Why Should We Detox?

 

It’s finally time to push our dark winter clothes to the back of the closet and unleash our summer styles!

 

If you are still feeling a little sluggish from your winter hibernation, detoxing is a great way to prepare your body for long days of outdoor fun. Merriam-Webster says that a well-designed detox can help purge your liver, colon, and kidneys of toxins; clear your skin, boost your energy; and help you safely shed pounds.

 

You might wonder, what are we ridding our body of?  Well, the EPA estimates that the average American has over 700 chemicals in his or her system – including arsenic, lead, mercury, aluminum, and cadmium. Sweat from an infrared heat source is comprised of 20 percent toxins whereas sweat from a traditional sauna is comprised of 3 percent toxins. By promoting a healthy sweat, infrared saunas help detoxify our bodies of these unhealthy metals and environmental toxins! This means as you're laying in a relaxing infrared sauna pod, you are ridding your body of toxins at a faster, more powerful rate.

 

 

Love your body and kickstart your detox by adding infrared sauna sessions to your routine and help pave the way to becoming a healthier you!

 




See below for some of our favorite foods that contain natural detoxifying properties that help your liver work to rid toxins! Your body will thank you :)

 

 

 

What Your Food Cravings Really Mean....and How to Sweat Them Away!

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Have you ever wondered why there are some days when all you want to eat are cookies? Like literally, a whole bag of chocolate chip cookies? Or chips?

Let’s be honest, food cravings are real. My sudden urge for chocolate is so real that I have a hidden stash at home and the office! Food cravings are our body’s way of telling us what it needs. There is nothing wrong with occasionally satisfying our cravings with candy or chips, but there are healthy alternatives that can do the trick.

Look below to find your craving and a healthy way to satisfy it! Your body is trying to tell you something ..... are you listening?

If you’re craving sweets.....                                                                                                            Shows a possible lack of chromium, magnesium, sulfur, carbon-phosphorus, or tryptophan. Instead of a trip to the cookie jar, fill up with fresh fruit, cheese, or nature’s candy - the sweet potato.

If you’re craving carbs....                                                                                                                  Your body might need nitrogen which is found in high-protein foods like fish, meat, nuts, and beans. Snack on a handful of almonds or a black bean burrito bowl (black beans, corn, pico de gallo, guac, and brown rice).

If you're craving junk food.....                                                                                                           Your body is probably lacking in calcium. Imagine how good you will feel when you substitute pizza and fries with a healthy kale salad with steamed broccoli, chicken, croutons, and parmesan cheese! Really!

If you’re craving caffeine....                                                                                                              Your body might be lacking salt and iron. Try an egg white omelet in the morning made with turkey or chicken. Snack on black cherries. Also, make sure you are not dehydrated. Drink a glass of water before that second cup of coffee!

Pica                                                                                                                                                      Do you constantly chew on ice? You could be iron deficient. Consume plenty of dark green leafy vegetables, legumes, and nuts to boost your mineral levels.

Ready to change your eating habits and live a more healthy lifestyle?  You may decide on a juice cleanse or other forms of detox. Be aware that it is perfectly normal for chronic conditions that you suffer from to temporarily worsen as your body strengthens its natural healing process.  This common cleansing reaction occurs when your body releases toxins faster than it can eliminate them. Infrared Saunas speed up the healing process by eliminating toxins through sweat.  

Start feeling better - book a sweat today! 

 

The Soul Behind the Sweat <3

 

Ever wonder how The Sweat House came to be? Below, Kayla, The Sweat House owner, shares her powerful testimonial and I promise it is worth the read!

 

I was addicted to that runner’s high and couldn’t bring myself to take a “rest day.” Even though I could feel my body screaming that it needed a break, I still pushed it. This lead to stress fractures in my shin where I was forced to take 8 weeks off of running. I thought my life was over. How was I going to go 8 weeks without running when I couldn’t even go one day without it! I started doing some low impact workouts, like Pure Barre, but was still craving the sweat I got from running. I went home and Googled, “How to sweat without working out”.

My thought was that Google was going to tell me that there wasn’t a way, but to my surprise, the search results came back with infrared saunas. I searched for where I could find one in Nashville which led me to a holistic spa with a box infrared sauna in Midtown. Still not knowing much about infrared saunas, I enjoyed my first session and was intrigued enough to buy a package. Over the next 4 weeks I went about 3 times a week for 1 hour (you have to do a longer session in the box infrared saunas to get the benefits than you do in our pods).

After my 8 weeks were up I went in for my follow up with my doctor hoping everything was healed with my shin. He said that everything was looking great and even my calcium deposits on my shins had cleared up! Because of this, he gave me the clear! I told him about my infrared sauna use and he said that is what probably helped break up the calcium deposits due to the blood flow.

Because I was clear again, I immediately  headed over to Barry’s Bootcamp for my first running workout where I prepared myself to be out of cardio shape after 8 weeks off. Once again to my surprise, I actually was running faster! I was stunned. I went home and really started digging into infrared technology where I learned that I was actually getting a cardio like workout during my infrared sauna sessions because it was equivalent to running 3-6 miles! I could not believe that my heart was getting a workout without actually running during those 4 weeks. I was hooked. I wanted everyone to know the benefits of sweating and how simple it was to sit there and sweat and how many great things came from it. I was set on opening a studio dedicated to infrared saunas. And that’s how The Sweat House came into existence!

I have been sweating for a little of 3 years now. I use to struggle with headaches and migraines since I was 12 years old. I would get 2-3 migraines a month along with 4-5 big headaches but since I have been sweating I have had just ONE headache. I haven’t had to take any medicines since and this is the biggest benefit I have seen and it has changed my life.

My most memorable moment since opening The Sweat House is when I received a message from a client who had intestinal cancer. She had been sweating 4-5 times a week for two months. When she went back for her progression check, it was the first time she had no growth and all of her blood work came back looking the best it ever had. Her exact words to me were,

Just got a positive report from Dr. today. Things seem to be stable, no new growths, nothing spreading and no issues with blood work. Happy happy. I'm convinced it’s because of the pod. I believe in the pod. A good day. Life is good. Happy to have The Sweat House in my life.

Hearing stories like this and all of the other ways infrared has helped our clients are what inspires and motivates me with The Sweat House. My dream for the future of The Sweat House is to be able to expand into other places, so that we can bring the power of sweat to more people and help improve the standard of health. I want to make infrared heat more mainstream, so that people with conditions like autoimmune disease, high blood pressure, and other health issues can find a solution that is non invasive to bring them some relief. There are so many different benefits that each individual has seen with consistent use of our infrared sauna pods and if just one person can live a better life from sweating, it makes it all worth it.

 

    xo-Kayla

 

Book your first sweat today and experience the change :)