Retreats are held in May and October at Casa Verde and Pura Vida, 38-39 Porpoise Place, North Topsail Beach, North Carolina. The next Retreat is scheduled for April 30 to May 7, 2016.

Casa Verde has been named one of USA Today’s top vacation properties. The luxury homes face directly on to North Topsail Beach, one of North Carolina’s finest beaches.

The timing of the Retreats is suitable for swimming. Ocean temperature in both May and October is typically a very comfortable 75˚F (24˚C) (Source: NOAA, Wilmington, NC). The weather, too, is excellent (comfortable for day-time exercise and night-time sleep), with average daily highs around 79˚F (26˚C) and nightly lows around 53˚F (12˚C) (Source: Accuweather, May and October).

Here is a Google map to help locate the property and provide satellite views. Note that Casa Verde was built in 2013 and the Google map shows only Pura Vida, built in 2011:

These properties were designed to have every luxury amenity possible: heated salt water pools, salt water hot tubs, high speed wireless internet, elevator service to all floors, and top-line kitchens. Here are pictures of Casa Verde and its surroundings:
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For pictures of individual rooms and for rate information, see our Rooms & Rates page.

We are taking reservations now for the next Perfect Health Retreat to be held April 30 to May 7, 2016. Don’t miss this opportunity! To inquire, please contact Paul Jaminet at and 617-576-1753 or Whitney Ross Gray at and 910-763-8530.


Perfect Health Retreat … 254 N. Front St, 4th Floor, Wilmington, NC 28401 … 910-763-8530.
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  1. Hi- for those who are researching this retreat and are not planning on coming to the retreat in May on this island, is there a link to the other location (Austin from memory?) for us?

  2. I’ve just listened to your paleocon interview so I understand the Austin site is no longer… Will the new retreat be running at other times other than May?

  3. Barbara Tipton

    ❓ what are the next retreat dates please? I have several health problems that require daily meds. Will that be a problem?

    • Hi Barbara,

      I apologize, I missed your question. The next retreat is October 4-18 2014, and we’ll have retreats again in May and October 2015.

      Taking daily meds is no problem but you are responsible for any medical care you need while at the retreat. It is not a medical facility and we don’t have doctors on staff.

      Best, Paul

  4. Lois Grootwassink MD

    Is it possible to get level 1 or level 2 continuing medical education credits for your seminar?

    • Hi Lois,

      We’re planning to get our curriculum CME-certified nationally but we haven’t done it yet. We are still refining the curriculum, but it’s getting pretty solid so we should seek certification within a year.

      Best, Paul

  5. I am looking for a 3 day 2 night paleo retreat. It is actually a bachelor party for my son who is totally paleo and is not interested in the typical drinking bachelor party. Do you have suggestions? Thanks.

  6. Hi Paul, great website and fills in the gaps that I have long felt fat adaption or paleo missed.
    How about some retreats in europe?
    We need you!

  7. What is the cost of the October retreat?

  8. How quickly do these retreats fill up? How far in advance of the retreat do we need to sign up to get your pre retreat health counseling?

    • Hi P, It varies, but typically they have sold out 2-3 months in advance. However, the oceanfront rooms are typically all taken 5-6 months in advance. I do health coaching for everyone, but the earlier you sign up, the earlier it starts.

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