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triathlongal
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So I decided to start back with the IR Sauna again. Was doing it daily about a year ago then stopped.

I dry brush and take binders before going in ( its a zip up one where you sit in it and your head sticks out).

For two days in a row I sat in it on high for 25 minutes and did not sweat a single drop! In the past I would sweat within the first 5 minutes, now nothing.

Why would someone NOT sweat in a sauna? Thanks!

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As IR is low heat, you may actually be sweating but just not noticing it as it may evaporate in a DRY heat sauna as IR is. And this being winter, humidity in the air is just so much less, too.

Assuming you are drinking a good amount of water but maybe you need just a little bit more?

I don't think it's that unusual. It could be that maybe your salt intake is keeping the sweat in and it's moving out more through your kidneys? Just a thought that came to mind.

For some other reason, you kidneys might just be expelling all the water, too.

The IR Sauna is low heat and while that can bring on a sweat, it may take some more sessions to get your body circulating better.

Still, it's of benefit because it's still sending heat waves down into your body so that circulation will start moving things.

Some with lyme just don't sweat with heat (but heat can clobber them so it's good that you are doing LOW heat IR sauna, not the regular kind with high heat) -- it's an ANDRENAL depletion reason.

Be sure your adrenal support is all A-Okay. This is where I'd start.

Kidney support, too. [Be sure to avoid ibuprofen as that constricts blood vessels and will hamper kidneys, etc.]

Certain minerals & vitamins might need to be considered, too.
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I also sit in the zip-up one. I notice that my sweat time varies and have no idea why. Sometimes I begin to sweat in 15 minutes and other times it takes close to an hour.

If you can handle heat, I suggest you stay in longer and see how long it takes. I also have something to read!

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Hmmm. Backing up, you say that you "take binders before going in . . . ."

Maybe they are absorbing water before it makes it out to become sweat?

If you have good kidney flow, I'd not be too concerned, though.
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[ 01-08-2015, 02:55 PM: Message edited by: Keebler ]

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Thanks for all the feedback. I decided NOT to take a binder before going in the sauna and this time I was sweating bullets! Good catch! I also stepped up my electrolytes and adrenal support this week which also seems to help,
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Way to go Keebler! Sometimes it takes putting our heads together. [group hug] [woohoo]

As someone has said, "Two heads are better than one, even if one is a cabbage head (usually mine)."

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Wow! That was just a hunch. I love it. A hunch.

It came from my new introduction of coconut flour and how that just sucks up all the water of the earth. It's really amazing. I'm learning to work with it (great for a pumpkin custard of sorts) so when you said "binder" it just brought visions of all the water going to that.

Now, binders may still be good to have in place before the sauna (or wait a bit) just drink more water with the binders -

- maybe not a flood all at once but keep a good amount steady all day long to be sure the binders get enough water to move stuff through

aldo be sure your body will also have enough water left over for its tissues -- especially for the brain & colon.

Anytime binders are taken, more water is important.

Glad to see attention to electrolytes and adrenal, too. That matters, too.
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Interesting about the binder issue - I never take anything before saunaing - guess that's a good idea - good one, Keeb!
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My llmd always recommended binders before the IR Sauna due to my high mercury levels but never thought about them soaking up h2o. I now wait till right after sauna to take them.

Thanks again for the feedback.

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No binder should ever be allowed to deplete the body of water. Just take more water.

Without the added water required the colon can get into all kinds of trouble and get clogged (and not move out waste very well)

but tissue all though out our body can suffer (and fluids will not circulate within cells as needed) if all or most - or any - of our normal "supply" of water is diverted to the binders.
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