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Benefits Of A Sauna Steam Room
Sauna: Sauna use may reduce the incidence of the common cold, and temporarily relieve the symptoms.It increases performance in endurance sport, increases plasma volume and red cell volume in athletes, decreased systolic blood pressure, significantly improved exercise tolerance, increased peak respiratory oxygen uptake, and enhanced anaerobic threshold in chronic conditions. ...Read more
Water temp: http://www.medicaldaily.com/health-benefits-warm-water-6-ways-drinking-warm-water-can-heal-your-body-282218Get a more detailed answer ›
Moron: If you wish to sweat, why put a barrier to sweating ? ...Read more
Steam rooms: Ancient cultures have always used steam rooms to help relax and detox from the stresses. I think it can help people to relax and feel better but make sure you are well hydrated when doing that since you do lose alot of water. ...Read more
Want to about sauna... Which one is better... The old sauna using heated water or the infra red sauna? Is it good to sauna?
Infra Red sauna: Infra red sauna simultaneously detox the body, using sauna 15 min a day can get rid of toxins and keep liver healthy. ...Read more
Is it safe to use a portable oil heater or electric heater to heat a room during pregnancy and after delivery in a babies/children's room?
Portable heater: Portable heaters can be prone to toppling over. Also may overheat. May be a fire hazard. Do not leave the heater on while asleep. ...Read more
What are the risks of water masturbation... Such as hot tub jets or shower faucets? Any risk for an embolism?
Possibly: Theoretically, it should open up your pores in the skin, loosen up mucus in the sinuses, help loosen up sore muscles and increase blood flow. It is recommended to take a cool shower after a steam bath to close up the pores again. There maybe certain medical problems in which it is not recommended to be in a steam bath. ...Read more
For young infants, : put a cool must humidifier across the room up to a maximum of 50% humidity, because, in theory, you could overload them with water if it's too close. I guess that's probably 7-9 feet in most bedrooms. Keep the humidifier & its cord up where a 6-month-old & older can't pull it over. Run it with a 10% Clorox solution to clean it when baby's not in the room, followed by a cycle of fresh water. ...Read more
12/24 hours brewing of green tea in thermos (hot water) good or bad for health?Doesn't long brewing in thermos help extract all beneficial nutrients?
Less is more!: Many of the beneficial nutrients/antioxidants in green tea are delicate compounds; heating them too much/too long destroys them! It's best to steep just 1-3 minutes at about 160 degrees, though steeping in room temperature or cold water for 2 hours may be best! See http://tinyurl.com/hodhon5 for details. (is steaming green beans or asparagus for hours better than a few minutes? more NOT better!) ...Read more
Tea hot or cold?: interesting question that i am certain has not been well studied. In the US cold tea is made by cooling hot tea and I would think benefits, if any, would be the same. ...Read more
Could a hot tub tanning booth be safer using water to diffract, and control steadiness of uv absorption?
Some bags toxic but:: Many tea bags contain epichlohydrin, which is toxic. Some also have dioxins. Whether the tiny amounts of these toxins are dangerous is not known and the benefits of tea (esp. if organic) probably outweigh the risks. This article gives several brands with non-toxic tea bags: http://national.cleanplates.com/health-nutrition/these-teas-are-toxin-free/#.VPrg_uf1jVo ...Read more
Does a room humidifier help with dry sinuses/nose associated with Sjogrens? What are the pros and cons of cold vs warm mist units
Safety: The hot misters I have delt with over the years have a heating elementand produce scalding water as well as steam.Most misters today use tuning fork technology and produce mist particles without the heat, or risk. By the time it gets to the kid it will cool off anyway, so i avoid the risk of hot steamers and recommend the cool mist. ...Read more
Cool humidifier: In my medical opinion, the cool mist ultrasonic humidifier is preferable to the hot vaporizer due to the safety concerns of the heating of the water with potential injury posed by the vaporizer. Furthermore, experientially, parental feedback indicates that the cool humidifier seems to provide a more calming cough relief than the hotter vaporizer. ...Read more
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