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Refresh your System with Koh Samui Detox Retreat

detox getawaysIt is true that health is wealth. However, the lifestyle of many people today causes them to have serious medical problems. The combination of lack of sleep, pollution, and unhealthy lifestyle makes the body function slower and unable to protect itself from diseases. Also it causes the release of harmful toxins that may lead to even more complicated problems such as burn out, weakened immune system, and increased stress levels. One of the many ways to get your body back on track is through detox retreat. This implies elimination of harmful toxins from the body using different natural means.


The simplest form of Thailand detox retreats is fasting. It can be an absolute fasting—meaning water only. Or it can be semi-fasting, in which one consumes juice made of fruits and vegetables with very low calorie content. The effect of fasting can be understood this way. Since the body allocates a huge portion of its energy through breaking down the food eaten into smaller particles that the body can absorb, if one goes into fasting, that energy can be used in healing the body instead. Because the body is given a continuous flow of fluids, it can cleanse itself from the harmful toxins that hinder bodily functions such as digestion and circulation. When all these toxins are flushed from the body, the person will become more energetic and be less susceptible to illnesses. People who go through a fasting regimen every now and then age slower, are healthier, and  have better mental functions than those who never go through fasting at all.


A detox retreat that involves fasting will only be successful if there is enough intake of fluids. However, you should not attempt to do fasting if you have existing medical conditions such as kidney problems and gastric ulcers. Pregnant women and breastfeeding moms should not fast as well. To be on the safe side, you need to consult your doctor before getting into a detox Thailand. Once you get a clearance, you can proceed with the process without worries. The recommended water and fluid intake is two liters or approximately 8 glasses. Drinking less than this can lead to dizziness and fainting spells. Drinking more can bring the kidneys to overdrive. Sticking to two liters is very important.

Those who are new to fasting will have more chances of succeeding if they try to substitute fresh juices with a portion of their water intake. Because the body is still getting nutrients such as vitamins from the vegetables, the system won’t be shocked. Juicing is recommended for those who have issues with sugar levels that tend to drop really fast. Among the vegetables and fruits you can incorporate in your juices are cucumber, watermelon, celery, carrots, and berries. The more varied the produce is, the better. While on fasting, avoid fruits that have very high sugar content for your juices.

vegetablesThere is no specific duration for a detox retreat. The process can take days or weeks or a few months, depending on what conditions you are addressing. If you have the time, it is better to enter a detox resort than go through the process all by yourself. This is because you are more likely to feel motivated if you are with a group of people who are going through the same thing. If you are alone, you may be tempted to stop midway. As the body goes through cleansing, some symptoms may be observed. You may feel lightheaded and you may experience loose bowels after a few days. All these changes are normal and will eventually go away.


If you happen to be in Thailand for a vacation, it is recommended that you go on a holiday detox. Most of their spas have cleansing programs you can try. For more information about Thailand detox retreat, contact Orion Retreat at +66(0)8 8 444 7757