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Sugar: a ticking time bomb

Prevent diabetes with Mayr

Almost half a billion people worldwide have diabetes, and this figure is set to rise. The main culprits of this ‘sweet epidemic’ are obesity and lack of exercise. Specific lifestyle changes and early treatment can help avoid complications.

‘We are living in glucotoxic times’, explains Dr Irene Brunhuber, a general practitioner and Mayr Physician at the Parkhotel Igls. ‘Unfortunately, type 2 diabetes has become an all too common condition. One of the main causes is overeating.’ This leads to a distribution of fat in the abdomen that is deposited around the organs and is considered particularly dangerous.

Sugar: a ticking time bomb

Another significant risk factor is lack of exercise. ‘Whilst Stone Age men walked approximately 17 kilometres per day, we only manage a fraction of that today; it’s so much more convenient to take the lift rather than climb the stairs’, remarks Dr Brunhuber. However, genetic factors, high stress levels and smoking are also involved in the development of diabetes, as is chronic over-acidification.

A new study validates Modern Mayr Medicine’s significant contribution to the prevention of diabetes: ‘People who eat their food quickly are two and a half times more likely to develop diabetes than people who take their time.’ Another study demonstrated that there is a direct correlation between eating acidifying or alkaline-depleting foodstuffs and having a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

‘At the Parkhotel Igls, learning how to chew food thoroughly is an important part of any stay. Inherent in this is a reduction in the number of calories consumed which assists weight loss where necessary. Plus, eating alkaline foods helps to lower chronic over-acidification. These steps help the insulin receptors to regenerate and blood sugar levels to sink. Of course, exercise, coaching – especially with regard to healthy eating – and stress management are also part of the programme and provide ideal conditions for preventing diabetes and stemming the escalation of the condition’, stresses Dr Brunhuber.

Read more in our latest issue of ParkZeit.

METABOLISM & DETOX

26 December 2016 to 16 December 2017

  • The Basic Programme
  • 1 bioimpedance measurement (lean tissue, water and body fat)
  • Expanded laboratory blood tests
  • 1 personal training session (50 mins)
  • 3 partial body massages (25 mins each)
  • 2 lymphatic drainages or full body massages (50 mins each)
  • 3 liver compresses with beeswax
  • 1 continuous shower massage
  • 1 metabolic detox bath

€1,757 for 1 week, price excludes accommodation
Each additional week €1,456

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