Understanding the Ionic Foot Bath

One of the first steps in giving your body the benefit of good health is eliminating toxins that you have absorbed through food, medicines, and the air we breathe. Cleansing is a fundamental goal of any supportive health program.

Our food is sprayed with pesticides; chlorine and fluoride are in our water and our skin care and personal care products are bombarded with so many toxins it’s like ingesting a daily cup of toxic soup! How much more can our bodies take? Sometimes a buildup of these toxins in our system can leave our bodies in more of an acidic state….. and where there is an acidic body disease follows.

How do you know if your body is headed this way? Well, let’s see – an acidic body can show symptoms of fatigue, headaches, bloating, acne, bowel issues, food allergies and that’s just the beginning. As you continue with an overflow of toxins you may begin to experience asthma, insomnia, depression, weight gain and many, many more. This, of course, is NOT an exhaustive list. It’s a pretty good bet that if you’re breathing you have too many toxins in your body.

Eliminating toxins in your everyday life is a great start. Once you know something is bad you don’t continue doing it –or at least that’s how it’s suppose to work!  Getting rid of the toxins already IN your body is a bit more difficult but it doesn’t have to be!
Detox foot baths and Ionic Foot Detox baths are both great ways to pull these toxins from your body and begin to walk the path of wellness. Anyone can soak their feet in a bit of water to relax and pull some basic toxins from the body. An Ionic Foot Detox bath takes a special machine to be used to pull even more.

How it works:
AC electricity is converted to low power DC electricity which flows through a patented electrode system that sits in the footbath. The electricity and the metal combine to split the water molecule into H+ and OH- ions. These ions travel through the body, neutralize oppositely charged particles and through powerful osmotic pressure pull those neutralized particles out of the body through whatever skin surface is in contact with the water.

An ion is a charged atom that has gained or lost an electron which creates a magnetic field capable of attaching to and neutralizing oppositely charged particles. These neutralized particles are extracted from the body through the process called osmosis. Osmosis is a scientific term that is used to describe the movement of particles through a membrane from an area of lower concentration to an area of higher concentration. In this case, the higher concentration refers to the ion field that is set up by placing the array into the water while running the unit.

The array is placed into the water alongside the hands, feet, or body while the power supply delivers a low level direct current to the array. This causes the metals within the array in combination with water and salt to generate positively and negatively charged ions by separating oxygen and hydrogen in the water. (Iondetoxfootbath.com)

Sometimes people start looking into natural care modalities and think – that’s bogus or doesn’t work at all. Honestly, I thought that too regarding the Ionic Foot Bath. Then, I looked at the science behind it and did my own experiment. It is true that the water will change colors even if no one’s feet are in the water. That’s because “the metal combine to split the water molecule into H+ and OH- ions”. So, the water will be an orange color regardless if there are feet in that water. When those feet are added though – look out! There are drastic changes in some cases!!