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RESET Fasting Retreat w ProLon Products

Holly Niemela

Date de départ

September 22, 2024

Date de retour

September 27, 2024

Teachers 

Holly Niemela

About the retreat

RESET Fasting Retreat

22 - 27 September 2024

guided by Holly Niemela


EN/FR languages

Cuisine 5 Day ProLon Mimic Fasting products


This is a Tinhela610 curated retreat.


Below excerpts from a New York Times article published on March 25, 2024 about Professor Valter Longo, who created the ProLon Fasting method:


"In addition to identifying genes that regulate aging, he has created a plant and nut-based diet with supplements and kale crackers that mimics fasting to, he argues, allow cells to shed harmful baggage and rejuvenate, without the down side of actually starving...


“...For studying aging, Italy is just incredible,” said Dr. Longo, a youthful 56, at the lab he runs at a cancer institute in Milan, where he will speak at an aging conference later this month. Italy has one of the world’s oldest populations, including multiple pockets of centenarians who tantalize researchers searching for the fountain of youth. “It’s nirvana.”

Dr. Longo, who is also a professor of gerontology and director of the U.S.C. Longevity Institute in California, has long advocated longer and better living through eating Lite Italian, one of a global explosion of Road to Perpetual Wellville theories about how to stay young in a field that is itself still in its adolescence...


...In addition to identifying genes that regulate aging, he has created a plant and nut-based diet with supplements and kale crackers that mimics fasting to, he argues, allow cells to shed harmful baggage and rejuvenate, without the down side of actually starving. He has patented and sold his ProLon diet kits; published best-selling books (“The Longevity Diet”); and been called an influential “Fasting Evangelist” by Time magazine..."



Some of us women hit 50 and feel like our our bodies, minds and emotions have been hijacked by some outworldly alien--we literally feel possessed--as if someone else has taken over. When perimenopause started, it was a shocker to me. Mood swings, weight gain (especially around the midsection), hot flashes, tiredness, forgetfulness--unfortunately very common bi-products of of the perimenopausal hormonal changes that can rather wipe us women out.


I found comfort in meditation, regular exercise and a lot of laughing with my girlfriends. However, those extra kilos just did not disappear...so I started to fast--once or twice a year. And it helps.


I've been fasting since 2011 when all this meno-mania weight gain got the best of me and since have done about 12 fasts. Two of those took place at the Buchinger Clinic in Germany--the world's most renowned fasting clinic. I learned alot about fasting and fortunately for me, fasting was not so difficult. For many of my students in peri or menopause, fasting is horrendously difficult and unmanageable.


I recently discovered ProLon, a company that has scientifically-proven products (with patents) that mimic the body in its fasting state. In fact, they have a number of products along with a 5 Day Program that help to bring the body into a ketonic state where one burns fat but doesn't lose muscle. It melts belly fat! What ProLon suggests is to do this 5 day fasting 3 months in a row for best results. I was intrigued.


I tried the 5 Day ProLon Program. Easy, so easy as everything is packed in five boxes, corresponding to the five days of fasting. I had very good results and never felt the hunger pangs or other difficulties of "water and juice" fasting.


This is why I wanted to organise a retreat around this new kind of fasting. What better way to jump-start a new healthy you (and right at the change of season) than to be in nature, meditate, exercise, share with others, lots of deep sleep and relaxation? The 5-day nutritional patented program is unique in that it promotes rejuvenation from within for healthy aging... plus really helps to break down fat.


It's recommended to continue the 5 day ProLon program in the comfort of your home for the next 2 months following the retreat. According to ProLon, doing the 5 day fasting once per month for 3 months is how you will gain the most benefits. That's why starting it out with us in a group setting makes a lot of sense.


Take your body on a 5-day journey towards renewal. I will guide you for four hours per day in movement and meditation, relaxation and discovery. Let the ambience of the nature at Tinhela610 soothe and rejuvenate your body, your mind and your emotions. Leave lighter, with more energy, calm and motivation to continue with gusto into the fall and winter months.


Typical Day on the Fasting Retreat

8h: Wake Up. Detox tisanes.

8h30: ProLon breakfast

9h - 11h: Movement, Breathwork & Meditation

Free Time: (walking, drawing/watercolor painting/gardening in permaculture garden, reading, journaling, etc. or just doing nothing)

12h30 : ProLon lunch

Free Time: (walking, drawing/watercolor painting/gardening in permaculture garden, reading, journaling, etc. or just doing nothing)

16h30: Yoga Nidra, Teaching on Blue Zones etc.

19h30: ProLon dinner

20h45: Evening Meditation


From ProLon:

Discovered and developed at the Longevity Institute of the University of Southern California, the ProLon technology is plant-based nutrition that allows the body to enter into a beneficial fasting state without triggering the cells’ nutrient sensors. As the name suggests, it actually mimics fasting…while still allowing you to eat food. This nourished fasting fine-tunes cells, supports healthy aging, and eliminates the need to do a water-only starvation fast, which can have negative side effects.


Our Offer

Price per person, 5 nights, sharing a double room in twin beds or queen bed for couples, including the 5 Day ProLon Fasting Program, all taxes included : 1100€ VAT included.


Price for a single room (limited in number), 5 nights, including the 5 Day ProLon Fasting Program, 4 hours of guided practice/teachings per full day, all taxes included : 1650€ VAT included.


EXTRAs:


  • Transportation is not included. We are 125km or a 1h30 min drive from the Porto International airport (very easy drive if you rent a car). We also can arrange for pickup/dropoff services.

  • Travel insurance is not included but highly recommended for you to purchase before your arrival.

  • Massage and other healing/relaxation methods will be offered during each retreat.

  • We can suggest numerous "Pre/Post" retreat options with our partners for a stay in Porto or in our region (golf & thermal waters at the Vidago Palace, Douro Valley Vineyards etc).


The ProLon fast described here, day by day:





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