DETOX FOOT BATH SCAM.
Well, there is no one way to fool you. Joining in the likes of Detox Foot Pads is the Detox Foot Bath, also called the Ionic Foot Detox therapy. So, by dipping your feet in a sort of a machine, which is called the ionizing machine, it is said to extract toxins from your feet, and of course, give you all the possible benefits which these fake companies proclaim.
Health spas, salons, and a lot of self-proclaimed alternative health practitioners are the ones who use such useless products to fool people in the name of detox and its miracle benefits. From balancing body’s pH to boosting of mood, to a reduction in stress, aiding weight loss (of course), increasing immunity; to improvement in heart health… marketers also use jargon like energy balance, bio-energy, bio-stimulation, cellular energy, etc. to mislead people.
As we saw in the foot pad scam, the best way to make someone believe such lies is by showing a visible difference. The easiest way is to show a change in color. So, just like the foot pads, as someone is made to dip their feet in the ionizing foot detox machine filled with clean water after sometime the water changes the color magically to dark brown or dark reddish maroon as if a toxic sludge has been extracted from the body.
According to a website selling such detox foot bath machines (https://bit.ly/30ftgZp) “ The average foot contains over 2000 pores, which are the largest and densest on the body. That’s more than any other part of the body of comparable size. The fascia is the thin membranous layer located on the bottom of the foot, where toxins are stored .”
Thereafter, he sent one of his friends to a local spa to get the detox foot bath treatment done and get the before and after samples of water. The samples were sent to the Medical Toxicology Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, to be analysed. The results showed it all: the water taken out before the Aqua Detox machine was switched on contained only 0.54mg per litre of iron, but afterward, it contained 23.6mg/l. The water, from the kitchen table setup, contained 97mg/l.
Kennedy & team, state that the manufacturers of the IonCleanse device claim that their product’s effectiveness lies in its ability to generate positively and negatively charged ions (H+, OH−) via electrolysis in water. Purportedly, these ions cause the neutralization and subsequent removal of charged particles from the body via osmosis and diffusion through the skin that is in contact with the ion gradient created in the water. However, the use of direct current and salt in the water accelerates the corrosion of the stainless steel used in the apparatus, which is what we see as the sludge over the water post detox.