Do you have trouble with not being able to sweat?
When I was a kid I could easily sweat…no problem. As I grew older, and especially now in my 30’s I used to struggle to even get a drop of sweat. I would do a high intensity workout class for one hour and leave just feeling puffy and red. I finally found a way to reactivate my sweat glands, by using an infrared sauna.
What is an Infrared Sauna?
It’s a type of sauna that uses light to create heat. Infrared saunas are produced at a lower temperature than a conventional sauna and might be tolerated better by people who can’t withstand high temperatures.
Why do you need to sweat?
What you put in your body is just as important as what leaves it. Your main channels of detoxing are through your Skin (by sweating), Cardiovascular System (by exercising), Respiratory System (by deep breathing), Liver
& Kidneys (your filtration system), Lymphatic System (drainage system), and Colon (your evacuation system). If any of these systems get stagnant, your body will clog up with toxins, heavy metals, and even fat.
Trouble losing weight?
Many people struggle with losing weight. It’s thought that some people have a hard time losing fat, due to toxin overload. For me the infrared sauna did not seem to directly make me lose weight, but it did help with my workout recovery time. This in turn allowed me to workout more often.
As many of my readers know, I’ve dealt with Psoriasis and Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms for about 10 years now. I’ve learned how to manage these symptoms through diet, turmeric, probiotics, algae supplements, b-complex supplements, Epsom salt baths, and meditation. Sweating has also been a vital outlet for managing my symptoms. When I’m in the infrared sauna I work on deep breathing exercises and yin yoga poses.
To read more about the benefits of infrared saunas, check out Dr. Mercola’s website by clicking here.
- Be careful when you first start the infrared sauna. Start slow, and drink tons of water. You may experience some detox like effects. I had a slight headache after my first session. This could be because I did not hydrate enough.
- If you feel dizzy or “off” get out of the sauna. Some people on medications or with low blood pressure are at increased risk for experiencing this.
- Drink lots of water. It’s even a good idea to add in a little bit of pink Himalayan salt to your water. This will re-hydrate you with electrolytes and minerals. Steer away from Gatorade. It’s loaded with toxic ingredients.
- How do you know if you’re hydrated? Look at the color of your urine. If it’s darker than light yellow, you need to drink more. If it’s a light color yellow, you’re in the right range of hydration. This is not an exact science, but is a pretty good way to gauge how hydrated you are.