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Old 06-22-2008, 12:56 AM   #16
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I see this is an old thread, but there is some misinformation here.

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First, the skin is, for the most part, an impermeable membrane
This is not true. If the skin was impermeable then nicotine patches would not work, because the skin would not absorb the medicine from the patch. Pain relief patches would not work and neither would birth control patches. The skin IS permeable and that's why all these various patches work.

You can do and experiment. Have someone cut a clove of garlic and rub it on the bottom of your foot. In a few minutes you will taste garlic.

The skin acts as a barrier which does prevent bacteria from freely entering the body. The circulatory system is basically a closed system, that is why we are not seeping blood. We bleed when tiny capillaries in the skin are cut.

I believe 20/20 did a recent story on these patches and found them to be bunk. As another poster stated, when the pads got damp, they changed color.

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Old 06-22-2008, 01:11 AM   #17
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I was reading about these earlier today here: Foot pads


I'd save my money.
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:55 AM   #18
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Would there be any benefit to chewing on these pads?
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:40 AM   #19
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Would there be any benefit to chewing on these pads?
You're joking, right?

There's a lot of great detox info out there. A nice book is The Detox Diet: A How-To & When-To Guide for Cleansing the Body by Elson M. Haas. Your best bet so you don't NEED detox is eat a clean diet. Deepak Chopra says we shouldn't eat anything with a label - nothing from a box, nothing from cans. Fresh fruits & vegetables with a minimum of animal protein are the way to go for as much of the time as possible.

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Old 06-23-2008, 09:48 AM   #20
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I thought it was like organic chewing tabacco that was actually good for you as opposed to regular chewing tobacco.

The only bad part is you gotta take up baseball, frequently grab your privates, and spit alot.

I wasn't too interested due to the additional habits that would need to be developed if I took up chewing these pads.
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:34 AM   #21
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I like your sense of humor Rocky!!!
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Old 06-25-2008, 01:10 PM   #22
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Well, I actually heard that there were herbs that you can chew on similar to chewing tobacco.

Since it's supposed to be good for you, I assume you swallow instead of spit
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I said it was -mostly- impermeable. Nicotine patches, and other medication patches, have engineered molecules of whatever material they are trying to get into your bloodstream - engineered so they can pass through. There are exceptions, like garlic. But the materials in these pads aren't exceptions to that "Mostly impenetrable" rule...they fall into the "lotion" category (doesn't pass through), rather than the "medical patch" category (does pass through).
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:59 PM   #24
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I think the pads must have iron or something in them that rusts (or corrodes, whichever you prefer) when subjected to the sweat (salt water) from the bottom of the feet.
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:53 PM   #25
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This is completely fake. Dateline did a special about "do they work" and these were on there. The only reason the foot pad turns brown is from your feet sweating while wearing the pad. The sweat goes into the pad and there is a brown substance under the pad that is brought forth when wet and that's the gunk you see every morning...not toxins.

Total crap.


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Old 10-24-2008, 05:00 PM   #26
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depends on the manufacturer on what dried powder they use to turn "brown" with all the toxins...but for most its a seaweed powder...and yes, its pure CRAP. Save your money or wait to get some at the dollar store when the fad dies down...thats where most of these things end up here in Dallas.
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Old 10-24-2008, 05:20 PM   #27
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I dunno, they cured my hampster of cancer!!!

I'll admit it was a hassle cutting up the pads
into little bitty strips and getting them on
Budroe's tiny feet...but he's alive and well now.

Budroe is sooooooo glad I found
these detox foot patches

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Rockerz.... I don't know if your insane or if your hilarious!
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Thanks for the info on these. I've wondered since they hit the main market about them.

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