What do we mean by detoxing? What happens when the body cleans house? Click on an the photo abstract to read more.
Modern lifestyles and diets leave our body over-stressed, under-resourced and poorly-rested. A detox retreat tackles all levels.
Physiologically renewing cells and tissues.
Emotionally allowing space and time to integrate and express.
Energetically resting and destressing the nervous system.
Its the oldest medicine known.
And the most holistic.
And the cheapest.
A physiological look at the effects and the methods of fasting...
Every system in the body requires water to function, but few understand how vital it is to keep it topped up, and running freely.
In this way it carries nutrients to cells, and metabolic toxins from the system. Most symptoms of chronic dehydration are treated with pharmaceuticals, leading from thirst to illness.
But how much do we need, and how often, and where from ?
Antioxidants (especially flavonoids) have received much media publicity of late, often touted as the key to anti-aging and vibrant health as well as a cure for a range of serious illnesses.
Have we finally found our 'magic bullet' for youth and well-being or is this simply another float in the health and wellness parade?
Because pH defines the performance of much bio-chemistry, cells and organs have to regulate it.
We are starting to be sold alkaline foods and deferring from acid-forming foods - but what does that mean ?
But we are now so out of kilter from our natural diet, that we need to understand the chemistry behind it.
The importance of fibre in food has long been known, but the consequences of it lack are still being documented, and resolved through symptom-relieving medication.
As the bowel weakens and distorts, there is only one solution that works - as with any muscle - work it
About 100 years ago, very intelligent mavericks within the medical world came up with a paradigm so descriptive and compelling, that it birthed the alternative health world.
Despite the wonderful healings available whilst fasting and using colonics, the mucoid plaque argument has long since been disproved, because it is all happening in the blood, not the bowel.
Don't leave your health up for grabs during the autumn months.
There are lots of patterns you can adopt - diet, lifestyle & exercise - to keep you buzzing through the winter months.
Often the Thyroid Gland resists forms of management except hormonal - which it is a major gland of.
More and more people are finding thyroid issues which require medical management, but occasionally fasting proves to be sufficient a nudge to kickstart the system.
Mavericks such as Dr. Bernard Jensen made colonics popular around 100 years ago in conjunction with fasting. Since then, colonics have appeared in clinics independent of their fasting context, which has lead to much controversy around their effectiveness.
They are a specific tool for a specific job, replicating bowel movements while fasting - and should be left in this context.