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Yes, sweating does detoxify you

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When it comes to your health, sometimes the simplest strategies can have a tremendous impact. Sweating in a sauna is one simple change with many health benefits, including the ability to reduce cardiovascular risk and improve mitochondrial function. It also correlates well with a reduction in the risk for dementia. 

A Finnish proverb says, "The sauna is Finland's medication ... and a poor [person's] apothecary."1 Saunas have been used for nearly 2,000 years in Finland for stress relief and to improve health. Not surprisingly, much of the research on the health benefits of saunas comes from Finland, a country where saunas are nearly as common as television sets.2 They're often found in private homes, offices and factories, and are an integral part of Finnish life. 

In addition to offering cardiovascular and neurological benefits, they are being used by athletes for post-workout muscle relaxation and as a means of improving athletic performance. Another important aspect to sauna use has been detoxification. While there has been more than adequate research demonstrating the ability of sweating in a sauna to detoxify the body of heavy metals and other toxins, one letter published in the Journal Environmental International has renewed the debate over its effectiveness.3 

Experts Call Detox Sweating a Myth 

Some experts teach that your liver and kidneys are the only way your body has of removing toxins.4 In essence, they believe using a sauna to detoxify from environmental toxins and heavy metals is nothing more than a myth. In making the argument, some have indicated there is usually a grain of truth to the heart of every myth, believing toxic sweat is no exception. 



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I must be detoxing then, Been sweating like a pig in a blanket :D

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