New Year, New You – Sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions in 2018

New Year, New You – Sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions in 2018

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Welcome to 2018. It is a brand new year, another chance to get it right and start from a clean slate. Don’t let your New Year’s resolutions and best intentions fall to the wayside. Whether you pledge to eat better, exercise more or just live an overall healthier life, 2018 can truly be your year to shine.

In order to live a healthier life, one of the first steps is to evaluate current eating patterns and dietary habits. If your current diet is less than favorable, start by changing the negative to positive. Cut back on sugars and starches, and lose any kind of sugary or carbonated drinks. Instead, replace those with good old-fashioned water and healthy freshly squeezed juices.

Try to eat more green vegetables and cook more at home than dining out. Pay particular attention to the cooking oil you use to prepare your meals and opt for healthier choices such as Olive oil, Sunflower oil, Coconut oil or Rice Bran oil. When meal planning, it is important to keep a healthy balance and focus on the 3 major nutrients: carbs, protein and fat.

Once you are able to sort out your diet, it is time to think about exercise. In order to keep the body fit, it is important to be active. Are you new to an exercise regime? Find an activity that you enjoy and stick with it. Every little bit helps with regard to exercise whether it is jogging, swimming, yoga, HIIT class or a brisk, daily walk, the more you move the fitter you will become.

Feeling ambitious? Join a fitness class of your choice. A fitness class or even the gym is a wonderful place to meet like-minded individuals and build a support network. Don’t be shy when it comes to joining a fitness class. You will feel motivated and everyone in the class, especially the trainer, will be rooting for you to succeed.

Managing stress is also an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Smart ways to manage stress include taking a deep breath and counting to ten. Perhaps you can join a meditation class to help balance the stress. One important thing to remember is that when you are stressed, do not break your new healthy lifestyle by binge eating. Stress eating takes its toll on the body. Not only will you gain weight, and possibly continue to fluctuate, you are also likely to suffer from digestion system dysfunction. Other ways to manage stress are to focus and plan. Get yourself into a routine. Remember it only takes 21 days to form a new habit and condition yourself to make it stick.

Another way to keep up a healthy lifestyle is to participate in a detox once a year. A detox program is a great way to flush the toxins out of your body while resetting your system. While a detox can be challenging, you’ll feel fresh and rejuvenated after. A detox is a wonderful way to keep your healthy lifestyle on track.

Become a Better You at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center

If you are willing to make the commitment and turn your life around in 2018, the dedicated staff at Santosa are waiting and ready to support you. Located on the tropical island of Phuket, Thailand, Santosa Detox & Wellness Center is a state-of-the-art detox center which offers a wide variety of healthy eating programs, detox programs, fitness programs and fasting programs.

In addition, we have fitness classes, a fresh juice bar and a five star vegan restaurant serving the very best in innovative, plant-based cuisine.

Interested in learning more? Simply fill out the inquiry form below. We look forward to welcoming you to Santosa and ushering in a new you in 2018.

How Toxic Emotions Make Us Sick

How Toxic Emotions Make Us Sick

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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 that with an upbeat, positive individual in your life who shines brightly. Reflect upon how you feel when they are around. Quite frankly, this individual probably brings out the best in you. You feel happy, you feel happy, you feel good.

Toxic emotions can lead to serious health problems. While there are a wide variety of factors that contribute to an individual’s vulnerability to illness, negative emotions tend to play a huge role in whether we live happy, healthy, productive lives or slip into an anxious, stressful pattern that can lead us down a very dark rabbit hole.

What we think about affects us both physically and mentally. This is no secret. In today’s society, expressing our true feelings is often looked down upon. We are taught from a young age to grin and bear it, that when the going gets tough the tough get going. Not being able to feel our feelings has become an epidemic, and not expressing emotions with truth and clarity has taken its toll on many people.

Dealing with toxic emotions can make us irritable. Suppressing strong emotions such as anger and hatred, which are natural, can build up in the mind, body and soul and affect our body’s internal organs as well as natural processes and breed even more negativity and toxic emotions. Toxic emotions cause stress, anxiety and fatigue, high blood pressure, headaches, poor circulation and depression. Toxic emotions are self-sabotaging and when an individual feels overcome, these toxic emotions can ruin the best of opportunities.

If you find yourself overwhelmed by toxic emotions, it is important to understand that you are not alone. Many people around the world have been in your shoes. However, you do not have to let toxic emotions ruin your life. You can rid the negativity from your life through an emotional detox.

Join the Emotional Detox Program at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center

If you are looking to rid yourself of toxic emotions once and for all, the Emotional Detox at Santosa can help you. An innovative program that combines holistic health practices, energy work, wellness therapies, coaching and restorative experiences, the Emotional Detox supports you in finding balance and a renewed purpose in life.

The Emotional Detox Program is an integrated approach to personal transformation aimed at creating major life changes, awaken the best of the human spirit and maximize the potential in each of us. Customized to meet individual needs, the Emotional Detox program provides all of the tools and information needed to live a better life, free of negativity and toxic emotions that hold us back. Become transformed and return home with an increased awareness, vitality and new perceptions.

To learn more about the Emotional Detox Program, simply fill in the inquiry below.

Located on the tropical island of Phuket, Thailand, Santosa Detox & Wellness Center is a state-of-the-art detox retreat which features a varied selection of detox programs, fitness activities, yoga classes, meditation and holistic health classes. Santosa also includes an on-site vegan restaurant and spa and sauna treatments and therapies. Awaken Life’s Potential with us at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center.

Overcoming Candida with a Detox Program

Overcoming Candida with a Detox Program

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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 possible that you may have candida.

What is Candida?

Candida is the overgrowth of yeast and bad bacteria in the body. It is the most common type of yeast infection and it is found in both the mouth and the intestinal tract. Candida is also known to affect the skin and mucous membranes as well. In a nutshell, if the immune system is weak or not functioning at 100% then it is quite easy for candida to spread out through other parts of the body.

Dealing with Candida

Don’t feel embarrassed if you are having problems with candida. Candida overgrowth is actually very common and it is quite easy to both control and overcome with a detox program. However, in preparation for a detox, it is important to follow a few simple steps first.

First and foremost, it must be remembered that sugar feeds yeast in the body, therefore enabling candida to grow. Cut back on sugar or eliminate processed sugar from your diet altogether. A few other suggestions include cutting back on grains or eradicating them from your diet. Replace wheat and gluten grains with fresh vegetables and starchy carbs. Grains eventually turn into sugar, so best to eat or get rid of them.

Something that is vital to overcoming candida is keeping the spleen healthy. In order to do this, it is best to eat healthy, starchy foods such as pumpkin, lentils and sweet potatoes. Starchy carbs provide good options for a healthy diet and a bit of mild sweetness without the sugar.

In the battle to overcome candida, it is important to focus on the liver. The liver is the biggest detoxification in the body, and it goes without saying that it needs to be kept in tip top shape. To do this, eat a lot of fermented foods such as kimchi and sauerkraut as well as sticking to probiotic rich foods such as kale which is known to support digestive functions.

Lastly, do be diligent in taking probiotic supplements as they starve the bad bacteria and yeast in our bodies. Probiotics are essential to any detox program, and overall just really good for maintaining a healthy digestive system.

Detoxing Candida away at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center

If you are looking for a nurturing, supervised environment to detox your candida away, look no further than Santosa Detox & Wellness Center. Located on the tropical island of Phuket, Thailand, Santosa is a state-of-the-art five star detox retreat specializing in detox programs, fitness activities, yoga classes and much more. Our dedicated staff will be with you every step of the way your detox journey, and are always available to answer questions.

If you are interested in learning more, simply fill out the enquiry form below and we’ll be in touch.

When is Time to Detox?

When is Time to Detox?

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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 bowel movements or overall jut feeling bloated and sluggish?

Although normal from time to time, is these types of symptoms occur on a regular basis it is definitely time to give your body a much needed detox.

While a detox may not be a cure-all, it is a tried and true method to better health. A detox gives the digestive system a break, improves certain intolerable symptoms and sets your body on a path to healing itself for good. Your body is your temple, therefore, it is important to take care of it in the best way possible.

Why should we detox?

Detox helps rid the body of toxins from both the inside and the outside, and this is much needed. For example, ways that our bodies are exposed to toxins include the following:

  • We inhale toxins
  • We absorb toxins through our skin
  • We swallow them in our food and water
  • We suffer toxins from incomplete digestion

In order to eradicate all of the damage from toxins, it is important to rid our bodies of them. A detox helps flush out impurities from the body. A detox can ensure that you will lose body waste and release stored up toxins. You’ll feel lighter, have more energy and also be able to become more focused.

How to start a detox?

If you are considering a detox, it is best to prepare yourself both mentally and physically beforehand. Detox starts with you diet, so therefore it is important to limit sugary and carbonated drinks and replace them with water or by drinking more water. Start eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, limit bad fats and avoid alcohol. If you are not a person who exercises often, start to move. Even if it is just thirty minutes a day, you will start to feel better and have more energy. Focus on your end goal, what you hope to achieve from the detox and consider your mind, heart and spirit, too as often, these all need detoxing as well.

Detoxing at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center

Once you complete initial steps, it best to find a detox center or a health & wellness center that is able to offer assistance and guidance for a full-blown detox program. Santosa Detox & Wellness Center is located on the tropical island of Phuket, Thailand. Ours is a state-of-the-art detox retreat which offers a wide variety of detox programs and health & fitness activities to kickstart your health and get it back on track.

We offer a holistic approach and are here every step of the way. Our dedicated staff are all professionals and knowledgeable in their fields, and are willing to be a shoulder to cry on, a sympathetic ear or to give the best advice we can give. Awaken Life’s Potential at our detox retreat in Phuket.

For more information, fill out the enquiry form below and a member of staff will get back to you.

Detoxing with Exercise: Tips and Benefits

Detoxing with Exercise: Tips and Benefits

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It is a well-known fact that exercise is an important part of staying healthy. While it is true that people who exercise frequently have less toxins in their bodies, exercise can still often be quite difficult during any detox program. However, it is important to stick to a routine in order to make the detox process easier.

During any detox program, the body’s major organs work very hard. It is common to experience dehydration, fatigue and mild to severe headaches. Although the body may be under greater physical stress, it is important to do restorative exercise such as gentle yoga or stretching or even take a short, brisk walk on the beach.

As we know, detox is simply the body’s way of ridding itself of excess toxins and waste. It is a great way to fine tune your organs and kickstart your health. With a detox, you will feel less sluggish and more energized.

Why exercise during a detox?

Exercise helps the body’s detoxification process. The increased movement stimulates the body. It helps to flush out the lungs as well as helps food pass through the gut quicker. When this happens, sweat glands are more open which also allows for perspiration to cleanse the skin

Exercising also promotes better circulation of the blood and lymph, a clear fluid that flows through our bodies which contains white blood cells, which allows organs of the body such as the liver and lymph nodes to cleanse bodily fluids. Exercise also enhances the function of the kidneys when you drink water. Therefore, it is extremely important to drink sufficient water before, during and after your exercise routine. Water helps detox the body more efficiently because the liquid helps kidneys to filter toxins more easily. Plus, as you exercise, if you are drinking water, you will sweat more.

Digestion is also vastly improved with exercise. It’s important to keep the digestive system healthy, as a healthy digestive system decreases indigestion, constipation and gas which makes for more regular bowel movements and easier removal of toxins in this manner.

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    Tips for exercising during a detox

    Are you ready to get moving? Honestly, that is all that you have to do. Make the commitment to exercise during your detox as it will help you focus and take your attention away from hunger pains or the craving for food. During a detox, you should aim to exercise daily for at least 30 minutes, however, if you feel that you can do some kind of physical activity for an hour, that is also wonderful.

    Make sure to do exercise that targets your body’s core during a detox because that is where the vital organs such as the colon, kidneys and liver are located. Exercise that stimulates the core, such as yoga or sit-ups, stimulates those organs and helps push waste through the small and large intestines more quickly.

    A quick recap of tips for exercising during a detox includes:

    • Stay hydrated by drinking sufficient amounts of water
    • Exercising at a steady pace – listen to your body and what it can and cannot do during a detox
    • Target the body’s core to help stimulate the vital organs and accelerate the detoxification process

    Exercising during a detox at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center

    Santosa is a state-of-the-art detox retreat in tropical Phuket, Thailand. All of our detox programs are well-rounded and give clients the chance to exercise during their program. Our dedicated staff of holistic professionals and fitness trainers will work with each guest to ensure that they are getting the most out of their program. We are here to help you succeed, and with us at Santosa, you can truly Awaken Life’s Potential. For more information, simply fill out the enquiry form below.

    Water – The 4th Macronutrient

    Water – The 4th Macronutrient

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    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 need water to digest our food and get rid of waste, too.

    70% of our body is made up of water, and water is essential for life. It is lost not only through perspiration and urination, but also through respiration. Therefore, water must be replaced to maintain maximum hydration. Without a doubt, water is the most important macronutrient.

    What are macronutrients?

    Macronutrients are nutritional needs that the body must have in order to survive. Normally, they include carbohydrates, proteins, fats and water. Macronutrients provide the body with energy. Energy is measured in calories and is essential for the body to grow, regulate life processes, as well as repair and develop new tissues and nerve impulses.

    Let’s take a closer look at macronutrients and their functions:

    • Carbohydrates – are required for energy and provide the body’s main source of energy. Carbs form the major part of stored food in the body for later use of energy and exist as sugar, starch and fiber. Carbohydrates are also important for fat oxidation and can be converted to protein.
    • Proteins – provide amino acids and make up most of the cell structure including the cell membrane. They tend to be the last used of all macronutrients.
    • Fats – have the highest caloric content and provide the largest amounts of energy when burned. Fats are used in making steroids and hormones as well as serve as solvents for hormones and fat soluble vitamins.
    • Water – is the main component of our body fluids and makes up most of our weight. The body needs more water than any other nutrient and we replenish it through the food we eat and what we drink. Water serves as a carrier. It distributes nutrients to cells and removes wastes through urine. It regulates body temperature and the ionic balance of our blood. Water is also essential for the body’s metabolism.

    The importance of water as the 4th macronutrient

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    While water may not provide energy to the body, it is essential to sustain body functions including turning macronutrients to energy. It is important to have adequate water in your system. Water truly is life and the lack of it can cause so many problems. For example, daytime fatigue is primarily caused by a lack of water and even mild dehydration can slow down the body’s metabolism by as much as 3%.

    Water can also curb hunger pains, ease back and joint pain and decrease various types of cancers. As a general reminder, drink more water for alcohol consumption, heat, exercise and caffeinated beverages.

    Drink 1/2 of your body weight in water in ounces daily and you will enhance fat loss, combat ailments, reduce hunger pains and even look younger. Water is so good for you. Make sure you are drinking as much as you can.

    Learn more at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center

    Are you interested in learning more about water as the 4th macronutrient? The staff at Santosa highly recommends a great book titled, Your Body’s Many Cries for Water. Written by Dr. F. Batmanghelidj, the book is a pioneering physician’s twenty years of clinical and scientific research into the role of water in the body, explains a breakthrough discovery that Unintentional Chronic Dehydration(UCD) produces stress, chronic pains and many painful degenerational diseases. Dry mouth is not the only sign of dehydration; waiting to get thirsty is wrong. You will learn the different signals of thirst when your body is calling for water. Simply adjusting your water intake – yes, water! Natural, pure water!- can help you to live a healthier, pain-free life.

    If the book has piqued your interest and you want to discuss further, fill out theenquiry formand get in touch with us. We are always happy to discuss how to begin a health & wellness journey here at our delightful detox retreat on the stunning tropical island of Phuket, Thailand.