The Gut Makeover in Menorca (5 nights) - The Life Adventure

The Gut Makeover in Menorca (5 nights)

The Gut Makeover in Menorca (5 nights)

With Jeannette Hyde
The quick overview

Re-educating your insides with a rule book – a top spa for weight loss.

The lowdown

There may be nothing new about the idea that ‘you are what you eat’, but the health of our intestines is still a hot topic, scientifically proven to have an impact on our physical and emotional wellbeing. And this replenishing retreat at Menorca’s grandest agroturismo is the place to really get to grips with your gut. Under nutritionist Jeannette Hyde’s personal guidance, you begin a realistically manageable four-week eating plan, which can be followed once at home with her paperback The Gut Makeover. Refreshingly, it’s all about abundance rather than deprivation. The goal? To start to heal and restore your microbiome (gut bacteria), which will in turn rebalance heart, body and mind.

Days pivot around eating three plentiful Mediterranean-inspired meals stacked with a broad mix of fruit and vegetables and high-quality protein. Breakfast might be fruit, nuts and kefir (a tasty fermented milk drink) with eggs and (gluten-free) banana bread, while at lunch and supper there are salads, plates of pulled pork, turkey burgers and barbecued prawns. Although there’s no alcohol, caffeine, salt, sugar or gluten, it isn’t too abstemious. Relaxing is also key to good digestive health, so there’s heaps of it scheduled into the itinerary.

The villa, Cugó Gran, has manicured gardens, rolling lawns, sea views, an infinity pool and plenty of spaces to hide away in. It’s all incredibly comfortable too – rooms are elegant and pared-back, with whitewashed beams and Provençal-style furniture. The whole place is looked after by a dashing navy-blue-clad team that includes a butler, driver and concierge. Stretched out on a day bed on a terrace, sipping ginger water and taking in the scent of rosemary on the warm air, you’ll feel more than comfortable talking openly about the less finer things in life – like how often you poo and what it looks like. The listener is the empathetic Hyde, with whom you’ll have health consultations; she’s available to answer any niggling questions, whether the issue is IBS, sleep problems, or hormonal or skin disorders. For the rest of the time, be soothed by treatments, using Rosalena oils or Li’tya products, and keep your body moving with sport-performance-focused Pilates classes. By the time you check out you’ll be slimmer, sleeping better and feeling far more serene. Just keep reading the book for the results to last.

Total Relaxation in 250-Acre Private Estate

To promote total relaxation, which contributes to digestive health, The Gut Makeover Retreat is set in the exquisite and luxurious surroundings of the private 250-acre estate of Cugó Gran, a full-service luxury villa, providing the services of a five-star hotel including chefs, butler, housemaids, driver, events co-ordinator, and house manager. The facilities include a 26-metre outdoor heated pool, a barbecue area, terraces for outdoor dining, a gym and massage treatment room. The stunning interiors, including 11 bedrooms (accommodating up to 22 guests) are influenced by the Mediterranean, the aesthetic is pared-back luxury with a focus on sumptuous beds and linens. Pale fabrics and floors are accentuated by splashes of colour from baskets of fresh local lemons to bouquets of flowers and herbs picked from the estate’s own lavender fields, greenhouses and herb gardens.

Mediterranean Cuisine

During your time on the retreat Jeannette will share her immense experience and nutritional knowledge with guests and will work closely with Cugó Gran’s Head Chef to devise delicious, gut-friendly meals inspired by vibrant and diverse real Mediterranean cuisine. All the ingredients used are of the highest quality and locally-sourced where possible, many of them originating from Cugó Gran’s own kitchen and herb gardens.

Pilates

Mental and physical balance will be further enhanced through individual and group Pilates sessions with Bernadette Phillips who has worked with a host of celebrity clients to help them achieve their goals. Bernadette is particularly known for her sport-performance focused method, which helps people improve flexibility, core strength, and posture, and to recover from injuries. She will run both individual and group Pilates sessions with guests at Cugó Gran.

Li’tya Massage Treatment

The 45 minute Li’tya massage treatment included in the package is the MIJI KODO, which mean’s ‘Of the Earth’.

This rhythmic body massage is inspired by traditional Australian Aboriginal techniques which work to balance and re-align energy flow, enhancing mind and body wellness. A combination of pressure points and spiralling movements ground and uplift, working to relieve muscular aches and pains while leaving the body renewed and refreshed. A choice of native aromatic oils is prescribed to address your individual needs, to rejuvenate, harmonise or detoxify.

The products from LI’TYA are formulated using sustainably wild harvested, pure Australian botanicals and organic ingredients with guidance on the Indigenous plant knowledge & healing principles. We are proudly Australian made and owned & certified cruelty-free.

Rosalena Facial Treatment

This 45 minute treatment has been put together by Kim Holland.

Rosalena, is a range of beautiful & natural oil-based skincare made with 100% pure plant ingredients with no unnatural preservatives, parabens, or synthetic fragrances for glowing, healthy & radiant skin. Clean Beauty that delivers maximum results, everyday.

Rosalena’s hydrating oils penetrate into the skin cells along with added oil-soluble vitamins and antioxidants, right to where they are needed to nourish and hydrate skin. The molecules in natural plant oils are so fine that they are directly and quickly absorbed into the dermis, the skin layer that lies directly beneath the surface of the skin.

Walking

There will be organised walks each day to explore some of Menorca’s most beautiful caves and beaches.

Menorca has an incredible ancient path called the Cami de Cavalls that encircles the island and during the retreat clients will get to enjoy some of these sections.

Recipes

Jeannette Hyde has also released “The Gut Makeover Recipe Book” with over 100 carefully crafted, nutritious and gut-friendly recipes to make The Gut Makeover easier than ever.

Dates 2018

Friday 27th April – Wednesday 2nd May

Wednesday 6th June – Monday 11th June

Wednesday 10th October – Monday 15th October

Prices

5 nights sharing occupancy £2,350 per person

5 nights single occupancy £2,850 per person

Flights can be booked for you separately if required but are not included in the prices below.

Prices include:
  • All accommodation
  • All food & drink
  • Airport transfers
  • 1 x 45 minute Li’tya spa treatment
  • 1 x 45 minute Rosalena facial
  • 4 group Pilates’ classes
  • 1 Pilates one on one class
  • 1 consultation (one on one) with Jeannette Hyde and group talks throughout the retreat

 

The retreat starts at lunch on the first day and ends after breakfast on the last day.

Guests eat together and meal times are set by Jeannette, with Breakfast between 8 – 9am, lunch at 1.30pm and dinner at 6.30pm.

 

Presenter Jeannette Hyde

Jeannette Hyde is a BSc-trained nutritional therapist and author of a brand new book, The Gut Makeover. She makes regular appearances on BBC London radio and TV, breaking down complicated nutrition science into digestible chunks. Recent discoveries from leading scientific researchers have found that the state of our gut bacteria is not only the key to weight loss but also could lead to better mood, immunity and skin. Countless clients, five years’ clinical experience and mountains of research later, Jeannette is convinced that the key to health and weight loss lies not in our muscles or even in our minds but in our guts. Jeannette delivers many of our face-to-face (offline) corporate nutritional programmes, see here for more details.

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What’s included

Please contact us to book a double room at £2350 per person or to add flights on hello@thelifeadventure.co or to discuss in more detail.

Price £2,850.00

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Presenter Jeannette Hyde

Jeannette Hyde is a BSc-trained nutritional therapist and author of a brand new book, The Gut Makeover. She makes regular appearances on BBC London radio and TV, breaking down complicated nutrition science into digestible chunks. Recent discoveries from leading scientific researchers have found that the state of our gut bacteria is not only the key to weight loss but also could lead to better mood, immunity and skin. Countless clients, five years’ clinical experience and mountains of research later, Jeannette is convinced that the key to health and weight loss lies not in our muscles or even in our minds but in our guts. Jeannette delivers many of our face-to-face (offline) corporate nutritional programmes, see here for more details.

MORE »

What’s included

Please contact us to book a double room at £2350 per person or to add flights on hello@thelifeadventure.co or to discuss in more detail.

Price £2,850.00