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9 day raw fast – best gift to your hubby

"I surprised my husband with a 9 day Raw Detox at Santosa Detox & Wellness Centre right before our 5 week European holiday in July 2018. From the very first day of our arrival we settled right in to the experience of detox and exercise. It was also a quiet period...

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Reasons to Eat More Superfoods

Superfoods are all of the rage amongst health-conscious individuals, so what exactly are they? Superfoods are mostly plant-based foods which are nutritionally dense and extremely good for one’s health. Superfoods give any diet a healthy boost while reducing the risks...

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Natural Remedies for Stress

Stress is a common denominator. A majority of people around the world suffer from stress. Often times, the pressure of life can be too much, and it is quite easy for all of us to reach our breaking point. Stress takes its toll on a person’s daily life and well as on...

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How to Open Detoxification Pathways

The human body is a powerful machine. Our bodies have amazing systems in place that can naturally detox us every single day. Organs such as the gallbladder, liver, intestines, kidneys and skin, to name just a few, work around the clock to ensure that we are properly...

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Easy Steps to Detoxify Your Body

Today’s modern world leaves us full of toxins. There are toxins virtually everywhere - in the food we eat, the water we drink, the cosmetics we use and even in the environment we live in. A natural detoxification is the perfect way to combat the negative side effects...

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The First Day of the Rest of Your Life

Living a healthy life can be challenging. It requires dedication and sacrifice, and time that many people do not believe that they have. Nothing about maintaining a healthy lifestyle is quick or simple. However, it does not have to be difficult or complicated. If you...

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Reduce Inflammation in the Body with Food and Exercise

Do you live a healthy life? We all know that eating the right foods and getting plenty of exercise is good for our health, but did you know that this lifestyle does more than lower your cholesterol and help you lose weight? In fact, healthy food and regular exercise...

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How Sugar Affects Our Kid’s Health

You are what you eat. This is familiar phrase used around the world. Everyone knows this phrase as it is often used to encourage a healthy diet or a dietary change. However, are we really what we eat? Let’s be realistic. There are many people worldwide who hope they...

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Cortisol and Adrenal Function in the Body

Cortisol is a stress hormone produced by the adrenal glands. Located in each kidney, the adrenal glands release cortisol in a rhythmic pattern throughout the day. Cortisol influences or regulates many of the changes that occur in the body due to stress including blood...

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Why You Should Consider a Juice Fast at Santosa

Have you recently been feeling a bit sluggish? Perhaps you are lacking the motivation to look after yourself, eat well and exercise? If you can relate to any of these symptoms, now is the perfect time to try a detox program. If you are looking for a gentle way to ease...

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Use Detox to Kick Off a Whole New Lifestyle

Is it time for a fresh start? Are you ready for a whole new lifestyle that will allow you to unleash your full potential? Do you have 21 days to dedicate to a life transformation? If you answered yes to any of these questions, now is the best time to participate in a...

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The Benefits of Coconut Oil Pulling

An ancient Ayurvedic practice, oil pulling is an efficient way to remove bacteria from the mouth while promoting healthy teeth and gums. Those who practice oil pulling regularly will tell you it is even better than flossing! If you are looking for a good way to whiten...

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Natural Skin Care: Dry Skin Brushing for Body Detox

Are you looking for a new way to take care of your skin? You should try dry skin brushing. It is a simple and effective way to take care of your skin naturally. Take a minute to stop and think, and it will make sense. We brush our teeth everyday, we brush our hair...

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Detox is a Way to Quality Life

Aging is the process of becoming older. As we all know, it begins with the appearance of wrinkles or discovering a few gray hairs and it can continue to escalate from there. While we are all aware to expect changes in the body during the aging process, often times the...

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Say Goodbye to Stomach Bloat

While it is important to maintain a healthy diet loaded with nutrient dense whole food, are you aware that the manner in which you eat is equally important? Last week we started our "Santosa Healthy Eating Tips" series and got a very positive response. Through 4 tips...

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How Toxic Emotions Make Us Sick

Emotions can ruin your health when you an individual becomes unable to control them. For example, think of how one difficult individual can be challenging to deal with and how you feel when this person is around. Chances are you feel upset and defeated. Counteract...

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Overcoming Candida with a Detox Program

Do you often have digestive problems? Are you experiencing problems such as gas & bloating, chronic bad breath, hormonal imbalance, cravings for sweets and sugary drinks, a weak immune system and overhaul exhaustion? If you are suffering these symptoms, it is...

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When is Time to Detox?

The human body is amazing and able to endure the constant waves of toxins from within and without. However, even the human body needs a break and a reset. Are you experiencing symptoms? Perhaps you are feeling fatigued, suffering severe headaches, having abnormal...

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What are Macronutrients and Micronutrients?

The human body has a variety of nutritional needs to be met in order to function and survive. What we choose as a daily diet is essential to meeting these needs and it is important to understand the division of nutrients into macronutrients and micronutrients....

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Water – The 4th Macronutrient

Did you know that water is the most important nutrient for our bodies? Humans need to drink water in order to survive. It is involved in every single one of the body’s functions. Your blood needs water so it can carry oxygen to all of the cells in the body. We also...

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How to Start a 7-Day Detox Retreat

In this day and age, many of us have glorified being busy. We are busy with work, busy with our families, busy with our children, busy in our communities; let’s face it, we are just plain busy. However, the act of being busy can often times damage our health. For...

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Why Detox Helps to Prevent Potential Diseases

People choose to detox for a variety of reasons, however, most of them are related to both looking and feel better. There are many health benefits associated with detoxifying the body, with the primary benefit being to treat or prevent chronic illnesses and diseases....

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How to Cure Candida with a Cleanse and Detox Program

Are you experiencing digestive problems such as gas and bloating, joint pain, hormone imbalance, cravings for sweets, chronic bad breath, a weak immune system and overall exhaustion? If you answered yes, it is possible that you may have candida as these are some of...

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How to Lower the Glycemic Impact of a Meal

Are you familiar with the Glycemic Index? The Glycemic Index ranks the carbohydrates in food according to how they affect blood glucose levels. The Glycemic Index gives people away to tell good carbs from bad carbs. It’s a great guideline for carb-counting, but more...

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Going Vegan Is Not What You Think

A lot of people are interested in going vegan, but many of them are held back by fear and misconception. Going vegan does not mean you have to give up everything you love to eat. However, it does mean that you will shift to a plant-based diet and find healthier, vegan...

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Why Are Enzymes So Important For Digestion?

One of the key ingredients to a healthy digestive system are enzymes. You may be eating healthy, but if your digestive enzymes are not getting those nutrients to your bloodstream, organs and cells, then you will not be receiving the total benefits of a healthy diet....

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How to Increase Resting Metabolic Rate for Weight Loss

It is no secret that exercise will increase your metabolic rate temporarily, but increasing metabolic rate for the long term is a step-by-step process which includes raising your basal metabolic rate as well as your body’s resting metabolic rate. There is no need to...

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How Does Your Liver Function to Cleanse and Detox Naturally?

The liver is the body’s largest internal organ and one of its main tasks is to remove toxins from the body. The liver also detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes prescription drugs and medication. It also separates out the useful nutrients in the body and secretes bile...

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The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Without a doubt, you have heard how good a plant-based diet is for you. Not only does it benefit our health and waistline, but it is also better for the environment, your wallet and conscience. A plant-based diet is a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables as well as...

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The Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits of Beetroot

Beetroot is a dark red vegetable. Often times referred to as an acquired taste, beetroot has been linked with better stamina, improved blood flow and lower blood pressure. Also known as red beet or garden beet, beetroot is packed with essential nutrients and are a...

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How to Stay Motivated When Fasting

Fasting is important to any detox program. By dietary standards, fasting means to abstain from all substances except pure water in a total and complete environment of rest. There are variations of fasting, including juice fasting which is abstinence from all food and...

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Why Detox at Santosa Detox and Wellness Center?

With an enviable location high in the hills overlooking Kata Beach, Santosa Detox and Wellness center is Phuket’s premier health and wellness retreat. The lush jungle surroundings are tropical and serene making for a relaxed, calm environment. The laid-back vibe and...

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Natural Remedies for Stress

A big majority of people around the world suffer from stress. Often times the pressures of life can be too much, and people find themselves at a breaking point. Negative stress is sure to take a toll on a person’s daily life as well as their health. Unfortunately,...

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The Health Benefits of Fasting

Within the health and wellness community over the last years, fasting has become increasingly popular. Although at times viewed controversial, it is important to note that fasting does not cause starvation or force the body to go into starvation mode. In fact, fasting...

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The Importance of Colon Cleansing

There are many reasons to cleanse the colon including highly toxic and polluted food systems, air and water and environmental factors. Improving liver detox functions and cleaning the colon are viewed as natural methods to detoxify the body. Over-pollution in the body...

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