Sauna Detoxification Program

Most sauna detoxification programs use exercise, nutrients and low-temperature long duration heat exposure. The combination of these promotes the mobilization of stored toxins from fatty tissues and enhances their excretion. Mobilization of stored chemicals is not desirable if the routes of elimination are not also enhanced. Chemicals are excreted through many routes including feces, urine, sweat, sebum, and lung vapor.

Heat stress is a means of increasing circulation and of enhancing the elimination of compounds through both sweat and sebum. It is documented that methadone, amphetamines, methamphetamines and morphine, as well as copper, mercury and other metals and compounds appear in human sweat. Enhancement of this elimination route is a key purpose of the sauna aspect of this program.

In addition to an increase in sweat production, increased body temperature results in heightened production of sebum, the material produced by the skin’s sebaceous glands. In patients exhibiting chloracne, a specific skin disorder caused by chemical exposure, the causative compounds may be detected both in adipose tissue and in sebum of the skin.

After a sufficient number of days, chronic heat stress will reduce the body’s burden of fat-soluble toxins. Various chlorinated and volatile hydrocarbons have been measured in the sweat of those undergoing sauna therapy, and fat tissue biopsies clearly support this claim. An added benefit is that detoxification continues for several months after the program is completed. This is probably explained by a continued enhancement of elimination through the skin.

The minimum acceptable program length is two weeks, but longer programs are typical and may extend up to six weeks. The average time spent per day in the sauna is 3 hours. Although this sounds like a lot, it is usually well tolerated. Completing such a program is difficult when working at the same time. It is best accomplished during a vacation period. The greatest benefit will be gained by following an established program under a doctor’s supervision.

 


Sauna Detoxification Program can help with the following

Addictions  


 


Allergy  

Environmental Illness / MCS

To decrease the fat stores of chemicals, a heat (sauna) detoxification program has been developed consisting of selected nutrients, colon cleansing, heat therapy and massage. The protocol of nutrients, colon cleansing and heat therapy can often reduce the serum levels of these chemicals to “non-detectable”.



Environment / Toxicity  


 

Silicone Breast Implant Problems

Sauna Detoxification programs have been used to remove residual silicon once silicone breas implants have been removed. Tiny hairs of a white material are exuded from the skin during the detoxification process.



Risks  

Increased Risk of Lymphoma

Programs using low temperature environments (like special saunas) have clearly demonstrated the ability to reduce or remove chemicals commonly stored in the fatty tissues of modern man. Such chemicals include recreational drugs, pesticides, herbicides, and many solvents. These chemicals are often carcinogenic, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, in particular, has been linked to herbicide and pesticide exposure. By avoiding contact with these agents or removing them from a body already burdened with them, the risk of health consequences including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma should be reduced.



 

Increased Risk of Sarcoma

Sauna detoxification programs rid the body of stored toxins known to increase the risk of sarcoma.



Key

May do some good
Likely to help
Highly recommended

Glossary

Sebum

The oily liquid covering the skin surface.

Copper

An essential mineral that is a component of several important enzymes in the body and is essential to good health. Copper is found in all body tissues. Copper deficiency leads to a variety of abnormalities, including anemia, skeletal defects, degeneration of the nervous system, reproductive failure, pronounced cardiovascular lesions, elevated blood cholesterol, impaired immunity and defects in the pigmentation and structure of hair. Copper is involved in iron incorporation into hemoglobin. It is also involved with vitamin C in the formation of collagen and the proper functioning in central nervous system. More than a dozen enzymes have been found to contain copper. The best studied are superoxide dismutase (SOD), cytochrome C oxidase, catalase, dopamine hydroxylase, uricase, tryptophan dioxygenase, lecithinase and other monoamine and diamine oxidases.

Chronic

Usually Chronic illness: Illness extending over a long period of time.

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