Cure @ Homeostasis – video

So, what is the cure and how does it work? The cure is somewhat simple, and it all begins with a visit to Viva Mayr in Maria Worth. Now before going forward, Viva Mayr is a treatment-philosophy and it isn’t proprietary, the same way Pilates belongs to everyone.

I have tried FX the original clinic /unrelated/ to Viva Mayr in Maria Worth, and both have their merits. It is true I usually return to Viva Mayr in Maria Worth to see my Dr. S, who is charming and always positive. I enjoy to see her for my daily belly rubs, something that is essential to the cure. The belly is a place where the Doctor can detect what is going on with your organs and gut /intestinal tracks and colon/ and each day we meet our for 15-minutes to see what is going on and if the cure is working.

The morning begins with a gorgeous lake view through the fog as it clears and the most brilliant setting appears.

A robe is supplied in your room and a nice cozy pair of slippers and you find in the closet a chic bag to carry whatever your heart desires. The Viva Mayr isn’t a spa yet it has a spa feel to it. First things first, a visit to the Doctor for a kinesiology test to determine what you are allergic or intolerant to. This is critical to begin the cure as it helps determine what you will eat at Viva Mayr.

kinesiology is unique and the Doctors swear by it, so you are obliged to test your sensory system and reflexes all in one taste of various substances which are placed on your tongue:

The food at Viva Mayr is superb and the chef and her team do an excellent job preparing cuisine that both cures and tastes good. Once your Doctor prescribes a suitable diet, a menu of all quality ingredients is prepared and served in the dining room at given times. The service in the dining room is excellent and the atmosphere is quiet and reserved.

Viva Mayr:

The cure begins and each day you have a routine that includes various types of treatments from foot baths to blood work and other treatments. The treatments are divided between medical and non-medical, so your schedule is über busy.

People often ask me why I go to Viva Mayr and in my particular case, I am not suffering from any particular ailment to note. But I never underestimate the importance of resting my gut, digestive tracts and colon. Especially for those who are either bloated or over weight this is the place!

My friend Heston Blumenthal says the gut is the second brain and I absolutely agree. The gut in my case is always working and never stops. I think it as my war zone, it is the first place where food content is mixed and it is there that the body begins digestion. Think what happens when your gut is faced with a myriad of foods all at once.

But at Viva Mayr, chewing involves is key and digestion as my Doctor tells me, ‘there is nothing as important as chewing’ aside from eating slowly because digestion begins in the mouth. Saliva contains 98% water combined with amylase a digestive enzyme, electrolytes, mucous, antimicrobial enzymes, and hormones, etc.

At Viva Mayr digestion is key, so we are obliged to look after our mouth by using a mouth oil in the morning to cleanse. This oil is the equivalent to a mouthwash and  helps neutralize the accumulation of over the night bacteria and oral gatherings. Then you need your base powder and magnesium and that is part of the cure helping your body become more alkaline.

Daily Business:

It all seems a little confusing at first but to add some perspective you need to step back and think about how to begin your day. When I am not at Viva Mayr, I start with breakfast with a coffee to pump it up. However, those who adore coffee should continue to drink it, but consider your gut has been resting all night. Drinking caffeine first thing in the morning is like taking a hammer to your fingers.

So, what should be the first thing you put inside your mouth? Some would swear it’s a warm drink, while other would say cold. The chef at Viva Mayr drinks cold green tea to stimulate her digestive system, and believes it wakes it up – it makes sense.

Cold drink in the morning are said to wake up in the morning – the kidney’s start to radiate heat as the metabolism begins. It’s the way of a body warming up when you wake up, and by drinking cold water its said you cause damaging effects to the kidneys as the temperature’s equilibrium will not be in homeostasis. Homeostasis, from the Greek words for “same” and “steady,” refers to any process that living things use to actively maintain fairly stable conditions necessary for survival.

But the body is 37 °C /98.6 °F/ and I doubt even if we drink cold water the walls of the gut will absorb it, so it travels through a 37 °C degree environment and the water temperature changes completely. By the time water reaches the kidneys, it would be at body temperature.

According to Ayurveda and ancient Chinese medicine, you should drink a glass of warm water early in the morning. This is because, it activates your digestive system, which helps avoid indigestion. It also helps stimulate blood flow to the intestine and helps prevent constipation.

Traditional Chinese medicine does not recommend drinking cold water because of the belief that cold water causes contraction of muscles. Drinking warm water increases blood circulation along with protecting internal organs from damage. However, on a hot day, if you drink cold water as it cools your body temperature quickly.

However, it is all about routine, and you take the right steps it becomes a matter of lifestyle. Those very baby steps, the chewing and re-chewing of your foods to provide better transfer of the nutrients.

Now step back for a minute and think more about body and the transition to take each day. When you sleep your saliva, flow slows down, and less tongue movement and less buffering of bacteria. During the course of one night’s sleep you manufacture plenty of bacteria and some produce volatile Sulphur compounds causing mucus in the nasal areas to build up – and at Viva Mayr we Kneipp to help maintain a smooth transition and by opening our nasal passages it is a step in the right direction.

Kneipp Explained:

The cure focuses on re-tuning and re-balancing the body gut, giving it a rest and getting it in harmony. If you think about it, very few people take the time to give their gut a rest, and it needs a rest once in a while. When it comes to Viva Mayr there is nothing more important than eating right, staying away from raw foods, and certainly no raw after lunch unless you intend to have it ferment in your gut. Yes, if you find yourself farting like a fart-machine – stay away from raw and you’ll see it works.

The diet is alkaline given many foods we regularly enjoy are said to be too acidic and so balancing the gut makes perfect sense. My diet is all about potatoes and some linseed oil /organic of course/ it happens in a slow and controlled fashion. The potatoes are easy to digest and help absorb and carry minerals and vitamins.

Proponents of the diet maintain the belief that certain foods can affect the of the body and can therefore be used to treat or prevent disease. Although there isn’t any proof, I personally believe that a balanced diet means maintaining the right diet.

At the end of the day, the cure is excellent and idealistic, you must be prepared to change the way you live, start the day with porridge and no snacking between meals, or multiple coffees during the day. I love resting, seeing results and knowing I am consistently taking care of my gut, it’s just that I dread leaving and confronting the real world. Just think, if people would focus on eating healthy foods and portions, so many restaurants would close – a double edge sword confused by ignorance.