I am really intrigued by those Kinoki Footpads. They are pads you put on your feet (!) that are supposed to draw toxins and crap out of your body and suck them into the pad. I did a lot of research into them before I bought a set- I emailed a friend in the alternative health field, I did a lot of Internet searching, and I asked around. My snooping lead me to decide it wasn't worth the investment- my friend told me it was a waste, I heard that a magazine did a check and found that the "toxins" were really just dirt and sweat, and no one I knew had used them. I was a little bummed because my cat is got by curiosity and I wanted to know for myself.
Behold! For my birthday my friend Ashleigh (hi Ashleigh!) gave me Kinoki! I could try them out for free! No harm, no foul! I decided to finally put them to the test last night because I've been so tired lately. I've done cleanses and whatnot so I figure how much different can this be other than I'm not ingesting anything this time?
I cleaned my feet and put the patches right on before bed. When I opened the packages I smelled Bacos. You know, those imitation bacon bits you put on salad? Only it smelled of really stale, rife Bacos. Later I shifted the sheets and it smelled like I dutch-ovened myself. But no, the smell was just my foot pads warming up to detoxify my body.
When I took them off this morning the Bacos were stale, rife and now wet. It was pretty stinky. Over night the pads had turned dark brown- full of toxins!! I studied them closely and noticed that the only places that turned color were spots that definitely got wet from my sweaty feet. There was no residue on my feet, everything was on the pads. We'll see how this progresses and if I feel any different. I did feel a little refreshed this morning. But that could've been because the cat left me alone last night for once.
I wish I had my own laboratory to do an experiment to find out if it really is just sweat and dirt. But if that were the case, how would it lighten up over the course of detoxification? The pads aren't numbered or designated for when to use them. That leads me to believe maybe something really is drawn from your body by these pads. Eh, maybe not. Even if it doesn't take crap out of my body, at least my feet will be clean of dirt and sweat. And man, do my feet sweat.