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The health benefits of sauna
have been known for centuries. In Spain, cinnabar miners have for hundreds
of years use sweating as a means of eliminating mercury from their body.
Certain Native Americans have used sweat lodges for purification purposes.
The period spent in the sauna is the perfect safe enhancement of your body’s
ability to excrete toxic chemicals.
The skin is our largest organ, eliminating waste via
perspiration. Heat causes toxins to be released from cells into the
lymphatic fluid. Since sweat is manufactured from lymphatic fluid, the
toxins from the lymph are released when the body perspires.
Sauna creates sweat intentionally for therapeutic
purposes. Infrared sauna produces two to three times more sweat volume than
conventional one. Far infrared saunas particularly recommended because they
seem to have the best current science.
In one study performed by American researchers, the
sweat of people using conventional sauna was found to be 95 to 97 percent
water while the sweat of those using far infrared thermal system was 80 to
85 percent water with non-water portion principally cholesterol, fat-soluble
toxic heavy metals (such as mercury and aluminum), sulfuric acid sodium,
ammonia and uric acid. This unusually high concentration of heavy metals and
other fat-soluble toxins is not found in the sweat from normal exercise.
Infrared sauna has a greater
range of therapeutic efficiency:
Pain relief and
including arthritis, bursitis
Healing of sprains
Lower back pain
Skin cleansing and
Chronic fatigue and
Because of lower temperature used, it
considered safer for those at cardiovascular risk.
To start you should have two
sauna sessions of fifteen to thirty minutes at most. The temperature should
be slightly lower than normal.
With prolonged sweating, you will need to consume
additional amounts of water.
Be careful not to overstress your body in the sauna.
When your body is overstressed, you will not sweat very well. If you feel
clammy, end your sauna. Look for these symptoms: cold skin, dizziness, so
sweating or nausea.
After your first day’s sauna, relax; let your body cool
down naturally then shower.
When you begin sweating profusely, this is a good sign. It tells you that
you are detoxifying your body.
You will be amazed how quickly you will
feel better. Your mind will be much clearer as soon as you begin excreting
neurotoxins your body has accumulated.
- Brenda Watson, ND, CT. “Renew your life”, 2002
- David Steinman, “Diet for a poisoned planet”, 2007
- Roni DeLuz, RN, ND. “21 Pounds in 21 Days”, 2007