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

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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.

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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.

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Meet the Future of Cancer Research

Meet the Future of Cancer Research

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Eva Vertes – Meet the Future of Cancer Research

At 19 years old, Eva Vertes gave her first TED talk. She is an American Alzheimer’s and cancer researcher. Eva is also a known medical prodigy due to her vast medical knowledge and interest in the field.

While participating in her first TED talk, she spoke about her experiences in the medical field and what sparked her interest at a young age to pursue medical research full time. It was during a family trip to the Grand Canyon that Eva picked up a book called “The Hot Zone” that explained the outbreak of the Ebola Virus. It was the first time she was captivated by reading, as prior to this, books were not something that interested her. She fell in love with the book, and from that day forward knew she wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. Since then, it has been her passion.

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After that trip to the Grand Canyon, she read every medical book that she could get her hands on. In high school, after sending many emails out, she was accepted to work in the lab of Dr. Jacob. It was in his lab that she studied the effects of heavy metals on the developing nervous system. She tested on fruit flies and found that heavy metals do in fact really impair the nervous system. From there, Eva no longer wanted to look at impairment, but the prevention of impairment. She became fascinated with Alzheimer’s disease, and started reading and researching Alzheimer’s to which extent would lead her on a life long research project.
“I was reading in the medical library one day, and I read this article about something called “purine derivatives.” And they seemed to have cell growth-promoting properties. And being naive about the whole field, I kind of thought, “Oh, you have cell death in Alzheimer’s which is causing the memory deficit, and then you have this compound — purine derivatives — that are promoting cell growth.” And so I thought, “Maybe if it can promote cell growth, it can inhibit cell death, too.” And so that’s the project that I pursued for that year, and it’s continuing now as well, and found that a specific purine derivative called “guanidine” had inhibited the cell growth by approximately 60 percent.”

Eva presented her findings at the International Science Fair at which she was awarded “Best in the World Medicine,” which allowed her an opening into the medical world. Now that she had been integrated into his world, she wanted to explore it all. During her studies in the medical field, she came across something called cancer stem cells.

She found that it seemed that tumors actually begin from a stem cell. She came to the conclusion that cancer seems to be a direct result to injury. When the body needs to repair an organ then it’s initiating cancer, it’s almost as if this is a repair response. Even though the body has initiated this ingenious response, it doesn’t necessarily have the means to control it. It hasn’t yet become fine-tuned enough to finish what has been initiated. Cancer, to Eva, is a cycle. We try to kill it with radiation and toxins trying to poison the cancer, but all this does is reveal the damage the body had previously tried to fix. Eva suggested that we should think about manipulation, rather than elimination. If somehow we can cause these cells to differentiate, to become bone tissue, lung tissue, liver tissue, whatever that cancer has been put there to do, it would be a repair process. The body would end up better than it was even before cancer.

It struck Eva that she’d never heard of any cancer in skeletal muscle in all of her reading and research she had done in the medical field. Eva asked why, the first thing she did was emailed some professors who specialized in skeletal muscle physiology, and pretty much said, “Hey, it seems like cancer doesn’t really go to skeletal muscle. Is there a reason for this?”

Eva got her answers and came up with some hypotheses that she would be starting to investigate that May at the Sylvester Cancer Institute in Miami.

Watch Eva’s spectacular TED talk, Meet the Future of Cancer Research, to learn more about Eva’s research and the conclusions that she came to regarding Alzheimer’s and cancer research.

https://www.ted.com/talks/eva_vertes_looks_to_the_future_of_medicine#t-1112955

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The First Day of the Rest of Your Life

The First Day of the Rest of Your Life

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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 really want to live a healthier, more sustainable life, chances are that you will need to say goodbye to your current way of living.

Do not let changing the way you live scare you. It does not have to be dramatic. Start small, but remember that you plan to go big. In order to achieve health & wellness goals, you will need to remain focused as well as stay committed. If you are determined to live a healthier life, but overwhelmed by taking on the task on your own, consider a detox holiday at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center.

Surrounded by abundant nature and outstanding mountain and sea views, Santosa is an all-inclusive health & wellness retreat located on the tropical island of Phuket, in southern Thailand. Our programs are not only comprehensive, but they also produce results. If you are looking to lead a healthier life, Santosa can help. We offer a wide variety of detox programs, fitness classes, wellness programs as well as an on-site spa, sauna, ice bath, delicious vegan restaurant and so much more!

Santosa prides itself on ensuring that guests receive a personal touch. Our detox retreat is hands-on while our dedicated staff are always around to listen, give advice and remind you that you are doing the best thing that you could do for you, which is giving yourself a higher quality of life.

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Once you become serious about living a healthier life, start with the approach that the changes you make are going to be permanent and that you are setting yourself up for long-term, sustainable success. You will notice that the small changes you make to the way you are living will lead to bigger changes, and soon enough, your entire life will be different in a really good way.

By accepting that there are things that need to change in the way you currently live your life, you are acknowledging that you want to have a better quality of life. Whether is incorporating exercise, dropping a bad habit such as smoking, going to yoga class, trying mediation or overhauling your diet, it has been your choice. Once you realize that you truly have the ability to choose, you will feel amazing.

Commit to a healthier version of yourself. A stay at Santosa can set you on the right path and give you the support you need to reach your goals. Once you set this healthier lifestyle into motion, you will not only feel healthier but you will also feel happier and stronger. Appreciate yourself, appreciate your life and treat today like it is the first day of your life.

For more information on how Santosa can set you on the path to a healthier lifestyle, simply fill out the inquiry form below. We look forward to welcoming you to Santosa and watching the quality of your life flourish and grow.

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Reduce Inflammation in the Body with Food and Exercise

Reduce Inflammation in the Body with Food and Exercise

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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 can help ward off diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s by reducing inflammation. Chronic inflammation is an autoimmune disorder that attacks normal, healthy tissue. Generally, it mistakes the tissue for a pathogen that causes disease. Chronic inflammation puts our bodies on high alert all of the time and can have lasting damage to our hearts, brains and other vital organs. So many major diseases – depression, diabetes, arthritis – have been linked to chronic inflammation. 

Have you ever experienced any type of inflammation in your body? If yes, you know that it can be quite unpleasant and uncomfortable. However, there are ways to combat chronic inflammation, and some of the best remedies include fueling your body with good food and lots of exercise.

Foods that Fight Inflammation

A good way to fight inflammation is by taking a trip to the grocery store or fresh market. Many foods and beverages have anti-inflammatory properties, it is just a matter of knowing which ones to choose. If you are looking to reduce the risk of inflammation in your body, it is best to choose healthy foods. Good examples of these include leafy green vegetables, nuts such as almonds or walnuts, olive oil, tomatoes, and fruits such as oranges, strawberries, blueberries and cherries. If you do eat meat, make sure to stick to fatty fish varieties such as salmon, mackerel and tuna. 

Avoid refined carbohydrates and red meat whenever possible. French fries and other friend foods as well as margarine and soft drinks should also be avoided. Try to maintain a healthy, balanced diet whenever possible to avoid weight gain, as this is also another factor that contributes to inflammation. 

The Exercise Component

Exercise is good for the body, and it is recommended that we exercise at least 30 minutes five times per week. For those who suffer from chronic inflammation, exercise is known to reduce inflammatory markers. Go for a brisk walk, ride an exercise bike or join a cardio class such as HIIT. Strength-Training that works all of the muscle groups is also good, and should be practiced at least two times per week. 

Exercise has been found to produce an anti-inflammatory cellular response which, in turn, highlights the benefits of physical activity. Not only does exercise reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, it also strengthens the heart, muscles and bones. Exercise leaves us feeling refreshed, which is particularly important for those suffering from chronic inflammation.

Fighting Inflammation at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center

If you suffer from chronic inflammation and would like to empower yourself with the tools needed to combat it, come and see us at Santosa. Located on tropical Phuket, an island in southern Thailand, our detox retreat is surrounded by nature and the perfect place to unwind, relax and reboot. 

For those battling inflammation, we have a variety of detox programs to choose from to reset your system and put you on a healthier journey. Our fitness classes are results-driven and can give insight into what works for your body and what does not. 

For more information, simply fill out the inquiry form below. A member of staff will be in touch with answers to any and all questions you might have. We look forward to seeing you soon at Santosa. 

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How to Practice Gratitude

How to Practice Gratitude

The best time to practice gratitude is when there are obstacles in our way. In difficult moments, it is often hard to see positive forces as fears are looming. However, this is a good time to be grateful. Not for the things that have us stuck, but for the fact that we can appreciate what does not.

Gratitude can help us see the negative situations in a way that can lessen the bad feelings and panic, and open up our thinking to new solutions and ideas. More times than not, this is when we realize that gratitude requires practice. We have to recognize what we are grateful for, acknowledge it and appreciate it. Truthfully, this is not always as easy at it may seem.

The benefits of practicing gratitude can have an amazing effect on our lives, and often times, learning to be grateful is life-altering. Instead of focusing only on the negative, focus on the positive. Gratitude puts situations into perspective and helps us both the good and the bad which makes it easier to come to a decision. Gratitude also makes us feel thankful for what we have. The awareness of the things we are grateful for can lessen the desire to always want something bigger, better or more. Overall, gratitude makes us happier. It strengthens relationships, reduces stress, and also improves health.

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Gratitude Improves Self-Care

Feeling grateful boosts well-being behaviors. When we feel good, we give our very best to others. Practicing gratitude improves self-care and encourages better physical health and psychological health.

When we practice gratitude and feel good, we eat right, we exercise more and we assess our overall health. Do we need to go to the doctor? Would we like to start a new exercise class? Have we taken time to pamper ourselves? Practicing gratitude makes dealing with these sorts of questions much easier, and chances are, feeling grateful and good will trigger wanting to visit the doctor, pamper ourselves or start a new exercise class.

Gratitude gives us happiness that lasts. It leads to sustainable forms of happiness and self-care. As gratitude is not based in instant gratifications, it is possible to say that if we regularly take time to practice thankfulness and express gratitude, we are likely to see results.

Get Grateful at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center

If you are new to practicing gratitude, Santosa is a wonderful place to start improving your self-care. Our detox retreat located on the beautiful island of Phuket in southern Thailand is surrounded by things to be thankful for, the stunning nature for example, and within close proximity to the beach.

Additionally, Santosa offers a wide variety of classes which manifest mindfulness and gratitude. These classes are also good for health. The center is home to many levels of yoga classes. It does not matter if you are a beginner or an advanced student as our yoga classes are sure to make you feel more limber and centered. We also offer breath work and mediation classes which are sure to enhance the feelings of gratitude.

If you’d like to practice gratitude with us at Santosa, simply fill out the inquiry form below and a member of staff will get back to you. Let’s be grateful together and celebrate this beautiful life.

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