Toxin Removal via FAR Infrared Sauna and Exercise

After the basic green juice therapy basis for toxin removal, additional therapies can be considered like temperature elevation methods. The Far Infrared (FIR) sauna and exercise warm up the body, which helps to mobilize toxins more efficiently

Acidic Waste

Acid coagulates blood. As a result, capillary vessels get clogged up close to where the acid wastes accumulate deep within your body. This means that even if the blood becomes more alkaline it cannot reach the acidic wastes. For the blood to reach the acid pile quickly, you have to elevate the internal temperature of the body to expand the capillary vessels. Then the warm blood can, not only reach the acid pile but also dissolve it better into the blood because the blood is warmer. Usually, older waste products are surrounded by clogged up capillary vessels. if you can reach waste products that are 10 years old and get rid of them, you are literally getting 20 years younger.

How to Elevate Internal Body Temperature

There are several ways to elevate the internal temperature of our body, for increased toxin-removal, after the basic green juice-detox. Here are two, exercise and the FIR sauna.

1. Exercise

Exercise provides many benefits such as toning muscles, burning off calories, raising endorphin levels. Another one of the benefits of exercise is to elevate the body’s internal temperature and to expand clogged up capillary vessels in order to suck out old wastes, or fat that you have stored for later use.
Yes, exercise creates more acidic wastes, but for reaching and getting rid of old wastes, there is net gain. if you over-exercise without resting, you create lactic acid, making your blood very acidic. That is why you feel dizzy and faint during exercise. Often we hear the term “exercise induced asthma”. A sudden increase of acid in the blood will do that. Drinking alkaline water and green juices will help.

2. The FIR sauna

Sitting in a hot FIR sauna also elevates the body’s internal temperature, and thereby increases waste and toxin removal.
This method of detoxification developed by Mr. Hubbard (Fir Infrared Sauna) is precise protocol documented for mobilizing fat-stored toxins and enhancing their elimination while restoring metabolic balance. The protocol has long been established as safe. Previous case reports, as well as number of non-randomized, controlled studies of exposed workers (including firefighters), demonstrate that detoxification reduces body burdens of PCBs, PBBs, dioxins, various drugs and pesticides with concurrent symptomatic improvement.

Publications over the past two decades also show that this regimen can improve memory, cognitive functions immune parameters, and general physical condition in different study populations.

An independent facility funded by private donations was set up providing emergency workers with this detoxification therapy program without charge. The primary goal of this project was to restore quality of life and job fitness to those exposed to toxic materials at the WTC site.

On September 11, 2001, the attack and collapse of the gigantic World Trade Center Towers caused an enormous release of toxic substances into a densely populated urban environment. Emergency workers were exposed to unprecedented levels of these chemicals and breakdown products during the rescue and clean up efforts. Studies demonstrate a definite link between exposures to airborne pollutants and respiratory disease. The acute complaints of emergency responders were often pulmonary. However, other debilitating health consequences exist.

The number of WTC exposed individuals (more than 500) who have achieved the rehabilitative goals of sauna detoxification therapy is significant. The improvements in self-reported symptoms, an indication of a marked return to wellness, are supported by reduced need for medication along with other confirmed objective measures.

(“Chemical Exposures at the World Trade Center: Use of Hubbard Sauna Detoxification Regimen to Improve the Health Status of New York City Rescue Workers Exposed to Toxicants”)

The Difference is Infrared Heat!

Your Far Infrared Sauna is completely safe and produces the same FAR infrared heat produced by the sun. The Far-infrared heat is required for all living things for optimum health. The radiant heat from your Far Infrared Sauna surrounds you and penetrates deeply into your joints, muscles and tissues, speeding oxygen flow and increasing circulation. Using your Far Infrared Sauna helps to remove impurities from your cells, specifically the cells inside our fat where our body stores waste and harmful toxins such as cholesterol and heavy metals. When used properly, your Far Infrared Sauna will help provide a lifetime of healthful living.

Completely harmless, we feel far infrared heat from such sources as the sun (without the harmful ultraviolet waves that the sun gives off) and fires. Just as visible light has a range of wavelengths (running from red to violet), so does infrared light: longer wavelength infrared waves are thermal, while short or near infrared waves are not hot at all, in fact, you cannot even feel them. It is the far infrared energy that is most beneficial, penetrating the skin and increasing circulation to help rid the body of harmful toxins.

Toxins are all around us, in the containers that carry our food, in the carpet we walk on, in the food we eat and in the air we breathe.
Benefits of Infrared Sauna:

  • Increase Metabolism, Burn Calories & Weight Loss
  • Relieves Muscle Pain
  • Improves the Immune System
  • Remove Toxins
  • Improves Appearance of Cellulite
  • Eases Joint Pain and Stiffness
  • Reduces Stress and Fatigue
  • Improves Skin

Everyone today is exposed to heavy metals and toxic chemicals. Particularly for slow metabolizers, a very good method to detoxify the body is the far-infrared sauna. Its dry, warming energy is highly compatible with the human body. It heats the tissues several inches deep, enhancing metabolic processes.

Sauna Benefits

Heating of the tissues enhances metabolic processes. Greater cellular energy production facilitates healing. Viruses, tumors and toxin-laden cells are weaker than normal cells. They tolerate heat poorly. Raising the body temperature causes infections to heal more quickly. Hyperthermia or fever therapy help combat infections and even cancer. Our bodies develop fever when ill to enhance metabolism and help kill germs.

Saunas enhance circulation and oxygenate the tissues. They open the nasal passages and assist the sinuses to drain. A major eliminative organ, most people’s skin is very inactive. Many do not sweat. This may be due to synthetic or tight clothing that does not breathe. Sedentary living and sun damage also inactivate the skin. Hundreds of chemicals affect the skin from lotions, soaps, creams and deodorants. Other are cleaning solvents, detergent residues and chemicals from bathing water.

Repeated use of the sauna slowly restores skin elimination. Toxic chemicals and metals can be removed faster than with any other method. It is a daily habit that pays many dividends. Steam baths, sweat lodges, vigorous exercise and hot tubs are more extreme and less effective.
by Lawrence Wilson, M.D.

Using the FAR Infrared Sauna

Hawaii Naturopathic Retreat Center uses a FIR sauna for increased detoxification elimination through sweat.

Infrared saunas are comparatively low ‘heat saunas’ to other saunas you may have used. This is how it should be. The heat will build up slowly.
The far infrared sauna wavelength penetrates 1 ½ inches into the body which generally enables chemicals to come directly out of the subcutaneous fat storage sites into the sweat avoiding the symptoms that can occur when such toxins enter the bloodstream. However, if you have had severe poisonings that may create withdrawal symptoms, go at a slower pace. This includes drugs like cocaine or heroin.


Before starting your sauna session, drink some hot detox tea. You should also add 1 teaspoon of Tri-Salts to your tea. Or, you can add 1 teaspoon of Tri-Salts to a glass of water if you do not want to add it to your tea. Drink your tea and/or water with the Tri-Salts.

The Tri-Salts are important as you need to focus on your replenishing your minerals especially magnesium, calcium and potassium.

Get your blood circulation going by going for a short walk or by doing some exercise like weight lifting or jumping on the rebound/mini trampoline.
Push the on/off button on the electronic panel and set the temperature at the desired level. Do not set the temperature higher than 120°F. For your first session you may want to start at 110 °F. Get into the sauna at 98°F and warm up with the sauna for the last 10 – 20 degrees. Count this warm up time as part of your sauna session.

Put one towel on the floor for your feet and one towel on the seat.
Use a hand towel to towel off. This is important to remove the toxins from the skin.

Start using the sauna at 110°F for 20 – 30 minutes. Get in at 98°F and warm up with sauna for the last 10 degrees. With your first sauna if you feel uncomfortable, open the door to let some hot air out and close again when you feel more comfortable.

Build up to a one hour sauna at 120°F. Always get in at 98°F and warm up the last 20 degrees with the sauna. Count this warm up time as part of your sauna session.

If you feel uncomfortable at any time, you can just open the door and towel off, cool down for a few seconds and then close the door again.

Remember to keep drying off the sweat with a towel.

Have your water bottle handy and keep drinking to stay hydrated.

You must stop at any time that you experience headache, nausea, fast heart rate, weakness, irregular heart rate, short of breath, dizziness, disorientation, muscle cramps, muscle spasms, or twitching or any adverse symptom. Use a tepid shower, not cold, to cool down slowly without shocking the system.

The far infrared sauna wavelength penetrates 1 ½ inches into the body which generally enables chemicals to come directly out of the subcutaneous fat storage sites into the sweat avoiding the symptoms that can occur when such toxins enter the bloodstream. However, if you have had severe poisonings that may create withdrawal symptoms, go at a slower pace. This includes drugs like cocaine or heroin.

If you are pregnant, have metal parts in your body, take important medications of which the levels should not change, such as insulin, seizure or heart medications. Be sure to tell the supervising physician.

Mandatory before each sauna session totaling an hour is to drink a minimum of 1 – 2 quarts of water. You may also be prescribed certain sauna replenishment nutrients.


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