Sweating is a form of detoxification and there may be no better place than the sauna! There’s not many an excuse for not frequenting a sauna, because they are usually found close to home and/or work: at gyms, YMCAs, country clubs, fitness centers, spas and even homes have them, so they’re not too hard to find. Let’s get right to the research.
Saunas can offer symptom relief for Fibromyalgia, according to the Department of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine at Japan’s Kagoshima University. Just three days a week 44 women had daily sauna sessions and a little water exercise and they improved their “quality of life” and their fibro symptoms. Saunas support your heart (as opposed to the myth that they stress your heart).
Quebec‘s University of Montreal–Cardiovascular and Prevention Centre found that exercise and sauna provided 24 hours of improvements of symptoms for hypertension.
Plus, a New Zealand study found distance runners who used saunas increased the time until exhaustion time by more than 30%. Why? Plasma and red-cell volumes increased up to 7%. Increased blood volume helped improve performance if you took a sauna after your previous workout.
The University of Vienna in Austria found that 50 people over six months of using saunas were much less likely to get common colds.
Research repeatedly shows sweating in sauna helps detoxify body of toxic agents–nicotine, tar, bleach and ammonia
Ready to sweat out stuff like uric and lactic acid? These acids routinely accumulate in the body and get stored in fat. When you sweat off THAT FAT, the toxins that are stored at deeper levels of your tissues will move up to this fat layer to take its place. Keep sweating! Circulation increases while you’re in the sauna and increased blood flow improves your blood’s oxygenation. Plus, nicotine addiction only lasts 3 days. So after three days of sauna and no cigarettes, you’re NOT addicted to nicotine anymore and you have a HUGE head start on getting rid of the ammonia that Big Tobacco used to freebase that domestic tobacco.
On top of that, you’re sweating out the bleach Big Tobacco used to turn that cigarette paper white, because remember, paper comes from trees and trees are brown. Lastly, you sweat out the tar that’s stuck clogging and blocking the tiny air sacks in your lungs from expanding, so you WILL be able to take deeper breaths without coughing, and you might even be able to laugh hard again without coughing. Imagine that!
Saunas flush out toxins that build up in your fat cells
Your kidneys are detox powerhouses – meaning you could clear out as much as ONE THIRD OF THE TOXIC MATERIAL from your bloodstream during the intense sweating. Studies show saunas remove SULFURIC ACID, SOLVENTS, CHEMICALS, PCBs, PHARMACEUTICALS and HEAVY METAL TOXINS. We can’t tell you how HUGE this is to smokers who want to feel GOOD when they quit, not horrible. True, saunas and detoxifying can make you feel a little nauseous at times, but if you hydrate well with lots of FILTERED, meaning reverse osmosis, water–then you’ll be just fine! On top of all of this, you’ll be giving your immune system a boost. It’s true. You white blood cells that fight infections INCREASE MORE THAN 50%. Now we’re talking healing and staying healed.
Plus your T cells, an important part of your immune system, can increase as much as 2,000 percent. Guess what? The increased sauna temps also help your body secrete endorphins, yes those feel good chemicals in your brain. Just what the “doctor” ordered. These endorphins kill pain too, naturally, so throw out those toxic pain pills the quack MDs prescribed. Should we keep going with the benefits of saunas, or have you heard too many?
Fine, we keep going then. Research shows saunas to be effective in reducing conditions of arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, obesity, glaucoma, anorexia, chronic obstructive lung disease and even atherosclerosis. If you’re addicted to other drugs other than cigarettes, junk food and diet soda, the sauna will help you kick those addictions too.
Here’s a short list of the rest of the GREAT RESULTS that come from sauna time:
Stronger heart muscle contractions
Improved function of the cells that line your arteries
Reduced incidence of abnormal heart beats
Lower blood pressure (enlarging of the blood vessels)
Increased fat metabolism, which leads to weight loss
Infrared Saunas are State of the Art for Healing!
Want the same radiant energy the sun produces, even when it’s raining or cold outside or night time? Infrared saunas penetrate and relax the body as increased blood circulation warms your skin! The flood of sweat and toxins is released through skin pores as they open up and sweat it out! This is CELLULAR CLEANSING that increases metabolism and blood circulation and rejuvenates the body. The infrared sauna is different than a steam sauna because it warms the body instead of the surrounding air, which enables people to spend twice as much time in a typical session.
Plus, the infrared sauna penetrates deeper into the skin, as deep as one-and-a-half inches, drawing out MORE TOXINS than the steam sauna, according to Dr. Andrea Adams of the International Institute of Holistic Healing. This deep penetration releases debris from the subcutaneous fat and frees your purges toxins from your organs. The best part of it all? NO SIDE EFFECTS! Compare THAT to medications like Chantix and Zyban. Infrared saunas provide therapeutic cleansing with no side effects and eliminate the toxic medications. The same way a fever is the body’s natural mechanism for releasing bacteria, viruses and toxic organisms, the infrared and steam saunas do the same work for you naturally.
FINAL SAUNA TIPS
Exercise, if even just ten minutes a day.
Don’t overuse the sauna too often or too long.
Check into skin brushing before a sauna to jump start the detox process.
Wait an hour after eating before getting in a sauna.
Drink plenty of non-fluoridated water before, during and after sauna sessions to replenish lost fluids and minerals.
Eat local and organic raw food for the majority of your meals.
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You may feel nauseous and lethargic at first, this is normal and it will pass
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Take Epsom salt baths regularly
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