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Some Like It Hot — The Many Health Benefits of Sauna Bathing

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  • People have been enjoying sauna bathing throughout history and have been experiencing the health benefits as well
  • Research demonstrates saunas may help detoxify your body of heavy metals including cadmium, lead, mercury and arsenic
  • Health benefits include longer living, better brain and heart health, increased athletic endurance and reduced pain from fibromyalgia, arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis

By Dr. Mercola

Saunas and sweat lodges have a long history of use in many different societies. From the Nordic countries to Central America, saunas have been used in one form or another for centuries. It's not uncommon for homes in Finland to have built-in saunas, enjoyed by most members of the family on a regular basis.

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