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by Eliza Barclay for NPR

Heat, A Major Killer National Weather Service, Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services

Epidemiology of Hospitalizations and Deaths from Heat Illness in Soldiers, Robert Carter III, Samuel N. Cheuvront, Jeffrey O. Williams, Margaret A. Kolka, Lou A. Stephenson, Michael N. Sawka, Paul J. Amoroso, Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2005;37(8):1338-1344.

You Sweat, but Toxins Likely Stay by Chris Woolston, LA Times

by Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Washington DC

by The Mayo Clinic staff

by The American Association of Anatomists

by Harvard Medical School Health Papers

Do You Really Need to Detox Your Colon? by Consumer Reports

What's in Pee? Urine Composition Study Reveals More Than 3,000 Chemical Compounds by Huffington Post

Changes in bone mineral content in male athletes. Mechanisms of action and intervention effects by Klesges RC, Ward KD, Shelton ML, Applegate WB, Cantler ED, Palmieri GM, Harmon K, Davis J.

by Stofan JR, Osterberg KL, Horswill CA, Lacambra M, Eichner ER, Anderson SA, Murray R

Dehydration in Sport: Why it is Vital an Athlete Maintains Hydration Levels During Exercise by Carolyn Wright

Toxicology Curriculum for Communities Trainers Manual, Module 2 by Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry, Centers for Disease Control

Chill Pill: Taking the Guesswork Out of Preventing Heat Stroke by The HEAT Institute, West Chester University, Pennsylvania

A Common Symptom of Heat Illness: Denial by Tara Parker-Pope, for The NY Times

an excerpt by B. K. S. Iyengar (Prevention Magazine)

by Covert Bailey

Exertional Heat Illness During Training and Competition ACSM position statement, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2007

by Abby Ellin, NY Times

Snake Oil Science: Detoxification Therapies, by The Skeptic's Dictionary

Detox Science or Sales Pitch? by Australian Family Physician publication The Respiratory Tract

“Hot” Yoga: Physiological Concerns while Exercising in the Heat by Leslie S. Funk

Sweating Out Your Toxins by Dr. Jeffrey Benabio, MD, FAAD

Temperature, an exerpt from Ashtanga Yoga, Theory and Practice by Gregor Maehle

Yoga Gets Hotter (Like 110 Degrees) Or the Sweat Obsession and the Detox Myth by Yogadork.com


Antiperspirants and Breast Cancer Risk
by The American Cancer Society

Heat Therapy by The American Cancer Society

Lessons From Exercising in the Heat by Gretchen Reynolds, NY Times

The Korey Stringer Institute at University of Connecticut (provides first rate information, resources, assistance and advocacy for the prevention of sudden death in sport, especially as it relates to exertional heat stroke.)

Myths & Tips for Keeping Cool This Summer Interview with Dr. Douglas Casa of the Korey Stringer Institute on NPR

by Abigail Zuger, NY Times

Heat: A Major Killer by National Weather Service

The Dangers & Delusions of Sweating to Detox by Kathleen Summers

How Humidity Causes Joint Pain by Denise Wang, Live Strong.org


Seane Corn Detox Flow Yoga DVD by Seane Corn

by Shiva Rea, Yoga Journal, May/June 2001

Understanding Heat Related Illness - Symptoms

Additional Resources
Is Cleansing the New Bulimia? by Carmel Hagen, Elephant Journal
Hot or Not?  Untangling Fact from Fiction in Hot Yoga. by Michael Taylor for Mind Body Green
by Benjamin Lorr
Burn More Calories in Cold Than Heat
Dr. Oz TV Show featuring Tim Ferriss, Author of The 4-Hour Body
Study Suggests Hand Washing Cleanses The Mind Interview on NPR with study author, Spike W.S. Lee, May 7, 2010