Five-Day Fast at Eastover Estate and Eco-Village




Eastover Estate and Eco-Village is now offering a five-day, scientific fasting and meditation retreat every Sunday through Friday. Yingxing Wang, co-founder of Eastover Estate and Eco-Village, the 600-acre retreat sanctuary in the heart of the Berkshires, recently returned from Las Vegas, where she attended the A4M conference on functional medicine. What she learned about the benefits of monthly fasting convinced her to offer a five-day, nutrient-packed fast as a standard retreat option at Eastover all year round.

“This is the third year I’ve attended A4M, and it’s always packed with new research about cancer, chronic disease and memory loss,” Wang says. “There is a lot of science supporting the self-care practice of taking five days each month for a nutritious low-calorie, low-protein, low-fat fast. More than 20 years of research at USC has shown that such prolonged fasting is superior to calorie restriction, one- or two-day intermittent fasting or skip-a-day fasting.”

In addition to enjoying chef-prepared meals, participants will learn to replicate those meals at home in order to continue their fasting practice. They will also learn from a variety of special guests, such as experts in memory loss, macrobiotics, nutrition, qigong and tai chi.

Cost: Less than $200/day all-inclusive. Location: 430 East St., Lenox. For more information, call 631-680-7573 or visit Eastover.com.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

New Customized Sexification Program

Sacred Temple Arts is offering a new 10-session Sexification Program.

Revolution Community Yoga Public Open House

Revolution Community Yoga will host a free Annual Open House from 2:30 to 6 p.m., March 23.

Live Online Qigong Coming Soon

Tao and Zen Healing will soon be adding live, online qigong classes and practice sessions to their list of offerings.

A Course in Living Plant-Based Nutrition

Join raw foods educator and Master Chef Rawbert Reid from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., April 6 and/or 7, at the Montserrat Building, in Beverly, for a one- or two-day course in living nutrition.

New Book Combines Ancient Practices with Latest Science

Book provides advice on how shamanic practices, cutting-edge science, detox strategies and power-plant foods can activate our cells’ ability to regenerate and repair.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »This Month

Boost Metabolism

Using Science and Your Own Body
For someone looking for new options for a true metabolic boost that keeps us alive or thriving, one can turn to a number of treatments that employ the body’s innate ability to self-regulate and correct systemic imbalances.

New Customized Sexification Program

Sacred Temple Arts is offering a new 10-session Sexification Program.

Revolution Community Yoga Public Open House

Revolution Community Yoga will host a free Annual Open House from 2:30 to 6 p.m., March 23.

Live Online Qigong Coming Soon

Tao and Zen Healing will soon be adding live, online qigong classes and practice sessions to their list of offerings.

A Course in Living Plant-Based Nutrition

Join raw foods educator and Master Chef Rawbert Reid from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., April 6 and/or 7, at the Montserrat Building, in Beverly, for a one- or two-day course in living nutrition.

Resolving Allergies

Breathe in Through the Nose
One of the best ways to eliminate or reduce allergens from entering the body is to breathe in through the nose.