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I started 2 new communities this week:

because I learnt of research conducted over a 20 year period that suggests using a Sauna 4-7 times a week for 20 minutes at 174°F was able to reduce:

  • All Cause Mortality by 40%
  • Dementia and Alzheimers by 60%
  • Stroke Risk by 40%
  • Risk of developing Hypertension by 46%
  • Helps with Depression and Anxiety
  • Muscle Atrophy by 40%, and
  • Helps your body get rid of Heavy Metals

This research was conducted mostly at a university in Finland with a couple of thousand people over 20 years plus they eliminated compounding factors like exercise etc. So they were comparing like with like when they measured these risk reductions.

It appears that this is caused by heating your core body temperature and a similar effect could probably be attained using an Ofuro Japanese Soaking Tub. I am told these tubs are part of their daily routine in Japan, there is a switch in the kitchen they click while preparing dinner - the tub automatically fills and heats so it is ready for you after dinner and before you go to bed. I was told it was a secret to Japanese longevity along with their diet.

Upon learning this, I:

  • was annoyed we had not been told about this before
  • wanted to learn how and why it worked - was it BS or not
  • could I get a Sauna in my house and if so, how much would it cost
  • would an Ofuro Japanese Soaking Tub do the same job? If so, could I get one in my house, how much etc?
  • which of those 2 options would be easier to use.

I noticed Chromotherapy was also included in many Saunas sold today and I wondered why. While there is not as much hard evidence, there is research that shows some interesting benefits. So I also started a community for Chromotherapy

So if you know about Saunas, Chromotherapy and Ofuros I would sure appreciate you contributing to the communities. If you don’t, I am going to share useful links as I find them.

I am not in the business of selling or installing Saunas, Chromotherapy or Ofuros - just generally curious if they can improve our health and are practical for the average person to use.

Imagine the impact this could have on our medical expenses and our enjoyment of life. I hope you find this interesting.

I suggest you start with this video

Chromotherapy: " “available scientific evidence does not support claims that alternative uses of light or color therapy are effective in treating cancer or other illnesses”.[4]" -


If you find evidence that disagrees with this, update the Wikipedia article and let me know plz

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