What's Included In Our Program

At the Eat to Live Retreat, you’ll embark on a journey to reverse disease, lose your excess weight and learn how to keep it off forever. Under Dr. Fuhrman’s instructions, your medications will be monitored to help you safely reduce dosages or even eliminate them entirely. Our staff at the ETLR is dedicated to helping you plan for long-term success.

Medical Program

  • Entrance and exit consultation with Dr. Fuhrman and our registered nurse
  • Weekly medical check-ins
  • Non-invasive health screenings
  • Nutrition coaching and lectures

Fitness Program

  • Introduction to our fitness program and function movement screening (FMS)
  • Group fitness classes
  • Yoga, meditation, and mindfulness classes
  • A personalized take-home fitness plan
  • Group hikes and activities

Nutritarian Cuisine

  • Organic, plant-based meals that reflect your dietary needs
  • Cooking classes with our world class chefs
  • Access to our latest recipes and new developments


  • Nutritarian Education Institute online coursework
  • ETLR workbook with education material and recipes
  • Group discussions and classes

Accommodations and Amenities

  • A private room with ensuite bathroom, television, and desk
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Stainless steel water bottle
  • All-natural shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion
  • Courtesy roundtrip transportation from the San Diego airport

Our Facility

  • Located next to the Lusardi Creek Nature Preserve
  • Mountain and meadow hikes and private neighborhood walking trails
  • Gym with both weights and cardio machines
  • Swimming pool and Jacuzzi
  • Bicycles
  • Bio-intensive garden and fruit trees
  • Volleyball court
  • Disc golf

In addition to these included services, we offer a menu of optional services that can be scheduled for an additional cost.

Sample Schedule

Day One

The moment you enter, we invite you to make yourself at home in our family-like atmosphere. Meet your chefs and peers during a delicious plant-based dinner full of colorful produce and start to build long-lasting friendships. Our nutrition education program will kick off with a lecture from Dr. Fuhrman.

Day Two

Start your day by meeting with our fitness coach for a personalized Functional Movement Screening (FMS) to review mobility issues and isolate fitness goals. Dr. Fuhrman and our registered nurse will then meet with you to review your health records and create a patient plan.

Day Three

Enjoy a neighborhood walk or hike on our local trails. Breakfast will be served along with your schedule of fitness classes, optional massage treatments and education sessions.

Day Four

Your taste buds will start to reset and healthful foods will begin to taste more flavorful than you’ve ever imagined. Dr. Fuhrman's high nutrient diet is transforming you from the inside and doing wonders for your outside. Cooking lessons in our kitchen and nurse coaching sessions will ensure that you continue to “eat to live” at home.


It takes time, as well as education and dedication, to make permanent lifestyle changes. We encourage you to stay 2 months or longer to ensure that these changes become a permanent part of your life. Shorter stays are also available, space permitting.

All rates are fully-inclusive with the ability to add on additional programs.


1 month program


2 month program


3 month program


Our programs are priced to make longer stays more affordable. Prices will vary depending on your length of booking.

A portion of this program may be eligible for insurance reimbursement. See insurance information for details.


*There is no guarantee of specific results. Results can vary. All material provided on the DrFuhrman.com website is provided for informational or educational purposes only. Consult a physician regarding the applicability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your symptoms or medical condition.