Modern Mayr-Medicine from A-Z

A cure or change of diet often also brings many new terms with it. Thus, there are also central words in Modern Mayr Medicine that can be found again and again in our articles, postings and offers. We have summarised the most important ones for you, from A for adrenaline to Z for coeliac disease.

“Men beseech the gods for health, not knowing that they themselves possess the power over it.” – Democritus


excessive storage of acidic metabolic products requiring elimination (lactate, amino acids, AGEs) in connective and fatty tissue.


– ia hormone produced by the adrenal glands (from the Latin ad ren: on the kidney) with a range of effects including vasoconstriction, pulse acceleration, rapid energy supply and bronchodilation – all of which are part of the fight or flight response. Adrenaline is therefore a key stress hormone.

Amino acids

– organic compounds that combine to form proteins, and are among the building blocks of life. Nine of the 20 standard amino acids can only be obtained from food (essential amino acids) while the others can be produced by the body itself. While nearly all amino acids react neutrally or are alkalising, two are acidic and therefore might contribute to overacidification.

Darm Ernährung


– chronobiological term that describes rhythmically occurring biological processes such as the circadian rhythm, gene oscillations, etc. Not to be confused with the esoteric biorhythm theory used for prognostication.

Body-Mass-Index (BMI)

– a measure that uses height and weight with this formula Height in m(Weight in kg)2 to work out if your weight is healthy. For most adults, an ideal BMI is in the 18.5 to 24.9 range.



– essential, fat-like substance produced mainly in the liver, intestines and brain. Its wealth of functions includes cell stabilisation, hormone production and vitamin D synthesis.

Coeliac disease

most severe form of gluten intolerance, often diagnosed in childhood. It is a long-term immune disorder in which gluten causes a reaction leading to the production of autoantibodies. The classic symptoms are diarrhoea and bloating, and, in children, a failure to grow normally

Diabetes mellitus

– a group of metabolic disorders characterised by high blood sugar levels. The cause is either a lack of the sugar-balancing hormone, insulin (type 1) or a failure to respond to it (type 2).

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Dinner cancelling

skipping the evening meal to lengthen night-time fasting in order to achieve positive health effects (including anti-ageing).

Glycaemic load, glycaemic index (GI)

– numbers that describe how much blood glucose levels rise after the consumption of carbohydrates.