Tailored Nutrition

Nutrition tailored to you

Tailored nutrition is a vital element for you to achieve optimal health. People say ‘we are what we eat’, actually this is not completely true, we are in fact what we absorb or assimilate. We all have differences in how we absorb food and we all have different lifestyles. Tailoring nutrition to your unique physiology gives you the best health retreat experience for the short-term and the best long-term health outcomes too.

Your goals and needs are individual and our job is to help you match them.

We can review your current lifestyle and food/nutrition habits choices. We can work with you to create a

Personalised Health plan that works for you.

Your food options

Our retreats offer you a multitude of healthy food options including raw, vegan, and Palaeolithic choices. You may also have the options of soups, smoothies, juices and broths if you prefer a deeper detox or maybe wish to fast.

All of our food is freshly prepared and organic wherever possible. Our chefs offer food demonstrations and health education workshops, these prove very popular and can support you for long-term change.

You receive an entry and exit health screening with our health team and they will work with you to create your tailored nutrition plan for your stay and for when you leave helping you to ‘Change for Good’.

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Relationship with food

In the Western world our food has changed more within the last 60 years than it has in the previous 10,000.

The standard daily diet today is full of foods laced with sugar, hydrogenated fats and salt. Food companies are very skilled at manufacturing these foods to reach a ‘bliss point’ where these foods are the most addictive they can be.

In a ‘natural world’ we’d rarely encounter foods with sugar, fat and salt and would gorge them when given a chance and our bodies store these rare, precious ingredients. Our bodies cannot react to the necessary evolutionary adaptations in such a short space of time and the abundance of these foods underpins the explosion in chronic diseases like diabetes and obesity and heart disease.

Changing your relationship with food

We will support you in understanding your food triggers, exploring positive healthy alternatives that you can enjoy and experimenting with mindfulness principles that empower you to bridge the gap between stimulus and response.

Forming a positive relationship with food makes the change process sustainable and doable for you. We work with you to find foods you can enjoy and also to learn that a little indulgence is realistic and part of a modern world so learning to give yourself permission for flexibility here and there and forgiving yourself is an important part of the change process.

Change that lasts is change that is achievable, we provide the supportive and nurturing environment to allow your body and mind to gently develop positive new choices.

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Supplementation

Ideally you would get everything you need for your health from food, particularly if you opt for organic food. Organic food is naturally your best option though the reality of modern soil is that it is depleted in many of the natural minerals that used to be abundant.

Modern agricultural methods undermine the nutritional foundations of the soil in which our food grows and even organic food cannot compete with the soil in which our fresh vegetables and plants grew decades ago.

Minerals iodine, selenium and magnesium are 3 key examples of this:

Magnesium

Magnesium is essential for a healthy nervous system metabolism, calcium absorption and protein metabolism.

Selenium

Selenium is a powerful antioxidant, critical in strengthening the immune system and the creation of new cells.

Iodine

Iodine plays a vital role in brain development and is essential for the functioning of the thyroid gland, which controls the body’s metabolism.

Today’s soil contains a fraction of these minerals than the soil of the 1950’s and therefore it can be wise to supplement with tailored vitamins, herbs and minerals for optimal nutrition.

In our retreats we offer our optional super-supplementation range. These highly-nutritional supplements include Wheatgrass, blue/green Algae, Aloe Ferox, Spirulina, Turmeric, Reishi Mushroom, Maca and Mineral Blend.

Outside of the retreat our practitioners can tailor a specific supplement programme for you based on your individual needs. It is prudent not just to guzzle a multitude of supplements but carefully select the ones you need to help you reach optimal health.

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Two stunning locations

Somerset, UK

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Improve your health & vitality at Amchara’s rural 19th
Century country Manor in the stunning Somerset
countryside

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Gozo, Malta

Enjoy the ultimate detox in the sun on the historic
island of Gozo; Europe’s best kept secret.

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Read our Trip Advisor reviews…

Amchara Somerset, UK

Amchara Gozo, Malta

Just book it, you won’t be disappointed

“What a wonderful place. The staff are the best, continually looking after you, offering advice and helping you to achieve your goals. The treatments are a real bonus, everything on offer is top quality and guaranteed to make you feel fantastic. Yoga in the morning and evening is the perfect way to start and end the day.”

Jackie, April 2022
A fantastic experience

“Wonderful supportive staff. We had constant monitoring and attention. Our health was always the priority. Great accommodation. Met lovely like-minded people there as well. Yoga and walks all tailored to detoxification and wellbeing. It was the ‘pause/reset button’ I needed. Never any pressure. Protocols were personally tailored.’

Maureen, May 2022
My life-changing happy place

“My third and definitely not final visit. I arrived with high blood pressure, overweight and exhausted. I left with excellent blood pressure, lighter and relaxed. Amchara is my happy place. Staff knowledgeable and discuss detailed personal health and lifestyle advice for your stay and beyond.”

Myob, September 2021
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The core health team at Amchara UK

We have a fantastic team of people at Amchara Somerset. From highly experienced naturopaths and health experts to executive chefs and qualified exercise instructors, we’re all here with one aim – to help you Change For Good.

What our clients say

New beginnings and new experiences. If that is what you want then nothing beats Amchara. From the beautiful setting in the gorgeous English countryside in a stunning house dating back to the 1600’s, to the phenomenal people taking care of every little detail. Everyone was SUPER lovely and make you feel so welcome. The food and juices are so delicious and fresh everyday. Evenings are super cosy by fire watching movies loafing on big comfy sofas. Will 100% go back!!! Thank you Amchara.

Ali, Amchara Somerset, March 2019

Went to have a real break and get away from everything, it was fantastic – calm, healthy food (delicious) and wonderful walks and yoga. Very comfortable and I feel SO much better after only one week – thank you Amchara – really hope I will be able to come again.

Garbo, Amchara Gozo, January 2019

Love the place, this is my third visit at Amchara. It is food for the soul and can be an amazing life-changing experience for those who want to learn about how to improve their wellbeing and health..

Karen, Amchara Somerset, February 2019

After a consultation with Alex the naturopath, I decided to do a juice fast, which was perfect for me. I never felt hungry: on the contrary, the juices were really energising. At each juice time, all the naturopaths were on hand to deal with any questions. I also undertook some treatments: reiki and a signature facial. Liz, the reiki specialist, has truly magical and healing hands. I am very grateful to her. Rose gave the most delightful facial. Gozo itself is easy to explore from the retreat and has lots of interesting sites, including the magnificent citadel. The retreat organises walks, but it is fine to explore by oneself too.

Molly, Amchara Gozo, January 2019

My daughter has health challenges and doing a detox makes her feel more empowered with her health. The staff were amazing, helpful, caring and kind to us. Met some great people there and hearing other people’s health challenges made us feel we’re not so alone. Does us both the world of good, gives us a break from everyday living and a reboot. I would definitely recommend to anyone.

Brenda, Amchara Somerset, March 2019

New beginnings and new experiences. If that is what you want then nothing beats Amchara. From the beautiful setting in the gorgeous English countryside in a stunning house dating back to the 1600’s, to the phenomenal people taking care of every little detail. Everyone was SUPER lovely and make you feel so welcome. The food and juices are so delicious and fresh everyday. Evenings are super cosy by fire watching movies loafing on big comfy sofas. Will 100% go back!!! Thank you Amchara.

Rita, Amchara Gozo, February 2019