Also, do salt lamps help?
I remember a friend telling me years ago at the beach to breathe deep and enjoy - the negative ions here are good for you! I asked what he meant, and he just answered with a question: Think about it, have you ever seen anyone pitch a fit or have a meltdown at the beach? I gave it some thought, and had to say no, I don't recall seeing any such thing, and I have spent many years hanging around by the sea. Perhaps that's why beach parties are so much fun. :)
So if this is true, how does it work? And what of salt lamps? Are there other ways to negatively charge ions?
I am interested in any information and experiences you may have to share about this. Thank you.
Negative ions work by creating biochemical reactions in your bloodstream which cause an increase in your serotonin levels- the chemical that makes you feel good. When you are at the sea shore, you are exposed to thousands more negative ions than at home- which is part of the charm. But those negative ions can work also as a natural antidepressant, according to WebMD. This can only be good.
That's it in a very small nutshell. I am sure someone else will cover salt lamps, which I know nothing about (which is strange, to say the least).
Blessings this Easter 2013,
EDIT April 2 2013:I have an air filter that makes negative ions...works like a charm (paid a fortune for it because I wanted to have a permanent filter, and not one of those that you keep having to buy disposable filters for). (Pardon my grammar LOL) I just turn the filter on, and within minutes, i feel like I am at Niagara Falls. The brand is Honeywell Model HFD-010, in case you are wondering. Thanks, @Grace and @all!
I am not a "science" person at all, so I don't know how they work. But I do have two salt lamps in my bedroom. Beautiful, they give off a pink-orange glow and make the air feel wonderful. I had bought them for relaxing, thinking the negative ions would help me sleep, just like during thunderstorms, but instead, they make me feel positive and energetic. I would imagine since we are all different, they affect each of us uniquely. So instead of turning them on before bed, I turn them on in the morning, sometimes returning to bed with a book and a cup of coffee while the dogs play outside. This is a great start to the day...helps my mood, helps me wake up, helps me get motivated for the day! I love my salt lamps, they really enhance the "well-being" feeling.
Recently looked into earthing oneself , very interesting topic on many levels Walking on the beach barefoot is beneficial because it grounds us to Mother Earth , re-connects us if you like , wet sand is better, 1/2 hour a day.( if you can't get to beach , walk barefoot in your garden , damp grass is good ) It improves health in many ways and I wont even try to list them all here but this is a little nudge to go look it up for yourself. Wearing shoes effectively isolates one from Earths energy field . I've read of injured animals snuggling down into the earth for 3 weeks and not moving , then walking away with a broken limb repaired ,sick children in native cultures , being placed in hollows in the ground and becoming well again , a chap with psoriasis , just beach fishing for a couple of weeks and eventually connecting the dots that each time his condition would abate for a few months, an elderly man who had to be physically rotated in bed because he couldn't do for himself , using a grounding sheet and three weeks later up out of bed and taking care of himself again Here's a link to Neg Ions and my thanks to the amazing restorative powers of a walk on the beach , Momma Earths Awesome ! http://pranaviewaustralia.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/the-power-of-negative-ions-the-ocean-and-bodies-of-water/
Oh , an afterthought here , when you beach walk you are also cultivating Vitamin D , which is actually a hormone , and it gives us energy , but you need to absorb it 1) Without all those nasty chemical blocks on your skin and 2) don't have a shower for an hour after as you literally are washing it off your skin :-) Have a great day nature lovers
answered 02 Apr '13, 19:56
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