Retreats for Optimum Gut Health

Somerset and Italy

The Gorgeous Gut Retreat: Somerset

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Sometimes we all need to take a break from our lives to regroup and put some attention into ourselves and our needs.  The Gorgeous Gut Retreat offers the chance to relax, unwind and rejuvenate in the surroundings of beautiful Somerset.  Here you will learn how to support your Gut with recipes and remedies that you can take away and build into your lives moving forward and spend time just chilling out and learning in a cosy, inviting and inclusive environment.  


£550 per person 

£900 for a couple

July 11th - 13th 2019 BOOK NOW


Come and stay in the beautiful surroundings of Ostuni, Puglia, Italy


May and June: dates to be confirmed

Come and learn to breath and move your body for Organ health. Throughout the week you will start to read the signs and symptoms of your body; emotionally, physically and mentally.

  • Intermittent fasting

  • Cold Press Juicing

  • Tells of the diseased body

  • Daily stretch, breath and move classes

  • Nutritional one to ones

  • Bespoke supplementation

  • Functional Diagnostic Testing

  • Cooking for medicinal health and your organs

  • Walks and forages

Scientific studies have shown that fasting for more than 4-days stimulates a healing process in the body via a reduction in oxidative damage and inflammation, optimisation of energy metabolism, and bolstering of cellular protection. When we fast, our cells change from 'divide mode' to 'repair mode'. Another beautiful side effect of this retreat is weight loss.

Benefits of the Retreat:

  • Weight loss

  • Improved digestion

  • Regular bowel movements

  • Reduction of IGF1 levels

  • Reduces blood sugar levels

  • Reduces blood pressure

  • Reduces impact of oxidative stress

  • Improves mitochondrial energy production

  • Increases longevity as part of a healthy lifestyle

The Science of the fast!

When you fast biological changes occur in the body. Here are some of the changes you can expect.

IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor) levels decrease. High levels of IGF-1, a protein produced by the liver, are believed significantly to increase the risks of colorectal, breast and prostate cancer. Low levels of IGF-1 reduce those risks.

Ketone bodies are the chemicals that the body uses to break down fat for energy in the absence of sugar and they increase when you embark on a fast.

Too much glucose (sugar) increases your risk for heart disease, fatty liver, metabolic syndrome and Type II diabetes and glucose decreases with fasting

Studies also suggest that fasting enhances cellular protection and extends longevity, in part, by reprogramming metabolic and stress resistance pathways.


What people are saying about the retreats

‘‘Thank you for sharing your very tasty and amazing porridge recipe... not had a chance to make it yet but will buy the ingredients at the weekend and will definitely make some. 

Also thank you so much for such a wonderful weekend. It was truly wonderful staying at your cosy family home and for your hospitality. I really enjoyed eating your superb food and being introduced to so many new and alternative flavours and concoctions. ‘‘ Mary

‘‘Thanks Hannah fr a lovely weekend. I’m currently eating my Goldilocks porridge with a coconut coffee, whilst my bones are roasting in the over. I have learnt so much from you this weekend. See you in a few months for a check in and review. Take Care Jo’’