Wellness dictionary

Little ABC for your spa-break questions ...

In their treatment discriptions, wellness hotels often use technical terms, which are hard to understand for potential guests. We have therefore collected and defined the most relevant terms in our small wellness ABC. A tip: Our wellness dictionary also supports word requests. You don't need to know the exact wording.


What is wholefood nutrition?

Whole food is a predominantly plant-based diet in which low-processed foods are preferred. Healthy, fresh food is processed into enjoyable and wholesome dishes. The main foods used are vegetables and fruit, whole grain products, potatoes, legumes as well as milk and dairy products, but small amounts of meat, fish and eggs can also be included.

A copious consumption of unheated fresh food is recommended, about half the amount of food. In addition to the health compatibility of the diet, environmental, economic and social compatibility are also taken into account in terms of sustainability. This means, among other things, that products from organic farming as well as regional and seasonal products are used.

Furthermore, environmentally friendly packaged products are used. Food from fair trade with developing countries is also preferred.

Whole-food nutrition aims to promote a high quality of life - especially health -, protection of the environment, fair economic relationships and social justice worldwide.

The seven principles of wholefood nutrition in short

  1. Enjoyable and holistic nourishment
  2. Prefer plant-based foods
  3. Organically produced food
  4. Regional and seasonal products
  5. Preference for low-processed foods
  6. Environmentally friendly packaged products
  7. Fair trade food

Why wholefood nutrition?

A holistic nourishment keeps you healthy, efficient and ensures a high level of wellbeing. To do this, however, you should follow ten rules.

  • Enjoy a variety of foods
  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
  • Always choose the whole grain variant
  • Enjoy selected animal foods
  • Prefer vegetable oils
  • Avoid sugar and salt if possible
  • Prepare dishes gently
  • Eat with pleasure and enjoy mindfully
  • Regular exercise
  • Drink enough water

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Wellness-Experte Dr. Matthias Menschel Allgemeinmediziner und Naturheilverfahren

Matthias Menschel

Dr. med. Matthias Menschel, born in 1965, is a general medical practitioner and naturopathic physician. Since 2000 he has been the head physician at Menschel's Vitalresort in Bad Sobernheim. Buchinger fasting and Felke therapy are the focus of his medical activities. Further treatment focuses are: