Since the skin is our largest organ, it plays an important role in eliminating undesirable toxins. Some physicians refer to the skin as the third kidney.
Despite many attempts to live otherwise, our bodies face a constant bombardment of toxins: Fast food, cigarettes and unnatural beverages are all obvious sources of preservatives, additives and chemicals, but the true onslaught comes from environmental pollutants in our air, water and soil. When you add poor exercise regiments to the equation, the body is simply not capable of keeping up with the removal of these modern toxins.
With sedentary living and the addition of chemicals to the skin through soaps, detergents, deodorants and lotions, the skin cannot carry out its designated functions. Sun damage also seriously impedes the skin’s capacity for detoxification. A sauna can increase circulation and oxygenate the skin, restoring its detoxifying properties.
A sauna will not only aid the liver and kidneys by assisting them with the process of detoxification, in some cases it is the only way to detoxify fat stored poisons. In essence using a sauna will loosen those stored toxins, which are then deposited temporarily into the bloodstream (this is why some people who use the sauna for the first time experience a really bad head ache from the toxins entering the bloodstream).
Thousands of environmental toxins saturate every aspect of our living environment. These toxins are unavoidable and are often absorbed into our bodies. Since humans are bi -accumulators, the large quantities and numerous types of toxins we are exposed to overwhelm our bodies’ ability to metabolize and get rid of them naturally and thereby accumulate in our bodies. In time, the poison from toxins may result in immune symptom problems, such as chronic pain syndromes, multiple chemical sensitivity, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, migraines, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer.
So , how can you best get rid of these harmful toxins? The perfect solutions for helping your body get rid of the environmental toxic chemicals (pesticides, heavy metals, alcohol, nicotine, sodium, sulfuric acid and hydrocarbon residues), Is Body detoxification through sweating in a sauna. The heat penetrates tissues triggering mobilization of chemicals from fat storage and directly into sweat and to help your body expel them.
Fat becomes water-soluble at a temperature of 100°F before it begins to dissolve and enter the bloodstream to be removed from the body. The Sauna will increase the peripheral blood flow and remove fat through sweat. Weight loss is one of the great benefits of using a Sauna every day. A single therapeutic sauna session will burn as much as 300-600 calories. Another problematic and difficult to get rid of waste is cellulite, a gel-like substance made up of fat, water and wastes that are trapped in pockets below the skin. The sauna can assist this condition, as profuse sweating helps clear this form of unwanted debris from the body. Saunas are one of the most natural and healthy ways to burn calories without exercising!