Autism

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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Sunlighten Aims to Provide Hope and Holistic Therapies for Those with Autism

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, I want to share some exciting news about a new initiative between Sunlighten and Generation Rescue, a national autism support organization. I also want to introduce you to Zack and Ethan Peter, two amazing brothers who are fighting autism together. Today autism affects one in 68 children, and this number continues to grow at a staggering rate. As a parent, I care deeply about this growing epidemic and its effects on the children and their families who are looking for answers and the best possible care. The detoxification benefits of our saunas are often sought after by …

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Alternative Therapies for Children with Autism

Every autistic child is unique and deserves a tailored treatment program. When used with traditional therapies such as applied behavioral analysis (ABA), alternative therapies can help correct many behaviors in children with autism. Recent studies have shed light on the benefits of three approaches: nutritional therapy, music therapy, and infrared therapy. Nutritional Therapy It’s no secret that what we eat plays a direct role in how we function. For children with autism, a change in diet can make a world of difference. Roughly half of all children with autism suffer from sleep disorders such as insomnia. Trouble sleeping can worsen …

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Sunlighten Infrared Saunas Support National Autism Association

Sunlighten Continues Partnership with National Autism Association for Autism Awareness Month Thanks to the continued reports of positive effects of Sunlighten therapies for children with autism, we are more committed than ever to continue our partnership with the National Autism Association (NAA) to provide additional help and hope: For the month of April (which is Autism Awareness Month), Sunlighten is donating a portion of sales to NAA! Why are we such big supporters of the National Autism Association? As parents, we are all witness to the growing epidemic of autism, and we care deeply about its effects on the children who …

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Sunlighten Teams Up with National Autism Association for Autism Awareness Month

At Sunlighten, we receive regular inquiries from parents asking about the use of infrared sauna for children, especially those with autism. Not only can Sunlighten therapies provide relief, we are now teaming up with the National Autism Association to provide real help and hope so that those affected can reach their full potential. During Autism Awareness Month in April, Sunlighten donating a portion of sales to NAA! Why are we at Sunlighten such big supporters of the National Autism Association? Because autism is growing at alarming rates, now the #1 childhood disorder affecting almost 1 in 50 children. As many …

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Infrared Sauna Therapy for Autistic Children

We receive regular calls and inquiries from parents asking about the use of infrared sauna for children, especially those on the autism spectrum. 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. Dr. Rachel West, a long-time partner of Sunlighten and supporter of our mission to empower wellness, is nationally regarded for her work with children who have attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorders including Asperger’s syndrome. …

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