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Foot 'detox' scam

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by NewsBot, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. NewsBot

    NewsBot The Admin that posts the news.

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    Like the thread on using live fish for pedicures, we weren't going to carry this story, but it getting a lot of publicity and I am sure patients will ask about it at some stage:

    Local 12 are reporting:
    Cures For Toxic Feet
    Link to story
  2. NewsBot

    NewsBot The Admin that posts the news.

    Re: Foot 'detox'

    A google search turns up plenty more on this.
  3. NewsBot

    NewsBot The Admin that posts the news.

    Re: Foot 'detox'

    Foot Detox Quackery:
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  4. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel Active Member

    Re: Foot 'detox'

    Remarkable! :dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy: He keeps a straight face while explaining it
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  5. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel Active Member

    Re: Foot 'detox'

    I on to it:
  6. Admin2

    Admin2 Administrator Staff Member

    Re: Foot 'detox'

    Here is another:

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  7. twirly

    twirly Well-Known Member

    Re: Foot 'detox'

    Is the woman narrating on speed or is it my computer?

    PS. Do you think if I leave one of these detoxifying pads under my daughters bed over night her room will be clean by morning or should I use an entire box? :confused:

  8. ericajones80

    ericajones80 Member

    Re: Foot 'detox'

    I was thinking the same thing...he's a real pro!
  9. David Wedemeyer

    David Wedemeyer Well-Known Member

    Re: Foot 'detox'

    I had a Naturopath in an office next to mine affording this service to people. I admit I tried it once and it didn't improve my vision, libido, or looks one bit to say nothing of my disposition!

    The foot bath craze has actually slowed down quite a bit. Its a pile of monkey guano. They tested the water in a legitimate lab after one of these 'treatments' and they found:


    No exudate's of human pineal gland, no toxins, excess ethyl alcohol, lead, chlorine, cadmium, biohazards, weapons of mass destruction.....
  10. DAVOhorn

    DAVOhorn Well-Known Member

    Re: Foot 'detox'

    Dear All,

    Just checked Shuropody's web site today.

    Guess what they, are offering FOOT DETOX.

    I wonder if it is the same system that is being discussed here?

    Oh well another nail in the coffin of Podiatry as a paramedical profession.:butcher:

    Mind you it seems that the smart money is not in health care but is in Palliative touchy feely nicey bits and pieces.

    Anyway there is an article on Homeopathic Podiatry in this months edition of Podiatry Now.

    Why will people pay more for the intangible compared to a t/t modality that has a measureable benefit outcome.:bash:

    I suppose if you can measure it you can put a notional value on it, if you cant measure it you may believe what you are being told.

    In Homeopathy i thought that becaus of the severity of the dilution of the active ingredient you actually receive NOT ONE MOLECULE OF THE ACTIVE INGREDIENT.

    So giving you nothing of something has a therapeutic outcome which is measureable.:eek:

    Oh well i have just invented the BLADELESS SCALPEL.

    It is completely painless and cannot cause a haemorrhage. But the reduction in pain from the callosities is absolutely incredible.

    Indeed one of my Pts Mr Michael AAARDVVAARRK has said it is the most effective system for the removal of callous he has ever had.

    Indeed he travels from WAYOUTBACH NSW monthly to see me and says my fee of $195.00 for 15 mins represents amazing value compared to the $50.00 fees he has previously paid to other Pods for a wasted 30mins.

    He has recommended this to the other two inhabitants of WAYOUTBACH and is writing an article for the town flysheet.

    So my future financial security is assured.:dizzy:

    regards David:drinks
  11. Burnz

    Burnz Welcome New Poster

    Re: Foot 'detox'

    nice video and yeah you are right they are really good in doing it.
  12. NewsBot

    NewsBot The Admin that posts the news.

    Re: Foot 'detox'

    Time Magazine run a story on this:
    Detox, Shmeetox
    Link to story
  13. footsiegirl

    footsiegirl Active Member

    Re: Foot 'detox'

    Having brought up teenage daughters myself, I can testify that nothing
    will clean your daughter's room. Something "happens" when teenagers take up residence in their rooms...I can garruntee nothing short of complete redecoration will make a difference :boohoo:
  14. NewsBot

    NewsBot The Admin that posts the news.

    This question just turned up on Yahoo! Answers:
    The first answer was:
  15. Perthpod

    Perthpod Active Member

    Re: Foot 'detox'

    Hahaha. Nothing says fail like ' if you ever need more we'll send them free for life'...Must be expensive to make..
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  16. NewsBot

    NewsBot The Admin that posts the news.

  17. NewsBot

    NewsBot The Admin that posts the news.

    Objective assessment of an ionic footbath (IonCleanse): testing its ability to remove potentially toxic elements from the body.
    Kennedy DA, Cooley K, Einarson TR, Seely D.
    J Environ Public Health. 2012;2012:258968
  18. NewsBot

    NewsBot The Admin that posts the news.

    The Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland have upheld a complaint on the foot detox claims
    Link to story
  19. thekwie

    thekwie Active Member

    Er, is it deliberate that the ad at the top of the pageis actually for an ionic foot detox? (detoxdefeet.com.au) Is this monitored in any way? Hmmmmmmm
  20. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    Nope; but it does show you the brilliance of the ad-serving software in delivering contextually relevant adverts!

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