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Food as Medicine: The sequel to this unique television format helps people who are nearly desperate with their massive health issues. The “Docs” Matthias Riedl, Viola Andresen and Jörn Klasen, all experienced doctors, want to significantly improve symptoms and even cure diseases with targeted nutritional strategies.

In this new episode of “The Nutrition Docs”, Nicole K. boards the “Houseboat Practice”. Over the past 17 years, her illness has repeatedly pushed her into a corner. “I was always told it was normal,” sums up the 32-year-old woman after her many visits to the doctor. She suffers from endometriosis, the second most common gynecological disease. In the case of endometriosis, foci of tissue resembling the lining of the uterus form for reasons that are not yet clear. This results in cysts and inflammation that causes excruciating pain. Internist Matthias Riedl is shocked by the story of the young wife from Achim in Lower Saxony and is determined to help. He also discusses with Sylvia Mechsner, head of the Charité endometriosis center in Berlin. During a first examination, an essential nutritional treatment approach becomes clearer: Nicole K. suffers from fructose intolerance and must now abstain from it. In addition, Matthias Riedl advises an anti-inflammatory diet: less sugar, meat and wheat, but more vegetables, preferably boiled or steamed. The development engineer for aerospace technology is an ambitious woman, but the demanding conversion and diet program will also be very demanding for her. How will she do it?

They are a challenge, which is how nutritionist Jörn Klasen welcomes his new patient Christian J. to the “barge cabinet”. The 41-year-old from Oldenburg suffers from a very aggressive form of rheumatoid arthritis. Despite taking medication, he suffers severe pain in both wrists every day and stays awake at night. But Christian J. would like to avoid an operation that has been recommended to him. Jörn Klasen sees potential in the nutrition diary: “It’s worth tackling the diet. Because the cause of rheumatism often lies in changes in the intestinal flora.” The strategy: positively influence joint inflammation via the intestines with a variety of dietary fibers. From now on, nuts, legumes and lots of vegetables will be at the top of Christian J.’s menu. Additional physiotherapy should strengthen his musculoskeletal system and reduce joint pain. To what extent will he be able to implement the requirements?

Symptom-free days have been a stranger to Sylvia S. for more than three years. Her irritable bowel syndrome abuses her with severe abdominal pain. Although the nurse is a very sporty and active person, her illness slows her down professionally and privately and deprives her of all energy to be able to face everyday life normally. In her distress, she turns to gastrointestinal specialist Viola Andresen, a new member of the “Nutrition Docs” team. She does a test with her to determine the severity of her irritable bowel syndrome: “I’m impressed, you have a value of 470 out of a maximum of 500 points.” Due to possible pain, the 58-year-old man from Ganderkesee near Bremen developed a real fear of eating. Viola Andresen recommends a change in diet in the form of a low FODMAP diet for up to eight weeks. The low-FODMAP concept calls for avoiding very specific sugars in order to prevent the formation of gas in the intestine. Secondly, it should build up a healthy, diversified intestinal flora that again contains FODMAPs. Will Sylvia S. control her irritable bowel and lose her fear of eating?


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