Ionic Foot Detox Systems are often found in spas, beauty salons and chiropractic offices. They are used to rid the body of toxins accumulated by the consumption of unhealthy foods or drinks, breathing unhealthy air, taking drugs or being exposed to harmful chemicals. Ionic Foot Detox is said to work by the principle of negative ion generation. The user places their feet in a basin of water along with a pinch of salt and the array (ionizer) which is connected to the control unit. The theory is that, when water is ionized and split into H+ and OH- ions (and sometimes into H3O+ and H2O2 ions), these ions are 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 are energized and stimulated to function optimally. This neutralization of toxins enables them to become excreted in natural ways like perspiration, urination and defecation. Ionic Detox To get the best results out of ionic foot detoxification, it is important to use the machine correctly for each user’s situation. If ionic detox is attempted too frequently or for too many minutes, this could lead to excess tiredness, dizziness, headaches, hunger or fatigue. When the machine is used too infrequently, the benefits will be minimal. 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. It is recommended that the average healthy 13-17 year old, using the machine with adult supervision, should undergo 15-20 minute sessions one time per week for 10 weeks. Following the 10 sessions, a maintenance program of 1 session every 14 days is recommended. For healthy 10-12 year old children, sessions should be 10-15 minutes. Ionic detox is not recommended for children less than 10 years old. Do not eat or drink anything during the session. After the session, do not move rapidly. Take 3-5 minutes of rest and get up slowly. However, if you become hungry or thirsty, eat or drink 15-20 minutes after the session.
These steps will work for most people under most circumstances. However, we understand that there are exceptions for every rule. If you are interested in recovering from specific ailments, be sure to speak with someone about your condition. Oftentimes you can set up an ionic detox machine to perform a custom program. Adjustable functions of the machine include the modes, treatment durations, frequencies of treatment and total number of treatments should can be customized to fit your objectives, health situation and lifestyle. For example, those recovering from illness and/or surgery may prefer more frequent maintenance treatments to aid in recovery. Therefore, it is important to work together with a health practitioner that is knowledgeable about ionic detox. In addition, it is important to take to take in specific nutrients that will help the body better function to release toxins. The goal is to bring the body back to optimal health. You should never undergo ionic detox without these four nutrients: WATER: Drink 2/3 of a gallon or 2.5 liters of pure water daily that has a pH of 9.0 to 10.0. Alkalized water helps counteract acids ingested via food and produced by the body. HEALTHY FOOD: Eat plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits (limit sweet fruits, wash thoroughly) and grains. FIBER: It is important to maintain optimal colon function by eating enough fiber. This will accelerate the elimination of toxins from the body, which will help to boost the immune system to fight against disease. The best sources of fiber are whole foods (fruits, vegetables and grains.) If you cannot get the recommended amount of fiber this way, you can take a fiber supplement with your food. MINERALS: While ionic detox will change the body’s mineral levels and help it maintain homeostasis, studies have found that it can reduce some trace minerals that the body needs to maintain optimal health. Therefore, it is important to always take a highly assimilable mineral supplement. We recommend these four nutrients for all of the people who are planning be treated with an ionic detox system.
PROBIOTIC: Probiotics are live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit to the person using them. They can improve the function of the immune system and colon, aiding the body’s ability to filter out toxins and increase the absorption of nutrients. It is recommended that a person on an ionic detox program take probiotics three times per day. A 100% plant-based, broad spectrum formula is recommended because it includes a higher lactobacillus strain. This bacteria helps the body to convert lactose into lactic acid, making the environment acidic, which inhibits the growth of some harmful bacteria. DIGESTIVE ENZYMES: Digestive enzymes are energized protein molecules essential for the digestion of food, brain stimulation, cell, tissue and organ repair and generating cellular energy. These enzymes are secreted along the gastrointestinal tract and break down food in the body so that nutrients can be absorbed properly. Digestive enzymes are also present in the food we eat but they are inactivated when cooked. They are turned off at a dry-heat temperature of 150F (65C) and a wet temperature of 118F (48C). If our bodies rely too much on their own digestive enzymes, the result is more stress placed on our systems and organs. This leaves less time and energy for other jobs such as rebuilding and replacing damaged cells and tissues and keeping the immune system strong. When one eats plenty of raw foods and takes a high quality whole food enzyme supplement during meals, this can help avoid depletion of the body’s own enzymes, thereby reducing stress. When one is eating enough whole green foods or taking green food supplements, dosages of enzymes may be reduced.
FISH OIL: A high quality, pharmaceutical grade omega-3 fish oil can be an important part of an ionic detox program. They contain eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA,) which help the body to maintain a healthy lipid level. This helps with cardiovascular health, it boosts immunity and has been proven to increase the level of serotonin in the brain. We recommend taking 2 soft gels of omega 3 fish oil with breakfast and dinner (depending on tolerance) during the ionic detox protocol. GREENS: Take a 100% vegetarian whole food greens formula. This will provide primary support for all the body systems.