As you probably know, sauna use has been a really important part of my own recovery journey. It’s something I do at least three or four days a week without fail.
I recently found a really intriguing budget-friendly sauna option when I met the researcher behind it, Eileen Durfee. Eileen is a former nuclear power engineer who got sick and suffered from thyroid disease, allergies, and chemical sensitivities. She turned to sauna therapy for help, and when she couldn’t find a sauna that met her standards, she created one!
Another bonus: this sauna is easy to assemble, lightweight, and can fit almost anywhere in your home!
Episode Highlights With Sauna Fix
- Why studies show that using sauna 5 times a week can extend lifespan by 7 years
- Why if a sauna was a pill, everyone would take it
- How exercise and near-infrared can boost weight loss up to 444% (German Bicycle Riding Study)
- Benefits of infrared vs traditional saunas
- How heat and saunas can help increase ATP production from mitochondria
- The importance of fever and how to use a sauna to hack the fever response
- How saunas help the body get into parasympathetic state
- The least expensive way to get a sauna in your home
- A reason to clean the air inside your sauna
- How sauna can increase rates of metabolism and lead to fat loss without extra exercise
- The blood sugar and body contouring effects of sauna use
- Methods for using sauna and heat for heavy metal detox
- What studies show about the difference in sweat between sauna and exercise
- Important cautions to know about detox programs and what to address instead
- The reason the body stores toxins and how to signal it to release it
- What the fourth phase of water is and why it is important
- How often and how long to sauna for best results
- And yes, even more!
Resources We Mention
More From Wellness Mama
- 245: Ari Whitten on Fighting Fatigue and Anxiety With Sauna, Hormesis, NRF2 & Sun Exposure
- 217: Do Saunas Work? Understanding the Benefits With Sunlighten Founder Connie Zack
- 59: SaunaCast: Katie and Heather Talk Goals, Parenting & Saunas
- 11 Health Benefits of Sweating
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