Here's my first true Travels With Pain travelogue series: my experiences at a health retreat called Fresh Start. If you just go to the blog, you'll get the Fresh Start posts in reverse order. If you'd prefer to read them in the order I wrote them, here are the links: Fresh Start: Days 1-2Days 3-4A Day in the LifeThe End of the Beginning
As I describe in the final post, which wasn't finished for a week after I left the retreat, I've found the results to be pretty amazing for me. My pain levels continue to drop. But now comes the hard part--keeping up with the changes in lifestyle that were enforced at Fresh Start. I've made a personal commitment to try to keep to a diet of 75-80% raw food. That a serious change for me, and will require a bucketload of effort. I also want to keep up with yoga, find myself a Reiki practitioner in my local area, and possibly look into more Bowen therapy as well.
Has anyone here done anything like Fresh Start? Or tried a detox diet at home? I'd love to get some comments over on Travels with Pain about what others think of programs like this. Would you try it? Why so or why not?