When Negative is Good
Friday, June 26, 2015
Fresh air is electrified. It is negatively charged in a good way, or “negatively ionized,” because of the life-giving oxygen molecule.
This negatively charged oxygen has many benefits. They include: an improved sense of well-being, increased rate and quality of growth in plants and animals, improved function in the lung’s protective cilia, decreased anxiety through a tranquilizing and relaxing effect, lower body temperature, improved learning in mammals, lower resting heart rate, decreased severity of stomach ulcers and decreased survival of bacteria and viruses in the air.75-81
This last reason is why opening a window at night to circulate fresh air in your room is a wonderful health promoting habit. Breathing fresh air cleans out stale air from the lungs that would otherwise promote disease; fresh air also increases brain function.
Negatively charged air is destroyed by recirculation of air in buildings, tobacco smoke, city smog, and other pollutants. Researchers have been studying the harmful effects of polluted air, which depletes the negative ions.
They have documented that the common pollutant, ozone, causes eye irritation, shortness of breath, coughs, decreased lung function, and decreased physical performance.82-83
It is important to get clean, fresh air. The wonderful thing is that protective, negatively ionized air is found in abundance in natural outdoor environments, especially in areas such as the mountains, forests, by the sea and waterfalls. So, get outdoors and into nature!