I’m thinking that you probably haven’t heard about detox foot pads. They’ve been around for a while, though. And if you haven’t heard about them, I would like to shed some light on them. First off, let me say that neither I nor anyone else knows exactly how detox foot pads work. But there’s no denying that people have experienced health improvements after using them, and they have shared their success stories.
The mechanics are simple. You make the detox foot pads, you place them on your feet during the night, and while you sleep, they draw toxins out of your body. Some people have said they’ve experienced health improvements regarding headaches, depression, diabetes, insomnia, high blood pressure, and other conditions as a result of using detox foot pads.
The foot pads are placed on the soles of your feet before you go to bed. In the morning, you remove the pads, and you’ll notice they are filled with dangerous toxins. As a result, the pads are now darkened. The feet circulate blood and lymph into your torso, which is why the pads are placed on the feet. So, how can you make them?
Homemade detox foot pads
For this simple recipe, you’ll need just a few ingredients:
- 1 onion
- 1 garlic clove
- Self-stick gauze pads
How to make them:
- Start by slicing the garlic and onion until they are well chopped. Place the garlic and onions aside.
- Pour water into a small pot, and bring it to boil.
- Add the garlic and onions to the boiling water, and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove the pot from heat, and allow it to cool for 20 minutes.
- Pour the mixture onto self-stick gauze pads. Make sure the center part is wet (the sticky parts should not get wet).
- Squeeze out the excess liquid and then place the pads on the soles of your feet.
- Put socks on and go to bed. In the morning, remove the pads. You’ll notice they’ve turned brown, which is the color of the toxins.
Why you should not use commercial detox foot pads
Detox foot pads have become increasingly popular in the past few years. As a result, many companies are now manufacturing them. But you know me—I always want things the natural way. I’m a huge supporter of homemade remedies. The same applies to detox foot pads.
For starters, I would not recommend using commercial foot pads, as they are not approved by the FDA. In addition, there haven’t been any clinical studies that show they work. And while there are no clinical studies that show that the homemade pads work either, at least you know what you are putting on your feet.
Garlic and onion are two of the healthiest vegetables. And they are both known for their cleansing abilities. When you buy commercial pads, you don’t know what’s in them.
Why are detox foot pads worn on the feet?
There are many others ways you can detox your body. I’ve talked previously about detox drinks, foods, and how to cleanse your liver. But the feet present a special situation.
In Oriental medicine, the feet are considered “the second heart.” And there’s a scientific backup for that claim. The heart circulates blood and lymph through the body. But it’s the feet that help with the return circulation of blood back up into the torso. I’m sure you’ve noticed that when you’re cold, and when your circulation is not at the required level, your feet are cold.
Another reason why we want detox pads on our feet is due to our lifestyle. Nowadays, most of us work in a sedentary position. The position hampers the natural pumping action of the feet and our circulation bogs down around the feet. Sitting down on a chair reduces the blood flow to your lower body by half.
Therefore, foot patches or foot pads can be used as a therapeutic medical device.