The Sauna Show
The Sauna Show
About The Sauna Show
It is hosted by Sebastian Mierau and Johannes Kettelhodt, the CEOs of Clearlight Jacuzzi Saunas International. They are sitting down with scientists, holistic health practitioners and changemakers in the wellness space to talk about all things ancestral wisdom and modern science, detox, health and happiness.
Dr. Marc Cohen is one of the world's leading academics in the study of holistic and integrative medicine including sauna bathing, and in this podcast, guides me through a list of sauna protocols that can be used to achieve the most common sauna bathing health benefits. The sauna protocols he describes are designed from the findings and research from peer-reviewed studies conducted by Dr. Marc Cohen and his Ph.D. colleagues on longevity, the quality of life, and much more.
In this episode of The Sauna Show, we have Dr. Joy Hussain making her second appearance on the podcast to talk about her latest research paper: The study of whole-body thermal therapy in health and wellness. An extremely exciting time for sauna bathers around the world, particularly for women, as Dr. Hussain explains how she trailed 10 women to take part in this experiment to determine the effects infrared sauna bathing had on the female patients from both a biological and physiological stand-point. Dr. Hussain describes the control (meditative state) and variables' (infrared sauna bathing using a Clearlight infrared sauna and exercise using a bicycle) differentiators, similarities, and key findings. Fascinating in itself, the findings were found to support the notion that Clearlight infrared saunas are beneficial for detoxification, as it was the cause for the 10 women to excrete the highest levels of pesticides (organophosphates) in their sweat when compared to the sweat found from the other two states of being. An eye-opening medical paper and brilliant episode that takes the first look into this pioneering sauna study.
What is red light therapy and how does it work? Most people think of light as something that only allows for visibility of their direct environment. (Sun)light, for instance, allows you to see what’s going on around you. And at nighttime, the absence of light makes your environment invisible. Without going into too much detail, the energy-producing processes in your cells are also affected by light in your environment. That basic process of light absorption by photoreceptors brings many fundamental health benefits. This red and infrared light therapy is also frequently described with other names, such as “Low Level Laser Therapy (short: LLLT)”, “LED light therapy”, “photobiomodulation”, and “red light therapy”. In this episode of The Sauna Show both Sebastian and Johannes talk about the fundamentals of understanding Red Light Therapy, how it works, and the options you have out in the market today.
We talk to Dr. Marc Cohen, a medical doctor with over 30 years of experience and a university professor, who has written over 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers, multiple books, and technical texts, on wellness and natural medicine. This episode teaches his techniques on how to enhance the sauna experience, how to prolong the time within a sauna or ice bath to be "comfortably uncomfortable", and this basic sauna bathing framework to maximise the therapeutic benefits of a sauna. A true pioneer in holistic wellness, Dr. Cohen has paved the way for scientific research to be conducted on both hot & cold sauna bathing, and in this episode, shares his insights from that research. With an ethos of "wellness being more infectious than illness", Dr. Cohen resonates with a passion and a mission to educate the world on "why feeling good is good for you". Further topics in this episode include detoxification with sauna bathing, toxins from water sources, a look at peer-reviewed research papers and findings, and this notion of 'if you're not using a filter, you are the filter.
In this episode, we sit down with culinary chef and creator of New Zealand-based organic movement little Bird Organics, Megan May. With her own personal experiences suffering from food allergies as a child and adult, Megan has a first-hand experience of the debilitation food allergies can have on a person and also the success of healing herself through raw and organic plant-based foods. Food allergies have become a growing epidemic in the modern world and are described as an unusual reaction to specific foods. It is estimated that anywhere between 2.5% - 10% of the world's general population suffers from some form of food allergy according to worldallergy.org. Symptoms of food allergies range from itching or swelling to vomiting and even asthma. We get down and dirty into the power of food to heal and the power of food to harm, as Megan gives her insights into the plant-based and organic food culture, the impact food and consumption has on our planet and some of the misconceptions that 'all plant-based foods are healthy.' A fantastic episode that is a culmination of Megan’s life-long experience, her passion for creating high-quality, organic, and raw foods, and her mission to help heal and educate the food industry.
Herbal medicine has increasingly become more accepted in the west in recent years. Numerous studies have continued to show the therapeutic benefits that herbs have on the human body. In 2002 the Food and Agriculture Organisation estimated over 50,000 different types of medicinal herbs were used around the world. With so many medicinal herbs out there, knowing what herbs work for you and why can be a daunting endeavor to embark on. In this episode of The Sauna Show, we talked to Elvian Drysdale, an Australian naturopath, and owner of Mullum Herbals. Elvian explains the top 5 medicinal herbs that she supplies to her local region, what each of these medicinal herbs are used for, why they're important, and the common reasons why they're are prescribed. Elvian also speaks on the power of native herbs to regions and provides some social commentary on the industry of Chinese Medicine in the west. A fantastic episode that explores the powerful healing modalities native herbs can play in supporting a long and healthy lifestyle.
Hormone imbalance can be attributed to multiple chronic health problems, and the effects of hormonal imbalance on the human body can be devastating. What's worse is, not only are hormones heavily misunderstood and overlooked but that the symptoms of hormone imbalance can be so gradual that the majority of the population living with hormonal imbalance go about their daily lives unaware of this issue. According to studies, more than 80% of women are affected by hormone imbalance, and also attributes to 40% of infertile couples. Women who commonly suffer from hormonal imbalance but are not aware may see symptoms of infertility, heavy/painful menstruation, blood sugar issues, hair loss, and weight gain, plus much more. For men over the age of 20, growth hormone declines roughly by 14% each year, affecting sleep, muscle development, low libido, and more. In this episode of The Sauna Show we sit down with Shaun and Sam, founders and creators of Be Spunki & Be Genki, a natural hormonal balancing supplement sourced from TGA approved, trialed and tested formulas of tonic herbs. With such a high level of knowledge of the bodies production of hormones and how they affect the human body, both Sam and Shaun give excellent recounts of their own experiences, what science has shown, their journey with Be Spunki and Be Genki and how you can ensure your hormone health is operating at its optimal performance.
In this episode of The Sauna Show, we sit down with Robert Bruce, the Co-founder of Enneagram Academy. Robert guides us through the 9 personality types of the Enneagram, an ancient and powerful personality-typing philosophy that has been enrooted in human history and tradition for millennia. Robert discusses the details of each 9 different personality patterns - believed to be the basis for our characteristics, the purpose of the Enneagram, and its history with our cultures both past and present. The Enneagram itself has a "primary goal and purpose to enhance self-knowledge; its ancillary benefit is that it allows us to understand the behavior of others, and with that understanding, to be more accepting and compassionate", according to the Enneagram Academy. A fascinating episode looking at the modern Enneagram as a condensation of ancient cultural wisdom, commonsense philosophy, and psychology, providing extraordinary insight into human behavior.
In this episode of The Sauna Show, we talk to Mason Taylor on the foundational principles behind tonic herbs, the medicinal qualities they provide, and how cultures have integrated them into their lifestyle for hundreds of years. Mason breaks down the 3 Treasures of Daoism, being the Jing, Shen, and Chi, what they mean translated into western society or modern health terms, and the benefits from introducing tonic herbs into your everyday diet. Mason provides some of the world’s most multidimensional talks, training, coaching programs, and health products (via superfeast.com.au) to support people on their journey of embodying self and living an enchanted life. Having spent over 15,000 hours studying the field of health and transformation, he employs education, vulnerable conversation, and deep connection to help people discover who they really are and what they are here to do in the world. His clients stop living in an illusion about the environment and the world they live in. They discover not only how to resolve health problems, but they get the clarity and confidence to explore their aspirations.
Jules Bright’s highly successful nursing career skidded to a halt in 1997 while living in India, when she was involved in a serious motorcycle accident. Rescued by locals, she was nursed back to health using natural remedies passed down through generations of local tribespeople. Astounded at her rapid recovery, the experience transformed her thinking and rocketed her onto a new path of discovery: to uncover and share with the world the healing wisdom held and honored by indigenous cultures across our planet. In this episode, we talk to Jules Bright, the founder of Earth's Kitchen, a natural skincare brand founded on the concept of Botanical Intelligence. By incorporating powerful natural ingredients and recipes they have created the world’s 1st BioGro (Natrue) certified natural sunscreen. Jules is on a mission to reframe how we interact with our planet in order to protect the sea, the earth and the living organisms within them.
In this episode of The Sauna Show, we explore what's required to run an impactful & successful business, all whilst maintaining your health, wellness, and sense of wellbeing. Peak performance - often referred to as having an 'athlete mindset' - is the maintenance of optimal wellbeing through disciplined routines. These routines might be an amalgamation of; meditation, diet/nutrition, exercise, the use of float tanks, infrared saunas, and technology alike. To learn more about achieving and maintaining peak performance for everyday life, we talked to Tim Butters & Jeremy Hassell, the Co-founders of City Cave, a next-generation wellness center focused on providing relief for concerns that are rooted in either the mind, body, or gut. Both with extensive knowledge in not only running successful businesses but maintaining healthy lifestyles for both themselves, their employees, and their franchisees.
In this episode of The Sauna Show, we explore the science and health benefits surround Earthing, also commonly known as Grounding. Earthing is a therapeutic practice that connects the electrons from the Earths surface into the human body, commonly through the feet, but also through numerous devices such as grounding rods. Research has shown solid evidence supporting Earthing as an effective treatment for better sleep, lower inflammation, better blood flow and even an increase boost in the immune system. In order to discover more about Earthing, we talked to Earthing specialist and founder of Earthing Oz, Laura Graham. From Earthing to EMF protection, Laura provides an immense array of free educational resources as well as products through Earthing Oz. Selling only genuine Earthing products, Earthing Oz is one of the most trusted Earthing brands in Australia.
Glenda Anderson is a human design analyst, teacher and quantum energy healing practitioner in Byron Bay and Sydney. With over 30 years of experience working with individuals and groups, Glenda brings a grounded, practical approach to the reading of human design charts, making deeply esoteric and metaphysical concepts accessible and useful. This episode has strong themes of identity, bringing forward the notion of understanding one's self to better live and interact with the world we live in. As Glenda uses human design as a platform to communicate and guide individuals to understand what they inherently know (themselves) you begin to understand how this can be utilised in everyday life. With real-world examples, practical tips and overall knowledge of human design, this episode opens your eyes to the world of human design in a way that hasn't been done before.
Juliet Allen is a Sexologist, Coach, Tantra Practitioner. Known for authentically sharing her own personal experiences as a sexually empowered woman, Juliet is committed to freeing people from mundane and disempowered sexual relationships and opens up the conversation of how to have great sex every day. We dive into the topic of intimacy and sex in long-term relationships and how to maintain aliveness or to recover it if it has dwindled in your relationship. Juliet gives very practical and direct advice that so many people will get value from.
An exploration of the most sophisticated system of herbology, Sage explains the 3 treasures of Taoism and the accumulative benefits that happen when consuming tonic herbs as they are intended. Taking a deeper look into the 3 treasures of Taoism (Jing, Qi, Shen), Sage explains the core concepts in an easy to understand manner, providing the listener with a foundation to the importance of herbalism.
What is Ayurveda and where does it originate from? Introducing an Ayurveda health expert, Jo Formosa, who explains that Ayurveda originated from India around 3,000 years ago. Jo talks about the use of Ayurveda practices in the western world, her own personal experience & exposure to Ayurveda, and the idea of linking the mind types of Chinese medicine and the body types of Ayurveda together to create Health Dynamics 360. Jo also gives insights into pulse readings & the role it plays in Ayurvedic practice and identifying chronic health issues. Jo Formosa is an inspiring practitioner and International speaker in Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Remedial therapy and Neuro-strategies. She set up one of the first Ayurvedic clinics in Australia and has a strong record in helping guide patients back to health through her multi-pronged, and practical, approach to healing. Specialising in serious health conditions – from cancer and digestive disorders to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and autoimmune problems – she has a knack for intuitively understanding the body and reversing even the most complex problems.
Kundalini Yoga, a sacred practice that dates back 5000 years, bringing about change in the body, mind and spirit. In this episode, we spoke with HarJiwan a Kundalini Mentor who explains the origins of Kundalini Yoga, its teachings and her own practice (from studying under Kundalini Master Yogi Bhajan) and courses. HarJiwan opened Australia's very first Kundalini Yoga studio which was in South Melbourne in 2002 after running a successful Pilates studio based at The Australian Ballet Center. Now based in Byron Bay for over 15 years, HarJiwan (Founder of @harjiwanyoga and Creator of the WOW™ Mentorship programs) specialises in women's empowerment, profound transformation and leadership.
Are you someone who boosts your nutritional intake by using supplements, but only 'guess' what vitamins you need? Introducing John Bumpus, a mineral hair analysis practitioner and nutritionist who - through cutting edge research and science - takes the guess-game out of vitamin & mineral deficiencies. This episode is John's second appearance on the show and follows in the footsteps of his previous episodes, 'Discovering Mineral Imbalances And Nutritional Deficiencies'. John explains the process of correctly balancing your mineral and vitamin intake in conjunction with accurate data from a hair tissue mineral analysis. Discover how your body uses and stores its minerals, the process of becoming deficient in minerals and the complexity of balancing minerals, toxins and heavy-metals in the body. An extremely fascinating episode that will have you looking at heavy-metals and toxins differently.
Loni Jane is a successful plant-based blogger, mother, photographer, and influencer, who after losing her health in her early 20's, discovered the necessities of a mineral-rich & plant-based diet, in order to regain her health and live a healthy life. Now she inspires thousands to do the same with her plant-based blog and documented lifestyle across her social media.
It's safe to say that finding a community and a source of identity is important for everyone, but at what point do we allow that community or identity define who we are as a human being? This episode is about navigating the confusing world of health trends, diets and fads. A notoriously confusing and captivating industry that, time and time again, we see labelling people associated with these trends, becoming stuck in a passing fad. It’s what happens next that really defines who we are and not the trend itself, but transcending the fad that once defined us can cause a breakdown in our identity. If you are someone who is quick to embody a healthy lifestyle trend, this episode will help guide you through the confusing, and at times contradictory health trends of the 21st century.