There are many health benefits to eating raw foods. You get more nutrients from the food eating it raw rather than cooking it. The experience can benefit your body as well as your mind, and give you a new perspective on life. A raw food diet isn’t for everyone, but if you want to give it a try here are five of the best raw food retreats from around the United States.
Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center – Patagonia, AZ: Join Gabriel Cousens, M.D. at this amazing retreat. The rejuvenation center which was created in 1993, focuses on spiritual awakening and offers more than 24 different programs, so you are sure to find one that meet your needs. They offer a serine atmosphere while educating you and showing you all there is to know about living a peaceful healthy lifestyle. More info can be found on their website http://treeoflife.nu/
Sanivan Holistic Retreat and Spa – Hurleyville, NY: This retreat surrounded by mountains, lakes, and rivers, has the feel of a bed and breakfast that can accommodate only 6 guests at a time, in order give the attention their guests need to a raw food diet. The property is only 2 hours north of New York City. The grounds have an indoor heated pool, a sauna, steam room, library, computer center and even an outdoor labyrinth. This retreat offers cooking classes, juice fasting, and Dr. Richard Schulze’s is available for colon cleansing. Their rates are reasonable, and you can find more info at http://www.sanivan.com/
Inner Light Retreat – Lagunitas, CA: At the Inner Light Retreat the staff will guide you through several different cleansing programs including parasite cleanse, kidney and liver detox, and blood and lymph detox. Their rates include lodging and their programs last 8 days and 7 nights. They even offer a 20% discount to couples sharing a room. They offer breathtaking views of northern California and even offer relaxation in a hot tub or sauna. Chiropractor services, Yoga, meditation, gardening, and massages will all add to your raw food retreat. Visit their website for more information at http://www.innerlightcleansing.com/
The First Annual Gnosis Raw Retreat Lake George, NY: Vanessa A. Barg, founder of Gnosis Chocolate, invites you to her very first raw food retreat. She has booked a private island for Labor Day 2009. The retreat will feature camping, hiking, cliff diving, yoga, and of course raw food. Rates are extremely reasonable and you can contact Vanessa through the retreats website at http://gnosischocolate.squarespace.com/rawislandretreat/ . This is a unique experience that seems like it will be very calming, and educational.
Hawaii Natural Drug Rehabilitation & Raw Detoxification Retreat – Keaau, HI: A raw food retreat on the big island of Hawaii, what could be better? They offer programs for many types of substance abuse, even nicotine, and sugar. The program uses raw food, yoga, meditation, and behavioral therapy. Dr. Maya Nicole Baylac, will help you through any challenges faces through the process. The area offers walking trails, biking, scenic views, snorkeling, and is just minutes away from the volcanic red hills or fire. Visit the retreats website at www.rawdetox.org