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Disclaimer

I wanted to avoid mentioning COVID-19 in connection to the sauna, but there were too many questions in this regard.

 

It is especially challenging to write about the sauna's health effects during the new millennium's first big pandemic, primarily because of how the sauna can impact our immune systems. Many would like to make the most of this horrible situation somehow. I wanted to avoid mentioning COVID-19 in connection to the sauna, but there were too many questions in this regard.

Before I even start to write about the impact of the sauna on our body and health, including the immune system, let me briefly explain my view of the situation.
Let's not be blinded. It is clear to anyone who has taken some time to look at the matter more closely that the pandemic in which we find ourselves is only the first, a major one, in this millennium. Our way of abusing natural resources and mishandling in the food industry is a perfect storm for such outbreaks. There is no indication that what has been happening in recent months has taught us – society as a whole – anything.
On the one hand, science and experts are becoming increasingly clear about the new coronavirus and, consequently, about the awful illness it causes. On the other hand, society is becoming increasingly intolerant, especially towards science.
We live in an age of fear. We respond accordingly. Some by denial, others by self-isolation or turning to religion, esotericism, conspiracy theory, political grouping, or anything that (presumably) supports them during these horrifying times. And frankly, given the current structure of society, these kinds of self-preservation responses are understandable. Many are in fear for a reason – fear of infection, illness and even death, or a loss of income and consequently, homelessness. But this is nothing compared to those who are afraid of losing status, position, followers or elections. This kind of fear is the most destructive and, simultaneously, the one that consequently shapes every individual's daily lives, especially those genuinely vulnerable. And all this confusion and inconsistency happen because some, mostly, who are current winners in the race for social influence, work hard for the status quo.
For them, any change is wrong, unacceptable. Instead of science being at the forefront of these difficult times, certain political cliques have invented their own "science". Various suspicious and otherwise incompetent businesspeople and omniscient gurus, who would like to use the pandemic in their unethical and often illegal way, jumped on the train of bribery. Doing so in the most significant health crisis of the time, in my humble opinion, could be placed in the dictionaries as an appropriate definition for an immoral act. I reject it outright. Therefore, I will not speculate about the sauna's effects on COVID-19 since there is no evidence at this time.

This book is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read in this book. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor.

Alex Noc
May 7, 2020

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