If you are keen on health optimization and biohacking techniques, then you’re sure to be familiar with Anthony DiClementi. And, for those that are not, Anthony DiClementi is a leading executive wellness coach who specializes in functional medicine and nutritional science.
DiClementi helps Hollywood celebrities, pro athletes, CEOs, entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley executives—such as PayPal’s Peter Thiel—around the world, to transform their bodies, upgrade their energy and boost their mental clarity. He has helped men and women wanting to upgrade their physical, as well as mental performance to the next level.
DiClementi’s book, The Biohacker’s Guide to Upgraded Energy and Focus, his podcast and his website, BiohackingSecrets.com have all become huge hits in the health and wellness circles. DiClementi has also been featured on several award-winning podcasts like Ben Greenfield Fitness, Fire, Onnit’s Human Optimization Hour and he has also shared the stage with renowned business leaders such as Tony Robbins. A huge contender in the biohacking community, DiClementi is also a big advocate of sauna use.
DiClementi states that he loves the sauna because he is lazy by nature and does not like to work out. He is not a person who gets out of bed in the morning, wears his sneakers and hits the gym or goes for a run. But he does it a lot because it generally makes him feel better, makes his day better and he likes the way it makes him look.
DiClementi claims that he is a huge admirer of the fact that the sauna is low effort and high reward. Recently, DiClementi posted a video on what he thinks are the advantages of sauna therapy. He states that the appeal of the sauna is that it is very similar to working out.
And, scientific research and literature prove that the impact of a sauna on our bodies is just like the physiological effect of working out. However, the best part is that you can benefit from just sitting and doing nothing, which is tremendously appealing.
DiClementi strongly believes that sauna therapy may be the cure to the biggest health issues that are being faced by the United States today—No.1 being cancer and No. 2 being heart disease. According to a Finnish study, it showed that men who made use of the sauna 4 to 7 times a week saw a 60% reduced risk in all-cause mortality. So, using a sauna for 4 to 7 times a week can reduce your risk of cardiac events by 60 percent, which is pretty cool.
DiClementi states that it does not make any sense for people to focus on issues like longevity and anti-aging strategies until the top risk causing death is eliminated. He states that sauna therapy can help to keep our immune system and mitochondria functioning properly and reduce the risk of heart disease. Spending time in the sauna for the right duration, intensity and frequency at least 4 to 7 times a week for at least 20 minutes per session can help in the optimal functioning of our bodies.
DiClementi’s Personal Sauna Connection
DiClementi has a personal connection in his belief in the sauna because of his father, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease and he feels that sauna therapy can immensely benefit people suffering from Parkinson’s.
Parkinson’s disease is essentially a degenerative disease that affects the nervous system. This is caused by free radical damage that affects the basal brain ganglia, which controls the muscle movement in the body and causes the depletion of the chemical, dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain. Dopamine helps to carry messages between the nerve cells and in Parkinson’s disease, the cells that manufacture dopamine are either dying or damaged and the brain stops manufacturing the chemical. The depletion of dopamine causes rigidity in the body, muscle weakness and tremors that spread slowly.
DiClementi states that Parkinson’s disease needs detoxification as a major part of the treatment and his father owns a sauna too that helps a great deal in detoxification. In fact, several studies show that sauna therapy is a great way to detoxify and can help those suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.
Sauna and Detoxification
As you already are aware, the deep penetrating heat of the sauna helps to stimulate metabolic activity that helps to release the toxins stored in the body via sweat and also through the pores, liver and kidneys. This process is similar to when you are sick and the body develops a fever. As the body gets hotter, it helps to stimulate metabolic activity, kills pathogens and harmful bacteria and releases toxins, thereby, aiding detoxification.
The infrared sauna produces heat, which helps to recreate a fever response in the body by raising the core temperature of the body and making you sweat. This helps you feel better from inside out. While most of the sweat consists of salt and water, studies show that about 15% – 20% of the sweat, which is induced by sauna therapy consists of cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, heavy metals, uric acid, sulfuric acid, ammonia and sodium. In short, an infrared sauna can help your body to flush out the environmental toxins via sweat.
In his podcast with highintensitybusiness.com, DiClementi stated that the best investment that he has ever made in terms of his energy, time or money, is his infrared sauna and it is one of his best investments that he enjoys the most. He stated that when he uses his infrared sauna consistently, he feels a lot more energetic, flexible. His skin looks great and his mood feels better. In short, DiClementi is a huge advocate of the sauna and he says that investing in a sauna is definitely worth it.
So, in conclusion, DiClementi states that if you are lazy like he is or you simply want to protect yourself from the top causes of deaths in the U.S. or want to live the most fulfilling life with minimal health ailment, then one should consider getting an infrared sauna at home.