So What is an Optimum Ionic Foot Detox?
OPTIMUM FOCUS Detox Footbath generates negative oxygen ions absorbed by the body's cells boosting the cell's energy & increasing cellular waste removal, helping the body to restore its normal balance. A healthy human cell has a charge approximately 70-90 millivolts or .7-.9 volts, just less than a volt. A cell operates optimally within this range of voltage. Cells that are injured or stressed will measure as low as .1-.2 volts, resulting in both poor waste discharge and poor nutritional absorption. Buildup of positive ions from poor diets, stress and toxic environment will lower a cell's voltage. The body absorbs the negative oxygen ions generated from the footbath negating the positive ions (free radicals). The cells are stimulated & energized by the highly charged ions releasing cellular waste & strengthening the cells. The body then begins to function at its normal energy levels. The Optimum Focus detox footbath uses a similar process that is medically approved called Peritoneal Dialysis which uses osmosis to move cellular waste from the body.
Osmosis is where fluids pass thru a semi-permeable membrane where a solution is less dense and moves to a denser solution. With the human body, this body fluid transfer moves toxins from the body into the denser solution (the molecule size must be smaller than the pores of the membrane to pass thru). Protein and other types of molecules that are too large to pass through the membranes pores will not be removed. During the 35-minute detox footbath treatment, the human body only releases what is small enough and ready to be released, and then the rest goes out thru the body's natural elimination system. Each footbath treatment can affect the body in different ways as it moves towards a healthy balance. Each person is unique and will react differently to others. Once the body's energy field is stimulated, the cells release their toxins into the lymphatic system and any cellular waste that is not pulled out during the 35-minute process, will continue to move out thru the lymphatic system. Examples of potential reactions are stronger urine smell or color, and/or increased bowel movement which can last from 3 to 5 days after having one treatment.
Himalayan Salt, 1/2 a teaspoon, is added to the footbath water to act as the electrolyte for the Optimizer water array (electrode) and to create the denser saline solution needed for the osmosis process. The Himalayan Crystal Salt has a balanced crystalline structure, which is easier for the body to metabolize and the 84 trace minerals provide the electrolytes needed for the current to move thru the water. When the Himalayan Salt is added to the footbath water, the Na (sodium) & the Cl (chloride) immediately break up to form negative ions & positive ions. The Optimizer water array is designed to maximize the production of negative ions. The negatively charged ions will be bound with a positive or a less negatively charged element. The Optimizer array creates 2 streams, one is hydrogen and the other oxygen, in the water. This and the added salt makes the footbath water denser accelerating the osmosis process.
One main attribute of these detoxes is to make the body’s pH more “alkaline,” but what exactly is the importance of being 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, such as osteoporosis or cancer. The Center for Disease Control reports that up to 85% of all illness 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. What we put into our body, such as the foods we consume, have either acidic or alkalizing properties. The more of the higher alkaline foods you can incorporate into your diet the better. An ionic detox, helps to facilitate the alkalization process through the process of ionization, which removes “free radicals” from the body.
Is the OPTIUM Foot Detox good for anybody?
YES! Most people can benefit from an ionic detox. It’s a great therapy regimen for Athletes, those starting a new nutrition regimen, also those wanting to cleanse on a cellular level. It is especially good for those suffering from gastrointestinal disorders, joint/arthritic pain, skin conditions, fungal or yeast infections, and cancer.
The ionic 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, and not compromising because it bypasses the gastro-intestinal system.
When in doubt, always consult a physician prior to any alternative therapies.
An ionic footbath cannot cure, prevent or treat any disease or health condition. Ionic Footbath therapy is not a substitute for medical treatment. If you have any health problems, issues or questions, consult your qualified primary healthcare provider.
Janice Robinson, CCHC