More and more evidence suggest that the toxins in our environment, foods, water, air, personal care, cleaning and beauty products, plastics, petrochemicals, herbicides, insecticides, pesticides hormones in meats, medicines, pharmaceuticals, dusts, dust mites, allergens, bacteria, viruses, pathogens, electromagnetic pollutions from our cellular phones, computers, TV’s, microwaves, power lines, etc. can have a very negative effect on our bodies and our health.
The presence of toxins in our bodies in any amount is not healthful or beneficial and the accumulation of toxins is harmful and may lead to fatigue, general aches and pains, declining appearance, performance, decreased focus and mental sharpness, premature aging, allergies, and many chronic diseases.
Although it may seem harmless to many people, medical science is discovering that releasing and cleansing these toxins can have a great impact on health.
Have you ever wondered why you feel so good when hiking in the mountains, being close to a waterfall, or walking on the beach?
Negative IONs may explain it! Negative IONs are molecules which have more electrons than protons thus giving it a negative charge. These IONs are created in nature as air molecules are separated due to sunlight, and moving air and water. Although the peace of being surrounded by nature is reason enough to go outside, evidence shows that negative IONs released in these environments can aid your body’s health and well-being.
Additionally, Pierce J. Howard, PhD, the director of research at the Center for Applied Cognitive Sciences in Charlotte, N.C., stated that:
“Generally speaking, negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain; resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness, and more mental energy.”
Research conducted by Columbia University showed that negative ION generators were as successful as antidepressants in relieving winter and chronic depression.
Other potential benefits of Negative IONs
Reduction of allergy symptoms.
Help with asthma related issues.
Reduce respiratory-related illness.
Aid in regulation of serotonin to the brain.
Migraine headache relief.
Help individuals sleep better.
Improve performance of mentally-oriented activities.
Improve physical performance.
Increase concentration, body energy, and productivity.
Improve blood circulation and strengthen cardiovascular system.
Our bodies accumulate different types of toxins every day through eating, drinking and breathing, as well as exposure to medications, chemicals, toxic environments, etc. These toxins cause cells within the body to die faster, which leads to premature aging and diseases. Still, over the years the accumulation of toxins, improper diet, and sedentary lifestyles causes the excretory organs of our bodies to function suboptimally. This leaves us with lethargic and weak immune systems, as well as a susceptibility to diseases that can often lead to early and painful death.
Symptoms such as hormone imbalances, flu-like aches and pains, poor nutrient absorption, constipation, poor digestion, flatulence, fatigue, weight gain, excessive mucus, poor concentration, headaches, edema, memory disorders, depression, inflammation of joints and muscles, skin problems, bad breath and strong body odor are all associated with toxic build-up in our bodies.
Diseases such as Chronic Fatigue, Allergies, Fibromyalgia, Thyroid Diseases, and Cancer, to name only a few, have been directly linked to environmental toxins in the body. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that there are more than 20,000 chemicals that our bodies cannot metabolize. The toxic substances that can’t be removed from our bodies are stored in our fat cells and organs, causing an epidemic of modern diseases and obese patients around the world.
The Columbia University School of Public Health reports that 95% of cancer is caused by diet and environmental toxicity. According to the EPA, our bodies accumulate 210 micrograms of just plasticizers (toxic phthalates) every day!
Our modern world mandates the need to make healthy choices. The Ionic Detoxification system helps to eliminate toxins and give the body a boost. It is a positive step to sustaining good health.
The Theory Behind the Ionic Detoxification System
The Technology of the Ionic Detoxification system has been in development for several decades. The induction of alternating positive and negative ion charges during the same treatment is based on a process called “Iontophoresis.” The FDA approved Iontophoresis as a healing modality in 1970.
The field of Electro-Theraputics was experimented with in the early 1720’s. By 1833, Dr. Bernard Raymond Fabre-Palaprat, a French physician, successfully demonstrated that potassium iodide (blue in color), introduced into the skin via a negative battery terminal on one arm, would travel to another area of the body attracted by a positive pole. This opened ip a whole range of possibilities in using electrical currents to stimulate, transfer, and administrate fluids and specific compounds inside the body. At that time, it was not understood how fluids were transferred throught cell membranes, but in 2003, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to two American scientists, Peter Agre and Roderick MacKinnon, for their discovery of an ion channel system within cell membranes that generates an electrical signal to allow certain nutriends and fluids to pass through the membrane.
This channel system maintains the balance of the bioelectrical distribution of nutrients and waste products in and out of the cell. All of the symptoms of aging and degenerative diseases are in one way or another associated with poor hydration within the cell. This diminishes the cell’s ability to repair itself and eliminate toxic waste.
When cells dehydrate, they bunch up, fusing their membranes together and eliminating important surface areas for these ion channels to work, Over time, the body becomes more and more toxic and unable to transfer vital nutrients needed for repair or cell replication.
The principle of the Ionic Detoxification system is to use micro current to facilitate the movement or transfer of ions in and out of cells and restore the balance of positive and negative charges of cells. This painless, non-invasive micro current opens up the pathways to the vital ion channels.
The “boost” or energy the body receives from the ion water module (array), which sits down in the water during a treatment, allows this amazing detoxification process to occur.
As water is ionized it is split into H+ and OH– ions (and sometimes into H3O+ and H2O2 ions), similar to the way water cascading over a waterfall becomes ionized. These ions are then able to enter the body through the 4,000 large pores of the feet. Then the circulatory and lymphatic systems transport the ions throughout the body.
These ions neutralize oppositely charged toxins in the cells that are normally slow to exit the body. In this way, all the body’s organs, including the liver, intestines, kidneys, lungs, skin, and immune system, can become energized and stimulated to function optimally. The body then rids itself of these toxins through its normal processes of urination, defecation and sweating.
When the body is able to eliminate toxins and metabolic waste, then inflammation, edema, and swelling all decrease, allowing the body to repair itself and reduce pain within muscles and joints.
Health Benefits of Ionic Detoxification
In a 2009 survey, 126 users of ionic detox systems were asked what specific health benefits they or their clients received from using ionic detox foot bath systems. Their answers included: pain relief (42), including less joint stiffness, less headaches, less knee pain, less general muscle pain and more, increased energy (29), improved sleep (23), improved digestion (10), toxin reduction (9), decreased swelling (9), circulatory system improvement (9), reduced weight (8), skin improvements (8), emotional improvements (5), respiratory improvements and much more.
Ionic detox has been known to:
Remove toxins, free radicals and body waste products that can cause health prolems (In an Aug. ’04 study by Carlos A. Lopez-Moreno, MD, there was a significant deposit of urea, creatinine and glucose in the foot basin in 12 patients with chronic illnesses.)
In a 2008 study by Center for Research Strategies (crsllc.org), 31 participants underwent ionic detox two times per week for 12 weeks. The amount of aluminum and arsenic in their blood was measured before and after the 12 weeks. The average blood aluminum level decreased by 46% from 79.8 ppb (parts per billion) to 43.1 ppb. The average blood arsenic level decreased 24% from 4.6 ppb to 3.5 ppb.
In a 2002 study by Doctor’s Data in St. Charles, IL, there was an average increase in toxic metals found in the foot basin from nine independent sessions. Here is a list of metals that increased in concentration: Copper 905%, Aluminum 339%, Lead 233%, Iron 174%, Manganese 140%, Antimony 128%, Cadmium 119%.
pH is lower than 7.45, indicating an excess of hydrogen ions. This makes an ideal breeding ground for worms, parasites, microorganisms and other critters that lower body function and cause disease.