Just wanted to post about that again here.
I am trying to go to saunas weekly, in winter, because that's when my immune system is down and I have horrible chilblains for about 25 years or so.
This week, I haven't gone, and yesterday I was again suffering from flares, terrible, burning skin, feeling like I'd rather die than go through another flare again. I felt toxic, tired, foggy in my brain, no will to do anything, but just disappear in the limbo....
I took a higher dose of my liposomal vitamins and minutes later, i felt MUCH better.
I could prepare my food, got hungry to eat, and could think again and interact with other people (before, during the flare, this is the most painstaking thing to do - social interaction....)....
As long as I went regularly to saunas (1x week), things were pretty much under control.
Now, I waited almost 2 weeks, and boy, that was a mistake.
So today, I spent 3.5 hours in the local sauna, and forgot to take my liposomal vitamins...
But I did not flare (I was flaring daily for the last 4, 5 days or so)...
And not only that, the skin inflammation clearly receded!!!
In the previous days, I was taking different strong teas + liposomes + celery juice to try to keep my flares under control, but it was not always possible, despite all that!
I do feel saunas boost immunity, but the effect lasts about 1 week, no longer.
It's anyway better than suffer!
I know one man that cured his lyme disease BASICALLY by going to saunas 2x a week. He was bound to a wheel chair, had tried all sorts of treatments, drugs and alternative, and at the end, he swears saunas and swimming were the best therapies for him!
He's walking again.
As ES sufferers also suffer FOR SURE from nerve infections (and other infections), well, I think it would be worthy to try. The only problem is e-smog from some saunas....
Anyway, I just wanted to post this here for those who would like to try.
Uphill battle, I also like dry saunas (the vapor ones don't feel good, I find).
any heat therapy feels good.
My annual winter chilblains stopped developing this last week, and I do think my weekly sauna session has helped.
Even taking bath in hot water, and standing the temperatures a bit longer than you would (simulating a fever) may help, I have the impression. Somehow, heat turns on part of the immune system.
That's why hyperthermia is now so in fashion (whole body or local hyperthermia).
It is said to activate certain immune cells - in my case, it's clear HEAT for about 2,3 hours a week does something very positive.
I had absolutely no problem in taking a short airplane trip (less than 2 hours), after long hours waiting at the airport in Zurich.
Husband and daughter play with their smart phones almost the whole time around me (restaurant, bedroom, trains etc), despite my warnings...
The hotel had wifi the whole time.
Most museums have wifi and I always took their automatic guide-devices (wireless) and had no problem (even after 2 hours).
I do think saunas are good, really!! Specially in winter, I can feel the difference!
I walked non-stop, for the last 5 days, bombarded with e-smog, day and night, I don't even feel the ill effects of esmog (I sincerely don't think this is an advantage as I do believe they harm the body long term....). It's just that when I feel strong, I don't react as much to esmog as when my body is fighting inflammation (with chilblains, for example).
Well, the sauna + my liposomal vitamins I took daily during this trip do seem to support my immune system rather well, even in winter (my worst months are in winter....). No crash.
I was tired but no wonder, after walking the whole day, not eating 'correctly' because I eat in restaurants daily, but next day, I feel fine to go on. I won't say I'm super energetic, nope, but I don't feel sick, tired, super EHS, nope, so life seems almost normal.
I notice though it's harder to fall asleep than without wifi, for sure, but I could still sleep, as the wifi signals were not that strong...