Detox

How To Create Your Own Personal Hydration Plan

In your journey to take care of yourself and feel better, you’ve likely been hearing about the importance of drinking enough water during the day. This may lead you to wonder how much water you should drink before and after you sauna. Knowing your sweat rate for an activity helps you be more accurately educated about how your body works by giving you some numbers to work with rather than guessing. It’s important to remember there are many factors affecting your sweat rate, and it will change based on the variation of those factors. Each of us has a unique …

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Fearless in the Face of Cancer

Note from Sunlighten: We’re grateful to Alison Gannett for sharing her amazing story and hope to bring light and hope to others battling cancer of all kinds. An extreme ski pro, Alison Gannett spent much of her life speeding down steep mountainsides on two skis with alertness and skill to adjust to every surprise nature put in her path as she blazed her own trail down the snow-covered slopes. She went where others had not gone; she did things no one else had done. When an unexpected diagnosis forced an abrupt stop to save her life, of course she harnessed that same spirit to surmount a health obstacle, …

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5 Ways Infrared Saunas Can Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

Infrared sauna therapy can be used to assist people living with a range of degenerative diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, which can cause many side effects, including pain, stiffness, fatigue, and joint destruction. Many people who have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis are told that without strong medications, like disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), systemic corticosteroids, and painkillers, there is no way to ease the signs and symptoms, let alone hope to halt its progress.  However, many of these drugs can cause profound side effects, including weight gain, osteoporosis and fractures, cardiovascular disease, digestive problems, pain and nausea, increased risk of infection, …

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How Lymphatic Massage Helps Your Body Detoxify

Lymphatic massage can help our bodies detox. It can be a great option for anyone looking to lovingly assist the body in its own natural detox and immune function. If you have had any prolonged exposure to chemicals at work or in daily life, if you suffer from a range of ailments from lymphedema and swelling to bloating, lymphatic massage can help reduce swelling and when paired with the infrared sauna, can release toxins from the body that could have harmful effects on your health. Because lymphatic massage is different from more-familiar muscle massages, it’s important to understand what it …

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How to Reduce Health Risks from Smoke Exposure

According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the 2020 fire season is one of the most devastating to date. By the end of the first week of September, California had recorded more than 7,600 fires and roughly 2.3 million acres had burned. Wildfires in Colorado, Oregon, and Washington are also causing record damage to communities across these states, destroying thousands of homes and property in their paths. While burned-out homes, vehicles, and forests are the obvious signs of the wildfires’ destruction, it’s the secondary impact of the flames, namely smoke, that’s causing concern not just in the …

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Spring Detox Tips for Your Body and Home

Stuck at home because of the recent stay-at-home orders issued in communities across the nation due to the COVID-19 pandemic? Look at the bright side. This is a great time to take stock of your health and do a “spring detox” for your body and home, reducing the impact of the long winter months and the stress we’re all under right now. Here are some tips that can help you take charge of your health today, and rid your body of toxins. Body and Mind 1. See the sun? Get some. With spring officially here, the days are longer and …

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Q&A with Dr. Will Cole: How to Recover from Holiday Overindulgence

The New Year is upon us and now is the time when we are supposed to be jumping on the resolution bandwagon. Getting into the healthy resolution spirit can be challenging when deep in the aftermath of holiday overindulgence. All of the social gatherings with festive cocktails and other high-sugar, high-fat indulgences may have you feeling sluggish as you kick off the new decade. It can be helpful to take a few moments to reflect on the last decade and think about what you would like to change to help your overall well-being. So often New Year resolutions are all …

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Fall Detox Tips to Keep You Warm & Healthy All Season Long

Winter is coming, and you know what that means: cold and flu season. Prepare your immune system to fight back with a fall detox.  A build-up of toxins can lead to a host of common illnesses. Ridding the body of these toxic substances may help relieve symptoms, prevent future illness, and increase overall health and vitality. Here’s what you need to know to about a full body detox, so you can reset your defense system and remain healthy all winter long. Detox Basics What is the best way to do a body detox? There are many ways to detox, and …

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Far Infrared Saunas Help with Detoxification and Symptoms Associated with Lyme Disease

With the warm weather upon us, many of us look forward to spending time in nature. The natural world is a beautiful place, but it is important to be vigilant about the dangers that come with it. May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, created to help educate on this life-altering disease transmitted by a tiny tick bite. Ticks are insects that can give someone a bit of the creeps, and rightly so. These little parasites are known for transmitting diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Ehrlichia and tularemia.   Common symptoms are fever, headache, distinct rash and blood count …

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Toxins That May Cause Illness and How to Prevent Exposure

Every March, Poison Prevention Month is recognized as a way to spread awareness about the potential toxins we face every day. Whether you are in your own home or outside in the yard, your immune system is constantly monitoring changes within your body and responding accordingly. With the presence of toxins being prevalent in nearly every aspect of your life, it is difficult to understand what you are being exposed to and how you may be able to combat the negative side effects. Being attentive to the types of toxins that are present is the first step in the right …

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