We recently received a query from an individual who wishes to remain anonymous. They are keen to learn if saunas can aid in the fight against Candida. This person leads a healthy lifestyle, emphasizing fitness, exercise, and a nutritious diet. Their focus is on detoxification methods, and they’re particularly interested in sauna therapy.
Saunas have been embraced for centuries, especially in Scandinavian regions, as an effective way to cleanse the body. Heating the body up allows for the elimination of toxins through the skin, which is our largest organ. About 15-20% of all toxins are expelled through the skin. Therefore, heating the body to around 43 Celsius can effectively rid the body of these toxins. While Candida produces various toxins, as do bacteria, sauna therapy can be an effective way to release these from the body.
However, saunas aren’t for everyone. There are different methods, such as the traditional method involving wooden rooms and hot coals or the newer infrared saunas that use bulbs or tubes to heat the body internally. Whatever method you prefer, when executed correctly, sauna therapy is an excellent tool for overall body cleansing.
|Detoxification||Helps in the elimination of toxins from the body.|
|Skin Cleansing||Clears the pores and aids in overall skin health.|
|Improved Circulation||Helps with blood flow and overall cardiovascular health.|
|Relaxation||Provides mental relaxation and can aid in a good night’s sleep.|
|Enhanced Immunity||Boosts the body’s ability to ward off infections.|
For those considering sauna therapy, here’s a suggested approach: Start without showering, wearing minimal clothing, and covering with a towel. Sit in the sauna for about 5-10 minutes until you begin to perspire. Exit briefly, drink water, dry off, and then return for a longer session. During this time, the body’s pores open, and perspiration intensifies. After this session, ensure you cool down properly with a lukewarm shower, gradually turning the water cooler. Proper hydration is crucial, so replenish with ample water.
In terms of frequency, using a sauna twice a week in six-week intervals has shown benefits. However, always ensure adequate hydration.
Disclaimer: Before adopting any new health practice, especially if you have underlying health conditions or are on medications, always consult with your healthcare professional.