An Amchara Health retreat is a personalised experience in health that provides the following:
Entry and Exit Health Consultation with a qualified naturopath
Pre-Stay Screening by our medical doctor
Personalised Nutrition - fresh juices and/or raw, vegan, healthy cooked food
Daily talks & demo’s with our health team
Daily Exercise and conditioning classes with extra activities
Access to optional Personalised Health Tests & Treatments
“The knowledge that the stay is for you. Your health plan is personalised by our professional health team towards your goals and health.”
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What our clients say...
“Good quality care, support & treatments. It feels like a home without the distractions.”Nikki Watkins -
“I came as a Type 2 Diabetic heading to insulin. I leave with NORMAL Blood Sugar Levels! Life changing for me. Can’t thank you enough.”Andy Nash -
“All the team here have been wonderful, helpful, Informative, Supportive.”Fozzia Orwell -
“Quite overwhelmed by the whole experience - what an amazing place, philosophy & people. Thank you.”Helen Phillips -
“Thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart.”Angelina Colarusso -
“The difference in my mental state on arrival to departure is like night and day. I feel ready to face the world and my situation at work and home when I could not have before.”Nicola Thomson -
“All the staff are so caring and attentive. Such knowledgeable staff. Food was amazing. Cleaned and kept to high standard. Talks were inspiring.”Roberta Butter -
“A different person leaving than on arrival. I have a lot of energy, flatter tummy, brighter skin and a more positive outlook on life. Thank you so much, I will be here again for sure.”Melissa Lilley -
“THANK YOU ALL FOR EVERYTHING! I am leaving having done what I hoped to, and so much more.”Vic Hill -
“This place is absolutely amazing and I will definitely be booking again very soon! Thank you!!”Yvonne Corbin -
“Just to say a big 'thank you'! The week has been absolutely tremendous - way beyond my expectations. I wish I had booked a longer stay!”Hazel Lewis -
Your relationship with foodThe standard diet today is commonly laced with sugar, unhealthy fat, unnatural salt, chemicals and additives; these were not in the food chain a hundred years ago. The speed at which this has happened has not allowed the body to make the necessary evolutionary adaptions.
“In the Western world our food has changed more within the last 60 years than it has in the previous 10,000.”
Unhealthy addictions lead to bad habitsResearch has shown that combinations of sugar and fat can be addictive. For some, there is an enhanced natural tendency to crave these foods. As many of these are embedded into our culture, it makes avoiding them and committing to healthy dietary changes even more challenging. Bad habits around these foods, and other addictive substances, can quickly form and are hard to break.
Developing permanent healthy habits requires a strategy
Our effective strategies include:
- Work on a 1:1 basis with our personalised health team and support coaches who understand food triggers
- Create positive options by adding in enjoyable alternatives; for example healthy raw chocolate brownies
- Exploring mindfulness principles that help teach you to create a gap between the stimulus and response.
- Educational talks to include plans about how to make the change process sustainable and doable
The foundation of personalised healthThe Detox ProcessYour body is constantly removing unrequired or harmful chemicals (toxins) from itself. However, in a world that is understood to increase both the external and internal toxic load, your body may be challenged to do this thoroughly.
How the body Detoxifies
The main natural pathways of detoxification include; liver, bowels, kidneys, lungs, skin and lymphatic system. The food and drinks you consume, chemicals you use on your body and the environment you live and breathe in, may result in these organs struggling to keep you healthy and vibrant.
Introducing the Amchara Detox
Amchara offers you the chance to switch off from the ‘real world’ negatives within diet and lifestyle, allowing your body greater potential to detox on every level. A personalised strategy will be designed meet your health goals comprising eating carefully chosen foods and/or fasting. Working with our Health team, your medical history will be taken into account during this process. During your retreat, our Naturopaths eliminate potentially toxic foods. Sugar, dairy products and grains (particularly wheat) are removed and replaced, dependant on your requirements, with foods understood to hold considerable health benefits.
Gains in Detoxing
In high-pressure environments, good decisions can be hard or even impossible to make. Whilst with us you will be encouraged to allow your mind the space to develop a strong platform for mental balance and clarity.
Fasting, if prescribed by out health team, facilitates a powerful, rapid and safe detoxification process. Kick starting changes and stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. This option at Amchara dependant on your medical history and goals.
Why Fast?Although we have evolved to fast from food as a natural basis of the hunter gather lifestyle; in the modern lifestyle it is never forced and therefore it is far less often that our bodies go into ketosis – the act of operating off our natural energy reserves – Fat. One key advantage of fasting is that it reduces IGF-1, an immune marker that has been associated with increased risk of cancer, arthritis and diabetes. Dr Michael Moseley emphasises this in his best seller, ‘The 5:2 Diet’. He explains that a 4-day fast, in his studies, reduces IGF-1 levels by 40%. Dr Moseley also discusses a considerable amount of research into the other benefits of fasting.
Juice with some fruits like apples and pears
Juices with vegetables only (fructose free)
Time to Change for GoodAmchara health retreat experience is designed to help you detoxify both physically and emotionally. You are immersed in a positive and supportive environment; increasing the opportunity for your body and mind to start the change process, move toward a greater sense of well-being and heal. We understand that is important to help you develop long term habits to underpin your health now and for the future. Our mission is to help you achieve this.
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