The Fasting Escape is a quiet, relaxing center to come for supervised fasting (with daily monitoring by Dr. Gershfeld) and healthy re-introduction of food. Fasts can last anywhere from 5-40 days depending on your individual needs.
Our bodies are uniquely adapted to survive when food is scarce. Because of this, fasting has been used for centuries for a variety of reasons including improving health. When done properly, a fast allows your body to rest from the stimulation of the modern world - a re-boot. Without this reboot, it can take several weeks or months of avoiding rich foods to get your taste buds adapted to whole natural foods. However, with a fast, this process happens very quickly. Taste buds re-calibrate. Energy & mental clarity return. Desire and ability to exercise are restored. All while the body rejuvenates from the inside out.
Rest assured that although fasting can be an intense healing experience, Dr. Gershfeld has trained under Dr. Alan Goldhamer of the world-renowned True North Health Center and has supervised the fasts of many patients.
HEALTH PROMOTING CUISINE
After your fast, full meals will resume gradually. Delicious, whole, natural vegetarian gourmet cuisine will be prepared for guests as they regain their energy.
During your stay, there will be occasional guest speakers. They have clinical experience in the field of health promotion and the information will help you in your journey towards a healthy life.
There will be some cooking classes throughout your stay with delicious recipes, instruction, and hands-on practice. Guests will leave with new ideas and some tips for cooking health-promoting meals.
What would a healthy stay be without at least a little exercise after your fast? You'll learn some take-home secrets from exercise experts as well as some wonderfully relaxing yoga classes from local guest teachers.