Dry Fasting vs Water Fasting

Dry Fasting vs Water Fasting

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Chances are that you have heard or tried Fasting before. Whether that is a Juice Fast, a Full Fast, Raw Fast, a Water Fast or a Dry Fast – there are heaps of choices – and what often comes with having many choices, is often much confusion as to which one would be best suited to you and your specific needs and abilities.

Abilities? Well, not every human being is the same and thus, not every Fasting Diet is working or applicable to everyone the same way. There is no one-for-all solution. If you for instance should have a medical condition, or currently undergo pregnancy, chances are that one Diet is better achievable than the other.

In this article, we’ll talk about Dry Fasting and Water Fasting respectively, and the benefits and drawbacks they each come with. With this knowledge in hand, you should be able to make a qualified decision on which option would suit you better in your current state.

If you should have any questions regarding Fasting in general, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.

What is Water Fasting?

Water Fast, also called Wet Fast, is a type of fasting in which the practitioner consumes water only and no food whatsoever.

Fasting allows the body take time to heal from all of the toxins and pollutants in the food and environment.

Scientific research has proven how the brain literally grows and you become more intelligent when you fast. On top of that, recent studies at the University of California Berkeley stated that 3 day water fasts reset your immune system by activating the stem cells and enables you to perform at the optimum level.
Water fasting has been linked with a variety of health benefits in human and animal studies.

Here are a few health benefits of water fasting: 

  • It may help lower your blood pressure
  • It may improve your Insulin and Leptin sensitivity
  • It may lower the risk of several chronic diseases

People with risk factors for certain diseases could benefit from short-term fasting.

What is Dry Fasting?

There are two kinds of dry fasts; hard and soft. With a hard dry fast, it isn’t allowed to have any water touch the body, i.e. no washing dishes, no taking baths or showers, no brushing teeth, etc. With a softer dry fast, it is allowed for the body to come in contact with water. When you go on a dry fast, the pours of your skin develop a greater capacity to absorb water through the skin and in a good clean environment it will readily absorb moisture from the air.

There is significantly more research on water fasting and intermittent fasting, thus the research on dry fasting is quite scarce. Many of the believed benefits of dry fasting come from Dr. Filonov’s research and his book. One of the biggest benefits of dry fasting to take away from this appears to be how quickly it works.

Other benefits may include:Other benefits may include:

  • Brain protection and increased function
  • Improved response to inflammation
  • Improved blood fat profiles (e.g., triglyceride levels, HDL, and LDL cholesterol)
  • Blood sugar regulation
  • Gut health (after the fast, it is important to help reestablish the microbiome)
  • Flushing of toxins

NOTE: Dry fasting should NOT be carried out hastily, or if you are a beginner!

Water FastDry Fast
FoodNoNo
WaterYesNo. Don’t let any water come in contact with the body through the skin or mucous membranes. Yes, that’s right; there will be no showers, no swimming, no brushing teeth while dry fasting.
Period of timeMore than 52 hoursYou might be surprised to learn that therapeutic dry fasts last as long as five, seven, nine or even eleven days are not unheard of.The longest period that is known is 18 days!
MechanismsWater aplenty helps your body flush toxins out at a rapid rate. Additionally, because this is a zero-food fast, you’re not putting any toxins back in while you cleanse. This frees your body to use 100 percent of its metabolic energy in cleansing. Because your digestive system is given a near-complete rest, extra energy will also go to healing functions.During a dry fast, the body survives on so-called endogenous or metabolic water, produced internally as a result of metabolizing fat tissue. Unlike any exogenous water, this metabolic water is of superb quality, produced by the hard work of our own cells. It literally erases any negative information imprint which the body had before the fast, allowing cells to experience a kind of a rebirth taking in any available water from the air and supplying it to healthy cells. Besides water, the body during a dry fast absorbs atmospheric carbon dioxide and nitrogen to manufacture its own amino acids. Since there is no water to flush out the endogenous toxins, these are eliminated by means of a unique mechanism, dormant during less rigorous modes of fasting: Each cell, in effect, becomes the furnace that burns up its own waste.
ResultsOur digestive system works without any rest, day and night. A water fast will give much needed rest to the entire digestive system to repair and heal itself.The body has a natural mechanism to throw out toxins from the body during the healing process. These toxins are mostly thrown out through the digestive system and right into the intestines. At this time, one gets a thick white coating on the tongue. The coating may remain even after scrapping the tongue. This is a sign that the toxins are being eliminated.A large colon cleansing is advised by the doctors during this time to speed up the removal of toxins, which are accumulated in the large intestine. The health and vitality improves. You’ll feel more energetic after the fast. When you start fasting, the body triggers the pituitary gland to release the HGH (human growth hormone). This hormonal surge causes your body to use more fat for energy, instead of breaking down muscle. Long term fasting is known to alleviate many conditions like eczema and other skin problems, migraine, sinusitis, chronic body aches, asthma, allergies, arthritis, etc. Fasting can reverse the aging process and boost up immunity. It gives a clearer skin and better sleep. It clears the mind and helps you to feel light and energetic. You’ll likely feel a certain increase in energy. For many, there’s a spiritual angle as well, as they realize how little we really need to survive.Fasting is a time for intense cleansing at physical and mental level.Inflammation cannot exist without water. Microorganisms need water to survive.
Dry fasting is a highly effective tool to address acute health issues and degenerative conditions. Such a fast stimulates the immune system, activates the body’s anti-inflammatory mechanisms, purifies the blood and clears the blood vessels, as well as cleanses the GI tract and renews its mucosal lining. Dry fasting also eliminates parasites and promotes regeneration of healthy tissues. And this isn’t even a complete list of benefits. Every cell of the body literally cleans itself. Only the strongest and healthiest of cells survive in such extreme conditions, while cysts and benign tumors dissolve as a result of autolysis, a process by which the body sacrifices its sickest cells for its own survival.
DoubtsWhen there is sudden lack of food intake, you may feel weakness, dizziness, nausea, etc., which is quite normal. There may also be a drop in blood pressure and slight headaches. One need not get frightened with these reactions. You should take rest or lie down and do the colon cleansing to get rid of toxins that causes such symptoms.Unlike other types/styles of fasting, dry fasting has not been studied to the same extent, so is lacking in supportive evidence of its efficacy to physical health. Some of the symptoms/effects reported include extreme weakness and lethargy, sensitivity to light and sound, dizziness, and feelings of depletion.
EvidenceAll known religious faiths in the world have encouraged the practice of fasting. Ancient philosophers like Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Pythagoras did with water fasting. Fasting is a time of introspection and emotional cleansing.This is the type of fast that was practiced by Moses for 40 days, Ezra, the Nation of Israel, the Apostle Paul and Jesus Christ. The Orthodox Church’s absolute fast begins Saturday night and ends Sunday morning. In Chinese history are examples of men (masters) living from the pure energy of Chi, and not from the energy of food or water.
RecommendationsA three-day or more water fast can be taken up by those who are well versed with the one-day fast. Longer (3-21 day) wet fasts are recommended for its various health benefits. The fasting should be done under the professional supervision. If you have a serious illness, consult your physician first, before you attempt fasting. Those with certain contraindications like tuberculosis and other deficiency diseases should not take up long term fasts. Also pregnant women should avoid long term fasts.You really should detoxify your body and gain experience of the fasting process before attempting such an extreme fast as dry fasting.

Now, what is the better choice? Which Fasting Diet is the right one for you? Learning from this article, for beginners it is often advisable to begin with a Water Fast before even attempting a Dry Fast. If you find yourself having physical conditions, illnesses or undergo pregnancy, the best is to consult with your doctor or physician before endeavoring down the route of Fasting.

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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.

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Sources:

Toxic Environment and obesity pandemia: Is there a relationship?
Cambridge Dictionary: Meaning of Detox

 

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.

What shall we do if we have the cravings?

What shall we do if we have the cravings?

Santosa Detox Wellness Spa Phuket Healthy Eating Lady With Detox Drink

When discussing diets, human beings have a habit of reverting back to certain phrases that reinforce negative behaviours; how many times have you or someone else said “I love sweet food!” or “a cup of Americano is a MUST for me to wake up in the morning”?

Although these statements are fit for purpose for describing the everyday short-term desires of our bodies, they leave much to the imagination about what our bodies need. Perhaps we should be asking, “why do I crave these things?” and “what is really good for me?”.

Despite knowing better, we find it hard to break the habit of indulging those cravings and sparking conversations about the delicious treats we all know and love.

What happens to our bodies when we indulge our cravings?

When we feed our sugar cravings, our blood sugar peaks rapidly. This is because all these sweet foods are broken down into glucose quickly inside the body, which makes your pancreas produce large amounts of insulin. This insulin starts to work inside your blood stream, knocking on the doors of all cells that it can reach, and allowing them to open up and absorb glucose as a form of energy. This releases a rapid burst of energy and is why you feel so energetic for a short while after eating sweet thing.

Unfortunately, this energy does not last. The glucose inside your blood stream is used very quickly and results in your blood sugar dropping drastically. What follows is a sugar low.

The next desire of our body is to consume more sugar in order to rejuvenate our blood sugar levels; at this specific moment, your brain will send a signal to take in new energy as soon as you can. These signals present themselves in physical ways such as shaking and making concentration difficult.

So, we should eat more sugar, right?

When we are under this type of “unconscious” condition, our bodies will tell us this is the easiest thing to do because they can turn sugar into glucose quickly, meaning that your low energy condition will be enhanced straight away. However, this is exactly what we should not do. This is the time to break the cycle of blood sugar highs followed by deep lows. The more we feed our bodies sugar, the stronger the cravings become.

We need to find healthy alternatives to sugar in order to sustain our bodies for longer and avoid these crash cycles, as continuing to function in this way will cause long term damage to 3 major organs; the pancreas, liver and the adrenal gland (which reacts to low sugar). Damage to these is the main cause of type II diabetes.

Scientist and nutritionist have undertaken a number of research projects that have revealed that our food cravings can often be a sign of certain nutrient needs.

As such, we seek the foods we crave. For example, if your body needs more Magnesium, chocolate could provide this. When we eat the chocolate, our body responds by memorizing the taste and subsequent feeling gained from it. As a result, the next time your body is short of magnesium, you will grab a chocolate bar without thinking in order to satisfy it.

This is essentially ‘comfort food’ which contains plenty of unhealthy elements that have negative outcomes for our bodies. One way to look at it is that you always lose more than what you can gain from them.

What shall we do if we have the cravings?

Firstly, we should build up our awareness. Try to ask questions about alternative food to satisfy you and attempt to explore the reason behind your cravings. You can simply do a mineral test to find out what you need, take the right supplements and be free of the craving. Once we have the awareness, facing our cravings is easier and you don’t need to follow your unconscious mind and surrender to your craving.

Today, we will introduce the nutrients you may need from your craving and what type of food you can choose as a replacement.

1. Craving for Chocolate

Chocolate craving

You might need: Magnesium
Food Suggestion: Raw nuts and seeds, legumes, and fruits

2. Craving for sweets or sugary items

SugarCravings2

You might need: Chromium
Food Suggestion: Broccoli, grapes, cheese, dried beans, calves liver, chicken

You might need: Carbon
Food Suggestion: Fresh fruits

You might need: Phosphorus
Food Suggestion: Chicken, beef, liver, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts, legumes, grains

You might need: Sulfur
Food Suggestion: Cranberries, horseradish, cruciferous vegetables, kale, cabbage

You might need: Tryptophan
Food Suggestion: Cheese, liver, lamb, raisins, sweet potato, spinach

3. Craving for bread or toast

Breadcravings
You might need: Nitrogen
Food Suggestion: High protein foods: fish, meat, nuts, beans

4. Craving for fatty foods

Fattyfoodcravings
You might need: Calcium
Food Suggestion: Mustard and turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, cheese, sesame

Food is the fuel for our body. Whether said food is good or bad all rests on your knowledge and awareness of nutrition. We must not forget that a healthy human should always be in balance, the condition of “I must not eat this…” or “I should never eat that” is equally not normal. We can like something and we can certainly enjoy it, but how can we manage our relationship with it?

Have you been experiencing a particular food craving? If so, leave us a message. We will help you to identify what you might need.

Santosa’s detox program is an effective way to identify what is missing from your diet and to get rid of your craving. Our detox center located in beautiful Phuket, Thailand, has a wide selection of detox programs, healthy eating programs, juice fasts, fitness activities, yoga classes and spa treatments to not only rejuvenate your health, but help you to learn how to eat in a healthy way and get rid of your cravings.

For further information, simply fill out the enquiry form and a member of staff will get back to you. We look forward to watching you glow at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center.

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9 day raw fast – best gift to your hubby

9 day raw fast – best gift to your hubby

“I surprised my husband with a 9 day Raw Detox at Santosa Detox & Wellness Centre right before our 5 week European holiday in July 2018.

From the very first day of our arrival we settled right in to the experience of detox and exercise. It was also a quiet period so there were not many guests which meant that we were pretty ‘spoiled’ by the wonderful staff. Each day we would wake up at 7am and head to the morning yoga, which was a wonderful way to start the day. Not too strenuous.Then we would have our green shot and head over to the morning meeting to explain the plan for the day ahead. We sipped on the concoction we had to take prior to our first colonic of the day and then would go to have the colonic which became a daily ritual (twice) we actually looked forward to.
Knowing that it was getting rid of toxins and waste in the body. The room was private and clean and there was a TV to watch informative shows.

After this there could be another exercise, like yoga, pilates, zumba, HIIT, acro yoga. Then the relaxing part of the day which we always looked forward to, a wonderful massage and then our Raw lunch. After this we might have half an hour to run down to the pool and swim and sunbathe before the next colonic. Then there would be another form of exercise or meditation for an hour. Time now for hot sauna and cold plunge pool.

Then, yay….. dinner! We did every single activity that was planned and virtually ran to every one. There was no time to sit and relax (except the half hour at the pool). We went back to our 2 bedroom apartment and there we would relax with TV or just simply get a good nights sleep and start all over again the next day.

We were loving it and my husband was feeling particularly good and energised and loving the fact that he was losing weight daily. By the end of the 9 days he had lost nearly 6 kgs and a great deal of visceral fat. I had lost just 1 kg (but had less to lose) but my body age that started at 36 (I am 60 yrs old) came down to 35 !

We went to Europe and met up with our friends and they all said how well we both looked. My husband still talks about Santosa daily and wants to return, which we will.

The staff were awesome, particularly Maria, Paula, Olivia and Leila. They are so knowledgeable and caring. The owner is lucky to have these girls and the other wonderful staff particularly when she returns home and leaves them to run the business. We could not fault anything. OK the accommodation is quite basic but it is clean and serviced every day.

We would highly recommend Santosa to anyone looking at changing up their lives and doing a detox who is serious. We look forward to returning in the not too distant future. “

June & Marty

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