PRESS RELEASE: Lyme Center Announces Scholarship for Detox Retreat


Lyme Center Announces Scholarship Available for Detox Retreat

March 19, 2013, West Tisbury Massachusetts — The Lyme Center of Martha’s Vineyard announced today the availability of a scholarship for an individual to participate in a five-day detox retreat being run April 8 – 12, 2013, at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown. The detox retreat is part of an intensive detox and education program offered by Dr Roni DeLuz, a registered nurse and naturopathic doctor who holds a PhD in Natural Health.

The Lyme Center encourages members of the Lyme Community to recommend suitable and willing candidates from their local support groups (with mindfulness to considerations of privacy) by email to Dr Enid Haller (, Director of the Lyme Center of Martha’s Vineyard. For the accepted candidate, the standard retreat fee of $3,475 will be waived.

Dr Roni’s retreat program, called “Celebrity Detox,” is an intensive group educational experience shaped to introduce both healthy and chronically ill individuals to the benefits of detoxification. This program features special content on Lyme and other chronic diseases and its core curriculum is supported by a team of natural health professionals, including:

Thomas Redner, MD
Specializing in integral wellness, special blood tests, and longevity;

Makeba Mooring, ND
Specializing in holistic nutrition and wellness;

Linda Hicks, ND
Specializing in naturopathic medicine and emotional detoxification;

Enid Haller, RCSW PhD
Specializing in psychotherapy and chronic Lyme education.

Said Dr Roni, “The Retreat focuses on fundamental healing and wellness through the prism of weight-loss. It incorporates walking, contemplative and meditative practices, yoga and relaxing body treatments and an introduction to nutritious food concepts that are easy to do in your home. This five-day intensive is just a kick-start, the perfect way to restore balance to your life immediately. It’s designed to help you feel healthier and more energized and set you on a path to healthier living for the long haul. The retreat provides key support to the immune system for those people facing life- and lifestyle-threatening medical crises, of which the complex of disorders surrounding chronic Lyme is now increasingly common.”

Said Dr Haller, “I have been a patient of Dr Roni’s since mid-2012 and the detox retreat last Fall in which I participated at the Harbor View has changed my outlook on everything. I want to find a way to share this with our friends and fellow-travelers in our country’s widespread Lyme community because the experience so dramatically accelerated my recovery. I feel that Dr Roni’s simple, empowering education has helped me take my life back from what I can only describe as a hopeless abyss.”


Roni DeLuz, RN ND PhD
Dr Roni DeLuz the co-author with James Hester of the recently released book, 1 Pound A Day: the Martha’s Vineyard Diet Detox and Plan for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating (Simon & Schuster, 2013). Her previous book, 21 Pounds in 21 Days (Harper Collins, 2007) was a New York Times Bestseller. Dr Roni is the Founding Director of Martha’s Vineyard Holistic Retreat.

Lyme Center of Martha’s Vineyard
The Lyme Center of Martha’s Vineyard is a free walk-in educational facility dedicated to the mission of helping our Island neighbors heal and stay well. Contact Enid Haller, RCSW PhD,

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