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 its most prevalent symptoms. What is candida? Candida is the overgrowth of yeast and bad bacteria in the body.
Candida is the most common type of yeast infection worldwide and it can be found in the mouth and intestinal tract. It can also affect skin and other mucous membranes. If the immune system is not functioning at 100%, it is quite easy for candida to spread to other areas of the body. When in proper levels in the body, candida aids in nutrient absorption and digestion. However, when candida becomes imbalanced, it can wreak havoc on the body. Candida is also known for keeping the metabolism sluggish, preventing you to lose weight or burn fat as you know you are capable of.
If you are having problems with candida, it is possible to cure the candida through a cleanse or detox program. Here, we will list some simple steps for you to follow to help you combat candida. Firstly, one of the biggest ways to combat candida is to stop eating so much sugar. Sugar feeds yeast in your body, so getting rid of processed sugar is a great step towards keeping candida balanced.
Eliminate grains from your diet, as they also turn into sugar. Replace wheat and gluten grains with more fresh vegetables and starchy carbs. Another way to combat candida is by keeping your spleen healthy as it is responsible for some many of the body’s functions. In order to better support the spleen, eat starchy foods such as squash, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, lentils and mung beans. Consuming good, starchy carbs provides mild sweetness to your diet without the processed sugar. Another way to support the spleen is to drink barley tea.
When attempting to get candida under control it is crucial to support the liver. The liver is the biggest detoxification organ in our body, so eating a lot of probiotic-rich and sour foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut as well as apple cider vinegar. Bitter foods such as kale and turmeric will help support intestinal functions.
Lastly, in the battle to overcome candida it is important to take probiotic supplements. These supplements will help to starve the bad bacteria and yeast and help the body to load up on good bacteria. Probiotics are essential and imperative to any cleanse or detox program.
Does all of this good information sound a bit overwhelming to you? Do you have the symptoms of candida, but feel scared to tackle them on your own? If you are looking to rid yourself of ailments such as candida, get in touch with us. We can help.
Located on the tropical island of Phuket in southern Thailand, Santosa Detox & Wellness Center is a five-star detox retreat specializing in a wide range of detox programs, yoga courses, meditation and breath work classes and various fitness activities. Our center offers a well-rounded holistic healing experience to those looking to awaken life’s potential.
For more information, simply fill out the enquiry form below. All of us at Santosa look forward to welcoming you here on a life-changing detox holiday.
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 – cleansing your body from the inside out for better overall health.
Signs that you may need to detox
Detoxification is essential to healthy living, but it is also a perfect place to start for developing a new, healthier lifestyle. If you are struggling with any of the below, a detox would be a good idea to kickstart a much healthier, newer you.
What you eat affects your mind, body and soul. The food you put into your body effects and determines how you feel. Depression often signals toxin build up in bowels, liver or brain. Eating green, fibre-rich foods and cleansing your colon can make a huge difference in how you feel and helping to rid yourself of depression.
Toxin build up is often an underlying factor to insomnia, and often times the liver is the main culprit for those who suffer from insomnia. Eating a diet full of beets, broccoli, garlic, apples, onions and leafy greens can combat insomnia and make you sleep better.
Lethargy and Fatigue
Lethargy is often a sign that your body is carrying undigested or incompletely digested food. To counteract lethargy, it is best to eat less during the day. Also paying attention to your diet, in general, is important.
Indigestion is unpleasant, and it comes in various forms with bloating, acid reflux, constipation and diarrhea being the most common. An intestinal cleanse as well as eating less food, eating leafy greens and fibre-rich vegetables, consuming gut-friendly herbs and spices and taking enzymes and probiotics can lead to lasting change.
Stress truly is no fun, and chronic or high stress can wreck havoc on not only your mind and soul, but also your body. Your body is at high risk of breaking down when it is too stressed. Stress also encourages unhealthy behaviours such as binge eating and smoking. While detoxing, make sure to look after the health of your mind and soul – take on meditation, yoga or journaling. No matter how busy of a life you lead, make sure to take at least 20 minutes daily to relax.
Bad or unpleasant body odor generally means that your body is full of toxins. Cleanse your bowels, remove or lessen animal products, take probiotics and eat fibre-rich vegetables in order to eliminate unnatural body odor.
If you struggle with weight issues, have a difficult time losing weight or are actually gaining weight, a detox can be beneficial to you. Toxin build up is a common cause of weight gain, and it also prevents your body from losing weight. A liver cleanse will flush out toxins. Avoid processed food and focus on cleansing foods and fresh fruits and vegetables. A juice fast can also be helpful during this time, and commit to at least 30 minutes of exercise daily.
Most people tend to forget this, but in all honesty, if your body is not functioning properly your brain won’t function properly either. Mental fog doesn’t let you focus on tasks or think clearly. Chlorophyll rich foods such as a wide variety of greens, spirulina and chlorella will help to detox your brain. Drink plenty of water, and focus on fibre-rich foods, probiotics and colonics.
How to approach a detox
Go into a detox program with an open mind. There are so many approaches including juice fasts to gentle cooked food cleanses. If you follow a DIY approach to detoxification, slowly start removing items from your diet including all processed foods, sugar, meat, dairy, soy, alcohol, gluten and caffeine from your diet for up to four weeks. It is always best to focus on leafy greens and other fresh fruits and vegetables. The more simple you go, the more gentle and achievable the cleansing will be.
Detox in Phuket
Santosa Detox and Wellness Center offers a wide variety of detox programs on the island of Phuket. Located near the popular Kata Beach, our programs are sustainable and result worthy. If you are interested in a detox, simply fill out the inquiry form below. One of our well-advised members of staff will be in touch with more information as well as any advice needed to guide you on your detox and wellness journey.
One of our signature treatments at Santosa Detox and Wellness Center in Phuket, Thailand is an Ion Cleanse Foot Bath. This forty minute treatment is not only relaxing, but it also draws out toxins through the soles of the feet.
What is an ion cleanse foot bath?
An ion cleanse foot bath involves immersing your feet in a basin filled with salt water. There are electrodes in the water that add a small electric charge. It is believed that this small electric charge helps to draw out toxins while making the body’s pH more alkaline. During the ion cleanse foot bath, while this happens the water can turn brown, black or even orange. An ion cleanse foot bath reduces pain, kickstarts energy levels and can offer relief from conditions such as allergies and insomnia.
How does an ion cleanse foot bath work?
During an ion cleanse foot bath, electrical current passes through a set of plates in a module that is immersed in the water inside the foot bath tub. The water in the foot bath contains a special, natural sea salt so it has a similar mineral concentration of water from the ocean. While your feet are in the water, positive and negative ions are released by the foot bath system.
An ion cleanse foot bath re-energizes the body and its red blood cells. The process eliminates toxins that are stored in fat, kidneys, the liver, bowels and skin. The ion cleanse foot bath also triggers the body’s lymphatic system, which in turn continues the detoxification process for a continued 24 to 48 hours.
What can I expect during an ion cleanse foot bath?
You can expect to feel relaxed, focused and balanced. Generally, the process does not produce any pain. The ion foot cleanse bath is a relaxing treatment; you will sit in a chair during the session, and afterwards you may experience a slight tingling sensation.
What are the benefits of an ion cleanse foot bath?
A more balanced pH level
Purging of heavy metals
Enhancing the immune system
Purifying of yeast
As part of a detox and wellness program, an ion cleanse foot bath also aids in internal cleansing, detoxifying the liver and also purifying the kidneys as well as cleansing the body of parasites.
It is recommended to partake in at least 6 sessions of an ion cleanse foot bath over a period of 3-5 weeks. After these initial six sessions, you can choose to move to monthly sessions. How quickly you can expect results depends on your personal condition, lifestyle and willingness to take responsibility for your health.
Where can I try an ion cleanse foot bath?
If you are interested in trying an ion cleanse foot bath, simply fill out the inquiry form below. Alternatively, you can call +66 (0) 76 330 600 to speak to one of our trained wellness professionals at Santosa Detox and Wellness Center. The ion cleanse foot bath is one of our signature treatments and provides an enjoyable detoxification experience which provides a full-body purge of all vital organs.
One of the reasons that we absolutely adore detox is watching our guests leave feeling happier AND healthier. Time and time again, we see total transformations, and they are certainly not just skin deep.
The Results of a Detox
It is true – detox will make you lose weight, result in clearer skin, brighter eyes, thick and lustrous hair and help us to radiate a luminescent glow from within. But the true magic occurs on a much deeper level – the coming together of body, mind and spirit!
The reason why detoxification has been around for centuries is because of the profound shift that is able to occur when focus is taken away from food, and when we deeply purify ourselves on a cellular level. The act of fasting itself is about mastering the mind and bringing intense focus onto the self. It represents the precious opportunity to clear the mind and bring about greater focus, concentration and realize who you truly are. The simple act of breaking habits and completely changing routine is proof that it only takes a short time to totally transform your mind. True energetic shifts and the nurturing of your soul can only take place when you focus all of your energy on looking after its kingdom – your body!
Don’t forget to check out the different detox programs that Santosa offers and let us know if you have any inquiries, as our team of professionals is here to help.