Fasting Detoxification Retreats
Purification of Body Mind Spirit
Yoga Meditation Complentary Therapies
there any famous people who have done the detoxification and
purification program at Moinhos Velhos?... is
a question we have been asked several times.
the 14 years that we have been running our fasting|detox programs
we have had many famous people as our clients. From
the media, the press, from the entertainment, legal, the sports
and the medical field, (yes even the medical).
BBC called us up a couple of years ago. They were doing a
feature on Algarve and they very much wanted to include Moinhos
Velhos in the program. Which made us happy. They then asked
What famous people had done your program. Our answer as always
was: Sorry but we do not give out the names of our clients.
BBC then insisted: But we must have some famous names.
You have to give us one or two names if you want to be included
in the feature. Too bad, we never divulge our clients
we were featured on Portuguese TV a couple of years back,
with a feature that was repeated several times at news time.
We thought it was very good, all of our Portuguese acquaintances
commented on it, and within a few hours Portugal's RTP (the
equivalent of England's BBC) showed up with a camera crew.
refused to allow the camera crew on the property. We told
them the same as we have told everyone else, we will be most
happy to accommodate you. Just make an appointment and give
us time to warn our clients that there is a media crew arriving.
Of course then it was no longer news. Most clients are quite
happy to be on TV or featured in a magazine article, but some
may not want that.
year we had a famous French movie star, who wore the type
of hats that only movie stars wear to hide her identity from
everyone. However this is rather difficult to do in the sauna,
where everyone is more or less nude. Fortunately she soon
relaxed, dropped the hat and the mask and became just François (not her real name).
time back we had a booking inquiry which also asked: Do
you accept famous people? and Will the media be
answer was: Yes we accept famous people as long as they do
their own dishes. No the media will not be a problem unless
you bring them.
Apparently that was not the answer they were looking for as
the booking was never confirmed.
once had a client who had been sent here by a famous Health
Clinic on Harley street in London. He was, or thought he was
a famous producer, and when he was told that he had to wash
his own cup and juice mug, he refused and stated. I do
not do dishes, I have servants to do that. (Novo rich).
He then went to his room , got a 50 pound note which he slipped
to one of the staff and said. Do my dishes for me.
he did not get away with it. When he left the table one of
the other guest ran after him and said... Hey you left your
cup on the table, and made him come back and rinse it out.
And that is all you have to do, rinse out any remaining Bentonite
and Psyllium husk powders from your cup and mug, before they
are put into the dishwashing machine. Otherwise our drains
had also come to Moinhos Velhos for the wrong reason, primarily
to loose weight. When he showed up the first day for morning
meditation and yoga in his celebrity suit, Panama hat and
silk handkerchief, and promptly had to show off his alligator
shoes, snake skin belt and exotic wallet, I said to him: Look
I think you have come to the wrong place.
was difficult, but in the end he was OK, and wrote the following
in our guest book.
you so much for your help and understanding. The body has
benefited greatly, but the mind was on strike the whole
I do not understand this current obsession with celebrities.
Yes we have been honored and have enjoyed the company of some
famous people with brilliant minds, doing our fasting program,
but not all celebrities are brilliant or clever. Here at Moinhos
Velhos the person sitting next to you at the juicing table
may be a famous heart surgeon, a movie star or a waitress
from Amsterdam. You will not know unless they elect to tell
you, as here we are all on first name basis only. All masks
and pretences can be dropped. We want you to elect to come
to the Moinhos Velhos Fasting program, not because of the
fact that one of England's most prominent politicians recently
completed our program, but because as she, you will select
Moinhos Velhos for its unique effectiveness in producing a
complete detoxification and purification on all levels, physical,
mental, emotional and spiritual. Our programs are for Body
- Mind - Spirit. Our detoxification programs with
our unique combination of powders and herbs with Yoga and Meditation, Colon Cleansing, Alternative Therapies, salt water pool and hot tub, Sauna and Nature Walks will give you the opportunely to completely
detox and cleanse. No we do not propose to heal you, but we
will give you the opportunely to heal yourself. Which you
body is always trying to do, on all levels, physical, mental,
emotional and spiritual.
why do we not exploit the opportunely to promote our programs
through the many celebrities who have participated in our
sessions. Quite frankly, we do not have to. The programs are
able to stand on their own feet. In 2006 all of our programs
were fully booked, with a waiting list for all sessions. Besides
not all celebrities are that clever, some are just stupid.
We have been most fortunate that the celebrities who have
elected to come to Moinhos Velhos have all been brilliant.
we appreciate and welcome our famous celebrities. But we do
not want to exploit the fact that they have selected Moinhos
Velhos for their detoxification program. S.... who has been
to Moinhos Velhos 4 times, who is married to one of England's
most famous football stars, who is quite a celebrity in our
own right, ( no it is not Victoria, but close) when asked
why she keeps on returning to Moinhos Velhos answered:
I feel safe here.
that is the way it is going to continue to be.