“All chronic and degenerative diseases are caused by two and only two major problems, toxicity and deficiency.” – Charlotte Gerson
10 Benefits of Detoxing
What is a Detox?
The world we live in is highly polluted. 500 million tonnes of chemicals drench our earth, air and water each year. Pesticides, plastics, hormones, fluoride, mercury, aluminium, cosmetics, preservatives, vaccines, medicines and more. Our bodies need to make these metals and chemicals safe and eliminate them, via the liver, skin, lungs, kidney and colon. If these aren't working efficiently, toxicity builds up within the body, leading to a variety of physical and mental disorders. The dramatic rise in chronic disease and obesity is overwhelming us. We are constantly tired and stressed, due to the toxic burden we carry. Like taking a car for its annual service, it is more important than ever, we clean our bodies regularly. Is detoxing good for you? Does the sun come up each morning? Having taken many hundreds through juicing and cleansing programs, we know from experience the emphatic answer is 'YES!'
The Master Cleanse
How did The Master Cleanse become so incredibly popular, with millions having tried it? Because it is simple, works fast and is effective. Ask Beyonce. She lost 20lbs for the movie 'Dreamgirls'. The Master Cleanse is the default fasting program we use, unless targeting particular health conditions, or guests express a preference. Young Coconut Water, Colloidal Silver and Apple Cider Vinegar are other popular choices.
Super Juice Me! Fasting
The Asia version of Super Juice Me! using wonderful fruits like Mango, Papaya, Pineapple, Mangosteen, Lychees, Rambutan, Jackfruit and Tamarind with a variety of green leafy vegetables and superfoods like Spirulina, packed with chlorophyll. Fruit and Vegetable juice combinations can be designed to accelerate weight loss, or for healing specific conditions. Fresh, organic, green juices are the foundation of most Cancer recovery and Chronic Disease healing programs, allowing concentrated nutrients to be rapidly and easily absorbed into the blood stream, bypassing any digestive disorders and allowing the digestive system to rest. Some of our customers are experienced (and enthusiastic!) Detoxers and have their own preferences. Programs are customized for the individual. Even the Yoga is tailored to your physical and Constitutional Type. Please note: If you are very thin, frail, have high or low blood pressure, or a chronic health condition, check with our Health Coach beforehand to ensure Detoxing is appropriate for you.
Water fasting historically has been the number 1 method of purification and curing disease, across all cultures and over centuries. Pythagoras (580-500 years. BC), Greek philosopher and mathematician, founder of the famous school of philosophy, systematically starved for 40 days, believing it increases mental perception and creativity. He demanded strict 40-day fastS, on water alone, from each of his numerous disciples and followers. In addition, Pythagoras himself and his followers adhere to a strict vegetarian diet. Today, water fasting is overlooked in favour of more fashionable juice combinations. However, at Antarana, we believe that water fasting can play an important part in recovering from chronic ailments and we offer support to those who wish to undertake programs. The theory is very simple. When you eat you are burdening the body. When you take in water, you hydrate your tissues, lifting off accumulated toxins and waste, which is then carried away for elimination. The same principle as leaving a dirty sponge in a bucket of water overnight. In the morning, the sponge is clean and the dirt is laying on the bottom of the bucket!
Comprehensive Deep Tissue Cleanse
A Detox is not just about drinking juices and cleaning the body. Our programs are a deep tissue-cleanse, down to the cellular level. We are 'detoxing' the whole person. Physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual. Retreats include juicing, exercise (yoga, walking, stretching or swimming), stress reduction, colon cleansing, emotional healing, massage, sauna, energy work and education. Nothing is compulsory and timetables are flexible.