Paleo Air – Breathe Clean, Fresh Air from the Past
Why Paleo Air is importantToday, the air we breathe is polluted quite badly. Man’s interference on the land has had a significant impact on health. During the Paleolithic period, the air would have been much healthier than it is today and there would have been little pollutants to worry about. Nowadays, we have many harmful gases, emissions from cars, factory chemicals, dust, pollen, and particles all of which can cause allergies and disease. The pollution in the air is also affected by the seasons and the weather. If there is reduced air movement, pollution levels can accumulate. Pollution generally is a significant risk to health. Certainly, those who suffer from lung or heart disease are vulnerable as are the elderly and young children. But if we believe that air pollution dangers are all outside, we would be very wrong. There are risks inside the house too. Consider mould, tobacco smoke, pesticides, carbon monoxide, cleaning products and building materials which could include formaldehyde, lead and asbestos. Every time we breathe in, we inhale contaminants and that is why there is a very real need for Paleo Air. The human brain needs to have enough levels of oxygen to work at optimal level and it requires approximately 30 percent of the body’s energy to do this. It cannot store energy, so needs to gain it constantly. Air pollution has a detrimental effect on the development of the brain too. Of course, we know that clean air is vital but whether we are inside or outside in built-up areas, the air we breathe is still likely to be contaminated. Sadly, not everyone has a green, life-giving forest on their doorstep. For many, city landscapes are all that they have. There may be an intrinsic desire to spend time in nature, but it is not possible. There is no doubt that spending time in a forest relaxing and immersing yourself with nature is healing. It is beneficial to both mind and body. The natural scents of nature fill the air all around and this helps to improve mood, increase energy levels and can even balance and heal the immune system. The breath is life and so, when we breathe, our mood and emotional responses change all thanks to nature’s essential oils. Breathing has a direct correlation with the mind and essential oils can intensify the effect. Anyone who has experienced respiratory problems will know the importance of air quality. Aromatherapy can help with the lungs, it is also an excellent way to bring the power of nature to you. Fresh clean air from the forest – termed Paleo Air is possible – and if not available by sitting serenely in one of the great forests, it can now be obtained by using modern technology and bringing a little of the Paleolithic time into your life by way of diffusers.
Understanding the sciencePaleo Air contains a number of all-important secondary metabolites and it is believed that this air is much closer to the air inhaled by those early humans. As such, it is healthier as it will not have harmful pollutants. The secondary metabolites occur quite naturally within plants, so it is all-natural. Their aim is to protect the plant from invading insects or general damage and include various compounds including alkaloids, terpenes and phenolics. Secondary metabolites also play a significant role in food. Research indicates that certain ‘volatiles’ – chemical elements and compounds with low boiling points play an important part in relation to preferences for nutritional food. Secondary metabolites aid the plant through gaining vital nutrients such as nitrogen. So, plants that have secondary metabolites benefit people as they are high in nutrients. Terpenes in particular, are important for human health.
There are three main groups of secondary metabolites:
Alkaloids have important physiological effects on us:Saponins – help to reduce harmful cholesterol and prevent build up within the arteries. They aid cardiovascular health. Alkaloids – caffeine is an alkaloid produced in a variety of young leaves and this will have a direct impact on the nervous system. It acts as a stimulant while also blocking adenosine in the brain. \ Terpenoids – along with phytoncides are produced by the plant’s essential oils but are designed to deter insects and to protect the plant. These essential oils are hugely beneficial to the health of people.
The importance of Paleo AirResearch indicates that people often spend only a fraction of time outside. In the US for example, those who are working may only spend approximately 2 percent of their time outside and the rest at home or, at work. So, this gives us an indicator as to the unhealthy lifestyles of many and the importance of resetting the clock so to try to emulate how those early ancestors would have lived. We must consider that during the Paleolithic time period, the emphasis would have been on spending time with nature, eating or grazing on food sources available during hunting, gathering trips. There would have been a nomadic theme to their lives so that they could forage. Today, for most people, this lifestyle is just not possible however, it is possible to alter and embrace food types eradicating or at least, reducing processed foods and all grains and trying to reconnect with nature. Spending time in the forest and living free from harmful pollutants and chemicals would be the optimal solution. It is simply life at its best. When there, the natural scents and aromas can boost and intensify their healing properties. Simply by sitting and relaxing in the midst of a forest scene, it’s possible to inhale natural phytoncides (essential oils) that are released from trees and to feel so much better as a result. Essential oils work so quickly and just a short time relishing nature can have a considerable impact on health and well-being. But when this is not available, Paleo Air provides a solution.
What Paleo Air can do for you?
So, we know that Paleo Air is the same or very similar to the air that our ancestors would have inhaled. We also know that in stone-age times, without pollution, life would have been much healthier so, this means we must somehow alter the condition of air around us or, use Paleo Air directly. This dispenser has been designed to emulate nature bringing the old ways back to the fore and boosting health and wellbeing easily. Life is stressful but strip it back to its core and suddenly, it becomes much simpler. There are so many benefits on mind and body when you use Paleo Air including a reduction of stress, a balance to glucose metabolism and the immune system receives a boost so that it can function correctly. Remember that Paleo Air is akin to time spent relaxing in a forest environment and as such, once inhaled, the stresses of the day start to dissipate very quickly. As you breathe in, you breathe out tension, it is as simple as that.