Fit-to-Live Health & Fitness Retreats use naturopathic medicine and the Neurological Integration System to help you optimise your health and fitness.

Whatever your aim: rehabilitate after injury or illness, weight loss, improve health and fight chronic illness, to get prepared for pregnancy, or simply to relax and re-charge.

Set in the beautiful Charente-Maritime countryside of western France, amongst forest, vineyards and sunflower fields, our aim is to enable everyone to have the knowledge and motivation to realise your full potential and perform to your best ability whether that be at work in an office environment, in your hobbies, as a parent or as an athlete.

In case of injury e.g. bruising, sprains, strains to any part of the body:

Remember PRICE

Protect from further injury - stop doing what you were doing!

Rest stay calm, lying down is usually best, wait for any spasm to subside

Ice apply anything cold for 10 minutes

Compression use a support bandage or cushions as needed.

Elevate an injured limb to reduce swelling.

Seek advice if necessary.


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When you are eating carbohydrates and sugars, you feel less alert and active as the energy is not available for you to use.  

This is because you are busy shovelling the sugar energy out of your bloodstream and storing it safely away to avoid damage to your body tissues.

Once your body gets used to burning fats as they come in, as well as your body fat reserves, you will have more energy available to use immediately.  Therefore, you should feel more alert and active.

Even for athletes, who are commonly told to stock up on carbohydrates to make sure their glycogen stores are ready and available, will find that if your body is used to burning fat as fuel, this fuel will always be ready and available without the slump as your glycogen stores run low.

Initially, your body may complain. Your insulin levels are still raised and they are making you demand sugar to shovel!  However, with patience, eating regularly, drinking plenty of water and resting if necessary, your body will adapt.  This phase takes anything from two days to two weeks, depending on your initial status and previous diet.

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