The modern centres in Turkey have become a Mecca for a 'Detox Retreat'.
Whichever type of program you are looking for you are sure to find it here.
More often than not these days our bodies are temples of toxins.
Processed foods, carbonated drinks, stress, western medicine drugs..the list goes on.
And dependent on our lifestyle ... coffee, alcohol and maybe even smoking.
All these can compound and cause other problems.
Lack of sleep, poor sleep, digestion problems, fatigue, getting sick easily.
Very few of us live balanced lives in body and mind. That's not an easy task in this day and age.
And even without health problems like the above we all benefit from the opportunity to hit that reset button on health and life once in a while.
Combining yoga and detox on a retreat can give us just the fresh reset we are looking for in the mind, body and soul.
So first, what is a detox?
Detoxification involves resting and cleansing the body by resting the digestive system. The body eliminates toxins naturally given the opportunity.
This cleansing takes place by removing impurities from the blood in the liver.
The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, skin and via the lymphatic drainage system.
When our system is out of balance or over the natural course of time toxins build up in the body.
A detox cleanse retreat rids our bodies of these toxins.
This is a time of a reduction and change in our food consumption, or stopping consuming solid food (fasting) altogether for a few days.
Types of Detox
There are different approaches open to you for a Detox Holiday.
The way to describe them would be that some are lighter and easier on the system.
Others can be more demanding in what is required of you.
Here's the breakdown
1. Eating well and small ... vegan and raw food cleanse retreats, with vegetable and fruit.
2. Juice fast cleansing where the only consumption is fresh vegetable & fruit juices and water(plus the odd coconut)
3. Water detox cleansing where the only consumption is water, the odd wheatgrass shot and a vegetable juice or two a day.
All approaches rest the organs through fasting and stimulate the liver to eliminate toxins.
Many detox retreats include colonic hydrotherapy treatments.
These can be DIY in the form of a colema or a nurse administered colon hydrotherapy.
Both can be a little intimidating at first but have enormous benefits to the body and the detoxification process.
The opportunity to clean your colon and start with a fresh system inside is incredible.
What can a detox do for you
There are many reasons people find themselves on a detox.
It is a process which is a way of cleaning the body and mind.
It can aid clearing the body of western medicines as part of long term recovery from illness.
It has also been shown to be very effective in resolving skin ailments, allergies and infections.
Elimination of sugar and candida from the body is a very common reason too.
Because it's a time when we stop our normal behaviour the break in routine can be useful.
It can bring a stop to a stressful period of our lives and instigate change and a new path.
It even gives the space with the mind body change to start abstaining from sugar, coffee and anything else.
The most effective use is preventative, there is so much sense in periodically giving the body a rest and clean.
It keeps us in good health and balance and can avoid health issues compounding and complicating.
Typical symptoms that could lead you to a detox cleanse
- Irregular and poor toilet
- Skin problems & Allergies
- Digestion & Gut Issues like Candida
- Food elimination like Sugar & Coffee
The reasons do not stop here though.
It is said everybody should enjoy a detox once a year.
It brings us into realignment and breaks bad patterns if we have them.
Life is stressful enough. The body and mind benefit from a little rest once in a while.
It is a time of reflection and introspection.
With our bodies coming to a stop, emotions come up and offer the opportunity for healing.
No is the short answer. A detox usually includes plant-based nutrient pills and fibre drinks at regular intervals throughout each day.
These keep you full up, as does drinking as much water as your body needs.
If you juice cleanse then you consume maybe two or three vegetable or fruit juices a day plus a coconut.
This is enough to keep you going once your body is fasting and maintain adequate energy levels.
Will there be support
Yes. We only represent trusted centers who provide support & consultation to their guests.
You are never alone on a detox. And all the people on the retreat at the same time as you will tend to create friendly groups.