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What are toxins?

Toxins are everywhere. Simply put, a toxin is a harmful matter. There are many types of toxins, but in the detox world they are mostly broken down into internal toxins and external toxins. A detox can be an effective way to clear the body of toxins, especially if the...

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Curbing Sugar Cravings

Sugar is a highly addictive substance. It is a substance that is surprisingly in nearly every food, and one that most of us crave. The only way to stop eating sugar is to wave goodbye to your sugar cravings. It is a proven fact that the less one consumes sugar, the...

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8 Signs You Need to Detox

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...

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Maintaining a Healthy Colon

Keeping your colon clean helps to prevent Irritable Bowel Syndrome and also reduces the risk of cancer. A clean colon also eases the discomforts of bloating, constipation, gas, fatigue and diarrhea. Essentials to Maintaining a Healthy Colon Unsure how to maintain a...

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Raw Food Fast Detox Program in Phuket

More and more people are going raw or incorporating more raw foods into their diet. The choice to eat raw – vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes – is generally about wanting to be healthier and more mindful of what is put into the body. Raw food eaters believe...

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How to prepare for a Detox

Detox is the process of purging toxins from the body. When our bodies are overwhelmed by toxins, we may start to experience a variety of unpleasant symptoms including irritability, stress, insomnia, migraines, allergies and the inability to concentrate. Detoxing is a...

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Juice fasts can get your health back on track

When done in a proper manner, an extended juice fast or even shorter, more frequent juice fasts can get your health back on track. Juice fasts offer up tremendous health benefits and can possibly reduce or even reverse many health issues. What happens during a juice...

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Pre-travel detox

Attending Santosa’s three day detox was a treat for the mind, body and soul. It also had a great social element; being surrounded by like-minded people with the combined goal of cleansing their bodies. The morning meetings, yoga, meditations and work-out classes...

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Why Nutrients Count….

You know how you just feel starving after having a huge meal of low carb, low fat, low calorie diet food? There is a reason why nutrients count and not just calories! Find out what the most important nutrients are and what they do for your body & what food to find...

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Eating healthy even on the plane!

Millions of people travel every day, coming in and out of the airports. They think they have no choice, but to eat the airport and airplane food because it is the only thing available. But what if you don’t want to give up your health just because you’re travelling?...

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The Liver – miracle organ of detoxing

We all kind of know about our Liver. We know it gets affected by drinking alcohol and we know it does something for our digestion.  But did you know how important your liver is for detoxing and your overall health? In fact the Liver is much more than we may think!...

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How to lose weight through detox?

Working as a chef and coach at the restaurant of the detox center here in Phuket, I’m always amazed by the quantity of people actually wanting to be in better shape, to feel good, to taste good food and not feeling guilty, and to live life to the fullest…. I’m a vegan...

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8 Plants that can detox your home

Since the 1980’s it’s been scientifically proven that house plants are natural air purifiers.  Housing plant life not only brightens décor and mood, but effectively cleans and purifies the air we breathe from harmful toxins and pollutants.  No matter how clean and...

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Fasting – Water vs. Dry

Water Fast is a type of fasting in which the practitioner consumes water and no food. Fasting allows the body time to heal from all of the toxins and pollutants in our food and environment. Scientific research has proved how the brain literally grows and you become...

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Coach’s Corner – Happiness

Welcome to this first episode of the Coach's Corner. Every week you will find hints, informations and exercises for you. Are you ready to work for your success (whatever meaning you give to that word)? Let’s go! This week I want to talk about happiness; according to...

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How I Beat Psoriasis

My name is Oscar. And I'd like to tell the story of how I beat a skin disease called Psoriasis. I guess I should start at the beginning. I have had Psoriasis since I was about 18 years old. I remember how it first showed up as really flaky dandruff on my head. Then it...

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21 Day Active Cleanse – Terry Camilleri

Terry Camilleri was born in 1949 in Malta. He is an actor, known for Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), Gigli (2003) and The Truman Show (1998). from imdb Terry came to Santosa where we specialized a 21 day active program for him. As part of the Active...

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What is Moxibustion healing?

Using mugwort in moxibustion heat therapy is amongst the oldest forms of Chinese traditional medicine which is used to stimulate the actual flow of qi and maintain general health. It specifically dispels cold and water. Moxibustion Healing is the process of focusing...

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Embrace raw food in your life

Why is raw food so popular nowadays? Why should we embrace raw food in our life? Santosa’s Raw Food Chef and Coach Susanna Eduini is going to give you a perfect answer in her raw food cooking class. “Raw food are easy to digest, so our bodies are less taxed and more...

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Jen Fisher – 7 Days of Detox

Jen Fisher, a beautiful young lady from Hong Kong, recently completed our 7 days full fast detox program. She wrote us a wonderful and inspiring letter about her experience and feelings. Thank you so much Jen, and congratulations on the completion of your health...

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Why Is Detox The Best Way To Reduce Cortisol

We have spoken about cortisol in a number of posts – but here is a quick refresher…  What is Cortisol?  Cortisol is one of the hormones released when we become stressed. Adrenaline and Cortisol help us to respond to situations with strength, pace, mental agility and...

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Where did detox come from? A history lesson…

The process of cleansing the body through detoxification dates back to the ancient Greek and Egyptian civilisations. Even then, the concept of autointoxication from putrefied foods and partially digested matter was completely understood, and the act of flushing out...

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How to reduce CORTISOL? The answer is right under your nose!

Picture the physical reaction that you have to stress... your heart rate goes up, blood pressure increases, blood sugar sky- rockets, pupils dilate, breathing quickens, digestion and immunity disappear... your body is preparing itself for ‘fight or flight’. Then our...

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