Dr. med. Annette Müller-Leisgang (D)

Dr. med. Annette Müller-Leisgang (D)

General practitioner and Ayurveda physician
Since 1998, Dr. med. Annette Müller-Leisgang has been working with her own practice for Ayurveda and nutritional medicine in Munich. In addition, she specializes in travel and occupational medicine. She has more than 30 years of experience in Ayurveda and heads the Ayurveda Institute Munich.

Marma therapy in Ayurveda

Year: 2022
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Dealing with Covid-19 in companies from the point of view of a medical officer

Year: 2021
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Crises as triggers for anxiety and mental disorders - challenges for Ayurveda therapists

Year: 2021
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» Ayurveda and nutrition for stress

Year: 2020

Only 40 percent of the population currently state that they do not feel stressed or only rarely. What makes people feel stressed?

Objective stressors

  • cold, heat
  • Hunger, thirst
  • Noise
  • strong sunlight
  • toxic substances (cigarette smoke)
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Sensory overload
  • monotonous task
  • Failure to meet essential needs

Psychosocial stress factors = subjective stressors

Expectations and fears 

  • Lack of time
  • Lack of money
  • missing design possibilities
  • enormous responsibility
  • Mobbing in the workplace
  • shift work (causes a disturbance of the sleep-wake rhythm)
  • constant concentration on the work (e.g. assembly line work)
  • Fear (not enough)
  • social isolation, contempt and neglect
  • Illnesses and pain, own and those of relatives
  • psychological problems, subliminal conflicts
  • serious events (e.g. a break-in, an operation, an examination, death of a relative)
  • also (unbalanced) underchallenge, boredom

The factors that are considered objective stressors are all factors that increase Vata except for strong sunlight.

According to Vagbhata, Vata is increased by

  • Hunger, thirst
  • Noise, cold, bright light
  • Pain
  • strong heat, dryness
  • raw food, uncomfortable food
  • fast locomotion
  • much speak
  • Time pressure
  • Suppression of natural needs

Vata is reduced by

  • Eating fatty, sweet food
  • Milk and dairy products
  • sweet, sour and salty food
  • Silence
  • Heat
  • Oil
  • Regularity

Nutrition can therefore play a major role in reducing stress. Primary foods are fats and carbohydrates, but protein intake can also reduce Vata.

Vata-reducing foods

Sweet fruits

  • Apricots
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Soft fruit
  • Cherries
  • Coconut
  • (fresh) figs
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes
  • Lemons
  • Mangoes
  • Melons (sweet)
  • Oranges
  • Papaya
  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • soaked dried fruits

cooked vegetables

  • Fennel
  • Cucumber
  • green beans
  • Carrots
  • Pumpkin
  • Okra (cooked)
  • Parsnips
  • Parsley root
  • beetroot
  • Celery
  • Asparagus
  • Celery
  • Sweet potato
  • Courgette

Made to measure with fat:

  • leaf green
  • Salad
  • Spinach
  • Rungs


  • Mung beans
  • black lenses
  • red lentils

  • wheat, spelt, kamut
  • Emmer, Einkorn
  • Whole rice
  • Basmati rice
  • Amaranth, Quinoa
  • Oats cooked

Animal products

  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Turkey (white meat)
  • Eggs (fried or scrambled)
  • Seafood

Dairy products

  • all recommended in moderation

all oils are recommended


  • all nuts in small quantities except cashew


  • all seeds in small quantities


  • all but white sugar


  • Aniseed
  • Ajwain
  • Asafoetida (Hing)
  • Fennel
  • Turmeric
  • Ginger
  • Cumin
  • Rock salt
  • Black pepper

Avoid chili and very hot spices like wasabi!

Dr. med. Annette Müller-Leisgang
General practitioner, nutritional medicine, Ayurveda


Adiposity - Treating Sthaulya with Ayurveda

Year: 2018
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