Our clinic/hospital is known for our welcoming personalities, competence and quality. The holistic integrative therapy concept of St. George Hospital understands the patient as a unity of body, mind and soul. Broadly speaking, your recovery and quality of life are our heartfelt goal.
Modern lifestyle favors the development of cancer
We already know that certain stimulants such as tobacco, alcohol and drugs, as well as certain eating habits, such as excessive consumption of fat, sugar, smoked and cured products, lack of fiber, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and trace elements, negatively affect intestinal health and promote development of cancer.
An insufficient diet or an excess of harmful stimulants are negative for regeneration which is urgently needed to fight disease. “Therefore, a balanced, healthy diet can not only protect against cancer, but also help conquer it.” (Dr. med. F. Douwes)
The primary goal of the individual nutrition therapy is to maintain and improve the patient’s life quality as well as to provide positive and meaningful support during the disease.
In our hospital, we focus on a scientifically based, balanced diet (low carbohydrate) that has a positive effect on the course of the disease and promotes the restoration of your health. Basically, the diet for cancer does not differ much from a healthy diet. For cancer patients, it makes sense to reduce the amount of carbohydrates for cancer patients in a nutritional therapy and replace them with more healthy fats (omega 3 fatty acids) and biologically high-quality protein. If possible, food should be organic, freshly prepared and rich in fiber (lots of vegetables, whole wheat, some fruit). If little to no dietary fiber is consumed, the intestinal passage time is considerably prolonged and toxins are longer in contact with the mucous membranes.
The composition of the intestinal flora is very important, especially the colonization with the correct germs. For a healthy microbiome, nutrition and intestinal health are crucial to restore and maintain health.
Hospital St. George is expanding its speciality with internal diagnostics and therapy directed by Petja Piehler, MD, the specialist for gastroenterology. Gastrointestinal endoscopy, food intolerance tests and much more are available in the future.
A healthy bowel / nutrition leads to a greater well-being and thus also to more resistance. Illnesses run their course easier and faster when they encounter a strong, healthy and adequately cared for body.
Our graduate nutrition scientist, Brigitta Robeis, will be happy to see you for individual nutrition / health consultations.