Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The 1 KEY detox difference between NEAR and FAR Infrared

I've always maintained the position that a near infrared  is the most effective detoxification tool available. To truly detoxify your body of rampant environmental toxicity take at least 6 months of continual detoxification and maybe a year or more. There are lots of websites showing the depth of toxicity existing in our bodies. Hundreds of chemicals are found including many that are proven to cause cancer.

Why does it take so long to detox? Because toxins are stored in places that are difficult to access. The science is very clear that we have lots of toxins stored in our fat cells. The reason they are stored is because we are exposed to more toxins a day than we have the ability to eliminate. Here is a simple way to look at it:

daily exposure  < eliminative capacity 
No toxins need to be stored

daily exposure  = eliminative capacity 
No toxins need to be stored

daily exposure  > eliminative capacity 
Toxins need to be stored to prevent immediate poisoning

When you read that scientists find chemicals stored in fat cells, than you can conclude that exposure is greater than the ability to eliminate. Hence, the need for supplemental detoxification. 

Many of these chemicals are outright poisons to the body. Some cause cancer, others cause protein and DNA damage. Some destroy endocrine function. When you detoxify these chemicals, they are released from long held storage and for a short time they are in circulation. This is they key point here: when this happens, your cells can be damaged yet again!

That's why near infrared is clearly the superior choice for detoxification. Near infrared light can protect cells from the damage caused by toxic chemicals. Near infrared light strengthens cell metabolism, increases cell regeneration, and increases intracellular anti-oxidant activity  All of these actions combine to protect cells from toxic damage. Here are lots of links showing protective effects:

The key difference here is that far infrared has no protective action at all.  

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

NASA Researcher Harry Whelan Podcast on Near Infrared

Dr. Harry Whelan is the leading research expert on how near infrared aids energy production in the mitochondria.  Here he is in an interview about near infrared light therapy:


Dr. Whelan talks about the current technology showing how easily near infrared light penetrates deeply into the body. This is one of many, many reasons to have a near infrared healing tool in your home!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

3 Key Features Your Sauna Must Have To Truly Work Well

3 Key Features That Make An Infrared Sauna Work Best

Thermostat or No Thermostat?

                Most saunas have a thermostat and on the surface, this seems like a good convenience. In an infrared sauna, however, it’s a waste.  What does a thermostat do? It brings the heat up until the desired temperature is reached and then it shuts off. In an infrared sauna, shutting off the heat means shutting off the infrared. As soon as the infrared shuts off you’re just sitting in a hot, stuffy box.
                A better design is to build the sauna so that it naturally reaches a good sauna temperature without a thermostat. If you need it cooler, just open the door a little or a vent. But, whatever you do, don’t shut off the infrared. You should learn to use the sauna by taking a hot sauna for a shorter time, rather than setting the thermostat for a low temperature.
                Long Life Saunas have no thermostat. Instead, they are designed to operate at 120-130F, which is the perfect range for near infrared.  Without the thermostat, you are getting the full near infrared therapy for the entire length of your sauna session. Do not settle for less.
Reflective walls
                Infrared energy travels in a straight line, like light. When you look at the design of any infrared sauna, you can see that no matter how you sit, some of the infrared is going to come out of the emitter and pass right by your body.  Take a look at this next picture. It’s a typical carbon panel sauna. Imagine yourself sitting in the sauna, surrounded by carbon panels on your left and right. As you use the sauna, where does this infrared energy around you go?

In most cases, the infrared lands on the wall directly opposite the heater.  In the sauna above, it lands on the glass , a wood wall, or on another heater where it is absorbed. None of that infrared ever reaches your body. In the example above, you receive about 20% of the saunas output.
                A better design would have that extra infrared energy reflected and reused, rather that be wasted. I realized this early on and created saunas that reflect 97% of the infrared light and heat. When you use a Long Life Near Infrared Sauna, it looks like this:

In a reflective sauna, as much as 90% of the infrared energy reaches your body. That’s one of the reasons these saunas are so much more effective than others.

Cluster Heating
                As we learned earlier, you get better tissue penetration with more intense infrared heat in a given surface area. In our saunas, we cluster the heat lamps on one side to maximize the intensity of infrared energy. In addition, this focuses the heat on your midsection. Having tested many designs, this one most easily raises core temperatures which proves it is the best way to achieve deep tissue penetration.

If you liked these tips and want to learn more, you'll find the very best information in " The Ultimate Near Infrared Sauna Guide." 


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sauna Deal of a Lifetime

We have a special limited promotion on our 1-Person Eco Saunas. Right now you can get this sauna with a LIFETIME WARRANTY on all parts. Even the bulbs! Plus, each sauna comes with a full extra set of bulbs. But, there is a very limited supply.

Check here for details:

A deal to last a lifetime! 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

How to Get More From Your Infrared Sauna

The whole point of using an infrared sauna is to have the infrared energy land on your skin. Right? After all, it’s the infrared, and its ability to penetrate deeply into your body, that makes it a valuable health tool.  Otherwise,  you’re just sitting in a very hot little room.    

I’ve noticed something in the design of far infrared saunas, especially carbon saunas, that seems very significant. If you look closely, you can see that most of the infrared energy they create does not actually land on your body.  Let me explain.

First, infrared energy travels straight.  Technically it is a wave, but with an amplitude measured in nanometers, we can consider it a straight line. Second, infrared comes straight out of the heater, perpendicular to the surface.  That means it travels straight from the heater, and lands on the opposite wall where it is absorbed by the wood or another heater surface.  In the pictures below, you can see a typical carbon sauna and the diagrams of how the infrared will travel.

The infrared travels straight out of the heater, and is absorbed into the opposite wall. It does not get reflected by wood or carbon surfaces. So, it only has one chance to reach your body.

Now, let’s look at a common far infrared marketing distortion of how infrared light is represented:

The curved arrows in the picture imply that the infrared rays will somehow defy the laws of physics, magically bending through time and space to reach your body.  I especially like the “boomerang” effect of the lower heater. Well, it’s not true. The only infrared that will reach this woman’s body, is the infrared that is in-line with her body.

What I do like about this picture, is that the heaters are nicely divided into countable sections and it makes an easy model to estimate the true amount of infrared that will reach her body.  There are exactly 60 visible “rectangles” of carbon surface in this sauna. The top panels are divided into 24 rectangles, the sides into 12,  the bottom panel into 8, and there are 2 extras on the left and right side each to make 60 in total.

Since the infrared travels straight, only the panels she is in front of will deliver effective infrared to her body.  I count approximately the equivalent of 8 panels, maybe 10 to be very generous.  That means only 13-16% of the sauna’s output is reaching her body, or about 260-320 watts in a 2000 watt sauna.  In the picture below I have placed a red “X” on the parts of the heater that don’t ever reach her body with infrared.

There are two important points here. First, very little infrared actually body. Much too little to penetrate far into the body.  Second,  it is impossible to get much more, unless you can spread yourself out over the entire surface of the sauna:)

In addition, you can see that this sauna design will supply direct heat to the brain, which is considered bad. Ambient heat is okay, but direct infrared is not because the brain is very sensitive to temperature changes. 

Using an Eco-Sauna is an entirely different experience.  The heater design and the reflective walls combine to deliver as much as 90% of the infrared light to your body.  How is this possible?

First, the heaters are all mounted on one side, facing you. The heat lamps project their infrared like a spotlight.  It has a relatively narrow beam.  We are now using a diamond patterned heater that delivers almost all of its infrared right to you. First, here is the heater. It concentrated all its output into a small area.


Here is what it looks like, and what the heat pattern on the opposite wall will be. As you can see, most of the infrared lands on your body in the first pass!

Next, all of our near infrared saunas are lined with a radiant reflective lining. The key point is that it reflects infrared instead of absorbing it. No other infrared cabin sauna does this, so none are as effective at delivering infrared to your body. Any infrared that doesn’t reach you in the first pass will be reflected around the sauna to eventually reach you.

In our 1 person Eco-Sauna,  you can receive 90% of the therapeutic near infrared light into your body. This amounts to 900 watts  (90% of 1000 watts) , compared to about 300 watts in the sample 2 person sauna shown previously.  More power equals much deeper tissue penetration and much more therapeutic healing. 

When you think about it, it's common sense. And, you'll never read about it on the far infrared websites!

Friday, March 18, 2011

A real sauna testimonial for cancer therapy.

Hi Everyone,

I just got this testimonial from a customer using an Eco Sauna as part of her cancer therapy. It was very moving to me, and powerful for her. I want to share it with everyone, so here it is:

"Hi Michael,

You might remember me. I was the lady who called you desperate to get a sauna in December, 2010. I was diagnosed with stage 2 triple negative breast cancer in November 2010…a very aggressive and resistant type of cancer with a poor prognosis. I had been reading about the benefits of saunas and wanted to use it to help get rid of the tumors I have. I ordered the eco-sauna, but unfortunately, I had to do a round of chemo before it arrived. I thought it was going to kill me. I had about all the worst side effect that a person can get with it. Mouth sores, blistered pustules all over my body, shortness of breath, weakness, fatigue, a horrid metallic taste in my mouth that made it difficult to drink even water, couldn’t eat, got a kidney and bladder infection, red patches all over my body, couldn’t think straight. It was so bad, I quit the treatment. I thought any more treatment was going to kill me for sure because my grandmother died during chemo. Some people do die from the treatment. So I tried all my natural remedies, but went back 6 weeks later to get an ultrasound to see if anything had changed. The tumors had grown. At the rate they were growing, I’d be stage 4 terminal in a matter of weeks if I didn’t go back to treatment according to the doctor.

In the meantime the sauna arrived and me and my sister put it together by ourselves. It was easy as pie! I scheduled my second round of chemo and had it 2 weeks ago. While they were hooking me up, the doctor mentioned that the drugs were “out of my system” within 6 hours. I think what he really meant was that they were “not effective” after 6 hours. So I thought…that means that they let off the equivalent of a nuclear bomb in my body and now I’m stuck with the fallout of billions of dead cells and all the toxic waste that is the chemo. That means my poor lymph system was trying to do its best to clean up the mess, and explains why the metallic taste. So, maybe sweating would help get that out of my system. So, 6 hours after treatment, I took a 30 minute sauna.

The difference between this round and the first round was astonishing. No nausea, no vomiting, no metallic taste, no mouth sores. It was as if I didn’t even have a treatment the next day. I felt just fine! I thought the sauna would just be good for me, I had no idea it would make chemotherapy not just manageable, but no big deal. I cannot believe what a difference. I also can’t believe people don’t already know about this. They don’t have to suffer with chemo and they don’t have to die because they are afraid of the treatment…they just need a near infrared sauna. I want the whole world to know how amazing and beneficial a sauna is for those in chemotherapy. I’ve read that it also helps with radiation, and that’s just around the corner for me too. I cannot thank you enough for making this wonderful life saving device for me. I take a sauna every day for 30 minutes. I love the feeling of all the toxins leaving my body, my skin is glowing and silky smooth…I’ve already lost 20 pounds (I’m now below my ideal weight!)…and I look better than I have in years.

Feel free to use this testimonial (but not my name). Thanks again for your help!

Your friend in Wisconsin,

M.R. (name hidden for privacy) "

Amazing isn't it?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Inaugural Blog Post

Hi Everyone,

Things are really heating up with the near infrared sauna experience. A small but growing number of people around the world are experiencing the healing power of near infrared saunas first hand. Near infrared provide tremendous therapeutic healing power without have to spend much or do much!

Recently, I have been experimenting with raising my body temperature in the sauna. When you raise your body temperature 2-3 degrees it is called "fever therapy" and it has a really powerful and amazing effect on the body. The heat can kill or weaken pathogens like bacteria or viruses, it strengthens the immune response, it stimulates the pituitary gland to release growth hormone, enhances circulation and most importantly it can weaken or kill cancer cells. So it's a good thing to get your body temperature up 2-3 degrees 3-7 times a week to promote great health.

An added benefit to the fever therapy is increased sweat volume. This equates to more powerful detoxification. With this in mind, I have been discovering new aids to raising body temperatures.

In Vermont, where I live, it is very dry in the winter. I have observed over the years that I don't sweat as much in the sauna during winter as in the summer even though it's just as hot in the sauna. A big difference is relative humidity. With low humidity, sweat evaporates quickly, and your body cools down quickly. It's not the sweating that cools your body, but the evaporation of sweat. In the summer, with higher humidity, evaporates more slowly. This means you don't cool down as quickly. The experience is a slightly higher change in body temperature and more detoxifying sweat. This is a good thing!

As you use your sauna, I recommend taking your temperature every 7-10 minutes in the sauna. Keep the thermometer on the floor in a corner, where it won't be affected by the sauna heat. As you monitor your body, you will learn how you respond to the sauna and how different times of day and humidity levels effect your experience. This will enable you to maximize your sauna therapy and customize it for your own body.

Stay tuned. In a couple of days I will post a short article on a very simple way to greatly enhance the sauna's detoxifying and heating effects. This technique is something everyone should try and know about as it is a HUGE aid to healing and detoxification.



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