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Monday, December 28th, 2009 | Author: admin

Relaxing in a sauna is a much enjoyed activity of many people, but it can be particularly helpful if you suffer from chronic fatigue.  It has been determined that chronic fatigue syndrome is often related to toxins in the body being trapped and thus increasing those feelings of fatigue and sluggishness.  If the pathways to releasing those toxins can be opened, a person will often begin to feel more energetic and healthy.

It is important to understand, however, that it is the infared sauna that works best in this manner and not the traditional dry sauna heat. In a regular sauna, most of the water on the body is actually condensation and not sweat.  With an infared sauna, the sweating is much more profuse which results in much higher levels of toxins being eliminated. The infared rays of this type of sauna get deep into the cellular tissues and set all types of activity into motion. Unlike other types of heat, this infared heat has the power to remove toxins that are stored way down inside the body.

The radiant heat of an infared sauna raises the body’s core heat, expands blood vessels and calms the central nervous system, which can contribute to relaxation of muscles, reduced blood pressure, improved digestion, and boost the immune system. In addition, the increased sweating helps to remove unwanted toxins from the body.

Many people who have previously felt saunas to be quite uncomfortable have changed their thinking once they’ve tried an infared sauna. Because the infared rays heat the body only, the air surrounding you in the sauna remains cool.  This eliminates that suffocating feeling that many people associate with saunas.

Infared sauna treatments are available at spas and health care facilities, but you can also install a home sauna kit with this kind of heat as well.  There are even portable models that fold up and can be carried with you for trips away from home.

If you are trying infared saunas for the first time remember to start out taking short saunas until your body is used to the feeling, and remember to drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.  It is also recommended that you shower after your sauna to prevent toxins from being reabsorbed into the body.

As popular and well researched as this regime has become for treating conditions such as chronic fatigue, you should always consult your Ontario wellness practitioner before proceeding with any treatments.

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Thursday, August 20th, 2009 | Author: admin

1The star-shaped hormone secreting glands that sit on top of our kidneys are our adrenal glands – their purpose in life is to regulate our response to stress with the hormones cortisol and adrenaline.  They also work at carbohydrate metabolism and the regulation of sugar in our bodies. When they are overworked as we experience too much stress, they can become significantly weakened.  Weak adrenal glands can cause a whole host of problems, such as insulin resistance, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome and Addison’s disease.

Strengthening these glands then is key for true health and wholeness.  Chiropractic is one great way to keep all your internal organs functioning at their best, and works well in conjunction with certain homeopathic remedies found to be especially useful for the adrenals.

Homeopathic medicines work on the principle that whatever substances cause the symptoms of a disease in high doses will actually relieve the symptoms and help cure the disease in low doses. The theory behind their effectiveness is that they stimulate the body’s natural defenses.  Very minute amounts of substances are given either in tincture or pill form.  They are natural remedies, so the best results are obtained over time with consistent use.

One of the best remedies for adrenal fatigue is Natrum Muraticum – otherwise known as common table salt.  As the amount taken is minute, this remedy doesn’t satisfy the body’s need for salt.  Instead, it prepares the body to be able to effectively use the salt that it receives daily.  It is a slow acting remedy, and is best used for chronic fatigue conditions.

Another remedy is known as Argentum Nitricum, or silver nitrate.   This remedy is best for people who deplete their adrenals by always being in a hurry and impatient with others.  A strong indicator for the use of this remedy is the craving for sweets- which is also a bad habit with a detrimental effect on the adrenal glands.   Often this remedy is prescribed along with the Bach Flower Remedy Impatiens, as both work together to help calm a nervous person down and remove the negative emotion of impatience.

A third remedy that can be used is Berberis Vulgaris – this is best when adrenal fatigue is accompanied by chronic, yet moving pain.  It is also useful for those suffering from spinal irritation and in need of regular chiropractic care.

Many stores offer combinations of these three ingredients into one adrenal support supplement.  Check with your health practitioner or local health food store to find one that works best for you.  You can consult an Ottawa or Ontario wellness center for more information on homeopathic treatments.

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