The Health Benefits of Far Infrared Waves

By Bob McCauley,  ND

Deep Detoxification, Weight Loss, Immune and Cardiovascular Builder

Far Infrared (FIR) waves is an invisible band of light that warms objects without warming the air between. The best example of FIR heat is the sun. Even on a cold day, the sun feels warm on the skin. Approximately 80% of the sun’s rays fall into the far infrared range. It is not visible to the human eye. FIR heat is a completely safe form of energy.

FIR waves vibrate at the same frequency as all organic matter (5.6 – 1000 microns). This is why they are able to penetrate so deeply into the flesh and warm it internally.

Infrared Sauna therapy systems duplicate these healthy FIR frequencies. Bodily tissues iscoabsorb these rays as the water in the cell reacts in a process called resonant absorption, which occurs when the frequency of the far infrared matches the frequency of the water in the cell causing toxins to be dropped off into the blood stream and be excreted by the body through the kidneys, liver and even hair. The body absorbs as much as 93% of this heat compared with only 20% of conventional heat. FIR saunas operate at the relatively low temperatures of 100 ° – 130 ° F, whereas traditional saunas operate at a temperature of 180 ° – 220 ° F.

Fat becomes water-soluble at a temperature of 100 °F before it begins to dissolve and enter the bloodstream to be removed from the body. Weight loss is one of the benefits of using a FIR sauna each day for only 20-40 minutes. A single sauna session will burn 200-500 calories, as many as rowing a boat for 30 minutes or running several miles. As toxins are removed from the body while using the FIR sauna, natural weight loss follows. FIR saunas are the ONLY natural, healthy way to burn calories without exercising!

SaunaWomen5Use of a FIR sauna has a cumulative effect on the body, meaning that using it daily magnifies its benefits. The first time you use the FIR sauna will be a pleasant experience. However, after several days and then weeks, detoxification, weight loss, immune building and other benefits will increase dramatically.

Traditional high heat saunas usually operate at temperatures of 180 ° – 220 ° F. These saunas use conductive heat, a heat source that heats the air that in turn heats the body and causes the mucous membranes to dry out. FIR saunas hydrate these delicate membranes as it clears the sinuses. Conductive heat only penetrates the body tissue about ½”, whereas FIR heat 1.5” – 3.5” that FIR waves do.

Deep Detoxification

Typical sweat produced under normal conditions contains 97% water and 3% toxins. Sweat produced from a FIR sauna is 80-85% water and 15-20% toxins! And the toxins that are excreted in a FIR sauna contain heavy metals, pesticides and other petroleum-based toxins, as well as fat itself. All of these toxic substances do NOT appear in typical sweat, only in sweat produced from a FIR sauna.

With a traditional, conduction-heated sauna, it is all about heat, which is costly and ineffective. With a FIR Sauna, profound health benefits occur by sitting in front of FIR heating elements and absorbing those invisible, beneficial FIR waves into the body. Heat is of secondary importance in a FIR sauna.

Far Infrared saunas are easy to assemble (approximately 30 minutes or less) and requires 90% less electrical energy to operate than traditional saunas, which is a tremendous cost savings.

Traditional saunas operate at much higher temperatures, 180 ° – 235 ° F, which are not tolerable for long. In as little as 20 – 40 minutes, a FIR Sauna performs its incredible health benefits. Far infrared saunas, on the other hand operate at lower, more tolerable temperatures, 100 ° F – 130 ° F, and require only 5 – 10 minutes to warm up. It produces 5 – 7 times more sweat while using a small amount of electricity, about the same amount as it takes to run a hair dryer, depending on the unit.

FIR saunas are constructed entirely of cedar wood, which provides a pleasant, natural smell. It can be placed in many areas of the house and can be move easily. It is available in five sizes that will hold between one and five persons.

Cardiovascular Health & Immune Builder

heartFIR Saunas improve the body’s cardiovascular system. While you calmly relax in the soothing warmth of the FIR Sauna, your body is hard at work. As your body increases sweat production to cool itself, your heart works harder to boost circulation, thus improving your cardiovascular system. Increased circulation has been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions, and cuts. Open wounds heal faster, which reduces scarring. Peripheral blood vessels dilate to help heal muscles and soft tissue while delivering oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscles. This also helps soothe muscles after a strenuous work out.

As the body temperature rises, the immune system kicks in to fight the “artificial fever” immune-systemcreated by the penetrating FIR heat. This profuse sweating also deeply cleanses the skin, creating beautiful and improved tone, texture, and color. FIR saunas also help with allergies, Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, mercury poisoning, Candida, unclear thinking, depression, acne, eczema, psoriasis, lesions and reduces scarring.

The most immediate and noticeable effect is the tremendous relaxation that FIR heat provides. This deep relaxation alone can have a profound impact on your health in a positive way. Read, listen to music, carry on a pleasant conversation with a friend or relative, or meditate while in the FIR sauna. In the comfortable warmth, your stress will melt away, leaving you with a feeling of total rejuvenation . Unlike a traditional heat-driven sauna that leaves you tired and drained of energy after being in them, a session in a FIR Sauna has the opposite effect of energizing you!



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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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