A detox is necessary in order to promote complete health for your body. Detox is especially important if you have been under a lot of stress or if your diet has been faltering. Removing toxins and other harmful substances from your body is what detox essentially does – cleansing your body from the inside out for better overall health.
Signs that you may need to detox
Detoxification is essential to healthy living, but it is also a perfect place to start for developing a new, healthier lifestyle. If you are struggling with any of the below, a detox would be a good idea to kickstart a much healthier, newer you.
What you eat affects your mind, body and soul. The food you put into your body effects and determines how you feel. Depression often signals toxin build up in bowels, liver or brain. Eating green, fibre-rich foods and cleansing your colon can make a huge difference in how you feel and helping to rid yourself of depression.
Toxin build up is often an underlying factor to insomnia, and often times the liver is the main culprit for those who suffer from insomnia. Eating a diet full of beets, broccoli, garlic, apples, onions and leafy greens can combat insomnia and make you sleep better.
- Lethargy and Fatigue
Lethargy is often a sign that your body is carrying undigested or incompletely digested food. To counteract lethargy, it is best to eat less during the day. Also paying attention to your diet, in general, is important.
Indigestion is unpleasant, and it comes in various forms with bloating, acid reflux, constipation and diarrhea being the most common. An intestinal cleanse as well as eating less food, eating leafy greens and fibre-rich vegetables, consuming gut-friendly herbs and spices and taking enzymes and probiotics can lead to lasting change.
Stress truly is no fun, and chronic or high stress can wreck havoc on not only your mind and soul, but also your body. Your body is at high risk of breaking down when it is too stressed. Stress also encourages unhealthy behaviours such as binge eating and smoking. While detoxing, make sure to look after the health of your mind and soul – take on meditation, yoga or journaling. No matter how busy of a life you lead, make sure to take at least 20 minutes daily to relax.
- Body Odor
Bad or unpleasant body odor generally means that your body is full of toxins. Cleanse your bowels, remove or lessen animal products, take probiotics and eat fibre-rich vegetables in order to eliminate unnatural body odor.
- Weight Gain
If you struggle with weight issues, have a difficult time losing weight or are actually gaining weight, a detox can be beneficial to you. Toxin build up is a common cause of weight gain, and it also prevents your body from losing weight. A liver cleanse will flush out toxins. Avoid processed food and focus on cleansing foods and fresh fruits and vegetables. A juice fast can also be helpful during this time, and commit to at least 30 minutes of exercise daily.
- Mental Fog
Most people tend to forget this, but in all honesty, if your body is not functioning properly your brain won’t function properly either. Mental fog doesn’t let you focus on tasks or think clearly. Chlorophyll rich foods such as a wide variety of greens, spirulina and chlorella will help to detox your brain. Drink plenty of water, and focus on fibre-rich foods, probiotics and colonics.
How to approach a detox
Go into a detox program with an open mind. There are so many approaches including juice fasts to gentle cooked food cleanses. If you follow a DIY approach to detoxification, slowly start removing items from your diet including all processed foods, sugar, meat, dairy, soy, alcohol, gluten and caffeine from your diet for up to four weeks. It is always best to focus on leafy greens and other fresh fruits and vegetables. The more simple you go, the more gentle and achievable the cleansing will be.
Detox in Phuket
Santosa Detox and Wellness Center offers a wide variety of detox programs on the island of Phuket. Located near the popular Kata Beach, our programs are sustainable and result worthy. If you are interested in a detox, simply fill out the inquiry form below. One of our well-advised members of staff will be in touch with more information as well as any advice needed to guide you on your detox and wellness journey.
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