Double cancer survivor to host three-day health seminar

Gerard Fitzgibbon

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Gerard Fitzgibbon

Jacqueline O'Farrell of Grove House Health Spa in Shanballymore, which is hosting a three-day seminar on healthy living. The course will feature talks by double cancer survivor Bernadette Bohan
LIMERICK people have been invited to take part in a potentially life-changing programme that will show how effective simple tools such as wheat grass and vegetable juices can be in guarding against cancer and disease.

LIMERICK people have been invited to take part in a potentially life-changing programme that will show how effective simple tools such as wheat grass and vegetable juices can be in guarding against cancer and disease.

Grove House Health Spa, which is located in the quiet village of Shanballymore near Mallow, is hosting a three-day wellness seminar from October 18-20 hosted by author and double cancer survivor Bernadette Bohan.

The popular programme, which has been taking place for a number of years, incorporates a number of elements that will help people to live healthier lives, such as education about organic foods, meditation and yoga.

Jacqueline O’Farrell of Grove House said that Ms Bohan has cultivated a considerable following through her writings, particularly her best-selling book The Choice: the Programme.

“We’ve had five programmes with Bernadette over the year, with an average of 15 to 20 people on them. This is our last course with her until next February. We’re always delighted to welcome her down. She’s an ordinary person, but she’s so inspiring.”

The three-day course will comprise classes and information about the value of enzyme-rich drinks, wheat grass and the benefit of organic food for the immune system. Participants in the programme will also have the opportunity to enjoy energy healing treatments in Grove House’s famous spa, as well as taking in a relaxing, peaceful countryside setting.

The wellness programme draws on the growing field of international research, including that of the late Dr David Servan-Schreiber, which suggests that balancing and removing acidic foods from your diet has a positive impact on health.

This field of research suggests that acidic and sugary foods that are commonly found in modern diets can aid the growth of cancer cells.

Meanwhile, Grove House will also host a three-day health and healing programme from September 27-29, which will include Tai Chi, meditation and holistic therapy.

The programme will also incorporate awareness on the benefits of treatments such as reiki, reflexology and lymphatic massage in promoting physical and mental health.

The course will also feature an appearance on Saturday, September 28 by Cork native and magician Liam Sheehan.

For more information on Grove House Health Spa or to register for a place in either of its upcoming three-day programmes, call 022 25518, log on to the website www.grovehealthspa.com, or e-mail Jacqueline at longevity@eircom.net.