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, Silja Schäfer, Jörn Klasen and Matthias Riedl, all experienced doctors, want to significantly improve symptoms and even cure diseases with targeted nutritional strategies.
In the new episode “The Nutrition Docs”, Jürgen K. boards the houseboat cabinet. For years he has repressed what can no longer be denied and is becoming more and more obvious: his weight of 153 kilograms is making him sick! Rheumatoid arthritis, severe obesity, high blood pressure, gout, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea – if the car dealer on the island of Foehr does not drastically change his habits as soon as possible, it can have disastrous consequences. Nutritionist Silja Schäfer also warns: “According to studies, your life expectancy is reduced by eight to ten years.” Even though his job is stressful, the 40-year-old has to say goodbye to fast foods like schnitzel, fries and fries with immediate effect. Silja Schäfer advises him to do an absolute reset and completely change his eating habits: After a mothered diet, he gradually begins the low-carb, high-protein program. A colossal task for Jürgen K. Will he be able to cope with the restart?
Lennard H. is only twelve years old and his mother Katharina is often overtaken by him. Her son suffers from ADHD, a psychiatric disorder that manifests as an increased urge to move, restlessness and lack of concentration. “Chaos in the head” so to speak. Medication is supposed to help, but a major side effect is loss of appetite. Lennard is underweight and often eats nothing all day. When the drug wears off, his mother allows him cookies, chocolate, etc. The main thing is that he eats something. The nutrition docs face a very special challenge, but they absolutely want to help Celle’s mother-son team. Nutritionist Matthias Riedl is worried because “it’s not just about not having enough on your ribs, but also about malnutrition”, he sums up the situation. With the help of the oligoantigenic diet, he wants to search for clues. What does Lennard H. tolerate well and what does he not tolerate? During the first two weeks, he must avoid many foods such as nuts, sugar, fish and dairy products which can increase his ADHD. But can the waiter really befriend the severely restricted menu?
A whole folder full of documents testifies to her distress, a real medical odyssey is hidden behind her. Michaela B. suffers from rosacea, a consequence of an excessive inflammatory reaction of the immune system. Any moment now, the skin on her face turns fiery red, develops pimples and pimples with pus. The 50-year-old is increasingly avoiding the public out of shame. In her distress, she turns to Anne Fleck, as the many creams, ointments and medications she has tried have failed. The nutritionist is motivated after the exam and relies on an anti-inflammatory diet to control the itching and hot flashes associated with rosacea. Fruits, vegetables, legumes and lots of good oils are now on the shopping list. She should eat it all on a precisely timed plan to aid digestion. It’s not an easy job for Walsrode’s chemical lab assistant, but she’s very willing to change.