Chronic fatigue, brain-fog, and vertigo plagued me for years, and was getting progressively worse. After seeking help from a multitude of medical professionals, and trying everything prescribed with little to no success, I was out of traditional medical options. Frustrated, I resigned myself to coping as best as I could with my deteriorating health. Over the years as my health slowly worsened, it was by luck that I met a Marine Desert Storm veteran who suffered from similar ailments. Yet he told me of a program that enabled him to stop, and reverse, the downward slide of his health issues. This chance encounter is how I first learned of the Sauna Detoxification program.
As a career Marine with multiple combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, many of my tours overseas had me living in remote areas. Everything that we discarded was disposed of in the burn pit located on each site. Due to the small size of our outposts, and the close proximity of the burn pits, we were inhaling various amounts of the smoke, dependent on the prevailing winds that day. This is what I believe to be partially responsible for my health issues, the other half being the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) I have been diagnosed with. It is impossible to pinpoint what ailments are linked to what exposure, however the increasing fatigue, brain-fog, and vertigo forced me to consider a non-traditional medical approach.
Regardless of how many hours of sleep I would get, I would wake up tired. Sleep was not restorative to my energy; it only subtracted hours from my day. I would wake up tired, get progressively more run-down as the day progressed, and go to bed that night exhausted. The fatigue negatively impacted everything I did during the day. At nights as soon as my head hit the pillow I would fall asleep. I had seen several doctors about this and been told “I practice good sleep hygiene” (meaning my nightly routine before bedtime is not something that would contribute to my fatigue), with all of these doctors wanting to prescribe sleep medications.
The brain-fog would set in late morning. If there was any work that entailed detailed focused thinking I would need to have it completed by noon, otherwise it would have to wait until the next day. The brain-fog would relegate afternoons to tasks that required little thought and mostly manual labor. What was once immediately known and recalled to memory took focused thought. I would catch myself starting the same task multiple times, as well as talking to my wife about the same topic multiple times in an evening. I began to question everything I did, while writing down tasks I needed to accomplish and conversations I had had, and with whom. I felt as if I was slowly losing my mind. This was combined with bouts of vertigo in the A.M. hours. Whenever I woke from a night’s sleep, I would need to sit up in bed for a few minutes to gain my bearing and to establish an initial anchor-point before moving. As I would stand up I would need to reach out with my hands to steady myself on known, immovable sturdy objects, as I navigated my way across the room. Being a career Marine with multiple years of sea-service, it felt as if I were on a small ship in moderate seas with the deck pitching and rolling under my feet. Once up and moving the vertigo would slowly subside, sometimes taking up to 30 minutes to dissipate. I was forced to consider alternatives to the normal “take this prescription” medical protocol.
I started the Sauna Detoxification program in October of 2017 and finished 44 days later. The slow degenerative progression of ailments described above have STOPPED. The fatigue, brain-fog, and vertigo have all been greatly reduced and are now easily manageable. I feel as though I have reclaimed my life from the fog of fatigue that had plagued me for so long; and this was accomplished without taking a myriad of prescribed medications. The Sauna Detoxification program was the best investment in my health recovery and has enabled me resume my life. I want to offer a heartfelt thank you to those at the Maulfair Medical Center, specifically Coleen, for helping guide me through the Sauna Detoxification Program. Thank you