EVERYONE who has been exposed to toxic chemicals and metals needs a far infrared sauna.A report published on CNN.com in July 2005 demonstrated this point quite nicely. An analysis of cord blood from 10 babies showed 287 contaminants, including mercury, fire retardants (antimony), pesticides and the Teflon chemical PFOA. Of the 287 contaminants found, 180 cause cancer in humans, 217 are toxic to the brain and nervous system, and 208 cause birth defects.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in March 2006 emphasized that lead poisoning remains the number one environmental threat to children.
As we grow older and depending upon where we live, we continue to assimilate toxins via our occupations, lifestyles and our hobbies, demonstrating an ever increasing need for far infrared sauna therapy. It is important to remember that once toxins enter the body, they do not just evaporate and go away, even if the source of the toxin is removed. Toxins have to be actively coaxed out of the body through various detoxification procedures. One effective way of detoxifying is intravenous (IV) chelation therapy and, to a smaller extent, oral chelation therapy. But not everyone has access to chelation therapy.
[ad]An extremely useful adjunct to IV chelation therapy is far infrared sauna therapy, which can be done in the convenience of your home. After years of exposure, it may take months to years of aggressive detoxification therapy to immobilize and get rid of these toxins so the body can function properly. Studies have shown that once this process is begun, it will continue as the body strives to reach optimal health and wellness.
WHY INFRARED SAUNA THERAPY?
Sauna, a Scandinavian word, is an ancient form of heat therapy used in many cultures around the world. Sauna refers to “dry heat,” although steam is sometimes added. A sauna has two components: a heat source and an enclosure to contain the heat. The heat source may be wood, gas, hot rocks, or electricity.
The goal of far infrared sauna therapy is to heat the body by several degrees. The body’s defense mechanism attempts to reduce its temperature by driving blood to the surface and by sweating. Repeated heating increases the amount and the efficiency of sweating.
Far infrared saunas (radiant) use heat rays generated by ceramic or Carbon Flex™ infrared elements, electric light bulbs or by the sun, whereas convection saunas move hot air around the body and conduction saunas heat the body by direct contact with steam or hot sand. Far infrared saunas penetrate 4 times deeper than other types of saunas.
Saunas improve circulation and relieve internal congestion. It has been reported that heating the body destroys bacteria, viruses and tumors. Sweating promotes elimination of toxic chemicals ubiquitous to our environment today: heavy metals (lead, arsenic, cadmium, mercury, aluminum, antimony), radiation and other toxins. Pesticides and herbicides damage the immune system, affect our nervous system, and can be cancer causing. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, toxic chemicals are a serious concern to our health, responsible for 80% of cancer deaths. Conventional medicine has no solution to this problem, once the person has been exposed. Far infrared saunas can provide a safe and effective way of eliminating addictive drugs and many other environmental poisons.
Following are examples of heavy metal toxicities and their affects on the human body.
LEAD contributes to more than 100 conditions, including neuromuscular and bone diseases, fractures, mental retardation, hyperactivity, hypertension, intense fatigue, anemia, and many other illnesses. Sources of lead include old paint, inks, pesticides, a few hair dyes and cosmetics (including some lipsticks), solder and other metal products.
CADMIUM contributes to high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, fatigue, arthritis, violence, infections, back pain, and other conditions. Common sources are cigarette or marijuana smoke, refined foods, margarine, and tap water.
MERCURY toxicity is present in almost everyone today. It has been measured in cord blood of newborn infants. Mercury is found in silver dental fillings, tuna and swordfish, contact lens solutions, vaccines (thimerasol is a derivative of mercury), some lipsticks/cosmetics, and many other sources. Mercury has been associated as a cause of hypothyroidism, an impaired immune system, digestive problems, along with yeast infections, emotional problems, learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD and many neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS).
ALUMINUM has been associated with memory impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. Aluminum is widely used in beverage cans, aluminum foils, antiperspirants, antacids, and aluminum cookware.
ARSENIC contributes to liver and kidney damage, weakness, diarrhea, muscle spasms, headaches, skin problems and other conditions. Sources include pesticides, beer, tap water, table salt, paints, wood preservatives found on decks and playgrounds, and other chemical products.
Many infections are chronic and hidden, causing disease in the arteries, stomach ulcers, arthritis and colitis. Many of these can be resistant to drug therapy. Bodies weakened by toxic chemicals and heavy metals are often more prone to these infections. Far infrared sauna therapy not only heats the body (which is a natural mechanism the body uses to fight infection), but it dramatically improves circulation to help fight both acute and chronic infections.
Far infrared sauna therapy is also extremely effective at minimizing the effects of, and allowing the body to heal from, radiation exposure ubiquitous to our planet.
Heating the body by far infrared sauna therapy can be most beneficial for those with “sluggish metabolism” EVERYONEand low body temperature.
Many sufferers of fibromyalgia and various forms of arthritis have discovered the benefit of far infrared saunas in greatly reducing their pain. Far infrared saunas provide many of the benefits of exercise while requiring much less exertion.
In this world of constant stress, far infrared saunas often provide the relaxation needed to calm our nervous system and a healthful way to “unwind” after a difficult day.
Medical therapies too often focus on relieving symptoms while ignoring some of the deeper causes, which far infrared saunas address. In this age of toxic exposure and drug-resistant infections, far infrared saunas are a great blessing.
The FDA approves saunas as therapeutic devices. The Internal Revenue Service may consider far infrared sauna therapy a deductible health expense, if prescribed by a physician. Unlike hot tubs or steam rooms, far infrared saunas require little maintenance and are simple and inexpensive to operate. They do not require any special electrical outlet. Simple, yet powerful, far infrared saunas can be used right in the home by most people of any age, even those in wheelchairs.