Health Benefits Of Negative Ions
With Spring all around you could be excused for thinking that Love is in the air. While that may well be, it will be sharing air space with something far more sinister – positively charged ions. Positively charged ions have a dramatic effect on your body and your mind causing a whole range of health problems. On the other hand there are many health benefits of negative ions.
What Are Positive Ions?
Without getting technical, there are two types of ions (charged particles) in our surroundings, negative and positive. (Don’t skim or skip this because it’s important. I’ll try to keep it simple because having this basic understanding will make lots of things about your family’s health clearer to you.
An excess of positive ions in the environment affects the health of humans. Positive ions are thought to cause free-radical damage in the body and adversely affect the immune system in many ways.
What Are The Negative Effects Of Positive Ions?
As well as immune system dysfunction these positive ions cause many other symptoms including:
- body pains
- respiratory difficulties
- emotional unbalance
They can also affect your endocrine (hormonal) system. Thus they can affect your thyroid hormone production and also increase levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
Then, all these health issues can lead to many other effects such as poor sleep or learning difficulties.
Where Do Positive Ions Come From?
Increased positive ions in the environment are produced by many of the things that are an ingrained part of our modern lives. These include TV’s (digital sets throw out toxic beams directly in front of the screen for up to 400 metres, including through walls), computer monitors, microwaves, fuse boxes, and in fact by any of the electrical appliances and power points in your house and workplace.
WiFi technology, such as smartphones, tablets, wireless internet, modems and routers, and baby monitors, has greatly increased the presence of positive ions in our lives. The electro magnetic field around each of these hotspots varies but can extend for a number of metres.
The presence of unhealthy earth energies in living spaces refers to the imbalance of Positive Ion fields and is known as Geopathic Stress. And stress within your body, including your brain, is exactly what high positive ion levels cause.
How Negative Ions Help You
Negative ions on the other hand, help to balance out the effects of the vast quantities of positive ions released into the air of our homes. It’s thought they produce biochemical reactions in our bloodstream that lead to increased production and release of the happy mood chemical serotonin. As a result this helps to alleviate depression, reduce stress and boost daytime energy.
Negative ions also help with detoxification, increased alertness, improved concentration, better breathing, sounder sleep, tension relief and vitamin utilisation. Plus they help to strengthen your body’s immune system.
Negative ion balance
- maintains healthy oxygen levels
- promotes healthy cell growth
- creates healthy states of mind and overall wellbeing
Basically, they’re all-round ‘good guys’ and vital to have in abundance anywhere you spend lots of time!
How Positive and Negative Ions Affect Your Body
Here’s an important comparison from Kiflow between the benefits from negative ions and the damage from positive ions on the systems in your body.
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