Detox Yourself of Ionic Detox Foot Baths
If you can see it, you can believe it, right? That’s just what ionic detox foot baths bank on, as a negatively charged foot bath claims to suck the toxins from your body, and the end result is brown water to prove it. Proponents claim the treatment can heal conditions from skin problems to kidney disorders, but critics—many of them scientists—say that it’s a hoax. One doctor tested water samples before and after; neither contained toxins, but the brown water came back positive for iron (aka rust). “A footbath, ionic or not, can’t detox your body or rebalance cellular energy,” Dr. Andrew Weil says. Ellis agrees.