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.
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.
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.
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.
Open Detoxification Pathways at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center
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.
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.
An ancient Ayurvedic practice, oil pulling is an efficient way to remove bacteria from the mouth while promoting healthy teeth and gums. Those who practice oil pulling regularly will tell you it is even better than flossing! If you are looking for a good way to whiten your teeth naturally, oil pulling is definitely worth trying.
Oil pulling is a wonderful oral detoxification program that can be done every day. The oil that we prefer, and without a doubt that one that works best, is coconut oil. Oil pulling is easy to do – simply swish a tablespoon in your mouth for 10-20 minutes. Although the first few times might be a bit difficult, use the time you are practicing oil pulling to focus on something else. Perhaps read a book, get your bag ready for work or even choose your clothes for the day.
How does it work?
Oil pulling works in a similar way that soap cleans dirty dishes. It cleans and detoxifies the oral cavity by sucking the dirt out of your mouth. Coconut oil pulling creates a clean, antiseptic oral environment which in turn contributes to and enhances the proper flow of dental liquid. The proper flow of dentil liquid is necessary to treat oral diseases and prevent cavities.
Although recently it has gained a lot of popularity, coconut oil pulling has been around for many years and it has a number of benefits including:
Treating tooth decay
Eradicating bad breath
Healing irritated gums
Coconut oil pulling really can help transform your health. It is no secret that the mouth is home to millions of types of bacteria, fungi, viruses and other toxins. The coconut oil acts like a cleanser and pulls all of the nasty stuff out of your mouth before it has a chance to spread throughout the body. Coconut oil pulling helps to free up the immune system, reduce stress and aids in the overall well-being of the body.
Another awesome benefit of coconut oil pulling is that it keeps the skin clear. As the coconut oil pulling helps remove toxins from the body, it means that the same toxins are not able to get into the bloodstream which gives skin the chance to glow and shine. Once you start practicing oil pulling, skin issues and rashes are often reduced dramatically and acne can even clear up.
Coconut oil pulling is definitely worth trying. It’s an effective method to whiten teeth naturally and it also removes toxins from the mouth ensuring better oral hygiene moving forward. It only takes 10-20 minute per day, so why not give coconut oil pulling a try?
Learn more at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center
Are you interested in coconut oil pulling for oral detoxification? Would you like to know more about detox in general? Get to know Santosa. We are a state-of-the-art detox & wellness center located on tropical Phuket, Thailand. Our programs are tailor-made to each individual guest to ensure you get the best health experience.
Santosa also has a variety of fitness classes, yoga classes and an exceptional vegan restaurant. The options at Santosa are endless. Awaken life’s potential by spending time us. For more information, simply fill out the inquiry form below.
Are you feeling down and out? Have your energy levels dropped? Do you feel sluggish and lethargic? If you answered yes to any of these questions, perhaps it is time to look into a detox program.
Perhaps you are still a bit unsure as to what exactly a detox is? Simply put, a detox is a process in which a person makes a lifestyle change to clear the body of toxins. These lifestyle changes typically involve abstaining from certain harmful things and optimizing various body processes. Some of these lifestyle changes are temporary, while others are permanent.
The most important thing to remember is that the purpose of a detox is to remove toxins from the body. What exactly are toxins? Toxins are any substance that can be poisonous or cause negative health effects in the body. The term toxins refers to all chemicals, pollutants, artificial food ingredients, pesticides, metals, and outside pollutants that cause the body harm. It is important to rid the body of toxins so that it can perform its functions to the best of its capabilities.
With all of this information in mind, the big question now is how to start a detox? Although it is possible to do a detox or body cleanse by yourself, you will most certainly reap the benefits even more if you choose to stay for a few days at a detox & wellness center to complete your program. Staying in a detox & wellness center allows you to surround yourself with likeminded individuals who will be there with you every step of the way during your program to offer kind words and support.
Here at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center, we offer a wide variety of detox programs that are well-rounded and truly provide an overall health and wellness experience. Ours is a nurturing environment, while our highly knowledgeable staff and practitioners are here to answer questions, offer support and push you to be your very best while starting or perhaps restarting your health and wellness journey.
Once your detox program at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center is complete, we will continue to offer you support if you wish. All that you need to remember is that we are only an email or a phone call away. When our guests leave the center, we want to see them succeed and we will do all that we can remotely to ensure that this happens.
So, how do you a start a detox at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center? The answer is quite simple – just come! Take a look at the website and let us know which programs interest or suit your current lifestyle, book your airplane ticket and just come. Once you arrive at our center in Phuket, Thailand, we will help facilitate your stay with us through a daily schedule of activities, free talks and workshops. You will also have the chance to enjoy healthy, plant-based meals from our excellent on-site vegan restaurant.
If you are interested in learning more, or wish to discuss a detox program suitable for your lifestyle with a member of staff, simply fill out the enquiry form below and we will get back to you. We look forward to welcoming you to Santosa Detox & Wellness Center where we will help you awaken life’s potential and be the very best you can be.