What People Have To Say
"Before going to the retreat in August, 2014, I was in so much pain and so sick. I have ulcerative colitis, Crohn's,
IBS, endometriosis, migraines, arthritis, and a severe back injury with metal holding my spine together. Every day
I took 13 different medications, yet even on a good day I could not walk more than a block or bend over enough to
wash my own hair.
My life has totally changed since the retreat. Within a few days I was moving better and not in nearly as much
pain. By the end of the retreat I was doing jumping jacks on the rebounder!!! It made me cry, I was so happy.
Now, 7 months later, I walk almost 2 miles a day; I'm actually sleeping, and I'm off all but 4 of my
medications. My health is better than it has been since I was a teenager, and if that was not enough, I have
gone from a size 18 to a 14. I can't wait to do the retreat again and get even more from it."
Significant shifts in blood results taken directly after 22 days of Body Mind Retreat detox as tested by an independent lab:
- uric acid from 6.6 to 6.3
- triglycerides from 459 to 154
- total cholesterol from 186 to 149 (HDL unchanged 27/LDL is 91)
- leptin from 15.7 to 2.5
- insulin from 31.6 to 10.1
- homocysteine slightly increased from 7.6 to 8.0
- Body weight from 293 lb as of Aug 1 to 272 lb as of Sept 27
"12 years living with a disease, 12 days of hope. What more can one ask for?
Coming to the retreat I had intense pain throughout my body, joint and muscle aches, toes that didn't move and a
very heavy heart. I've spent so many years going from doctor to doctor trying to find what else I could do with
this terrible disease called Fibromyalgia.
Within four days of arriving here 80 to 85% of my inflammation was gone helping me to have relief from some of
that intense pain.
David, Marcia, the staff, the grounds, the energy, the other people here experiencing the retreat, all
contributed to this miraculous feeling.
I go home with so much hope and knowledge about how to take care of my body in a much gentler way.
There really are no words to express my gratitude for my experience, my knowledge, leaving here with clarity
and a lightness in my heart . All I can say is thank you to the universe for allowing me this opportunity."
"Over the last 2-3 years my eyesight has been sliding downhill to the point that before coming to
the retreat, I committed to an eye exam when I got back from the retreat so that I could get glasses.
When I was in a large room, like your dining room the faces of the people on the far side of the
room would be totally blurred. I was not able to read street names on the signs until I was
right at the intersection. If I was going to watch a movie on the TV, I would have to sit around
6 feet from the set. So, with that frustration, I decided to bite the bullet and get glasses.
Well, two days after I get back from the retreat, I make my call and set up the eye appointment,
hang up and then realize that the fuzziness is completely gone. I couldn't believe it so I got
to my appointment today and he confirms that my eyesight is back to where it was 5 years ago
before the decline started. Don't need glasses!!! Thanks!!!"
"I want to let you know that you are one of the key players that I hold personally responsible for my speedy recovery
from surgery/chemo and positive lifestyle changes. The retreat gave me renewed
strength and healing of body, mind and spirit. Both of you maintain such a
wonderful presence that is deep, unassuming and heartfelt. A truly transformational experience."
"How can I thank you for performing a MIRACLE on my daughter! Her liver
disease was supposed to be 'incurable'. Now, for the last 8 months, she
has no symptoms, takes NO medication (doctors told her she doesn't need
it) and feels wonderful. Her doctors at Mt. Sinai in Manhattan can't explain
it but after my stay at the retreat, I can say I saw the MAGIC. The retreat
has changed my life."
Jaye S., Speech Pathologist
"After a decade of incredible suffering due to migraines, which
simply got worse and worse -- and the awful medication I had to take all
the time to control the pain-- (I was incapacitated towards the end of
almost every week for several hours up to two days), I discovered the
Body Mind Restoration Retreats and signed up immediately. The painful
condition I had had for years shifted once I had spent two weeks at my
first retreat -- I learned how not to get migraines! I started eating
foods that prevented headaches; I began regular exercise; I came to respect
the importance of sleep; I came to understand the importance of caring
for my colon -- and that these were things I could take responsibility
for. Today I get faint reminders, very infrequently, of my former migraine
condition -- they don't even hurt me, they just come on gently, like being
tired at the end of the week. I just get a massage, get some rest, take
care of my diet and cleansing -- it is just incredible, incredible!! Best
of all: no drugs whatsoever necessary, thank you. And I never get colds,
flu, bronchial or any other infections. Thank you Body Mind Retreats!!
Carolyn H., Attorney
"Every doctor of family medicine should attend this retreat!"
Kay D., M.D.
"My coworkers, my friends and girl friend can't
believe what happened. I lost 20 pounds during one retreat, feel better
in every way, and don't even crave bad foods. I still have trouble understanding
how it happened in ten days. I am more aware of how to take care of my
physical and mental health. Thank you for everything."
Todd G., Engineer
"The day I arrived at the retreat, I weighed 220 lbs. Today, (one month
after) I am 195. As you know, I had tried to get my body in check through
the medical community. Sleep apnea, hypertension and an arterial branch
occlusion had led my doctor to double my dosage of blood pressure pills.
After the retreat I began my quest to get off the blood pressure medicine.
And today I am off the medicine after having been checked by my doctor!
I just love you guys!"
Tom Y., Graphic Designer
"Within two days at the retreat, the arthritic pains in my knees totally
disappeared, especially the ones while walking downhill and down stairs
-- A MIRACLE! Aside from substantial weight loss and looking ten years
younger, the most amazing experience was the total disappearance of pain
from my arthritic knees within two days of being at this magic place."
Jessica D., Textile Designer
"I left the Body/Mind Restoration Retreat cleansed and recharged with
many new tools for healing that have benefited me and my clients enormously.
Marcia Radin is a gem, and the chance to experience her wisdom and her
huge good humor is in itself worth the price of admission."
Lucy V., Physicians Assistant, Homeopathic Consultant
"Before attending the Body/Mind Retreats, I had
suffered from chronic gastrointestinal reflux (for which I took powerful
medicine) for five years, and severe psoriasis for 13 years. After one
summer of retreats, both illnesses cleared up at least 90 percent! Using
the diet information and recipes I learnt at the retreats, I feel in complete
control of my health. A great feeling! Don't sell yourself short - anything
Josh S., Craftsman, Peace Corps Volunteer
"A celebration of healing! I learned a new understanding of the perfection
of the human body as it is. The folly of addressing illness by treating
only outward symptoms became apparent as true healing from within manifested
in person after person."
Penelope G., R.N., Colonic Hydrotherapist
"After suffering from autoimmune hepatitis for many
years, I was diagnosed completely symptom-free after participating in
several retreats. My doctors were completely astonished. The retreat was
Tara S., Medical Student
"It is the first and only program I have found in thirty years that tackles
and beats the problems of blood glucose control and total diabetes management."
Susan E., Stock Broker
"A severe clinical depression held me prisoner
for twenty years until this program. I must say I am stunned it worked
because I have tried everything, from numerous prescription medications
and therapies to alcohol and drugs. Unequivocally, this worked. I feel
it is essential for anyone dealing with depression."
Karen K., Designer
"For those suffering from chronic illness caused by toxicity, this retreat
offers a profound detoxification program."
Dr. Richard C., D.C.
"I was plagued with chronic fatigue syndrome and
environmental illness for over two years. Before the retreats I could
not even climb stairs. Toward the end of the second retreat, I was running
the four and a half mile walking trail near the Ithaca Zen Center daily."
Joseph G., Aeronautics Engineer, President, IDI Aerospace
"A retreat of this caliber, if you could find it, that so skillfully
employs diet, exercise, meditation and cognitive kinesiology to facilitate
a richer life costs several thousand dollars elsewhere. And, in truth,
there is no other program of this kind."
Hayya M., Guidance Counselor and Counseling Therapist
"I arrived at the retreat during during one of my worst
flare-ups of Crohn's disease, so bad that I was contemplating abandoning the
retreat in favor of sedated hospital visit. By the end, I felt completely symptom
free. The key to my healing was the wonderful combination of diet, rest, and exercise.
After following the maintenance diet for the past six months, I feel that I have
finally overcome my CD. I feel completely normal - no pains at all. Your retreat
was a turning point in my life."
Noah L., Engineer
"David and Marcia are an invaluable combination. There was a great abundance of care, humor,
expert teaching, creativity and insight."
Jake R., Retired Professor, Politics
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