It takes time, as well as education and dedication, to make permanent lifestyle changes.
Dr. Fuhrman and his team of wellness professionals, will use cutting-edge nutritional, emotional and musculoskeletal therapies to create a program designed to address your specific health issues. We encourage you to stay 12 weeks or longer to ensure that these changes become a permanent part of your life. The dramatic results you obtain with longer stays will provide the momentum you need to sustain this lifestyle.
Shorter stays are also available, space permitting, with priority reservations going to those staying 12 weeks or more. Our programs are priced to make longer stays more affordable.
During the first 4 weeks of your stay at the retreat, you will have built a strong foundation for sustainable weight loss and improved health.
After 8 weeks at the retreat, you will be further along the path to reclaiming your body and restoring your spirit as you continue to learn and practice.
You are now empowered by your ability to take control of your diet, and confident that the knowledge you’ve acquired will exact lasting change.
Gourmet Nutritarian Dining
All meals are prepared by our Nutritarian chefs
Non-invasive Health Screenings
Including body composition analysis
Group Therapy Sessions
Bond with others who share your challenges
Interact with Dr. Fuhrman during small group lectures and video lectures to learn about the power of nutrition
Plant-Powered Cooking Lessons
Develop the skills to make amazing, plant-based entrees, salads, desserts and more
Activities and Excursions
Enjoy meditation, exercise classes, beach walks, hike, or relax in our hot tub
This homey atmosphere offers weekly housekeeping service
Just let us know, and we’ll arrange transport to and from our local airport
Restorative Neuromuscular Therapy (RNT)
Experience relief from the burden of chronic pain through Restorative Neuromuscular Therapy sessions. When muscles become chronically contracted, it causes pain and inflammation, as the muscle tissue becomes congested with cellular metabolic waste. This optional treatment combines pinpoint pressure, stretching and bodywork techniques to relieve muscular spasm and contraction. When combined with the program’s optimal diet and vegetable juicing, this therapy can relax stiff or damaged tissues, restore proper blood flow and oxygenation, and facilitate nerve healing.
Services at the Eat to Live Retreat are performed by medical doctors, mental health counselors and nursing staff. Many health plans will help you pay for these services, although insurance reimbursement for the retreat is dependent on your provider and is not guaranteed. Participants with a primary medical condition other than obesity, such as binge eating disorder, hypertension, diabetes or chronic pain with orthopaedic complications, may be more successful in getting insurance coverage, especially if they get a referral from their primary care physician stating their diagnosis.
Full or partial reimbursement from your employer-sponsored Flexible Spending Account, or a personal Health Saving Account that is partnered with a high deductible health plan, may also be available. Both of these IRS-approved plans (FSA and HSA) cover expenses for food addiction counseling and weight loss (for treatment of a medical condition). In order to receive reimbursement from these plans, a detailed receipt and a Letter of Medical Necessity, signed by your doctor, should be included with your request.
- Flexible Spending Accounts: FSA pre-tax funds can be used for you, your spouse, and your eligible dependents (as identified on your Federal tax return).
- Health Savings Accounts: HSA funds can be used for you, your spouse, or eligible dependents (as identified on your Federal tax return) even if they are not covered by the HSA-compatible health plan.
The total fee for this experience can be a tax-deductible medical expense with proper medical diagnosis.
Inquire about a payment plan, if that would be helpful.
This information should not be interpreted as tax advice from the Eat to Live Retreat. Please seek the advice of your tax accountant and refer to IRS Publication 502.