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I originally went to Fresh Start Health Retreat Centers for a retreat; just to get away and maybe lose a few pounds. However, I left with so much more… I have diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression and I couldn't sleep. I was taking 8 different prescription drugs and 3 over-the-counter drugs just to get through the day…. It is now 2 months later and I am still off my medications.

  • 14 Day Advanced Whole Body Cleanse
  • Age 51, Female, Height 5'3"
  • Weight 230, Weight lost 14 lbs

Previous to attending Fresh Start Health Retreat Centers, my life, like many others, was very stressful.  I had just opened a new retail/spa business; my husband and I decided to part ways, and my father passed away-all in a span of 6 months.

I have been overweight for approx 20 years now and with this extra stress I was putting on more weight.  Along with the weight there came more health problems.  I have diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression and I couldn't sleep.  I was taking 8 different prescription drugs and 3 over-the-counter drugs just to get through the day.

I originally went to Fresh Start Health Retreat Centersfor a retreat; just to get away and maybe lose a few pounds. However, I left with so much more.

The Program Director we had, Lydia, was God sent.   Her quiet demeanor, her kindness, her dedication, and knowledge helped the whole experience make a difference.

Out of nowhere, the first night at the Centre, I decided I would only take a select few of my prescription drugs.  It never occurred to me, and it was not a reason that I came to the Centre, that I was going to come off my medications, however, the next day I decided I was not going to be a victim of the pharmaceutical companies any longer.  I did not take any more of my meds for the next 13 days!  (I would not recommend this to everyone, but it was the right thing for me)  I had some really bad days but I was in the right place for the withdrawals I went through.

It is now 2 months later and I am still off my medications.  I just went to my physician a week ago and confessed what I did.  After her initial state of shock she has ordered a bunch of tests for me to take to ensure everything is okay.  I will take these tests -sometime - but right now I feel so good and I don't want to be drawn into the feeling guilty by what the Doctor thinks I should be doing. 

I can actually feel and think clearly.  I do my blood glucose monitoring everyday and take my blood pressure.  To-date the readings are usually lower than when I was taking medications!!!

I credit the Centre for giving me this kick start.  I haven't lost any more weight, but I have kept off the 14 pounds I initially lost.  I ate raw foods only for the first month and continue to do so as much as possible.  I continue with my green smoothie every morning and I have only eaten meat once since.  I ate organic turkey on Thanksgiving Day.

Ellen Ketchum, Lethbridge, AB, Canada

 
Anton

I knew I needed a retreat environment to be successful, due to my lack of discipline and distractions at home. What I got was far more than I had ever expected.

14 Day Program
Age 51, Male, Height 5'11"
Weight 220 lbs, Weight lost 15 lbs

It's interesting how the universe delivers what you need when you clearly ask for what you want.  I have been aware that a cleanse and health regime was really important for me now for about 6 months to a year. Physically, I was deteriorating at pace that I knew could not last much longer without something catastrophic happening soon.  My symptoms which I was finally hearing were, long term high blood pressure, poor bowel movements, low energy, a very unclear mental state and excess weight.

I had done enough research to understand and believe that health could not truly take place until your primary digestive system was working properly.  All health and healing must first begin by being able to absorb the proper nutrients and allowing effective elimination of waste and toxins. This cannot be done in a GI tract caked with years of fat and processed foods that prevent absorption and more importantly, contribute to the toxins by simply not being moved thru the bowels.

I knew I needed a retreat environment to be successful, due to my lack of discipline and distractions at home.  What I got was far more than I had ever expected.

The retreat was not simply a physical cleanse. It also integrated education, psychological and spiritual elements to ensure the change had a real chance at being successful.  For the first time I heard how whole foods were vital to our long term well being. I finally understood how our body wears out long before we are ready to go and why aging can be so debilitating and painful.  It DOESN'T have to be that way!

My body was especially stubborn in coming around but finally let go to of the years of plaque and poor food build-up that had caught up with me. The cleanse eventually worked its magic on me. It is a carefully planned and executed program based on a lot of diligent research and work of many pioneers in the whole food and cleansing community.  I lost a total of 15 lbs in 14 days, my energy improved to the point I could walk for long periods and actually enjoy it!  My blood pressure almost immediately normalized.   There is so much to be benefited from such a regime.

The cleanse was not hard or painful.  Our group bonded well and we had lots of time to visit, sleep, heal and learn.  I highly recommend the cleanse. Everything is geared towards allowing you to simply focus on the cleanse and your health.

If you are ready to live the rest of your life in greater health and vitality, then please gift yourself the blessing of health and understanding. Start with the most important system in the body. 

Anton Quon, Calgary, AB, Canada

 

It was very difficult to change my lifestyle and improve my wellbeing but I realized I had to leave my usual environment and go to a place I have never been before… to make a long story short, I began losing weight immediately and my blood pressure kept dropping from average of 145/85 to 95/82 by the time I left Fresh Start Health Retreat Centers feeling fresh and invigorated.

  • 14 Day Advanced Whole Body Cleanse
  • Age 45, Male, Height 175cm
  • Weight 110KG, Weight lost 10 kg

I am almost obese and my blood pressure has always been slightly above average. It was very difficult to change my lifestyle and improve my wellbeing but I realized I had to leave my usual environment and go to a place I have never been before. After extensive research, I came across the Fresh Start Health Retreat Centers.The staff was very efficient in answering all my questions and giving me solid guidance to begin improving my wellbeing; the advice given to me initially was very sincere and without any obligation from my side. I compared several destinations but all the time Fresh Start Health Retreat Centers was the best choice for me, so I travelled all the way to Fresh Start Health Retreat Centers, Canada from my home in UAE  with a single aim in my mind: to turn a new chapter in my life for better(both Spiritually & Physically).

Once at the center, the Fresh Start Health Retreat Centers personnel was very professional and sensitive to my cultural and religious beliefs though this was the first time they had a Middle Eastern guest. In no time I realized we all shared the same aspiration and needs, i.e. to lead a healthy and productive lifestyle. After a short introduction I was settled in my room, and ready to commence my Detox program.

To make a long story short, I began losing weight immediately and my blood pressure kept dropping from average of 145/85 to 95/82 by the time I left Fresh Start Health Retreat Centers feeling fresh and invigorated.

Once I got back home; my friends and family could clearly notice the physical and spiritual changes in me; but I again realized my objective was to change my lifestyle permanently and continue the momentum that I gained at Fresh Start Health Retreat Centers. So I commenced gym training 4 days a week along with a personal trainer, as for Nutrition, I make every effort to eat as much of fresh and raw vegetables and fruits as possible. I now have energy to play with my children and exercise even after long office hours.

Faisal Omar Aljabri, Dubai, United Arab Emirates