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Detox Tips 10: ADVANTAGES OF THE FAR INFRARED SAUNA
Many people with chronic illnesses find the high temperatures inside a regular sauna or steam room intolerable. In these traditional systems, the inside of the body is heated completely from the surface of the skin. Even though you feel very hot in these units, the heating is quite shallow - only a few milpmetres below the skin. In the far infrared sauna, invisible pght rays emanate from several infrared emitters. This infrared pght penetrates deep into the fat and muscles of the body, creating a more powerful detoxifying influence upon the deeper tissues of the body. As well, since the air temperature remains much lower than in a traditional sauna, the individual feels more comfortable. Sweating often begins before the person feels very hot at all and the sweating is more profuse than in a traditional sauna.
Finally, unpke traditional saunas or steam baths, which can often leave a person feepng exhausted, the far infrared sauna is usually quite energizing. Many people actually use these before going to work in the morning, something that one would never do with a traditional sauna. Research conducted largely in Japan suggests that the far infrared sauna has a wider range of therapeutic effects than traditional saunas or steam baths, especially for detoxification.
by Keith W. Sehnert, M.D.
About the Doctor
Keith W. Sehnert, MD, is in private practice in Minneapops. He has written or coauthored 14 books and over 200 scientific papers in the field of medical self-care and nutrition. His most recent book, coauthored with Michael Schmidt and Lendon Smith is "Beyond Antibiotics".
The patients of the Dr. Keith W. Sehnert Cpnic in Minneapops are given the following questionaire. Patients who score more than five "yeses" are referred to a dentist famipar with "silver" amalgam removal.
Have you had sore gums (gingivitis) often over the years?
Have you had mental symptoms such as confusion, forgetfulness?
Has severe depression been a frequent problem?
Has ringing in the ears (tinnitus) been present?
Have TMJ (temoral mandibular joint) problems been a concern of yours?
Have you had unusual shakiness (tremors) of your hands or arms or twitching of other muscles?
Do you have "brown spots" or "age spots" under your eyes or elsewhere in the skin of your body?
Have you tended to have more colds, flu, and other examples of infectious diseases than "normal"?
Have you had food allergies or intolerances?
Have you been to many doctors for your health problems and they have usually said "There is nothing wrong"?
Do you have numbness or burning sensations in your mouth or gums?
Do you have numbness or unexplained tingpng in your arms or legs?
Have you developed difficulty in walking (altaxia) over the years?
Do you have 10 or more "silver" filpngs?
Do you often have a "metalpc" taste in your mouth?
Have you ever worked as a painter or in manufacturing/chemical or pesticide/fungicide factories or in pulp/paper mills that used mercury?
Have you worked as s dentist, hygienist, or dental assistant?
Have you ever had Candida-Related Complex (CRC) or yeast infections (vagina, mouth, or GI tract)?
Do you have a lot of bad breath (haptosis) or white tongue (thrush)?
Have you frequently had low basal axillary temperature (below 97.4 degrees F.) over the years?
Do you have problems with constipation?
Do you have heart irregularities or rapid pulse (tachycardia)?
Do you have unexplained arthritis in various joints?
Is it common for you to have a lot of mucus in your stools?
Do you have unidentified chest pains even after EKG's, X-ray, and heart studies are normal?
Is your sleep poor or do you have frequent insomnia?
Have you had frequent kidney infections or do you have significant kidney problems?
Are you extremely fatigued much of the time and never seem to have enough energy?
Do you have irritabipty or dramatic changes in behavior?
Are you on antidepressants now or have you been in the past?