explained by Austrian Physician Franz Xaver Mayr in the early 20th Century, that the main cause of several lifestyle diseases lie in the digestive system. 

Detoxifying the body and the spirit at a Mayr Retreat

Famously advocated by FX Mayr, a diet of milk and bread rolls was the original way to fast. However, Modern Mayr Medicine has come a very long way since then. The Park Igls Mayr clinic has developed a Modern Mayr cuisine, this gourmet concept includes an eight-step plan of utterly delicious but diet-friendly meals. The use of organic and regional products are used with special attention to their lactic acid composition. However, Mayr fasting is as much about your physical health as well as your emotional wellbeing. Dr Garrtner informed us that 'Therapeutic fasting can also be an impetus for emotional healing. A medical spa retreat can also lead to self-discovery within the scope of consultations with our physicians or with the help of specialist psychologists.’  

1. What is the best way to prepare for a fast?

A week before you embark on a Mayr fast, it is advised to cut down on your intake of acidic food and beverages, avoiding sugar, meat, alcohol, coffee as well as raw and fatty foods as they are hard to digest. These small changes are enough to improve your overall quality in life and will ensure your treatment programme to come all the more welcome.

2. How often is it advised to undergo a fast?

Ideally, it is recommended that you repeat your treatment programme after six months, however, an annual therapeutic fasting programme lasting two to three weeks can be more realistic for most people. 

3. What are the contradictions to fast and when is caution advised?

It depends on the diet prescribed by the Mayr physician, the gentler the diet, the less rigid the contradictions. Caution will be advised in untreated cases if thyroid disease, cancer and cases of mental illness such as schizophrenia, psychosis, dementia, debility or severe auto-aggressive behaviour. 

4. Do you have any advice for people during their fast?

Drinking plenty of fluids is vital during a Mayr fast and detox, it is important to consume around 3 litres of fluid over the course of the day. Chronic acidification is the root cause of the majority of lifestyle diseases. The real purpose of the Mayr fast is to restore the body's acid-base balance. 

5. Can you fast at home?

We absolutely advise against unsupervised fasting. However, we do recommend fasting as an inpatient at Park Igls, or at home, but only under the supervision of a Mayr physician. Our physicians will be able to check in with the client two or three times each week, including a manual abdominal treatment which is an indispensable part of the Modern Mayr Medicine. 

6. Who will benefit the most from Mayr Fasting?

  • Anyone who values top-level medical expertise combined with a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic options.
  • Anyone suffering from metabolic disorders, issues affecting digestion, allergies, food intolerances, burnout, insomnia, discomfort in joints and musculoskeletal system, heart and circulation problems, high blood pressure, obesity and many other conditions.
  • Anyone with an interest in being – and staying – healthy

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