We live in a society fraught with pollutants and toxins both natural and synthetic. They exist in our air, water, food and the environments in which we live, work, play and sleep. Cigarettes, alcohol and caffeine are also major sources of toxins. As a by-product of busy lifestyles and the increasing pollution in the environment, our bodies are encountering and storing unwanted toxins on a daily basis. Tissue acid wastes, chemicals and heavy metal residues now build up in our body faster than ever before resulting in a greater incidence of allergies and mental and physical incapacitation. Pimples, rashes, dark circles under the eyes, swollen joints, yellow, green and blotched complexions often indicate a build-up of tissue acid wastes inside the body. Our bodies are depleted of crucial life-giving elements, leaving us to feel drained of energy or unable to heal naturally from illness, injury or medical procedures.
With the increase in the number of chemicals introduced in the last fifty years, there has been a dramatic increase in incidences of auto-immune disease, allergies and common infections. There is no coincidence in this increase. There are tens of thousands of chemicals in use today and more than a fourth of these are known to be toxic. Moreover, nothing is known about their interactive effects. Tests on body fat shows residue of hundreds of chemicals. Metals such as mercury, cadmium and antimony are everywhere and impossible to avoid. Lead for example, can block red blood cell formation. Chemicals can act as toxins that can block receptor sites on cells, cause changes in calcium homeostasis, selectively kill cells and alter expression of gene products. Metals and chemical toxins weaken the immune system and cause increased vulnerability to viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections. In an attempt to detoxify these substances, our bowels, kidneys, liver and immune system are being overloaded. Our eliminative channels have become blocked or dysfunctional because in conjunction with the synthetic chemical toxins in our environment, the western diet is so acid forming and de-vitalized of necessary nutrients.
To relieve the strains on our detoxifying organs, particularly the kidneys, liver, intestines and immune system, it is more important than ever to maintain a detoxification regimen. The ionic footbath is designed to relieve these strains and detoxify the body through the skin, the largest organ in the human body. Dietary modification and detoxification have been shown to substantially reduce and even eliminate the conditions discussed above.