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International Holistic Health and Wellness Retreats, Resorts, Spas, Clinics and Wellness Tours

A listing of USA and international wellness retreat centers and wellness tours featuring natural health and nutrition, detoxification program, raw living foods, fasting, acupuncture, homeopathy, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and more. For people seeking natural approach to life-threatening illnesses to chronic fatigue, depression, weight gain and trauma.

"A person's health status results from a complex interaction of physical, mental, emotional, genetic, spiritual, environmental, social, and other factors. The harmonious functioning of all these aspects is essential to health. Within the body, the different systems are intimately connected, dynamically balanced. Dis-ease or imbalance in one part directly affects all other parts of the whole. There is never a single cause for disease. All the pieces must be integrated in order to create a whole picture of an individual and his or her illness. Therapy can be directed at underlying as well as immediate causative factors, thus treating the whole person." Dr. Peter A. Martin, N.D

  • The Wellness Tour Program to China
  • Sura Detox Retreat Program (in the UK) Sura Detox Retreats are for first time faster's as well as those who have prior experience. Before your retreat you will receive from us information on how you can prepare for your fast. By lightening your diet ahead of time and clarifying what you want to achieve you can maximize the effect of your detox and the time spent with us, and make the transition into the fasting state an easy one.
  • Karuna Detox Retreat Program (in the UK)A measured Juice-fasting program balancing detox, education, and personal empowerment, regarding your health, your path, and your next practical steps upon it.
    • Daily home colonic massage and hydrotherapy.
    • Daily Yoga and therapeutic movement
    • Meditation, affirmation and relaxation
    • Raw food nutrition, Permaculture, holistic talks
    • Indian Head Massage, Reiki Healing Treatment, Chakra Reading
  • ROYL Retreat - Natural Hygiene Health Care (in Texas) Nestled on a crystal clear river in the Texas Hill Country away from the noise, smog and maddening crowds, ROYL® provides a peaceful, restful, relaxing and rejuvenating health center. Drenched in sunshine and warmed by gentle southern breezes, one can simply lie back and enjoy the serenity of Southwest nature in full bloom. This is a marvelous place, situated on a 1000 acre ranch with horses and wild-life, where you can fast, rest or just come for a great vacation.
  • *Supervised Fasting
  • * Juice Diets
  • * Monotropic Diet Plans
  • * Raw-Food meals (served in proper combinations)
  • * Lectures and Round-Table Discussions
  • * Supervised Weight Reduction
  • * and more

Scott's is probably one of the only specialized fasting locations in the world where you can receive weekly precise scientific monitoring of your disease processes until healing or remission measurably occurs. This is done in Dr. Scott's very advanced Federally Licensed Diagnostic Laboratory of which he is the director. Federal licensing today requires extremely strict compliance with constant supervision by outside agencies. These agencies determine the continuing level of precision required of licensees. Qualified licensing and compliance has been no problem for Dr. Scott with his demand for excellence.

The Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center (Arizona)
This beautiful mesa in the Patagonia mountains occupies 166 acres south of Tucson, Arizona. Bountiful EM-based (effective microorganisms) organic gardens contribute to the gourmet, organic, Kosher, vegetarian, live-food cuisine created and prepared by our innovative chefs. This vibrant setting supports your discovery as you move through yoga, sunrise and sunset meditations, breathing exercises, hiking, new moon sweat lodge, chanting and celebration or just taking time to be.The center also offers several self-healing courses and retreats which empower participants to take responsibility for their healing and awakened living.

Macrobiotic retreat weekend in North Fork, beautiful Sierra National Forest. Close to Yosemite National park (61 Miles and 7miles to Bass Lake.) 58191 Road 225, North Fork, CA 93643

Shambhalla (Oregon)
Shambhalla is dedicated to promoting holistic and harmonious lifestyles and the development of the higher human potential. Mystical Spiritual Retreats, Yoga Retreats surrounded by one of the last areas of old growth forest. Whether you come alone for a little time out, or with family or with a yoga retreats workshop, you will find the peace, inspiration, and laughter in the heart of the magical, mystical wilderness of . . Shambhalla

Pangaia on the Island of Hawaii ( Primal Living Retreats (Raw Food Retreat in Hawaii)
Pangaia was founded by Manis Martin in 1991 who had a simple dream : to grow and eat his own food while living as close to Nature as possible. Years later, after learning from Hawaiian culture and teachers of the aina (land), that vision has expanded into building community with like-minded people. Programs differ according to the needs and skills of the visitors. Some people wish to come for a simple retreat focusing on
the primal diet while others have come to practice silence and fasting in a supportive natural setting. Others want to experience living on a tropical permaculture farm and learn about raw foods in the meantime. Depending on your needs, they probably have a program to fit you.

This is designed for visitors who want to be in a tropical setting while relaxing on their own personal retreat. We provide all the essentials, including housing, and a full Primal Diet cuisine. There are no work requirements; It’s a time for you to leave all responsibilities, just focusing on your own moment-to-moment process. But if one wishes to, one can participate in any Pangaia activities. And of course, you are welcome to any events such as music gatherings, capoeira classes, yoga, dance and drumming classes. This also includes visits to the local power centers, Greenlake, the lava flow, warm ponds, and steam vents. Retreat program: $60.00 - $150 /per day, depending on accommodations and dietary needs.

Programs differ according to the needs and skills of the visitors. Some people wish to come for a simple retreat focusing on the primal diet while others have come to practice silence and fasting in a supportive natural setting. Others want to experience living on a tropical permaculture farm and learn about raw foods in the meantime. Depending on your needs, we probably have a program to fit you. And if we don’t have a program for you, make a proposal and we will consider it.

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Essential Natural Hygiene Course

Metaphysical and Health Resort on the Garden Island of Kauai
Their vacation program on beautiful Kauai is the ideal way for you to take a new kind of fitness vacation. Are you ready for lots of personal attention, stress reduction, rejuvenation, personal transformation, yoga and exercise? The package program includes accommodations, meals and all transportation on Kauai. You can choose yoga or our health vacation program or our metaphysical vacation program. Most guests combine all three programs according to their interest and fitness level. The yoga program includes personal and group classes inside or overlooking the ocean, instruction and a copy of the relevant chapter of Your Yoga Sun Sign Connection for your particular Sun Sign. The wellness program includes: walks, hikes, yoga, exercise machines, snorkeling, scenic excursions, holistic therapies, chiropractic, massage, weight loss. The metaphysical program includes: sacred sites, meditation, personal transformation, stress reduction, rejuvenation, astro-numerology, lots of tender loving care. Roberleigh H Claigh, Dr. Grady A. Deal, PhD, DC, Directors
GeneFitNutrition on Maui, Hawaii.
With GeneFit Nutrition, your senses of smell and taste will guide you to eat the right food, at the right time, in the right quantity, offering optimal digestive efficiency. All overloads and deficiencies are automatically and effortlessly balanced out by instinctual adjustment. Natural, unprocessed foods —the type of food our species has concurrently evolved with for millions of years offer a much better chemical and genetical compatibility with the body's digestive enzymes than the foods we only recently, have learned to process. Thanks to that compatibility the metabolism is perfectly able to fully brake down food molecules into basic building blocks, which then can easily be absorbed by organs, cellular tissues and even brain cells for the purpose of nourishment or regeneration. So at all time between the consumption and the absorption of building blocks by cells, the body, the digestive system and the brain only come in contact with the food molecules and nutrients they have been genetically designed for. In addition, the total absence of molecules denatured by heat or other forms of processing in the food palette and the powerful cleansing processes triggered by GeneFit Nutrition are the best aid and prevention against minor and serious health issues.
Please call (866) EAT-WISE
Hippocrates Health Institute
he Hippocrates philosophy is dedicated to the belief that a pure enzyme-rich diet, complemented by positive thinking and non-invasive therapies, are essential elements on the path to optimum health. Watch the video!

A wonderful place for healing, detoxification, rejuvenation, transformation and learning in a relaxed atmosphere under exotic vegetation away from the every day hassle. 1443 Palmdale Court West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Hippocrates Health Center of Australia
email: info@doctorsaredangerous.com
Ph: +61 7 5530 2939 - Fax: +61 7 5569 0884
Empowerment Press Hippocrates Health Centre 6 Julie Way Mudgeeraba Qld 4213 Australia

Clohesy River Health Farm Australia
The 100 Hectare (300 acre) farm was established in 1971 by Dr John Fielder. It lies in a peaceful valley with a natural bush setting on the banks of the Clohesy River. The farm, which is the campus for the Academy of Natural Living, is located 45km (35 miles) from Cairns, approximately a one-hour drive, and 16km (12 miles) from the nearest township of Kuranda, Australia. The farm is a healing sanctuary, and is the perfect place to come for rest, relaxation, recuperation, and/or rejuvenation. If you are truly interested in improving your health and are seeking to avoid or regress degenerative disease problems, you will find that Nature Cure as practised here is truly an "alternative to all medicines"

Flor de Ouro Healing and Retreat Center And School For the Advanced Healing Arts
(in Brazil)
In Pipa and Alto Paraiso Brazil - "Revolutions in healing and miracles of health are possible when we combine what is most new in medicine and psychology with what is most old and pure, gifts from mother earth. Flor de Ouro offers all, even people with terminal or degenerative illness, a chance, a hope for a radical change on all levels of being. Our work offers a true adventure in healing for those who have found conventional approaches seriously lacking."

The opportunity to empower yourself. Recapture your strength through knowledge. Learn how to release stress and illness from your body, and replace them with vibrant health and serenity throughout your entire being. While you fill your lungs with pure, fresh air and make new friends in this nurturing, rustic environment filled with peace and tranquility.

Dr. Fuhrman's Fasting for Health Program - health rejuvenation in a relaxing and properly supervised environment. - Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board certified family physician specializing in nutritional medicine and one of the world's leading experts on fasting as a therapeutic modality. He is the author of Fasting and Eating For Health, A Medical Doctors Program For Conquering Disease, published by St. Martin's press. Dr. Fuhrman offers an in-house facility catering to the needs of individuals who require fasting for their condition or for health rejuvenation. People come from all over the world to his retreat in New Jersey to fast and get well from diseases ranging from high blood pressure and heart disease to asthma and fibromyalgia. Call Nick at 1-800-205-2350 for more information. Dr. Fuhrman also does phone consultations.

Vida Clara (Clear Life)
Vida Clara (Clear Life) is our Fasting Retreat, located at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. The lake is located in a serene sub-tropical environment in the Guatemalan highlands, surrounded by four volcanoes and majestic mountains. This mysteriously deep lake varies in color from emerald green, to turquoise, to sky blue. The excellent combination of latitude and altitude make for supremely comfortable temperatures all year long - 60F-80F (16c-27c). We are located in a very private, quiet area of the lake called Santa Cruz that is only accessible by boat. No cars or trucks here... only cobblestone footpaths meander through the mountains and shoreline. It is a unique area, where a number of Americans and Europeans live full or part time. The lake is well known as a place conducive to healing and creativity. Aldous Huxley called Lake Atitlan "the most beautiful lake in the world."

The Gerson Institute
Is a non-profit organization dedicated to the holistic treatment of degenerative diseases. The Gerson Therapy is an intensive, nutrition-based and detoxifying medical treatment for cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other chronic, degenerative diseases. It works closely with nature to help the sick body to rid itself of disease through the supportive effects of simple foods, juices, and non-toxic medication. Its successes in curing the dread diseases of our times for the past 75 years have no parallel in the conventional medical context. More about the Gerson Therapy

Oasis of Hope Contreras Cancer Care
Many patients that come to OASIS have already been through conventional therapy. Some patients are fortunate enough to hear about OASIS before undergoing aggressive, toxic, treatments.

Contreras Cancer Care is synonymous with alternative medicine and alternative cancer therapies such as Laetrile (amygdalin/B17) and Shark Cartilage. Dr. Contreras, Sr. is recognized as this century’s pioneer in holistic medicine. Since 1963, Dr. Contreras, Sr. and his son, Dr. Francisco Contreras, MD have treated over 100,000 patients with their Body, Mind and Spirit approach.

Oasis of Hope Hospital, the first hospital in the world to adopt the Hallelujah Diet (living/raw food) as its official nutritional program for all patients

A.R.E. Clinic
Where the Edgar Cayce legacy is alive and well. - The A.R.E. Clinic has been treating patients using a
combination of the best in modern medical practice and alternative medicine since 1970 with a holistic approach. Natural remedies, such as those suggested by Edgar Cayce, form the foundation of therapies designed to bring about a healing of the entire person, body, mind and spirit.

Creative Health Institute
The Creative Health Institute is a natural health institute that provides a program of body purification and rebuilding through the utilization of the Living Foods Lifestyle Program originated by Dr. Ann Wigmore. Call 1-888-RAW-FOOD for more info.

Rejuvenation Raw Vegan Retreats

Naples Institute for Optimum Health and Healing
Healthy Lifestyle Program on a 4-acre landscaped paradise in Florida. The institute provides an environment where people can be educated in ways to care for their own health. Guests are pampered with a specialized program of internal body cleansing, living foods, supervised exercise, holistic health education, and meditation.

ANNAPURNA Retreat and Spa
Nestled in the hill above the beautiful Victorian seaport of Port Townsend, WA. The Annapurna is a holistic healing Bed and Breakfast retreat. 538 Adams Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368.

Raw Food and Health Retreat
In British Columbia, Canada - Spend a weekend, a week or a month at Ekaya's raw food retreat center learning how to transition with your family to a raw food diet. They will prepare delicious raw food recipes for you. They will teach you how and where to shop for living food, how to design and prepare gourmet "all-live" meals, and how to use your new vitality to work out and develop a strong and youthful body that nobody will believe is fed on raw fruits and vegetables alone! Learn why and how to eat the only diet that will truly reverse your aging process.

"I used to be moody, fighting depression, anger, and stress. Now I'm just constantly euphoric. I've been on the diet for 2 months, I only need 6 hours of sleep, I used to need 9. The world seems brighter, colors stronger, and I'm enjoying being in my body so much!" Carolyn Dunne, Miami, FL.

Living and Raw Foods Spa Retreat River Inn Snoqualmie Valley
Wonderful Pacific Northwest country retreat facility. Hands on living foods education, wheatgrass juice, rejuvelac, fasting. Rejuvenate and revitalize yourself with natures own alchemy. Choose beautiful accommodations, suites with jacuzzi tub, steamroom,or sauna and views of the river. We are located on the wild Tolt River on a ten acre natural sanctuary where eagles, osprey, goldfinch, wild ducks, geese and so many others make their home. This peaceful retreat setting is a place for meditation, quiet contemplation, and connecting with other like-minded souls.

Dr. Cinque's Health Retreat
Outside Austin, Texas - It is a place where people come to lose weight, overcome bad habits, and generally improve their health. It involves eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and other natural foods, exercise, and letting go of stress. Some of the guests elect to undergo some form of fasting for part of the time they are here, to initiate weight loss, to detoxify, and to rest their digestive systems, and it is not as difficult as you might think. All in all, everyone who comes here experience a restful and rejuvenating experience in a recuperative environment.

Kwatamani Holistic Institute
Experience a holistic living retreat, tucked away on over 21 pristine woodlands in lush rolling hills, just miles from the beautiful white sand beaches of the Emerald Coast. Instructional series for raw and living food preparation is scheduled on a individual basis. Specific cutting techniques, food selection tips, meal planning, and natural live seasonings are covered during an intensive hands-on session led by the Master Chef. Detailed demonstrations and thorough practice steps result in delicious dishes that represent the best of raw cuisine.

The ROYL Retreat
Nestled on a crystal clear river in the Texas Hill Country away from the noise, smog and maddening crowds, ROYL provides a peaceful, restful, relaxing and rejuvenating health center. Drenched in sunshine and warmed by gentle southern breezes, one can simply lie back and enjoy the serenity of Southwest nature in full bloom. ROYL offers Supervised Fasting, Juicing, and Monotropic Diet Plans - Raw-Food meals served in proper combinations and more

The Garden Diet Raw Food Retreat Spend a weekend, a week or a month at Ekaya's raw food retreat center learning how to transition with your family to a raw food diet. They will prepare delicious raw food recipes for you. They will teach you how and where to shop for living food, how to design and prepare gourmet "all-live" meals, and how to use your new vitality to work out and develop a strong and youthful body that nobody will believe is fed on raw fruits and vegetables alone!

Raw Boot Camp / Retreat for Your Body Temple
A Different kind of Boot Camp offered on the Big Island of Hawaii. Experience this Raw Food Physical, Mental and Spiritual Camp/Retreat which is all inclusive and includes all delicious raw meals, Personal fitness training in studio, Amazing Island adventures, yoga and massage therapies and many other optional tours and therapies. Private Eco Cabin and outdoor bath house with hot shower. Undergo the Metamorphosis, loose (or gain wt.) Be Lean and fit in All being arena's A Private Camp catering to 1-4 at a time.

The Haven of Well Being Happy Oasis Retreat in New Zealand
Raw food retreat on the Great Barrier Island in New Zealand

Chemicals and Toxins Are The Primary Cause of Illness, Disease and Obesity

Substances that are toxic to our bodies come at us from all directions: the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, the cleaning products we use, and the metabolic waste produced inside us. Toxins build-up in the body contribute to premature aging and chronic anddegenerative diseases. Dr. Steve Nugent, the past president of the American Naturopathic Medical Association, reported recently that "in the typical American home there are more toxins inside the home than outside the home! Your cells actually contain over 400 new toxins that didn't even exist 45 years ago and we are losing the battle against toxins!" It's a fact. There are increasing amounts of toxins and chemical agents in the water we drink, the food we eat and the air we breathe - they all contribute to the breakdown in cellular communication and disease. more

The Wellness Tour Program to China
April 2012 - July2013

The Wellness Tour program to China is designed for people who seek to experience traditional natural therapies from one of the world's oldest civilizations. It is the Chinese belief that one can achieve optimal health by carrying out one's daily activities, including diet, sleep, emotional feelings, physical exercises and sexual activity, according to the laws of nature. Chinese natural health care system is a set of principles and practices based on the Taoist view of life and nature. It is especially effective in treating the degenerative diseases that plague millions around the world. Chinese healthcare, naturopathy, body balance and life style spirit, culture adventure, and exploration of nature in China.

The time and schedule:

Start in Beijing and/or Shanghai from April, 2012 every month: there is five time schedule:

1. 15 days: stay at hotel and trip up to three cities or areas.

2. 30 days stay most time at hotel, some villa and apartment, trip up to 5 cities or areas including at least one program.

3. 60 days stay most time at villa and apartment, some hotel, trip up to 7 cities or areas Including at least two programs.

4. 120 days stay most time at villa and apartment, some hotel, trip up to 11 cities and areas including at least four programs.

5. 180 days stay most time at villa and apartment, some hotel, trip up to 15 cities and areas including at least six programs

Who may attend:

Persons suffer diabetes, cancer, metabolic and digestive disorder, hormone and chronic disease, older and women illness, heart trouble, overweight, and those people who need body energy and balance, mind and spiritual comfort, detoxification and herbal treatment, naturopathic and homeopathical therapy, Culture, ethnical and historic adventure, Social network and event.

The persons and cost:

Each group starts 14 people and up to 44, each cost:

$170/day for 15 days tour. $160/day for 30 days tour. $150/day for 60 days tour. $130/day for 120 days tour. $110/day for 180 days tour. The couple will get 5% discount. Family over 4 will get 6% discount for each member. The cost include accommodation, food, local transportation, guide and selected services, not including air fare, city-city transportation, personal expense and extra services. Fee for Visa and related trip services may apply.
The event and program package (The detail will be provided through registration):

1. Chinese traditional medicine and herbal treatment
2. Clinic test and hospital examination
3. Naturopathy and holistic therapy
4. Food, nutrition and supplement program
5. Fitness, wellness and Taiji practice
6. Biomedical and gene treatment
7. Water treatment and acupressure
8. Homeopathy, electro medical and energy balance
9. Culture, ethnical and historic tour
10. Nature sightseeing, river cruise and wild adventure
11. City tour and official hosting
12. Family and farm program
13. Special visiting (school, museum, theater, etc.)
14. Study program: Chinese arts, performance, dance, instrument, etc.
15. Club and business event

The Service provider (The information will be included in the package ):

1. Chinese and American medical and naturopathy professionals
2. Chinese hospital, clinic and wellness center
3. Chinese and American professional association and organization
4. Healthcare management group and provider
5. Chinese and American medical college and research institution

The Contact and question:

Partner and joint venture is welcome
Open for program provider and service organization
The program package will be provided through online under membership

For more information please contact
Mr. Lijian Lin
Totalcare, Atlanta
Health Alliance China, Beijing
678-549-1826 USA 13218886151 China
E-mail: 40042@126.com;
MSN: sucg2004@hotmail.com Skype: sucg40042 QQ: 1938707525

Water The Great Healer and Detoxifier! Water therapy has been used for centuries to heal the sick. Hydro- and hydrothermal therapy are traditional methods of treatment that have been used for the treatment of disease and injury by many cultures, including those of ancient Rome, China, and Japan. Water therapy has been around for centuries. The ancient Greeks took therapeutic baths. Water is an important ingredient in the traditional Chinese and Native American healing systems. more

F. Batmanghelidj, M.D. - "Every function inside the body is regulated by and depends on water. Water must be available to carry vital elements, oxygen, hormones, and chemical messengers to all parts of the body. Without sufficient water to wet all parts equally, some more remote parts of the body will not receive the vital elements that water supplies. Water is also needed to carry toxic waste away from the cells. In fact, there are at least 50 reasons why the body needs sufficient water on a regular, everyday basis. Without sufficient water to constantly wet all parts, your body's drought-management system kicks into action. The histamine-directed chemical messenger systems are activated to arrange a new, lower quota of water for the drought-stricken areas. When histamine and its subordinate "drought managers" come across pain-sensing nerves, they cause pain. This is what I discovered in my research that I mentioned earlier."

Benefits of Alkaline, Ionized Water , by Dr. Hidemitsu Hayashi, M.D.
Water has the ability to attract and accumulate bio-energy. It also stores an energy memory of harmful or helpful vibrations to which it was exposed in the past. Chlorinated tap water is polluted with non-biological chemicals and negative energy imprints. It is also devoid of bio-energy and so may be regarded as being badly polluted as well as 'dead'. Alkaline living water is regarded by a growing number of health care professionals as the best water to drink and is listed as a medical device in Japan for the treatment of degenerative diseases.

Joseph M. Price, MD - "Chlorine is the greatest crippler and killer of modern times. It is an insidious poison."

Albert Schatz, Ph.D - "Fluoridation is the greatest fraud that has ever been perpetrated and it has been perpetrated on more people than any other fraud has." Professor Albert Schatz, Ph.D. (Microbiology), Discoverer of streptomycin and Nobel Prize Winner

Matthew Silver, MD - "An associate in her early fifties who had suffered for many years from the toxic effects of chlorine poisoning from inhaling vapors from an over-chlorinated swimming pool. This had resulted in many severe health challenges including extreme chronic fatigue and breathing difficulty that kept her housebound and dependent on oxyn. Even minimal exertion led to extreme shortness of breath. After just three days of drinking glyconutrients, she reported that all of her symptoms improved dramatically and that she was able to leave her house without oxygen and work in her garden, which she had not been able to do in years." The sugars found on all Glyconutrients (saccharides) also address the workings of the brain and nervous system – from memory and sleep to anxiety and depression.

Safe, toxin-free, Ionized, Energized, Drinking Water helps to naturally flush toxins and acidic waste from the body and is a powerful antioxidant. Ionized Water makes more oxygen available to our cells than distilled, reverse osmosis, filtered only, bottled or tap water and is the best possible drinking water. "Disease and early death is more likely to be seen with the long term drinking of purified water. Avoid it except in special circumstances." Zoltan P. Rona M.D

You cannot poison your animal into health with drugs, chemo or radiation. The holistic approach treats the whole animal, ignites the body's internal healing force and stimulates the body's natural abilities to heal itself " Health can only be achieved with healthful living " T.C.Fry

Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Veterinary Medicine

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Living Light Culinary Arts Institute - RawFusion Retreat

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Discover the World's Largest Medicineless Hospital in the world
Discover the World's Largest Medicineless Hospital in the world noted for treating cancer, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, severe depression, paralysis, systemic lupus, and many other chronic illnesses.

Self-help alternative cancer therapy programs for people and animals

Symptoms to Expect When You Improve Your Diet
by Dr. Stanley S. Bass
3119 Coney Island Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 648-1500

If I were asked which is the area of greatest misunderstanding and confusion in the field of nutrition, I would immediately be forced to reply that it is the failure to properly understand and interpret the symptoms and changes which follow the beginning of a better nutritional program.

What is meant by a better nutritional program?
It is the introduction of foods of higher quality in place of lower quality ones. For example, if a person replaces a protein rich food such as pork with beef, the beef may be considered the superior of the two due to its easier digestibility, lower and less saturated fat content, etc.; chicken is superior to beef and fish is superior to chicken because of its more rapid digestibility and lower saturated fat content. Lima beans, lentils, or chick peas, which are eaten at the same meal with vegetables are superior in all the nutrients needed to rebuild health.

As we go higher on the scale of quality, we begin to include protein rich food which may be eaten in the unfired state, such as cheese which is made from raw milk and unsalted. Then we ascend to the nuts and seeds which are eaten in the natural state (raw and unsalted).

To summarize: the closer the food comes to the natural state in which it occurs, or the closer to its raw, unfired form, the higher its quality. In this condition, all the enzymes are found intact. The amino acids are in their finest form. The minerals, vitamins, trace elements, carbohydrates, and "life force" are present. The life force, in turn, is capable of reproducing healthy tissue.

This same classification of quality which we analyzed in relation to protein rich foods applies to the carbohydrates (the starch and sugar-rich foods), the fats, and the mineral-rich foods.

The quality of a nutritional program is also improved by omitting toxic substances such as coffee, tea, chocolate, tobacco, salt, pepper, etc. from your diet.

What is the relation of quality of foods to recovery from illness? It is this in a nutshell: The higher the quality of food we eat, the quicker we recover from disease, provided we are able to digest and assimilate properly.

To this must be added the knowledge of (a) proper food combining; (b) proper order of eating the different kinds of food at a meal, e.g., the most easily digested food should be eaten first, the more complex one second, and the most concentrated item last; (c) the correct quantity of food to be consumed (of each type) in the meal; and (d) the correct time for eating (when hungry and not by the clock).

Now, what happens when a person follows these rules and makes a decided improvement in the quality of food consumed? Remarkable things begin to happen to the body as well as the mind. The amazing intelligence present in every cell of the body and the wisdom of the body in its operation immediately becomes manifest. The rule may be stated thusly: When the quality of the food coming into the body is of higher quality than the tissues which the body is made of, the body begins to discard the lower grade materials and tissues to make room for the superior materials which it uses to make new and healthier tissue.

This is the plan of Nature -- the body is very selective and always tries to produce health and always will, unless our interference is too great. Only then do we fail to recover and degenerate further into disease. The self-curing nature of many conditions such as colds, fevers, cuts, swellings, injuries, etc., furnishes endless examples of how the body tends towards health--always--unless we do something to

What are the symptoms or signs which become evident when we first begin to omit the lower grade foods and instead introduce superior foods--those which are most alive, more natural than we are accustomed to? When the use of toxic stimulants such as coffee, tea, chocolate, or cocoa is suddenly stopped, headaches are common and a letdown occurs. This is due to the discard by the body of the toxins called caffeine and theobromine which are removed from the tissues and transported through the bloodstream during its many bodily rounds.

Before the noxious agents reach their final destination for elimination, these irritants register in our consciousness as pain--in other words, headache. The letdown is due to the slower action of the heart--the resting phase which follows the stimulation of more rapid heart beat forced upon the body by certain poisons called stimulants. The more rapid heart beat (or pulse) produces a feeling of exhilaration, and the slower action produces a depressed state of mind. Usually, within three days, the symptoms vanish and we feel stronger due to the recuperation which follows.

To a lesser extent, the same process occurs when we abandon lower quality foods and replace them with better foods. Lower quality foods have undergone more preparation. Spices, salt, and other ingredients have been added, as they tend to be more stimulating than less prepared and more natural foods. Animal foods such as meat, fowl, fish, etc. are more stimulating than cheese, nuts, and vegetable proteins.

Consequently, the withdrawal of stimulation which follows the abandonment of animal food produces a slower heart action--a resting phase--which registers in the mind as relaxation or a decrease of energy. This initial letdown lasts about ten days or slightly longer and is followed by an increase of strength, a feeling of diminishing stress and greater well-being.

Now let us return to the symptoms which occur in the process of regeneration. The person who starts a better diet, stays on it for three days to a week, and then quits will say, "Oh, I felt better on the old diet--the new one makes me feel weak." He failed because he didn't give his body a chance to adjust and complete its first phase of action--recuperation. If he had waited a while longer, he would have begun to feel better than before he started.

During the initial stage (lasting about ten days on the average to several weeks in others), the vital energies which are usually in the periphery or external part of the body such as the muscles and skin, begin to move to the vital internal organs and start reconstruction. This shunting of much of the power to the internal region produces a feeling of less energy in the muscles, which the mind interprets as some weakness.

Actually, the power is increased, but most of it is being used for rebuilding the more important organs and less of it is available for muscular work. Any weakness which is felt here is not true weakness, but merely a redeploying of forces to the more important internal parts. Here it is important for the person to stop wasting energy, and to rest and sleep more. This is a crucial phase, and if the person resorts to stimulants of any kind, he will abort and defeat the regenerative intent of the body.

It is important that he have patience and faith and just wait it out, and after a while he will get increasing strength which will exceed by far what he felt before he began the new program.

Success in recovery or improvement of health hinges upon the correct understanding of this point -- realizing that the body is using its main energies in more important internal work and not wasting it in external work involving muscle movements. Be wise, take it easy here, and relax. Just coast in your work and social obligations until you're out of the woods.

As one continues on the improved diet and gradually raises the food quality, interesting symptoms being to appear. The body begins a process called retracing. It says to itself, "Now we have a chance to get rid of this old garbage and build a beautiful new house. Let's get started immediately. Let's get this excess bile out of the liver and gall bladder and send it to the intestines for elimination. Let's get the sludge moving out of the arteries, veins, and capillaries. These smelly, gassy, brain-stupefying masses have been here too long--out with them! These arthritic deposits in the joints need cleaning up. Let's get these irritating food preservatives, aspirins, sleeping pills, and drugs out of the way, along with these other masses of fat which have made life so burdensome for us for so long. Let's get going till the job is down--till we have a beautiful house--and from there on we'll keep it a beautiful ideal model house."

During the first phase (called catabolism), the accent is on elimination, or breaking down of tissue. The body begins to clean house--in short, to remove the garbage deposited in all the tissues--everywhere. During this period, the body removes the ashes from the furnace preparatory to getting a better fire. Here the accentuation is on removal of the gross and immediate body obstructions. Wastes are discarded more rapidly than new tissue is made from the new food. This becomes evident as weight loss. This persists for a while and is then followed by the second phase--called stabilization.

Here, the weight remains more or less stable. During this phase, the amount of waste material being discarded daily is equal to the amount of tissue which is being formed and replaced by the newer, more vital food. This occurs after the excess of obstructing material in the tissues has been removed.

This state persists for a while and is then followed by a third phase -- a build-up period called anabolism, wherein weight starts to go up, even though the diet is lower in calories than it was before. At this point, much or more of the interfering wastes have already been discarded -- the tissues which have been formed since the diet was raised in quality are more durable and do not break down easily. Also, new tissues are now being formed faster. This is due to the improved assimilation made possible by the ceasing of wrong food combining. The body's need for the usual amounts of food decreases, and we are able to maintain our weight and increased energies with less food.

Many are able to function very efficiently on two meals a day. As the body progressively increases in efficiency and decreases in tissue breakdown under exercise, so do we gradually need less and less food to maintain life. The higher the percentage of raw food one lives on, the slower the rate of tissue deterioration which one evolves into. A sick body requires a gradual, carefully worked-out entry into this stage, where one is able to live on a 100% unfired (raw) diet, if desired.

Returning to the symptoms which occur on a superior nutritional program, people who have had tendencies in the past to recurring skin rashes or eruptions will frequently tend to eliminate poisons and harmful drugs through the skin with new rashes or eruptions. If they go to a doctor now who is not familiar with this aspect of nutrition, he will diagnose it as an allergy.

They ask, "How come? I'm eating better now than I ever did before, and instead I'm getting worse." They don't understand that the body is retracing.

The skin is getting more alive and active. It's throwing out more poisons more rapidly now that the body is building more power which is saved from those hard-to-ingest meals which have been discontinued. These toxins being discarded are saving you from more serious disease which will result if you keep them in your body too much longer--possibly hepatitis, kidney disorders, blood disease, heart disease, arthritis, nerve degenerations or even cancer--depending upon your hereditary or structural weaknesses. Be happy you're paying your bills now in an easy-payment plan.

With some, colds which haven't appeared for a long time may occur, or even fevers. This is nature's way of housecleaning. Understand that these actions are constructive, even though unpleasant at the moment. Don't, but don't, try to stop these symptoms by the use of certain drugs, or even massive doses of vitamins which will act as drugs in huge concentrations. These symptoms are part of a curing process, and don't try to cure a cure.

These are not deficiency conditions or allergic manifestations -- not if you're eating properly in quality, quantity, combination and sequence. Here is where experienced advice is a great value. Unfortunately, there are few good books present today which give full guidance to the average reader. Try to find guidance through a doctor or teacher who has the requisite experience in this most confusing of all subjects--nutrition in relation to health and disease.

You may be eating perfectly in regard to quantity, quality, and observing all the correct rules, and still symptoms will occur. Those who have lived better lives in the past--who have eaten better foods and who have abused their bodies less with over-eating will have reactions ranging from almost none at all or very mild symptoms which may be uncomfortable or acute. Those who have lived worse lives and poisoned themselves more will experience more severe symptoms if their liver, kidneys, or other important eliminating organs have been damaged. When they have been renovated to the point of fair working order, they will no longer produce symptoms.

Headaches may occur at the beginning; fever and/or colds may also appear; the skin may break out; there may be a short interval of bowel sluggishness, occasional diarrhea, feelings of tiredness and weakness, disinclination to exercise, nervousness, irritability, negativity or mental depression, frequent urination, etc. However, the great majority of people find their reactions tolerable and are encouraged to bear with them because of the many improvements which have already occurred and are becoming more evident with each day. This acts as an inspirational force to them.

The symptoms will vary according to the materials being discarded, the conditions of the organs involved in the elimination, and the amount of energy you have available. The more you rest and sleep when symptoms are present, the milder they are and the more quickly they are terminated.

Be happy you are having symptoms. Realize deeply that your body is becoming younger and healthier every day because you are throwing off more and more wastes which would eventually have brought pain, disease, and much suffering. Those who have the worst symptom-reactions and follow through to their successful termination are thus avoiding some of the worst diseases which would eventually have developed had they continued their careless eating habits.

Don't expect to go on an ascending scale of quality, that improving your diet will make you feel better and better each day until you reach perfection. The body is cyclical in nature, and health returns in a series of gradually-diminishing cycles. For example, you start a better diet and for a while you feel much better. After some time, a symptom occurs--you feel nauseous for a day and have diarrhea with a foul-smelling stool. After a day, you feel even better than before and all goes fine for awhile. Then you suddenly develop a cold, feel chills and lose your appetite. After about two or three days (assuming you don't take drugs or do anything else about it), you suddenly recover and feel better than you did for years.

Let us say this well-being continues for two months, when you suddenly develop an itch or rash. You don't take anything special for it. This rash flares up, gets worse and continues for ten days, and suddenly subsides, immediately after this you find that your hepatitis is gone and your energy has increased more than ever before. The rash became an outlet for the poisons in the liver which produced the hepatitis.

This is how recovery occurs--like the cycles in the Dow-Jones Average at the beginning of a bull market recovery. You feel better, a reaction occurs and you don't feel as well for a short while. You recover and go even higher. Then another reaction occurs, milder than the last. You recover and go even higher. And so it goes, each reaction milder than the last as the body becomes pure--each becoming shorter in duration and being followed by a longer period of feeling better than ever before, until you reach a level plateau of vibrant health. Here you become relatively disease-free.

We must learn to obey the laws of Nature. We must learn to eat simple, pure, and natural foods, properly prepared and combined, and our bodies in return will cast off all the poisons we have taken in during our lives. The mysteries of the body, the operations of nature, the vital forces working in nature are far beyond what our minds are prepared to understand at present. Every great physician or scientist who ever lived marveled in awe and humility at the wonders of nature. Yes--we are "fearfully and wonderfully made!"

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