Infomercial for foot pads to leach toxic compounds from body

Wired Science has a good time making fun of this infomercial for "the ancient Japanese secret to perfect health," the Kinoki foot pad. "Beware of cheap imitations!"

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The infomercial claims that these footpads are scientifically proven to help anyone detox, but scientists know that toxins are generally removed from our bodies by way of the liver and kidneys — not our feet.

Even worse, they cite research in a bogus scientific journal.