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In today's society, our bodies are constantly under attack from a broad array of toxins, including those we consume through food and drink, those in our surroundings, and those produced within our cells as waste. These weaken our system and make us feel more and more terrible over time. Consider a detox retreat if you want to feel healthier with more energy and look younger.
Then, you can take what you have learned and adopt it into your life forever on. Periodical detox sessions throughout the year are the best thing you can do to live your best life. Making detoxing a habit will dramatically change your life. You will feel so good you'll be able to do anything you set your mind to with ease!
Provided at the end of this article are some fantastic detox retreats you can attend in Koh Phangan, Thailand. But first, let's get into what detox is and the answers to several popular questions regarding detoxification.
Detoxing is a cleansing regimen that eliminates alcohol, caffeine, cigarettes, refined carbohydrates, saturated fats, and processed foods from the diet. Extreme detoxification and calorie restriction may provide initial weight loss, but it requires the correct diet and activity to maintain.
When you detox, you rebalance and heal the body, eliminate body-accumulated toxins, reduce headaches, pains, inflammation, acne, and body fat, and reduce sugar, caffeine, and refined carbohydrate cravings. And this is a small percentage of benefits.
Other benefits include:
Detox is a natural cleansing process that eliminates cancer-causing free radicals.
Organs work better when detoxed. Your immune system and nutrient absorption improve.
Each person detoxifying will encounter distinct symptoms. For example, a person's healing crises will be more extreme if their body is more toxic or if they have a more extended history of bad habits.
When detoxing, your symptoms may temporarily worsen. This is normal; it's the body's natural healing process eliminating poisons from cells. While this is called a 'detox reaction,' we prefer to call it a 'healing crisis' or 'healing reaction' because you feel worse for a few days before feeling better.
These toxins may have been trapped in your cells (liver and gallbladder) for years (sometimes even decades). The more poisonous the body or harmful habits accumulated, the more serious the healing crisis. Lungs, skin, liver, and kidneys remove waste but might be overwhelmed.
Remember that a healing discomfort is only temporary, and you're improving. A healing crisis is uncomfortable, but it indicates that the body is healing and typically lasts 2-5 days.
Each type of detox will present a different reaction.
In a sugar detox and alcohol detox, you can expect the following:
In a caffeine detox:
If you've never detoxed before, you should start with a 1-4 day program that involves juice or eating only raw fruits and vegetables. From there, you can dive into more intensive detox programs where you drink only water and sometimes an elixir, coconut water, or vegetable broth. You can start with three days and work up to seven-day water fast. However, take breaks between fasting sessions to give your body a break.
As mentioned in the previous question, this depends on how new you are to fasting and how healthy or unhealthy your lifestyle is. The more healthy, the easier detoxing will be, and the longer you can detox. On the other hand, the less healthy your lifestyle is, the harder it will be, and the more taxing it can be on your body, so a shorter detox retreat would be best to start off with.
Detox takes 3-10 days. A strong addiction may take weeks or months to detox. Detox goes beyond withdrawal symptoms. It also includes cravings that continue weeks after cessation.
Detox length also varies by age and gender. All these considerations make it hard to predict how long detox will last. However, most people need three to fourteen days to overcome withdrawal and urges.
Foods that are gentle on the digestive system like fruits, vegetables, legumes, soups and smoothies. Avoid sugar, caffeine, alcohol, processed foods, drugs and cigarettes at all costs possible.
The liver is responsible for eliminating all of these poisons, but its ability to do so degrades with time due to its constant burden. When toxins can't be removed, they're retained as body fat. If you don't let your body handle toxins, they'll build up and cause fatty liver.
By conducting a detox or minimizing toxins your body has to process, you give your liver the space it needs to start processing toxins again. After processing, they're removed by the lymphatic system, kidneys, and blood. Leaving pollutants in the body for an extended period can cause many health issues.
Overall, the body detoxifies constantly using dietary components. It removes toxins from the body by transforming them. Toxins are generated in the body during normal metabolism or introduced through eating, drinking, breathing, or the skin.
Lactic acid, urea, and microbial waste are bodily toxins. In addition, pesticides, mercury in seafood, car exhaust, air pollution, cigarette compounds, narcotics, and alcohol are external poisons.
Are you convinced yet? If all those unbelievable advantages explained above motivated you to try detoxing or detox again by going to one of these detox retreats. They are all great ones, so whichever you choose will be a pleasant and memorable experience that will leave you feeling so good about yourself you'll want to do it again and again!
Wonderland Healing Center's detox retreats are for people who are serious about wanting to cleanse their bodies of toxins. Wonderland's tranquillity and natural beauty allow you to restore your body, mind, and spirit quickly. They offer many detox packages that we can customize to your needs with the help of our on-site detox consultant.
Wonderland's yoga, Qi Gong, and meditation classes help fasting and detoxification. Thai massages and holistic in-room treatments are available. In addition, they have a pool and herbal steam sauna.
Rejuvenating Detox, Yoga, and Meditation Retreat
You'll stay in a superior pool view room or luxury dorm. Wonderland Healing Center has 37 rooms, dorms, and private villas amid gorgeous gardens with mountain views and is well prepared for meals and leisure. On-site at your disposal are a private pool, herbal steam sauna, two yoga halls, and massage and treatment facilities.
Wonderland Healing Center offers detox programs, Qigong meditation, and yoga workshops for all levels to enhance holistic wellness. The yoga schedule includes Hatha, Vinyasa, Jivamukti, Yin, Acro, and Partner yoga taught by skilled international teachers. In addition, Wonderland's yoga, Qigong, and meditation classes help fasting and detoxification.
This retreat is another detox program offered by Wonderland. Fasting doesn't necessarily imply drinking only water. It can include fruit, the highest vibration, most alkaline and hydrating food in the world. This retreat offers comprehensive, herbal, or juice detox programs. In addition, anti-parasite, candida, and liver flush treatments are available.
Join this event for a FREE weekly talk (every Wednesday from 2-3 pm at Orion Cafe) on how to make the most of a detox. Their detox specialist will tell you all about the benefits and challenges of doing a detox and answer all your questions—Book in advance via their Facebook page or at the Orion Healing Center reception.
For detox retreats across Thailand, read this article: Fasting Retreats in Thailand for Detox and Weight Loss