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Old 02-13-2008, 09:26 AM   #1
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Default Detox Foot Patches???

Anybody heard of these Detox Foot Patches that have been on TV recently?
(you can read all about it at Kinoki.com)

Anybody had any results using these patches to detox with?
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Old 02-13-2008, 09:40 AM   #2
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i've seen them, been wondering the same thing! i thought about buying some, but i am a bit skeptical i guess. i've never done any of the detoxing stuff and this sounds about the easiest, put them on your feet, go to bed, wake up and take them off. easty enough, but do they work??
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Old 02-13-2008, 09:46 AM   #3
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That is the question...do they workie!

Maybe we should recruit a ginny piglet to try them out and let us know if they work.
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My sister and I tried them. My sister had very "dirty" detox pads the next morning. I had hardly anything on mine.

My sister is a smoker, so that could be part of it.

I think they work, but they are somewhat expensive.
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Old 02-13-2008, 09:55 AM   #5
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I wonder if there are any independent studies that have been done on these.
You know, studies that the manufacturer wasn't involved with.

That's what we need to find out.
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:08 AM   #6
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Meh. I see those things in catalogs and my only reaction is: pure bull#2
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:38 PM   #7
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Meh. I see those things in catalogs and my only reaction is: pure bull#2
Is that like a step below pure bull#1...???

I didn't know they had ratings for bull.
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:57 PM   #8
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See, my thing is I want to try them just out of curiosity. I don't even care if they work. I think it's the same morbid fascination I have with Biore Strips...I just want to see all the crap they pull out of my pores. (TMI?)
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Wow. The scientific problems with this are just incredible.

First, the skin is, for the most part, an impermeable membrane (otherwise, you'd have bacteria, blood, etc going in and out of your body all the time). The skin is only really permeable in the pores, which excrete oils and sweat, not all over. That's why, if you put lotion on your feet, you don't get it in your bloodstream. So the idea that you can pull body toxins out through your feet from other places in the body is, really, from a scientific perspective, ridiculous.

Second, if you had toxins in your body and they WERE somehow magically drawn to your feet when you stuck the pads on, they'd have to pass through your bloodstream, lymphatic system, or some other system on the way...and if they did that, they'd be filtered out by the detox organs already in your body...namely, the liver and kidneys. So they still wouldn't end up on the detox pad...they'd end up in your urine. And remember, even THIS is only if there was some magic pull from your body to the detox pads, which isn't how the body works.

There are substances that they can put in the pads (like, for example, wood vinegar) that will turn brown and gunky when put in contact with water. Feet sweat. People have experimented with these by adding plain water and guess what? The pads changed color!

The pads work very well for their intended purpose...separating people worried about toxins from their money. Any other purpose? Be very skeptical.
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The pads work very well for their intended purpose......separating people worried about toxins from their money

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OK, I've done a little googling and I've read a couple things about how there's a chemical that basically turns brown when exposed to water, or perhaps it has to be salt water. But your sweat just sort of turns it on like I don't know, a color wonder kit or something (the markers that are invisible unless you use them on special paper). One guy said he dipped a foot pad in salt water and it turned brown, just like it would on a sweaty foot. So there you go. It's not a scientific review or anything but it certainly makes sense.
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I think it's the same morbid fascination I have with Biore Strips...I just want to see all the crap they pull out of my pores. (TMI?)
Wow, I'm glad I'm not the only one at there with this fascination. lol
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These have been around for some time, but since they have been advertised on an informercial recently, everyone seems to be talking about these.

I tried them a few years ago when I was desperate to find something to help with irritating and constant lower back pain. I was going to a spine specialist and a chiropractor, but I was still having pain, mainly from inflammation in my muscles, and didn't want to have to depend on pain killers all the time. I tried these to see if they would help with inflammation.

I tried them on the bottom of my feet a couple of times but there was really no change in my health in general and I didn't really believe that worked that well, but then I put some near where I had very tight and sore muscles and inflammation in my lower back. The next morning when I awoke, my soreness and inflammation was gone. So I belive that something in the patches does make you sweat (pulls water from that general area) and in my case maybe that helped with the inflammation? I don't know. But other than that, I don't think there is much to them.
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