Far Infrared Saunas: Heavy Metal and Chemical Detoxification
Over the course of the last century our environment has become unimaginably toxic. Unfortunately, in turn, we are all slowly being poisoned. We continue to have major problems with well documented hazardous pesticides and insecticides, even after they have been banned from further use. DDT and chlordane residues persist in the soil and continue to add to the increased cancer rates in our modern, industrialized world. In spite of everything, we have to face the daily attack of the thousands of toxins that penetrate our soils, water supplies, and air. These chemicals have a destructive impact on our normal bioprocesses, causing enzyme dysfunction, hormonal imbalances, and weakening of our immune system. They are also producing health maladies that most don’t realize can be related:
• Skin Problems
• Brain Fog
• Chronic Fatigue
• Memory Loss
• Poor Concentration
• Joint & Muscle Pain
• Mouth Sores
• Frequent Colds & Flu
The list goes on and on. Without a doubt, detoxifying ourselves is one of the prime personal trials of the 21st century. For this reason, Jash Botanicals foresees that environmental medicine will be a key sub-specialty in the future.
Your lungs, skin, colon, liver, and kidneys are key organs that assist in ridding your body of toxic waste. An infrared sauna is the ideal instrument for opening our sweat pores for toxic metabolites to flee from our bodies. When your temperature goes up, and you begin to perspire, the toxins, pesticides, and petrochemicals that have been kept in your subcutaneous fat for years rise to the surface, and are excreted through pores via sweat. Injury to the heart and circulatory system is not the only danger that heavy metal toxicity, especially that of mercury, can perpetrate
on the body. Mercury and aluminum have been acknowledged to contribute to Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, ALS, and Autistic Spectrum Disorders. The good news is—infrared sauna detoxification can be an invaluable tool in assisting the removal of toxic heavy metals imposed upon your system. Infrared sauna detoxification provides a myriad of health benefits. While the infrared makes you sweat, the composition of chemicals discovered in the sweat is quite different from that generated by a steam bath, dry sauna, or exercise. The sweat of people treated in an infrared sauna will not only include water, but will also contain cholesterol, fat soluble toxins, heavy metals (such as mercury, lead, cadmium, aluminum, and arsenic), nicotine, sulfuric acid, ammonia, and other dangerous environmental poisons. Normal sweat manufactured by other processes, including exercise, is composed of mostly water and sodium chloride. According to laboratory testing, traditional saunas, while they do induce sweating, produce approximately 97% water and 3% toxins, whereas FIR sauna therapy generated sweat was approximately 80% water and 20% toxins. These results are even more intriguing, considering the fact that traditional saunas operate at an average of 60-80 degrees higher than far infrared saunas. It is for these reasons that FIR therapy is such an effective tool in the treatment of individuals with weak, ill, or otherwise frail conditions. Additionally, sweat has the task of being a prudent garbage collector. During a 15-minute infrared sauna, sweating can execute the
same heavy metal excretion that would take the kidneys 24 working hours. Nowadays, holistic and alternative physicians and clinics utilize saunas as a painless way to assist in releasing toxins such as synthetic pollutants and heavy metals. Just a 30 minute infrared sauna session elevates body temperatures to induce a mild, cleansing fever, and a healing sweat. Far Infrared Saunas: Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Chemical Dependency It is becoming more and more apparent that the accumulation of drug residues and their lipophilic metabolites in the body plays a key role in drug addiction. These residues are linked with persistent symptoms, and their mobilization from body stores into the bloodstream connects with drug cravings experienced by most substance abusers. One researcher developed a detoxification method that was exclusively aimed at reducing levels of fat-stored chemical residues in the body and to thereby lessen the long term effects of such compounds. The strength of drug metabolites in both sweat and urine was calculated in 8 subjects who had been aggressively using drugs prior to treatment with this program. The treatment took place at the Narconon drug rehabilitation center in Los Angeles. Cocaine, amphetamine, and benzodiazepine (valium) metabolites were identified by fluorescent immunoassay in both the sweat and urine of the subjects. How was this accomplished? The program utilized Far Infrared Sauna therapy. Following treatment, both past and current drug users tested for marked improvements in symptoms with
many returning to normal range. This detoxification program symbolizes an essential innovation in drug rehabilitation; an approach directed at a long term decrease of the predisposition for drug abuse.
Addiction results from several different factors or elements; the treatment approach must not only address the mental and emotional, but the physical as well. That is where the infrared sauna comes into play. The more you use it, the faster the drugs and chemicals are excreted. But quitting in itself is not very difficult; the trick is staying quit. Many addicts have sustained so many physical and mental changes that they need to acquire their fix merely to sustain equilibrium. In other words, withdrawal may be hard, and the better prepared you are for withdrawal, the more adept you will be to conquer it. Infrared sauna therapy does just that.
The fundamental factors for recovery are the same as for any rehabilitation:
• Drink plenty of clean fresh water (especially while in the sauna)
• Eat plenty of good high fiber
• Get plenty of adequate sleep
• Participate in daily exercise
• Participate in group activities
• Don’t isolate yourself (the more people know you are trying to quit—the more they will help you.)
There is also a list of natural support instruments to use in conjunction with FIR sauna therapy that will help:
• Essential fatty acids (If possible, please use cold-pressed & raw Flaxseed, Evening Primrose and Borage oils/1 tablespoon a day) in conjunction with the sulfur proteins (foods with cysteine or methionine, such as eggs, garlic, onions) will make fat soluble toxins water soluble, allowing all the toxic wastes, which are preferentially stored in the body’s fat cells, to be flushed out through the kidneys and sweat glands.
• FIR sauna therapy enhances perspiration and excretion of toxins. Be sure you scrub down after your session in the sauna (use a high-fat soap such as coconut oil soap or Dr. Bronner’s soap) after sweating as this will soften the fatty secretions and prevent their re-absorption.
• Large doses of vitamin C (powdered form preferable). You may use up to 12 grams a day with ¼ teaspoon being equal to 1 gram. Vitamin C is the ultimate free radical scavenger and will assist you in cleansing and oxygenating the tissues. It will also facilitate keeping your bowels moving which is a very important factor in successfully becoming clean and sober. The combination of vitamin C and the infrared sauna are extremely helpful in speeding the toxins and healing the body.
• Glutamine which is very valuable in detoxification as well as performing as an excitatory neurotransmitter. Taking 1 gram, 4-6 times a day on an empty stomach will encourage the body’s natural opiates, the endorphins and enkephalins, to assist you through the cravings.
• FIR sauna therapy will also help you with sleep and depression. If you need further assistance, there are herbal supplements that can work in conjunction with your detoxification. Dream on and Mood Mender are two excellent herbal additions to your anti
Infrared sauna; detoxification of heavy metals and chemicals
Far Infrared Saunas: Heavy Metal and Chemical Detoxification