These higher concentrations of positive ions in polluted urban environments can clearly effect the general mood and well-being of a population. A 1957 study published in the Journal of General Physiology concluded that negative ions may help to inhibit the overproduction of the neurotransmitter, serotonin, which may lead to hyperactivity, anxiety and exhaustion when this tryptamine is overproduced. The tryptamine, serotonin, is more likely to be overproduced when a great percentage of the person's time is spent in concentrated environments of positive ions, such as the "great indoors." Think about the hyperactive kids stuck in school all day, or the office employee downing their fourth cup of coffee to fight off their routine amount of fatigue and exhaustion.
It's appropriate to note, here, that according to the EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), we spend an average of 69.54% of our time indoors at home. And when you include the time we spend commuting to work in our car, the bus, or the subway, and you go ahead and add the time we spend indoors at our workplace, we might be spending over 96% of our time breathing in the boring, positive ion air of the dusty indoors (according to some estimates). Talk about domestic animals.
Furthermore, a more recent study conducted by Columbia University in 1996 suggested that placing patients with SAD (Seasonal Affective Depression (a really stupid acronym)) in front of a negative ion air purifier for thirty minutes everyday for a month, proved to be as effective as the pharmaceutical antidepressant drugs such as Prozac and Zolof. It obviously goes without saying that this negative ion treatment didn't offer the subjects the generous negative side-effects that these pharmaceuticals are so anxiously willing to give.
[You will] feel and look calm, have a general feeling of comfortable pleasure, and may enter a pleasant dreamy reverie. You may find your appreciation of music is increased. It will be very pleasant to lie down on your back in a semi-darkened room, with eyes closed, and just listen to your favorite music. If you do this you may be fortunate enough to enter the delightful mixed-state of ‘waking-dreaming’ where you have one foot in dreamland and the other foot in the real world. This state was much prized by the 19th century Romantic writers, who, lacking knowledge of kratom, resorted to the much more habit-forming narcotic, opium, to achieve it. The effects of kratom usually last about six hours. The higher the dose, the stronger the effects, and the longer they last. Many people report a positive ‘afterglow’ the next day.
- Roman soldiers were partly paid in salt. "Salary" is in fact derived from the latin word for salt, which is salarium.
- The Celtic word for salt meant "holy" or "sacred."
- Historically, salt was considered "the gift from the gods."
- Homer referred to salt as a "divine substance." Plato described salt as, essentially, "dear to the gods."
- Ordinary sea salt has most likely been contaminated by mercury, PCB's and oil (due to oil-spills) since the ocean has been used as toxic chemical "dumping grounds" for decades. Great.