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Total Health Experience in the Dominican Republic

The Caribbean Health Retreat Total Health Experience will take place from April 23 to 30 at the Grand Ventana beach resort, in Puerto Plata, in the Dominican Republic. Participants will learn from leading scientists, medical authorities and chefs about transitioning to a whole food, plant-based diet while enjoying a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation.

Keynote speakers include Dr. T. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study; Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease; Dr. Kathryn Hayward, co-founder of International Integrators; and Dr. Bruce Monger, member of NASA’s Ocean Biology at Cornell University. Four plant-based easy cooking classes will be led by Chef Del Sroufe, author of the acclaimed Forks over Knives Cookbook, and Ann Esselstyn, author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, will discuss healthy diets.

A separate buffet, following the guidelines of The China Study, will feature several delicious plant-based dishes. Most participants will lose two to three pounds, lower serum cholesterol and reduce blood pressure in the first week by following the diet plans. The retreat also includes yoga classes, beach walks, swimming, local excursions, networking and social opportunities with like-minded people.

For more information, call 800-439-1052 or visit

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