The Detox Foot Bath is a relaxing and noninvasive way to remove toxins from the body. You literally immerse your feet into a bin of warm water and let the array, which is placed in the bin, draw out the toxins. The entire procedure takes only 30 minutes and you will be amazed at what comes out of your body! This therapy is recommended on a monthly basis for those with no major health issues, but is needed at least every 2 weeks for those battling disease. I highly recommend this detox therapy after a lymphatic drainage therapy session. Once you have dumped the nodes and drained the lymph, the body needs extra water and assistance ridding itself of all the waste. The Detox Foot Bath is an excellent way to help.
How the Detox Foot Bath Works:
Detox Foot Baths work by stimulating the bioenergetic field of the body. Direct detoxification through the skin may occur in some degree, however the primary function of the ion foot bath therapy is to improve the function of all vital organs, including kidney, liver, colon, skin and lung which are responsible to natural detoxification. Detoxification is a result of enhanced microcirculation and improved lymphatic flow, not solely on electrodialysis (toxins pulled through the pours of the skin)
Detox Foot Bath machines generate ions that the body can take in and use as a general energy source. It comes down to the same principle as why we feel tranquil and energetic after a long walk on the beach or sit by a water fall. There are high concentrations of negative ions around huge water bodies. The constant pounding of the waves and the moving air lead to the break down of water droplets to small, mostly negatively charged particles. The body then absorbs these negative particles which actually cleans the energy fields and meridians which stimulates organ function.
Something similar is happening within the Detox Foot Bath array. The electrical decomposition of water, called electrolysis, literally makes these machines function as negative ion foot baths. The negative charged ions are absorbed through the reflex zones and associated subtle energy channels which have an opening on the soles of the feet. These flex zones are the meridian channels to the whole body and all the organs get stimulated.
Detox Foot Bath Benefits:
- Stimulate and rebalance the whole bioenergetic field
- Clear up energetic blockages/unblock the energy flow in the meridians
- Facilitate capillary micro-circulation in the organs (including detoxifying organs)
- Improve lymphatic circulation and boost immune function thus increase the body’s ability to fight infections, inflammations and cancer
- Enhance the function of the detoxifying organs such as the liver kidney , colon, skin and lungs
- Improves sleep and memory function
- Decrease recovery time after injuries, surgeries and disease
- Help repair tissues
- Helps relieve headaches, arthritis and joint pain
Body of Health believes that it is just as important to take care of the inside of your body as much as the outside of your body. Your nutrition and personal care play a big role in your overall health. We want to help you find ways to improve your nutrition and feel good about your choices.
Test your nutrition knowledge in our “Did you know?” section…
- So why are Americans so unhealthy when our medical community is considered “cutting edge”? Basically it is the confused approach to nutrition and personal care. It is the lack of exercise, poor food choices, lack of water consumed in a day, stressful lifestyles,and sleep deprivation. Our society has the approach to medicine at treatment instead of prevention.
- The U.S. government has spent billions and decades trying to find a cure for cancer, heart disease and other degenerative diseases. Their conclusion is that nutrition and personal care as a course of prevention is easier than treatment.
- The U.S. government recommends 7-13 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables every day. The problem is it is difficult to obtain it with our busy lifestyles and availability of produce.
The latest dietary guidelines and clinical research consistently emphasize that people need to eat more fruits and vegetables to improve their chances of living long and healthy lives. And scientists learn more every day about the nutritional power packed into every tomato, cranberry, and piece of broccoli. Antioxidants. Phytonutrients. Vitamins. Fiber and more.
A whole food supplement that I have used for over 15 years is Juice Plus. It bridges the gap between what we should be eating for our daily serving of fruits and vegetables and what we realistically can eat. By putting whole food in capsules it is not really a supplement but real food! I cannot imagine going without it. It’s such an easy way to get my fruits and vegetables in every day and build my immune function. Learn more
Grow Your Own Food
An easy way to grow your own vegetables and herbs is with an aeroponic system. This type of garden does not require soil and can be used in small spaces such as your patio or your back porch. You can still grow fresh food in the winter by bringing the unit inside and using grow lights that attached to the tower. I have two units of my own and have been growing my own lettuce and peppers and herbs and more for over 3 years. I love growing my own organic, herbicide and pesticide free food! Learn more
If you’re like me, grocery shopping is not at the top of my “favorite things to do” list. I want to get in and out of a grocery store as fast as I can. Planning, shopping, and cooking can become a real chore! So, who has time to read labels and why is it so important?
What could be more important than knowing what we are putting into our bodies? When we eat, we are feeding our cells, not just filling our bellies. Our bodies have to recognize and process what we put into them. Food additives and preservatives can be harmful over long periods of time, so it is important to take the time to read labels and make the best food choices.
According to the Time Use Institute, the average time spent in the grocery store is 41 minutes. That tells me that people are not taking the time to look at what is in their food. Just think if you spent just an extra 10 minutes to look at a label how much healthier your food cart would be!
Food manufacturers are the best marketers on the planet. They use catch phrases like “natural” or “low fat” to make the item seem healthy. Do not be tricked by the front of the packaging. Always look at what the product has in it, not what the marketing tells you.
Here are a few simple tips to help you scan labels to make the process much easier. Look at the ingredients section, not just the facts table on the side or back of the box. If it has high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oil, bleached flour, aspartame, MSG (mono sodium glutamate), dyes or chemicals (things you can’t pronounce or anything with a number), put it back on the shelf. The list of ingredients should be relatively short. If it is lengthy, then it probably has too many fillers and is not good for you.
Shop the perimeter of the grocery store. There, you’ll find less processed foods. Familiarize yourself with the healthy food section and try a new item each week. Remember, just because something is “gluten free” does not mean it is healthy. It may very well have dyes and additives that give it texture and flavor. Sugar is in everything. Four grams equals one teaspoon of sugar. Instead of counting calories, count the nutrients in the product.
If you begin reading labels and build a diet of whole foods for meals and snacks, you will reap the rewards in short order!
Why Alkaline vs Acidity Matters
A subject that seems to be confusing to most people is alkaline versus acidity in the body. Why does this matter and how can we balance this important ratio? Acidity in the body is the underlying, number one cause of most disease (cancer, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, etc.). Why is this so?
When the body is too acidic, it causes inflammation. This is not inflammation you can see or feel most of the time. When you experience chronic inflammation your immune function is impaired, toxins are trapped, nutrients are blocked, cells degenerate, and much more. This creates an environment that is extremely acidic and one that disease can thrive and live.
Your body’s alkaline and acid balance, also known as pH, can affect your overall wellbeing. What affects body pH? All foods have the ability to change your body’s normal pH. The fluids and tissues do not stay in these fluctuating states of “too acidic” or “too alkaline” because the body is always striving toward balance. However, imbalance and disease can set in when the body is daily dealing with too many acid-forming foods and too much stress.
Water has a neutral pH of 7. Blood has a pH of 7.35 to 7.45, slightly alkaline. Your body fights hard to neutralize acids and maintain the proper pH in organs, tissues and body fluids. But it can only do that for so long before a condition known as acidosis occurs. You have to give the body what it needs, in the form of alkalizing fruits and vegetables, so that it can properly maintain the delicate acid base balance.
Maintaining a balance of 75 percent alkaline foods and 25 percent acidic foods is ideal. An easy way to accomplish this is to make fruits and vegetables the main part of each meal. Most fruits and vegetables are alkaline in nature. Some fruits, such as citrus, have an acidic pH outside of the body, but when consumed, leave an alkaline residue in the body after being metabolized. It is a good idea to look up alkalizing foods on the internet and try to eat something every day that is on that list. Reduce processed foods and increase your water and you will be well on your way to balancing your pH.
S.E.E.D of Wellness
Sometimes it seems as if the word “Wellness” is a buzz word and people do not truly understand what it means. I looked it up and found the following as a definition of wellness: noun: the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort.
Kinesio tape is based on kinesiology, physiology and body mechanics. The technology of the Kinesiology tape was developed in Japan. It did not become popular until 1988 and is now used worldwide.
Kinesiology tape is a thin, stretchy, elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive. It is used for a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, plus inflammatory conditions. The use of Kinesio tape involves taping over muscles to minimize pain and inflammation, relax tired muscles that are suffering from overuse and to support muscle movement. The taping is non-restrictive and allows a full range of motion.
If used properly, you might not even feel it on your body. Your massage therapist, may stretch your skin lightly to apply the tape. For support, the tape is applied from the origin of the muscle to where it inserts. For rehabilitation purposes, the opposite direction is stretched and taped. The goal is to help the muscles work with proper biomechanics. In addition, the tape aids in proper blood flow and lymphatic drainage, further rehabilitating damaged muscle or aiding in avoiding injury.
What are the Benefits of Kinesiology Taping?
Kinesiology tape has a comprehensive array of therapeutic benefits. Because it can be left on for up to 5 days, these therapeutic benefits are available to the injured area 24 hours a day, significantly accelerating the healing process from trauma, injuries and inflammatory conditions.
1. Pain Relief
Kinesiology taping relieves pain through both physical and neurological mechanisms. The lifting action of the tape relieves pressure on pain receptors directly under the skin. Chronic pain is affected through sensory stimulation of other types of nerve fibers.This is especially effective for pain that persists after an injury has healed or for pain that is out of proportion to the severity of an injury.
2. Reduced Swelling, Inflammation and Bruising
Reduced pressure on the lymphatic drainage channels enhances the removal of fluids and other materials that collect in an injured area. The lymphatic vessels are located at the level of skin, therefore, the tape lifts the skin, allowing more fluid to enter the vessels. This applies not only to sports injuries, but to other inflammatory conditions, including the extreme swelling of Lymphedema.
3. Prevention or Relief from Spasms and Cramping
Enhanced circulation to working muscles helps deliver oxygen and nutrients at the cellular level. This can help prevent or relieve spasms and cramps in overused or injured muscles.
4. Speedier Recovery of Overused Muscles
Fatigued, overused muscles contain byproducts of exercise (such as lactic acid) that contribute to pain and stiffness and limit the ability to continue exercising. When kinesiology tape is used over these areas, enhanced removal of these byproducts allows for more rapid recovery. This could translate into improved performance in endurance events or more complete recovery between repetitive, high intensity events.
5. Structural Support for Weak or Injured Body Parts
The unique elastic properties of kinesiology tape allow it to provide support to an injured muscle or joint, discouraging harmful movements while still allowing a safe, healthy range of motion.
6. Enhanced Strength and Muscle Tone in Weak or Injured Muscles
Loss of strength or muscle tone can result from pain, injury or a variety of neurological or muscular disorders. In these situations, the weakness can interfere with the ability to do the exercises that are critical to recovery or improving daily functioning. Kinesiology tape not only provides support to these areas, but it can also improve neurological muscle activation, allowing therapeutic exercises to be carried out more effectively.
7. Allows Athletes to Remain Active while Injured
This is one of the most important benefits of kinesiology tape for competitive athletes. Injuries can be taped to relieve pain, minimize inflammation and provide support for injured structures, without compromising a healthy range of motion. Except in the case of severe injuries, this can allow athletes to continue training and/or competing as their injuries heal.