Detoxification through Infrared Saunas

People living today carry within their bodies a chemical cocktail made up of industrial chemicals, pesticides, food additives, heavy metals, as well as toxins from alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and illegal drugs.

We need to detoxify! But what is the best way to detoxify? There are several methods being used today: chelation, where enzyme preparations are injected into the bloodstream, binding toxins as they pass through and are excreted; fasting, with or without herbal and mineral preparations and/or colonics to help to remove toxins; and saunas, removing toxins through sweating. Whereas the first two methods are suitable for persons with a high degree of dedication and/or discipline, the sauna method is one that can be used easily and effectively by almost everyone. Saunas get your heart beating and your blood circulating, helping the body to detoxify in unique and important ways.

Far Infrared Sauna vs. Conventional Sauna

People have been detoxifying and restoring themselves this way throughout history. Some use conventional steam, some use heated rocks, and others use efficient infrared heaters. A study analyzing the chemical composition of sweat found that the sweat of participants using the box of hot rocks sauna had 95-97% water, while the sweat of those using an infrared sauna was 80-85% water--the rest being composed of cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, heavy metals (such as mercury and cadmium), sulfuric acid, ammonia, sodium, and uric acid. Detoxification Through the Skin by Mark Sircus Ac., OMD

Far Infrared Saunas are being used by some doctors to stimulate the release of toxins from the bodies of their patients. They have found that a lower temperature (105-110 F) sauna taken for a longer duration is most beneficial. These low temperatures stimulate a deep sweat, which eliminates toxins stored in fat, as opposed to the high temperature sauna, which encourages a water sweat.

Why we need to detoxify?

The United States Centers for Disease Control estimate that over 80% of all illnesses have environmental and lifestyle causes. Therefore, detox has also become a prominent treatment as people have become more aware of environmental pollution. For example, it is estimated that one in every four Americans suffers from some level of heavy metal poisoning, including mercury, lead, cadmium and aluminum.

Toxins in the body also include chemical pollutants such as pesticides, DDT, PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls) and food additives. Drugs and alcohol also have toxic effects in the body. Source: Sweat It All Out; How Stuff Works; Zane R. Gard, MD & Erma J. Brown, BSN, PhN TlfDP, October 1992

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