In one of my last articles titled DRY INFRARED SAUNA HEAT THERAPY FOR DETOXIFICATION, I primarily covered the many different chemicals and heavy metals we are exposed to in our environment on a daily basis. In this article, I think I need to dive in a bit deeper as to why body detoxification is necessary. To me detoxification is a very important part of our health “plan” and I can not stress it enough.
It’s a known fact that the world around us is making us sick. From the air, we breathe to the food we eat and the water we drink. There’s very little we can do to reduce our exposure. We can, however, be pro-active with a body detoxification treatment.
In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the root causes of more than 87% of all chronic illnesses are found in personal environments or lifestyles. These chronic illnesses include cancer, leukemia, liver disease, respiratory conditions, anemia, nervous system disease, immune system damage, psychological damage, reproductive and fertility impairment, kidney dysfunction and the list grows longer each year.

Why is Body Detoxification Important?

Below is an excerpt from Literature Review & Comparison Studies of Sauna/Hyperthermia in Detoxification, Townsend Letter for Doctors, June 1992 Zane R. Gard, M.D. & Erma J. Brown, BSN, PhN

The past 150 years have been a time of incredible progress for medicine, science, and industry. Because of these advancements we now enjoy longer, more productive lives. However, there are many who pay a tremendously high price for our modern lifestyle. The by-products of our chemical technology have resulted in the ubiquitous contamination of our
atmosphere, lakes, oceans, and soil. Our natural environment is now permeated by a barrage of “unnatural” substances.

Unquestionably, many of the chemical sources have been in existence for centuries. However, today we are exposed to chemical concentrations far greater than were our ancestors. Although the human mechanism is known to be accommodating, ecological alterations are now occurring at a faster rate than our bodies are able to adapt. We are now
faced with a situation where inadequacies or uncertainties centering around the manufacturing, use, storage, and disposal of toxic chemicals, have resulted in an overwhelming number of environmentally -induced illnesses.

Since 1965, over 4 million distinct chemical compounds have been reported in scientific literature. Over 6000 new chemicals were added to this list between 1965 and 1978. As of 1981, of over 70,000 chemicals in commercial production, 3,000 have been identified as intentionally added to our food supplies and over 700 in drinking water. During food processing and storage 10,000 other compounds can become an integral part of many commonly used foods. Added to this list of potential body toxins, petrochemicals, industrial waste, medical and street drugs, radiation (X-rays, nuclear fallout etc.) and tons of pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides, the result is an incredible chemical avalanche to have befallen the human race in a relatively short period of evolutionary history.

There is currently a wealth of scientific evidence showing that thousands of drugs, preservatives, pesticides, and other pollutants remain stored in the body long after exposure. We know for example that an organochlorinated pesticide such as the metabolites of DDT has a half-life of between 20 and 50 years in the fat deposits of humans. According to the U.S., Environmental Protection Agency over 400 chemicals have been detected in human tissue; 48 were found in adipose tissue, 40 in breastmilk, 73 in the liver and over 250 in the blood.

The process of bodily accumulation and storage of toxins is known as “toxic bio-accumulation“. Though the predominant storage site in the body is the fatty tissue, toxins may re-enter the bloodstream during times of physical stress (i.e.. illness, fasting, excessive heat, exercise) or emotional stress. Every organ that is accessible to these chemicals, which have been mobilized or released from the fat, is being continually exposed at low levels.

As stated by Dr. William L. Marcus, Senior Advisor and Chief Toxicologist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “It’s a chronic exposure. That’s why chemicals like dioxin, even in small amounts, are extremely dangerous. Unfortunately, the human body has no previous experience with these chemicals and there is no natural machinery in the body to break them down, much less eliminate them.

Human accumulation of such compounds as DDT, PCP, PCB, and dioxin, reflect biologically persistent chemicals which are partitioned in the body from water into lipids. Eventually the metabolizing of xenobiotics (chemicals foreign to the biological system) leads to the accumulation of the chemicals and/or their products in lipid deposits throughout the body,
particularly in adipose tissue. The simple chemistry involved in this process can be illustrated by the fact that some chemicals readily dissolve in water, while others dissolve only in oil bases. Oil soluble chemicals, therefore, have a tendency to accumulate in body fatty tissue or lipids, which are also insoluble in water. There is no such thing as a fat
“cell”…[rather] almost every cell has a fat component. The brain has a high-fat content as does virtually every organ.

Directly or indirectly, toxic residues find there way into our air, food and water supplies. The net effect of this ecological overload is to alter the body’s balance or “homeostasis”. This interference with our natural biological tendencies to restore internal balance results in “disease” in one form or another. According to Professor Edward J. Calabrese of the University of Massachusetts, and author of Pollutants and High-Risk Groups, “It is this homeostatic process which neutralizes the pollutant’s effect and returns the system to equilibrium.”

Marshall Mandell, MD, nationally renowned in the field of bio-ecologic medicine, wrote in a recent publication that the influx of chemicals in our society today “has resulted in a lowered threshold of resistance and subsequent inability to cope with the natural and unnatural environment due to altered body metabolism, enzyme dysfunction, nutritional deficiencies, and hormonal imbalances.” Health depends on the balance of both external and internal environmental forces.

There is a wealth of literature documenting illnesses in humans from exposure to chemicals as listed above. These illnesses include cancers of virtually every organ system of the body, as well as leukemia, liver disease, pulmonary damage, anemia, and blood changes, nervous system disease, immune system damage, psychological damage, reproductive and fertility impairment, and kidney dysfunction. There are also many sub-clinical abnormalities that are
suspected to result from presumed chemical exposure and the list grows longer each year.

In response to the above facts, many health care practitioners have been recommending a vast array of detoxification programs. Circulating toxins and toxic bowels need proper cleansing. The removal of these toxins is relatively well known. When toxins are deposited in fat storage sites this becomes much more complicated. The only way to remove toxins from fat storage sites is to mobilize the toxic fat. Heat-stress [of a sauna] is an effective method of removing fat-stored toxins from the body.

Why Do I Believe Body Detoxification Is Necessary?

As a healthcare professional, it was shocking to see the rise in the number of people being diagnosed with cancer, Lyme Disease,  Fibromyalgia, Heart disease, and Obesity each year. The figures did not make sense to me. With our high degree of knowledge in healthcare, why are so many people sick? I asked myself, “What’s wrong with this picture?” We aren’t a third world country, people in the US should be healthy, right?

So this led me to do a lot of research. What I discovered was the fact that we are sick because of the toxins and heavy metals we are being exposed to. The problem with having toxins and heavy metals in your body is that they interact with enzymes and confuse cellular receptors, which inhibits normal cell function. When cells are confused, their electrical receptivity becomes out of sync, throwing the human body out of homeostasis causing dis-ease.

As mentioned earlier, illnesses are caused by the build-up of toxic chemicals, pathogens, and carcinogenic heavy metals (lead, mercury, nickel, cadmium) as well as alcohol, nicotine, sodium, sulfuric acid, and cholesterol. Over the years, I learned a lot about the basics of detoxification and why it’s necessary. Ridding the body of these toxins can definitely help relieve symptoms, prevent illness, and increase overall health and vitality.

Through my years of researching different detoxification programs, I found myself becoming confused and disappointed that certain ones I had tried did not work as well as I had hoped for. The issue I was trying to detox my body from was from the heavy metal mercury. I have mercury dental fillings and was starting to experience certain symptoms that were becoming progressively worse over the years. I tried different liver detoxes, chelation detoxes, foot detoxes and changing my diet. None of these gave me the results I was hoping for.

It wasn’t until I purchased a FAR Infrared sauna and started to use the unit on a regular basis that I was able to rid my body of the symptoms that had started to affect my life and my health in a negative way. I can truly say that since using this type of infrared heat therapy for detoxification, I no longer suffer from chronic fatigue, brain fog or chronic body aches and pain.

Because I had such great results,  I felt like I needed to share this “best-kept secret” to others and spread the word about all of the health benefits infrared heat therapy can offer to others. As a nurse and massage therapist, my primary purpose is to help others regain their health back. This is why I became a dealer for Golden Designs Inc. Infrared sauna heat therapy IS the only safe and effective way that I found to help everyone no matter what medical condition you are in, to rid the body of ALL harmful chemicals and heavy metals. You can see for yourself all of the medical studies and research I put together for you here.

If you are reading this article and have no clue of what an infrared sauna is or how they work, then you will want to read this article:  WHAT IS AN INFRARED SAUNA AND HOW DOES IT WORK? If you are looking for a safe effective detoxification program for the whole family, yes even children, then you may find this article helpful: IS AN INFRARED SAUNA SAFE FOR CHILDREN TO USE? If you have been diagnosed with Lyme Disease then this article: FAR INFRARED SAUNA HEAT THERAPY FOR TREATING LYME DISEASE may be useful for you.

Hopefully, you can now see for yourself why body detoxification is necessary and are ready to take the next step and purchase a FAR infrared sauna for you and your family’s health. As always, I can be reached by phone at 888-322-8901 or you can shoot me off an email at with any questions or concerns you may have before making your online purchase.  I’m here to help you on your journey to a better healthier lifestyle.


Kim Brillon is an experienced Licensed Practical Nurse and a highly successful Licensed Massage Therapist in NY State who understood the importance of regular sauna usage to ensure a detoxification process on a cellular level in order to improve overall well-being so she became a sauna dealer for Golden Designs Inc. and Almost Heaven Saunas.

Take note that Pure Life Energy Saunas is not a recognized medical entity allowed to diagnose or prescribe any medical treatment or device. You can easily find a lot of information on this website and on the internet promoting the benefits of infrared saunas. It is recommended to consult with your physician before getting started on an extensive use of an infrared sauna.

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