Samui Detox

21st Century living has many negative effects on our bodies without us even realising it.  Toxins are apparent in our daily life what we eat is the biggest culprit. A lot of the time we consume pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, artificial colouring, flavouring and preservatives in the food we eat. These toxins then have a detrimental effect on our health.


Aside from health issues, toxins can also contribute to weight gain and in order to lose weight part of a diet should be to reduce the toxic substances in the body. If the body’s ability to metabolise is impaired, this affects digestion, fat storage and waste elimination which can in turn make your body sluggish, lower the immune system and accelerate the ageing process.


Fasting and detoxing are known to be of great benefit to health from weight loss and toxin reduction to reducing stress and helping illnesses. Fasting generally means avoiding food and drinking liquids. It an effective way to break our ingrained eating patterns. The most extreme fasting is taking only water; but generally, fasting includes fresh fruit and vegetable juices and herbal teas.  A juice fast is the more common fast as the juices are easily digested and provide a balanced supply of nutrients to help the body eliminate waste and cleanse the body whilst providing necessary nutritional intake. The detoxification  process allows the body’s cells and organs to restore and regenerate themselves.


Centres which offer detox and fasting programmes often include colonics, which involves flushing the colon with water or even coffee to help the body speed up the detoxification process of flushing out the toxins. Along with the fasting and colonics a centre usually provides liver flush juices, herbal food supplements and yoga to quiet the mind and the tone the body. It is important once the detox programme is finished that the centre advises you on the best way to return to food in a controlled and manageable way to avoid the body going into shock. This is usually done by starting back on raw foods only and avoiding heavy and fatty foods.


Koh Samui, being a stunning tropical island getaway may be the perfect place to try a detox.  There are many resorts around the island offering detox retreats from 3 days to 10 days with accommodation on site. Many of these resorts are directly on the beach so you have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the beach at the same time. The retreat will typically include healthy juices and super foods, colonics, yoga, meditation, massage and even steam baths and saunas. There are trained people on hand to deal with all your concerns and questions. The colonic irrigation takes place in the privacy of your specially adapted bathroom with an information pack and video and a professional on hand to get you started. Your holiday on Samui can be relaxing, healthy, rejuvenating and educational if you decide to sign up for a detox retreat,  leaving you refreshed and invigorating for your return home.