Add to this all the toxins that get into the body through soil and water, the food supply, the air we breathe, and medications we take, and you’ve got a perfect storm of physiological debris that can impact your health and performance.
There are a number of ways to rid the body of metabolic build-up, but one of the best ways to sweat out the toxins is sauna therapy. EcoMedicine blends the ancient wisdom of nature with the modern science of medicine to create
indoor and outdoor prescriptions to prevent and treat disease. As you use nature to lower your blood pressure, assuage your anxiety, prevent and treat myopia, for example, you can also improve your surroundings, and make progress against climate change.
Sauna therapy is just one of the natural therapies which make up the emerging scientific field of EcoMedicine.
Read on for more facts about how saunas work and the other ways to keep your body clean.
How do we rid the body of metabolic build-up?
In addition to “clean eating,” one of the best things you can do for your health is to support your liver in its moment-to-moment detoxing efforts. One easy way to do this is to sweat out toxins through regular sauna or steam sessions.
What happens in a sauna or steam bath?
Steam baths and saunas promote the release of toxins through sweating, facilitating the oxygenation of tissue and breakdown of metabolites. Depending upon your age and health status, you will need to consult with your physician for the ideal temperature and duration for your sauna or steam sessions.
Another option you may want to consider trying is the infrared sauna treatment. Infrared saunas heat the body’s tissues several inches deep, which further enhances metabolic processes, circulation and oxygenation. These treatments also can reduce muscle soreness and promote relaxation.
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