Detox foot baths have become popular in the last few years, and as always with something new, someone’s going come up with an opposing opinion on it. We are now starting to see some negative articles on the subject as I expected would happen. But before you go into agreement with the nay sayers, read the rest of this article before you decide on whether or not this is something for you.
First off, there is a misconception about foot baths I would like to clear up. The unit itself does not detox you! It’s not about detoxing through your feet. Let me explain.
The body has its own electrical impulses that flow through out the body daily. In a normal healthy body this flow goes uninterrupted. However, as toxicity, injury and illness occur the electrical flow can be slowed, rerouted or stopped and one starts to feel bad. The ionic foot bath, which is not a medical device but rather an instrument of assistance, gently puts a current of positive and negative ions into the water which travel throughout the body. Negative ions can create a sense of well being. The goal here is to restore the proper flow of the electrical impulses so that the body can heal itself. It is the benefit after a foot bath that we are interested in.
I have occasionally noticed that when people start on a detox foot bath regimen, they may feel worse afterwards and possibly the next day as well. Detoxing can make you feel that way. Sometimes the opposite occurs and people feel energetic. When the body’s bio-electric energy starts to balance, the body can go into healing mode, that means detoxing so the bodies cells can function as it should. The detoxing takes place after the session and that’s why you don’t want to do a foot bath again for at least 72 hours because you want to allow the body to eliminate the toxins. I know from my own experience that I personally can get very bad breath and a metallic taste the day after a foot bath. My arthritis completely cleared up after about 10 sessions of foot baths and has not returned for more than 2 years. I know without a doubt that it was the foot baths because I didn’t change anything else and felt better and better after each foot bath. Sometimes I would feel so energetic that I would have to go into furious cleaning mode or do something else physical because I felt so good.
Now, let’s address the color change in the water. Pay no attention to the color of the water. With or without feet in the water you will get color change. While it is very interesting to watch, it is not coming out of your body, although if one studied samples of the water there may be minute particles of mucus. The body has its own channels of elimination and that’s all you are trying to accomplish with a foot bath.
I do a foot bath at least once a month for maintenance and I always feel very energetic for days after. You can go to any site that sells foot baths and get real life stories from the people that have been helped by the foot baths. There may be people who have tried it and didn’t get any results from it. That’s OK too.
I do think more studies need to be done, and not just studies of what is in the water, but rather what is it actually doing for the individual. There have been a number of studies done showing the positive effect of negative ions. I would hate to think that nay sayers eventually have their way and ruin another good thing that could potentially help many people.