Can a Personal Infrared Sauna Help Rid Your Body of Toxins?

When my husband was diagnosed with cancer, I researched way more than I ever did in college or graduate school. 

One of the things I found fascinating was that detoxification is one of the most effective treatments in the prevention and treatment of cancer.

If you think about all of the chemicals that our bodies come into contact with on a daily basis (lead, mercury, pesticides, food chemicals and additives, chemicals from prescription drugs, plus industrial pollutants), you can see how everyone can benefit from a detox. 

Do You Need to Detox?

All of those chemicals put strain on our cells and eventually damage them, which creates illness. With chronic illness comes a weakened immune system. Consequently, a weak immune system cannot fight cancer cells. 

Detoxification has also been shown to be helpful with colitis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, auto-immune disease, immune deficiency states, autism, ADD and ADHD.

Now if you live a completely healthy lifestyle – you drink lots of water, you eat tons of organic vegetables and some fruit, you exercise, and get enough sleep every night – your body may be able to rid itself of toxins, like it was made to do. But you would also have to live in a world where there are no processed foods, and your doctor isn’t trying to push every antibiotic on you for the sniffles, and the water is clean, and there is no environmental pollution.  You see my point; it’s almost impossible.

Of course there are many ways to detox, but today I am going to share something that helped my husband detox and that we both continue to use today, which is an infrared sauna.

Research shows that sweating in a sauna can help rid the body of such toxic agents as lactic acid, sodium and uric acid, that often accumulate in the body. Toxins stored in subcutaneous fat are released when you sweat, and toxins that are stored deeper move up to the upper layer of fat and can be released as well through continual sauna use. Increased circulation also improves blood flow and blood oxygenation. Enhanced oxygen levels help dissolve toxins in the blood. (source)

In addition, a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology showed that 15 minutes in a sauna a day for 14 days improved the function of the endothelial cells lining the arteries by 40 percent.

Why a Sauna? 

Dr. Whittaker, author, lecturer and founder of the Whitaker Wellness Institute says, “On an average day, your endocrine glands put out about a quart of sweat. But when you hang out in a sauna, they pump out that much in 15 minutes.” Due to the fact that an infrared sauna heats the body from the inside out, the benefit is that there is very little humidity and the high temperature is reached quickly.

Also, it’s important to discuss how a sauna can be used in the cancer therapy known as hyperthermia. Hyperthermia uses heat to kills abnormal cells. Researchers have found that cancer cells cannot tolerate heat, so they become weaker and much easier to kill as the body temperature is raised from an infrared sauna.

Another bonus of the infrared sauna is that it opens your skin’s pores and helps restore the skin. We have to remember that our skin is our largest organ and we must take care of it. So if nothing else, your skin will look fabulous!

Sunlighten Saunas

While researching, I really liked the fact that Sunlighten Saunas made low EMFs a priority. EMF stands for electromagnetic fields, which come from all types of electronic devices. Sunlighten meets strict safety standards and their “heater design has a 95-99% emissivity rating and cancels out EMF to levels that are virtually undetectable.

Why is this good? Because EMFs can affect your health. Conditions that have been linked to EMFs include:

  • Nervous system disorder
  • Depression
  • Aches and pains
  • Infertility
  • Cancer

Seems a little counterintuitive if you’re trying to treat cancer with a treatment that can possibly give you cancer, which is why you should choose your sauna carefully. 

Want to take control of your health? Consider getting your own personal infrared sauna (click here) today as a tool in your ‘disease prevention’ plan.

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    Leann Forst, MBA, CHC, CEOC — Holistic Health Practitioner

    Leann is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Essential Oils Coach. She holds a Master’s degree from Drake University and a Bachelor of Science from Upper Iowa University. Accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Leann is an award winning author of 2 books How to Get Your Kids to Beg for Veggies and 100 Ways to Lose Weight”.

    Born and raised as an Iowa farm girl, she moved to Texas in 1998 where she lives with her husband and 2 kids.

    As a wife of a brain cancer survivor, Leann has a special interest in anti-cancer nutrition and detoxification. She works with individuals and groups, and speaks regularly at hospitals, schools and organizations. Leann’s goal is to teach people how to attain optimal health by getting to the root cause of chronic and inflammatory conditions, while using healing modalities such as essential oils. Click here to get Leann’s free report, “37 Cancer Facts You Should Know…But Probably Don’t

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