Why Detoxify?


I think it is safe to say that we have all found ourselves feeling sluggish, tired or ‘out of sync’ from time to time. Experiencing skin problems, aches and pains or digestive problems and sadly we  just accept this as a ‘normal’ level of health that we are powerless to improve and therefore have to simply put up with…BUT IT’S NOT!

A detox program can help the body’s natural cleaning process by:

  1. Resting the organs;
  2. Stimulating the liver to drive toxins from the body;
  3. Promoting elimination through the intestines, kidneys and skin;
  4. Improving circulation of the blood; and
  5. Refuelling the body with healthy nutrients.

Where do we begin with Detox & Purification

Firstly, we lighten the toxin load.  Before you even arrive at Eden you will be asked to reduce and if possible eliminate alcohol, wheat, meat, coffee, cigarettes, lactose, carbonated drinks and refined sugars from your diet, all of which can create stress 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.

Another saboteur to good health is stress, which triggers your body to release potentially harmful hormones into the system.  While these hormones can provide the “adrenaline rush” to win a race or meet a deadline, chronically, they create a cascade effect of detrimental stress hormones which are responsible for so many of the health conditions which impair our enjoyment and participation in life.  So it’s a good idea to detox stressful life situations along with detoxifying your body, the beautiful accommodation and natural 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 experience. 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 testimonials 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 it 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.


Your stay at Eden Light Retreat

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 raw 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.

Meditation is offered as a means of transforming stress and emphasizing positive emotions.

Daily Massage, Reiki or Spiritual Healing are all powerful and yet gentle modalities that will not only help the safe elimination process but equally add to the feeling of support and nurture that we are now renowned for.

Also available to support your detox’ is our Full Spectrum infrared Sauna.

Are there any side effects?

Detoxing symptoms can sometimes include headaches, lower back pain, dry mouth, bad breath, skin rashes, nausea, body odour, 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 you with the purest filtered rainwater and you will be drinking between 2 and 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 practices and information which will mean you will be able to make informed and conscious choices every day for you and your family.

If you have any questions in relation to this or any aspect of the Eden Programs please don’t hesitate to contact us.