Can I heal faster mentally and physically by doing a detox?
If you’ve been in an accident or recently underwent major surgery, did you know you could speed up the entire recovery process by a juice fast? Also known as a cleanse or detox, this is one of the best things you can do to improve the overall state your body may be in.
What can a detox do for the vital organs?
Starting at the mouth and working its way down to the stomach, gallbladder, liver, small intestine, pancreas, large intestine and rectum, the digestive process is immense. Moreover, it takes a large amount of energy for the body to efficiently digest food. Whether you have been involved in an automobile accident, had major surgery or have been ill for a long time, the body’s ability to heal and restore can be reduced to a minimum. Because the body is redirecting its energy to the healing process the maximum ability to properly digest food can be hindered. These two things combined can lead to a slow recovery, lowered immunity, infection, inflammation, re-occurrence of the illness or weight gain.
A detox will help the small and large intestines to empty. The BMI (Body Mass Index) and BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) will decrease, as will the bodies temperature, heart rate and breathing. The nervous system begins to settle down, the acidity in the body becomes more alkaline, inflammation is reduced and pain is lessened. Now the entire digestive system gets a break and the body goes into a tranquil state of relaxation.
Healing from accidents and injuries
It is not uncommon for guests at New Leaf Detox Resort to have undergone a traumatic event that has led them to partake in a detox program. We have helped people who have been in motorbike accidents, car accidents, slip and falls as well as those who have been battling serious illnesses like cancer. In Thailand, detox programs can be one of the best ways to start regaining strength, build confidence and cleanse the entire body from the inside out. Find out below how a detox program could support the healing process of injuries and/or illness.
Purifying the Liver
Anesthetics and medications are very hard on the liver. When you are taking these pharmaceutical drugs on a regular basis, the functioning of the liver can be thwarted. Keep in mind that the liver is the primary organ for detoxifying the blood and body as a whole. If at any time prior to the injury or surgery it was clogged, the healing process can be even more lethargic. A detox program that includes green drinks, fresh garlic and liver flushes can be the first step in getting the liver to function properly. Through this, the body will not exert all of its energy on one organ.
Juicing Increases Nutrient Absorption in the Body
When you have been injured or sick, your body will not readily produce the enzymes it needs to complete the full cycle of digestion. When this happens, you are missing out on the potential load of nutrients that are critical to your body.
Juices and smoothies pack enormous amounts of nutrients; more than what most people have in any given day. These easy to digest drinks will give your body the vital nutrients it needs- instantly. Moreover, you’ll get a massive dose of all these vitamins and minerals at every meal. This is one of the most effective ways to ensure the body is getting everything it needs to speed up the healing process. Moreover, a juice program will help protect blood vessels from leaking, increase vitamin C levels, protect cells from oxygen damage, heal the liver and prevent excessive inflammation. We prefer to use natural vitamin C with Amama berry.
Boosting Fiber and Improving the Digestive Track
While less connected to the physical healing, a detox program rich in fibre will help to speed up the overall digestion of an individual. Often, the digestive tract has slowed down from shock to the body, lack of exercise, unhealthy eating, stress and medications. Not only can this inhibit healthy functioning of all organs, but also can cause constipation, IBS and a number of other ailments. A nutrient-packed detox program will be loaded in fibre. This fibre will allow food to flow effortlessly through the digestive tract thereby creating optimal absorption of nutrients. Although a fibre rich detox is often unnoticed, it is actually one of the best secrets for maximizing the healing process and regaining your health.
A Detox Neutralizes Free Radicals
Both during and after any type of surgery, your body will become overwhelmed with free radicals (toxins). These can be a result of the medications, trauma of the surgery, stress, anxiety or hospital foods. Eliminating and re-balancing these toxins can happen through a complete detox while upping the levels of antioxidants with turmeric which our guests take daily from Air Thai Life our own supplement brand, vitamin A, C and E as well as, beta-carotene, magnesium, copper and zinc.
Weight gain is a common issue which people experience after an accident or injury. This can be attributed to depression, inability to exercise, medications, sleep disorders or unhealthy eating habits. In Thailand, detox programs will help to set the foundation for weight loss and recovery. The kilos/pounds that will be shed will allow the body to feel lighter; thereby it will be able to move better while loosening up tight tendons and ligaments. The weight loss will also be an important promoter for regaining strength and self-esteem.
Enhances Self Esteem and Confidence
Accidents, especially those that were very traumatic, can cause a person to feel scared of activity or moving vehicles. Low self-esteem, depression, fear or guilt are also emotional issues that can occur. The entire detox program can aid in much-needed rest and relaxation. It can help a person to work through concurrent emotional upheavals and open new possibilities to heal from the inside out. Guided physical activity during a detox program can build self-confidence in things a person thought they would never do again. These activities can also be therapeutic in that they will allow an individual to overcome fear or doubt that is related to PTSD.
Improves Overall Mental Well Being
A detox is not only relaxing for the physical body but also the mind. Many people are under an enormous amount of stress, pressure, worry or anxiety. These can occur from the injury itself, medical bills, problems with work or a number of other challenges. A detox program can help the mind, and all the wondering thoughts that so many of us have, to settle. This is a vital time to replenish mental energy and begin to find healthy ways to overcome any psychological blockages. By the end of detox, a person will feel re-energized, motivated and ready to face any future hurdle with hope, confidence and positivity.
Ultimately, a detox program is an incredible opportunity for the entire body to heal from injuries or accidents. Organs get the chance to rest while white blood cells become plentiful and hydrated. The body is cleansed, toxins are reduced and a build-up of waste is eliminated. Immunity enhances, the body is alkalinized, skin clears, pain is alleviated, hormones become more balanced and the body as a whole begins to regenerate. You will feel better and you will heal. Regardless of your age, the current state of health or gender, you can benefit from the cellular nourishment that detox will provide.
At New Leaf Detox Resort, we have guided individuals who have been in serious accidents, have undergone extreme knee injuries or have had major surgery. Through careful evaluation, we are able to help a person cleanse the body, lose weight that has been put on as a result of the trauma and start to feel amazing.