This has to be one of the most frequently asked questions! It is also one of the biggest surprises to people that they don’t feel hungry. Because the fresh juices and broth we serve you, flood your body with so many nutrients you are actually being very well fed nutritionally and so hunger is rarely a problem. Furthermore, you will be taking colon cleansing supplements that are high in fibre and fill you up as they expand and absorb the toxins and accumulated waste from your intestines!
Don’t worry a detox is a very safe and natural process and our trained staff will be there to support and guide you through your entire program. As always, if you suffer from any medical condition it is advisable for you to consult your G.P. before commencing any detox program.
Definitely not! In fact, the opposite is true as you will be taking in more nutrients in a day than most people eating a standard western diet consume in a week. We use only organic fruit and vegetables for our juices and broth which are made just before you drink them. Along with the nutritional supplements you will be consuming a high amount of nutrients designed to support your body’s organs and systems.
NO! Most people think of colonic irrigation as a nightmarish experience – it is far from this! After a comprehensive workshop you will, in no time, be self-administering your colonic in the privacy of your own bathroom and the results will prove truly amazing! Your skin and eyes will look clearer, you will have an abundance of energy, any nagging aches and pains will disappear, your digestion will improve and you could lose up to 2 – 6 kg in weight! Furthermore, conditions such as IBS, gas bloating and constipation can become a thing of the past.
Most definitely! Cleansing removes built up waste from your intestines, gallstones from your liver and toxins that are stored in your fat cells. The average weight loss is between 3 – 8 kg on a 7-day Fasting & Detox Program. For further information on weight loss & detox, please click here.
Please note, people who are already of ideal weight, will not lose too much weight if their body doesn’t need it. It only sheds what is necessary to heal, repair & rejuvenate itself.
Yes, 1 – 2 weeks prior to joining us try to drink plenty of filtered water and limit:
It’s a good idea to begin eating a ‘whole foods’ diet, this includes freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices, fresh fruit, vegetables (raw or lightly steamed), salads, whole grains like brown rice, millet or quinoa and fresh unsalted seeds and nuts.
Feelings of weakness, fatigue, headaches and flu-like symptoms can occur during the fast in the first 2-3 days but usually as a result of withdrawal so if you follow our pre-cleanse dietary guidelines these can be reduced / avoided. During the rest of your program, if you take our daily supplements and follow our schedule of activities it will speed up the elimination of toxins thus reducing your tendency towards any cleansing reactions.
During a detox it is important that the body is not put under too much stress or strain as it needs to utilise its energy for the internal work at hand (i.e. the dismantling and elimination of toxins). However, gentle exercise such as yoga, swimming and walking is very conducive as it helps speed up the elimination process by gently stimulating blood flow, lymphatic drainage and oxygenation of the cells.
The body cannot effectively detoxify if you are continuing to take toxins in from caffeine, soda, cigarettes etc. Whilst some of our guests do still smoke and take necessary medications during their program they will receive only some of the benefits. By abstaining from these the best results are achieved. In fact, detoxing can help people to break these bad habits once and for all!
Upon breaking fast it is very important that the re-introduction of food is gradual. The body needs a period of time to stimulate the production of digestive enzymes that have been temporarily stopped during the fast. The longer the fast the more time is needed for breaking the fast. In the first couple of days we recommend that you eat only raw food i.e. fruit and salads and then you can re-introduce soups and steamed vegetables. After 1 week, a greater variety of foods can be re-introduced i.e. proteins such as tofu, fish, eggs and un-refined carbohydrates.
We do not recommend that you join a detox program if you have one or more of the following conditions:
Always consult your Doctor if you have any medical condition which may affect your ability to participate in the program.
No. Fasting is a very safe and natural process. It is a means used in nature by all creatures from the beginning of time, either by instinct or intelligence, to assist the body to relieve itself from discomfort, pain and dis-ease. Throughout your program, your body will be fully supported by super food supplements & juices and so you will not require medical supervision.
PLEASE NOTE, prior to your participation in the Detox Program we will require you to complete our Medical Questionnaire and then upon your arrival, we will conduct a health & lifestyle evaluation. If there is any illness/ailment/allergy that raises a concern, we will recommend that you undergo a medical check at Chiang Mai International Hospital. They are accredited by Thailand’s Ministry of Health.
If you already know of any pre-existing illness / ailment which may affect your ability to join our program you should consult your medical practitioner prior to making a booking.
Research shows that approximately 80% of disease stems from the Colon and Collateral Cancer is the number 2 cancer killer. Of all the excretory organs, the colon is the most abused and overloaded these days and so we feel that this is an essential element of our detox program. Until you ‘dredge this drain,’ regardless of how well you cleanse your blood and tissues by other means, the sludge in your bowels will continuously seep toxins right back into your bloodstream!
Most people think of colonic irrigation as a nightmarish experience – it is far from this! After a comprehensive workshop you will, in no time, be self-administering your colonic in the privacy of your own bathroom and the results will prove truly amazing! Your skin and eyes will look clearer, you will have an abundance of energy, any nagging aches and pains will disappear, your digestion will improve and you could lose up to 2 – 6 kg in weight! Furthermore, conditions such as IBS, gas bloating and constipation can become a thing of the past.
We only cater for participating guests and hope that our 5 programs cater for everyone; whether they wish to fast / lose weight / rejuvenate!
Due to the nature of our programs and the peace & tranquility our guests seek during their stay, we are unable to cater for children.
During a Fasting & Detox Program we recommend that you refrain from applying make-up, and un-natural body products including deodorant as they can contain pollutants which will inhibit the cleansing process.
There are 3 ways you can get to Chiang Mai by:
Depending upon your destination of origin, you will first need to book an international flight to:
Bangkok / Singapore / Hong Kong
Then you will need to catch a connecting flight to Chiang Mai. There are many airlines that fly here and you can check their individual websites for flight times and prices:
Air China, Bangkok Airways, Air Asia, Air Mandalay, Korean Air, Lao Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Silk Air, Thai Airways, Nok Air, SGA Air.
The flight time is 70 minutes.
Once you arrive at Chiang Mai airport; our driver will be waiting for you in the meeting area, ready to transfer you to our resort.
There are many trains running throughout the day from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and return. The most popular trains are the sleeper trains where you travel at night and arrive in Chiang Mai in the morning.
Any travel agent in Bangkok can book a ticket for you. Prices will vary depending on the class of train travel i.e. 1st, 2nd or 3rd.
For train times and prices, please check the Thai railways website: www.railway.co.th
The Bangkok to Chiang Mai buses leave from Mor Chit (often spelt Moh Chit or Mo Chit) bus station in the Chatuchak Market area. There are V.I.P, First and Second-class buses. These are all air-conditioned. Most trips take around 11 hours and the buses run from 06.00 – 22.00.
Our resort is approximately a 30 minute drive away from the airport.
Yes, we have Free WiFi but we request that it is only used in the privacy of your room so that we can keep the common areas unplugged.
As Detoxification is a profound method of healing oneself naturally; we recommend that you make a plan to take a physical, emotional and mental rest during your program only using the internet if it is absolutely necessary. When you ‘unplug’ from your everyday stresses it enables your body to switch into the parasympathetic nervous system (this is the branch that governs the immune system and controls self-cleansing responses). It is also known as the ‘rest and relaxation circuit.’
Chiang Mai Detox 197 Moo 3 Tambon Nong Yhang
Sansai, Chiang Mai, 50210, Thailand