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What is concierge medicine and medical tourism all about?

Have you ever considered traveling for affordable world class healthcare? Where do you start? Who do you call? How do you know if you can trust the health care provider? Allow our team of caring professionals at Eden Retreat Center to help you through this process with ease. Costa Rica is a world leader in medical tourism and is known for providing excellent and affordable health care. Millions of tourists flock to Costa Rica every year to soak up its natural beauty and enjoy all this topical paradise has to offer. Here at Eden we combine a healthy vacation with all the medical care this country has to offer.… Read More

What does it mean to be toxic?

One of our recent guests was at Eden to get healthy before a shoulder surgery. When his shoulder pain completely vanished after one week of his detox retreat, he was astonished and in disbelief. After a short conversation about toxicity in the body and the importance of maintaining a healthy functioning body we saw his light bulb come on. The following explanation convinced him of the sound science behind detoxification as surgery prevention. There is an intimate relationship between all body fluids and the anatomy and physiology of the digestive and elimination systems. The mucous lining of our digestive tract, from mouth to anus is a semipermeable membrane facilitating the movement of nutrients into the blood and waste products out of the blood.… Read More

4 ways to decrease the effects of autoimmune disease and inflammation

What are autoimmune diseases and why are they so common these days? Autoimmune diseases are on the rise in our modern society. In 2012 14.7 million Americans were diagnosed with autoimmune diseases. This year an estimated 50 million people will be diagnosed with autoimmune diseases. That is a significant increase in a short amount of time. There are currently over 80 disease that qualify as autoimmune. The most common are rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disease, diabetes, inflammatory bowel diseases, lyme’s disease, herpes, hepatitis, liver disease, anemia, MS, and many skin conditions. Why is this happening? There are varying opinions as to why this is happening and what the root causes are.… Read More

Help for high functioning addicts

Signs you may be a high functioning addict and what you can do When we think of addicts our vision may go to a shopping cart pushing, disheveled person who lives under a bridge and talks to themselves. Although this does exist the reality is the vast majority of addicts are highly functioning individuals who can hold down a job, maintain family & social connections, and appear to be normal. Addicts can be found in places such as hospitals, business offices, movie sets and teacher’s lounges. Addicts are frequently highly driven and successful people who seek extremes in life. From the outside these people seem to have it together but on the inside they can be riddled with anxiety, depression, regret, self doubt, loneliness and lack of connection or focus.… Read More

Ozone Therapy- A secret weapon in the fight against autoimminue disorders, infectious disease, and health deterioration.

Discovered in the early 1950’s ozone was first used to treat infected wounds in soldiers. It has since been found to relieve pain, kill viruses, and is a powerful detox agent . Recent research shows that ozone therapy can be effective in the treatment of heart disease, circulatory disorders, chronic diseases such as aids, hepatitis, & lyme, herniated disks, infectious diseases, chronic pain, cancer, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disorders, tooth decay and so much more. Even though there is great deal of research and evidence to support the treatment benefits of ozone sadly main stream medicine has mostly ignored it, instead choosing antibiotics as the first line of defense.… Read More

5 ways to stop inflammation from killing you!

How to treat chronic inflammatory diseases with integrative medicine We hear about it every day. The constant damage that inflammation and chronic diseases have on our bodies and on our health care system. Currently these diseases are the leading cause of death for those in the modern world; drastically impact our quality of life. The high cost of treatment for these diseases is crippling our healthcare system. Trillions of dollars are spent annually to treat these disorders with little relief experienced. Americans take over 30 billion doses of prescription or over the counter anti-inflammatories every year and yet the disease and death rates continue to climb.… Read More