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"Broad and clearly written, this will be one of the top Lyme Disease books of the decade. Bryan Rosner is unusually gifted at explaining new emerging treatments. He thinks big and offers big solutions." 

      - James Schaller, M.D.
        Author of 16 books and
        Published in 25 journals

"I am a sleep lab technologist, and I have chronic Lyme Disease. Before I found a Lyme doctor, I was forced to educate myself about this disease. I have an arsenal of over 25 Lyme Disease books. Bottom line, Bryan Rosner's books surpass any I have in my collection. The Lyme Disease epidemic will be coming to a neighborhood near you and this book could be your defense against this insidious attacker."

      - Tracie Schissel, PSGT
        Brainerd Lakes Sleep 
        Health Center

"Having lived myself with chronic Lyme Disease for over 10 years, I wish I had the information available in this book years ago. Everyone with chronic Lyme Disease will relate to and benefit from this book."

      - Scott Forsgren 
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"Bryan Rosner has written another ground-breaking Lyme Disease book. The Top 10 Lyme Disease Treatments is a perfect compliment to his first book. It expands on information in the first book and also contains new treatments from traditional and alternative medicine. Rosner frankly discusses the many difficult medical and political issues in today's Lyme Disease treatment climate. A must-read book!"

      - Jeff Mittelman
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"I am a registered nurse, wife, mother, and patient, and for 15 years I have suffered from three tick borne diseases. I have searched the world over looking for healing. Hope is a word Lyme sufferers soon learn is not part of their vocabulary.

Bryan Rosner opens the door to hope and offers a map to restored health. By turning the pages of this book, you will learn how to turn the course of suffering. A former Lyme sufferer himself, Rosner has paved the way, thank God, for all of us." 

      - Mary E. Brescia, R.N.

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he skin is the largest organ in the body.  It covers more than 20 square feet in an average adult and accounts for as much as 15% of our total body weight, more than any single internal organ.  The average square inch of skin contains about 20 blood vessels, 60,000 melanocytes (which produce pigment), more than a thousand nerve endings, and 650 sweat glands.  The skin has multiple functions, not the least of which is simply to hold your body together and prevent entrance of foreign objects and pathogens into the bloodstream and tissues.  Often referred to as our third lung, the skin acts as an interface between our internal and the external environments as it regulates exchange processes like absorption and elimination.  Skin is a semipermeable barrier through which your body can not only absorb substances but can also release them.

First we will examine the skin as a detoxification pathway, and then we will look at individual therapies that aid the skin in detoxifying the body. You will learn why sauna therapy is so important to the Lyme Disease recovery process. We will survey different types of saunas, including ozone, far infrared (FIR), and dry heat, and also look into variations in sauna therapy such as the use of steam or hot rocks, as well as the construction material used (wood, plastic, or fiberglass).

The skin detoxification pathway

Sweating is one of the primary functions of the skin.  It accomplishes both temperature regulation (cooling) and toxin removal. Your sweat is made up many different components.  These include water (up to 99%), and substances like salt and other electrolytes, sugar, metabolic wastes like ammonia and urea, metals and heavy metals, and drug metabolites.  Because our sweat can be as revealing as urine, sweat analysis is becoming an ever more common clinical procedure for detecting a multitude of substances in the body.  For example, a recent innovation in the science of drug testing is the “sweat patch,” a device which offers an accurate and non-invasive way to monitor drug use and abuse. 

Sweat in humans is produced by two types of glands.  The eccrine sweat glands are present over the entire surface of our bodies and are especially concentrated on the palms of our hands, soles of the feet, and the forehead.  They produce sweat composed mostly of water and salts.  Apocrine sweat glands are predominant in the armpits and genital area.  Apocrine sweat contains protein and fatty materials and is the source of the sweat odor which is caused by bacterial breakdown of organic compounds.

When sweat glands are stimulated to increase production, they secrete a substance (sweat) which is synthesized from the fluid which fills the spaces between our body’s cells (the interstitial spaces).  This fluid comes from blood plasma leaked into the tissues by capillaries.  Any circulating toxins present in the blood system are carried into the interstitial spaces along with the plasma.  In this way toxins make their way into sweat, which is a filtrate of the plasma.  Heat stress and exertional activities speed up the circulation of blood and thus accelerate the release of fluid into the interstitial spaces.  This in turn prompts sweat glands to produce more toxin-laden sweat.

Most people living in modern times do not sweat very much.  Lack of adequate exercise, the prevalence of climate control technology at home and in the workplace, and the non-physical nature of most jobs contribute to minimal sweating.  Unfortunately, decreased sweating means decreased toxin removal.

Nenah Sylver, Ph.D., in her book The Holistic Handbook of Sauna Therapy, cites several published scientific studies which illustrate the ability of the body to detoxify via sweat production.  For example, from her book we know that nickel, mercury, and cadmium are eliminated more effectively through sweat than through urine.  Also, people with known chemical exposure who have symptoms of peripheral neuropathy and/or multiple sclerosis can obtain between 90 and 99% reduction of symptoms through the skin detoxification pathway.

Although skin detoxification is beneficial to anyone living in industrialized society, there are several reasons why it is specifically helpful to Lyme Disease sufferers. As we have seen, those with Lyme Disease accumulate a greater quantity of toxins than do healthy people.  Sweating can help eliminate these toxins.  The advantages of efficient skin detoxification for Lyme Disease sufferers do not, however, stop there.  Unlike most healthy people, Lyme Disease patients have burdened livers and kidneys due to the stress incurred by the inflammation and toxic burden created by a chronic infection.  As a result, Lyme Disease patients often have very weak livers and kidneys.  Because the liver and kidneys are the primary detoxification organs of the body, detoxification is often stagnant.  This can lead to overwhelming symptoms of poisoning by the Lyme Disease neurotoxin.

Detoxifying through the skin (via sweat) lifts the burden from the liver and kidneys because it completely bypasses them.  Sweat production allows toxins circulating in the blood to be excreted directly through the skin, removing the necessity for the liver and kidneys to process, store, and eliminate toxins.  The vast surface area of the skin allows quick, efficient detoxification without placing a burden on other detoxification organs.

The detoxification abilities of the skin through sweating are limitless.  Even a completely healthy set of liver and kidneys cannot process more than a small amount of toxins in a given period of time.  In contrast, there is virtually no limit to the amount of toxic material that can pass through the skin.  In this way, sweating can greatly accelerate toxin elimination, even in people with healthy detoxification systems.  Sweating is the “shortcut” to detoxification.  The following therapies are intended to facilitate the skin’s detoxification processes.

The information in this entire sauna section is based in large part on information from Nenah Sylver’s excellent book, The Holistic Handbook of Sauna Therapy. This book, in my opinion, is the most accurate, complete and useful book currently in print on the topic of sauna treatment. Another useful book is Sauna Therapy by Lawrence Wilson, M.D.

Sauna therapy is one way to integrate sweating into a modern lifestyle.  People have been using saunas and sweat therapy to detoxify for thousands of years.  In comparison to other methods of skin detoxification, sauna therapy is the most affordable, effective, and established method.  By increasing both circulation and lipid (fat) metabolism, the heat generated by a sauna causes the release into general circulation of a wide range of toxins stored in fatty body tissue.  This process has been well documented in medical studies.  Sauna therapy is so effective that the U.S. government recommends it for detoxification of dozens of poisons.

In addition to accelerating detoxification, saunas provide numerous other benefits due to increased body temperature.  From Nenah Sylver (as well as Lawrence Wilson, M.D., author of Sauna Therapy, another valuable sauna book), we know that saunas have the following benefits:

  1. Immune system stimulation and activation

  2. Direct antibacterial action

  3. Balancing of the autonomic nervous system

  4. Improving oxygenation

  5. Relieving internal congestion

  6. Relaxing muscles and enhancing flexibility of tendons and ligaments

  7. Alkalizing the body

  8. Increasing circulation

  9. Resolving edema

  10. Normalizing enzymatic activity

  11. Relieving pain

  12. Increasing energy and clearing the mind

  13. Normalizing body temperature

Below, we will examine specific types of sauna therapy, and then we will look at another type of detoxification treatment involving the skin: the Epsom salt bath.

What is a sauna?

A sauna is an enclosure in which you sit or stand and in which temperature is raised to cause sweating.  You can use a sauna at a health club or spa or build or purchase your own.  Cost of purchasing or building a sauna ranges from $50-$5000.  Owning a sauna makes treatments much more convenient.

Many people believe that different types of saunas are all about the same.  In actuality, there are some important variations among styles of saunas.  Less important is the shape and size, and more important is the type of heating element (radiant heat, far infrared [FIR], hot rocks, etc.) and the material used for construction (wood, plastic, fiberglass, etc).  Other significant variations include whether or not ozone or steam is used inside the sauna.  

So lets get down to business and look at all the details of sauna therapy.

The above excerpt is only a sample from the Detoxification chapter in the book "The Top 10 Lyme Disease Treatments."

Buy the complete paperback book or buy this chapter as a PDF e-book (60 pages) to read the rest of this chapter. The following are additional sections included in this chapter...

  • Traditional Saunas

  • Far Infrared Radiation (FIR) Saunas

  • Steam vs. Dry Heat

  • Ozone Saunas

  • Sauna Building Materials: Wood, plastic, or fiberglass?

  • The Epsom Salt Bath

  • A toxic world

  • The Lyme Disease toxin

  • The liver as a detoxification organ

  • The liver detoxification pathway

  • Liver detoxification therapies

  • The cleansing laxative

  • The Hulda Clark liver cleanse

  • The Shoemaker Neurotoxin Elimination Protocol

  • Diet, nutrition, and supplementation

  • Additional detoxification therapies

  • Detoxification supplements

  • Milk thistle (silymarin)

  • Alkalizing minerals

  • Mercury detoxification

  • Mercury and Lyme Disease: Partners in the destruction of your health

  • Testing for and treating mercury toxicity

  • Concurrent mercury toxicity and Lyme Disease

  • Fish, mercury, and omega fatty acids

  • Exercise

  • Detoxification reactions

Would you like to learn more before buying the book? Feel free to browse these excerpts, which are available online, free of charge:

PrefaceForewordTable of Contents 

IndexMedical FreedomMarshall Protocol

Lyme BasicsNatural AntibioticsSauna 

Bacterial Forms: Spirochete, Cyst, Cell Wall Deficient

The Top 10 Lyme Disease Treatments: Defeat Lyme Disease With The Best Of Conventional And Alternative Medicine 


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“In this helpful book, Bryan Rosner presents 10 new Lyme Disease treatments and enough discussion of the science behind them to put the information in context and make it useful. Whether you are under a doctor's care or going it alone, this book will help you make good decisions so you can get better." 

      - Andrew Hall Cutler, Ph.D., P.E.
        Author of Amalgam Illness: Diagnosis and Treatment
        and Hair Test Interpretation: Finding Hidden Toxicities



"Thorough and brilliant. The Top 10 Lyme Disease Treatments covers many little-known yet vital topics, including the holistic use of antibiotics, different forms of Lyme bacteria (which require different treatments), enzymes, the Marshall and salt/Vitamin C protocols, and Rife therapy. An important book for laypeople and health practitioners alike."

     - Nenah Sylver, Ph.D. 
       Author of The Handbook of Rife Frequency Healing
The Holistic Handbook of Sauna Therapy




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