Type II Diabetes Treatment Programme

3 - 6 Week Resident Programme

The great news is that Type II Diabetes is not inevitably progressive and life long. Type 2 diabetes is reversible in most cases through the correct natural intervention for people who have had the condition for 4 years or less.

This is not through surgery, medication or some other radical intervention. Through major weight loss insulin secretion can return to normal.

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Hoogland has seen anecdotal evidence of reversal of type 2 diabetes throughout our long history of improving health and wellbeing, and now the scientific studies to support our experience is emerging all over the world.

Too much fat within liver and pancreas prevents normal insulin action and prevents normal insulin secretion. Both defects are reversible by substantial weight loss.

Our professional staff, lead by Dr André, have many years of experience in supporting people on an individual basis. Our 3 to 6 week Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Programme will bring positive long-term improvement to the lives of many people from all over the world.

The following is an extract from a scientific paper: Reversal of type 2 diabetes published by the Newcastle University Press:

A crucial point is that individuals have different levels of tolerance of fat within liver and pancreas. Only when a person has more fat than they can cope with does type 2 diabetes develop. In other words, once a person crosses their personal fat threshold, type 2 diabetes develops. Once they successfully lose weight and go below their personal fat threshold, diabetes will disappear.

Some people can tolerate a BMI of 40 or more without getting diabetes. Others cannot tolerate a BMI of 22 without diabetes appearing, as their bodies are set to function normally at a BMI of, say 19. This is especially so in people of South Asian ethnicity.

A clinical study designed to test the hypothesis was funded by Diabetes UK. The results were very clear. Weight loss averaging 15kg (2 stone 5lb) achieved over 8 weeks caused two distinct sets of changes. Within 7 days, liver fat had fallen by 30%, liver insulin sensitivity had returned to normal and fasting blood glucose had become normal. By 8 weeks, pancreas fat content had returned to normal and insulin secretion by the pancreas had returned to normal.

Read the full scientific paper: Reversal of type 2 diabetes

and the related Newcastle University Press Release: Diet Reverses Type 2 Diabetes.

21 Day Type II Diabetes Treatment Package

Rates valid until 30 September 2018

*U$ rates may vary depending on current exchange rate - here at R13.30/U$

R 44 900pp (U$ 3 375*) 

This comprehensive package includes:

complete physical wellbeing assessment Everything from our core package, the Relaxing Retreat

Comprehensive Physical Wellbeing assessment  Once Clinical Examination with either a Medical Doctor or a Homoeopath

  OComprehensive Physical Wellbeing assessmentne Complete Physical Wellbeing Assessment combining the varied expertise of our health care professionals. This may include:

      • Dexterity, Balance and Flexibility assessment
      • Muscle Strength assessment
      • Body Composition
      • Posture Assessment
      • Fitness Assessment
      • Proprioception Assessment
      • Body Composition
      • Heart rate, Blood Oxygen saturation, Blood Pressure
      • Stress Test
  Comprehensive Blood and Urinalysis. Blood tests at our in-house laboratory including: blood count, blood sugar, cholesterol, liver functions, kidney functions, organ integrity test, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, electrolytes

  Two Follow-up Clinical Examinations to monitor progress

  Two follow-up Insulin tests and three follow-up urine tests

Medical Consultations  Twelve Additional Consultations with any one of the following:

      • Holistic Medical Doctor
      • Biokineticist
      • Physiotherapist
      • Psychologist
      • Nutritionist
      • Personal Trainer
      • Stress Counsellor
      • Life Coach
      • Chiropractor
      • Homoeopath
      • Hypnotherapist
      • Traditional Healer

Massage Four Full Body Massages

Massage Iketla Hand Massage

Massage Iketla Foot Massage

At Hoogland, we pride ourselved in treating all guests as unique, individual human beings. Treatments included in the various packages serve as guidelines only, and may be exchanged for other treatments or therapies on offer with the difference in price being added or credited on the final invoice. The Health & Wellbeing Co-ordinators work with guests on a daily basis to ensure the best possible experience. 

 Thereafter every additional week:

Rates valid until 30 September 2018

R 13 925pp (U$ 1 050pp*)

Each additional week on the programme includes:

Health Consultations

 One Follow-Up Clinical Examination to monitor progress


 Three Consultations with any one of the following:

      • Holistic Medical Doctor
      • Biokineticist
      • Physiotherapist
      • Phsychologist
      • Nutritionist
      • Personal Trainer
      • Stress Counsellor
      • Life Coach
      • Chiropractor
      • Homoeopath
      • Hypnotherapist
      • Traditional Healer

Massages Two Full Body Massages

At Hoogland, we pride ourselved in treating all guests as unique, individual human beings. Treatments included in the various packages serve as guidelines only, and may be exchanged for other treatments or therapies on offer with the difference in price being added or credited on the final invoice. The Health & Wellbeing Co-ordinators work with guests on a daily basis to ensure the best possible experience.

As holistic destination spa, the emphasis at Hoogland is to treat each person as a complete and remarkable human being. With the help of your Health & Wellbeing Co-ordinator who is available throughout the day, guests are encouraged to adjust the programme to meet indivudual goals and needs.

Our daily programme of group activities allows for enough flexible time in-between, and it is up to each guest to decide whether they feel like attending any activity or rather do something else.

Follow this link to read more about a typical day.

Some preparation may be beneficial before arrival. The doctor may request certain medical reports and test to ensure that underlying physiological factors can be addressed adequately, and if Hypnosis is going to form part of your course, additional preparation before arrival will have a significant impact.

Our Team

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Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator

Health & Wellbeing Co-ordinator

Our knowledgeable, caring team of Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinators are available daily from 7am to 4pm to gently guide guests through the programme and to help make changes to the package where necessary to help meet personal goals. Chatting to the co-ordinator is relaxed and informal, with no limit placed on guests on the number of visits per day.

The Wellbeing Co-ordinator is available for daily measurements of blood pressure, pulse, weight, blood-oxygen levels, blood sugar (when needed)

The Wellbeing Co-ordinator will schedule appointments for guests with our various experts as requisted or required. 

Holistic Medical Doctor

Holistic Medical Doctor

Our medical doctors are can assist in providing clear guidelines and working out a program to suit your individual needs. Each guest is thoroughly assessed, and medical investigations are as comprehensive as possible.

This will include going through existing reports and spending additional time finding the best solutions to the causes of weight management problems, rather than treating weight as a separate issue.

Read more about our Health and Wellbeing Practitioners here



On-Site Laboratory

With the benefit of our on-site laboratory, results of a variety of blood and urine tests are available very quickly. This allows the medical team to address underlying health problems speedily, or re-assure guests when all is in order.

Hoogland does not test thyroid function on site, as the metabolic test will indicate if there is any metabolic abnormalities. Should there be a need to test thyroid functions, an off-site laboratory will provide results within 2 days.


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Nutrition and Meals

Nutrition and Metabolic


Our in-house Nutritionists have many years experience in providing guests with tailor-made, healthy eating plans and advise.

Consultations with the Nutritionists assist guests in understanding each individual's unique nutritional needs. They assist in guiding guests towards better eating plans using their personal likes, dislikes and circumstances as the foundation to ensure long term success.

Metabolic Tests

Your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) is an estimate of how many calories you'd burn if you were to do nothing but rest for 24 hours. It represents the minimum amount of energy needed to keep your body functioning, including breathing and keeping your heart beating

The first metabolic test is done on the morning after arrival. It is important to do the test as early as possible in the morning prior to any meals or activity to get as accurate a measure of Basal Metabolic Rate. This is an excellent indicator of metabolic health and will provide a guideline for diet and exercise planning to acheive weight goals.

Hoogland is one of very few private institutions where metabolic rate can be measured scientifically. Follow-up metabolic tests are helpful to see improvement in metabolic rate during or at the end of the programme.

Cooking and Nutrition DemonstrationCooking Demonstrations

Hoogland's practical food demonstration share our wonderful, tasty, healthy and simple recipes, which you will enjoy at home, sharing with family and friends. 

Hoogland's recipes are based on seasonal, fresh and readily available ingredients. Our cooking is sugar-free and low in salt but high in taste.

Guests often request recipes on departure for day to day success and enjoyment at home.


Fasting for WellnessWater-Fasting

A period of at least 3 days of water-fasting at the start of the progamme can be hugely beneficial. Water-fasting is not compulsary and the Health & Wellbeing consultant discusses this option with each individual guest before a supervised fast commences. 





Exercise and Physical Therapy

Physiotherapist - Biokineticist

Physiotherapist and Biokeneticist

Carrying some excess weight leads to posture problems, joint pain and reduced mobility. Guests are encouraged to work with a physiotherapist or biokeneticist to address these problems early in the programme and keep up exercises to maximise the benefits of all Hoogland has to offer.




Exercises Aqua Aerobics

Exercise Classes and Personal Trainers

Physical Activity and Exercise Classes form an essential part of any weight management programme. Most people have a Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) of between 1 000 Cal/day and 2300 Cal/day. A kilogram of human adipose tissue can provide 7 700 Calories. This means if you eat absolutely nothing, but remain passive, it will take between 3 - 7 days to lose 1 kg of fat.

Adding some physical activity to the mix changes things dramatically. Combining our morning and afternoon walks can add as much as 1 250 Cal to the energy used by a 100 kg guest, the yoga class about 250, the Aqua Aerobics about 450 Cal. This does not take into account the inefficiency of exercise, and a lot more energy is lost through heat. Walking around the sprawling Hoogland building, climbing some stairs, attending dance classes or other workshops, doing the hydro cycle etc all add up to total energy usage and a full day spent being physically active can easily add 4 000 Cal to the daily energy use of a 100kg guest. This will be slightly less for a lighter person, and slightly more for a heavier person but means that it becomes possible to lose 1kg of actual body fat per day, and some guests have acheived more.

Additional benefits of exercise and physical activity include:

      • Improved circulation
      • General improvement of Wellbeing
      • Improved Memory
      • Improved Mood
      • Improved Tone
      • Improved Cardio Vascular Fitness
      • Improved Blood Sugar Balance
      • Improved Bone Density
      • Reduced LDL Cholestrol
      • Increased Lymph Drainage

 Read more about Exercise at Hoogland Here

Motivational and Emotional Support

Mindful Eating and MeditationPsychologist

Mindful Eating Training is a very effective long-term solution to maintaining a healthy weight while enjoying your food more.

Mindful eating involves paying full attention to the experience of eating and drinking, both inside and outside the body. We pay attention to the colors, smells, textures, flavors, temperatures, and even the sounds of our food. We pay attention to the experience of the body. Where in the body do we feel hunger? Where do we feel satisfaction? What does half-full feel like, or three quarters full?



Pshychotherapy For Wellness and Weight Loss


Picking up some weight in a world where food is abundant and the lifestyle increasingly passive, is quite normal. Very large gains and losses can have underlying medical or more often, emotional causes. Emotional weaknesses such as poor self image makes the effort to maintain appropriate body weight very challenging.

Our therapists have extensive experience in this field, they are practical, down to earth and very realistic and are able to teach a number of tools effectively for long term success.



Life Coaching

Life Coaching

Life coaches aren’t counselors or therapists; they are not qualified to diagnose or treat mental health matters. They also aren’t necessarily experts–in fact, they don't claim to be. But they do aim to train clients to reach goals instead of dreaming about them, and those objectives can include weight loss.

The trend of including life coaches in weight managment is increasing world-wide as it improves the lives of many. 





Hypnosis is an excellent proven tool in weight management. With exeperienced hyphotherapists in a professional setting this treatment has many benefits with no real risk or side effects. 





Supportive Therapies

Hydro Therapy CycleHydro-Therapy-Cycle

The cyclical therapeutic use of Exercise - Massage -  Heat Treatment - Cold Therapy - Rest is an affective way of improving circulation, keeping activity levels up and getting rid of many of the fat-soluble toxins that are released as guests lose weight.

Guests have unlimited access to all hydro facilities from 7am to 7pm daily, including saunas, steam rooms, steam cabinets, sitzbaths, jet pools, exercise pools, cold pools and jacuzzis. 

For more about the hydro cycle, read here...



Therapeutic Massage Treatments

Therapeutic Massage Therapies have many important supportive properties, and guests are encouraged to work a few into their stay.

Benefits of massage include:

            • Relaxation and Stress Reduction
            • Improved Circulation
            • Lowered Blood Pressure
            • Improved Immunity


Labyrinths for Weight Management


Labyrinths are ancient symbols for healing and a path to renewal. Guests walk it as part of a Weight Management Package for light activity and meditation.

Read more about our various labyrinths here