Supervised Water-Fasting for Health and Wellbeing

Leaders in Holistic Medical Fasting since 1977

Under the leadership of Dr Andre, The Fast Doctor, our team of medical, health and wellbeing professionals supervise safe, beneficial, healing fasting. 

Fast Therapy supports and improves healing and is successfull in the treatment and cure of many illness and health events, especially auto immune and lifestyle diseases. Fast therapy is successfully used for:

Auto-Immune-Disorders Auto-immune disorders such as psoriasis, lupus, osteo-arthritis, celiac disease and many more

IBS Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS)

Cancer cure Cancer: Fasting before and during chemotherapy reduces side effects and improves effectiveness

cholestrol Pre-Op Preparation and Post-Op for improved in healing

Diabetes Type II diabetes

Obesity Obesity

High Cholestrol High Cholestrol

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Holistic Fasting Retreat

Rates until 30 September 2018

*U$ rates may vary depending on current exchange rates - R 13.30/U$ is used here

First 7 Days: R 14 300 (U$ 1 075pp*)  Member (frequent visitor): R 12 975pp (U$ 975*)

This healing package includes:

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

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

 Comprehensive Physical Wellbeing assessment One Physical Wellbeing Assessment weekly 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 Physical Wellbeing assessment  Complete 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

 IComprehensive Physical Wellbeing assessmentnsulin blood test & Follow-up Insulin blood test

 

Every week thereafter

R 11 850 pp per week (U$ 890*)

Including:

 Blood TestsEverything from the core package, our Relaxing Retreat

Blood Tests

 Weekly Cliinical Examination

Blood Tests

Follow-up blood tests including: Blood sedimentation rates, full blood count, electrolytes, blood chemistry

Blood Tests

Urinalysis every other day

 

The following extras may be added to the package as required:

Blood Tests Additional Blood Tests

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

For prices on medical treatments and consultations, click here

Massage therapies are usefull during a fast or any other physical wellbeing programme for various reasons. This include improved circulation, lower stress levels, increased oxytocin, improved mobility, reduced pain and tension, immune support.

Massage Massage Therapies

While you are at Hoogland and have access to world-class beauty therapists, why not make use of them:

Massage Beauty Therapies


Holistic Water-Fasting Centre

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

To meet our Health & Wellbeing Team, click here

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

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.

 

To meet our Health & Wellbeing Team, click here

Fasting, Re-feeding Programme and Nutrition

Fasting for Wellness

 

Water Fasting

A minimum perdiod of 3 days of water fasting is recommended but longer periods, up to 40 days of uninterrupted supervised fasting, have an astounding number of health benefits. For more on the benefits of fasting, visit Dr Andre's website: The Fast Doctor or watch this informative clip: Introduction to Fasting

A high-fat meal is recommended as the last meal before a fast commenses.

  

 

Re-feeding programme

Breaking the Fast

The way a fast is broken is an essential component of holistic lasting success. 

The nutritionist of wellbeing co-ordinator guide guests on a re-feeding programme. The lenght of this process depends on the total lenght of the fast and other considerations.

A fast is typically broken with a day of papaya.  

Papaya fruit is a rich source of valuable proteolytic enzymes, such as papain, chymopapain, caricain and glycyl endopeptidase, that can greatly aid in the digestive process.

Herbal teas can be added to the diet early on. This is followed by additional fruit, raw salad vegies and finally a balanced diet.

Nutrition and Metabolic

Nutritionist

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 can accurately indicate any metabolic disorders before the need for blood tests.

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 Demonstration
Cooking 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.

Eating healthily at home will help to continue the benifits of a holistic supervised fast at Hoogland. Guests often request recipes on departure for day to day success and enjoyment at home.

  

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 fasting programme and ensures that energy levels remain high and limites reduction in muscle mass.

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 relationship with food and body.

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

Psychotherapy

There are many reasons guests choose fasting therapy, and most of these will involve some level of emotional impact. 

Our therapists have extensive experience in holistic health and wellbeing, 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.

The trend of including life coaches in a holistic approach to wellbeing is increasing world-wide as it improves the lives of many. 

 

  

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy 

Hypnosis is an excellent proven tool for personal growth. 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-

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

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