Sauna Therapy

I want to talk to you today about a treatment approach that I use with virtually all of my new patients and I encourage my patients to do this several times a year –  it’s cleansing and detoxification.

In 2024 we live in very toxic times. If we were to use the analogy of a rain barrel filling up with water and the rain water is the equivalent of the toxin that we’re exposed to every day in our food, air, and water that barrel, folks, is overflowing. It’s just crazy how many toxins that were exposed to. It’s worse today than it was 20 years ago or 40 years ago. 

This is an important issue to be dealing with. Children are even more challenged by this because their bodies and detoxification organs like the liver and kidneys are still developing so they can’t really handle the modern burden of toxins that are out there. Things like heavy metals pesticides, plasticizing chemicals, flame retardants, and the list goes on; they can affect the body in many many ways in serious ways. So this,as I say, is really important. A detoxification that I set up for my patients will include multiple things. 

  • First an elimination diet dietary change easing off particularly inflammation of the body by not eating wheat, dairy, corn, citrus, eggs and some other common food sensitivities for probably three or four weeks. 
  • The second thing, as adults cutting down on coffee ideally as well this is a great time of year. In January – doing dry January but cutting down on alcohol consumption
  • Third is to be taking a supplement whether it’s herbal nutritional supplement combination herbs and nutraceuticals to boost the detoxification process in the body so this can be done with supplements like milk thistle or N-Acetyl-cysteine and using those supplements during the cleansing period but there’s still a lot to get rid of, and particularly for challenging toxins like heavy metals or pesticides. 

This Sauna behind me is an infrared sauna. There is great research on sweating and has been proven in research there’s a Canadian medical doctor out of Edmonton Alberta, Steve Genius, who has researched and documented how perspiration sweating particularly through sauna therapy can help us get rid of those toxic heavy metals. This is very safe for children. It’s very safe for people that have weak constitutions. I would recommend infrared saunas for anybody. The big value is that by detoxing or being in the sauna at a low heat you can stay in it for longer periods of time which allows you to get rid of more toxins. 

I welcome all patients and future patients to come in and make use of this great tool. 

I wish you a Healy and healthy day.

Dr. Scott Clack

Dr. Scott Clack graduated from the Naturopathic Medicine program at Bastyr University (Seattle, WA) in 1997. He practiced in B.C. for two years before moving to Ontario and starting practice in April 2000. In activities with the naturopathic profession, Dr. Clack was a Director of the B.C. Naturopathic Association from 1998 through 1999, as well as being appointed to the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy (the regulatory board of Naturopathic Medicine in Ontario) between 2002 and 2004. He was also voted Naturopathic Doctor of the Year in 2005 by his peers in the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors.