Aliquot #2: Q&A Mashup - Sauna

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Get a sample of our new premium member's content, known as Aliquots, by listening to this in-depth Q&A mashup on Sauna use.

What's an aliquot, you may ask? Aliquots are special, curated segments prepared and distributed to premium members via the premium members podcast feed.

This collection of clips covers some of the many health benefits associated with sauna use, including heat shock protein activation, cardiovascular health, muscle mass preservation, and more.

Episode Highlights

  • 00:07:00 - What are the effects of sauna and hot baths on heat shock proteins and the immune system?

  • 00:16:14 - What are your recommendations for infrared sauna temperature and time?

  • 00:24:03 - At what temperature and how long do you need to stay in the sauna to activate heat shock proteins?

  • 00:26:50 - Does sauna use promote excretion of heavy metals such as arsenic?
  • 00:29:12 - Are there ways of mimicking sauna use without regular access to a sauna?

  • 00:33:55 - If compounds such as metformin, resveratrol and vitamin E counteract exercise-induced hormesis, would this be true for other stressors such as the sauna, fasting, broccoli sprouts, polyphenols?

  • 00:37:06 - How does fasting affect human growth hormone and IGF-1 in respect to muscle mass?

  • 00:43:30 - Can saunas be used during fasting to preserve more muscle and increase fat burning?

  • 00:45:50 - Can saunas be used to treat headaches?

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