Tag Archives | Detox Foot Pads

Why that detox just won’t work

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Posted 14 January 2016

This excellent article was published in The Conversation. Written by , it shows exactly why and how we know that ‘detox’ products are scams.

Will this article influence you, or will you continue to fall for the nonsense claims of scams, e.g., Homemark Detox Footpads, Herbex Detox tea, etc.?

The crux of the story is that the human body is a comprehensive, self-mending, self-detoxing apparatus. It will perform its detoxification tasks regardless of whether you’re undertaking a rigid detox cure, or a gourmet food and wine tasting marathon. But providing the right ingredients for optimal function daily, rather than opting for a quick-fix detox, is the key.

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The one thing you need to know before you detox

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Posted 05 January 2016

Homemark, Herbex and others regularly promote detox products, whether a juice bar, detox foot pads or detox tea, and particularly at the beginning of each year. What does Science-based Medicine have to say about “detox”, considering that the physiology of detoxification has been well studied?

A few selected extracts from this excellent article written by Scott Gavura:

“With 2016 upon us, it’s finally time get serious about your health. You’re resolving to eat better and exercise more. But first, you need to reset your body – and purge yourself of all of your lifestyle and dietary overindulgences. But how? The options seem limitless, and everyone has advice: There’s Dr. Oz, Gwyneth, and even your favourite Kardashian has advice: They’re all telling you how it’s essential to “detox”, “cleanse” and “flush” away all of your toxins”.

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You can’t detox your body. It’s a myth.

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Posted 22 December 2014

From the Guardian  5 December 2014

So how do you get healthy?
There’s no such thing as ‘detoxing’. In medical terms, it’s a nonsense. Diet and exercise is the only way to get healthy. But which of the latest fad regimes can really make a difference? We look at the facts.

Best to continue reading on the Guardian’s page, but if not accessible, continue below.

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Florence Niemann – Fountainhead

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Posted 19 January 2013

As mentioned previously on CAMCheck, we do not usually identify the individual(s) responsible for the marketing/selling of unsubstantiated products. However once a company continues to ignore ASA rulings or displays clear evidence that the trust of consumers is being abused, by inter alia, continuing to promote these or similar products, then in our view it is fair that these individuals should be identified and exposed.

 Florence_Niemann Florence Niemann is the owner of Fountainhead. In spite of a number of rulings against her company’s Detox Patch products, Fountainhead continues to make nonsensical and scientific implausible claims for these products. 

In other words, a company that has at its mission statement, “Quality – Integrity – Effectiveness“, is clearly lacking integrity.

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Detox foot pads – massive scam!

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Posted 25 January 2012

From a recent UK Advertisings Standards ruling:

"Marketers have tried in the past to establish that the human body accumulates toxins that can be purged. CAP and the ASA understand that the body’s liver and kidneys automatically detoxify and excrete many toxic materials, including metabolic wastes. Advertisers have previously tried to claim that foot pads or foot patches can detoxify the body. To date, neither CAP nor the ASA has seen evidence that these types of products can remove toxins from the body." 

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Homemark Detox Foot Pads

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Posted 11 August 2010

I have previously posted that Homemark continues to suggest that the FDA has approved these footpads, or that they were tested in an FDA approved laboratory. I have previously posted that the FDA have categorically stated that these claims are false. The ASA has shown my letter to Homemark who have dismissed it, and the ASA, not trusting me, have been trying to get a personal response from the FDA, to no avail they inform me. Out of frustration, I tried the FDA again, and on 10 August 2010, they responded (remember, Homemark have been using these claims for years!)

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Glomail

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This category lists complaints laid with the ASA regarding health, complimentary medicine and supplements sold by Glomail, which complainants claimed could not be substantiated. (More than 15 complaints!)

In most cases the ASA ruled in favour of the consumer, but as Glomail started finding “credible experts” willing to substantiate a product, the ruling may have gone in the favour of Glomail. In some instances, arbitration was requested with a subsequent ruling against the product.  Glomail used legal methods to prevent arbitration (legal fees would have cost at least 4 times more than the cost of arbitration!)

In some instances, the consumer did not pursue the complaint further as a result of the time or costs involved.

We will in time explain why we feel the ruling in favour of Glomail was incorrect, using science, logic and common sense!

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Homemark

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Posted 27 November 2009

This category lists complaints laid with the ASA regarding health, complimentary medicine and supplements sold by Homemark, which complainants claimed could not be substantiated.

Initially, the ASA ruled in most cases in favour of the complainant, but as Homemark started finding “credible experts” willing to substantiate a product, the ruling may have gone in the favour of Homemark.

In some instances, arbitration was requested – with a subsequent ruling against Homemark’s product.

In some instances, the complainant did not pursue the complaint further.

In time as the site develops, we will flesh out and explain why the ruling in favour of Homemark was incorrect, using science, logic and common sense! 

Rulings against Homemark:

Enforma / Homemark – Sweat Away the Pounds / 4012*

Homemark – Sweat Away /  9114*

Homemark – Butterfly Abs / 3283

Homemark – Detox Food Pads /  8938

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Detox a waste of money

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Detox remedies are a waste of money, say scientists

Claims by multimillion pound industry queried 'Little evidence' to support makers' assertions By James Randerson, science correspondent The Guardian, Monday 5 January 2009 http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/jan/05/detox-science "The charity Sense About Science has compiled a dossier of information on claims made about 11 products including drinks, patches, diet supplements and even a "detox brush". A charity leaflet says: "The multimillion pound detox industry sells products with little evidence to support their use. These products trade on claims about the body which are often wrong." Our bodies are capable of recovering from binges on their own, the scientists argue."

This excellent article can be accessed here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/jan/05/detox-science

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ASA Ruling: Homemark Detox Footpads

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Posted 23 February 2014

Homemark claims that Detox Footpads can remove toxins from your body. They are supported by Dr Frederick Motz, who claims this is true. 

We say this is rubbish.

The USA FDA/FTC says this is rubbish.

In fact, physiology and common sense tells us this is rubbish.

See what an investigative reporter has to say: Detox Con!

See also: Kinoki Foot Pad marketers charged

Then read how the ASA ruled.

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