Detox through the feet?
We have supported ionic foot baths for years, and there is some sound research that has been done to show value of this kind of detoxification. Primarily we have seen assays of the water that is used in the footbath, where it is checked pre and post treatment. In these assays, there has been a significant increase in toxic substances after the treatment than there was before. This is the reason why we utilize this therapy, and that is it!
Developed by Erconia, the EB-Pro is perhaps the world’s most advanced ion therapy system available to date. It facilitates the body’s natural homeostasis, and helps in its detoxification processes. In today’s world, we are exposed to a multitude of toxins everywhere we go. Air pollution, food preservatives, carcinogens, and chemicals in the water we drink and the cleaning products we use all accumulate in the body. Individually, they might not have a great effect, but added up through time these toxins can cause serious health problems, lack of energy, and a general lack of well-being.
The body has several natural detoxification processes. We are designed to release toxins through exercise. High intensity cardio activity is needed several times a week to accommodate deep breathing. This deep breathing helps to release toxins that have accumulated in the lowest part of the lungs. In addition to the deep breathing detox benefit that exercise provides, we are also designed to release toxins through sweating. After exercise it is important to shower (in clean water without chlorine) to minimize reabsorption of released toxins.
A third process that works in our body to help release toxins is the natural function of the liver. The liver is a toxin “filter” that removes toxins from the lymphatic system and blood stream. Unfortunately our livers can be overstressed by what we eat and drink, medications, cigarettes, etc, and begin losing functioning cells the longer we are stressed. A fourth process that our bodies will use, if our livers are relatively healthy, is the release of toxins through the skin apart from sweating. This toxin release may look familiar, especially in teenagers. It appears in the form of pimples and acne. The fifth process our bodies use to eliminate toxins is through the evacuation of waste products. A healthy body will eliminate waste through one to three bowel movements per day. This is extremely important to keep toxins from building up in the body. These toxins are known to increase the risks of breast cancer and colon cancer.
Unfortunately, many people don’t have the time to go to a sauna or engage in sweat-inducing activities on a daily basis. They have overstressed their livers through years of abuse. They don’t take the time to include enough water or fiber in their diets. That is when ion therapy and the EB-Pro ionic footbath system come in. The EB-Pro works by ionizing the bathwater and sending a small, charged current through your body, which generates positively charged ions. This increased ion field serves to neutralize the negatively charged toxins in the body, which are then expelled via the thousands of pores located on your feet.
Using the EB-Pro Ion Therapy System takes only a few minutes and it is safe for persons of all ages. Regular ionic therapy footbaths enhance your immune system, help your body recover faster from injuries and surgeries, and relieve pain and joint stiffness. The detox footbath is not a substitute for healthy activities, but it does provide a great benefit to help get you back on track.
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