Oh joy. It is time for a new fad to drag reflexology into it's product promotion. Foot detox pads are now the rage. The latest blitz of advertisement shows a reflexology chart as some type of justification for it's claims. You probably have seen it on TV as the ad is played every 5 minutes or so.
I haven't had so much fun since the grow taller people used our web site to make their case for reflexology actually making people taller. Of course there isn't a shred of evidence to back this up. But these are mere details.
There are people who think these pads are wonderful because of the fact they turn brown when you apply them overnight. I can tell you one thing. These pads will turn brown when wet. I wore a pair into the shower as an experiment and they did turn brown. I was trying the quick and clean detox method.
A web site touting their claims very happily dragged our foot chart into the fray. It is really nice to have someone else dragging us into their promotional efforts.
If you would like to read a very heated debate over the pads go to http://www.wanderings.net/notebook/Main/KinokiDetoxFootPads#comment22People seem to be split down the middle. Some think they are the biggest scam ever. Others swear by their healing powers.
And if you would like to review some rather confusing research studies try Kenrico's site. http://www.kenrico.com/research.html#BLOODANALYSIS (Hey, they look scientific.)
So I am going to conduct a thorough scientific investigation tonight. I have a set from a friend and plan to wear them to see what happens. I will post tomorrow what I find. And I will even do a follow up study the next night. You guessed it. I have two sets.
If the results are dramatic enough I will post pictures. Stay tuned. This could be exciting. Or not.