Ask a Medical Doctor Health Questions? Google It Yourself.

By Bob McCauley, ND

Not just a doctor, but a doctor from the famed Mayo Clinic.  You would think that someone who is actually a doctor at the Mayo Clinic might be able to let us know whether a Far Infrared Sauna  (FIR) is healthy or not.  Read below and all we get from Brent A. Bauer, MD (medical doctor) is  “Perhaps” as whether a FIR Sauna is healthy or not.  This is pretty much all you can get out of most medical doctors because they are ignorant about health since they have only been taught medicine, and along with medical procedures this is our only hope to slow, if not stop, the inevitability of disease.

If your doctor doesn’t know that the second most valuable health product known is the FIR Sauna, then stop going to your doctor for health advice.  Doctors understand medicine.  Health is not medicine and does not derived from medicine, or medical procedures such as  chemotherapy and often surgery.

Do infrared saunas have any health benefits?

What is a far-infrared sauna? Does it have health benefits?

Answer

from Brent A. Bauer, M.D.

A far-infrared sauna is a type of sauna that uses light to create Brent A. Bauer, M.D.heat. “Far” describes where the infrared waves fall on the light spectrum. A traditional sauna uses heat to warm the air, which in turns warms your body. An infrared sauna heats your body directly without warming the air around you.

The appeal of saunas in general is that they cause reactions, such as vigorous sweating and increased heart rate, similar to those elicited by moderate exercise. An infrared sauna produces these results at lower temperatures than does a regular sauna, which makes it accessible to people who can’t tolerate the heat of a conventional sauna. But does that translate into tangible health benefits? Perhaps.

Perhaps?  That’s reassuring given that well built FIR Sauna’s start at around $3500.

Several studies have looked at using infrared saunas in the treatment of chronic health problems, such as high blood pressure, congestive heart failure and rheumatoid arthritis, and found some evidence of benefit. However, larger and more-rigorous studies are needed to confirm these results.

You can always demand more studies be conducted on something that you really don’t know much about, and you don’t know what you’re talking about.   More studies will determine everything.

On the other hand, no adverse effects have been reported with infrared saunas. So if you’re considering trying a sauna for relaxation, an infrared sauna might be an option.  http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/infrared-sauna/an02154  

Relaxation?  That is at the bottom of the list of the benefits of the FIR Sauna.  Deep detoxification  immune builder, cardio builder, improves skin health.  These are the profound benefits of the FIR Sauna, not relaxation.

Next time you want to be educated about health, Google it yourself.  You’ll save yourself a lot of time and get the same answers that doctors get when they get try to answer health questions.

Here is my original post on FIR Saunas.

 

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About Bob McCauley

Bob McCauley, ND (Robert F., Jr.) was raised in Lansing, Michigan and attended Michigan State University (BA, 1980 in Journalism). He is a naturopathic doctor, Master Herbalist and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. He has traveled extensively, both domestically and abroad, visiting over 32 countries. He published Confessions of a Body Builder: Rejuvenating the Body with Spirulina, Chlorella, Raw Foods and Ionized Water (2000), Achieving Great Health (2005), The Miraculous Properties of Ionized Water, (2006) which is the only book on the market that exclusively addresses Ionized Water, Twelve (Fiction, 2007) and Honoring the Temple of God (2008). He considers himself a Naturalist, meaning he pursues health in the most natural way possible. He studies and promotes nature as the only way to true health. From 2002-2004 he hosted the radio program Achieving Great Health, which was heard by thousands of people each day. His guests included some of the most well-known and respected names in the natural health world. With the help of his father, Dr. Robert F. McCauley, Sr. (Doctorate in Environmental Engineering, MIT, 1953) they started Spartan Water Company in 1992, which sold vended water machines in supermarkets. Robert Jr. founded Spartan Enterprises, Inc. in 1993. He is a Certified Water Technician with the State of Michigan. He is also a Type II Public Water Supply Specialist and has the certifications of S-5 and D-5. The McCauley family has a long history in the water industry. Bob's father pioneered environmental issues regarding ground water and drinking water quality. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1953 for his thesis on removing radioactive strontium from water. He earned his doctorate in Environmental Engineering in less than 2 years, one of the shortest doctoral studies in the history of MIT. He taught civil, sanitary and environmental engineering at Michigan State University for 18 years before retiring to run Wolverine Engineers & Surveyors of Mason, Michigan, for 17 years. His reputation throughout Michigan as a water quality expert was legendary. Bob worked for his father's company for 12 years learning the water business, which dealt primarily with municipalities, including water quality and sanitary sewer issues. After apprenticing with his father, Bob moved on to the bottled water business. He established greater Michigan's biggest selling bottled water: Michigan Mineral – Premium Natural Water. He was introduced to Ionized Water in 1995 and has done more to promote Ionized Water than anyone else in the industry. Bob often lectures and offers seminars on his Seven Component Natural Health Protocol . Bob is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and a Certified Master Herbalist. He is also a 3rd Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor of Songahm Taekwondo (American Taekwondo Association).
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