Health & Wellness

Skin Detox Regimen: Sauna + Dry Brush

Sunlighten infrared therapy is an amazing tool for well-toned, healthy, great-looking skin.  After all, it is one of the biggest anti-aging trends in the celebrity world.  There is nothing like the glow I get after a Sunlighten sauna session.  But as the summer comes to an end and the air becomes crisp and dry, I feel my sauna skincare regimen needs a boost so I’ve incorporated dry brushing.  Dry Brushing is an easy and effective way to boost your detox session and give your skin an even more radiant, healthy glow. Dry brushing affects one of the body’s largest and …

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Self-Care Hacks for Busy People

September is National Self-Care Awareness Month!  Yes, you read that right. In our technology-driven world, we are accustomed to being “on” and available 24/7 that we actually need to raise awareness about taking care of ourselves.    This initiative was started by Evolve to Live to remind us that simple self-care is essential to our longevity.  We are so consumed with deadlines, schedules and endless inboxes, that we forget to do basic things like eat and breathe.   At Sunlighten, we are committed to empowering others to live healthier lives, which is why we support the self-care movement.  Personally, this …

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How Sunlighten Saunas Benefit Families Living with Autism

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children in the U.S. have autism.[i] As many believe that there are environmental components to many neurological and behavioral health conditions, the detoxification benefits of infrared sauna use are often sought after by both parents and health care providers of children on the spectrum[ii]. Heavy Metal Detoxification Heavy metals such as mercury, lead, copper, and cadmium have been identified in many children on the autism spectrum.  These heavy metals are known to negatively affect the metabolic detoxification pathways in the body and impair its ability to excrete …

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How Muscles Grow During Sleep

Everyone has bumbled through a day at work because of a poor night’s sleep. Unfortunately, lack of sleep does more than making your eyelids droop. It affects all aspects of your health from your blood pressure to appetite. When you’re trying to build a healthy lifestyle and improve your physique, lack of sleep can get in the way of building muscle. Are you amongst those who put off getting the rest they need? Maybe it’s binge-watching Netflix or scrolling through social media late into the night. You may have good reasons like work obligations or a full family schedule. You …

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Sunlighten Spotlight: ReCover NYC

The biggest trend in fitness this year is not the workout itself, but the recovery afterwards.  Ahead of the trend is ReCover studio in midtown Manhattan, the city’s first studio dedicated to recovery. ReCover NYC provides science-backed modalities that not only recover from neuromuscular imbalances, but systemic imbalances as well. Systemic imbalances interferes with cognitive functions, stress management and detoxification. At ReCover, they focus on the “Who, When and Why”. They ask the question, “Why are you here? What are you looking for?” With this information, they create a plan independent of what your life demands are and help you create …

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Ways For You To Celebrate National Relaxation Day

Some days are perfect for unwinding and that’s certainly the case on August 15th. Even though the calendar says it’s only Wednesday, we say it’s time to kick back and relax and take some time for you. After all, National Relaxation Day comes but once a year! And if you’re like the staggering number of Americans who feel more stressed than they did five years ago, you may be in need of a break. To help you unwind we’ve put together some tips and tricks to calm down, free up your mind, and release the stress. Surprisingly, relaxation is more …

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The Quest for True Health with Ashley James

“Doctors don’t heal people, people heal themselves” is the most radical lesson I have learned in my life. In my teens and early twenties, I went to western medical doctors for my health issues and only felt worse as a result.  The MDs I saw were great at handling acute issues, like infection and pain, but later my health would deteriorate further. The doctors would overlook the root cause of the matter and instead treat the symptoms with drugs. The western medical doctors I saw would function like feckless firefighters treating the smoke and not addressing the burning fire. Soon …

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Sleep Cave Hacks – 8 Ways To Sleep Easy

Sleep can be an elusive trickster. Just about in the snore zone, and the sleep transition moment slips through your fingers like sand. You find yourself staring at the ceiling. For many, it is our brains that are the pesky bedmate. The moment we lie down our brains start one long run-on sentence.  “Wanna think about stuff? Did you call the electrician? What if you don’t remember in the morning? Do we need apples? What are Catskills?” Not being able to fall asleep is frustrating, and lack of sleep can negatively affect our health in dozens of ways. Anxiety, depression, …

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5 Basics You Need To Know When Starting A Paleo Program

You have decided to embark on a whole food, happily grown, fresh-caught, well-sourced food plan. Welcome to your paleo program. There are many benefits to making the switch to a paleo lifestyle, but there are a few rules of the game to which you must adhere. Some paleo principles, if not followed, will leave the results you are hoping for unrealized. So, what are the basic premises of your new plan? To set a strong foundation, let me give you five“paleo pillars.” Ditch Dairy: Yup,“Sorry cheese, bye-bye ice cream,” Here is the deal with dairy. Dairy products are, unfortunately, thought …

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Benefits of Sunlighten’s mPulse 3-in-1®Sauna Providing Near Infrared Therapeutic Healing

Near infrared light therapy is the science of photobiomodulation. It uses invisible, near-infrared wavelengths between 700 and 1200 nm (nanometers) delivering energy to cells, stimulating healing and relieving pain. Infrared light therapy has been proven effective by hundreds of studies all over the world(1). What is the Difference Between Red Light (Laser) and Near Infrared (LED) Light Therapy? Red light therapy is part of the visible light spectrum; between 630 nm to 700 nm. It is used to help rejuvenate the skin and offers relief from inflammation and assists with wound healing. Near Infrared is delivered through LED (Light Emitting …

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