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  • Writer's pictureAmy Salman

How Saunas Help You Detox

Whether you enjoy a really good sweat or not, 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.

We go from air conditioned homes to vehicles, to air conditioned offices and shopping venues. This lack of sweating can cause your body to keep toxins trapped inside.

Toxins enter the body in one of two ways, either through the mouth or through the skin. When you sweat, your body releases toxins to prevent a build up. Sweating opens up your pores to get the toxins out.

Not only will you feel and look better, but your skin will also look younger and healthier. While regular sweating can help, it won't provide the same level of detoxification that a sauna can.

When you use a sauna, it allows you to sweat much more than you normally would. If you could actually see what your sweat contains, you'd see that it is made up of toxins including airborne ones like pesticides that are sprayed in homes and on plants. In a sauna, your body works to release toxins that have been stored in the tissues. It 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. You will rid your body of toxins like uric acid, which is a waste product. If uric acid builds up in the body, it can lead to things like kidney problems. Not only can saunas help your body detoxify from uric acid, but also toxins from metals, chemicals, household cleaners and medications.

When using a sauna your heart rate increases allowing for better blood flow. The increase in blood flow helps to release toxins out of your body faster. Not only that, but just a 15 minute sauna session can stimulate your immune system and by boosting your core body temperature and mimicking a fever, the sauna may help your body fight off infections.

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 very affordable.

To your health & happiness,



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