Ionic Foot Baths: 7 Signs of Toxin Overload

In our last post we talked about what toxins are and how you can get rid of them through detoxification. In today’s post, we’ll look at some of the signs that you may be experiencing a toxin overload. At Avanti Body in Vacaville, CA, we understand the importance of detoxification in today’s modern world in which we are constantly being bombarded with various toxins. This is why we offer ionic foot baths — to help balance your body’s pH and remove harmful metals and chemicals. Here are seven physical signs you may need a little help detoxifying: 

1. Constipation 

The intestines are one of the ways our bodies naturally detoxify. So, when we’re constipated, the toxins are just sitting in our body, causing additional problems like an upset stomach, headaches, aches and pains, and tiredness. Constipation can be a sign of toxin overload especially if you’re consuming a lot of processed foods filled with chemicals, pesticides, and preservatives.

2. Fatigue

Research has shown there is a connection between chronic fatigue and toxin exposure in the environment from things like pesticides, solvents, and metals. Many of our clients are surprised to see black flakes in the detox water. This is a sign of heavy metal toxicity. This can come from everyday products such as deodorant, makeup, and sunscreen, as well as public drinking water, pesticides in food, and air pollution.

Your body has to work extra hard to get rid of these toxins, causing fatigue and low energy. If you’re coping with this problem by consuming coffee or sweets, you’re probably compounding the issue, because these items are generally full of toxins. 

3. Stubborn weight gain

Many of us struggle with weight loss from time to time, but if you’re exercising daily and cutting back on calories and finding it impossible to shed pounds, it could be due to toxin overload. Many toxins are endocrine disruptors, which means that they can interfere with our hormone function. Hormones play an important role in our metabolism, so if they get out of whack it’s common to experience stubborn weight gain. 

4. Chemical sensitivity

If your liver is not detoxing effectively you can become more sensitive to different scents like perfumes, paint, cleaning products, new carpet, smoke, and more. This sensitivity can lead to headaches and nausea. Multiple chemical sensitivity is a debilitating condition that is thought to be caused by exposure to pesticides and solvents. 

5. Aches and pains

Joint pain and muscle aches that can’t be connected to a recent workout can indicate your body isn’t able to properly flush out acidic toxins.

6. Skin issues 

Because your skin is a major organ of detoxification, skin changes are an important indication of toxicity. When your body is overloaded with toxins, they can build up in your skin, causing irritation and inflammation. This leads to acne, rashes, eczema, and other skin problems.

7. Brain fog 

The brain and the gut are connected. When things go wrong in the gut, it can often affect brain function—confusion, memory loss, and an inability to stay focused are all signs of brain fog. Additionally, certain toxins, like heavy metals, can build up in the brain, disrupting normal function, memory, and mood.

Detoxify at Avanti Body

The good news is that you can reverse toxin overload through detoxification processes. If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, it may be time to try our ionic foot baths. And for that stubborn weight, we also offer red light therapy, Lipo Wrap, and Lipo-Light. At Avanti Body in Vacaville, CA, we can’t wait to help you look and feel your best. 

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Ionic Foot Baths at Avanti Body

Wondering why you’re feeling fatigued? It may be due to an overload of toxins. Ionic foot detoxes, or ionic foot baths, are becoming a popular way to rid the body of these harmful toxins and restore pH balance to the body. At Avanti Body in Vacaville, CA, we offer more than just red light therapy, because detoxification is an integral part of supporting your body on the road to better health. 

What are Toxins? 

Toxins are any substances that are harmful to our bodies and cells. In our modern society, our bodies are constantly being bombarded with toxins through the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. This would include things like pesticides, mercury in seafood, lead from car exhaust and air pollution, chemicals in tobacco products and drugs or alcohol.

According to Dr. Mark Hyman, “eighty thousand toxic chemicals have been released into our environment since the dawn of the industrial revolution, and very few have been tested for their long-term impact on human health.” Some of this exposure can be controlled by eating organic food and using high-quality water and air filters, but it’s impossible to avoid every toxin out there. Here are just some of the negative effects they can have on our bodies: 

  • Leach important minerals from our bones
  • Damage our organs
  • Damage our DNA
  • Alter gene expression
  • Impair the functioning of cell membranes
  • Interfere with enzyme and hormone functions
  • Impair our body’s ability to naturally detox

What is Detoxification? 

Detoxification is simply the process of removing toxins from the body. Our bodies have natural ways of metabolizing and eliminating toxins. The primary organs involved in detoxification are the liver, the lungs, the GI tract, the kidneys, and the skin. There are many different detox techniques that are intended to support and speed up the body’s natural processes of eliminating toxins. Ionic foot detoxes help draw toxins out through the skin, specifically the feet.

What are Ionic Foot Baths?

The foot bath process is quick and simple. Your feet are placed in a bath that is filled with warm salt water, while you relax in a massage chair. An electronic array is also placed in the foot bath, which sends a direct current into the water. The combination of the water, salt, and the array give the hydrogen in the water a positive charge—this attracts the negatively-charged toxins in your body, pulling toxins and heavy metals out of your body and into the water. 

You may hear some people claim that the dark water that comes out of the ionic foot bath water is toxins from your body, or that different toxins create different colors. This is a misconception—the color of the water is caused by a reaction of the salt water and the electrolysis array. 

Want to know more? Check out this Eastern medicine doctor’s personal experience of an ionic foot detox. 

Visit Us at Avanti Body in Vacaville! 

Everyone can benefit from the detoxifying effects of our ionic foot baths! If you’re tired of feeling tired, then maybe it’s time you try one. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment with one of our knowledgeable, compassionate practitioners at Avanti Body. And stay tuned for our next blog post where we will talk about additional signs that your body may need detox support. 

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Feeling Tired? Listless? Fatigued? Let’s Change That!

There may be a direct relationship between fatigue and the toxins in your body.

Our bodies are constantly exposed to toxins through water, food, and air. Our ionic foot detox can help balance your pH and remove harmful metals and chemicals.

Foot detoxes are becoming a popular way to rid the body of harmful toxins. This process gives the hydrogen in the water a positive charge, which attracts the negative toxins in your body. The ions in the footbath water assists in the removal of heavy metals and toxins in your body.


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