Make the most of Lent – Increase your well-being by eating less
The staff at the Océano Hotel Health Spa Tenerife have been applying the insights of the Austrian physician F. X. Mayr at the seaside since 2001.
A key element of Mayr’s approach is the understanding that the aim of fasting is not simply to lose weight. In fact it can help with many chronic conditions. Healthy weight loss is a welcome side effect.
The methods recommended by F. X. Mayr are of particular benefit to people with symptoms triggered by stress or a hectic lifestyle. The key to recovery is a holistic view of the different interactions taking place in the body. The intestines play a central role. Like the liver, the intestines need to be healthy and active. The Mayr fasting cure relieves the intestines with simple, easily digestible foods. This allows the organs to focus on their primary job of detoxifying the body.
Fasting on its own cannot cure burnout or metabolic conditions. However, in combination with relaxation steps such as digital detox, exercise and meditation, it can contribute to prolonged regeneration of the body and mind.
Fasting improves well-being in a short time. Studies show that it also increases the effect of the “happiness hormone” serotonin. Fasting steps up cell regeneration too, making exercise enjoyable again while delaying the ageing process.