“In finding the cause, you find the cure.”  

You can count on us to invest ourselves fully in your experience at Fresh Start. When you join us for one of our health programs, whether it's for 2, 5, 7, 9, 12 or 14 days, we will do everything possible to help you relax, prevent ill health, rejuvenate and, in some cases reverse, conditions that are in the way of your enjoyment of life to the fullest.

Whether it is part of your detox program, a massage, a lecture, or a meal, we contribute our positive energy and expertise to you every step of the way. And you will know it. You will feel it. Like many others, after finishing one of our programs, you will likely feel that you have not simply completed a wellness program, but also received a life changing experience.

The core of our programs

The core of all Fresh Start programs is a thorough whole-body cleansing, or detox.

While opinions differ about the importance of a body cleansing for improving health, we assert that the quality body detox helps rid the body of feeling of heaviness and fatigue, improves sleep quality, energy levels, skin health, and optimizes the work of all body systems and organs.

Detox/cleansing also improves body metabolism, which is an especially important factor in weight loss. Many difficult-to-get-rid-of bellies are attributed to impacted fecal matter in the intestines, not just fat (even though fat might be present as well). If you know a person who is slim but has a “tummy concern", it may be caused by a colon that is swelled with waste. Thorough cleansing will take care of this issue much faster than one may think.

Along with all of these advantages, detox / cleansing helps clear and “reset” your taste buds, which supports the behavior changes needed for smoking cessation and/or the adoption of healthy eating patterns.

Specially designed drinks make this program one of the most advanced and effective detox programs for cleansing of the:

  • digestive tract
  • liver
  • gall bladder
  • blood
  • kidneys and lymphatic system
  • as well as heavy metals, Candida, and parasites.

Fresh juices, raw food and exercise - along with colon hydrotherapy, ear candling, and other health-spa treatments - enhance the effect of this powerful cleanse.


Educational approach

As a program participant, you will learn how to create a new foundation for better health and lifestyle.  

Fresh Start takes a practical and realistic approach to educating our program participants.  We inspire people to strive for better health and higher lifestyle standards by sharing examples and showing how to implement healthy practices in real life.

Our daily educational lectures and videos are non-traditional and personal, while at the same time are scientifically grounded.

While we offer a wide range of educational opportunities, we believe that the route to health can be different for different people. We meet every participant where they are at, then show how they can grow to the next level. If you seek additional information in order to create a better and healthier lifestyle, we invite you to ask us. We’ll share our knowledge, and if we do not know, we’ll do our best to find answers for you.


Emphasis on healthy nutrition

Our delicious meals consist of “live foods,” which comprise fresh greens, vegetables, fruits, sprouts, seeds and nuts. These foods are designed for supporting and restoring life and, because of their high enzyme content, are very helpful to people with diabetes and those who have tumors and cancer. They are also beneficial for rapid and steady weight loss, correction of underweight, and the maintenance of a healthy body weight.

We will show you how to get the highest quality produce, and offer several video and live presentations about how to set up a healthy kitchen and prepare healthy meals.


Taking care of the body

Fitness is an essential component of perfect health and is extremely helpful for improving chemical imbalance and fighting depression.

Our gentle exercise program, which includes walks and excursions, yoga, Medical Qigong and dance classes, are designed to get you moving and feel the benefits of exercise in your every day schedule.

Fresh Start also offers a variety of spa services that are assisting in health restoration, beautify skin and are anti-aging.


If the heart needs to heal, too

At Fresh Start, we work with you to find the cause of your ill health, and we understand that the cause may not be physical. In many instances, physical ailments are rooted in a past or present emotional issue. For example, experts have estimated that about 47% all cancer cases stem from hatred and anger.

Imagine how much healthier many people would be if they simply changed their thoughts and behavior patterns!

At Fresh Start we have several amazing professionals who may help you address underlying emotional causes and life situations that may be affecting your health: a Life Coach with advanced counseling skills, an Addiction Specialist and Kinesiologist, several practitioners specializing in Qigong and a variety of energy balancing techniques, as well as an Emotional Acupuncture Practitioner.

Disclaimer: Please note that the services listed above are subject to therapists, availability and are subject to change without notice. Also please note that in spite of the fact that many of our guests received great benefits on all levels, including emotional health, we do not specialize in advanced depression recovery.


Included in Every Program

NOTE: This is not a comprehensive list of what's included, only a brief overview.

See Compare Our Programs for detailed description.

  • Pre-cleanse preparation guidelines
  • Accommodations
  • Green body care products (shampoo, lotion and soap)
  • Guest binder and water bottle
  • Colon, parasite, Candida, liver/gall bladder and blood cleansing custom made drinks, teas and formulas.
  • Thyroid/adrenal support
  • Variety of soothing herbal teas and plenty of fresh lemon juice
  • Daily fresh organic fruit and vegetable juices
  • Raw organic meals on eating days
  • Organic fruit and / or green smoothies on semi-fasting days
  • Daily wheatgrass juice
  • Highest quality probiotic supplements and digestive enzymes
  • Daily steam bath with aromatherapy
  • Daily health lectures and videos
  • Healthy drinks and meals preparation workshops
  • Daily Group Time, facilitated by a program director
  • Yoga classes and guided meditations
  • Additional activities:
    • African Groves or Zumba dance classes
    • Medical Qi Gong classes
    • Excursions and guided nature walks
    • Facial Class
    • Art Class
    • Art of Massage
    • All classes are held on specific days only, as per program schedule upon arrival.
    • Disclaimer: please note that the classes are subject to instructor availability and may change without notice.
  • Take-out Lunch including probiotics and digestive enzymes.
  • In-depth health evaluation by Program Director
  • Personalized "Tips for the Journey" to bring home with you
  • Help and guidance throughout the detoxification process

Not included:

  • Airfare fees or pick-up
  • Health and travel Insurance
  • Optional complementary health spa therapies
  • Some additional supplements, such as protein, magnesium, homeopathic remedies etc. (for guests with health conditions requiring additional assistance)
  • Significant customization of the program (in some cases of advanced intestinal tract conditions and other health conditions requiring additional assistance or nutritional supplementation)

Spa Services Prices

Spa services are not included in program cost, except a daily Steam Bath. Click here to see the rates.


Disclaimer: The information presented above and the services provided by the Fresh Start Health Retreat Centers are not used to prescribe, diagnose or treat a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for medical care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your primary health care provider.