Why Detox

Why should we detox?

Have you ever wondered that when we get sick, the first thing that happens is we lose our appetite? That is the natural way of our body trying to fast and detox, which means the body stops the digestive process to keep all the energy, in order to purify, heal, repair and rejuvenate.

Fasting is the voluntary abstinence.

The word “fasting” comes from the gothic word Fastan, meaning abstain (onto) observe. Religion suggests fasting as a way of spiritual enlightenment, clarity of thought and improved intuition.

The therapeutic propose of fasting is to give the body’s organs an opportunity to rest from their daily obligations of digestion, in order to let them purify the tissues, rejuvenate and heal.


The father of medicine, the Greek physician Hippocrates (ca. 460 to 375 B.C.) stated that food is medicine; however, only through fasting are “miraculous healing powers” awoken.

Today physicians from all over the world have been advocating the powerful effects and benefits of fasting and is recognized as integrative medicine showing positive results for the prevention of ailments and treatment of chronic diseases.

Nowadays we are being exposed to all kinds of toxins.

Normally our body has a natural ability to deal with debris substances, however nowadays we are being exposed to high levels of harmful substances and sometimes, because of low immunity and bad function of the body´s system, we start to keep instead of releasing toxins. Imagine how many years of accumulation our body has been obliged to deal with.


Think of your body as a powerful machine, like a car. At regular intervals you send your car to the garage for a check-up. Sometimes the car looks very clean and shiny from the outside, but inside the oil is very dirty and thick, the filters are completely polluted and at any time the car could stop. Our body is exactly the same. We need to clean our filters and recharge our batteries in order to thrive on the road of life.

When the body is overwhelmed by toxins we may start to experience some kind of symptoms: irritable, stressed, difficult to concentrate, tired, migraines, headache, gas, bloated, constipation, stomach pain, insomnia, seasonal or food allergies, varicose veins, psoriasis, acne, unpleasant body odour and lack of libido.

Cleansing it is a very effective way to prevent and heal diseases.

By fasting or consuming a raw food diet, one eases the load that is placed on the digestive system giving the body a rest from its daily tasks, allowing it to focus on clearing out toxic waste. The longer the fast or detox program, the deeper the purification will be. A detox or fast is also an opportunity to have a mental rest, to open a gateway to greater mental clarity. By removing external stimuli during a detox, one can tune into the feelings, emotions and thoughts that come up from within.


The philosophy behind all of our programs is to bring back true balance to the body, mind and spirit. At Santosa, fasting is considered an important part of the journey towards self-realization. A lightness comes on a deeply spiritual and emotional level as the body becomes physically lighter from within.

At Santosa Detox & Wellness Center, the Fasting and Detox Programs have evolved over time, uniting the wisdom of ancient sciences with a modern day perspective to bring a complete and balanced living approach to detoxing for health and wellbeing.