Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Naturally Produced Negative Ions: Think Positive & Live Positively

Image: A thunderstorm over Martinique.
“Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it's lightning that does all the work.”
~ Mark Twain

We can’t see, smell or taste them, but negative ions are molecules that are believed to produce increase levels of serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, increase our energy and boost the immune system. We typically encounter negative ions in natural environments: mountains, waterfalls, beaches, forests. (Source: WebMD: Negative Ions Create Positive Vibes)

We also encounter them after thunderstorms, leading to the expression the thunderstorm effect. Prior to a thunderstorm, positive ionization of atmospheric molecules can cause nervousness, jitteriness, and irritability in both animals and many humans.

After the storm, many will experience a renewed sense of well-being, especially when exposed to the fresh, clean air.  This is because of an abundance of negative ions generated by the storm.
“Positive ions are often pollutants such as dust, bacteria, pollen, chemicals, and fumes.  The storm releases electrical discharges consisting of high concentrations of negative ions.  Negative ions destroy many of these air pollutants and, therefore, give us a sense of well-being.” (Source: envirohealthtech.com: Enviro-Health-Tech: Alternative"Healthy Living" Devices: Ions )

Image: Ions at Work 

How big of an impact can negative ions play?

According to Pierce J. Howard, PhD, author of The Owners Manual for the Brain: Everyday Applications from Mind Brain Research and director of research at the Center for Applied Cognitive Sciences in Charlotte, N.C.:
“Generally speaking, negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain; resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness, and more mental energy. … "[Negative ions] also may protect against germs in the air, resulting in decreased irritation due to inhaling various particles that make you sneeze, cough, or have a throat irritation."
(Source: webmd.com: WebMD: Health & Balance Feature Stories: Negative Ions Create Positive Vibes)

Why should this matter to you?

Our worlds are filled with positive ions. These carry with them allergens, contaminates, toxins, and all manner of elements which deteriorate our mood, our mental capacity, and our overall well-being. Air conditioning, computers, electronics, all manner of machines, motors, etc. are constantly filling the spaces we live, work, study, play—and even heal—with positive ions.

Negative ions can dramatically improve your mood, mental acuity, immune system and sense of well being. “Columbia University studies of people with winter and chronic depression show that negative ion generators relieve depression as much as antidepressants….And for a whopping one in three of us who are sensitive to their effects, negative ions can make us feel like we are walking on air." (Source:  webmd.com: WebMD: Health & Balance Feature Stories: Negative Ions Create Positive Vibes)

So what does PeapodLife bring to the table?

Negative ions, but not just JUST any negative ions…negative ions as managed by an intelligent and self-organizing ECOSYSTEM. In other words, NOT-ARTIFICIAL IONIZATION! Our indoor rainforest ecosystems create negative ions the all-natural way, with a real living, breathing ecosystem fed by (and feeding) ionized living water.

There are many mechanical products on the market claiming to generate negative ions. Then there are Himalayan salt crystal lamps, which supposedly “shed” negative ions as they are heated by a candle or incandescent light bulb.  

But how much is too much?

With an ecosystem you don’t have to worry about it. The ecosystem will never generate more negative ions than is safe, appropriate, and optimal. In the same way, it will never allow positive ions to overpower the negative. It is alive, intelligently self-organizing and constantly “balancing” itself, just as the discharge of lightning during a storm can be seen as nature’s way of balancing itself.

One look at our ecosystems during their rain cycle and you can just imagine that fresh, clean, post-thunderstorm atmosphere.

Video: PeapodLife Living Wall EcoSystem Fitch Street, creates the perfect balance of negative ions for positive wellbeing.

Don’t just think positive, start living positively by filling your home, work, school or hospital with the life-boosting effects of negative ions, courtesy of your own beautiful, living, self-organizing rainforest ecosystem. 

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