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Avoid Unproven Therapies
June 3, 2009, 11:03 am
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Ionic Footbaths

Ionic footbaths claim to remove toxic metals from the body by pulling them through the soles of the feet using a chemical charge. These machines often cost several thousand dollars. They’re usually sold on the web. It would be wonderful if they worked. But there are currently no good scientific studies to support their claim. Manufacturers of these machines offer testimonials, but no supporting data. This is very suspicious, since testing for metals is relatively easy and inexpensive.

Pure Wellness Center sees no reason to use an unproven gadget. If solid scientific support emerges, we will consider incorporating this therapy at our centers. In the meantime, we use therapies that are proven to work.

Store-bought Oral Chelation

Toxic metals (lead, mercury, arsenic, etc) are a very real health problem. They cause nerve damage, fatigue, depression, and hormonal disruption. If you are concerned about toxic metals, make an appointment to have your levels tested. Testing is accurate and not expensive (around $100).  If your levels are high, follow an effective treatment plan prescribed by a doctor experienced in detoxification.

Do not be fooled by health food store and internet products that claim to treat toxic metal poisoning. If they work at all, you risk the danger of mobilizing heavy metals which then deposit somewhere else in your body (like your brain) instead of being carried safely out of the body.  These products are a waste of time and money and potentially dangerous.

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