Far Infrared Sauna
Therapy More than 77,000 chemicals are in use in the US with more
than 3,000 chemicals added to our food supply –
over 10,000 chemicals in the form of solvents, emulsifiers, and
preservatives are used in food processing,
packaging, wrapping, and storage. EPA studies of human fat biopsies have
found styrene residue in 100%
of people. Indeed, according to the EPA, our bodies accumulate 210mcg of
just plasticizers (phthalates)
everyday. Others have demonstrated that most of us have between 400 and
800 chemical residues stored
in the fat cells of our bodies. The problem is excretion. Most of these
potentially harmful chemicals just sit there and cannot be metabolized.
Is there a magic bullet that can help us detoxify? In 1976, a little
known article in National Geographic
described how workers in the Cinnabar mines in Spain who showed signs of
mercurialism were able to rid
themselves of toxic mercury accumulation – by means of sweat baths after
work. Confirmation of this
mechanism came shortly after in a study of chlorine manufacturing
workers who were exposed to significant
quantities of mercury in the workplace. Special suites were used to
collect perspired excretions of these
workers during part of their workday. The results showed significant
mercury excretion by this route.
Sauna therapy, then, may play a major role in environmental
detoxification. Further research into the best type of sauna led
researchers to discover that use of the far infrared spectrum sauna was
most effective in the removal of a vast amount of toxins via the skin,
thereby bypassing the kidney and use of oral or intravenous chelating
Not Far At All
To understand the concept of far infrared energy - a safe form of energy
just below the microwave spectrum -
place the palms of your hands together about ¼ inches apart. The radiant
heat one feels is far infrared energy
generated by the body. This may explain many of the healing properties
of “touch” therapy, used for centuries
in the Far East.
Far infrared therapy has already made medical news in its use in
patients with cardiovascular conditions such as congestive heart failure
and angina. It enhances endothelial nitric oxide, lowering blood
and improving cardiovascular function. Indeed, the benefits extend to
all age groups.
A twenty to thirty-minute session in the far infrared sauna has been
calculated to burn as many calories as
a six-mile run (and have the same beneficial cardiovascular effects).
NASA determined over 15 years ago
that this method was the best for maintaining fitness levels for
astronauts in a weightless environment. Immune system enhancement is
another well-known benefit.
There are a variety of these saunas now commercially available for home
or medical office use.
After months of research, I verified the science behind far infrared
therapy and my whole family utilizes far infrared treatments almost