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Detox with Modern Mayr Medicine

A really good detox has long-term benefits

Regular detoxification is essential for a healthy digestion, well-functioning metabolism, strong immune system and top-to-toe holistic wellbeing. Modern Mayr Medicine combines a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic services with nutrition and exercise, thereby creating an ideal basis for long-lasting disease prevention.

Everyone enjoys a little treat: a glass of wine or something sweet. However, this often means that we unknowingly consume harmful substances that can prove toxic to a healthy metabolism. ‘Our bodies are full of toxins, and though we have a very good waste disposal system, we overload it,’ explains Dr Peter Gartner, Medical Director at Park Igls and Modern Mayr Medicine expert.

How our ‘waste disposal system’ works

Dr Gartner likens the human body to a house with a kitchen, living room, bedroom, workshop and many other rooms. Every day, these rooms fill with rubbish, which is bagged up and left by the door. Ideally, the waste disposal service will collect the rubbish once a day. ‘However, we know that our waste disposal system has a limited capacity. If, for example, our lifestyle produces one bag of rubbish per day more than the waste disposal service can handle, that bag will be left behind. The excess rubbish will then be stored in places that are less vital to our day-to-day activities. In our bodies, this is the connective tissue,’ says Dr Gartner. If too much extra rubbish is stored in our connective tissue due to poor diet, excessive alcohol consumption or environmental toxins, the smallest blood vessels are pushed together, compromising blood flow. Vitamins and nutrients are no longer transported to the areas that need them, while toxins cease to be properly removed and excreted via the liver and kidneys. ‘This creates fertile soil for chronic complaints,’ explains Dr Gartner.

The right detox programme can counteract this process and reduce the strain on the gut to lay the foundations for a well-functioning metabolism and intact immune system.

Our digestive system – the key to detoxing

‘If you want to detox, you need to drink plenty of water or unsweetened tea,’ says Dr Gartner. That’s because liquid flushes toxins out of the connective tissues, carrying them back to the blood and allowing them to be excreted via the liver, kidneys and, eventually, the gut. ‘The liver mostly works at night. It attaches harmful substances to bile fluid. So when we wake in the morning, the liver is full of toxic bile fluid,’ explains Dr Gartner. Bitter drops or bitter water help the liver dissolve this toxic fluid, which then enters the gut to be expelled from the body. We can also harness the effect of bitter substances in our day-to-day lives. Consuming bitter foods stimulates biliary flow, allowing more toxins to be disposed of via the metabolism and, ultimately, via the gut.

Detox with Modern Mayr Medicine

Modern Mayr Medicine helps to cleanse and detoxify the body, generating the ideal basis for regeneration and sustainable disease prevention. Therefore, thorough detoxing has long-term benefits.

Dr Gartner considers cleansing fundamental to detoxing. Another major aspect is gut regeneration, which is why the Park Igls health retreat in Tyrol – which specialises in Modern Mayr Medicine – pays particular attention to diet. Guests are provided with a tailored nutrition plan with vegetables, fruit and other easily digestible foods, exquisitely prepared in accordance with Modern Mayr cuisine. After all, detoxing doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy delicious flavours. This is as important as choosing the right foods and preparing them properly – even outside the programme – and there’s one more thing: ‘The Mayr method requires food to be chewed thoroughly and insalivated. This means it is pre-digested in the mouth and automatically reduces the gut’s workload,’ explains Dr Gartner. Special coaching on chewing and eating sharpens the senses and ‘teaches you how to eat from scratch.’ This is a skill worth having, which offers long-term benefits. Bitter substances also support the detox process, while minerals, alkalis, trace elements and vitamins are supplemented where necessary. The Park Igls health retreat additionally complements detoxing and resting with a wide-ranging exercise programme and therapeutic services – physical activity and easing emotional burdens are key to achieving holistic regeneration and long-lasting wellbeing.

Home remedies for everyday detoxing

‘In our experience, detox treatments are more successful when they take place away from everyday life, and you can focus on detoxing in a place where you neither live nor work,’ says Dr Gartner. Ideally, you should attend a detox programme once or twice a year. However, there are things you can do at home to help the body detox and reduce the gut’s daily workload:

  • Always drink a little more water or unsweetened tea than thirst demands to release toxins into the blood and help eliminate them from the body.
  • Avoid raw foods in the evening and when you are tired – they will not be sufficiently digested and will add strain on the gut. This also goes for salads and smoothies, which are otherwise considered detox wonder foods.
  • Pay attention to your diet. Make sure to eat a little fruit and lots of (steamed) vegetables every day, as well as foods with an alkalising effect on the metabolism.
  • Do not drink any alcohol whatsoever during your detox.
  • And every time you eat, remember to chew, chew, chew, and chew some more!

About the Park Igls health retreat in Tyrol

The Park Igls health retreat is one of Europe’s leading medi-spas. At the ‘house in the park’, guests are offered bespoke exercise, nutrition and regeneration programmes, as well as state-of-the-art diagnostic services – all of which are based on Modern Mayr Medicine’s ground-breaking concepts. In addition to its own medical department and a destination spa, guests at Park Igls enjoy spacious relaxation rooms, fitness studios and a well-equipped gym. Modern Mayr cuisine is an integral component of the innovative services on offer. Park Igls is unique in the world: unlike other Mayr destinations, preventive medicine at the Park Igls Mayr clinic is based on six, not four, principles. In addition to cleansing, supplementing, learning how to chew and eat, and resting the digestive tract, Park Igls adds self-discovery and exercise. The Mayr clinic in Tyrol has won multiple awards for being one of the most effective medi-spas.