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162. The Missing Ingredient For Your Healthy Lifestyle: Detoxification, Rejuvenation, Mood, Sleep & Weight Loss with SaunaSpace founder Brian Richards

How can we be “healthy” in a world full of environmental toxins, agricultural pesticides, heavy metals and round-the-clock EMF exposure?

What if I told you there was a SIMPLE and evidence-based solution to these problems that doesn’t require an expensive gym membership, elaborate recipes, jars upon jars of supplements or even leaving your home? Are you with me?

Thermotherapy and photobiomodulation are ancestral healing technologies that have supported human wellness since the beginning. Borrowing ideas from the healing components of sunlight and the deeply restorative benefits of sauna, Brian Richads, my guest today, pioneered the technology that is now SaunaSpace. His company was the answer to my YEARS-long quest for a space-friendly home sauna. My Infrared Sauna is downright the best investment I have ever made in myself and my business. Check out their beautiful website here and save at checkout using my code FITAMYTV5!

In today’s fascinating conversation, Brian explains the basics of incandescent light and how specific frequencies interact with our cells to support mitochondrial function and regulate our circadian rhythm. We talk about the pitfalls of UV rays, blue light and screen fatigue, and how daily exposure to electronics is elevating glucose levels and rewiring dopamine centers for constant stress and hyperactivity. Brian explains his beliefs on the origins of disease, and shares how to properly sauna for evidence-based health results. We talk about passive versus active sweating, the difference between near-infrared light versus red-light therapy, and what sets SaunaSpace apart from conventional saunas and light therapies. We also discuss the savior complex, our desperate need for moments of peaceful solitude and inner work, and how anyone can begin their healing journey on a budget, as long as the heartfelt intention is there.



00:13:43 Light As A Nutrient

00:17:09 What Is “Good Light”?

00:21:31 Cellular Melatonin

00:24:58 Synthetic Light

00:28:33 EMF Exposure

00:33:04 Reversing Oxidative Damage

00:34:54 Photobiomodulation

00:41:03 The Root Of Disease

00:45:27 The Sauna + Light Synergy

00:52:19 Brian’s Personal Story

00:55:11 “Light Therapeutics”

01:01:04 Self Care Ritual

01:05:20 What Is A Sauna Session?

01:10:33 The Photon

01:15:23 Sauna Shower Conversion Kit

01:21:23 Passive vs Active Sweating

01:26:05 Binder Supplements

01:31:42 Simple Transformative Practices

01:34:08 SaunaSpace Resources

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Amy Fournier® is a former People-Pleaser turned Healthy Lifestyle Entrepreneur who specializes in developing self-awareness and total mind-body transformation. She is a fitness and health expert, host of the Awakening Aphrodite podcast, author, inspirational speaker, artist, international cover model and a powerhouse of inspiration for looking and feeling your best no matter what your age, background or ability. With over 30 years of experience in fitness, health and personal development, Amy’s mission is to help YOU realize the power you have to control the way you look and feel and do it in a way that you enjoy and to optimize your ENERGY and life! Amy considers herself to be a student of life and a work in progress and most importantly, she also loves to nap and is a lucky Mom to cute little fur-baby, Charlotte.:)

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