Every year I used to come down with some form of a nasty cold or flu bug. It took a couple of months of consistent use in my far infrared sauna before I realized I was no longer getting sick. There is an explanation. A heated body cannot sustain diseased cells; period. Cold, flu and virus cells simply die when heated. It follows that if you find a way to heat your body you can avoid and even eliminate most bacteria and virus exposure. The solution can be as easy as utilizing far infrared heat, within a far infrared sauna, for between 20 and 30 minutes daily. Keeping your core body temperature elevated, even if for only thirty minutes a day, actually boosts your immune system and can eliminate and avoid almost all flu bugs.
This year the flu can be particularly virulent and very dangerous. The flu is a respiratory, contagious illness and is caused by varying influenza viruses. These germs invade the throat and nasal areas along with traveling into the lungs. Generally, the flu is mild however, it can become severe and even lead to death. Flu germs spread easily, usually when small droplets with germs spread through a sneeze, cough or even talk. Those nearby can become infected easily. Flu viruses live on surfaces and objects so a person can also become infected just by touch; why it is important to consistently wash hands. Hands carry these bugs into the eyes, nose, and mouth through infected surfaces.
When using the warm and gentle heat from a far infrared sauna your body is greatly protected from not only avoiding flu germs but the heat is also wonderful once you have the flu. When symptoms overwhelm you a simple increase in body temperature aids in battling the many germs you are encountering. This ability to heat your body and relieve symptoms is also equally efficient not only prior to contracting the flu or feeling ill but is also effective when symptoms get the better of you.
It’s that amazing dry, infrared heat that blocks multiplying germs and negates the cold and flu virus along with a myriad of other seasonal contaminants. The body’s immunity is thoroughly enhanced when spending a minimal amount of time in a far infrared sauna. So, how does this work? A far infrared sauna has the ability to raise your body’s core temperature thereby creating a ‘false’ fever. The body’s core temperature rises creating an unfriendly environment for the flu virus or any other viruses or bacteria to live. Natural Killer cells are activated by this heat and combine with the body’s white cells to destroy weakened diseased cells. This all ends well; the immune system becomes stronger and more efficient.
Currently, I travel a lot. I am constantly bombarded with all forms of bacteria and virus. Air travel is particularly dangerous in terms of exposure to germs. I hear so many stories about people getting sick after extended flights. I battle this potential exposure with consistent use of my far infrared sauna. Additionally, I sleep more and keep up with my daily exercise routine. I try to take a 30-minute sauna each and every day. This is followed by a hot shower and even more healthy sleep. It makes me feel better, more relaxed and I know I am helping my immune system. I truly believe the heat from my far infrared sauna maintains my good health at the same time keeping me free from any flu exposure turning into the actual flu.
Additionally, other immune boosting strategies can be used to keep your system up and running; healthy. Of course, use far infrared heat, keep stress levels as low as possible, eat and drink organic and fresh, and hydrate with filtered water. Good habits will truly assist in keeping you free from this year’s virulent strain of flu. Always get more sleep during flu season and keep up a reasonable schedule of physical activity. If you are using far infrared daily do drink plenty of fresh water both before and after use. It’s great for ridding the body of impurities and fends off dehydration. If you are under the weather or even have the flu follow your sauna with a cup of hot tea or even chicken soup. Best to stick with the time-honored remedy’s that work!
This is the flu season and it’s here for another couple of months. Why not do everything possible to stay healthy? If you need to fly, work or just be out in public, remember to keep your hand’s germ-free, hydrate, reduce stress, eat organic, exercise and take a far infrared sauna daily. Rest is also a huge component of immune health so get plenty of rest, as well. With the gentle, healing and warmth of far infrared, you cannot go wrong and you can remain free of the flu all season long.