It means not eating certain foods that can irritate the intestinal lining.
The regime is a health promoting, restorative and varied diet which has some similarities to a Mediterranean diet. The main focus of the programme is to promote the health of the microbiome (healthy microbes in the gut) and eliminate/reduce certain foods that can irritate the intestinal lining. Digestive health is known to have an impact on physical, emotional and mental health. You will be delighted at how easily this balanced way of eating can be incorporated into your lifestyle.
Our approach is to provide maximum impact on the body’s digestive processes. This is a ‘prescriptive’ program and we recognise that everyone is an individual – to find out if this is suitable for you, we arrange a pre-arrival consultation, during which time you will be asked to identify your gut issues, any allergies or food intolerances.
All foods are tailored to take pressure off of your digestion system, allowing it to rest and heal. The focus is on the renewal of the lining of the gut and replenishing the billions of healthy gut flora that live inside your digestive tract, essential for proper digestion, absorption of nutrients, immune function and ultimately optimum well-being.
You will therefore not be eating any grains or dairy foods, with the exception of clarified butter or ghee, which is considered a healthy fat. You will be eating tasty, well presented meals comprising healthy, healing proteins, fats, certain pulses, a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, seeds and nuts at prescribed mealtimes.
Cutting edge, scientific research is applied to trigger your body, including your neurological processes in the brain, to heal and regenerate on a cellular level through the intermittent fasting protocol.
Intermittent fasting entails 2 days of calorie restriction. You will do this on the Friday and Monday of your 7 night stay when you will have no breakfast, only fluids. You will then have a hearty, nourishing lunch that will see you through until breakfast the following day. Suitable drinks and tonics will be provided to ease you through the process, with bone broth provided in the evening.
There is a huge emphasis on education throughout the week. Daily lectures will explain the science and logic behind the eating programme.
During lunch with our specialists, we will explain symptoms that may be experienced and various changes that can be expected as health improves. If necessary we can refer to specific therapists or practitioners, or recommend appropriate treatments with specialist services if required such as; NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Hypnotherapy, Acupuncture, Cranial Osteopathy and Emotional Freedom Technique.