Medical Resort Or Med Spa?

When people first call us, the first question they often ask is: “What exactly is Pritikin? Are you a medical resort? A med spa? A fat farm? I’m confused.” This article does a nice job clarifying what the Pritikin Longevity Center is, and is not.

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Pritikin Medical Resort

Pritikin is…

  • A leading health and wellness destination since 1975.
  • “Arguably the most effective diet, exercise, and lifestyle-change program in the world.” London Times
  • Credited with not just preventing but reversing conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and excess weight.
  • Set apart from other health resorts by its evidenced-based results, published in more than 100 studies in leading peer-reviewed journals like the New England Journal of Medicine.
  • “Where the A-list goes.” Business Week
  • The one health resort in America with heart-health education and exercise programs that are covered by Medicare.

Pritikin is not

  • A medical resort, which is often the term used to describe a place to convalesce after a hospital stay.
  • A med spa, which usually focuses on beauty treatments like botox.
Pritikin Health Resort & Medical Spa Many medical resorts, med spas, and health resorts have beautiful restaurants, like this one at Pritikin’s health resort in Miami.

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