Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ready, Set, Sweat!

Advanced detox with revolutionary sauna technology.
For those of you who have become detox connoisseurs, I’m sure you’ve heard of infrared saunas. Infrared saunas represent the next wave of advanced and therapeutic cleansing by sweating out toxins—lots of them—through the skin. The sweat produced in a conventional sauna is usually about 3% toxins, while a broad spectrum infrared sauna can produce sweat that is nearly 20% toxins. A rise in core body temperature is the key to achieving the deepest detoxifying sweat.

After all, the skin is your largest elimination organ and removes over a pound of impurities daily. And your skin breathes. It absorbs oxygen and exhales carbon dioxide. In order for it to function properly, your skin must have clear and open pores. If they are clogged with wastes and dead skin cells, detox will not only be impaired, but your skin will also reflect conditions ranging from uneven skin texture to eczema and acne. And this is where saunas come in.

A study published in The Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy in 2005 showed significant improvements in skin appearance after just 12 weeks of near-infrared sauna skin therapy. Subjects exhibited a reduction in wrinkles and crow’s feet, as well as improved overall skin tone, including softness, smoothness, elasticity, clarity and firmness.[1] Sunlighten’s Solocarbon Custom Spectrum is the only infrared sauna heater on the market with this technology.

Here are some other well-documented health benefits from infrared sauna use:

* Reduced blood pressure
* Weight loss
* Decreased pain and inflammation
* Improved detoxification
* Enhanced relaxation
* Better circulation
* Skin rejuvenation
* Wound healing

Because infrared heat penetrates joints, muscles and tissues and increases circulation, it also increases oxygen flow to these areas, making more energy available for healing. Many doctors recommend saunas for the pain relief they have provided from sports injuries and such conditions as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and arthritis.

Don’t overdo it, however. Start with a five or ten minute sauna at 135 degrees Fahrenheit three times per week. Gradually work your way up to a 45-minute sauna, and then after a month or so increase the temperature to 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Learn more about Sunlighten Saunas here.

Heavy-duty sweat can drain the system of electrolytes, so be sure to replace lost electrolytes with a supplement like Trace-Lyte, which is a true liquid crystalloid electrolyte formula in homeopathic form.

The proper functioning of the immune system depends upon electrolyte balance. Restoring lost electrolytes after a sauna (or a heavy-duty workout for that matter) will also normalize pH, further increase oxygen to the cells, reduce water retention problems, correct neuro-muscular imbalances, improve enzyme production and increase overall energy levels. Electrolytes play an active role in helping to escort heavy metals out of the body—they are nature’s own chelators.

With more advanced detox options like infrared saunas, we can really lighten our toxic load. Restoring electrolyte balance will help to combat virtually any disorder by eliminating the pH imbalances that give rise to them.

Are you ready to take detox to the next level?

-Edge On Health, Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman