Live Longer Retreat: Why Go

Live Longer Retreat: Why Go

The Telluride Ski Resort and The Peaks Resort & Spa in Mountain Village are hosting week-long wellness intensives titled Live Longer Retreat. The Big Idea is to support your annual resolution to get really healthy and therefore live longer well. With 2018 more than half over, what progress have you made? 

Using an evidence-based, scientific approach to health and longevity and featuring an experienced staff of medical professionals, personal trainers, Pilates and yoga instructors, dietitians, and chefs, all focused on your unique wellness profile, each Live Longer Retreat is one-of-kind in the U.S. 

Full staff bios here.

The intensives, limited to only 10 – 15 participants, include personal consultations, hiking, spinning, yoga, Pilates, talks and demonstrations related to nutrition, cooking classes, and more. Dates this debut summer/fall season are August 19 – August 25 and September 27 – September 30.

The program is led by Dr. Alan Safdi, a world-renowned internist and gastroenterologist with encyclopedic knowledge of mind-body wellness and preventative medicine. Dr. Safdi also has a gift for delivering evidence-based medical findings for healthier living in easily digestible sound bytes.

In the run-up to the retreats, Dr. Safdi is posting regular updates on Telluride Inside… and Out based on the latest, closely vetted research about subjects in the field of health, wellness and longevity. 

This week, Dr. Safdi explains why he established the Telluride Longevity Institute and why the retreats. And here is a sample of his agenda.

Feel free to sign up now to participate in a Live Longer Retreat   or call 1-877-448-5416 for further information. 

One of the first questions people want to know is why did we started these intensive retreats? Why is it so important for the general public as well as physicians to get a good foundation in health and wellness?

After 40 years as a doctor who has traveled to many countries to observe their healthcare systems, I came to the sad conclusion the US is hyper-focused on the treatment of illness, rather than on disease prevention and quality of life.

For years, I have lectured on the topic of health, wellness, nutrition, and longevity to physician groups, as well as to the lay public. As Chairman of the Section of Gastroenterology at Deaconess Hospital in Cincinnati and President of the Ohio GI and Liver Institute, my background is clearly based on the treatment of diseases. As President of the Consultants for Clinical Research, I have also been involved in over 800 clinical studies.

Through my work, sad to say I became disenchanted with our medical system’s failure to focus on the prevention of societal plagues. We are quick to prescribe pills, but not to take the hours needed to delve into an individual’s diet, exercise patterns, balance training and so on. Patients are pushed out of their chairs before we can educate them about non-pharmacologic lifestyle changes.

At the six-day intensives I created, the Live Longer Retreat, we will not be selling or endorsing any products. Instead, participants will learn how to change their lifestyle forever based on customized, long-lasting solutions.

Over the course of the week (with lots of flex time built in), these physician-run and physician-driven programs led by personal trainers, physical therapists, dietitians, athletic trainers, chefs, and Pilates and yoga professionals affiliated with The Peaks, will teach attendees ways to help prevent common diseases such as dementia, heart disease, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, some cancers and obesity.

To that end, we have incorporated exercise programs that anyone can do the rest of their lives.

Daily cooking lessons and lectures by a dietitian will teach participants how to shop and cook in an easy and healthy manner. All the meals on our menu are easy to make, nutritious and delicious.

Deep learning is the key to success of the intensives, so we kept the class size small enough so I can spend hours with each member of the group daily.

Trying to decipher real from fake health news has become almost impossible unless you fully understand the rules of the game as I do. All the information we plan to use in the Live Longer Retreat program is based on facts gleaned from years of scientific studies and practical application.

More about Dr. Alan Safdi:

Dr. Alan Safdi

Dr. Alan Safdi is a board-certified in Internal Medicine and in Gastroenterology and a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology. A proven leader in the healthcare arena, Safdi has been featured on the national program “Medical Crossfire” and authored or co-authored numerous medical articles and abstracts. He has been an investigator in over 581 studies and is President of both the Consultants For Clinical Research and the Ohio Gastroenterology and Liver Institute.

Dr. Safdi has been involved in grant-based and clinical research for about 35+ years and is passionate about disease prevention and wellness, not just fixing what has gone wrong. He lectures internationally on the subjects of wellness, nutrition, and gastroenterology.

“If you are interested in learning more about how to prevent as well as treat some diseases over an intensive six-day program, please check out the Telluride Longevity Institute website.

“We have assembled a fantastic team including chefs, personal trainers, physical therapists, athletic trainers, dietitians, physicians, yoga specialists, Pilates trainers, and more. Our programs are completely different than any other programs world-wide. We emphasize lifestyle and base our programs on only evidence based medicine. The groups are very small and activities take place in a fun and educational environment at The Peaks.”

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