Kinoki Foot Pads? …Stepping On Bull-Shit w/ Kinoki Foot Pad Scam
There’s not a day that goes by where we don’t get at least a half-dozen e-mails asking about specific health or fitness products, supplements or programs. And though we don’t have time to answer them all directly – we do try hard to post as many of them as possible on at least one of my blogs.
Today is a good one.
Many people have been asking for my opinion about these kinoki foot pads that turn black when you wear them overnight – you stick them on the bottom of your feet and POOF! – you are one step closer to being a perfect physical specimen when you wake up…
Here’s the inside scoop from our good colleague, Dr Stephen Barrett – at ‘Quackwatch’ has pulled this gem of a beauty straight from the FTC’s file.
Here it is…
FTC sues “detox” Kinoki Foot Pad Marketers
The Federal Trade Commission has charged Yehuda (”Juda”) Levin, Baruch Levin, and their Xacta 3000 Inc. with deceptive advertising. According to the complaint, the defendants claimed that applying Kinoki Foot Pads to the soles of the feet at night would remove heavy metals, metabolic wastes, toxins, parasites, chemicals, and cellulite from their bodies. The ads also claimed that use of the foot pads could treat depression, fatigue, diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, and a weakened immune system. [FTC charges marketers of Kinoki Foot Pads with deceptive advertising; seeks funds for consumer redress. FTC news release, Jan 28, 2009] http://www.casewatch.org/ftc/news/2009/kinoki.shtml
When applied to the feet, foot pads darken, which marketers claim is evidence that toxins are being drawn out from the body. However, investigators have demonstrated that the darkening is caused by contact with moisture from any source and has nothing to do with “toxins.” [Barrett S. The "detox" foot pad scam. Device Watch, Feb 5, 2009] http://www.devicewatch.org/reports/kinoki.shtml
It used to baffle me at how many people acutally buy into these rip-offs – But as I’ve become wiser – I’ve grown to understand human nature – and how these types of dirt-bag companies prey on the desperate people who are conned and misled into wasting their hard earned money for an outright lie.
How do you feel about this trash?
Have you been cheated or scammed in the past, by a low-life company?
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