Losing Weight with Detox: The Healthy Way

Losing Weight with Detox: The Healthy Way

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You may have heard of the term Detox before, and since you’re reading these lines, you may even actively look to take up Detoxing for yourself. With that, you are most definitely not alone! But, why Detoxing? What is the reason why Detoxing has become such a popular term and what does it actually stand for? This is what this article will focus on in this edition, together with a few tips, and guidelines, terms and suggestions about Detoxing. Ready to get started? Read on!

During our daily lives, we are becoming increasingly exposed to a number of chemicals in our food supply, the air we breathe, and through many common items we are using daily, including cosmetics and household cleaning products. In short, what you may have found to be quite harmless, as the human body is built to learn to adapt, is in fact quite harmful to you, and ultimately also your digestive system.

The side effects of being exposed to such chemicals day in and day out, is that these chemicals build up in our system and ultimately end up stall our weight loss efforts. While many other factors often contribute further to that, researchers find that environmental toxins play a crucial role in being overweight or obese.

Detoxifying your body

Since an increasing number of people are realizing that they are gaining weight, either due to the harmful side-effects of the above-mentioned chemicals, or due to stress in their respective everyday life; or simply because they’re not getting enough daily exercise, and build enough healthy routines into their lives, the eyes have now turned to detoxification and gearing down more than ever before. This is also why more and more Detox diets are getting media attention, and that’s also why an increasing number of people are looking for sustainable and surefire ways to detoxify their bodies.

Quick note: For those not sure what the definition of Detox really stretches over, we may, at this point, for clearance sake, quickly mention that according to the Cambridge Dictionary, Detox is a process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances; detoxification.

Detoxing, the right way

Since Detoxing has won back popularity in a landslide, partly thanks to the attention from the media, celebrities and other public figures, but perhaps mainly because people started to remember that it simply is the best way to ‘reset’ their digestive system, the internet together with the trend, seems to be overly filled with Health-Guru’s that appear to have ‘invented’ one Detox-diet better and more promising than the other – and that’s where you need to be careful, if Detoxing in a healthy way, is what you’re looking to achieve.

There are simply all too many 3-day, 5-day or 7-day plans to choose from, but not all of them will actually help you really lose weight in a healthy way, without putting your health at stake, if at all. Fact is, to slim down, you need to choose a Detox that is both healthy and specifically designed for weight loss, if that is your goal with Detoxing.

At Santosa Detox and Wellness Center in Phuket, we only hire and employ certified professionals as to prevent these common misinterpretations of Detoxing. This, we do as a way to not halt or hinder the motivation of those who are really keen on losing toxins and weight, and to prevent that guests are jeopardizing their health.

Ways of Detoxing at the Santosa Detox and Wellness Center

Exercise Weight Loss Phuket SantosaDuring a retreat at the Santosa Detox and Wellness Center, you in fact have several choices of Fasting programs for weight loss at your disposal. The most efficient way of rapidly losing weight, and thereby changing your lifestyle, is to join our Full Fast or Juice Fast programs. Following one of these programs not only help you Detox while staying at our center, but it can moreover be applied afterwards as well, as you’ll learn exactly how these programs are carried out to life even after your stay.

Did you know: The skin actually acts like a second kidney. Sweat glands permeate the skin’s 11,000 square feet of surface area (which includes skin surface, sweat glands, and ducts).

What you may want to consider before choosing one our detox programs is how much weight you actually need, or want to lose. Although a detox-diet is highly boosting your weight-loss, the desired results also increasingly depend on the original weight you have to begin with. If your BMI for instance is very high, usually you can lose 0,5 to 1 kg, depending on whether you are a gentleman or a lady, respectively. If you however are normal weighted to begin with, there naturally also isn’t that much to lose, so don’t expect wonder-cures as these Health-Gurus preach about, as that is not guaranteed. It still very much depends on your digestive system, your motivation, effort and ability to wind down and willingness to participate in one of our programs.

Note: Our organs and tissues are actually constantly in a state of detoxification by itself too— getting rid of unwanted substances produced by the body or from our environment. The liver, kidney, lungs, skin, and gastrointestinal system are designed to remove toxins that accumulate in the body naturally. But following a detox diet full of natural foods can enhance the body’s ability to cleanse.

No matter which of our Detox programs you choose however, a 5-7 days period weight loss retreat is enough to kick off a healthy new life style, learn how to eat healthily, how to treat the body and how to maintain the weight.

Quick tip: During a detoxification, drinking 2 liters of pure, filtered water daily is sufficient for diuresis (increased or excessive production of urine) and thereby initiate the removal of toxins.

Besides helping you eliminate the wrong foods that can contribute to weight gain, choosing the right detox program can give your liver and overall health a much needed boost, eliminating those excess toxins that often puts the digestion in slow-motion.

Sneak-peek from the program: To boost weight-loss, we encourage our guests to do Sauna with adjoining ice baths to sweat out toxins naturally.

So, how do you choose the best detox diet that is healthy and not harmful? If you’re having difficulty in choosing the right detox diet to boost your weight-loss or to get rid of toxins, feel free to get in touch with us for a free consultation to make the most qualified and most healthy choice based on your individual goal and physical state.

To get in touch with us, please refer to our Contact page.


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What really is the difference between Fasting, Detoxing and Juicing?

What really is the difference between Fasting, Detoxing and Juicing?

You’ve probably heard the above terms being mentioned before. They’re being mentioned in the news, you read them repeatedly online, or see them being talked about on TV. Even renowned health and lifestyle magazines have dedicated whole sections on these topics alone, and it is a trend that is likely here to stay. But what really does Fasting, Detoxing and Juicing stand for respectively? Is it only another trend being over-marketed and overhyped, or is it in fact a sincere recipe for a healthier, more agile and nutritious lifestyle? These questions, we’ll be providing answers to in this, hopefully informative, article brought to you by the Santosa Detox & Wellness Center in Phuket, Thailand.

Without further ado, let’s begin with the first of the 3 terms; Fasting.

What is Fasting?

Water Infusion Detox SantosaThe definition of Fasting is the voluntary abstinence (or reduction) from some or all foods, drinks, or both, for a certain period of time.
An absolute fast, or dry fasting, normally is defined as an abstinence from all food and liquid for a defined period. Other fasts may be partially restrictive, limiting only particular foods or substances, or be intermittent.

A person is assumed to be fasting once 8–12 hours have elapsed since the last meal. Metabolic changes of the fasting state begin after absorption of a meal (typically 3–5 hours after eating).

Fasting has been shown to have many health benefits, from increased weight loss to better brain function.

Here are just some of the benefits to take away with you from this article:

Fasting is known to be:

  1. Helping you regulate your blood sugar control
  2. Helping you fight off inflammations as to promote better health
  3. Helping you enhance hearth health by improving blood pressure and Cholesterol levels
  4. Boosting your brain function and preventing neurodegenerative disorders
  5. Aiding with weight loss by limiting calorie intake and boosting Metabolism
  6. Increasing growth hormone secretion (vital for growth and muscle strength)
  7. Delaying aging and extending longevity
  8. Believed to aid in Cancer prevention and increasing the effectiveness of Chemotherapy

There are many different types of fasts, making it easy for even a beginner to find a method that fits your lifestyle. At the Santosa Detox & Wellness Center you’ll among others find the Full Fast Program, Juice Fast Program and the Raw Fast Program,which you can read about by clicking on the individual topics.

Despite the long list of possible health benefits associated with fasting, it may not be right for everyone. If you for example suffer from diabetes or low blood sugar, fasting can lead to spikes and crashes in your blood sugar levels, which could be potentially dangerous. However, with your stay at the Santosa Detox & Wellness Center you’ll be monitored and checked thoroughly before, during and after your stay, so there’s no risk for you to suffer imbalances with your health.

What is Juicing?

Santosa Resort Detox Wellness Spa Yoga Retreat Kata Beach Phuket Thailand Galley Juice Fast 05In short, Juicing is described as the process of extracting juice from plant tissues such as fruit or vegetables. There are many methods of Juicing, although it may seem quite straightforward.
From squeezing fruit by hand to wide-scale extraction with industrial equipment, Juicing is generally the preferred method of consuming large amounts of fruit or vegetables quickly and is often completed with a household appliance called a Juicer, which may be as simple as a cone upon which fruit and vegetables are being mashed, or as sophisticated as a variable-speed, motor-driven device, which is widely accessible in retail.
Juicing is often practiced for dietary reasons or as a form of alternative medicine. Becoming first popular in the early 1970s, interest in juicing has since increased drastically.

A Juice fast, as it is being offered by the Santosa Detox & Wellness Center, is a cleanse program with the aim to nourish and detoxify the body consuming fresh fruits and vegetable juice. The key is to hydrate and nourish cells with the correct amounts of vitamins, enzymes, minerals, and antioxidants.

Juicing has been shown to have many health benefits, from increasing nutrient absorption to help detoxifying your body.

Here are just some of the benefits to take away with you from this article:

Juicing is known to be:

  1. Allowing for more nutrient absorption
  2. Allowing you to consume a wider range of vegetables
  3. Feeding good bacteria to the gut
  4. Aiding you with fighting Cancer
  5. Helping lower too high Cholesterol levels
  6. Helping to detoxify our bodies
  7. Lowering blood sugar levels
  8. Helping you get a better skin
  9. Improving athletic performance

Sounds interesting? Make sure to check out the Juice Fast Retreat Program of the Santosa Detox & Wellness Center.

What is Detoxing?

Belly Hearth Girl Detox SantosaDetoxing is generally being acknowledged as a short-term dietary intervention designed to eliminate toxins from your body. A detox diet typically involves a period of fasting, followed by a strict diet of fruit, vegetables, fruit juices, and water. Sometimes a detox also includes herbs, teas, supplements, and colon cleanses or enemas, but that varies largely on the treatment method in use.

Detox therapies are most commonly recommended because of potential earlier exposure to toxic chemicals in the environment, or your diet. These include pollutants, synthetic chemicals, heavy metals, and other harmful compounds.

These diets are also claimed to help with various health problems, including obesity, digestive issues, autoimmune diseases, inflammation, allergies, bloating, and chronic fatigue.

Detox diets are claimed to:

  • Rest your organs by fasting
  • Stimulate your liver to get rid of toxins
  • Promote toxin elimination through feces, urine, and sweat
  • Improve blood circulations
  • Provide your body with healthy nutrients

No matter how healthy you think your diet or lifestyle may be, external factors still require us to give the body a chance to recharge and dispel anything that may be holding us back from experiencing superior health and long lasting vitality. Detoxification frees vital cellular and organ activities to help you with functioning productively and efficiently throughout each day. The systems involved in detoxification include: Cardiovascular System, Digestive System, Lymph System, Skin, Urinary System, Respiratory System. It’s very important to support and help all these channel open up and work properly during detoxification. At the Santosa Detox & Wellness Center in Phuket, one of our main goals is to help you achieve detox result with sufficient support.

If Detoxing should have triggered your interest, please refer to these Detox Programs offered by the Santosa Detox & Wellness Center in Phuket, Thailand.

Maybe you’ve heard of the benefits of Detox, but no idea where to start?

Constantly feeling fatigued, having frequent migraines, skin issues? Do you bloat up after meals, crave for sugar/caffeine, feeling emotionally unstable? Or do you perhaps pick up a cold easily? If you have one of these signs, it’s practically your body calling out for a Detox to reboot.

At the Santosa Detox & Wellness Center near Kata Beach in Phuket, we offer various detox & wellness retreats from 3 to 21 days all year round.

Our programs cover Detox, Yoga & Wellness, Healthy Vegan and Emotion cleanse. From body to mind to soul, you can always find the one program that fits your needs.
Our dedicated team will work with you at your own pace to help you discover where you are standing physically and emotionally, offering the best advice along the way to truly make you toxin and stress-free.

Detox, Fasting, Juice, Raw foods, Colon cleansing, Yoga and Fitness classes, a Vegan restaurant – that’s just some of the many opportunities that await you at the Santosa Detox & Wellness Center in Phuket!

For prices, enquiries, accommodation bookings and more, please get in touch with us.

Why Should We Detox?

Why Should We Detox?

Healthy is a state of balance and connection between body, mind and spirit – that shines from the inside out.

Imagine waking up every day full of energy, feeling refresh and happy every day from morning until evening.

To be happy and healthy is just a natural condition of the human body, if you find within yourself missing those qualities it´s means that something is wrong, out of the natural state of balance.

But remember: As soon as you get your balance again, life starts to smile for you and all your days will be glowing. Detox can be a great way to bring you back to a healthy condition.

What does it means to detox?


Detox it is a natural technique (free of drugs) to assist the body to get rid of toxic and harmful substances from the system, like for example:

• inflammations
• heavy metals
• gases
• parasites

If you have been eating meat, dairy, ‘Frank-stein food’ (processed and package food),caffeine, or expose to amalgam fillings, pollution, household, bath and beauty products, cigarettes, alcohol, drugs (prescription and recreational) and you never cleansed before, probably you have toxins accumulated in your system. Some people have more impurities stored than others, it will depend how efficient your elimination system is.“You will never find yourself until you find the true.”

Why should we detox?


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.

Curiosity: 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.

Are you ready to take the next step in the detoxification process? If you are looking for a deeper detox, we encourage you to join us for an amazing detox holiday at Santosa. Located in the tropics of Phuket, Thailand, Santosa Detox & Wellness Center is a state-of-the-art comprehensive center specializing in health & wellness.

The variety of detox programs available at Santosa encourage participating to reevaluate their current lifestyle and live a healthier life. Detox programs are tailored to the individual, and can be as intense or as gentle as you like. Furthermore, the environment of Santosa is extremely nurturing. Our staff and therapists are available to answer any questions and talk you through any part of the program which you may not understand. 

For further info, simply fill out the inquiry form below and a member of staff will be in contact. We look forward to helping you open your detoxification pathways at Santosa. 

Natural Remedies for Stress

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 their health.

Effects of stress include obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, anxiety and depression. However, there are ways to combat stress naturally which will leave you feeling more relaxed and rejuvenated. If you are looking to release the feelings of stress and anxiety naturally, we have some easy natural remedies to suggest.

Activities such as massage, meditation and exercise are great outlets to combat stress. While it is not possible to steer clear from stress in today’s high-pressure society, choosing to practice and put these activities into your daily life will help with stress immensely. 

Massage is an excellent natural remedy for stress. Massage is a wonderful way to open blocked energy channels throughout the body. When the energy channels are unblocked, the blood flow moves smoothly throughout the body. Other benefits of massage include the relaxation of tense muscles, reducing pain and improving overall circulation throughout the body. 

Meditation is another spectacular way to counteract stress naturally. To be honest, meditation is not as hard as it seems and it takes only a few minutes a day, which makes it the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of a jam-packed daily schedule. In order to practice meditation, give yourself some space, close your eyes and focus on how you breathe. Breathing in and out at a natural pace, and learning to become aware of this action, brings an amazing sense of calm and overall feeling of peace. Meditation does wonders for the mind, and it is well worth incorporating this practice into your life. 

While it should really be considered a no-brainer, exercise is one of the best natural remedies to relieve your body of stress and set you back into the right frame of mind. It doesn’t matter whether it is yoga, swimming or running, exercise give a person the chance to be alone with their thoughts while working up a sweat. Try to exercise at least 30 minutes a day. It sends endorphins into the brain, which does great things to improve a person’s mood, generally for the better, as well as prevents obesity and all of the other severe health problems that come with living a sedentary lifestyle. 

Evaluating and overhauling your current diet can also play a huge factor in alleviating stress naturally. Junk food is often linked to depression, so do your best to clean up your diet. Incorporating more healthy foods will also do wonders for your overall mental state.

Whole grains and protein and known for improving moods, while other stress-busting foods include fresh fruits such as blueberries and a variety of nuts such as almonds. Eating properly nourishes one’s body and provides the right amount of energy to tackle every small stress-inducing factor that comes one’s way during their day to day life. 

It is also important that you get enough sleep. Ensuring you are well rested is a huge factor in reducing stress. One thing that can help with regard to getting enough sleep is to establish a bedtime ritual. When you get into a routine, signals are sent to your brain that let it know it is time to wind down and go to sleep. Try your best every night to get as much sleep as you need, which for most, is a recommended 8 to 10 hours. 

Combating Stress Naturally at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center

The sheer location of Santosa is enough to combat stress! Located in the jungle-clad hills above Kata Beach, in Phuket, Thailand, Santosa Detox & Wellness Center is a tropical detox retreat. Our goal is to encourage others to lead a healthy lifestyle through a variety of detox programs, fitness classes, yoga classes and holistic therapies such as meditation and breath work. Our dedicated staff is on-hand to support all of our guests as well offer advice and inspire others on their health and wellness journey. If you are looking to alleviate stress, put yourself first and get on a healthy track, Santosa is the perfect place for you.

For more information, simply fill out the inquiry form below and a member of staff will be in contact. Join us for a massage, a yoga class, or a gentle detox as these are all wonderful natural remedies for stress. We look forward to welcoming you to Santosa Detox & Wellness Center here in Phuket. 

How to Open Detoxification Pathways

How to Open Detoxification Pathways

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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 metabolizing all of the toxins which can disrupt our body’s health balance. However, since we are constantly bombarded with toxins – in the food we eat, the cleaning products we use, the air we breathe – it is important to give these systems some tender loving care.

While a detox program is the best effective method of ridding the body of toxins and rebooting the system, there are a few things that can be done daily to ensure that your body’s detoxification pathways are open and functioning properly.

1. Hydrate in Order to Flush Toxins

Drinking water is important as is getting electrolyte minerals from food. However, for a detox, drinking water is crucial and we honestly cannot emphasize this enough. The gut, liver, blood and lymph need water for a detox program, but so do our kidneys. Every day, our kidneys filter a large amount of fluid through our bodies, so water is essential for our kidneys to function properly.

2. Add Lymph-Stimulating Activities into Your Routine

Have you ever tried dry brushing? Dry brushing is an easy, simple technique which stimulates two important systems of detox – your skin and your lymphatic system. In case you are unaware, the skin is responsible for nearly one quarter of the body’s daily detoxification process. The lymphatic system is part of our immune system, and its main function is cleansing toxins from the body.

A lymph-stimulating activity such as dry brushing not only detoxes the skin, but also stimulates lymphatic flow as well as gives the body a very gentle internal massage. Additionally, dry brushing promotes circulation and also improves the skin’s look and feel by eradicating dead skin cells.

3. Eat More Vegetables

There is no better way to support the liver than by eating cruciferous vegetables. These vegetables have a multitude of health benefits and include green veggies such as bok choy, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and other similar green, leafy vegetables. Cruciferous vegetables are packed with nutrients and fiber, as well as phytochemicals which are important for supporting the liver function. Cruciferous vegetables also contain sulphur, which is important to the detoxification of the liver.

Incorporate more cruciferous vegetables into your diet when possible. Not only will they give you the much needed nutrients that you need. Cruciferous vegetables also are helpful in maintaining a healthy weight.

Electrolyte minerals from food are also necessary for our bodies to maintain hydration. Minerals such as potassium, sodium, chloride, and magnesium are kept stable and in tact by healthy kidneys. Therefore, we need both water and electrolytes for healthy kidney functions.

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Other ways to open detoxification pathways include both physical and more meditative exercise such as running or yoga. When we sweat, our pores are enlarged and open the detoxification pathways which means toxins are released. A sauna or a hot bath are good for releasing toxins from the skin as well. While many of the tips we have offered are really just small changes to your current lifestyle, they will do a world of good when it comes to opening the pathways to detoxification naturally. 

If you would like to know more about the Santosa detoxification program feel free and fill out the enquire form.

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Easy Steps to Detoxify Your Body

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 of built-up toxins as well as showing you the path to improved health & wellness and a higher quality of life.

Your body naturally reveals when it is time to detoxify through a number of physical symptoms. If you experience chronic fatigue, digestive issues, allergies, stress, inexplainable weight gain and aches and pains for no reason, perhaps it is time to look into a detox program such as the wide variety offered at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center. 

Even if you are not experiencing health ailments, supporting your body through a natural detoxification process will help you gain more energy and clarity, clearer skin, maintain a healthy weight and overall leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. 

There are tons of things that you can do to encourage your body as it purges toxins from the body, and many of these are small changes that are easy to make and maintain. One thing that you can do is to drink more water. Our liver needs water to help flush toxins through our body and eliminate them. If you are dehydrated, you can become backed up which prevents your body from purging toxins, it also can allow them to absorbed once again into the system. Make sure you are drinking enough water daily to keep things moving.

Take a trip to a steam room or a sauna to get the blood moving and the heart beating. You will benefit from improved toxin release from your tissues into your bloodstream. The heat from the steam room or sauna will help you build up a sweat which also helps your body purge additional toxins through the skin.

Ensuring to get enough exercise is another way to sweat out toxins and boost your metabolism along the way. Our blood and lymphatic systems are stimulated when we move and which helps to purify our blood efficiently and effectively. Exercise is also a great way to get the digestive system back on track. Additionally, the deep breathing from a hard workout is a great way to increase the strength of your lungs and heart. 

Another vital way to detoxify your body is to get your diet under control. Eating clean is one of the best way to enhance the body’s natural detoxification process, so choose fresh fruits and vegetables over processed foods, carbohydrates and refined sugars. Focus on eating lean, high-quality proteins as well as whole grains, nuts and various herbs and spices. Try to eat vegan every now and again, and also remember to reduce your alcohol intake. 

Enjoy a Detox at Santosa Detox & Wellness Retreat

If you already take the natural steps to detoxify your body, but are looking to go deeper, consider enjoying a detox program at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center. We are a well-rounded detox retreat located on the tropical island of Phuket, Thailand, and we specialize in tailor-made detox programs that are sure to bring proven and sustainable results. 

Santosa offers a hands-on approach and provides all of the knowledge and support you will need to reach your health & fitness goals. Perhaps you already lead a healthy life, but are just looking for a boost? Santosa can offer you a wide variety of fitness classes and yoga classes, too. 

Awaken life’s potential at Santosa by simply filling out the inquiry form below. We can’t to welcome you to Santosa, and to help you kickstart a higher quality of life.