The following are signs and symptoms that you may have chemical and/or heavy metal toxicity:
- Systemic pain/general discomfort
- Persistent sadness
- Digestive problems
- Muscle and joint pain
- Night sweats
- Cold hands and feet
- Inability to lose or gain weight
- Dark circles under eyes
- Brain fog
- Chemical sensitivity
- Low body temp
- Poor concentration
- Feelings of instability
- Loss of interest in life
If a number of these symptoms apply to you, read on to learn more about how Far Infrared Sauna could be Your Natural Prescription for Radiant Health.
Far infrared (FIR) is a section of the natural band of light that is not visible to the human eye, but can be felt as heat. This stimulates the body’s cellular detoxification process more effectively than a traditional sauna. FIR saunas are considered safe, effective, and widely applicable for healing many inflammatory disorders. The therapeutic benefits of an infrared sauna result from the thermo-receptors in the skin detecting the natural, positive radiation effects of the emitting wavelengths. FIR light waves can penetrate up to 1.5 inches (4 cm) beneath the skin and do not inflict pain or a burning effect. These light waves are capable of altering cells, cell fluids, cell membranes, and DNA/proteins, especially water molecules.
Our body’s tissues normally produce infrared energy, which is used by the body for various healing processes. By delivering penetrating warmth to the body, the far infrared sauna increases the body’s own infrared energy levels, increasing the body temperature which boosts the natural detoxification systems, much like a low-grade fever. The tissues selectively absorb these healthy far infrared frequencies as the water in the cell reacts in a process called “resonant absorption”. Resonant absorption occurs when the frequency of the far infrared matches the frequency of the water in the cell causing toxins to be dropped off into the blood stream and excreted in sweat, feces, and urine.
Our bodies have become dumping grounds for hundreds of thousands of toxic compounds that invade our air, water, and soil in which our food grows. Today more than 77,000 chemicals are in active production in this county, and more than 3,000 chemicals are in our food supply.
The EPA estimates that our bodies cannot metabolize over 20,000 of these chemicals. So where do they go? They are stored in fat cells throughout our bodies (lipophilic toxins) where they continue to accumulate. As these toxins build up, they can cause enzyme dysfunction and nutritional deficiencies, create hormonal imbalances, damage brain chemistry, can even lead to cancer and other debilitating chronic illnesses.
Far infrared sauna sessions cause a brief, beneficial increase in body temperature, which improves immune system health by boosting production of infection-fighting white blood cells and killer T-cells.
Medical research shows that regular use of a far infrared sauna may be as effective for cardiovascular conditioning as exercise! As the body heats up, it cools itself by sending blood from the internal organs to the extremities and the skin, and increases your heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate.
High daily stress levels put constant strain on the body’s nervous system and can contribute to chronic disease. The far infrared sauna helps to reduce physical stress by boosting circulation and triggering the production of endorphins, the “feel good” hormones. Toxins can play a significant role in preventing us from losing weight as well as gaining unwanted weight. The cardiovascular effect from a single 30 minute session may burn as many as 600 calories!
By dilating blood vessels, infrared heat increases blood circulation to injured areas, speeding up the healing process and relieving pain.
There are many high quality far infrared saunas available in wellness centers and to purchase for home use. In our clinic, we have chosen to use a far infrared sauna from High Tech Health for a few major reasons.
HYPOALLERGENIC: Research shows the all poplar wood construction of our far infrared saunas has been found to be non-toxic. Poplar wood does not emit any of the strong wood odors or lung irritants that is emitted from woods such as cedar, spruce, pine or basswood. Poplar is the wood of choice for those patients with multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), allergies, and health challenges related to chemical or heavy metal toxicity. No plywood, particleboard or other material known to emit formaldehyde (a carcinogen) is used in High Tech Health saunas.
LOWEST EMF: The heaters in the High Tech Health saunas produce ultra-low EMF (electromagnetic fields) with the lowest maximum fields of any sauna available.
FRESH AIR FAN: This helps keep carbon dioxide levels from rising and allows the body to maximize its ability to detoxify itself. The air flow also keeps the sauna from becoming stuffy or uncomfortable which can help lessen the feeling of claustrophobia.
The most beneficial reason for using far infrared radiation is that it’s actually light from the sun but without the detrimental effects of ultraviolet rays. Approximately 80% of solar energy is made up of far infrared rays.
In closing, if you want to detoxify, boost your immune system, increase your metabolism, or breakdown fat and cellulite, while warming up your temperature from the inside out, consider de-stressing and de-toxing with FIR sessions in a High Tech Health FIR sauna right here at Health By Design.