Steve Hillbrand on the Perfect Health Retreat

Steve Hillbrand of Minnesota was a guest at the October 2014 Perfect Health Retreat. Steve kindly recorded a video for us discussing his experience at the retreat.

Some highlights:

  • “I’d like to say thank you for providing this opportunity, it was really nice.”
  • “Everybody here has been really friendly, very helpful, did everything to make me feel comfortable and welcome.”
  • “My purpose was to get the whole dimension of the diet and the lifestyle…. I wanted to see how it would feel to implement everything.”
  • “This couple weeks kind of gave me a good feeling for what it would be like.”
  • “I usually eat a lot, and I found that by the end of the first week and into the second week that one plate of food was all I really felt like eating. It filled me up. Very different than what I’m used to.”
  • “Cravings for alcohol kind of go with me, along with cravings for sweets and coffee, I’m constantly adjusting my mood with food. It was nice to have the wine in the evening and no problems staying within the two glasses, a couple of nights one glass. Even party night tonight I’ll probably have two glasses because that seems to be sufficient for me.”
  • “The other nice thing about the retreat for me was feeling physically stronger. Doing the weight training and the exercises, you start to realize, it doesn’t take that much. The training on the importance of consistency really rang home to me… Just the idea that you can do the 15 minutes a couple times a day and get the health benefits was nice for me to realize and I can imaging implementing it.”
  • “All the variety, looking at the barefoot running, looking at the heart rhythm training, those were all very interesting to me. I’d been exposed to them all before but it never really clicked in the same way as when you explained it.”
  • “I particularly liked the science classes. Looked forward to them every day.”
  • “Food was great. That was one of my big problems with implementing this diet…. I’d soon get bored with [meat and potatoes]. I didn’t really have the variety in my diet, didn’t really know how to make it. I have some new ideas now about doing it.”
  • “The more interesting conversation will be to talk to us a year from now…. Has it turned around some of the more chronic health issues that all of us seem to have?”
  • “I appreciate the idea that it’s not just one part, you do the whole thing.”
  • “I would heartily recommend the retreat to strangers…. I think everybody got something out of it.”
  • “I think the setting has been ideal for me. It’s been sunny, there’s a beach to walk on. I like a little bit of alone processing time, it’s very easy to walk down the beach and meander alone. That was wonderful. I really haven’t swam in the ocean hardly at all before, this was kind of exciting to be able to do that. The salt water pools right outside here were really nice. I never liked pools because I don’t like chlorine, and these were really nice for swimming and loosening up.”
  • “I don’t know if you can get a better setting.”
  • “I’m very happy I came. Very successful. I look at it as one of those pivotal points in my life. That’s my feeling right now…. It really feels like something big has shifted.”

Thank you Steve!

We are taking reservations now for the next Perfect Health Retreat to be held October 10-17, 2015. Don’t miss this opportunity for a luxurious vacation combined with a week of learning that will pay a lifetime of dividends.

To learn about the retreat, visit the various web pages under the Perfect Health Retreat tab, starting here. To reserve a room or for more information, please contact Paul Jaminet at paul@perfecthealthretreat.com or Whitney Ross Gray at whitney@perfecthealthretreat.com.

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PHD for MMA: Podcast with Toby MacEachern

Interested in mixed martial arts? I was pleased to appear on Toby MacEachern’s TNA4MMA podcast to talk abut what fighters can do to obtain terrific health while maximizing athleticism.

The podcast can be found on:

Thank you Toby!

Our Perfect Health Retreats were mentioned on the podcast. The next one is October 10-17. If you’re interested, check out our web pages starting here, or write me at paul@perfecthealthretreat.com.
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Ole Morten Grodås on the Perfect Health Retreat

Ole Morten Grodås of Trondheim, Norway was a guest at the October 2014 Perfect Health Retreat. Ole kindly recorded a video for us discussing his experience at the retreat.

Some highlights:

  • “I’m very glad I came. I learned some life habits and tips and tricks on these 14 days that I’ve not learned in like 4 years of reading blogs and books. It’s been really valuable.”
  • “I’ve been having stomach problems for two years and just being here for 14 days has improved them…. I’ve also after having health coaching with Paul I’ve gotten a strategy for how I can improve it when I get back home and I’m really looking forward toimplementing this strategy.”
  • “Heath coaching is maybe the most valuable part of the retreat for me – being able to ask Paul about my problems and his advice about them.”
  • “Paul has been available throughout the two weeks and I’ve been able to ask him about anything all the time. He’s been very helpful.”
  • “I like the concept that you can come here and everything’s optimized. When you read the blogs it’s hard to pick up on everything and fit it together into a complete lifestyle.”
  • “I think the setting of the Perfect Health Retreat is perfect. It’s sunny, it’s by the beach, it’s warm, but it’s not too warm. I’m from Norway and I think it’s perfect. In the night it’s cool enough that you can sleep easily.… It’s a quiet beach and that’s also very nice.”
  • “The science classes are another favorite of mine. I’ve been reading the Paleo books and blogs and trying to understand what’s needed to be done for good health. Attending the science classes at this retreat has improved my knowledge of what constitutes really good habits and healthy habits. I’ve learned important things that I think will really improve my health long term.”
  • “I think the exercise classes have been very good.”
  • “My favorite exercise class was the running exercises where Paul was teaching us running techniques…. That’s very hard to do on your own because you’re not aware of how you’re running and how it’s wrong.”
  • “I really liked the cooking classes as well. What I liked the most is that you can acquire skills that are also very hard to acquire just from reading or watching Youtube movies.”
  • “The food has been delicious, just as expected. I’ve been trying to eat the Perfect Health Diet for a long time, and I know it’s really good, but having a real chef make the food just makes it even better.”
  • “I think the retreat is something everyone will benefit from. Just to set aside one week, or 14 days, to just focus on my health has been really, really good…. For me it’s been very helpful to be here.”
  • “I highly recommend the retreat to anyone. I think everyone would benefit.”

Thank you Ole!

We are taking reservations now for the next Perfect Health Retreat to be held October 10-17, 2015. Don’t miss this opportunity for a luxurious vacation combined with a week of learning that will pay a lifestime of dividends.

To learn about the retreat, visit the various web pages under the Perfect Health Retreat tab, starting here. To reserve a room or for more information, please contact Paul Jaminet at paul@perfecthealthretreat.com or Whitney Ross Gray at whitney@perfecthealthretreat.com.

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The First PHD Gourmet Restaurant: Life! Restaurant

I’m pleased to announce that we have partnered with a gourmet restaurant in Germany. Life! Restaurants for Body & Soul has adopted a PHD-based menu.

The flagship Life! Restaurant is on the Königsallee in Düsseldorf. The Königsallee is Germany’s busiest and most famous shopping street. It is noted for its fashion designers, luxury shops, and restaurants. I predict the new Life! Restaurant will further raise the Königsallee’s reputation.

I’ll be speaking in a special event at the restaurant on Monday, 27 July, 19h to 21h. I’ll speak for an hour explaining the Perfect Health Diet, and how to be healthy through great food. Then the restaurant will serve a 3-course dinner. Cost is €29. If you are in the Dusseldorf area, don’t miss this event, and be sure to try out the restaurant. The address and telephone number are:

Life! Restaurants

Königsallee 59 | 40215 Düsseldorf

Telefon: +49 211 86 93 92 92

UPDATE: The event has a Facebook page: PHD Seminar.

On the same trip, I’ll be speaking Saturday 25 July in Berlin at PaleoConvention.de on “Natural Healing of Chronic Infectious Disease.” This is Europe’s largest Paleo convention and will be a great experience. There’s still some space. Here’s the trailer:

t will be a fun trip, and I look forward to meeting our German fans!