A detox program can help the body's natural cleaning process by:
- Resting the organs;
- Stimulating the liver to drive toxins from the body;
- Promoting elimination through the intestines, kidneys and skin;
- Improving circulation of the blood; and
- Refueling the body with healthy nutrients.
Where do we begin?
Firstly we lighten the toxin load. Before you even arrive at Eden you will be asked to reduce and if possible eliminate alcohol, wheat, coffee, cigarettes, lactose, refined sugars and saturated fats from your diet, all of which can act as toxins in the body and obstacles to your healing process. Minimizing your use of chemical-based household cleaners and personal health care products (cleansers, shampoos, deodorants and toothpastes), and substituting natural alternatives also greatly enhances your health. Please see our Fruits of Eden heading for a list of products that we do stock at Eden and some that we recommend but do not sell.
Another saboteur to good health is stress, which triggers your body to release potentially harmful hormones into your system. While these hormones can provide the "adrenaline rush" to win a race or meet a deadline, in large amounts they create toxins and slow down detoxification enzymes in the liver. So it's a good idea to detox stressful life situations along with detoxifying your body, the beautiful accommodation and setting of Eden certainly facilitate this.
We have come to understand that it is impossible to detox’ the body without detoxing the emotions and the mind, because of this we have found it invaluable to incorporate counselling into our programs creating a truly holistic program. We use Direct Counselling, Hypnotherapy or Art Therapy to support our guests in reaping the very most from their Eden experience, showing them how to recognize and so stop self defeating belief systems and cycles. A glance at our testimonial page will reveal to you just how powerful the entire program has the potential to be for you!
Which detox program is best for you?
We are all so different which is why we create a tailored personal detoxification program for all of our unique guests, depending on your individual needs and limited only by the amount of time you have available to devote to healing and reclaiming your power.
Ways we help you detoxify your body through diet
When in comes to food at Eden, you are in control and will decide what and when you eat, in accordance with your daily eating plan. The daily ritual of food gathering and preparation is used as a means of reconnecting with the importance of food to our quality of health on every level. Taking time to taste, appreciate and enjoy our food is all too rare as we live faster and more demanding schedules and so here at Eden . we slow everything down.
During your stay at Eden you will be reminded of many things, not the least of which is that 'you are what you eat' and that by taking the time to prepare simple wholesome food you take responsibility for nurturing and nourishing yourself as only you can. Your diet will mainly consist of organically grown fresh fruits and vegetables, either juiced or lightly steamed and together with learning about the importance of juicing and eating live food; you will gain some appreciation of the herbs grown at Eden. You will be shown how to gather and make herbal teas and learn a little about their ability to support you in cleansing the body and supporting good health.
Yoga is part of our programs in order to encourage deep breathing and thus oxygen to circulate more completely through your system.
Meditation is offered as a means of transforming stress and emphasizing positive emotions.
Daily Massage, Reflexology or Reiki areall powerful and yet gentle modalities that will not only help the safe elimination process but equally add to the feeling of support and nurturing that we are now renowned for.
Also available to support the detox’ are the following Therapies:
Far infrared Sauna enabling your body to eliminate wastes through perspiration. Normal sweat is 97-99% water but sweat induced by FIR is only 80-85% water, the rest being composed of environmental toxins - some heavy metals, urea, cholesterol and lactic acid. The process also loosens cellulite, trapped water, fat, calcium, fibrin and cellular debris.
Detox Foot Patches for the feet and our new Ion Flush Foot Bath system.
Are there any side effects?
Detoxing symptoms can commonly include headaches, lower back pain, dry mouth, bad breath, skin rashes, nausea, body odor, fatigue, abdominal gas and rumblings, mucous discharge, anxiety, boredom, joint and muscular aches and pains, cold feet and hands, sleeplessness and more but remember not everyone suffers like this. We provide ‘Apostle Spring Water’ and you will be drinking at least 3 litres daily during your stay to minimize and in most cases eliminate any unpleasant side effects completely.
Life After Eden?
Feeling clean, Light, balanced, calm, re-energized and back in control you will once again enter the ‘Real’ world however you will no longer be unaware or unsupported. You will take with you a wealth of new understandings covering many aspects of your health, both physical and emotional. You will have been introduced to products, practices and information which will mean you will be able to make informed and conscious choices every day for you and your family.
Our ‘Friends of Eden Community’ means that you will have ongoing support from and access to the Eden team and those fellow guests that have also changed their lives for the better!
If you have any questions in relation to this or any aspect of the Eden Programs please don’t hesitate to contact us.