Health | Diabetes | Fertility
Are you suffering from a chronic or an acute illness? Are you trying to conceive but without success? Are you generally feeling sick and tired? If so, this is the retreat for you.
These are not our quotes, but quotes from respected, knowledgeable people around the world.
"Type 2 diabetes is reversible through change in diet; every time"
Charlotte Gerson of the Gerson Institute
"The only way to stop heart disease and then reverse it, is through diet and lifestyle"
Dr Caldwell Esselstyn, Cleveland clinic foundation (he directed the longest and most successful heart disease reversal program ever completed)
"The biggest cause of cancer is a weakened immune system and the best way to boost this is a
healthy plant based diet"
Dr Ruth Heidrich, marathon runner and cancer survivor
No longer are infectious diseases the curse of human health. Clean water and sanitation in the Western world have improved life-expectancy over the last 200 years. Now the scourge to modern health are illnesses that are considered to be lifestyle diseases.
In the UK, heart disease is the leading cause of death, followed by Alzheimer’s disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. With high blood pressure - which is fuelled by obesity and lack of exercise – as the top risk factor for deaths.
Poor diets and unhealthy lifestyles have become the biggest threat to life expectancy, fuelling seven in ten deaths, a major Lancet study has found. There has been a 60 per cent rise in cases of type II diabetes over the last decade and obesity is on course to overtake smoking as the leading cause of cancer. Allergies and auto-immune diseases as well as many others are also on the rise.
Not a disease but a leading cause of stress and sadness is the increasing incidence of infertility. According to scientists at the University of Jerusalem, sperm counts among men in the west have more than halved in the past 40 years and are currently falling by an average of 1.4% a year.
What if it were true that just by changing what we eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner could not only dramatically improve our chances of avoiding these most feared of diseases, but could even allow us to reverse the pathology and heal ourselves?
According to T. Colin Campbell in his epic “The China Study”:
“Without any doubt, those who consumed the most animal products had the highest incidence of degenerative disease. Those who consumed the least animal products had the least degenerative disease and were the healthiest.” Degenerative disease here incorporates not just cancer but also heart disease, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis and other “Western” diseases.
Of course a nutrient dense plant-based diet is only one aspect of lifestyle. Detoxification, exercise, stress control and ‘joie de vivre’ are equally important. These plates all need to be constantly spinning in the air at the same time. This is the lifestyle we strive for at The Raw Retreat and it is what we teach our guests.
"This is my 3rd visit to The Raw Retreat.
The stay here has helped me after treatment for breast cancer. It helps me with fatigue and it gives my immune system a chance to recover and repair.
The food is delicious and presented beautifully. I never felt hungry or tired as the juices give me lots of energy. I feel very chilled when I leave the retreat and feel that it gives me the physical and psychological boost I need."
C. Peters UK
"Consideration is not an option.
If you wish to take charge of your life and to achieve optimum health, look no further.
Not only extremely educational but motivational and inspirational as well."
R. Kindersley and J Clarke UK
Individual and totally private ensuite accommodation
All food including daily breakfast green juices and wheatgrass shots, delicious, alkalising, plant-based lunch and 2 course evening meal
2 days juice fasting or fruit fasting per 7 night stay. Intermittent fasting practised throughout the stay
Nutrition and lifestyle consultation with a clinical nutritionist
2 x 60 minute Body Therapy or Detox Therapy treatments at St. Mellion Spa on stays of 7 nights (1 x treatment on 4-6 night stays)
Free use of St. Mellion International Health Resort & Spa. St Mellion has a 'state of the art' gym, 3 swimming pools, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. Courtesy transport included
Raw Food Preparation, Health and Nutrition Workshops in the dedicated Raw and Living Foods kitchen
Daily guided walks/Nordic hikes either right from the retreat in the beautiful Cornish countryside, on the Moors or on the stunning Cornish Coastal Path. Suitable for all levels of fitness. Courtesy transport included
"Visiting The Raw Retreat has been a life-changing experience. I am so happy I came and feel armed with all the knowledge I need to make a start on a healthier lifestyle.
The meals were nothing short of incredible. I never imagined experiencing such amazing flavours using only raw, organic ingredients.
I am so grateful for all the information that you provided. There is no ‘one size fits all’ mentality at The Raw Retreat and that makes it even more special.
I am determined to live a long and healthy life and The Raw Retreat has given me a fighting chance."
S. Royce UK
“I thought I was healthy before, but it was a real eye-opener. It built the foundations for my new raw vegan diet and cleaner lifestyle.
I am thankful for the start in this lifestyle you gave me.
I am where I am today thanks you for pointing me in the right direction.”
C. McNelis UK
Results vary from person to person