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Beautiful oceanfront retreat, vegan meals and, peace of mind. Resort Near Pompano Beach

Beautiful oceanfront retreat, vegan meals and, peace of mind. Resort Near Pompano Beach

I would recommend this retreat to anyone- beautiful ocean, vegan meals and, peace of mind. Terry ensures all attendees have a 5* experience. My typical day was waking up, walking by the deerfield beach, taking a dip in the ocean and having date-fruit vegan pancakes outdoors- taking in the fresh air. After, an option yoga/meditation class was offered , and after that, an education session on health and wellness. Lunch-time was a large salad of chickpea, sweet potato and dressing. I would then nap, read, or put my sunglasses on and walk around the artsy beach shacks and nearby stores. Of course, ample trips to swim in the ocean. It is clean, very blue, and has a good upper-class crowd at Deerfield. I was surprised, as had not seen this kind of water in Miami, it was more similar to Bahamas. Finally we end the day with lovely Dr. Nan who diligently checks vitals, and ends with a deep-breathing/stretch class. She is a lovely human. If you need a refresh/reset to connect with your higher power- please make it over here.

 

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There are many shops around and our pompano beach resort is stunning

There are many shops around and our pompano beach resort is stunning

Wonderful experience. Once you enter the Wyndham hotel (beachfront) you are immediately greeted and told where to go. They make sure every guest gets an oceanfront room. Make sure you come at the correct checkin time because if you come early you might wait, but you’re waiting for the best room in the hotel so just book your flights accordingly. We did the water fast for 5 days and the speakers and participants were supportive, informative, and inspiring! Btw I thought we were going to get just bottled water for the water fast, but instead they gave us perfectly filtered water from a Berkey!! We did fun swimming aerobics in the morning, had our vitals checked by their amazing nurse, listened to the interactive speakers, optional yoga, then just enough free time not to be bored, also had an awesome massage in our room. There are many shops around and the beach is just stunning. We are contemplating coming back for either their juice fast or SOS diet retreat.

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The Health Benefits of Fasting

The Health Benefits of Fasting

Some people know that a water or juice fasting retreat is a great opportunity to get away and recharge. But there are many people who have never been on a fasting retreat. Understandably, they have a lot of questions. (For the record, we have never come across anyone who isn’t clear on the concept of an ocean retreat, however!)

“Fasting is a practice that dates back centuries and plays a central role in many cultures and religions,” says  Rachael Link, MS, RD, writing for Healthline. “Defined as the abstinence from all or some foods or drinks for a set period of time, there are many different ways of fasting.”

There are water fasts and cleansing juice fasts. There are fasting retreats and then there is intermittent fasting, which involves refraining from eating for certain hours of the day. Some people fast as part of their spiritual practice, for others it is an essential aspect of their wellness routine – and for some the two seem to combine. 

What Are the Benefits of Fasting?

“Fasting has been shown to have many health benefits, from increased weight loss to better brain function,” Link says. She shared a number of those benefits, each of which is backed by scientific research, with Healthline readers.

Among the benefits of fasting, she says, are: 

  • Improved blood sugar control. “In fact, one study in 10 people with type 2 diabetes showed that short-term intermittent fasting significantly decreased blood sugar levels (1),” she says.
  • Enhanced cardiovascular health. Link says, “One study in 4,629 people associated fasting with a lower risk of coronary artery disease, as well as a significantly lower risk of diabetes, which is a major risk factor for heart disease (11).”

Supports weight loss. Link says there is research that indicates short-term fasting may help to boost your metabolism.