Balance for Life Retreat

Health Director: Frank Sabatino, D.C., Ph.D.

Balance for Life Retreat Florida Health Director: ​Frank Sabatino, D.C., Ph.D.

Dr. Frank Sabatino is currently the director of the Balance for Life Retreat Program in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Balance for Life Retreat is a vegan lifestyle education center specializing in plant-based vegan nutrition, health rejuvenation, stress management and therapeutic fasting and detoxification.

He is the past Health Director of the Shangri-La Natural Hygiene Institute in Bonita Springs , FL, the Regency Health Resort and Spa in Hallandale, FL and Health Director-Owner of Ocean Jade Retreat in Lauderdale by the Sea, FL, where he cared for, lectured and inspired thousands of people over the past 40 years.


Dr. Sabatino is a Chiropractic physician who also has a Ph.D. in cell biology and neuroendocrinology from the Emory University School of Medicine. The book of his original research on the effects of brain peptides on the regulation of reproductive hormones was published in 1988.  While an assistant professor at the University of Texas School of Medicine, he did extensive landmark research on calorie restriction, stress, and aging, and has published a number of major scientific papers in some of the most well-respected peer-reviewed journals in the fields of cell biology, aging, endocrinology, and neuroscience.

He has also written numerous articles for lay magazines and journals in the areas of clinical nutrition, healthy weight loss, women’s hormones, stress management, addiction, and healthy aging. He has been featured in a variety of books, news articles, and cable TV programs including CNN. Dr. Sabatino is a past member of the prestigious Brookdale fellowship in Gerontology and Aging. As a member of the International Association of Hygienic Physicians, he is also widely recognized as an expert in water-only fasting and integrative health care. His DVD Program and recently completed book: ‘WEIGHTLESS: Compassionate Weight Loss for LIfe’ promote the most comprehensive plant-based solution and lifestyle strategies for solving the pandemic of obesity. He is also a proponent of Oriental energy arts and a long time teacher and student of tai-chi and qi gong.

Watch the Intro to Dr. Sabatino’s “Weightless” DVD:

Knowledge is power and health education will continue to be the foundation of our program. Daily lectures and workshops by Dr Frank Sabatino the health director and other staff professionals, will inspire and inform you in every aspect of mind-body care.

Dr Sabatino’s teaching and counsel have helped thousands recover and maintain optimal health for more than 40 years.

 An Incredible Wellness Experience

Schedule a one-on-one 30-minute consultation with Dr. Frank Sabatino to see if you are medically eligible for our Water-Only Fasting Program. If you are eligible, your consultation fee will be applied to your reservation. You can also ask a question by using the contact form below.


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2096 NE 2nd St,
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

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Toll-free: 1.800.663.9292
Local: 954.947.5888.

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