Detoxing and fasting in the wellness hotel .
Detoxification for the body: Detox cure – what is it?
Tighter and more beautiful skin, shiny hair, a few pounds less and above all new energy: What for many sounds like the realization of their dreams can be the results of a detoxing cure.
What does a detox cure do to the body?
Detoxing generally stands for the detoxification of the body. More and more people are fasting for a while for health reasons. Solid food is not used to relieve the body and to do something good for it. With a chamfering cure not only the digestive tract has the possibility of regenerating and cleaning itself completely. Positive accompanying symptoms are for example the consumption of stored nutrient depots or the washing out of pollutants from the body.
Detox cures: Can the body be detoxified?
It is controversial whether the body can be completely detoxified during a detox cure and whether this is actually necessary from time to time. This is not scientifically founded. Many organs in our body, such as the kidneys, liver, intestines and skin, are permanently responsible for regular detoxification. They ensure that harmful influences on our metabolism and circulation are regularly reduced.
These work constantly, so that an accumulation of physical waste products is usually not possible. Nevertheless, detox days as times of renunciation can support the functions of the classic detox organs. The term can also be understood more broadly – in the sense that everyday life or the environment is “cleared up” in the context of a detox cure and new structures are created.
Whether for the body or for the purification of everyday life:
Detoxing as an umbrella term can affect very different aspects of life. In the classical sense, many understand detoxing as the detoxification of the body. A small clearing out action of the body can be carried out during a detox day at home. Some health-conscious people even establish a detox day in their regular weekly schedule. Soups, smoothies or teas with certain nutrients that stimulate the metabolism are on the menu. The aim is to give the body the optimal conditions for the breakdown of harmful substances on this day. For this reason, calorie- and fat-containing foods should be avoided and fresh foods should be consumed. At the same time, a lot of exercise in the fresh air is required on this day. Leave the car behind, do without bus and train and plan enough time for an extensive walk: That is the motto on detoxing day.
Get to know detoxing holistically
If you want to clean up your body more comprehensively, you should only do this with professional support. Many wellness hotels offer special programmes in which the participants purify and detoxify their bodies under individual medical supervision, relax mind and soul and thus find new well-being.
How does detoxing work in a wellness hotel?
The classic form of detox is fasting, like the F.X.Mayr cure. Long before detoxing became popular with Hollywood stars, the body was purified and detoxified for medical purposes. While the F.X.Mayr fasting cure classically lasts three weeks and in its core consists of the fact that the fasting person chews a dry roll in the morning until it is completely dissolved, and then swallows it down with a spoonful of milk, modern Mayr medicine responds individually to the fasting person and can also be carried out in one-week cures. The Parkhotel am Soier See offers a week’s F.X. Mayr cure in the classic or luxury version. The Bad Clevers Gesundheitsresort & Spa also offers the opportunity to fast for a week in Mayr.
Other purifying cures are the Buchinger fasting cure and the Jentschura detoxification cure, both of which are also offered by individual wellness hotels. The fasting food provided by Dr. Buchinger at Bad Clevers Gesundheitsresort & Spa, as well as the modern Mayr cure, is based on an individual doctor’s prescription. In principle it can be said however that the chamfering mild herb tea, vegetable broth as well as fruit and vegetable juices and in addition plentifully fresh spring water to itself take.
With all Detox arrangements, it is according to F.X. Mayr, Dr. Buchinger or Jentschura, the purifying effect of the chamfering nutrition is supported by applications such as packing, Lymphdrainagen and Massagen as well as gentle movement like for example Yoga, milling, water gymnastic or Qi Gong. During spring detoxing at Schüle’s Gesundheitsresort & Spa, there is also a cooking school with the chef, who explains the gentle preparation of healthy dishes to the participants. And during the fruit-fasting hiking week at the Wellness Hotel Sommer, the “natural gourmet cure” is combined with two to five-hour daily hikes. Further detox arrangements are the Grand Med Detox at the Grand Hotel Binz and the Alpen- or Sweet-Detox at the Hubertus Alpin Lodge & Spa. A Far Eastern way of giving the body new energy can be experienced in the Vital- & Wellnesshotel Zum Kurfürsten with a 7-day TCM cure, in which the guests give their body new strength through nutrition, exercise and treatments according to traditional Chinese medicine.
Digital Detox – do we need digital detoxification?
In addition to the classic detoxing of the body, which works mainly through nutrition, Digital Detox is also in vogue. These are the abandonment of digital devices and the use of the Internet. Unnoticed, the use of these devices today takes up a large part of our everyday life. Even in short moments, when you could enjoy doing nothing so sweetly, the view automatically rushes back to the smartphone. Effectiveness and time optimization determine everyday life. Digital Detox is the temporary renunciation of these digital devices and the possibilities they bring with them. Some wellness hotels are precisely responding to people’s need not to be reachable for once. For example, wellness guests at Hubertus Alpin Lodge & Spa can exchange their smartphones for a piece of mountain cheese for the duration of their stay. Why not let go of the digital world and completely enjoy the analogy of reality?
How do I know if my body needs a detox?
Detoxing is a natural way to activate the body’s self-healing powers and free the body from harmful substances absorbed by the environment. A detoxing cure can therefore also make sense in the case of clinical pictures, which many people would otherwise start to treat elsewhere. Thus a detoxing cure can have positive effects on the following clinical pictures:
- Detoxing with acne
- Detoxing of irritable bowel syndrome
- Detoxing in neurodermatitis
- Detoxing of impure skin
- Detoxing for stomach problems
- Detoxing in arthrosis
Why is salt harmful to the detoxing effect?
Salt is considered a natural reservoir of fluid in the body. If someone ingests salt during detoxing, this slows down the rinsing effect of the body, which is ideally accelerated by drinking as much water as possible. Salt should therefore be avoided as far as possible during a detox cure.
When detoxifying the body, movements promote the excretion of substances that are harmful to the body. Especially gentle sports such as yoga stimulate the metabolism. You can get to know yoga during a wellness break, for example, which focuses on your own well-being. Regular yoga sessions in everyday life also ensure that the body’s metabolism remains permanently activated.
Why does detoxing make sense?
In general it can be said that regular detoxing periods always make sense. After all, in these periods the body has the chance to break down harmful substances in the body and recover from the daily demands. Reasons for a detox cure can be the following:
- Detoxing for beautiful skin
- Detoxing for the healthy soul
- Detoxing for the toxin-free body
- Detoxing for stomach and intestines
- Detoxing tips for every day
Detoxing Tip 1: Drink water
The positive effects of drinking enough water are well known. After all, the body of every human being consists of more than half liquid. In fact, the consumption of water also promotes the removal of toxins from our body. Therefore, it is important to drink enough during detoxing. The production of detoxing water is also very popular. For this purpose, lemon, ginger or pomegranate are added to the classic water. The beneficial properties of the additives improve the purification process and ensure that the water tastes even better.
Detoxing Tip 2: Changing your diet
When detoxing, it makes sense to avoid acidic foods. In general, it is often recommended to consume about 80 percent alkaline products and 20 percent acidic ones. In today’s society, the diet of many people includes more acidic products. An overacidification of the body is thus an unbalanced acid-base balance of the body. One of the aims of detoxification can be to rebalance this. A permanent acidosis of the body can lead to complaints. Acidic foods are for example:
- Animal products such as milk or cheese
- cereal products
- sweet beverages
Basic foods that counteract hyperacidity contain trace elements such as magnesium, sodium and potassium. The body integrates these into the metabolism. Basic foods include, among others
- Fruit & Smoothies
- Vegetables and salads
- Mushrooms & Sprouts
- herbal teas
Detoxing Tip 3: Smoothies
The combination of certain basic foods in a smoothie can stimulate detoxification and thus the excretion of toxins. Good ingredients for detox smoothies include vitamin-rich ingredients such as lemons or oranges, bitter salads such as chicory and clean water to bind toxins.