It’s unclear what the heck happened right after Halloween. That day I felt great, I worked regular hours and even got in a bit of extra exercise; I knew I’d be indulging in holiday candy. By the next morning I knew I was in trouble – I felt awful! Thankfully I knew exactly what to do. I decided to jump into my Far Infrared sauna! I only spent thirty minutes inside but after a good sauna session and hot shower I actually felt better – certainly more relaxed. I am so glad I was able to relieve most of my symptoms with Far Infrared sauna therapy.
When the body is heated, sick, diseased cells, bacteria and virus germs can’t survive. Heating the body every day is a great way to avoid if not eliminate infections. Using Far Infrared heat daily, for about twenty to thirty minutes, is a superior way to prevent illness. Keeping your core body temperature elevated even for only 30 minutes a day actually supports your immune system.
This ability to heat the body and relieve symptoms is also equally effective not only prior to feeling ill but also wonderful when symptoms get the better of you. Raising your body temperature really helps to fight any multiplying germs. The dry, Far Infrared heat combats the cold virus, the flu and many other seasonal bugs that may infect you. The body’s immune system is given a huge boost while sitting in a far infrared sauna. This is due to the sauna’s ability to raise the body’s core temperature thereby creating a ‘false’ fever. As the body’s temperature elevates this temperature creates a hostile environment for any bacteria or virus cells within the body. This heat also triggers not only white blood cells, but Natural Killer cells, as well. The white blood cells and the Killer cells seek out the weakened diseased cells and obliterate them. This results in a superior and stronger immune system.
It is always a good idea to drink plenty of good, clean water when you are ill. Best to drink lots of water before during and after taking a sauna. Not only will water flush impurities it will keep you from becoming dehydrated. After your Far Infrared sauna session fix a cup of hot tea or eat some chicken soup; always a good choice when not feeling well.
Consistent use of Far Infrared sauna therapy can also assist with some of these other immune boosting strategies. After all, time spent in your infrared sauna not only relaxes, refreshes, and de-stresses it also detoxifies, improves circulation and lowers blood pressure. All that and I found that I sleep so much better after even only one, thirty minute session. A good nights sleep is also effective for easing symptoms and boosting immunity.
In order to boost your immune system and stay healthy throughout cold and flu season remember to reduce your stress level, drink plenty of clean, fresh water, eat organic and healthy as much as possible, take a daily Far Infrared sauna and get plenty of sleep. A sauna a day keeps colds and flu away!