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October 21, 2017

Therme Erding Europe’s Biggest Spa: Germany’s Top Thermal Bath, Sauna Paradise and Water Park

Under the huge glass dome at Therme Erding visitors drift through a slow-moving river, receive water-jet massages and relax on bubble loungers. You can also swim to the outside thermal pool, watch the steam rise and gaze at the stars. Erding's spring water has been tested and designated to have healing qualities. It is drawn from a 2,350 m deep well.

Thermal Bath

Immersion in the warm thermal pool is one of the most effective ways of relieving stress while restoring body, mind and soul. The pool's sulphur spring eases arthritic and rheumatic pain. The brine grotto offers a gentle cure for respiratory and skin disorders. There are salt baths, an iodine pool and an oxygen garden, numerous tanning areas and an amazing Roman bath.

Voted Best Sauna

Therme Erding has won awards and was voted Germany's best sauna in the online sauna guide. Guests can choose between 18 saunas with different themes and temperatures, from the cool 95°F (35°C) Tepidarium to 212°F (100°C) in the Erdinger Schwitzstube (“sweat lodge”). A rose sauna and a citrus sauna provide aroma therapy, the meditation sauna offers a place to retreat. The Finnish log cabin sauna has impressive kelo wood walls and a fireplace. Many themed showers and cold tubs help to cool down after all the heat and steam. One comes in the shape of a 15' tall bundle of calla lilies spouting 80 gallons (300 liters) of water per second. The sauna section is an all-nude area. Walking from one sauna to the next guests carry their towels or robes. Swim suits are mandatory in the pools and in the water park.

Galaxy Erding Europe's Largest Water Park

A space channel connects Galaxy Erding, Germany's largest water ark, with the thermal pools. This fun park offers 12 thrilling high-speed rides, including Europe's longest water lide (320 m). Thrill seekers will enjoy the Speed Blaster, where you can go as fast as 72km/h (individual speeds are recorded!). There are many slower rides for all ages. In the summer months you can enjoy two outdoor slides and a lawn area with beach volleyball courts.

Perfect One-Day-Get-Away

Therme Erding is a first-class health spa and provides the ideal ambiance for a day of relaxation. Snacks, drinks and meals can be purchased in several restaurants, at the pool bar and in the outdoor palm tree beer garden (summers only!) Germans usually bring towels and robes and there is an extra fee, if you need to rent them. If Erding seems overwhelming, the thermal spa in Bad Aibling south of Munich is a good alternative. It is smaller, less crowded and not quite as expensive with stunning architecture. It does not have a water park and might be less attractive to families with children and teenagers.

Cost and Directions

Take the S6 train from Munich to Altenerding and follow the signs to the spit's about a ten minute walk. By car, take the B388 road from Munich. You can buy an MVV Thermen-ticket (Munich Public Transportation) from any MVV ticket office or S-Bahn ticket machine for € 17, which includes four hours in the thermal paradise (no sauna!) and a round trip ticket. City Bus (Stadtbus) connects to the Therme Monday through Friday until about 7:50 p.m.
May 2, 2017

Super Immunity Foods to Boost Wellness, Strength & Speed Recovery

Super Immunity Foods is an excellent resource for anyone who is interested in learning about the different types of foods to boost the immune system, increase energy levels and speed recovery from illness. Included in this helpful, practical guide are plenty of delicious recipes, information on health conditions and a meal plan.

Super Immunity Foods – About the Author

Author of Super Immunity Foods Frances Goulart is a certified clinical nutritionist and thus well-qualified to share key tips and advice on a range of immunity-boosting foods. Goulart is also the author of 16 other books on health, nutrition, fitness and spiritual well-being. Married to author Ron Goulart and living in Connecticut, Goulart is both a certified hathaga yoga instructor and is trained in Pilates.

Another popular book worth looking out for by Frances Goulart is Super Healing Foods, which offers the reader insightful information on a whole range of foods used to help speed the healing process and maintain good physical and mental health, as well as emotional well-being. Super Immunity Foods and Super Healing Foods are available from bookshops and libraries, located under "nutrition."

Super Immunity Foods – Overview

Super Immunity Foods is divided into four main chapters, as follows:

  • Chapter One – The body's six immune centres
  • Chapter Two – Immunity boosters
  • Chapter Three – Immunity busters
  • Chapter Four – Super immunity program

The body's six immune centres, as identified in chapter one, provide essential information on how the immune system works. This chapter looks at the cardiovascular centre, nervous centre, glandular centre, digestive/detoxification centre, musculoskeletal centre and respiratory centre. In each review of specific immune centres, there is practical information on health conditions associated with the part of the body, as well as which foods may be eaten to help boost immunity.

Immunity Boosters – What to Eat to Strengthen the Immune System

The second chapter of Super Immunity Foods is particularly useful, especially for those who suffer from a poor immune system and regularly pick up bugs and infections going around. Learning about immunity boosting foods will also be very helpful for those working in environments where there tends to be a lot of illness, such as daycare, nursing home, medical centres and hospital environments.

Among the top twenty-five super immunity foods, as recognised by Goulart, are the following:

  • apples
  • berries
  • dark leafy green vegetables
  • flax seed
  • oats
  • herbs and spices
  • mushrooms
  • legumes
  • broccoli
  • carrots

As highlighted above, Super Immunity Foods is a very practical useful resource, which offers the reader essential information on how to boost the immune system through better nutrition and eating super immunity foods. This book is likely to be particularly useful for those who regularly suffer from infections and viruses, such as outbreaks of skin problems, mouth