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

Meet the Future of Cancer Research

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.

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

The First Day of the Rest of Your Life

The First Day of the Rest of Your Life

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.

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. 

How to Increase Resting Metabolic Rate for Weight Loss

How to Increase Resting Metabolic Rate for Weight Loss

It is no secret that exercise will increase your metabolic rate temporarily, but increasing metabolic rate for the long term is a step-by-step process which includes raising your basal metabolic rate as well as your body’s resting metabolic rate. There is no need to worry as this step-by-step process is not as confusing as it seems, however, it does take an overall commitment to exercise and a desire to lead a healthier life.

What exactly is Resting Metabolic Rate? Often referred to as RMR, Resting Metabolic Rate is the energy that the body needs to perform the most basic functions when your body is at rest. These essential basic functions include breathing, circulating blood and basic brain functions. Basal Metabolic Rate is the total number of calories the body burns while at rest.

If you are hoping to increase your Resting Metabolic Rate in order to lose weight, it is important to evaluate your diet. If you are not doing so already, it is important to eat healthy. Ensure that you eat a healthy breakfast and snack on good for your body options such as fruits, raw vegetables and nuts during the day. Also important is eating more protein foods, and plant-based foods are a good option as they are low in calories and fat. It is also necessary to monitor and control your calorie intake.

Make sure to drink plenty of water on a daily basis. If you are a fan of coffee, try to drink it black instead of adding sugar and milk. If you are a person that drinks a lot of tea, switch to green tea as studies have shown that green tea can increase the metabolism by 4% over a twenty-four hour period. Cut out sugary drinks as much as you can, until you can completely eliminate them from your diet.

Exercise also plays a huge factor in increasing the body’s Resting Metabolic Rate. When developing or revamping an exercise regime, it is important to increase your daily activity. Remember that every little bit helps, so find ways to exercise for at least 30 minutes each day. Incorporate some type of aerobic activity into the routine and also give weights and weightlifting a try to increase your muscle mass. By pushing your metabolism to a higher level, the body can burn fat and fitness goals can be pushed to a higher level.

Alternatively, if you are truly looking to increase your Resting Metabolic Rate, as well as lose weight and permanently transition into a healthier lifestyle, why not try a detox? Here at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center, we have a wide variety of detox programs to choose from that also incorporate fun yet challenging activity classes that will help to kick that Resting Metabolic Rate into high gear.

If you are serious about making a change, simply fill out the enquiry form below and a member of staff will get back to you. Santosa Detox & Wellness Center is located in Phuket, Thailand. Our beautiful, tropical surroundings provide the perfect place to participate in our health, wellness and detox programs as well as a great place to kickstart a healthier lifestyle into a reality.

We can help you increase your Resting Metabolic Rate for weight loss here in Phuket. All that you have do is come and see us. We look forward to welcoming you to Santosa Detox and Wellness Center.

The Benefits of Aromatherapy

The Benefits of Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy has been around for thousands of years and has been utilized worldwide by cultures for a wide range of various functions. Aromatherapy has powerful abilities and is known for reducing anxiety, eliminating headaches, boosting energy levels as well as increasing circulation, helping to reduce pain and improving digestive functions.

 

Aromatherapy is an intriguing alternative medicine that involves the use of volatile plant materials, known commonly as essential oils. When aromatically inhaled, essential oils can often improve moods and change cognitive states. The essential oils of aromatherapy are also becoming increasingly popular as supplemental medicine.

 

Aromatherapy involves the use of carrier oils, absolutes, herbal distillers and vaporizer oils. Although seemingly scientific and quite complex, aromatherapy is a wonderful therapeutic solution for many medical conditions. When having aromatherapy, discuss with the administrator the various components and applications of the oils you may be using.

 

One of the biggest uses of aromatherapy is for stress relief. When mixed, the various compounds of essential oils can help ease the mind and eliminate anxiety. The fresh scent of oils such as lemon, lavender and ylang ylang are great for stress relief and can almost instantly improve any mood.

 

Essential oils are also known to increase circulation and in doing so boost energy levels naturally without any dangerous or negative effects. Aromatherapy also promotes healing and recovery through the anti-microbial properties of certain essential oils as these properties can keep the body protected during delicate healing stages.

 

Aromatherapy is also a wonderful alternative to over the counter medicines when it comes to healing headache pain. Often used in the treatment of migraines, essential oils such as sandalwood have been proven to ease the pain of migraines and common headaches by reducing the stress that initiates the headache in the first place.

 

Aromatherapy also helps in improving digestion. When smelling the aromas that come from essential oils can kickstart our digestive systems by stimulating the release of digestive fluids in the stomach, small intestine and mouth. Oils such as basil and black pepper can also ward off feelings of nausea and increase acid production on the stomach.

 

Aromatherapy truly is complex and fascinating. It is a wonderful type of alternative medicine that focuses on using essential oils to improve a person’s health and mood. It works as a person’s sense of smell can trigger powerful emotional responses. Aromatherapy is a wonderful alternative to mainstream medicine and a great way to combat stress and anxiety.

 

Are you interested in learning more about alternative medicines such as aromatherapy and how they can work for you? Here at Santosa Detox and Wellness Center, we strive to find alternatives to mainstream medicine and offer a wide variety of fantastic health, wellness and detox programs. If you are keen to kickstart your health and learn more about wellness and detox, simply fill out the enquiry from below and a member of staff will get back to you. We look forward to welcoming you to our detox and wellness center in Phuket an assisting you in your health and wellness journey.

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