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What is fasting?

Renunciation with a beneficial effect

In our time it is more the excess that makes you ill, not the renunciation. However, fasting is not the same as starvation. Fasting means abstaining from certain types of food and stimulants for a limited period of time.
Fasting can be used in sick people as a classic natural healing method. Fasting for healthy people, as we offer it at the Hotel alp’inn, is about prevention, looking after your health – and the opportunity to bring body, mind and soul back into harmony.

fasting methods

Fasting according to Dr. Buchinger

dr Otto Buchinger (1878-1966) had developed a successful natural healing method with therapeutic fasting. Its clinical concept was developed by Dr. Hellmut Lützner adapted so that it is also suitable for healthy people.

When fasting for a limited time according to Buchinger, you drink a lot of fluids: soups and fruit or vegetable juices, herbal tea and lots of clear water. At around 300 calories a day, the body switches to fasting mode without feeling hungry. The entire body, especially the digestive system, the blood vessels and the skin can regenerate intensively.

Daily liver wraps, physical exercises and exercise in the fresh air are an integral part of the Buchinger fasting method.

Fasting according to Buchinger/Lützner is not suitable for:

  • youth and children
  • Pregnant and lactating women
  • People with eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia)
  • people with mental illnesses
  • People with type I diabetes mellitus
  • Severely underweight due to an illness such as B. Cancer

Please note:

If you are taking medication, are suffering from an illness or do not feel well, you can only take part in the fasting courses if you present a medical certificate.

You take part in our fasting days at your own risk. All courses are accompanied by experienced fasting experts.

alkaline fasting

Alkaline fasting – that of Sabine and Dr. medical Andreas Wacker’s method developed in 1997 – is “fasting” with fruit and vegetables – strictly speaking, a cure with fruit and vegetables for gentle detoxification. With alkaline fasting you can therefore eat, get full and enjoy it.

What does a base fasting cure do?
A base fasting cure relieves the sense of taste, which is strained by the usual oversupply of food, and thus becomes a health experience that can be experienced. It is important that alkaline fasting is only carried out for a limited time – a few days, one or even several weeks. During a base fasting cure, only foods that are metabolized as bases are eaten. This effectively deacidifies the body. Alkaline fasting thus contributes to well-being and also lets excess pounds tumble.

During the base fasting cure, only base-forming foods are served – essentially fresh fruit, crunchy salads, fresh herbs, seedlings and delicious vegetable dishes. Acidifiers that put a strain on the metabolism, like all animal products, but also bread, sweets and alcohol, are taboo during the alkaline fasting period. This means that vegetarians and vegans can also be acidic, because not only animal products are acidic. Acidifiers are all those foods that are converted into acids by the metabolism during the digestive process and are normally excreted again. If the daily acid intake is permanently too high, then an acid load develops – acids are stored in the body, mostly in the connective tissue and can lead to health problems: from digestive problems to allergies and susceptibility to infections to hormonal disorders. Hyperacidity also inhibits the elimination functions and makes it difficult to lose weight.

One to two weeks of base fasting counteracts this unhealthy imbalance and helps to maintain health and well-being. A base fasting cure helps to set the course for a long-term “base-rich” diet, so that in future more fruit AND salad AND vegetables will be on the plate every day. The alkaline fasting cure serves as an introduction to this rethinking process.

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