Detox

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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Am I still getting a Good Sauna Detox if I’m not Drenched in Sweat

When sitting in a hot sauna, we expect ourselves to sweat. We see pictures of people coming out drenched in sweat or have family members come out of the sauna completely soaked. But, when you step out of the sauna, you may find that you are barely wet, even if the sauna is at a high heat setting. You many wonder if you are still receiving the sauna detox benefits. The answer is yes! Even though your body is not drenched in sweat, your body is still detoxifying from harmful toxins, just feel your skin. Your skin will feel a …

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Reboot & Recharge for Spring with These Detox Tips

After a long, daunting winter, spring has finally arrived!   Along with it comes the buzz of getting in shape for summer.  The thought of wearing a swimsuit may provide all the motivation you need to shed those extra pounds.  But, don’t get fooled by the numerous “lose weight quick” schemes which can cause more harm than good.  It is important to focus on healthy and sustainable lifestyle changes.   Sweat sessions, detox drinks and clean eating can help get you on the right track. Easy, Non-Invasive Ways to Cleanse & Detox Your Body   Sauna Sweat Sesh In addition to revitalizing …

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Heavy Metal Detox Through Far Infrared Therapy

How are People Exposed to Heavy Metal Toxins? People are exposed to heavy metal toxins in everyday living by the foods consumed and the environment where people live. Below are the most common heavy metals that are known to cause damage. By no means is Sunlighten stating that these are the only heavy metals you should avoid or limit. It is important to be an advocate for your own healthy living. Mercury Mercury toxins can be found in thermometers, dental fillings, seafood, and more. When mercury enters the body, it is stored in the kidneys, blood, spleen, brain, liver, bones …

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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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