Just think about waves crashing on a beach or a beautiful waterfall. Moving water is not only beautiful, but it has health benefits as well.
We are just unable to feel bad when next to crashing or falling water. And just why is that? It is because the moving water fills the air and surrounds us with negative ions, which creates a great feeling in us.
From Comtech Research:
"The normal Ion count in fresh country air is 2,000 to 4,000 negative Ions per cubic centimeter (about the size of a sugar cube). At Yosemite Falls, you'll experience over 100,000 negative Ions per cubic centimeter. On the other hand, the level is far below 100 per cubic centimeter on the Los Angeles freeways during rush hour."If you have ever been to Yosemite Falls you realize just how wonderful that feeling truly is. If not be sure to experience it at some time. So what are Negative Ions?
Or more correctly stated-- NEGATIVE-CHARGED ions?
They're oxygen atoms with an extra electron.
And they can help you feel better.
Waterfalls - high in the mountains and on beaches with crashing waves are places that thousands of negative ions occur. They create an effect on human biochemistry.
WebMD tells us:
“Negative Ions Create Positive Vibes
Negative ions are odorless, tasteless, and invisible molecules that we inhale in abundance in certain environments. Think mountains, waterfalls, and beaches. Once they reach our bloodstream, negative ions are believed to produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost our daytime energy.”
Because of the research on negative charged ions in much of the world " ionization of the air is mandatory in many European and Russian hospitals and work places, it has only recently come to light in our country with the growing problem of toxic air in our urban environments." Yes, we are far behind most of the developed world.
Technically speaking: "Ions are charged particles in the air that are formed in nature when enough energy acts upon a molecule such as carbon dioxide, oxygen, water, or nitrogen to eject an electron from the molecule leaving a positively charged Ion. The displaced electron attaches itself to a nearby molecule, which then becomes a negatively charged Ion. It is the negative ion of oxygen that affects us the most."
From "Whole Self", Spring 1991, an article entitled "Ions and Consciousness."
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My own experience with negative ions is that it is helpful with clearing out pollutants in the air without having to pass through a filter, helping with breathing issues; they also help with mood and depression.
To recap Negative Ions are Nature’s Energizer They:
Naturally create fast moving ion particles to cleanse and ;purify the air we breathe.
They are found in the highest levels of lush nature such as waterfalls and oceans, in lowest amounts indoors or polluted areas.
They deliver a molecular level massage.
They assist with alleviating allergies, migraines and sinus issues.
Negative ions are considered the “Master Power Switch’ which actives the body’s entire cellular communication system and makes every body function and work better.
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There’s much more to learn about health than just our nutrition, although great nutrition is fantastic and is not to be overlooked. We are surrounded by natural occurrences and some are tremendously beneficial.
Learn about them.
You and those you love will be glad you did.
(Carmel Aaron lives in Heber Springs has a degree in biology and has been certified by Proevity in Nutrition and Glycemic Indexing. She owns and operates Anatomy Academy Wellness. Where she teaches: Weight Loss, Nutritional consulting, assisting with Pain reduction & Detoxification. To contact her email: AWellnessCoach@Gmail.com)