Detox is no longer a painful process just for the recovering addict. It's also a way of life for the rich, helping them lose weight, boosting their immune systems, and relieving pain.
With the popularity of in-home devices such as Sunshine Sauna, a sauna that purports to steam out the bodily toxins through sweat, physicians such as dermatologist Dr. Dee Anna Glaser, have been weighing in with their expert opinions on the true efficacy of such contraptions.
...in the big picture, sweat has only one function: Cooling you down when you overheat. "Sweating for the sake of sweating has no benefits," she says. "Sweating heavily is not going to release a lot of toxins."
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Dr. Dee Anna Glaser's clinical interests include Cosmetic Dermatology, Laser Surgery, Liposuction, Botox®, Chemical Peels, Collagen and Restylane, Non-invasive procedures for aging skin, and Hyperhidrosis.
Dr. Glaser is board certified by American Board of Dermatology, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and American Board of Internal Medicine. She practices in St. Louis, Missouri.