The gut is, quite wrongly, one of our most underappreciated organs. Dr Kogelnig, Mayr physician at the Parkhotel Igls, refers to the gut as the custodian of our health. The gut provides the entire system with the nutrients we need for survival, so poorly functioning digestive organs can impair every aspect of our health. A Modern Mayr diet combined with appropriate exercise can alleviate digestive problems and improve overall health.

gut facts & figures

We don’t exactly make things easy for the gut. Instead of leaving it in peace to do its work, we frequently make excessive demands of it, and ignore it unless something is not right: flatulence and constipation for instance. Given our eating habits, it doesn’t come as a great surprise that 20% of the population have digestive problems. In a healthy gut, the intestinal mucosa acts as a natural barrier against harmful environmental factors, with ‘leaky gut syndrome’ this intestinal barrier is damaged. This means: ‘Molecules enter the bloodstream that otherwise wouldn’t be there’, according to Dr Kogelnig. ‘Possible causes of leaky gut syndrome include gluten intolerance, lactose, fructose and sorbitol intolerance, medication, stress, and infections’. These factors can adversely affect our immune system and help trigger a variety of conditions including autoimmune disorders.

‘Intestinal rehabilitation with a Mayr programme can assist in strengthening and restoring the intestinal flora, and many of our patients are fully symptom-free afterwards’ says Dr Kogelnig. Read more in our latest issue of ParkZeit:


26 December 2016 to 16 December 2017

  • The Basic Programme
  • 5 partial body massages (25 mins each)
  • 1 metabolic detox bath

€1,171 for 1 week price excludes accommodation,
each additional week €1,066