How Infrared Saunas and Colonics Boost Your Immunity
Autumn’s arrival brings the beauty of leaves changing colors, but the dropping temperatures and chilly winds also brings cold and flu season. When it comes to the flu, since antibiotics are worthless against viruses, we’re left with no effective prevention and treatment, especially because there are so many different flu virus strains. The best approach is to strengthen the immune system so that you reduce the chance of getting sick in the first place. After all, viruses can only make you sick if your immune system allows it. We’re here to discuss the relationship between infrared saunas, colonics and immunity and to reveal how these widely underused weapons can help strengthen your immune system and help you cruise through cold and flu season healthy and happy.
Infrared Saunas and Immunity
An immune system may not be working to its optimal capabilities if it is dealing with excess stress, little to no exercise, malnutrition, a lack of sleep, or a combination of any of these. Unfortunately, some of these things may be unavoidable at times, and we may need some immune system support. There are so many ways infrared saunas help boost immunity we’ll list them.
1. Increased Production of White Blood Cells
The heat generated by an infrared sauna stimulates energy at a cellular level which, in turn, increases the body’s production of white blood cells. These cells form a component of your blood and act as your immune system’s first line of defense when infection strikes. When a harmful substance enters your body, white blood cells detect it and control the immune system’s response. Clearly, these small cells are critical when it comes to the functionality of our immune systems. An increased production of white blood cells, as stimulated by infrared sauna use, can help the body to more effectively fight off illnesses.
2. Triggered Immune System
Hippocrates famously said, “Give me a fever and I can cure any disease.” The idea that increased temperatures trigger the body’s immune system response is certainly not new. When you have an infection, your immune system induces fever in order to stimulate immune function and make the body less habitable for the pathogens. Although the sauna heats you up differently than a fever does, the increased body temperature can provide many benefits of fever, such as improving immune functions and preparing your body for the cold and flu season.
3. Release Impurities
One major benefit of infrared sauna use is detoxification. When your body does not sweat enough, it holds onto potentially harmful toxins, chemicals, and impurities that were meant to be eliminated through sweat. These impurities may come from the food you eat, the air you breathe, the liquids you drink, and anything else you may consume. Ensuring that your body can eliminate these toxins efficiently is one of the best ways to stay healthy and support your immune system. A typical 20-minute session in an infrared sauna allows your body to flush out these impurities from the inside out so your immune system has less to fight off. You may even notice a slight glow in your skin after your sauna session. This is visible evidence that your body’s largest organ has been purified and detoxified.
4. Stress Relief/Relaxation
Since high stress levels often result in a weakened immune system and, as a result, illness, reducing your stress levels is crucial when it comes to maintaining a healthy body. Excess levels of cortisol, the hormone that is released when the body is stressed, can weaken your immune system’s ability to fight off harmful bacteria and viruses. Regular use of an infrared sauna balances cortisol levels and relaxes the body and mind. This allows your immune system to work efficiently, without the hindrance of high cortisol levels.
Colonics and Immunity
Let’s get straight to the point: if you’re serious about improving your immune system so that it works at an optimum level, you need to consider the relationship between colonics and immunity. Here’s why: about 70 to 80 percent of the system that governs your body’s ability to fight disease – from common allergies to the flu to diabetes to cancer – resides in your digestive tract, and more than five feet of that tract is comprised of your colon. When you improve the health of your colon, your immune system – and every other system of your body – benefits.
What does the colon do?
So, we’d like to dig a little deeper into the topic of colonics and immunity. You may have heard it said that if your body were a city, your colon would be the sewer system. But your body is not a city, and your colon is so much more than a sewer system. Besides eliminating solid waste, the colon does so much more:
• It uses the foods you eat to manufacture some of the vitamins you need, including Vitamin B-12 and Vitamin K
• It absorbs and distributes nutrients to your body that the small intestine didn’t catch
• It helps keep you hydrated
• It blocks the absorption of toxins and keeps them from going into the bloodstream.
In short, your colon works 24/7 to protect you in myriad ways. And in the modern-day world, it is stressed out with the magnitude of the task. Wow! How can I help my colon help me? Improving the health of your colon and improving your immune system go hand in hand. All of the things you do to support your overall health will help to keep your colon in peak fighting form.
• Eat a healthy, plant-based diet with LOTS of leafy greens
• Keep yourself well hydrated
• Exercise regularly
• Make colon hydrotherapy part of your self-care routine.
Cleanse with Us!
The most compelling way we know to convince folks of the link between colonics and saunas and immunity is for them to experience the benefits first-hand. While we’ve worked with clients who have cured themselves of serious, chronic diseases, a more common example is that many of our clients notice that they escape from winter colds, and have far fewer problems with seasonal allergies when they see us regularly.
So, how can we help you? We’re proud to say that the best colon hydrotherapy NYC and infrared saunas available are here at DTX. We’d love to answer any questions you may have or help you make an appointment. You can contact us at 212-644-1040 or by e-mail.