Our bodies have become virtual dumping grounds for hundreds of thousands of toxic compounds that invade our air, water and even the soil in which our food grows. Today, more than 77,000 chemicals are in active production in this country, 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 what happens to them? These toxic substances are stored in fat cells throughout our bodies, where they continue to accumulate. In fact, studies indicate that most of us have between 400 and 800 chemical residues stored in the fat cells of our bodies.
Together with heavy metals, these toxins create a situation of chronic toxic overload. As these toxins build up, they can cause enzyme dysfunction and nutritional deficiencies, create hormonal imbalances, damage brain chemistry and can even lead to cancer and other debilitating chronic illnesses.
To stay healthy and strong in this chemical-laden world, helping the body remove harmful waste products is essential. The solution is regular, effective, whole-body detoxification using far-infrared sauna therapy. By boosting the body’s ability to detoxify, far-infrared sauna detox leads to significant and lasting health benefits.
The following signs and symptoms may indicate the presence of chemical and/or heavy metal toxicity:
- Digestive problems
- Muscle and joint pain
- Night sweats
- Chronic fatigue
- Cold hands and feet
- Inability to lose or gain weight
- Dark circles under the eyes
- Brain fog
- Chemical sensitivity
- Candidiasis (a fungal infection)
- Low body temperature
- Metallic taste in the mouth
- Memory loss
Far-infrared is a section of the natural band of light that is not visible to the human eye but can be felt as heat. A far-infrared sauna is a heated room, like a traditional sauna, that produces heat that warms the body. However, the far-infrared sauna utilizes a different heat source than the traditional sauna. Far-infrared heat penetrates further into the body’s tissues — to a depth of 1.5 to 2 inches — and this stimulates the body’s cellular detoxification process more effectively than a traditional sauna.
Our body’s tissues normally produce infrared energy, which is used for a number of healing processes. The far-infrared sauna delivers penetrating warmth to the body, which increases the body’s own infrared energy levels, encouraging a slight rise in body temperature that boosts natural detoxification. Toxins are dropped off into the blood stream and excreted in sweat, feces and urine.
Thus, by removing stored toxins through these three processes of elimination, the immune system is stimulated. Additionally, you experience improved cardiovascular conditioning, stress reduction, enhanced sleep, weight loss, cellulite reduction, pain relief and more beautiful skin.
At Natural Horizons, we incorporate far-infrared sauna therapy into many of our treatment regimens. Plus, we offer this detoxification method for our wellness clients who simply want to optimize their health and find far-infrared sauna detox to be an effective way of contributing to their improved well-being.