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Imagine a simple force of nature that can: • Provide you with a feeling of well-being • Offer a quick rush of energy • Allow you to sleep better • Relieve asthma, allergies, & other respiratory disorders • Lower blood pressure Sounds crazy, but it’s true, and it’s something that a drug company cannot sell you. The healing power of negative ions first became known to the public in 1900, when a young engineering genius named Nikola Tesla published an article about the amazing work he had been doing with electricity. Using his new invention, the Tesla Coil, he was able to transmit several hundred thousand volts through the air instead of using wires. Even more remarkable, he was able to send the current through this own body without harm. In so doing, he noted that his exposure had a beneficial effect on his body. The effect that Tesla reported was the direct result of negative ions. Now, over a century later, researchers understand the science behind the phenomenon that Tesla experienced. Written by best-selling author and health researcher Dr. Earl Mindell, The Happiness Effect is a complete guide to understanding and using negative ions to create a sense of well-being. The book begins with a clear explanation of negative ions and goes on to trace the history of man’s interest in the nature of electricity. Readers then learn about the exploratory work performed by scientists after Tesla’s breakthrough experiments, and the scientific studies that illuminated the effects of negative ions on human behavior and health. Finally, The Happiness Effect offers a comprehensive guide to the latest devices that can safely and economically produce negative ions to create good health and happiness.

Earl Mindell
Author Bio

Earl Mindell, RPh, PhD, is a registered pharmacist, master herbalist, and college educator. He is also an award-winning author of over twenty best-selling books, including Earl Mindell's New Vitamin Bible, which has sold over 11 million copies worldwide. Dr. Mindell was inducted into the California Pharmacists Association’s Hall of Fame in 2007, and was awarded the President's Citation for Exemplary Service from Bastyr University in 2012. He is on the Board of Directors of the California College of Natural Medicine, and serves on the Dean's Professional Advisory Group, School of Pharmacy, Chapman University. In addition to being a highly sought-after lecturer, he has appeared on numerous TV shows such as Good Morning America and the Late Show with David Letterman. He and his wife reside in Beverly Hills, California.

Table of contents




1. What Are Negative Ions?

2. A Brief History,

3. Health Benefits of Negative-Ion Exposure,

4. Negative-Ion Devices,




About the Author,


Review Quote - Publishers Weekly

"Mindell (Earl Mindell's New Vitamin Bible), a pharmacist and nutrition expert, makes a lucid case for the health benefits of negative ion therapy, based on studies and experiments going back to the invention of the Tesla coil in 1891 . . . [The Happiness Effect] is a useful and accessible primer on the currently available data." 

Review Quote - Booklist

"[A] surprisingly compelling case for . . . battling high blood pressure, headaches, depression, and other health problems with so-called negative ions . . . [The Happiness Effect] presents an intriguing approach to wellness." 

Introduction or preface

What if I were to tell you there is a force found in nature that can provide you with a feeling of well-being, energize you, allow you to sleep better, relieve your allergies, increase your ability to concentrate, and cheer you up? Sounds crazy, right? But this force exists, and it’s something that you cannot get from a bottle of prescription drugs. While the pharmaceutical industry certainly has a wide variety of pills to offer those afflicted with health conditions, the problem is that most of these options are expensive and associated with potentially dangerous side effects. While millions, if not billions, of dollars have been spent in the marketing of these problematic options, there has been a simple, natural, low-cost remedy available that may be beneficial in the treatment of a handful of everyday health issues—and with no side effects. This form of therapy has been observed and studied for over 100 years, but chances are you have never heard of it. If you have heard of it, you may not think it works. For most people, this remedy sounds too good to be true, and that’s exactly what pharmaceutical companies would like you to believe. To the medical researchers who have spent years studying and documenting this natural phenomenon, however, the science is clear. The goal of this book is to provide you with a clear understanding of how negative ions work and how you may find tremendous relief through exposure to these tiny therapeutic chemical elements.

The text begins by defining negative ions and explaining how they may work to ease various health disorders. It goes on to look at the history of negative ions, revealing that Nikola Tesla, one the world’s most brilliant inventors and researchers, may have been the first person to recognize their effects on people. Readers are then given insight into the specific health conditions that may be relieved or mitigated through exposure to negative-ion therapy and its many benefits, hopefully learning how to use the power of negative ions to overcome their own health issues. This book includes some of the major research on negative ions that has been conducted over the last hundred years, detailing the advantages associated with these fascinating atoms and molecules. Lastly, readers will find a handy reference guide to negative-ion generators, which should provide all the information needed to make an educated decision on which one to use.

Good health may be something you wish for others or for yourself, but wishing doesn’t ensure that it will happen. By taking responsibility for your well-being, you may be able to achieve the good health you seek. By learning as much as you can about safe and proven alternative treatments for certain ailments, you may obtain the relief that has thus far been elusive. I hope this book leads you to a life full of energy, happiness, sound sleep, and rejuvenation, leaving you able to overcome any challenges that may come your way.

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