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Escape to what has been named the most magical destination on the planet, but most people call Christopher Carnrick to learn how to lose weight and gain health eating all the way! A place where your mind, body, and soul will relax and become one with nature.

Pirate Palms is the perfect retreat for plant enthusiasts, animal lovers, beach enthusiasts, bird watchers, and entomologists. Here, the wildlife is flourishing, and the grounds provide a “permaculture” creating an Edible Forest.

Breakfast can be requested each morning all plant centered, no animal products or added oil. Optional cooking classes complete with dinner are available. Hosting a Paella Class for a group of your friends assures a fun and healthy evening!

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Meet Christopher and Arthur

We have lived in Spain for 10 years and are returning back to the USA. Christopher is a presenter and author of the book Confessions of a Starchivore. Creating amazing food that is healthy and tastes great is a passion. ASL (American Sign Language) native signer

Arthur Scott Knighton

Christopher Carnrick

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About Christopher Carnrick

The nationally renowned personality Christopher Carnrick ( has announced the launch of his latest book “Confessions of a Starchivore”. The speaker can also be contacted and scheduled to share his motivational story on how he turned around his deteriorating health by making healthier eating choices.
In his book Christopher shares his story of how he personally coped with his weight and let go of medication by following a simple methodology just for 10 days. He says that the fitness and health industry have victimized carbs for the last few decades without realizing the importance and necessity of good carbs for the proper functioning of the body. On the contrary Christopher proves that a starch rich diet can help in reducing weight and prevent a variety of illnesses.
Christopher’s latest book will shed light on how fueling the body primarily with carbohydrates rather that proteins and fats can leave the consumer more satisfied, energized and feeling better. Confession of a Starchivore will help readers shed pounds, improve their health, save money, and change their lives forever.
He said that his presentations and book is perfect for Gyms, yoga centers, spas, health conscience individuals, churches, synagogues and wellness programs. The book will give the readers an alternate insight into how to live a healthier, happy life while eating practically whatever they want
Christopher decided that Naples was the perfect area to advocate a healthier lifestyle. Christopher is also a former owner of two restaurants in Seattle Washington named “Mame’s Caberet” and “Speedy Gonzales”. He also founded the Casa Cebadillas, in Torrox Pueblo Spain which provided themed dinner parties and functioned as a culinary School. He has a lot of experience in cooking as well as managing large professional kitchens.
About Christopher Carnrick:
Christopher Carnrick is a certified starch solution counselor/trainer. He has been a former owner of two successful restaurants in USA and Spain. He has also authored the book “Kitchen Disasters, Solutions and Substitutions” and co-authored “Dinner for Six at 8:00”. He is a regular TV personality for a variety of cooking shows airing on CBS, NBC and FOX networks.

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