A key part of integrated health and any holistic living program or lifestyle, is good nutritious food. Integrated health includes all aspects of health, well being and self care.
A well balanced diet rich with vegetables and fruit, very low on processed carbohydrates, and refined sugar is always recommended. A more pesticide free, plant based diet is healthier for body, mind and spirit.
On a Nourish in Nature Retreat we aim to educate and cultivate healthy relationships to food and to develop awareness of eating mindfully.
Good nutrition is vital to support health and hormone balance. We need to focus on a diet rich in good fats, protective anti-oxidants, high quality protein and vitamins and minerals.
Our often hectic stressful lifestyles mean we must learn to support the functioning of our nervous system with foods rich in B vitamins and magnesium. A healthy gut flora balance is being recognized as a crucial part of our health, immunity and hormone balance and naturally fermented foods are a rich source of these beneficial bacteria.
Nourish Retreat Experience
We are a little bit particular about the food we prepare and serve for our guests.
The food we prepare and serve is tasty and wholesome vegetarian and vegan food. We use vegetables from our own organic gardens and then locally sourced fruit and vegetables.
We spend a lot of time and care preparing the food for our guests, and make sure that it is nutritious as well as flavoursome. Good food is integral on our Nourish in Nature Retreats. Playing it’s part in supporting a holistic week of healthy well being.
Eating clean, freshly prepared wholefoods with minimal sweeteners will give our guests a boost of nutrition and nourishment
Organic vegetable and herb gardens
We lovingly grow a lot of our own herbs and vegetables throughout the year. All of our food is naturally seasonal and we incorporate our harvests into our retreat meals and menu. We also dehydrate fruits, make preserves, and fermented foods. Every year we harvest our own olives to produce gorgeous green gold oil. We love to harvest the natural bounty of this fertile part of the world, and feel this gives us a deep connection with the nourishing food we produce on retreats for our guests.