Nutrition and Detoxification
Good nutrition is the basis of human health. More and more people are realizing this and want to gain a deeper understanding of the links. Here we give you a short introduction to the world of the metabolism and the special usage of various kinds of diets that can be combined expressly for individual patients.
And the wide-ranging field of detoxification should not be neglected. Owing to inconsiderate business methods, more and more toxins and harmful substances are making their way into our food chain and being ingested by people. Fortunately, the human organism has various methods of detoxifying the body of harmful substances. If a detoxification possibility is blocked or exhausted, the person is threatened with severe or chronic illnesses that have to be dealt with in a targeted way.
In recent decades, there has been growing awareness that organic or organic-dynamic nutrition is exceptionally good both for individuals and for nature. The limits of uninhibited growth are becoming increasingly clear and the consequences of reckless exploitation of nature are becoming visible in numerous situations.
Diseases of affluence caused by mal- or overnutrition have also reached all-time highs. Consequently, many people are willing to rethink, sometimes, however, only when they themselves are affected by serious illness.
For many people, vitamin and fiber-rich wholefood nutrition from ecological, organic, or organic-dynamic sources provides excellent protection against acute and chronic diseases. Regular mealtimes should also be observed. In addition, it is important to eat meals calmly and to enjoy them, thereby developing tremendous gratitude that you have something to eat. A small remembrance, a saying, or a prayer before the meal can help create a relaxed and healthy atmosphere and prepare the body for intake of food.
All unnecessary additives should be avoided. In many cases, they include preservatives, colorants, taste enhancers, etc. The vitality of a food is reduced by such ingredients, just as it is by denaturing methods such as ultra-heat treatment. Excessive consumption of refined sugar, another addictive substance, can lead to significant damage in the long term. The same goes for increased consumption of mass-produced meat and difficult-to-digest fats.
Low-carb nutrition/ketogenic food
The diet that the Arcadia clinic recommends is always geared to individual needs. We usually advise a low-carb diet, which picks up on the idea of a ketogenic diet. The diet we advocate induces a specific metabolic change.
Back in 1931, the German scientist Dr. Otto Warburg was awarded the Nobel Prize for his discovery that cancer cells have a completely different energy metabolism than healthy cells.
The special function of mitochondria as little “powerhouses”
To be more precise, the mitochondrial energy metabolism of the cells changes. Healthy cells produce most of their energy through so-called cellular respiration (in the presence of oxygen), while cancer cells generate energy through anaerobic fermentation (without oxygen). One of the properties of cancer cells is that they behave anaerobically in an aerobic environment (glycolysis). If we view cancer as a metabolic disorder, then we have to particularly consider the disrupted functioning of the mitochondria.
The mitochondrium is the powerhouse of a cell. With the help of oxygen, this powerhouse transforms sugar into energy that the cells use to maintain their life processes. In cancer cells, this small powerhouse of the body is pathologically changed. Consequently, cancer cells have to get their energy in other ways. To obtain energy, they resort to a process that is similar to fermentation. This process leads to an accumulation of acids around the cells. These acids disrupt other cell functions, inhibit the immune system, and can impair the entire body.
Although the exact reasons for the malfunction of the mitochondria have not yet been pinpointed, we do know that there are a number of nonspecific influences that can trigger the disease, including radioactive radiation, chemicals, viruses, infections, etc. Ultimately, almost every excessive and too-long-lasting effect of an irritant substance can lead to the development of cancer.
The special metabolism of cancer cells
As mentioned above, cancer cells make use of a very inefficient method for their energy metabolism because they extract only about 5% of the available energy from food. To compensate for this, cancer cells have around 70 insulin receptors, while normal cells have only four. These insulin receptors ensure a higher intake of sugar in the cells. . Put simply, cancer “wastes” energy and consequently people afflicted with it feel tired and hungry more quickly.
With dietary changes as discussed above, the body can improve mitochondrial function, enabling the metabolism to be rehabilitated. Fortunately, a number of the therapies we offer have a very favorable effect on mitochondrial function and help activate and improve the metabolism. As a result, there is reciprocal strengthening e.g. of nutritional influences, movement training, hypothermia, magnetic field therapy, oxygen treatment, and so on.
Many chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and cancer are greatly influenced by the way we think and act; they belong to the group of disorders known as diseases of civilization. Conversely, one can argue that these diseases of civilization can be deeply influenced and in many cases cured by altering the way we think and live our lives. But of course everyone knows how difficult it is to actually change our habits.
Both acids and bases are essential for the body to function in a healthy way. There must be a harmonious distribution of the two entities in the body. A rule of thumb: “acids consume, bases preserve.” In the stomach, an acidic environment is essential for healthy function, while a basic (or alkaline) environment is essential for the intestines. If the acid or base environment becomes excessive, diseases can develop. This is also the case if either environment becomes too weak or even reversed.
Diet, lifestyle, and thinking habits in our modern civilized society often lead to extensive overacidification of the human body. This is often accompanied by a loss of minerals and trace elements, with deposits, accumulation, and poisoning that sometimes acutely but usually over a longer period lead to the above conditions. The impact on individuals’ quality of life is often severe.
Without water, life on earth would be impossible. Over 70% of the surface of our planet is covered with water, and the human body is made up of around 70% water.
What applies to external water also applies to water inside the body: If it flows freely, it is full of good properties; if it stagnates, these properties are lost. So the volume of the water concerned is not the only issue, but also its nature and quality. Our lives and our health depend greatly on water!
Water has the universal ability to absorb and adapt, and is itself a selfless carrier of information
Selflessness is one of water’s outstanding properties. It is able to adapt tremendously and absorb and carry information without mixing it with its own “opinion.”I With more and more tests, modern research is constantly demonstrating what the ancients already knew: Water can absorb, store, and pass on all kinds of information. With this in mind, it is not difficult to understand the mechanism of homoeopathy, Bach flower remedies, and so on. The information is stored in the water and then passed on to the individual. We only need to ensure that the sources of life are not burdened or poisoned. Otherwise, this same selflessness will pass on harmful information to us rather than health-giving information.
The healing power of water has been harnessed for millennia, and today it forms an important part of our treatments
Ablutions, treading water, Kneipp treatments, wraps, thermal and tub baths, hyperthermal baths, and steam baths … the list goes on and on. Outer applications can be supplemented by inner ones. Drinking treatments, inhalations, and cleansing enemas are just a few examples.
It is essential to ensure that the water is fresh and vital. It is easy to understand that stale water does not have the same force as spring water. And that spring water, depending on the information it has absorbed from the stone and cosmos, can have a very different effect and healing powers. With a little practice and confidence, anyone can easily find out for themselves what condition water is in.
The water we use is first cleaned with a filter, removing any harmful substances. It is then swirled using a special water swirler. This swirling atomizes the water and fills it with air. This puts the water in a state very similar to that of spring water. As a result, the water is much easier to drink than tap water or water that has been stored in bottles. Most people can taste the difference right away.
A number of toxins put a burden on us and our lives. But it is no use complaining: We have to act. A first step is proving that there are toxins in our bodies (see Oligoscan test below).
Through the different kinds of hyperthermia, detoxification is stimulated via the skin, the metabolism is activated, kidney functions stimulated, and so on. The same applies to laser treatments, magnetic field therapy, and the different infusions, which all stimulate the metabolism, improve the body’s circulation and oxygen supply, and directly or indirectly help the body free itself of toxins.
The ancient Romans already knew about the great benefits of baths. They spared no expense and spent a lot of time and effort developing bathing culture. Today, in our time, this old culture is being revived.
Our patients regularly take baths in bathtubs. The addition of special salts, oils, and other medicinal substances can have targeted effects on the organism. The patient can normally continue these baths at home and enrich his or her life.
For more information about our treatments or if you need a second opinion for your medical condition and an individual doctors consultation by phone or skype, please feel free to contact us at any time.
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