Hildegard von Bingen recommended fasting as a remedy. The Pirchner Hof’s ‘gentle Hildegard fast’ includes three small meals a day and can be followed by anyone. It’s enjoyable, effective, enlightening and exciting as it sharpens our perception, sensitises body awareness, and helps us let go of the things that trouble us. Holistic fasting relieves stresses of all kinds and facilitates the journey within.
Spelt bread, a lunch of fasting soup or leafy salad with spelt grains, spelt semolina soup, heart wine, chestnut honey, galangal, pellitory, psyllium, fennel tea and lunch on Saturday. Spelt, an ancient grain, and Hildegard’s healing herbs and spices strengthen the immune system, stimulate the metabolism and cleanse the blood, lungs, liver, kidneys, gut and skin.