Here are some common questions and answers. If you have specific queries about the program or your particular physical or emotional issues, we’d be delighted to speak to you in more detail about the benefits of detox.

What Does Detoxification Involve?
Removing the cause (environmental exposure, poor lifestyle), eating a cleansing diet, replacing the bad bugs in your digestive system and supporting your liver, kidneys and other organs of elimination.

Who is not suitable for this program?
Nursing mothers, children and patients with chronic metabolic diseases such as diabetes, cardio vascular conditions, degenerative diseases, auto-immune conditions, cancer or tuberculosis and others where medical drugs are required on a daily basis.

What are the age limits for the program?
Minimum age is 18 years. Maximum age is 70 years

How does the post detox program help?
The invaluable after care support provided by our Naturopath/Nutritionist will help participants assimilate into daily life after the program.

What Does Detoxification Involve?
Removing the cause of toxicity (environmental exposure, poor lifestyle, bad diet and food choices, indulgence in known unhealthy beverages); Restoring symbiosis by clearing bad gut flora while allowing feeding and encouraging good gut flora; Eating a cleansing diet; Replacing the bad bugs in your digestive system.

How does Ayurvedic Medicine work for detoxification?
According to Ayurveda, good health depends upon our capability to fully digest and assimilate all aspects that nourish life, while eliminating what become toxic to the body, mind and spirit. When we can’t completely digest our food, experiences and emotions, toxins accumulate in our bodily tissues, creating imbalance and – ultimately – disease. Ayurvedic Detox is a time-tested empirical and proven cleansing process that releases stored toxins and restores the body’s innate healing ability.

Who is not suitable for this program?
Nursing mothers, children and patients with chronic metabolic diseases such as diabetes, cardio vascular conditions, degenerative diseases, auto-immune conditions, cancer or tuberculosis and others where medical drugs and support are required on a daily basis.

Where do the herbs and other treatments come from?

Sourced from the local area around Kerala, India

What does Ayurveda mean?
The name ‘Ayurveda’ combines the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge)

Is Ayurvedic Medicine a recognised treatment?
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognises Ayurveda as a traditional system of medicine. In fact WHO adapted its formal definition of health from Ayurvedic teachings. It is imperative to check all practitioners’ credentials, training and experience. The International Society for Ayurveda and Health (ISAH), a professional society of Ayurveda in the United States, recommends Ayurvedic therapeutic herbal use only when prescribed and properly supervised by an Ayurvedic Physician/Doctor.

Is there good scientific research around Ayurvedic medicine?
Many Ayurvedic adherents argue that the system’s incredible longevity offers a powerful argument for its success and safety. Although there is not a large body of clinical research on Ayurveda, many of the system’s principles and practices are now recognised and used in conventional medical settings. For example, the Ayurvedic tenant of the psychological and physical impact humans experience during the changing of seasons is borne out in research on SAD (seasonal affective disorder).

There is also medical and other acknowledgement of the health benefits of Ayurvedic practices, such as yoga, massage and meditation. Herbs used in Ayurvedic medicine, such as turmeric, ginger and neem are now recognized as beneficial for heart health and as antioxidant-boosters.

What if I am on medication? Will this affect the treatments?
In interviews with potential participants (which is a prerequisite), medications will be checked and treatment suitability advised. Except for medications for serious conditions such as cancer etc, other medications are usually OK.

Can I choose a different room once I arrive at the clinic?
Not generally. Only Standard or Executive options are available.

Are the evening and afternoon activities compulsory?
No, but they are strongly recommended to get the most out of the program. Mental cleansing or detox, changing habits, nutritional talks, meditation and the art of breathing are all done during this time, and it is these elements which contribute to the unique nature of the Destination Detox program.

Can I leave the clinic during the day or evening?
Not during the duration of treatment. Leaving the clinic is not advisable if maximum benefits are to be obtained, unless it is absolutely essential.

What if I object to one of the treatments?
Feel free to talk to the Ayurvedic doctor or Naturopath, and a decision can be made in your best interest.

Can I get meat at the clinic, or only vegetarian food?
Only vegetarian food is permitted, cooked according to Ayurvedic diet traditions. A Naturopath/Nutritionist supervises all food and drinks, and these will be modified to suit Western tastes.

Can I drink alcohol?
No.

Can I bring my own food, chocolate, sweets, etc?
No.

Can I smoke at the Clinic?
Smoking is strongly discouraged, as it is a recognized and harmful toxin. Smoking may be undertaken outside of the clinic.

How does the Post-Detox program help?
The invaluable after-care support provided by the Naturopath will help participants assimilate back into their daily lives after the program, and encourage strategies to maintain the benefits of the detox.

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