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Sauna to reduce risk of Fatal Cardiovascular and All-Cause Mortality

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 “Increased frequency of Sauna bathing is associated with a reduced risk of SCD, CHD, CVD, and all-cause mortality”

Exercising your heart doesn’t have to be as difficult as you may think. In fact, you may find exercising your heart in a sauna to be relaxing. I do. I’ve written about the importance of whole-body hyperthermia to detoxify the body of heavy metals. And I’ve written about the importance of detoxifying the liver-especially after aggressive chemotherapy. I am a cancer survivor living with chronic afib and chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy. I focus on all things heart healthy…

The JNH Lifestyles 2 Person Far Infrared Sauna 7 Carbon Fiber Heaters is extremely well-reviewed on Amazon. There is even a video of an average Joe setting one up in his basement. 

I take a sauna (Sa) most every morning for about 15 minutes. I got into the habit years ago and now I can’t miss my weekly Sa. The studies linked and excerpted below prove that

  1. Sauna reduce the risk of heart disease
  2. Sauna improve endothelial function (keep your veins young and healthy)
  3.  Sweating is a great way to detoxify heavy metals from your body

Yes, you should check with your doctor before you sauna. If you have any questions about heart health, scroll down the page, post a question and I will reply ASAP.

thank you,

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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Association between sauna bathing and fatal cardiovascular and all-cause mortality events.

” OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of frequency and duration of sa bathing with the risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD), fatal coronary heart disease (CHD), fatal cardiovascular disease (CVD), and all-cause mortality…

RESULTS: During a median follow-up of 20.7 years. A total of 601, 1513, and 201 participants reported having a sa bathing session 1 time per week, 2 to 3 times per week, and 4 to 7 times per week, respectively…

Compared with men having a sa bathing session of less than 11 minutes, the adjusted hazard ratio for SCD was 0.93 (95% CI, 0.67-1.28) for sa bathing sessions of 11 to 19 minutes and 0.48 (95% CI, 0.31-0.75) for sessions lasting more than 19 minutes (P for trend = .002); significant inverse associations were also observed for fatal CHDs and fatal CVDs (P for trend ≤.03) but not for all-cause mortality events…

CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: Increased frequency of sa bathing is associated with a reduced risk of SCD, CHD, CVD, and all-cause mortality. Further studies are warranted to establish the potential mechanism that links sa bathing and cardiovascular health.”

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