Hi my fibro friends, I just want to tell you what has really made a difference in my overall pain and stiffness. I’ve had fibro since 1973 (wasn’t diagnosed till 1993). Anyway, I can’t believe how much these detox foot pads help. I’ve tried everything over the years. I feel so much better in the morning when I get up. I use the “Kinoki” brand pads. I always thought they were just a gimmick but they’ve sure helped me.
Thanks for sharing! Interesting…
You’re a long trusted member here, but just in case someone thinks this sounds like scam , this page implies that Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt of the American Academy of Neural Therapy condones using them by saying “The major (effect) of the foot pads is in the stimulation of the liver and kidney meridians. This increases the metabolic rate at which the liver and kidney cells detoxify the blood and purify the body” and describes how to make the foot pads at bedtime for overnight: Add 1 tablespoon of chopped onion and garlic to ¼ cup of boiling apple cider vinegar, wait 10’, cool 20’, saturate (but don’t drench) adhesive gauze pads (without wetting the adhesive), squeeze excess liquid out, apply the pads to the center of the each foot’s sole and put socks over them. That way you don’t need to pay much money or any company for them…
Here they are also described as if they were a part of the Klinghardt Neurotoxin Elimination Protocol, BUT: here it says that Dr. Klinghardt does NOT condone them, he says they may do a bit for your liver, they don’t draw out heavy metal toxins (see link before), but perhaps carbon-based ones, and thinks of it more as a placebo, it also says that no toxins were found by labs, that there are much better ways of detoxifying, and it should only be done when you are fairly healthy.
Here it says “There is currently no scientific evidence that detox foot pads work. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) banned the marketers behind the detox foot pad brand Kinoki from selling several products after they ran adverts with false scientific evidence that the pads worked.” Later it puts it like this: “banned one company from advertising”. On webmd it says “The lawsuit ended in the company owing its entire revenue of $14.5 million in a settlement.” What the Kinoki type contain according to the big bad wolf platform where you can get them 10 a piece for 10€ is “Ginger, Salt, Bamboo Vinegar, Chitosan, Dextrin, Dokudami, Loquat Leaf, Tourmaline, Vegetable Fiber, Vitamin C And Wood Vinegar”. The vinegar could theoretically cause irritation, burns and dizziness, as well as allergic reactions.
Instead, also on webmd, it recommends watching out for a bad liver and drinking more (water , not ), healthy diet and exercise to help it.
So even detox and other alternative medicine sites do not condone detox foot pads:
What detoxification really entails according to Dr. Klinghardt’s own site - and detox foot patches are not mentioned here
Himself controversial condoner of alternative medicine, Dr. Mercola says chances are slim that this works,
A detox site that lists various brands, but doesn’t recommend using them.
There’s a lot I have tried without there being much scientific evidence, but this isn’t something I give a chance myself, even tho
"I believe in placebo,"
Placebo and nocebo effects have been scientifically proven to work even if you know it’s a placebo. Clinical trials have to be compared to placebo.
especially as my skin would react/reacts allergically to this spicy stuff.
But it is a pretty harmless thing to try, esp. compared to some of the other things which companies make a lot more money with.