Detoxification and Infrared Sauna: Sweating the Small Stuff

Every day, the chemicals found in pesticides, food additives and heavy metals, and the toxins from alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and pharmaceutical drugs challenge our optimal state of health.

Studies show that exposure to:

  • Heavy metals can destroy the proteins, hormones, enzymes and more that our bodies need for best function.
  • Prescription medications, which can gradually buildup in the bloodstream, may result in drug toxicity.
  • Pesticides can affect the nervous system, hormone or endocrine system, and may be carcinogens.
  • Food additives (found in crackers, cookies, salad dressing breads, chips and more) can lead to heart disease, diabetes, nutritional deficiencies and more. 

Regular infrared sauna therapy can help the body eliminate harmful chemicals and toxins by detoxification of the lymphatic tissue. Infrared sauna therapy also strengthens the body’s immune system, increases the body’s absorption of vital nutrients, and encourages weight loss all while you relax in total comfort.

How Infrared Sauna Works to Detox the Body

The sweat produced in an infrared sauna is different from the sweat produced during an intense workout. When you sweat during exercise, your nervous system is in the sympathetic mode. During this “water sweat” you only lose electrolytes and water – not toxins. But regular infrared sauna use, at a low temperature of 105-130 F, moves the nervous system into a parasympathetic mode, stimulating a “fat-sweat” that helps eliminate the chemicals and toxins stored in the body. Infrared sauna is one of the few ways to detoxify the body of heavy metals and has also been shown to be helpful with treating colitis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, auto-immune disease, autism, ADD and ADHD.

Infrared sauna penetrates human tissue, heating the body without warming the air around you. This makes it accessible to people who can’t tolerate the heat of a traditional sauna and who are unable to enjoy regular exercise. Infrared sauna sessions deliver many of the benefits of a moderate workout including improved flexibility and cardiovascular conditioning that the Journal of the American Medical Association says can burn up to 600 calories per session.

Far Infrared sauna therapy, with proper hydration, is safe to do every day. We suggest starting with three 40-minute low heat sessions a week for optimal detoxification.

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