Nutritional counseling

Nutrition is elementary

The nutritional counseling I practice focuses on our eating habits, body awareness, and the associated lifestyle. In this context, topics such as general obesity, addiction prevention, food allergies, lipid metabolism disorders, or specific intolerances are addressed. What you should not expect from me is the creation of diet plans, be it elimination diets like the currently popular “low-carb diet” or trophological constraints such as “intermittent fasting.” By now, everyone should understand that there is only one, albeit quite simple, effective diet method: consuming fewer calories than you expend, thereby melting fat, water, and muscles permanently. This is precisely where the problem lies for many people, and my solution approach tackles it.

My solution approach

Food that is digestible and provides us with plenty of energy keeps us fit and makes us feel well-nourished. Diets and constantly changing food recommendations bring unrest and frustration to our lives. The consequences are stress and energy loss, especially when short-term dietary therapies achieve the opposite of weight reduction.* This is because a calorie-reduced eating behavior that does not result in permanent habits always leads to the so-called “yo-yo effect” due to the genetically determined developmental structure of our body: The food energy is stored in the liver, muscles, and fat cells (adipocytes). When energy intake is reduced, adipocytes empty but remain ready to refill at the next opportunity – even more so than before the diet. The goal of my consultation is to support a sustainable, enjoyable body awareness for relaxed eating behavior based on a balanced lifestyle and to reduce tensions that many people often feel during diets using BalanceHIRO® exercises. This improves sensory perception in particular, which helps us find peace. Additionally, I integrate the knowledge of nutrition according to the five elements from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM is based on millennia-old insights for a long and healthy life and reveals the principles of practical, interdisciplinary nutritional teachings, but not in the sense of a diet.

I will show you how to bring your mental flexibility, physical fitness, and emotional balance to a stable level and how to maintain this level. With health promotion through my BalanceHIRO® method, self-healing well-being emerges that – if the diet is balanced and natural – provides a good foundation against many civilization diseases such as food intolerances, digestive difficulties, effects of preservatives, or overweight. *) Cf. GfK Growth from Knowledge, Society for Consumer Research, survey of 2,154 women: “Have you ever been on a diet and if so, how heavy were you about a year after the diet?”, Classic-Bus, Sep./Oct. 2012

Tips for a restorative diet:

Hippocrates, the “spiritual father” of all doctors already said:
Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food!

Tips for a restorative diet:

The following recipes for different power soups are all cooked in enamel pots.
This way, the energy that slowly transfers from the ingredients about eight hours of simmering into the liquid is stored.
This is not the case with stainless steel pots.
The finished broth is then filled into brown milk bottles and placed upside down in the refrigerator.
It will last about a week, as there is no air and hardly any light exposed.


I use 15-liter enamel pots to have a good week’s supply.
You can then season the broth portion by portion with vegetable broth and add various vegetables.
It is very convenient to fill it into a thermos for work, adding the raw vegetables to the thermos. By lunchtime, it will be cooked, and you will have a nourishing meal. When you have cravings, heat as much as you need in an extra pot and add an egg.
You can also use the broth to cook potatoes or vegetables in it. This will give these foods more energy, which in turn will benefit your body.

Diet and behavioral changes in children

If you offer your children these soups in the aforementioned “hidden” form, their cravings for sweets will decrease, their taste perception will change, and they will start asking for healthier foods.
Carrots have a natural sweetness; you can easily make a juice from them and thus supply your body with something “sweet.”
You will notice that their behavior will change. The children will become more balanced because their bodies are supplied with many essential nutrients. Based on a truly “nourishing” diet, living together becomes more relaxed because you become calmer. The body no longer feels “hungry.” Then, the mind and soul can also find more balance.

What does nutrition have to do with physical centering?

Good nutrition ensures that you feel more grounded and can better tackle your posture problems. Physical centering can be made much easier to experience.

The more the body returns to a natural sensation, the easier it is for it to feel physical centering again and again if it has previously been conveyed kinesthetically.
A centering posture based on a stabilizing diet helps people achieve well-being that they can recreate again and again.


Recipes for power soups

Chicken broth


1 cup adzuki beans, chicken (skinned), 2-3 carrots,
1 celery root, 1-2 pieces of leek, piece of peeled ginger,
some mugwort, 5 – 10 g seaweed (Wakame), 1 cup spelt

Put water in the pot, add all ingredients, bring to a boil
once, skim off with a skimmer, then simmer for about 6 – 8 hours
on low heat.
Afterwards, strain the broth through a sieve and discard all solid components.

Important note for using chicken broth:

Please do not drink chicken soup when acutely ill. Only when you are convalescent does the chicken soup have a strengthening effect.
During illness, it is better to use beef broth.
This has to do with the different effects of chicken and beef as foods.
Chicken has a tendency to taste sour. And sourness contracts. During a cold, however, the pathogenic factors should escape from the body. But this is not possible if the cells contract due to the “sour taste” of the food.
Beef has a neutral taste, so beef broth is more helpful during an acute illness.

Now a tip for all pregnant women:

After giving birth, an eight-hour cooked chicken broth is just right to help you regain your strength quickly. Your partner should bring it to your bedside right after delivery.

Beef broth


1 kg beef and 3-4 bone marrow bones, juice of one lemon,
1 pinch turmeric,
2 carrots, 1 celery root, 1 parsley root, 1 – 2
vegetable onions, 3-4 bay leaves, 1 pinch coriander, 1 piece
peeled ginger, 5 –10 g seaweed, 1 bunch parsley

Put the ingredients in the pot and cover with water, bring to a boil,
skim off, then cook on low heat for 6 – 8 hours

Afterwards, strain the broth through a sieve and discard the solid components.

Vegetable broth

Place seasonal vegetables in a pot with water and
simmer for 6 – 8 hours.

Strain the broth through a sieve and discard the solid components.

About Bärbel

Since 2000, I have been working as a professional kinesiologist with a focus on the brain. My clients benefit from my many years of experience and the well-balanced repertoire of methods I offer. The results are calmness and serenity.

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