More than 2,400 years ago, Hippocrates advised his patients that a long healthy life depends on a simple diet, sufficient physical activity and moderation in all matters.
Food and drink keep body and soul together; a wrong diet or too much food and drink, however, endanger body and soul.
At the centre is a simple diet which must, however, be well-balanced and varied.
Many people advise many things when it comes to a diet that re-establishes and maintains our health. One of the most important nutritional tips is: eat less; less quantity, more quality.
At every age a healthy diet comes down to knowing the following quantitative values, and to make sure they are balanced in order to stay healthy:
- energy amount
- amount of carbohydrates, fat and protein
- amount of vitamins, minerals and trace elements
- enough secondary plant-based substances
- enough of the right fluids
Human beings are part of nature but also part of the culture in which they live. Both, nature and nurture determine our nutrition which – in order to maintain and support our health – should be suitable for our biological needs as human beings, and be varied.
The best diet for our species is a combination of vegetable and plant-based foodstuffs which may be eaten cooked or raw. The Fasting Academy Bauer has adopted the Gießen Formula as guideline for a modern, healthy diet. This scientific formula defines a whole foods diet as follows:
“Whole foods nutrition is a mainly lacto-vegetable diet composed preferably of little processed foodstuffs. Healthy and fresh foodstuffs are used to prepare delicious and wholesome meals. The main ingredients are vegetables and fruits, whole grain products, potatoes, legumes, milk and milk products. They may also include small amounts of meat, fish or eggs (though these ingredients are not necessary). A copious amount – about half the entire food intake – of non-heat-treated fresh food is recommended.”
(Source: Gießener Formel, Definition of whole foods nutrition)
At our info days we provide detailed information about whole foods nutrition.
On the first day of our 8-day-long fasting seminars we practice how to cope with very little food. In the next five days of the actual fasting phase we reduce the daily calorie intake to max. 500 kcal/day. In the following two build-up days we introduce the new lacto-vegetable nutrition programme.
During the entire fasting session we inform participants about a modern, healthy whole foods nutrition, and share and discuss recipes.