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The GreenSmoothieGirls at Paracelsus al Ronc

Best-Kept Healing Secret in the World!

The view from Paracelsus al Ronc patio

The view from Paracelsus al Ronc patio

I’ve been to some beautiful places all over the world. Hawaii, Key Largo, Bermuda. Machu Picchu in Peru. The Tennessee Valley. The coast of Italy. I’ve snorkeled and dived, swum and flown and boated and climbed and hiked and skied in some of the world’s most gorgeous scenery. In my home state alone: Deer Valley, the Provo River, Moab, Zion’s Canyon, Bear Lake.

None are so peaceful and beautiful as this charming clinic several thousand feet up in Castaneda, Switzerland. The perfect place for a cancer patient to get outstanding holistic inpatient treatment for 3 weeks.

But also a great place for absolutely anyone to recharge and restore health, for a 10-day liver cleanse, too. When we left this paradise on Earth, all the GSG readers who came were plotting: how can we get back here? Myself included. So we’ve arranged for another trip for you, at an amazing price that is a fraction of what I’ve seen in my research, world-wide! You’ll be led by GreenSmoothieGirl Coach Madeline Wilson, and she will teach two seminars in the evenings.

room at al Ronc

A guest room at al Ronc

Cup of tea with Swiss Mountains in background

Stunning views of the Swiss Mountains

Robyn with goat

Robyn with goat

A view of town

A view of town

Who wouldn’t want three gourmet, multi-course, detoxifying meals prepared for them, in a sunny dining room? It looks out over a precipitous drop into the river cutting through the valley, with snow-covered peaks in the background.

You have a beautiful room you can rest in between treatments. An entire wall of your room is windows, and a deck with lounge chairs. Every room has the amazing view. You won’t want to miss a daily hike, and discover the ranging goatherds, springs of mineral waters, grottoes and tiny towns and pristine Alpine wilderness.

Dozens of protocols are administered at the clinic by compassionate staff, your schedule made each evening before. The clinic is well organized and non-stressful. Therapies that assist your body’s processes in cleaning up and rebuilding. Tests of the health and strength of your organs, adaptive and regulatory systems, nutritional status, and many other functions.

You’ll take advantage of a daily schedule of hyperthermia, acupuncture, thermography, IV chelation or oxygen infusions, cupping, reflexology, colon hydrotherapy, darkfield blood analysis, lymphatic drainage, iridology, liver wrap. And so many more methods.

I’ve been to some clinics with very competent care before. Not like here, though, with everything you’d want to find, under one roof, supervised by medical doctors with holistic training. You don’t pay “a la carte.” Everything is included in your stay. A gala dinner every Friday night, in-house concerts on Friday and Sunday.

You don’t have to have cancer to benefit from a 10-day stay here. Or even 1 week. For our next retreat, we’ve negotiated a rate and a schedule for two different 10-day treatments: a heavy-metal detox and a liver cleanse. Each package includes a room, 3 meals daily, 30 treatments. Participants are responsible for their own flight arrangements.

I highly recommend doing the Liver Detox protocol, one of the specialties Dr. Wiechel is known for. Everyone can benefit. Your food will be low-carb, low-fat, and low-protein. High-fiber and easy to digest, while your body prepares to eliminate crystalline structures before they can do you any harm. You’ll be gently guided, with surprisingly delicious vegetable-intensive meals, towards a “liver flush” at the end of your first week. You’ll go home with a significantly rehabilitated liver. And you need that.

Because your liver serves you in more than 500 ways!

After the flush, you’ll have an even more delicious diet, still whole foods you’ll want to take photos of to send home!

If you have cancer, MS, lupus, fibromyalgia, or any of the many other disorders the doctors at Paracelsus treat, the medical staff will recommend specialized treatment, so the price above does not apply and you should expect to pay somewhat more. A customized treatment plan is recommended for cancer, etc. Please email Anne at the clinic to inquire about a specific treatment plan and dates you would like to be treated. The clinic recommends a 3-week minimum stay for significant disorders.

For your questions answered by a native English speaker who has stayed at the clinic and will be there with you in Switzerland, email Madeline.

Not only do we have a special price, lower than anywhere I’ve been world-wide, but al Ronc will take our group for sightseeing excursions at Lake Maggiori, Lake Lugano, and a huge open-air market (where I found beautiful Italian leather jackets and other fabulous items).

Many people spend far more than this for a vacation with no benefit to their health besides the R&R. I am so pleased with the value received at Paracelsus al Ronc—a vacation and health reboot all in one.

To ask questions, contact Madeline.

Note: If you would like to take advantage of this special GreenSmoothieGirl reader pricing at Paracelsus, but would like to go at a different time, please contact Madeline, and we will arrange for you to go at a time convenient for you.

What People are Saying About Paracelsus al Ronc


John and Cheryl Thackeray

Cheryl and I were very pleasantly surprised from our two weeks with Dr. Petra Wiechel and the Paracelsus clinic. Cheryl and I are active, fairly healthy, and 63 years old.

We learned so much about ourselves and our health. What started out as a learning experience to help Cheryl with an autoimmune liver disease, quickly turned into a holistic (“biological”) approach to life. Issues dealing with prescription medications, cholesterol, high blood pressure, arthritis, gout, weight, and energy were quickly and often discussed with Dr. Petra and her colleague Dr. Shultze. Rationale, lifestyle changes, and organic supplements were discussed and implemented.

In the three weeks since I started the liver detox at Paracelsus al Ronc, I have lost 15 pounds, eliminated the statin drug, have lower cholesterol and blood pressure (latest reading of 110/70 is the lowest in many years), plus I have more energy than in years.

We loved the clinic. Our experience was greatly enhanced however, by the GreenSmoothieGirl group you assembled, by you sharing your knowledge and experiences, and by biological doctor Jared Nielson from Heber City Utah in attendance. I would recommend this experience to anyone, and suggest the experience is enhanced by having other GSG participants in attendance.

–John (and Cheryl) Thackeray

GSG group at Lake Maggiori

Dagmar is the one in the red polo shirt

“I arrived at the clinic without hope or a future, with Stage 3C colon cancer. After I spent two weeks there, I felt wonderful and strong. My spirits were high and I was able to cope with my cancer. Going back several months later, I completely trusted Dr. Petra and personal care for me around the clock by all staff, their followup on my wellbeing and my file. I always leave for home feeling strong. I am planning to run a 10-mile race in just a few weeks! Al Ronc is a place where you can find peace and tranquility above a beautiful, secluded valley, in the snow-covered mountains. You feel like you are suspended between Earth and Heaven.”

–Dagmar S. from Montreal, Canada

Coach Madeline at Lake Maggiori

Coach Madeline at Lake Maggiori

“I went to Paracelsus al Ronc for the Liver Detox program. I do a detox somewhere, every year, so when Robyn organized this trip, I decided to follow. How was my trip? PHENOMENAL.

For one thing, the scenery, OMG! Every morning I woke up to a perfect view of the snow-capped Alps. Breathtaking! I came home in better physical shape thanks to the hikes. Second, the food—no detox program I’ve done before actually had good, let alone delicious, food! Everything was organic, grass-fed, local-farm-produced. I know, because I went in the kitchen and investigated everything!

Each meal was served as though we were at a gourmet restaurant. We had a dozen fruits, and over 30 different vegetables! Sprouts, chestnuts, gluten-free, yeast free breads, goat and sheep organic cheeses.

Forty different treatments! What did I accomplish, going all this distance? The difference here is that they cleanse , and then they REHABILITATE. In the past, I got a cleansed liver, but the 40 treatments will help the healing continue. I highly recommend this program, an amazing value.”

–Madeline W. from Chicago, IL

Amanda with Dr. Wiechel and family

Amanda with Dr. Wiechel and family

The healing and quality of care I received during my stay at Paracelsus al Ronc was like nothing I have ever experienced before. Every detail was taken care of from the time we landed at the airport in Milan to the time they dropped us off at the airport two weeks later. We were fed and nourished, rested and relaxed, healed and revitalized. In fact, I felt so well taken care of that I didn’t want to leave when it was time to go home. To remedy that I am planning a return trip in a year– next time with my husband. I won’t allow him to miss out on this incredible experience.

Besides being spoiled with the close proximity of my room to the treatment rooms, (where I would walk a few steps for my daily appointments), I enjoyed the same spectacular and serene view in the treatment room that I enjoyed in my sleeping room. It was so great to be massaged while looking at the peaks of the Swiss Alps. And not only did it LOOK beautiful, it FELT relaxing, mainly I think because of the positive attitudes of the staff and practitioners. (Not what you’d find in your typical clinic or hospital, that’s for sure). They were friendly and happy and I could tell they enjoyed their work.

They were never rushed or on edge– just caring and competent with the few patients they worked with each day. This relaxing environment of the people and the place, along with the various detoxification modalities employed, (not to mention the GOURMET FOOD), led to the healing I was hoping to receive. I was never stressed or wanting for anything. Indeed my body was in the perfect environment for healing, and heal I did.

During those 14 days, every need I had was attended to in a kind and skillful manner. There was one particular night that I had muscle pains after a chelation treatment for heavy metals so I called the front desk and asked for help after hours. Dr Petra Wiechel brought a packet of magnesium to my room to replenish the minerals in my body and the muscle pains went away. The entire time I was there I trusted the holistic methods they gave me to work. Thanks to their detoxification protocol, I feel cleaner and brighter and smarter than I have in years.

Not confined to a tight schedule, I had the independence to come and go (to the workout room, to the sauna, to the meditation room) as I pleased, but there was enough structure to make me feel accomplished by the end of the day. There was plenty of time to socialize at meal times and enjoy quiet time alone with a book in the forest. Perfect for extroverts and introverts alike. Even the need for entertainment and fun was met, with Friday evening concerts, gala dinners, and shopping and sightseeing excursions to the nearby cities.

Paracelsus al Ronc truly provides the total package. They have the stunning beauty of a world-class resort, superior competency and care, and the latest and greatest in biological therapy. I can’t recommend this place enough! Go as soon as you have the chance.

–Amanda Olsen, Boise, ID

Denise finds a herd of goats on a hike

Denise finds a herd of goats on a hike

I’d been wanting to do a cleanse for some time. I chose the liver cleanse at Al Ronc solely based on Robyn’s recommendation because for me, that was all I needed. I had been to one of Robyn’s talks and knew of her dedication to holistic methods. She saved me from having to do the research on my own. I knew I would not be disappointed. Al Ronc was all that I hoped it would be. I do not know that I’d be able to duplicate the experience anywhere else, especially in the areas of food quality and adherence to holistic principles and treatment methods. We all loved and benefited greatly from the expertise and compassion of Dr. Wiechel, Naturopath Anila, and all the therapists.

The facility was beautiful and made the treatments and cleanse so convenient and easy. My room was wonderful and as promised, did not feel at all “clinic-like”. The view never disappointed. Best of all, I returned home feeling refreshed, renewed and committed to continuing on the healing path that got a great jump-start while at Al Ronc.

–Denise from Mexico

Heinz and Amanda

Heinz and Amanda

Paracelsus al Ronc is a paradigm of healing, love, science, and hope. That’s such strong juxtaposition with a medical establishment pimping orthodoxy, profit, and greed. Dr. Petra Wiechel and her family have created an oasis of peace and health in a superb clinic that spills 7 stories down a steep mountainside, amid the most spectacular scenery and freshest air in the world.Each room is warmly decorated and has an optimal view of the valley. The food is fresh, imaginative, delicious, and customized for your program. The Wiechels have set a tone of love and peace that infuses the staff and guests.

Facilities and housekeeping are first rate, and most of all, al Ronc is reasonably priced compared to most clinics where there is often shameful gouging of frightened terminal patients. I was subjected to comprehensive testing, diagnosis, detoxification, oxygenation, and myriad treatments tailored to my condition and my schedule.

I returned home revitalized and buoyed by my experience, and deeply grateful.

–Heinz Valenta



It was my good fortune to find out about Paracelsus Clinica al Ronc. I was intrigued by the liver cleanse because it was something I wanted to do, after having chemotherapy in 2009.Whenever I am asked about my experience, I use the expression, “It’s where heaven meets the earth” because you are literally above the clouds when you wake up. My body was cleansed and healed, my soul nourished, and my heart warmed by the expertise of Dr Petra Wiechel, Anila Lohn and all of the therapists, in such stunningly beautiful surroundings.The food was so well prepared and healthy, served by wonderful Jack, who came to work at 6 am the day we left, so that we could have breakfast, and a lunch to take on the airplane, so we would continue our healthy eating till we got home. I miss the salad buffets!

Such care and concern was also delivered by Mr. Ulf Wiechel, who took us on outings, held umbrellas when it was pouring, all while carrying our bags.

I am truly grateful for this amazing experience and for the camaraderie of our group. Thank you Green Smoothie Girl!

–Rose K. from Minnesota