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Read our Lara Brugger's thesis in the field of health and natural sciences here:"The application of microbiome analysis in gastroenterology medical practice".

Lara Brugger's specialist baccalaureate thesis 2018

June 18, 2018

Vital and healthy through the right diet, all information about coaching and consulting offershere.

New offer: nutrition

May 11, 2017

Wheat binds well and is cheap - and is therefore often used in the food industry. But more and more people believe that it makes them sick, and many actually cannot tolerate wheat. More and more studies are devoted to the topic. The findings have even been incorporated into a new recommendation paper that describes three different clinical pictures:

  • the autoimmune disease celiac disease,

  • the allergy and

  • wheat sensitivity.


You can see the video here.

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You can access the reporthere.

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June 30, 2016

Summary of lactose, histamine and fructose intolerance malabsorption.
Written by Dr. med. Julia Mushroom.

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June 30, 2016

Harvard professor Walter Willett has been researching the connections between food and health for decades.


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“The influence of nutrition is huge”


Effect on body and brain

Fructose and glucose both taste sweet. However, they are metabolized in different ways in the body, and their effects on appetite also differ significantly from one another.


Stephanie Kusma


Not all sugar is the same – that is becoming increasingly clear. The most important natural variants are dextrose (glucose) and fructose (fructose). Both are found in different proportions in fruits. Table sugar consists of equal parts fructose and glucose; The latter is also the sugar from which starch is made. Both sugars taste sweet. However, their processing in the body is fundamentally different - and their effect on the brain appears to be the same, as a new study shows.¹


Dextrose enters the blood almost immediately after eating - sometimes even through the oral mucosa - and is immediately available as an energy source for the cells. Fructose, on the other hand, is primarily processed in the liver, where it is converted into fat, among other things.The fact that glucose provides energy more quickly than fructose could also influence appetite. To investigate this, scientists at the University of Southern California gave test subjects a drink that was sweetened with either fructose or glucose. They then used a magnetic resonance tomograph to monitor how the subjects' brains reacted to neutral images and particularly popular foods. In addition, after each picture, the test subjects reported how much hunger and appetite they felt. It turned out that the subjects who had received the fructose drink had significantly more appetite than those who had drunk the glucose-sweetened drink and reacted more strongly to the food images. This was also reflected in the brain: the part of the brain that processes visual stimuli reacted significantly more strongly to food photos.


Another experiment also showed that fructose reduced appetite less than glucose. In this, the test subjects chose between a favorite food and its monetary value - which was only paid out a month later. The “fructose group” reached for immediate reward much more quickly than the “glucose group” – or rather needed a higher financial incentive than the latter to wait.


These results are not surprising, says Philipp Gerber from the University Hospital of Zurich, who researches fructose metabolism. Rather, they confirmed that the body reacts differently to the two sugars and that fructose does not curb the feeling of hunger to the same extent as glucose. They thus supported the suspicion that the massive increase in industrial use of fructose as a sweetener could actually contribute to the obesity problem.Studies at the University Hospital had also found that additional fructose in the diet makes people “fatter” than the same amount of glucose and has a less favorable effect on fat and sugar metabolism in the body. So when you consume sweets, you should make sure that they are not sweetened with fructose, says Gerber. However, this only applies to fructose as a sweetener: avoiding fruits because of their fructose content is just as unhealthy.¹

PNAS, online publication May 4, 2015.


Sent from the iPad app of the “Neue Zürcher Zeitung”:

Fructose versus glucose

May 6, 2015 (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

Services of the medical practice MagenDarm Switzerland

In our practice we offer you various specialist medical examinations and therapies for gastrointestinal complaints including liver diseases and chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis).

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