Paleo Air – and Why Should I Care?

Paleo Air

Paleo Air®

And Why Should I Care?

Our ancestors breathed healthy air. It had essentially no pollution, and it had a tremendous number of Secondary Metabolites, those wonderful compounds released by plants that have been proven to be so healthful to humans.

Secondary Metabolites

If you think about plants from a biological perspective, it becomes obvious that one of their main characteristics is that they grow.  Their growth is dependant upon photosynthesis, in which carbon dioxide from the air is combined with nutrients found, in general, in the soil, and plant material is produced.

forest with sun

However, if you consider the fragrance found within a forest, it becomes very apparent that not all of the compounds produced by a plant leads to plant growth. This is because if you are smelling a fragrance, those molecules have left the plant itself.  

Note that the plant growth material is called primary metabolites, and the fragrances, which are compounds released by the plant, are called secondary metabolites.

We call the air that is filled with secondary metabolites Paleo Air®, and it provides a tremendous number of health benefits, such as lower stress. It is our belief that paleo air, is a meaningful component of forest bathing. Forest bathing has been shown to lower pulse rate, improve glucose metabolism, improve immunity and lower salivary cortisol levels, which is an indicator of lower stress, and we believe that it is the secondary metabolites primarily that leads to these health benefits.

Eric Fishman, MD

By Eric Fishman, M.D.

With substantial experience in western medicine, including decades of operating on patients, and an interest in eastern medicine through practicing yoga and homeopathic remedies, Dr. Eric Fishman has developed MONQ® Therapeutic Air® products, allowing millions to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy in an easy-to-use personal diffuser. An orthopedic surgeon, holistic physician, yogi, and creator of MONQ (the healthy lifestyle brand promoting personal essential oil diffusers and other wellness products), Dr. Fishman takes a scientific approach to holistic health.

Favorite MONQ blend: Zen

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The above information relates to studies of specific individual essential oil ingredients, some of which are used in the essential oil blends for various MONQ diffusers. Please note, however, that while individual ingredients may have been shown to exhibit certain independent effects when used alone, the specific blends of ingredients contained in MONQ diffusers have not been tested. No specific claims are being made that use of any MONQ diffusers will lead to any of the effects discussed above.  Additionally, please note that MONQ diffusers have not been reviewed or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. MONQ diffusers are not intended to be used in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, prevention, or treatment of any disease or medical condition. If you have a health condition or concern, please consult a physician or your alternative health care provider prior to using MONQ diffusers.

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