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May. 7th, 2008

Five-Star Living? It May Be Hazardous To Your Health!

The Pritikin Resort: "A tropical paradise surrounded by turquoise waterways, championship golf courses, and the Turnberry Yacht Club. The Pritikin resort is the ideal environment to begin your Pritikin Program." Don't get fooled by this "soft" approach to healthy living. Remember, this is a serious business, especially when you're visiting the "The Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa." It is strictly a medical clinic disguised as a resort with a proven track record for people who really want to get healthy. If you are seeking significant and lasting weight loss, reversing heart disease, and for (regrettably) many of you, avoiding bypass surgery, this full-service luxury clinic is your answer.

The Raj: Remember when John, Paul, George and Ringo went to India, met the Maharishi and became enlightened? Well, that same "guru" has established a serene, 100-acre enclave located amid Iowa farmland. This idyllic setting is the foundation for practicing Ayurveda, India's ancient system of medicine. Ayurveda is a health system that has been successfully used for prevention and healing for over 5000 years. (It's practiced here as Maharishi Ayurveda, a version created by a council headed by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, fonder of Transcendental Meditation, of TM.) Now, you don't have to travel to India if you choose his retreat that evokes spacious timelessness. Especially well suited for city-folk, this French country estate with elegant simplicity reigns throughout. Its sparely adorned halls and rooms are a quiet symphony of soft peach, white and sand hues. The landscape is idyllic with tree-dotted lawns and large ornamental pond. It is the ultimate setting for getting back to basics: quiet surroundings, simple food, soft voices and gentle hands.

By Marjorie Rothstein
Luxury Lifestyle Consultant
Living the 5Star Life Contributor
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