Sign up for our Free monthly newsletter \\ articles \ The Healing Power of Far Infrared Saunas
A Little Sauna History Why Physicians Recommend Infrared Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Evolution of the Sauna Infrared Sauna Uses Radiant & Healthy Skin
Hyperthermic Sauna Effects Heart Disease & Hypertension Chronic Pain & Arthritic Conditions
What is Far Infrared Anyway? Weight Loss & Cardiovascular Benefits Tips & Precautions for a Healthy Regimen
Healing Power Unlike Any Other Troublesome Cellulite References
A Broad Spectrum of Benefits Heavy Metal & Chemical Detoxification
Say No to Cedar Substance Abuse & Addiction

Far Infrared Saunas: Heavy Metal and Chemical Detoxification

Over the course of the last century our environment has become unimaginably toxic. Unfortunately, in turn, we are all slowly being poisoned. We continue to have major problems with well documented hazardous pesticides and insecticides, even after they have been banned from further use. DDT and chlordane residues persist in the soil and continue to add to the increased cancer rates in our modern, industrialized world. In spite of everything, we have to face the daily attack of the thousands of toxins that penetrate our soils, water supplies, and air. These chemicals have a destructive impact on our normal bioprocesses, causing enzyme dysfunction, hormonal imbalances, and weakening of our immune system. They are also producing health maladies that most don’t realize can be related:

• Allergies
• Skin Problems
• Insomnia
• Brain Fog
• Chronic Fatigue
• Fibromyalgia
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Memory Loss
• Poor Concentration
• Joint & Muscle Pain
• Mouth Sores
• Frequent Colds & Flu

The list goes on and on. Without a doubt, detoxifying ourselves is one of the prime personal trials of the 21st century. For this reason, Jash Botanicals foresees that environmental medicine will be a key sub-specialty in the future.

Your lungs, skin, colon, liver, and kidneys are key organs that assist in ridding your body of toxic waste. An infrared sauna is the ideal instrument for opening our sweat pores for toxic metabolites to flee from our bodies. When your temperature goes up, and you begin to perspire, the toxins, pesticides, and petrochemicals that have been kept in your subcutaneous fat for years rise to the surface, and are excreted through pores via sweat.

Injury to the heart and circulatory system is not the only danger that heavy metal toxicity, especially that of mercury, can perpetrate on the body. Mercury and aluminum have been acknowledged to contribute to Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, ALS, and Autistic Spectrum Disorders. The good news is—infrared sauna detoxification can be an invaluable tool in assisting the removal of toxic heavy metals imposed upon your system. Infrared sauna detoxification provides a myriad of health benefits. While the infrared makes you sweat, the composition of chemicals discovered in the sweat is quite different from that generated by a steam bath, dry sauna, or exercise.

The sweat of people treated in an infrared sauna will not only include water, but will also contain cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, heavy metals (such as mercury, lead, cadmium, aluminum, and arsenic), nicotine, sulfuric acid, ammonia, and other dangerous environmental poisons. Normal sweat manufactured by other processes, including exercise, is composed of mostly water and sodium chloride. According to laboratory testing, traditional saunas, while they do induce sweating, produce approximately 97% water and 3% toxins, whereas FIR sauna therapy generated sweat was approximately 80% water and 20% toxins. These results are even more intriguing, considering the fact that traditional saunas operate at an average of 60-80 degrees higher than far infrared saunas. It is for these reasons that FIR therapy is such an effective tool in the treatment of individuals with weak, ill, or otherwise frail conditions.

Additionally, sweat has the task of being a prudent garbage collector. During a 15-minute infrared sauna, sweating can execute the same heavy metal excretion that would take the kidneys 24 working hours.

Nowadays, holistic and alternative physicians and clinics utilize saunas as a painless way to assist in releasing toxins such as synthetic pollutants and heavy metals. Just a 30 minute infrared sauna session elevates body temperatures to induce a mild, cleansing fever, and a healing sweat.

To view the research abstracts in regard to detoxification of chemicals and heavy metals, please use these links:

PCB Exposure: University of Southern California, Environmental Sciences Laboratory
Saunas & Chemical Sensitivity: St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mercury Elimination Through Sweat


Site Map Legal Disclaimer Privacy Statement
Disclaimer: None of the above statements have been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration or the American Medical Association. The information provided on this site is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider before using any herbal products.