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Get Ready for the Total Health Experience

Jan 31, 2016 10:18PM
Kick-start your health and take it to a whole new level! The Total Health Retreat will take place April 23 to 30 at the beautiful Gran Ventana beach resort, located in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Uniquely designed to help you obtain optimal health, you will learn from leading scientists, medical authorities and chefs how and why to transition to a whole-food, plant-based (WFPB) diet while having a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation.

Keynote speakers include Dr. T. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study and Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. Additional speakers include Dr. Kathryn Hayward, co-founder of International Integrators and Dr. Bruce Monger, member of NASA’s Ocean Biology from Cornell University. Four Plant-Based East Cooking Classes will be provided by Chef Del Sroufe, author of the acclaimed Forks Over Knives Cookbook and Ann Esselstyn, author of The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, will provide a session on transitioning to a WFPB diet

The Total Health Experience will have a separate whole food, plant-based buffet following the guidelines of the China Study, using a wide variety of fresh, locally grown produce. All the dishes are animal and dairy free with no added oil and no processed sugars. From this buffet, attendees will discover and experience a wide range of delicious, satisfying plant-based dishes. Additionally, there will be yoga classes, beach walks, swimming, two local excursions, and opportunities to network and create friendships with like-minded people.

The benefits of this type of program are immediate. In just one week, the average person can expect to lose two to three pounds, lower serum cholesterol by an average of 30 points and significantly reduce blood pressure. In fact, a WFPB diet can reverse and prevent heart disease, type-2 diabetes and several forms of cancer.

For more information, call 800-439-1052 or visit


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