Whether you are in good health and just want to feel extraordinary, or if you are currently suffering from chronic problems or an undiagnosed illness, regular foot detox sessions can improve your overall health and wellbeing.
The Human body has a unique capability to heal itself. When functioning properly, it can kill invading viruses and bacteria, destroy cancer cells and prevent virtually all diseases. The problem faced today is more and more people are suffering from a wide range of illnesses. Today’s modern society has created what many health care practitioners refer to as an epidemic. We have created what we now call environmental illness. Environmental illness is perpetuated by many factors including allopathic medicine (treating symptoms and not the underlying cause.) to diet and lifestyle management. Natural health care practitioners and physicians, who specialize in integrative medicine, recognize the need for detoxification. Although the human body was designed to handle a relatively large amount of toxins, our modern environment is contaminated to the point that most people need assistance to regain and maintain optimum health.
For decades scientists have studied the positive benefits of increasing the number of negative ions in a living organism’s environment. Studies have shown that increasing negative ions produces stronger growth in plants, reduces negative symptoms in humans, and leaves people with an overall increased sense of wellbeing.
The main point of a foot detox is to make the body’s pH more “alkaline.”
An alkaline body is crucial to a person’s health. Diseases thrive in an acidic environment. So basically, the less acidic your body is and the more alkaline, the less prone you are to contracting a disease.
The Center for Disease Control reports that up to 85% of all illnesses are caused by toxins and pollutants in our bodies. The human body functions best when the ions are balanced at 80% negative and 20% positive. So how do we achieve this?
What we put into our body, such as the foods we consume, have either acidic or alkalizing properties. Ionic Foot Detox helps to facilitate the alkalization process through the process of ionization, which removes “free radicals” from the body.
Scientists and doctors have also found that over 150 degenerative diseases are linked to acidity.
This list includes cancer, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, gall and kidney stones, and many more. All diseases thrive in an acidic oxygen-poor environment. This is why it is so important that we take action to regulate our pH and create an alkaline environment for our bodies to function correctly.
It’s important to note that detoxification is an important first step of any treatment plan or lifestyle change. Detoxification helps prepare the body for the next phase of "treatment," whether it is therapy, alternative care, or a simple diet change. An Ionic Foot Detox is the beginning of a lifestyle commitment.
Is the ionic detox good for anybody?
Yes! Most people can benefit from an ionic detox. It is especially good for those suffering from gastrointestinal disorders, skin conditions, fungal or yeast infections.
The Ionic Foot Detox is contraindicated for those who have a pacemaker and open sores or lesions on his/her feet. People with Diabetes Type I should use this therapy with precaution.
The benefit of this form of detox is that it is gentle and safe. The detox also works well when accompanied by other holistic treatments.
How Often You Can Use Ionic Foot Detox therapy?
The best answer to this is as often as you feel you’ll need it, but if you’re wanting a definite answer, the best thing to do is base it on your age. People of any age, sex, and background can greatly benefit from this natural cleansing approach.
Ages 18 to 49: 1-2 sessions a week – It is recommended that the average healthy adult undergo 30-minute sessions two times per week for 5 weeks. Following the 10 sessions, a maintenance program of 1 session every 7-10 days is recommended.
Ages 50 and over: 2-3 sessions a week – It is recommended that the average healthy adult undergo 30-minute sessions two times per week for 5 weeks. Following the 10 sessions, a maintenance program of 1 session every 7-10 days is recommended.