The power of Sauna
One of the recommendations that we strongly advocate to our members is regular saunas.
These recommendations are in large part based on the latest research published on a recent population study of men in Finland, that found that men who used a sauna 2-3 times per week were a massive 27% less likely to die from cardiovascular-related causes than men who didn’t.
Furthermore, these benefits were found to be dose-dependent. Men who used the sauna roughly twice as often at 4-7 times per week, experienced roughly twice the benefits - and were 50% less likely to die from cardiovascular-related causes.
Those are great odds!
As far as we are aware, the majority of the reported benefits and literature advocating for sauna have been collated using traditional sauna methods. Infra -red may still have benefits, however we must base our recommendations on the best available scientific literature.
Our sauna source
Dr. Rhonda Patrick is well known for her research in the areas of anti-aging and nutrition and holds several degrees including a Ph.D. in biomedical science from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, along with a biochemistry/chemistry degree from the University of California.
A frequent guest on Joe Rogan and Tim Ferriss podcasts, Dr Patrick has a large international following and frequently posts her research on her website https://www.foundmyfitness.com/.
Dr Patrick is a big advocate of long term sauna use and started using the sauna in grad school, where she noticed a decrease in her anxiety, along with an uplift in mood.
In addition to these initial observations, she started to conduct studies with endurance athletes, where she found out saunas visits 2-3 times per week helped runners and cyclists with recovery time.