Dr Sabine Fröhlich stands for holistic and long-term health and advises people on all medical matters. We were allowed to conduct an interview with her and learned why it usually takes a combination of diagnostic methods to understand the language of the body. She tells us about the methods she uses and why gut health plays a central role in her therapy.
Thank you for taking the time for an interview. Please introduce yourself at the beginning: Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Sabine Fröhlich, I am a general practitioner and have been involved in complementary medicine for many years. I am passionate about holistic medicine and I love to take an all-encompassing view of people. This takes more time, but is more fulfilling and healing for both doctor and patient than quick symptom treatment.
On your website it says: “It usually takes a combination of diagnostic methods to understand the language of the body.” Can you explain that in more detail?
Of course, I first listen to everything a patient reports and sort it out in my mind as best as possible in which direction it could go. Often I use test methods that can give me even more information about a holistic diagnosis. This can be the feeling of the pulse and the examination of the tongue in TCM, but also tests to determine the minerals in the whole blood or hormone tests, cortisol stress tests and – very important – microbiome analysis. I have a wealth of methods at hand to look at a person even more closely.
Among other things, you work with FX Mayr diagnostics and therapy. What makes this therapy so unique and why does the gut play a special role here?
The gut is the central station where our energy is produced. In addition, together with the kidneys, it excretes everything that we cannot use. A healthy gut is the root of our well-being. It is not only about the food we eat, but also how we can digest it and thus use it for us. The best salad is of no use if it is eaten at the wrong time, is devoured too quickly or the nutrients cannot be absorbed by a sick gut. In Mayr Medicine, the gut, its function, its health and its bacterial colonisation are at the centre of the whole therapy.
How did you become aware of the topic of gut health?
Through my training as a F.X. Mayr doctor 23 years ago! Since then I have been intensively involved with this wonderful therapy method.
“Gut healthy, human healthy.” What comes to your mind with this statement?
The gut as a sorting and excretory organ is of essential importance in how we humans are supplied with nutrients. Therefore, in addition to a healthy diet, the primary goal is to always pay attention to the function of the gut.
What does a therapy or consultation with you look like, what is the procedure?
At the first appointment, there is a long conversation lasting one hour. I listen to everything and then make therapy suggestions. My patients also receive these in writing. I also offer telemedicine, i.e. everything that is possible can be discussed online. This works very well. A video consultation has the advantage that even patients who live further away or are based abroad can get in touch with me very easily. I have a special practice software for this, where these conversations are data-protected.
What kind of people come to you?
Actually everyone, mothers with children, young people with e.g. Long Covid disease, but also older patients who would like to have a holistic examination.
What is your personal tip for a good gut feeling?
Everything has to feel light, both physically in the belly itself, but also psychologically. If life seems heavy, if you are dissatisfied, if you have worrying thoughts again and again, you should look at how you can regain the lightness in your life. This can be caused by lifestyle, but also by mineral deficiencies. Here, the gut again plays a decisive role, because 80 % of the serotonin in the body is produced in the gut and that is our happiness hormone.
What would you like to give our readers?
Don’t be afraid of the cost of getting holistic medical treatment. It puts them on the path to self-responsibility and they become experts in their own health. When you understand what your body and a healthy lifestyle are all about, you are happier and in control of your life and your health.
How and where can our readers reach you?