Study Debunks Ionic Footbath Detox Claims Water expert warns against health and safety risks-The Epoch Times-Jan 31, 2012

by drsjbecker on February 20, 2012

There is no convincing evidence that ionic footbaths, promoted as a way to remove toxins from the body and costing as much as $75 for a session, actually do what they claim, a recent study has found.

In fact, this kind of so-called detox is not without harm, warns a water expert.

Researchers from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) and the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Pharmacy conducted a series of tests running a footbath with and without feet and analyzing the water for differences in the level of potentially toxic elements (PTEs).http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/health/study-debunks-ionic-footbath-detox-claims-184744.html

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