A daily 15-minute sauna could be the equivalent of taking regular exercise and save you from heart disease, Japanese scientists have found. Researchers at Kagoshima University discovered that two weeks after taking a sauna every day, a group of men at risk from heart disease had significantly wider arteries and increased blood flow. Daily saunas may even reverse the damage to blood vessels caused by high cholesterol levels, according to the researchers.
By raising your body temperature and making you sweat, saunas can also boost your lymphatic system. Your lymphatic system is responsible for ridding your body of all its toxins and if it fails to work properly, you can become more prone to headaches, poor digestion and mild infections such as colds.
Saunas are good for blood circulation, too, warming your hands and feet, as well as directing fresh blood to your internal organs, which helps them function more effectively.
I wonder if saunas could also be beneficial in CCSVI, by widening the veins and improving blood flow to the brain? Does anyone with better technical knowledge of CCSVI than me have any thoughts?