What is Fasting?
Fasting is the conscious, voluntary and timely abstinence of solid nutrition. According to Buchinger/Lützner, Fasting consists of a carbohydrate modified diet, which takes between 5-10 days for a healthy person. It´s an invitation to switch from external to internal nutrition. A natural process that offers the body tranquillity and regeneration.
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Sybille Dölker Correia da Silva
I have been specializing in the field of prophylaxis for 35 years. As a health and nutrition coach I would like to accompany and support interested people to find, a new balance in their lifestyle and eating habits. This can be initiated with a 7-10-day fast for healthy men and women according to the Buchinger / Lützner method.
After completing the nursing school I moved to Überlingen on Lake Constance. For five years, I worked in the city hospital and learned that this small town with two large therapeutic fasting clinics, the Meka of Fasting. I started working in the Buchinger-Klinik and was enthusiastic about this kind of holistic treatment.
I could see the results of fasting in chronic diseases like rheumatism, diabetes, hypertension and many more. I followed my husband, to his native country, Angola.
I first worked in the malnutrition center of the Children's Hospital in Luanda. This showed me the other side of voluntary fasting, called HUNGER.
Nurse, Fasting Coach, Health & Nutrition Coach
To counter this, I founded Mundo do Amor e.V. in Germany. The association was able to help with medicine, food and clothes in this desperate situation. Most importantly, we have created playrooms for the little patients where they still receive attention and loving care up to today.
For over 6 years, I worked at the American Embassy as a link between the staff and local health facilities. I gave instructions on avoiding food poisoning and a healthy lifestyle in the tropics
Over the years, nutrition and prevention have been my focus. In 2016, I received my certificate as a fully certified fasting coach at the German Fasting Academy. I have been training as a health and nutrition consultant since 2017 and am certified since 2019.
In addition to my mother tongue, I speak English and Portuguese. This gives me the opportunity to guide groups in these languages and thus offer visitors and locals a common fasting experience.
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Cosmetics from the Inside Out
A fasting week, organized in the form of courses, under the direction of fasting coaches is highly recommended. We provide comprehensive information and a supportive fastening community. Fasting weeks simultaneously serve the purpose of continuing education and self-realization. The various supplementary programs improve one's quality of life; a stronger sense of your body, creativity, learning how to eat consciously, relaxation, meditation, self-help from Mother Nature's pharmacy, and much more.
Please note that a fasting week for healthy people is not therapeutic fasting.
It's always impressive to see how the face of a fasting person changes. After only five days of fasting, the puffy “full-moon face” with feverish red blotches begins to relax and regain its characteristic contours. Dull eyes become clear; restless glances become steady. A growing self-confidence can be read in the features. During a fast, the fatigued, resigned, gray face of the person suffering from exhaustion first turns inward, becomes quiet, and collapses a bit.
After some time, it fills out, regaining its freshness and delicacy. The eyes begin to sparkle. After this restructuring process of the soft, smooth, elastic skin the blemishes have disappeared, and wrinkles are smoothed.
Helmut Luetzner: "The new life fasting guide"
Our Fasting Program
In the week before fasting, you start to reduce fat, coffee and alcohol. Start reducing from the top of the pyramid and work yourself down. One day before fasting you can eat rice, porridge or 3 servings of fruit. Alternatively, you can also have a plate of cooked vegetables for lunch.
FIRST FASTING DAY
We give you an individual dose of Glauber's salt (sodium sulfate decahydrate) between 30 and 40 g dissolved in water. During the next one to three hours, you will have several bowel movements. Fasting begins with a thorough colon cleansing. The body changes from intake to excretion. The nutrition starts from the inside; hunger disappears. You are now living on your own resources of your body.
Health People Fast
People are made to live without food for a while, our instincts prevail and we will use our body resources. Fasting means much more than just giving up food. Fasting is a holistic process. Although the cardiovascular system and muscles of a fasting person continue to function normally, they often do not respond as quickly as usual.
Start the day
While you are still in bed, stretch yourself vigorously. Before getting up, sit on the edge of the bed for a few moments. If your blood pressure is too low during your fasting, try the following morning activities, as described by Sebastian Kneipp, one of the great pioneers of naturopathy: Short cold showers stimulate blood circulation and strengthens the healing power of the body. Rub your body with a coarse terry towel with long, vigorous movements or with a sturdy bathbrush or bristle glove. Start with the tips of your toes and hands and brush with circular motions towards the heart.
We know that this topic can be a bit difficult for some, but it is important for your well-being. The intestine plays a major role in our immune and hormone systems. As one of the most important and sensitive organs, it absorbs nutrients and eliminates metabolic end products. For cleaning and detoxification during fasting, the intestine must be flushed every other day. More details onsite.
While you are fasting, you can start to get active, even if it was not your routine before. You should be aware that your psyche will also be affected by change. Obviously everyone has not only physical, but also emotional luggage. So do not worry if you have moving dreams, unpleasant thoughts or are moody.
Day to day/no sport
~ 25 % Fatburn
~ 75% Sugarburn
~ 85 % Fatburn
~ 15% Sugarburn
Prevention of most chronic & nutrition-related illness e.g. Rheumatic conditions, Dermatological complaints, Heart & Circulation problems
Changing unhealthy eating habits
Learning new ways to eat & enjoy life
Development of a new relationship with one’s body
Discovering what really matters in life
The positive experience of abstinence
Freedom & independence (the art of letting go)
After breaking the fast with an apple and 2-3 buildup days, we recommend the Mediterranean and wholefood diet. Buildup days count as fasting days. The imbalance between the energy content of our diet and its consumption through physical work has plagued us for the past 50 years. The Mediterranean as well as the whole food diet can help us to find a healthier lifestyle again. Foods such as virgin, cold-pressed olive oil, lots of fruits and vegetables, complete with whole grains and plenty of water can lead to a balanced diet.
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What is Billeyam?
Based on the story of Balaam (Billiam) from the Old Testament, I see for myself and others, that there are always "curative breaks" in life.
Balaam has only his goal in mind and does not see the warning angel on the way, he instead presses on his donkey.
We often do that with our body, as well as, with our soul. Therefore, I would like to invite you to take these gifted days to stop time.
Yam, from Yami-Yami, that's delicious and good. Start eating consciously and make corrections without fanaticism.
3 Dimensions of Fasting
Fasting is a curative way for the whole person, it is considered the supreme discipline of naturopathy. It is a natural process that gives the body rest and regeneration. But fasting is also an act that opens and makes people attentive and moves them towards solidarity. Therefore, one speaks of the three dimensions which are the physical, spiritual and social.
Through my work in the sub-nutrition center in the Children's Hospital in Luanda, the social and Christian aspect is very important to me. We all live in one world and our western lifestyle has global implications. I will report on my projects in Luanda and who is interested can help there specifically.
What we offer
Pre-week Reduction at home
One week Fasting
2-3 built-up days
Hikes of 8-10 KM
Juices, Soups, Tee
2-3 Liters Water
Hot Liver Compres
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