Food as Medicine: The sequel to this unique television format helps people who are nearly desperate with their massive health issues. The “Docs” Anne Fleck, Matthias Riedl and Silja Schäfer, all experienced doctors, want to significantly improve symptoms and even cure diseases with targeted nutritional strategies.
In this new episode of “The Nutrition Docs,” Chiara B. boards the houseboat cabinet. She is only 22 years old but has suffered from ulcerative colitis for more than ten years. Symptoms: daily abdominal cramps, frequent trips to the bathroom, bloody diarrhea. This chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease severely limits the life of the young human resources worker from Holzminden. That’s why she seeks help from nutritionist Anne Fleck. The young woman’s lab values clearly show how much the disease is eating away at her. So far, she has only received strong medication. Anne Fleck also advises him to radically change his diet: “Our goal is to stop your inflammatory fire!” A look at Chiara’s nutrition diary reveals: too many finished products, too many refined carbohydrates and also too much sugar. “It really fuels the fire,” sums up Anne Fleck and advises to immediately avoid sugar and easily digestible light foods such as boiled fish, low-fat dairy products and steamed vegetables to protect the intestines and the intestines. strengthen with vital substances. Not easy for Chiara B. Will she succeed in the difficult transition?
Ole A. suffers from a disease that very few people talk about openly: depression, some days he can barely get out of bed. Apathy, self-doubt, fears, negative thoughts, all this has been no stranger to the 27-year-old clerk for more than twelve years. Nutrition Doc Matthias Riedl praises his courage to get help and is convinced: “In addition to psychotherapy, nutritional therapy can do a lot for depression.” The communication between brain and gut plays an important role here: food influences mood via the brain-gut axis. And being overweight also plays a role in well-being. Ole A. needs to lose weight! Matthias Riedl recommends: regular meals with lots of plant-based foods. Ole K. is supposed to combat his frequent binge eating by filling up on vegetable protein sources such as legumes, nuts or tofu. Will he find the strength to change his diet?
Bernd P. has to belch profusely, reflux, better known as heartburn, is his constant companion. The 67-year-old struggles not only with a burning sensation in his esophagus, but also with coughing and hoarseness. This particularly worries him, because as a speech therapist he is absolutely dependent on his voice. And something else scares him: the many drugs he has been taking regularly for almost 20 years can have unwanted side effects if taken for a long time. In addition, his poor diet fuels the intensity of the reflux. Internist Silja Schäfer worries: “Your waist circumference is 139 centimeters. It should be 102.” In order not to further irritate the stomach, she recommends a particular nutritional concept: Clean Eating. This means that the fresh food is put on the table and the finished products are no longer put in the bag. In addition, Bernd P. should avoid products that irritate mucous membranes, such as coffee and sugar. The Husumer must first digest the necessary diet change. Will he be able to implement the difficult program successfully?