Benefits Of Ionic Detoxification

Ionic Detox Foot Bath

Ionic Foot Detox Benefits

Ionic detoxification is a great adjunct to any wellness program, especially weight loss and detox programs.  I have been using them personally and in my practice for the past 3 months and have experienced many of the below benefits.  Please contact me with any questions or to receive your complimentary session when booking a 1-hour Initial Consult or Tune-Up session.  I promise you will be amazed!!!  It’s a pretty gross experience to say the least but as I always say…”Better out than in!!!”  Read on…

In a 2009 survey, 126 users of ionic detoxification systems were asked what specific health benefits they or their clients received from using ionic detox foot bath systems.Their answers included: pain relief (42), including less joint stiffness, less headaches, less knee pain, less foot pain, less general muscle pain and more, increased energy (29), improved sleep (23), improved digestion (10), toxin reduction (9), decreased swelling (9), circulatory system improvement (9), reduced weight (8), skin improvements (8), emotional improvements (5), respiratory improvements and much more.

Ionic detox has been known to:

  • Remove toxins, free radicals and body waste products that can cause health problems (In an Aug. ’04 study by Carlos A. Lopez-Moreno, MD, there was a significant deposit of urea, creatinine and glucose in the foot basin in 12 patients with chronic illnesses.)
  • In a 2008 study by Center for Research Strategies (crsllc.org), 31 participants underwent ionic detox two times per week for 12 weeks. The amount of aluminum and arsenic in their blood was measured before and after the 12 weeks. The average blood aluminum level decreased by 46% from 79.8 ppb (parts per billion) to 43.1 ppb. The average blood arsenic level decreased 24% from 4.6 ppb to 3.5 ppb.
  • In a 2002 study by Doctor’s Data in St. Charles, IL, there was an average increase in toxic metals found in the foot basin from nine independent sessions. Here is a list of metals that increased in concentration: Copper: 905%, Aluminum 339%, Lead 233%, Iron 174%, Manganese 140%, Antimony 128%, Cadmium 119%
  • Raise pH levels. Approximately 95% of people experience a state of acidity in which their blood pH is lower than 7.45, indicating an excess of hydrogen ions. This makes an ideal breeding ground for worms, parasites, microorganisms and other critters that lower body function and cause disease.
  • Inactivate viruses, bacteria, yeast and fungus
  • Relieve pain and tension including headaches
  • Purify the blood and lymph
  • Increase peripheral circulation
  • Stimulate and balance the immune system
  • Enhance nutrient absorption
  • Reduce inflammation and unwanted fluid retention
  • Help clear up skin
  • Assist in weight loss
  • Slow down aging and improve body flexibility
  • Quicken recovery time from disease or injury
  • Increase oxygen in the body
  • Rejuvenate and energize your whole body
  • Improve sleep

Anti-Inflammatory/Pro-Inflammatory Foods

Anti-Inflammatory Foods

  • Fish
  • Fruits and Veggies that are rich in color
  • Cruciferous Veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, kale, cabbage)
  • Green tea
  • Walnuts
  • Flaxseeds, Flax oil
  • Green drinks (Paleomeal is the only recommended as it does not contain alfalfa which has been shown to worsen autoimmune disorders)
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Basil
  • Quercitin and other bioflavonoids

Pro-Inflammatory Foods

  • SUGAR!!!!
  • Hydrogenated oils
  • Corn oil, Soybean oil, Safflower oil and Sunflower oil
  • Saturated Fats (red meat, full-fat dairy products) – You can eat lean, grass-fed meat 1 to 2x/week.
  • Egg yolks (limit to 2 – 2x/week)
  • Refined and processed foods in general
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Genetically Modified Foods (GMO’s) (corn, soy, canola oil, cottonseed oil, beet sugar, zucchini and yellow squash to name a few)

Ginger Orange Zest Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin SeedsAdapted from Serious Eats

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds ( fresh or raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds in bag)
  • 2 tablespoons melted organic butter (or olive oil)
  • 2 teaspoons corse sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons Zero sweetener (erythritol)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest

METHOD:

Scoop out the inside of your pumpkin, and separate seeds from pulp. Don’t worry if there’s a little pulp left on the seeds when you roast them—it only adds flavor. Just remove the biggest pieces so that the seeds are easy to toss.

In a bowl, toss the seeds with the melted butter/olive oil, coating thoroughly. Add salt, sweetener and seasonings.

Spread seeds in one even layer across a greased baking sheet (or you can use a cookie sheet covered in aluminum foil).  Bake for 30 minutes, or until the seeds are golden brown. Stir the seeds every so often while they’re baking, so that they toast evenly.

Spring Fling Morning ZZZZZZing!!!

Spring Fling Morning ZZZZing!!!

 

Spice up your morning and rev up your metabolism right from the get go with this sassy little elixir.  Can you say WOO HOO!!!!!

Ingredients:

• 2 cups greens of choice (baby kale, baby spinach, swiss chard, romaine – or mix of all)
• 1/2 medium avocado
• 4 inch piece cucumber, chopped
• 1 stalk of celery, chopped
• 1 handful fresh cilantro
• 2 garlic cloves
• Juice of 1 whole lime
• 1 pinch cayenne pepper and/or chili powder
• 1 pinch sea salt
• 1 cup strong brewed green tea, cooled
• 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks

Method:

Put all ingredients in Vitamix or blender and process until smooth. Store remaining juice in glass jar and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Makes approximately four 8oz. servings.

G-BLAST

G-BlastStart your day with a blast of greens and a surge of energy!!!  Great for a quick afternoon pick-me-up as well!

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 handful baby organic spinach

1 handful fresh mint leaves

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1″ of fresh ginger (sliced)

1 orange (peeled and sliced)

 

METHOD:

Put all ingredients in a high-powered blender and process until smooth.  Can be refrigerated for 1-2 days.

 

AQUA-ZING

Aqua-zing
This water is both energizing and delicious!  Infuse it and then reuse it for 2-3 days.  Bottoms up!

INGREDIENTS:

1 pink grapefruit (sliced 1/2″ thick)

1 handful fresh mint leaves (ripped)

1″ fresh ginger (peeled and sliced thin

METHOD:

Put all ingredients in a glass jar or pitcher and fill with pure filtered water.  Infuse a few hours or overnight in the fridge.

Breast Healthy Morning Cocktail

Breast Healthy Morning Cocktail

 

 

Chugging down a few ounces (4-6) of this uber-healthy morning elixir is the very breast way to start your day!  Bottoms up ladies : )

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 handful of organic kale (I love the baby variety)

1 handful of organic parsley

1 organic carrot (chopped)

1 organic orange (peeled)

1 small green apple (unpeeled and chopped)

1 Tbsp. flax seeds

1 cup+ pure H2O

Ice if needed

METHOD:

Put all ingredients in high-powered blender and process for approximately 1 minute.  Store extra in glass container in refrigerator.  Always best when consumed immediately after making but can last up to a couple of days – squeeze some citrus on top before storing to prolong taste and nutrients.

Breast Healthy Soup

Breast Healthy SoupJACQUI’S IMMUNE BOOSTING CHICKEN SOUP

Part 1:

INGREDIENTS:

2 lbs. organic chicken parts (legs, breasts, etc.)

2 stalks organic celery, cut in half

4 cloves of garlic, peeled

1 med. Yellow onion, cut in half

1 sprig fresh oregano (I also throw in 1 oregano oil gel cap from DFH)

2 cups chopped organic carrots

METHOD:

Put above ingredients in large pot and cover with cold pure water – 2 inches above

ingredients. Cook over high heat. When water boils, cover and reduce heat to medium.

Simmer for 1 hour.

Part 2:

INGREDIENTS:

1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp. chopped fresh oregano leaves

3 cloves minced garlic

2 tbsp. chopped fresh ginger

1 chopped yellow onion

Sprinkle of cayenne pepper

1 ó lbs. organic red or purple potatoes peeled and cut into small cubes

2 organic sweet potatoes peeled and cut into small cubes

2 cups chopped organic carrots

1 can diced organic tomatoes

4 cups torn organic greens (spinach, swiss chard, kale, etc.)

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

METHOD:

Put oil, oregano leaves, garlic and onion into a large pot. Cook at medium. Heat until

veggies are just soft, about 5 mins. Turn heat to high, add broth, potatoes and carrots.

When broth boils, reduce heat to medium. Cook until potatoes and carrots and tender,

about 15 mins. Remove skin and bones from chicken. Shred meat into bite-sized

pieces. Add chicken, tomatoes, sea salt and pepper to soup. Cook until warm.

 

*You can also add jalapeno peppers (4 tsps. Seeded and minced) if you like.

**All ingredients should be organic if possible.

PROTEIN POWER SMOOTHIE

Protein Power Smoothie

 

 

This protein-packed smoothie is the perfect meal replacement or recovery meal after a workout.

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 – 2 scoops Whey Cool Protein Powder* (organic and from grass-fed cows)

1 tsp L-Glutamine powder* (for building and maintaining lean body mass)

1/2 cup lite coconut milk (sold in a small can at trader joe)

2-4 oz pure water

1 tsp organic extra virgin coconut oil

1 T chopped raw, unsalted nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews, brazil, pecans, macadamias)

3” piece banana (barely ripe) – best if frozen

Sprinkle of cinnamon

1 pinch sea salt

Ice (if needed)

Put all ingredients in blender and blend until combined.  For extra nutrition , add 1 handful of greens or a tsp. of EssentiaGreens*.  Enjoy!

*You can purchase the above products – Whey Cool Protein Powder, L-Glutamine Powder and EssentiaGreens in my online store.  Make sure and enter the promo code “JJ15%” at checkout for a 15% discount on your order.

 

The Green Goddess

 

The Green Goddess

INGREDIENTS:

1 handful fresh organic baby spinach or kale

1 peeled and chopped Kirby or Persian cucumber

1 handful fresh cilantro, mint, basil or parsley

1 lime or lemon, juiced

1 stalk organic celery

1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks

1 inch fresh grated ginger (optional)

1 cup pure water

1 cup ice

METHOD:

Either juice or blend all ingredients until they are liquified (a juicer that does not extract but retains the pulp/fiber is your best method).  Can store in mason jar for up to 2 days or pour into smoothie cube trays (large square flexible ice cube trays) and freeze. Cheers!

Makes approximately 2 to 3  6 oz. servings