In Memory of MaryLou Sackett


Our Creative Health Institute Family is saddened by the loss of our longtime friend MaryLou Sackett. MaryLou has passed into heaven but warm memories of her remain with us on earth.

Please join us in remembering MaryLou and her family in your prayers.

MaryLou worked at Creative Health Institute for several years and then started her own healing center in Hillsdale.

We are grateful for her many contributions to Creative Health Institute and to the raw living food community.


March has been a wonderful month so far at the Creative Health Institute, with amazing new programs and wonderful guests. We just finished our first Raw Chef 2 Advanced class and our guests expressed their creativity in such amazing ways. To prepare for the weekend with them, our interns worked around-the-clock to shelve our bookstore with homemade raw treats guests could take home. Our suggested donations for our homemade products are very reasonable and everybody enjoys having them on hand. Now we’re gearing up for a jam-packed 10-Day Detox and two packed juice fasts and we look forward to a wonderful spring. Thanks so much to everyone for your loving support of our amazing non-profit raw living food community. Please make plans to come and see us again soon. We’ve just added another three-day juice fast to our schedule due to popular demand of that program. It starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14 and ends at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 17. Guests are welcome to leave earlier in the day on Sunday if they need to get back to work. Our juice fast program is special because it gives you an opportunity to undergo a supervised cleanse and attend educational classes about juicing for health and wellness.

  • $595 includes a private room and bath
  • $495 includes a semi-private room and bath.
  • Subject to availability of rooms
  • Contact us today at 866-426-1213 or to reserve your place.

When you register on or before March 31 for our 10-Day Detox that begins April 7, you’ll save $200 and receive $50 to spend in our bookstore and resource center.  Register for the 5-Day Detox and save $100 and receive $25 for the store. Share a room for the 10-Day Detox and you pay $1,895; it’s $2,095 for a private room.  It’s $995 for a shared room at the 5-Day Detox and and $1,195 for a private room. Contact us today at 866-426-1213 or to reserve your place in one of our rawsome spring programs and get ready for your healthiest spring ever.

Enjoy a few photos from our First Raw Chef 2 Advanced Weekend. We had such a wonderful time! We’ll be posting more photos from the wonderful weekend during the next few days.


Naturopath & Master Raw Chef, Robert “Bobby” Morgan

Thank You For Considering Donating New Or Used Equipment



Dear Creative Health Institute Family and Friends,

We are grateful for how our Spring Detox and Raw Chef classes are filling up. With the number of guests we’ve attracted in the past ten days we’re on track to have the most exciting Raw Chef and Detox and Rebuild programs ever this spring and summer.

To make life here at CHI even more pleasant for our amazing guests, we’re turning our attention to our facilities, grounds and equipment and we want to share with you some areas where you can help by donating equipment.

We are looking for donations of new or used:

Four Infrared Saunas
A Copy Machine
Excalibur Dehydrators
Commercial Juicers
Vitamix Blenders
Food Processors
2 Laptop Computers

Thank you for lovingly considering your donation to Creative Health Institute. We are a registered non-profit organization and will write you a receipt for your donation.


Your Friends On The Creative Health Institute Campus

CHI Seeks Skilled Interns

We are in immediate need of interns who are skilled in these areas:

  • Maintenance
  • Computer networking
  • Lawn care and gardening
  • Semiprofessional painting

We are offering 30- to 90-day internships for people who have these particular skill sets. Your internship will give you:

  • Amazing access to the healthiest food in the world
  • Daily wheatgrass shots and facials
  • Daily lymphatic exercise classes to stimulate your energy and immune system
  • Opportunity to attend raw living food education classes on a wide-range of topics including; sprouting, colon health and living your life with intentional focus.
  • Enjoyment our natural rural Michigan setting in the spring and summer when wildlife and wildflowers are amazing.

As a Creative Health Institute intern you go through a 10-Day Detox program with our guests before you start your internship, a $2295 value.

The cost of your internship program is $1000 to cover the expense of your detox program and training within the first three weeks of your stay.

If you stay with us for a full 90 Days and complete our requirements and certification courses, you will receive certification as a holistic health counselor and raw food chef.

Being a Creative Health Institute intern will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. We work hard and the benefits are amazing because we see and experience life transformations on a daily basis.

If you are a service-oriented person with an excellent work ethic who would like to intern at our raw living food community, please click HERE to fill out our initial interview. Expect to hear back from someone on our staff within 48- hours.

The Many Rawmazing Benefits Of Juice Fasting



The CHI juice fast is safer than water fasting and the effectiveness of the juice fast is incomparable. Your body’s systems will be supported with perfectly pure nutrients that enhance the cleanse and detoxification process.

Juice Fasting With Fresh Organic Fruits And Vegetables Will Help You:

Detoxify the lymph, organs and blood

  • Cleanse and release  toxins from the colon, liver, kidneys, bladder, lungs, sinuses, and skin
  • Loose Weight (fat & toxins not water)
  • Restore and increase energy levels
  • Balance pH and blood sugar levels
  • Restore natural sugars, salts, enzymes, electrolytes, vitamins, minerals, trace elements and probiotics
  • Rebuild and strengthen the immune system
  • Increase mental clarity
  • Lose the cravings for sugar
  • Heighten spiritual awareness
  • Diminished pains and allergies (some  may disappear completely)
  • Increase energy levels
  • Restore and enhance a positive attitude
  • Relax and restore body, mind, and emotions
  • Restore and enhance a sense of joy and lightness

The juices at CHI’s retreats are fresh Organic vegetables, fruit and wheatgrass juices, consisting of acid fruits like orange, lemon, grapefruit, strawberry and pineapple; Sub-acid fruits like apple, coconut, raspberry, plum, pear, peach, apricot and cherry; Juices from non-sweet vegetable fruits, such as celery, tomato and cucumber;  Juices from green leafy vegetables like cabbage, sunflower sprouts, buckwheat sprouts, kale, lettuce, spinach, parsley and watercress; Juices from root vegetables like carrots beets and radishes, as well as wonderful sweet fruit juices from kiwi, watermelons prunes and grapes. This list of fruits and vegetables may change with the seasons. If you have special requests, please make them known when you make your reservation.


Upon request you will also be allowed to drink rejuvelac, green smoothies and organic herbal teas.  You are also invited to use the sauna and book on-site massages and colonics during the fast.

If you so wish you may receive instructions in doing enemas. For a nominal cost we will supply you with a personal enema bag and accessories during your fast.

To book your juice fast or for more information contact Lauri at 866-426-1213 or



Don’s Memorial Service Set For April 16


All friends of our founder Don Haughey are invited to a special memorial service to honor him 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16 at the Creative Health Institute.

So many of us love Don and feel so grateful for all he has given to us and the world by establishing our beloved raw food center in Hodunk.

We think April is the perfect month to honor him with a memorial service because our beautiful natural world which he loved will be waking up.

Please come celebrate Don’s life with us.

We will have limited rooms available at the Creative Health Institute April 15, 16 and 17. Please call today to reserve your stay. Our receptionist also will be happy to provide you with a list of
local hotels.


Our Next Raw Chef Level II Certification Weekend Is Just Around The Corner — And Will Help You Start Your Business



Come back to our table of life and grace for our new Advanced Raw Chef II and be amazed at what you’ll learn about preparing and teaching raw living foods and marketing your raw food business.

At our first Advanced Raw Chef II  class March 18- 20 our students  not only will receive hands-on lessons in raw food preparation. They also will receive guidance setting up and marketing  raw food businesses and blogs.

We firmly believe our raw chef certification program is the best in the country at the most reasonable price available.  We look forward to working with you to help you achieve the confidence you need to successfully teach others about raw living foods and to operate your own raw food business.

We guarantee you’ll remember this special weekend for the rest of your life. Contact us today and reserve your space!  It’s $695 for a private room and $495 for a shared room. Call us at 866-426-1213 or e-mail us at


Get Your Green On With A CHI Juice Fast: The Smart And Healthy Way to LEAP into SPRING!

Announcing CHI’s  New All Inclusive 3-Day Juice Fast Retreats  — perfect health get aways for March in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, to get deeper spiritually during Lent, or simply to prepare to SPRING into Spring with your healthiest self ever…

Give Us Three Days And We Will Give Your Life Back To You!

Join Us In March For Our Life-Changing 3-Day Juice Fast Retreats At CHI :

  • Thursday Evening March 24 – Sunday Evening March 27
  • Sunday Evening March, 27  – Wednesday Evening, March 30
  • Enroll in both fasts and receive a $50 discount.

Enjoy these March “Get-Your-Green-On” CHI Juice Fast Specials and save about $100 per three-day stay.

  • $495 includes a private room and bath
  • $395 includes a semi-private room and bath.
  • Subject to availability of rooms
  • Contact us today at 866-426-1213 or to reserve your place.

Ever wonder why some people seem to age quickly while others seem to age not at all? Premature aging is a result of a lifetime of poor nutrition and inactivity.  You can age gracefully with CHI. We’ve been helping people achieve their most vibrant levels of health for nearly forty years and we’re super excited about what our three-day juice fasts can do for our longtime friends and for new visitors to our center.

During your juice fast and retreat you will learn about raw living foods and exercise for vibrant health, energy and weight management.  While you are resting and revitalizing your body with a green juice cleanse, you will learn:

  • What fruits and vegetables to juice, to help you with whatever physical, emotional or spiritual health challenge you face.
  • How to jump start WEIGHT LOSS and maintain the perfect revitalization diet for life.
  • How to increase your stamina, look younger, have clearer skin, beautiful hair, nails, shining clear eyes and loose unwanted inches and weight for good.

One three-day juice fast will reset your health and nutrition patterns and have a life-long impact on your health.

Come join like-minded people in a warm and supportive environment to cleanse your body, mind and spirit. During your stay at CHI you will receive:

  • Eye-opening research on the benefits of raw living foods,  juicing and cleansing.
  • A live food recipe book containing 100 recipes that will make your daily life delicious and healthy.
  • Knowledge about 10 foods and drinks you should eat every day.
  • Cutting-edge techniques that will keep you exercise and revitalize your body.
  • 10 super foods that will replace most supplements.
  • The secrets of how to save money on organics.
  • A guided super market tour.
  • A dozen juice combos that help melt fat and keep you effortlessly thin.
  • The importance of cleansing the bowel and how to do it most effectively.
  • You will have use of the sauna, CHI machine, and other lymphatic stimulating devices.
  • During your 3-day juice fast and retreat you will receive daily health educational classes along with yoga, breath work and the emotional motional freedom techniques (EFT).
  • Free daily wheatgrass facials and shots.
  • We offer massage and colonic therapies at additional costs.
  • Nature walks and rest on on our beautiful stream-side rural property.

Digestion takes up 85 to 90% of the body’s energy and the average person carries around in their bowel 10–15 pounds of toxic waste that is poisoning. The bowel feeds the blood and the blood feeds every cell, tissue and organ in the entire body. Toxicity in the bowel and digestive tract is what leads to premature aging and degenerative disease. Dr. Ann Wigmore said, “All disease starts in the bowel.”


We have designed the CHI 3-Day Juice Fast and Cleansing Retreat  to “turn back the hands of time, ” strengthen your immune system, cleanse your cells, while detoxifying and simultaneously rebuilding your body’s systems. This program is truly amazing in that you will receive more nutrition during this 3-day fast than you would normally receive from eating the Standard American Diet for a whole week.  The effectiveness of  this juice fast is steeped in the original traditions of Dr. Ann Wigmore’s programs for detoxification, rejuvenation and weight loss.

Juice fasting allows the body to concentrate its resources on thorough healing. On the CHI supervised juice fast you will eat no solid foods for three days because solid food slows or even stops the detoxification process.You will consume cleansing and nourishing juiced fruits and vegetables that detoxify body while rebuilding its core systems.

As the juice cleanse begins to work its “magic,” pounds of toxic accumulations are released from the alimentary canal, liver, kidneys, blood, lymphatic system and colon. This allows the entire body to detoxify and function more efficiently.

Along with the physical detoxification you will also remove stress and dis-ease causing “toxic” emotions. So come join us and reclaim your right to vibrant health.



May your life be filled with peace, love and joy!


Plan Your Next Stay 8 Weeks In Advance & Save $450.00

Early Bird Special

This special makes a 5 or 10 day stay at the worlds best holistic health retreat and training institute within reach of almost everyone. So, for those of you who can plan ahead and book your stay 8 weeks in advance you will receive:

  • Stay 10 day and get $450.00 off the standard program price. Includes a private room and bath.
  • Stay 5 days and get $225.00 off the standard program price. Includes a private room and bath.
  • Reservations must be booked 8 weeks in advance of your stay.
  • Offer is dependent on room availability.
  • This offer is valid the winter and spring program in 2011.
  • Identify the offer to your operator by saying – “I want the early bird special”
  • Call 866.426.1213 and book your stay today…

Friends & Loved One’s Special Offer For March

Friends & Love Ones

Come and celebrate the spirit of holistic healing at the crown jewel of  the Ann Wigmore inspired health and healing centers. This special program makes your visit to the center easily affordable. Bring a loved one or friend and support each others journey health and healing journeys in our 10 day holistic healing program.
Book your stay with a loved one or a friend and each of you will receive a 25% discount of the entire program including your double-occupancy room.
  • This special offer cannot be combined with any other offers.
  • This offer is dependent on room availability.
  • Only valid for the program being held between March 24, 2011 and April 3, 2011.
  • Identify the offer to your operator by saying – “I want the Friends and Loved Ones Special”.
  • Call 866.426.1213 and book your stay today…

CHI Scholarship Funding Program

In a spirit of generosity, the Creative Health Institute offers scholarships to those who are suffering from life threatening health challenges and would be unable to attend a full program because of financial need.  CHI’s scholarship offers financial assistance to people who wish to complete the entire CHI holistic training and healing program in 2 consecutive weeks. 

The CHI scholarship is designed to assist those in need by covering the entire costs associated with the  second week of the program.

To apply for a scholarship

Contact the Program Director at 886.426.1213 and be prepared to supply the following items:

  • Proof of financial hardship
  • Diagnosis and prognosis from a licensed physician. This letter should be submitted on the physician’s letterhead, contain the physician’s license number, and clearly specify that your health crisis is life-threatening.

Your application will be reviewed by the scholarship committee.   If you are awarded a scholarship you will be notified by the Program Director. We respectfully request that the information be held in confidence while you are attending classes and addressing your healing crisis at CHI.

How the CHI scholarship program works

The CHI scholarship program works as follows:

  1. You must apply for the CHI scholarship at least two weeks prior to arriving at the institute.
  2. You must pay to attend the first week of the CHI program. This is to ensure that the CHI holistic healing program is right for you. The total cost will include 1 week of tuition in a private or shared room.
  3. If you are awarded a scholarship, it will pay for the second week of tuition for the program.

Donating to the CHI scholarship program fund

Do you want to share in the gift of education and healing?
You may have benefited from CHI’s programs and now you have the opportunity to contribute to the healing of others. The CHI scholarship program is funded and supported through:

  • A percentage of Internet sales of products from the CHI on-line store
  • Tax deductable donations from contributors like you.

Because of generous donations, hundreds of people have been able to experience positive healing transformations and holistic health educations. You can donate to the CHI scholarship program fund in one of the following ways:

Mail a check

Creative Health Institute
Scholarship Program

Attention: Program Director
112 West Union City Road
Union City, Michigan 49094
Tel: 866.426.1213

Please specify that the check is for the CHI scholarship program fund. (You Will Receive A Donation Reciept For IRS tax purpose)

Donate by credit or debit card

CHI  Scholarship Program
Call 866.426.1213 – Ask to speak to the Program Director.

We are a non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible.

May your day be filled with blessings and may your joy be multiplied. Thank you on behalf of all those who have benefited from your generous donations.

CHI Graduates its first ADVANCED Raw Chef Level 1 Class

February went out like a lion at the Creative Health Institute with the completion of our first Advanced Raw Chef Level One class. The creative energy was off the chart. And the food these students made was just delicious.

It had been shaping into a long-cold winter in Michigan and we thought we needed to do something special to make our raw chef programs even more amazing than they’ve been in the past. Then an ice storm hit and we were without power, phones or Internet for three days.  We almost had to call off the Raw Chef 1 Weekend that was scheduled to begin February 25. But what doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger, right?!

So when our lights came on early Wednesday morning our program director had an epiphany of sorts: why not just turn it up a notch? After all, we have the talent in our kitchen right now. We could do it, he dreamed. And my goodness, we really did! Our raw chef level one students who arrived for the February 25 to 27 program received more hands on training than most raw chef students receive in a level two training program.

I think we can pretty safely say that out of a cold and icy February, something spectacular has been born. From now on we are calling our Raw Chef Level 1 Weekend Program our “Advanced” Raw Chef Level 1 program. Students will continue to get a high level of hands on experience and instruction — enjoying such amazing recipes as raw bacon and pancakes, raw brownies, raw sweet potato soup, raw corn chowder, amazing varieties of kale chips and dozens of other fantastic recipes created by Creative Health Institute staff and interns.

Here’s what some of our graduates had to say about the Advanced Raw Chef Level 1 experience:

“Excellent class. There is nothing like the intrinsic value this food brings to your life, health and well being.” ~ Mark

“There was a wonderful variety of foods that I learned to prepare. The class taught me how to create good and amazing live food. There were great tips on how to use the knives, seasonings and sprouts! I believe my favorite thing was all the hands on — actually tackling the recipes myself. Also, having the ability to ask questions directly to a Master Chef! I made good friends, found like-minded people as well as encouragement. You can’t get any better than that!”

~ Juliane

“There is a very inviting and family-like environment here at CHI, caring individuals who want to help us heal physically, mentally and spiritually. CHI is a community not an institute and they extend their love and knowledge to everyone… Even after this experience, I know that I have become a part of this family and I am ever so grateful and forever changed.” ~ Christine


Our next Advanced Raw Chef Level 1 Class starts April 29. Call or e-mail us today to reserve your place. or 866-426-1213

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