Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Using A Sauna to Detoxify Your Body

Although most people really don’t like it, sweating is actually good for your body. But thanks to the ultra-convenient lifestyles of today, sweating isn’t something that a lot of people do on a regular basis.

We go from air conditioned homes to air conditioned vehicles to air conditioned offices and shopping places. But this lack of sweating can cause your body to keep toxins trapped inside, which is another cause for increased toxic load in modern society.

Sweating (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Toxins enter the body one of two ways - either through the mouth or through the skin. When you sweat, your body expels some of the toxins and can help prevent a build up. Sweating opens up your pores to let the body release toxins. Not only do you feel better and look better, but your skin will also look younger and healthier!

Using a sauna can be a good way to help increase sweating and eliminate toxins from your body, because a sauna causes you to sweat a lot more than you normally would.* If you could check what your sweat contains, you’d see that it probably contains a lot of toxins - including airborne ones like pesticides that are sprayed in homes and on plants.

In a sauna, your body also works to release toxins that have been stored in the tissues. It basically forces them loose and then eliminates them. Studies have shown that saunas are effective in detoxification based on the amount of sweat your body will produce at the higher temperature.

Your body will get rid of toxins like uric acid, which is a waste product - and a toxin. If uric acid builds up in the body, it can lead to things like kidney problems. Not only can saunas help your body detoxify itself of uric acid, but also from toxins from metals, chemicals, household cleaners, and from any medications that you take or put on your skin.

The interior of an infrared sauna.
A modern infrared sauna. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
When you use a sauna, your heart rate also increases - and this is a good thing.* A faster heart rate will increase blood flow. The increase in blood flow will help push toxins out of your body faster.

Not only that, but there’s a correlation between the temperature of the sauna and the benefit it gives your immune system. When you get a fever, it raises your body temperature to kill off whatever is making you sick.

In a sauna, the increased temperature helps your body fight things that can make you sick. It used to be that if you wanted the detoxification benefit from using a sauna, you had to leave your house to go to one.

But today, you can buy a sauna that you can use right in the comfort of your own home - and they’re affordable. You can find both steam and dry heat saunas for home use.

* Note: You should not use a sauna without consulting your physician first - especially if you have any type of disease or condition that affects your skin or cardiovascular system.

A Few Examples Of Personal Home Saunas:


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