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Get rid of the toxins

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by Tom Chillemi

My search for better health led me to try an ionic detox foot bath. Lori Javier of the Health Synergy Wellness Center in Gloucester said she started her business six years ago after foot detox reversed a condition she had.

Javier had been spray painting houses and believes the paint toxins got into her system. She gained 40 pounds and her liver became swollen.

She took a doctor’s prescription for a few weeks and then tried foot detox. The results were startling, she said.

The detox foot bath cleansing goes like this: Your feet are placed into a tub of warm water and a measured amount of sea salt is added. In the tub is an ionizing “array” that emits positive and negative ions. They jump start the body’s natural ability to detox, said Javier.

The body naturally eliminates or neutralizes toxins via the liver, kidneys, perspiration and exhalation, said Javier. The problem for most people is that toxins accumulate faster than the body can get rid of them.

Through reverse osmosis, ions enter the blood and are carried to organs, cells and tissue. The toxins attach to the negative ions and are carried back to the foot bath, said Javier, adding that the feet have the most and the largest pores of the body.

After about 30 minutes in the bath, the body’s vital organs have been purged of metals and built-up toxins are released through the feet, Javier explained.

Detox also helps balance the body’s pH, and it increases circulation.

Watching the water turn a brown nasty color got me thinking about what was inside of me. Javier said the different colors in the water indicate which area of the body is being purged. For example, dark in the middle indicates toxins from the lungs. A brownish orange is inflammation. Green is from the gall bladder.

A white dot indicates an infection that is being released. In my case, there was no white dot in my second foot bath.

Reflexology
The bath is completed with a reflexology session during which Javier gently manipulates pressure points in the feet. “This can activate the healing powers of your body,” she said. “This can balance your entire system and revitalize your energy,” she explained.

posted 02.23.2012

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