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NRG Detox Footbath

The Real Scientific Benefits of Detox Footbaths
 Published In Natural Awakenings Health Magazine 2008

Over the past few years, we have seen the amazing new alternative health technology of detox footbaths come onto the holistic
market with eager acceptance and as usual, a good dose of skepticism. How this technology actually came into mainstream was in 2003, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was given to Peter Angre and Roderick MacKennon for the discovery of ion water channels for structural and mechanistic cell membranes. This lead to the technology now known as ionic detoxification of the cells bombarded through water channels with negative ionization causing the cells to release deep toxins.

How does it actually work in layman’s terms? 

The footbath uses a direct micro-current that is very similar to low voltage electro-stimulation or cold laser, both of which have been proven to increase cellular ATP (stored energy). Introducing this increase in energy allows the cell to purge toxins at a much higher rate. The warm salt water is used as a conduit for exchanging ions... in other words, the footbath is like a magnet that energizes the cell and draws out toxic material right before your eyes. The water changes color due to the ionization of the water reacting to the salt. It is no magic trick with these results, as many skeptics would like to have us think. Each organ has a particular acidic level and when the toxins hit the salt water, it reacts accordingly. The water will also have some color and sediment without feet in the water due to your area’s water treatment and minerals. The difference is plainly clear with the comparison of results, especially when two footbaths are given side by side. 

I have assisted many clients with detoxification using the Ionic footbath therapy and watched with amazement as the different toxins appeared in the water directly related to the health issues they were dealing with and the lifestyle and diet they
maintained. You can take all the vitamins and supplements in your approach to try getting healthy but if your body is not releasing the majority of toxins on a daily basis, it is like throwing a clean white shirt in a muddy river. With all the chemicals, 
pesticides, preservatives, radiation from cell phones and computers, and 1 in 4 Americans having chemotherapy for cancer, our bodies are struggling to keep up.


Our body is an intelligence that likes a clean house to maintain the everyday pumping of the heart, circulation, breathing, digesting, etc. If we have not eliminated all the toxins accumulated during the day by natural means, it will hide and bury the rest in your bones, organs, bloodstream, muscles, and fat.


Steps to Improve Your Life:


     1. Detox your body of toxins, high acidity, parasites, heavy metals, and yeast. 
     2. Build up your immune system to assist your body in healing. 
     3. Maintain a healthy, low acidic diet along with supplements to assist the body in staying balanced and in harm
     4. Reduce Stress – Physical, Emotional and Metabolic

The NRG works foot spa was designed to pull toxic substances from the body through the pores of the feet. At the same time, the foot spa sends a low voltage (24 volts DC current) up into the body through the feet, rejuvenating every cell in the body and providing the body with the energy it needs to: detoxify itself naturally, speed up the healing process following injuries, fight off viral, bacterial, and parasitic infection, increase metabolism, improve nerve function and brain clarity, and improve stamina all around. The foot spa has also been proven to decrease blood pressure, decrease cholesterol, break up plaque formation, clear cellular debris, increase circulation, reduce water retention, and stimulate a natural detoxifying process that lasts 48 hours following each treatment.

Details on the Science/technology of NRG


How the foot spa works (biochemical explanation in detail): 

The electrical box converts 110 Volts AC current to 24 Volts DC current. This current goes into the module via the wire/chord. The electricity (in other words movement of electrons") goes into the water of the bath. These electrons are also "bouncing" between the stainless steel and copper rings, creating a highly negatively charged magnetic field surrounding the module. The electrons also enter the water and cause the water to become negatively charged as well; the water is now considered a "negatively charged ionic field". It is "ionic" due to the ions in the water (any substance other than H20, including NaCl or salt). 


When a person places their feet in the water, they are entering a negatively charged ionic field, because opposites attract, the negative charge attracts positively charged ions from the body, which they are pulled out through the large pores in the feet. Toxins are either positively charged themselves, or they reside in the "positive" state of the body. Because the module has the most negative charge around it, the positively charged substances are drawn to it like a magnet. 

The negative ions also enter the body, feeding every cell in the body extra energy in the form of (electrons, which are negatively charged and their notation is e-). According to several studies conducted on the physiology of cancer, the presence of free radicals has been found in higher numbers in cancer patients compared to healthy people. The addition of electrons reduces the numbers of free radicals as the extra electron donated to the free radical charge, neutralizes the free radical so that it no longer acts like a "free radical", disrupting the delicate balance of the body's physiology. Negative ions play many beneficial roles in aiding the body; any scientist will agree that negative ions are "good" for the body in general. 

The foot spa was designed to mimic the body's natural way of detoxifying. The feet have some of the largest pores in the body (they are so large that one can get parasites just by walking barefoot in contaminated dirt). Feet sweat and smell: they were designed to detoxify the body. The earth's core is extremely negatively charged: the human body is designed to walk upright and barefoot upon the earth, where toxic substances could be pulled towards the earth's strong negative pull; the foot bath works to mimic this: pulling out toxins through the feet.


Toxins in the body: 

There are roughly 70,000 toxic chemicals made in the USA alone. Many of these toxins enter the body via our food, water, air, or through direct contact with our skin. Many toxins have been found in the bloodstream; bound to proteins. Proteins are negatively charged and bound to positively charged toxins. Heavy metals hold a positive charge: Aluminum, mercury, and lead all have a 2+ charge and reside in the body to mimic elements like Sodium, Potassium, and Calcium, which also have a 2+ charge. Lead, for example, is stored in the bones and mother's milk ... where ever calcium is stored. There are toxins that are fat-soluble; these reside in the fat storage of the body. Ever wonder why you may be eating all the right foods and exercising and yet you still can't lose those extra pounds? Fat acts to protect the body from toxins.

Fat "wraps" around fat-soluble toxins in order to protect the body. When our detoxifying organs, like the liver, kidneys, and colon are over-taxed, our body starts to store fat to buffer itself from the adverse effects of the toxins. Toxins are also found in the lymphatic fluids, where the immune cells are actively trying to fend them off. The location of storage of all the different toxins we're exposed to depends on the characteristics of the toxin itself.


Lead, for example, mimics calcium and resides mostly in bone and mother's milk, which is why it can be passed on to both the fetus and the baby during and after development. 


Certain toxins are drawn from the body more easily than others depending on how close they are to the surface of the outer layers of the body. Toxins that are not so easily drawn out eventually come out over time and as the body becomes stronger via the electrical stimulation of the foot spa treatments over time, the cells abilities to get rid of toxins increases. 


Summary of the functions of the foot spa: 



  1. Direct Detoxifying: pulls positively charged substances toward the module: into the water (like a magnet). 

  2. Indirect detoxifying: enhances body's natural detoxification processes via charging the body at the cellular level so that it can reject foreign substances (toxins) with enhanced ability. 




  1. Donating electrons to the body to neutralize free radical formation or prevent this from occurring. 

  2. Charging the body up so that it can heal much quicker from injuries, ailments, or illnesses.

NRG Footbath Benefits


People have experienced increased energy, clarity of mind, calming of emotions, and heightened physical well-being.


Energizing and detoxifying the body has enabled people to heal more effectively and at a faster pace from various injuries and illnesses.


Many people who have used the foot spa for several months or longer have noticed they not only feel younger, but they look younger too. NRG may have an anti-aging effect on the body. 

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Ionic Detox Foot Bath: What Does The Color Change in the Water Mean?



Water Color Changes in Ionic Detox Foot Bath Sessions


Here at Petra's we talk with people every day about Ionic Detox Foot Baths and the results. One of the most frequently asked questions is “What does the color of my foot bath mean?” Due to the unique nature of negative ions and detoxification, this topic is widely discussed on the internet and can lead to a lot of confusion. In this blog post we are going to share what we have discovered after being a leading seller of Ionic Detox Foot Baths for the past 8 years.

Ionic Detox Foot Baths remove the toxins we are exposed to every single day, in the home and out and about. Toxic elements are found in the air, in household food and generic cleaning products, and garden products; they include pesticides, hormone disruptors, heavy metals, and more. You’ll discover changes in color in the foot bath, as tap water contains many of these toxins, as well. A significant difference between foot bath water from a person’s session and that from running an array in water alone is the frequent presence of particles and fatty-type deposits. 


Does The Color Change Without My Feet In The Water?
























The answer to this question is yes. There is a chemical reaction that takes place between the water, salt, mineral content of water and the electricity from the array. This reaction that takes place has a tendency to turn the water the color of apple juice or light brown. The amount of color change that comes directly from this reaction can vary depending on the use and cleanliness of the array. The oxidization that occurs around the array can build up and cause more of this particular color to occur towards the end of each arrays life cycle.



SEE ALSO: The Science Behind Ionic Detox Foot Baths


Does The Color Change Show My Toxins?



Yes. The color change in the water also will show what toxins are coming out of the body and how many. However, it may take some use overtime to really tell differences. If you assume that all of the color change in the water is from your toxins you would be wrong — the color of the water will change regardless — but if you observe the difference of running the machine with and without feet in it there is always a difference. Often times the color change gets more intense and has different tints or hues to the water. Your new Ionic Detox Foot Bath contains a system handbook that includes a color chart to help you understand the differences in what the machine is detoxifying for each individual. You can also purchase an Ionic Detox Poster that contains a useful color chart for you and your clients to look at. From this chart, it is important to note that you may not see a drastic green color, but more likely you will see a smaller green tint to the water. These tints or hues to the water will help you recognize which part of the body is detoxifying and to what degree.



The colors in the water that result after each session reflect how the different kinds of toxins and their levels can vary from one person to the next. The amount of each toxin that is released during the session, stress levels and the body’s overall health are also important factors in determining the final color, which can vary as the detoxification program continues.

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