Episode 48: rosacea, reflux, hardening of the arteries
Monday 04 October 2021, 09:00 PM until
Tuesday 05 October 2021, 01:05 until
Wednesday 06 October 2021 at 06:35 until
Food as medicine – in the continuity of this unique television format, we help people who are almost in despair because of their enormous health problems. This time with the best nutritional strategies for rosacea, heartburn, and heart disease.
Healthy pre-cooking and heartburn prevention
Volker K. de Vechta suffers from extreme heartburn, also known as reflux. For more than 10 years he has been tormented by burning pressure and pain behind the sternum, belching, nausea, dry cough and bad breath. The treacherous thing: Complaints are not heralded, they appear quite suddenly. Even in the middle of the night. Thus, the manager of a 42-year-old retirement home is often exhausted during the day. Nutritionist Silja Schäfer wants to change that: “I see a chance for you to relieve symptoms even without an operation.” His suggested solution is an anti-reflux diet. “Meal Prep” is supposed to help with that – i.e. pre-cook healthy meals. Instead of calling pizza service, Volker now has to swing the kitchen spoon himself. can he do it
Good for the skin: controlling rosacea
Sandra R. would rather hide. She suffers from rosacea, a chronic, inflammatory skin disease. The native Austrian could no longer do without tablets. Rosacea occurs in flare-ups: with red spots, nodules and pimples of pus on the forehead, cheeks, chin and nose. And the pustules cause severe pain. Sandra R. feels increasingly at the mercy of her skin – despite powerful medication. That’s where internist Anne Fleck comes in: “The hard drug club treats the symptom, not the cause.” The 48-year-old woman should limit herself to three meals a day and preferably eat anti-inflammatory foods: low in sugar, low in wheat, no cow’s milk, but always more vegetables. Changing her diet will not be easy, but Sandra R. wants to do everything to finally control rosacea.
Healthy eating for the heart – how to do it, why it is useful
Oliver S. hopes for a second chance. A year ago, he was a patient on the Nutrition Docs houseboat because of his sleep apnea. Thanks to the professional expertise of Dr. Matthias Riedl, 49, had taken the first steps towards a healthy future. Then came the twist of fate: During a routine checkup, it was determined that Oliver S. needed two bypasses. The open heart surgery hit him hard and he lost all confidence in himself and his body. But the Pinneberger does not want to let go and begins a second attempt. And Matthias Riedl supports it again: “The risk factors must absolutely disappear. Because we doctors say: after the infarction, it is before the infarction.” The strategy is to lose weight, eat heart-healthy foods, and get enough exercise. The large portions must disappear as well as the high consumption of meat. A colossal task for Oliver S., but perhaps his last chance.