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Miracle ‘Water to Wine’ Machine is a (Well-Meaning) Hoax

Miracle ‘Water to Wine’ Machine is a (Well-Meaning) Hoax

Sorry to ruin your buzz, but the Water to Wine Miracle Machine is 'just a lump of wood'

Unfortunately, you can't turn this water into wine unless you add wine.

The $500 ‘Miracle Machine’ that recently took the internet by storm has, sadly and not that surprisingly, turned out to be a hoax.

The Miracle Machine, which allegedly turned water to wine, received media attention from an estimated 600 publications including Business Insider, TIME, and ABC News, is “just a lump of wood,” the project’s co-founders told NPR’s The Salt.

If your blood is boiling over this bogus “breakthrough,” just know that the whole hoax was in service of a charity that has brought clean water to 250,000 people in 17 countries so far. The machine’s “creators,” Philip James and Kevin Boyer teamed up with MSLGROUP, a PR company, to bring attention to Wine to Water, a non-profit organization that brings clean water to the developing world.

"If by lending our reputations, we could bring a broader reach [to Wine to Water] and save one life, we'd do it 10 times over again," Boyer told The Salt.

Last year, James, who does actually own a custom wine label-making company with Boyer, rode his motorcycle 17,000 miles to raise money for Wine to Water.

So there you have it: Water to Wine, the Miracle Machine, is utterly fake, but Wine to Water, the international clean water charity, is real.

Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.

Miracle ‘Water to Wine’ Machine is a (Well-Meaning) Hoax - Recipes

Miracle Whisk Recipes

• For best results use skimmed milk – hot or cold

• When frothing milk use a small amount in a glass jug 3-5 oz is more than enough for a coffee. Remember you are only making the froth

• A good rule of thumb is a third to half a mug of milk for 2 coffees

• To make the milk froth creamier use a small amount of sugar

• Whenever you need a whisk use the Miracle whisk because it aerates as it whisks

• Omelettes, scrambled eggs pancakes and frittatas all become lighter and fluffier

Ingredients: 3 large, organic egg whites, 175g white caster sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1. Preheat the oven to 140°C/fan120°C/gas 1.

2. In a large, grease-free mixing bowl use your Miracle Whisk to whisk the egg whites to soft peaks. (Approx 2 minutes for 3 egg whites) If you add 1 teaspoon of tepid water you will find the egg whites whisk up quicker! While whisking slowly with your Miracle Whisk, add the sugar - 1 tablespoon at a time - until you have a stiff, glossy meringue mixture. Whisk in the vanilla extract until combined.

3. Line a baking tray with baking paper, fixing it in place with a tiny blob of meringue in each corner. Using a metal spoon, place 6 craggy dollops of meringue on the baking paper, well spaced apart.

4. Bake for 1 1/4 hours for mallowy centres, or 1 1/2 hours if you prefer crisper meringues. Peel off the baking paper, and then transfer the mallowy meringues to a wire rack to cool, or leave the crisp ones in the turned-off oven for at least 4 hours to cool slowly, then transfer to a wire rack.

For a Perfect Caffe Latte/ Cappuccino

Pour the water into the base of the stove-top espresso maker. Then pack the freshly ground coffee into the filter using the back of a spoon. The amount you use really depends on the strength of the coffee beans. Screw on the top and place on the hob over a medium heat.

While the espresso is brewing, in a jug heat the milk to just below boiling point, about 45 seconds in the microwave. Once the milk is hot, use your Miracle Whisk to froth the milk.

Pour the milk froth into warm cups, and then pour your coffee through the froth. As your coffee goes through the froth it will pick up milk to give you white coffee with a lovely frothy top. Sprinkle with the chocolate.

For a perfect Cappuccino add a small amount of milk to black coffee and just spoon the froth on top of your coffee.

The basic recipe for a fruit milkshake is to use two parts of chilled milk (the colder the better) to one part of cold fresh juice

Use your Miracle Whisk to whisk the ice cold milk to a thick froth, the consistency of cream.

Add the milkshake powder or syrup and vigorously whisk.

Pour into a long glass and enjoy! (For grown up milkshakes why not try a splash of Irish Cream Liqueur instead of milkshake powder or syrup Mmm !)

This is delicious espresso with a top of creamy egg yolk and Cognac. Make an espresso. Then take one fresh egg yolk and put it in a glass jug with a small spoon of sugar and cover it with Cognac.

Whisk this mixture with toa creamy foam in less than a minute.

Now spoon this cream on your espresso coffee and just enjoy it!

A well-known 'winter warmer' drinks from Italy. It is usually made with espresso coffee (or sometimes cappuccino) by adding a drop of Grappa, Baileys, brandy or even rum. The secret of a good CaffèCoretti is the "cream" that's added to the espresso. Here are some ideas for great 'creams' to add to your coffee - made easy with the help ofMiracle Whisk.

Take your jug and fill it ½ with hot milk and ½ with liquor, sweeten with one spoon of sugar . Whisk with your Miracle Whisk. Soon the milk mixture will expand by a factor of four to five times its original size and you will have a delicious "cream".

I recommend dbl shot of milk to dbl shot of liquor. Here are some of the liquors I have used Whiskey, Grand Marnier, Cointreau , Sambucco , Anise liquor, William Pear liquor, Amaraetto , Baileys, Averna , Grappa, brandy,kahlua or rum.

Instant Creamy Coffee
Pushed for time? You can use instant coffee to make an instant creamy coffee. Put a small spoon of instant coffee directly into the hot milk and use the Miracle Whisk and you will get a beautiful creamy coffee.

Summer Frappèe
Afrappée is a light and refreshing drink, which you can make easily with the Miracle Whisk - just by using cold still mineral water with fruit juices. Using a jug pour a small amount of water and juice, not too much as it volumizes maybe add a drop of fine grain sugar to enhance the fruit taste. Try a few of my fruit combinations for a tasty and 'no fat' frappée :

½ strawberry juice (or purée) with ½ cold mineral water
¼ puréed banana, ¼ pineapple juice with ½ cold mineral water
¼ puréed strawberries, ¼ water melon juice, ¼ cherry juice with ¼ cold mineral water
2/5 cherry juice , 1/5 apple juice with 2/5 cold mineral water
1/5 pear juice, 2/5 grapefruit juice with 2/5 cold mineral water

Adults only
½ mango juice (or purée) with ½ cold mineral water dash of lime and a shot of tequila
Experiment and discover new tastes by using your favourite juices in different combinations, for a vitamin packed, health drink.

Café Frappèe - in seconds

Tired of paying $4.50 for store brought frappe? With instant coffee, you can make a cold coffee frappe in seconds. Put 1 - 4 teaspoon of instant coffee in your jug, add cold water and sugar to taste, watch as the Miracle whisk thickens to the consistency of cream. Get a glass with ice, spoon cream in glass and pour milk or water through.

For adults add a cream liqueur or a shot of spirits over the ice

Chocolate Milk
Use natural chocolate or cocoa - avoid using instant chocolate powders with emulsifiers, which do not froth well.

Honey Milk – My daughters bedtime favorite
This healthy drink is perfect in the summer with cold milk or on cold winter nights before bed with hot milk.

Put a small spoon of liquid honey in a jug add hot/cold milk .Use the Miracle whisk to froth and cream the milk. Take two amaretto cookies(ginger or chocolate biscuits work just as well) and finely crush them. Sprinkle these on top of the frothed milk.

Kids love this drink as a caffeine free way of having a "grown-up" cappuccino. Prepare a regular half cup of hot chocolate. In a jug use prepare a small amount of milk add a small amount of sugar if required .Use your Miracle whisk on the milk until a really, thick foam develops.
pour the milk into a mug and then pour the hot chocolate through the middle of the thick foam until the foam rises to about a cm above the rim of the glass. Sprinkle with chocolate powder and savour the few minutes of peace as the children enjoy this "adult" treat.

1 egg yolk*
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
2 pinches sugar
2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 cup oil, safflower or corn

In a glass bowl, whisk together egg yolk and dry ingredients. Combine lemon juice and vinegar in a separate bowl then thoroughly whisk half into the yolk mixture. Start whisking briskly, then start adding the oil a few drops at a time until the liquid seems to thicken and lighten a bit, (which means you've got an emulsion on your hands). Once you reach that point you can relax your arm a little (but just a little) and increase the oil flow to a constant (albeit thin) stream. Once half of the oil is in add the rest of the lemon juice mixture.
Continue whisking until all of the oil is incorporated. Leave at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours then refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Whipped Cream
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
In a large bowl, whisk cream until stiff peaks are just about to form. Mix in vanilla and sugar with your whisk until peaks form. Make sure not to over-beat, cream will then become lumpy and butter-like.

Garlic-Herb Vinaigrette
1/2 cup raw apple cider vinegar
1-2 tablespoons dijon mustard
3 garlic cloves, minced
generous pinch of sea salt and black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh herbs or 2 teaspoons dried (basil, oregano, chives, and thyme are all nice)
1 1/2 cups extra virgin olive oil
Combine all ingredients except olive oil. Mix well with whisk .
Add olive oil, and whisk well until combined.

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
1 1/4 cups sour cream
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 large garlic clove, minced
4 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
1 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed (or 1 teaspoon fresh)
Combine all ingredients and combine well with whisk.
Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. Taste and additional salt as necessary.

Chile Relleno
6-8 Green Pasilla
8-Eggs with egg yoke separated from the egg white.
1/4 tsp of salt and 1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 cup of Flour
Save 4 of the egg yokes mixed for dipping in flour

Roast Chiles w/ stem. Once roasted soak immediately in cold water to soften sink and then peel off skins
(For milder chili rellenos remove the seeds)
Stuff each chili with Monterrey Jack Cheese and set aside.
Next beat all the egg whites with whisk until stiff then add the 4 left over yokes, salt and pepper. Dip each chili into the egg yolk, roll in flour and dip into the egg white mixture. Place the Chile Relleno into the cooking oil, cook until golden brown on both sides. About one minute on each side. CAREFUL to not overcook them. Place on a splatter screen or wax paper to remove excessive grease. Serve covered with a sauté of fresh garlic, fresh tomato, chopped onions and tomato sauce mixture if desired.

Mexican Chocolate
Prefer Ibarra Mexican Chocolate
For 2-4 cups of chocolate
5 cups of milk (your choice on type)

for rich chocolate use a full bar of chocolate otherwise use half a chocolate bar. Slowly Bring the milk to a boil, break up the chocolate and stir it in slowly, continuing stirring until all the chocolate has melted. Turn off the burner and use the Miracle Whisk to create a foam in the chocolate. Top with cinnamon and whip cream or top with marshmallows.

More On This.

It started with an exclusive story published in Business Insider on March 1 with the alluring headline: Lot18 Founder Has Invented A Tiny Home Device That Turns Water Into Wine In 3 Days.

The article’s reporter, Alyson Shontell, happened to have lunch with a former co-worker of Philip James, a vintner and founder of wine companies Lot18 and Snooth. The co-worker said that James had left Lot18 to work on a new startup called the Miracle Machine.

On February 28 Shontell emailed James to ask about the company:

"I stumbled across your new startup, the wine maker. I was thinking about writing up your new venture. Any interest in chatting about it? It's good to see you're still in the same startup space," she wrote.

On March 1, James wrote back:

"I want to wait until we get it launched on kickstarter first - that should be very soon. Next week I hope, until then we're in a bit of a holding pattern."

Wanting to scoop other outlets, Shontell said:

"If you don't mind, I'd like to go ahead and post a story about what you're up to and then when you're ready for launch I'd love to chat with you and see a demo (or even past failed experiments with the device)."

After the story ran, the Miracle Machine went viral with nearly 600 media outlets around the world, including ABC News and TIME, picking up the story about the faux contraption, which was priced at $499. That was enough to get 7,000 people to sign up for information about The Miracle Machine's Kickstarter campaign, which still had yet to launch. Both James and his fake business partner declined to give any media interviews (which was why we passed on the story), with hopes that the one viral article would suffice.

"It built up organically," Scott Beaudoin, a director at MSL Group, the public relations firm that planned the hoax, told "Business Insider ran that story and from there it just caught fire. I’ve been shocked by the interest it generated on its own."

"Everybody wanted to be the first to talk about it, because it was truly miraculous," continued Kevin Boyer, who was the second fake front-man in the hoax and is president of Customvine, a winemaking and marketing company he chairs with James. "I was not surprised that there was interest, but I was surprised that there was no fact checking."

Over a conference call with, Beaudoin and Boyer explained that Customvine has been a long-time supporter of Wine to Water--a non-profit working to provide clean water to people around the world. Last year, James rode his motorcycle 17,000 miles to raise money for the charity. When the pair was asked to lend their support as the fake inventors of the Miracle Maker, they quickly agreed.

In a press release that was sent out to reveal the hoax, the charity stated that it has provided more than 250,000 people in 17 countries with access to clean drinking water and, for only one dollar, can provide clean water for one person for an entire year.

Still, it begs the question, why does a charity (which, being wary of being fooled twice, we looked up on the non-for-profit watchdog site GuideStar to make sure was legitimate) need to lie to promote its cause?

I keep a bottle of this Homemade Stain Remover in my laundry room to spray on stains, and it has yet to fail me.

Besides usual food and other mysterious stains that appear on my family’s clothes, I have used the DIY Stain Remover to successfully removed set in grease on a favorite t-shirt, yellow armpit stains, chocolate, blood, and tire grease when a white hat was driven over after being lost in the street.

If I’m worried about a really tough stain, like the hat or yellow armpit stains, I will use an old toothbrush to scrub the stain remover into the fabric (you can also sprinkle with a little baking soda to make a paste for a little extra deodorizing and scrubbing power) and let it sit about an hour before washing.

If it’s a large stain, as was the case with the dress, you can mix the formula and add it to a bucket of hot water and soak the entire garment for a few hours.

If the stain does not come out completely the first time, try it a second time, but it has worked the first time on everything I have tried.

As with any stain removers, always do a spot test, but if it’s a garment that’s already a loss because of the stain, what do you have to lose?

Lot18 Founder Has Invented A Tiny Home Device That Turns Water Into Wine In 3 Days

Last year, Philip James left the wine sale startup he co-founded, Lot18. The startup was once one of New York City’s most promising, raising tens of millions of dollars before undergoing a series of layoffs, product pivots and executive turnover.

James road a motorcycle 17,000 miles around the world raising money for charity before he suffered a bad accident. He’s since recovered and moved back to New York to launch a new wine startup, The Miracle Machine.

The Miracle Machine’s Kickstarter page will launch in the next week or two. It’s like a Soda Stream — a contraption that lets anyone make their own soda — but for wine. The Miracle Machine is an affordable device that fits on a kitchen counter. It turns water and a handful of ingredients (available for purchase on James’ website) into wine in three days.

Wine recipes will be available via mobile app and users can choose whether they want to create a Merlot or a Cabernet Sauvignon. The device has a fermentation chamber that “uses an array of electrical sensors, transducers, heaters and pumps to provide a controlled environment for the primary and, as needed, secondary fermentation stages.”

James is launching Miracle Machine with former Lot18 Vice President Kevin Boyer. They came up with idea while drinking together one evening.

“Jesus made water into wine with all the technology we have available today why can’t we do the same?” James had joked. In the morning, the pair thought about that idea seriously and set out to build the product over the next twelve months.

Methods for purifying water for your water reserves

Water is the most important element when stocking up for a hurricane or other disaster. The recommended quantity is to store 3 gallons of water per person for each day the disaster will presumably last. But sometimes, disasters can last longer than anticipated, so knowing how to purify water from an alternative water source could potentially save your life. Since your source could be a river, lake or other, the water will not only taste and smell bad, but could be harmful because of the microorganisms and pollutants in it. This is why you will need to purify it before consuming it. It is always a better idea to get water from moving sources if you can.

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129 thoughts on &ldquo Ionic Detox Foot Baths: Scam or Science? &rdquo

Interesting article, thank you

I am glad that I found this article well documented and very informative.
Thank you and keep going, you do a great job!!

You have the courage of your convictions.

I think they are great and I sell them. Can you add my store links please?

Nope! You’re welcome to share a more detailed and educated opinion, however.

Thank you for the eforts and the useful info!
Regards: George W.

This article is one of the better articles about the pros and cons without being overly unfair or unkind to the proponents. Best wishes.

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Wife swears by it. I went with her a few times, didn’t notice a damn thing changing except my wallet, but happy wife, happy life. It’s a nice way to spend 30 minutes with her.

What a nice thing to say about those 30 minutes. :)

Your article about Ionic Detox Foot Baths: Scam or Science is the best I have read on this subject. I am sorry for people who are fooled.

May I simply just say what a comfort to find somebody who genuinely understands their own position but doesn’t squash it from others and invites dialog. I’m on the “scam” side, but all foot soaks feel great so if this helps you mentally — so be it. Just be careful with your money, your feet, and your families.

Hello, this article is just great!

Many people are struggling with trying to find solutions for health problems, and this may be helpful, or it may be just a feel-good tool, but either way, if it make syou concentrate on health, it’s a good thing, so long as you are not being financially scammed. Those detox patches for your feet are more of a scam than f oot bath, wouldn’t you say?

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Inversion table. Work up to 4 hours a day on it. It will take some time for you body to get used to being inverted. Take dandelion root to clean you liver as the heavy metals travel back up/down to your liver.

Great post. Enjoyed the read.

I am trying to find a home detox alternative that doesn’t need the machine — is there a treatment that does the same thing without electricity?

I’ve sent many people to this article over the years. Makes me sad to see people so hopeful, with so little results other than that hope.

I realize this is kind of weird but is there a way to have detox like this for the whole body and not just the feet? Like a bath with this device so that the water turns brown from the whole body? Or is that really dangerous? I figured if you can put your feet in, you can also put your body, right?

This article Ionic Detox Foot Baths: Scam or Science is interesting even if a little out of date. Any update?

Shared this article with my pedicurist recently. She refuses to sell this service even though she’d earn extra cash. “I prefer my reputation. The chop shop in the mall can handle this service.”

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no one will ever agree, i side with the “sham” argument

Dated, but still top notch approach with common sense and logic. Thanks.

Bookmarked for my Aunt and Sisters, who think these things will cure them of every single thing wrong. Makes me sad.

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Still on the fence because I want to believe, I guess.

Interesting thoughts, thanks

What’s the best brand foot bath to buy if DO want to try this, if only curiosity?!

Curiosity seekers need not buy a foot bath — check your local shopping mall or other outlets for a Foot Bath salon, or any number of the day spas listed on this spa directory. I’m sure spa and salon owners will be happy to help you with a 30 minute session, in a clean and sanitary environment, to satisfy your curiosity before you make an investment.

I cannot thank you enough for this article. Thank you.

Hi there! I just wanted to ask if any of you ever have any trouble with dizziness after these ionic foot baths? I do, and after regular pedicures too, so it isn’t the “toxins” coming out — I’m even dizzy after a whole-body bath in a tub or hot tub! What’s going on that any soaks makes me dizzy?

Try to ignore the haters, support the disbelievers, and educate the ignorant. Everyone is just sharing hope and opinions, but I appreciate that you guys share FACTS. Excellent job.

I am continually searching online for research about detox foot baths, so I appreciate your opinions.

There is definitely a lot to learn about this foot bath topic. I appreciate all of the points you have made so I can research whether to even give this a try.

Hello, I read your article and even though I know it’s a little dated with some of the sources expired, I still want to say “good work.” We don’t have to agree to appreciate that you’ve warned your readers “buyer beware” as well as you can.

I love my footbath. Maybe I’m kiddin gmyself, but I won’t part with it, and that’s good enough for me I suppose? That I feel better?

Finally I’ve found something that helped me explain this quack stuff to my wife. She does feel better, but I’m convinced it’s not science or medical — it’s just taking care of herself a wee bit better, including taking a load off her feet and soaking. Many thanks.

Good Article. You’ll never convince either “side” that the other is right. But this article is helpful.

It’s not a question of faith like other comments say — just “trust.” I wish I DID have faith in this crap. It’s just a feel-good device and you can’t say “it doesn’t matter that we don’t have scientific evidence.” Yes. It DOES matter — or don’t call it SCIENCE or medically recommended. Don’t treat diseases with quackery you can’t back up.

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We don’t publish/post comments from bots or spam farms, but this one amused us. We have to reply “Yes, we quite agree! We ARE one of the most useful websites on the net!” Sometimes even bots get it right. :)

Exactly what I needed to read. Keep in mind these guys could make money from advertisements and sponsors and endorsements and don’t — so yeah. Exactly what I needed to read.

Does anyone commenting have any detox foot baths that are legit?

Made my mom read this. She’s been using these detox foot baths at the mall to treat Multiple Sclerosis and they take her money every week to help get rid of toxins which they say are affecting and worsening her MS, for G*d’s sake. They KNOW they are lying and keeps hoping these detox foot baths will cure her nephropathy. Every week the foot bath turns rusty so they say “you still have toxins causing the numbness.” It’s her Central Nervous System — it’s not the damn toxins in her feet. That pail of rusty water is a sham. I reported the provider to the Health dept but didn’t get anywhere. I’ll give her this article to read and try to get her real help. And a real pedicure, which is 1,000 times more effective for making her feel better. And it’s not a fake cure.

My sister has a every expensive one (Aqua Chi), has had it a lot of years and swears by it. You could NOT convince her otherwise. She says it removes heavy metals from your body, which affect a lot of organs in your body.

Most sensible pros and cons I’ve read about this so far. I think and agree — it just feels good, and that’s never a bad thing. But there is no way this is the detox miracle people are looking for. I know you guys are not popular for saying so — but — thanks for saying so.

You’re dead right. Just preying on people who want to spend 20 minutes feeling better. There is no detox in these foot baths, it’s just scam science designed to make people feel a little hopeful for a little bit of time.

it seems like there is no one advising on certain brands. What features do you need beyond the 14 v? There are too many choices and i don’t want to spend 2000.00 for now.

I tried one, and my doctor was amazed that the water turned bright blue rather than yellow/brown. The color was the exact shade of the blue sominex sleeping pills I’d been hooked on for 10+ years. That sold me. Incidentally, this homeopath let me try it free as she was not sure that they actually worked.

I find it interesting that people are still debating this. Isn’t there enough research done on Ionic Detox Foot Baths and negative ions in general to know how it works and that it does work?

I found quite a bit of useful information here: [brad’s own affiliate sales links removed] and it links to case studies and talks about how the Ionic Detox foot baths help scientifically.

It’s amazing how passionate people are to prove or disprove, but it’s even more amazing that people are still calling it a “scam” when it’s been shown that it’s not.

::Editor’s Note: Brad shared affiliate links for profit but despite apparently knowing of amazing proof there is a health benefit, he opted not to direct anyone to those articles. We hope he’ll reply with those links, we’d love to share them if they are from a reputable source.

The original article is from nearly a decade ago, and people are still commenting about this rather controversial subject. Thanks for weighing in. If you have some recent links to case studies and scientific resources that are not vendor generated or on a for-profit retail site to sell the machines, please share them. We’ll be happy to read and post, as we did below.

I did my own personal experiment that includes urine and blood tests as well as testing with feet in the bath and testing with no feet in. However, i did not test the effects on health. I tested a total of 7 people (not much, but was enough for my own experiment. From urine and blood tests, the urine and blood pH was lowered in every individual after a 30 min foot detox bath. The tests were taken before and after the bath. As for the experiment of testing with the feet in vs. with no feet in, i found that a brownish color appeared with feet in and with no feet in. However, there was a difference in debris. There was debris from all 7 baths with feet in. There was very little to no debris in 3 tests without feet in the bath. I personally believe that the debris is from previous use. My personal conclusion and belief is that the ionic foot bath DOES WORK. As we all know every individual is different, so we can expect that results in health and the way someone feels after a foot detox bath may vary.

An interesting observation about the debris, thank you.

I am a natural health care practitioner who has been using top quality detox footbaths for 10 years. I purchased one because my sister and her husband pressured me to do so. The results were so amazing that I eventually had 5 machines. Five of my clients have invested in their own machines because they saw how helpful they were for regaining and maintaining health.

It is important for readers to know that there are knock-off “D-tox” machines out there that do NOT detox you. A machine must work at 14V or higher to have detoxing effects. True detox footbaths usually run about $1500. Most people buy the $299 marked down to $99 version. Need I say more?

It is true that this (or any) form of good detoxing can help cure almost any ailment. WHY? Because toxicity UNDERLIES a very large portion of our illnesses. So if you get rid of the toxins you improve the health of the body.

I could give you hundreds of examples, but I will limit myself to two: A woman in her 30s came to me with very high mercury levels (over 90 as tested by her doctor, should be under 10). She was very ill. After 11 detox footbaths and some herbs that help detox her mercury was down to 15 and she had energy to burn.

I have also worked with numerous children on the Autism spectrum who have improved with every footbath and eventually gone on to lead normal lives without endless tutoring and special care.

True detox footbaths lower toxins and increase pH in the body, thus inflammation is lowered, the immune system is freed up to do its job and behave normally and all of this is a big piece of the most foundational kind of healing.

These machines have been in use all over the world for about 40 years. There are hundreds of scientific studies on their effectiveness. In many countries they are used in M.D.’s offices (not in the U.S. because they are not defined as part of the “standard of care” which only allows surgery and pharmaceuticals to be used).

If they are working at 14 volts or higher, then they WILL detox you.

To your health, Pamela M. Seyler, NHD, AAMA

Could you tell me which one you bought as I would like to invest …thankyou

I’m interested in knowing which detox machine you have? I’ve personally experienced the positive effects of the Ionic Detox Foot Baths and want to purchase one for myself.

I’d been introduced to a woman in Texas who was administering these in a wellness facility,but was at a relative’s home for a detox party. I never said one word about my health issues,but she amazed me by telling me what was going on. I was surprised,but not overly eager to confirm the findings,so I returned in a month to her facility and just as before,she called each item out with no clues or conversation from me.

I understand that people will not believe things that seem very unlikely-even if there’s no hard core evidence to back up claims that it works-but sometimes you don’t have to have the proof to see that it works. I get it,no one wants to be taken for a ride and that’s what make people very cautious, but everyday in life we all take chances. Sometimes the ones you try to avoid have a way of coming toward you anyway.

It is fascinating to see how passionately people discuss a simple spa treatment. I’ve read the arguments on all sides of the issue and find them all compelling. However, I also find it amusing that the skeptics feel entitled to “proof” that the results are legitimate and that the science is sound. I, too, would love to possess absolute proof, but I do not. Would you apply that same rationale in other situations. For example, if any of you sought treatment for cancer and you asked your healthcare providers for “proof” that the specific combinations of treatments they will provide produce a specific, measurable, long term result, they will tell you they cannot. Why? First, because there are laws which prevent them from saying so, not to mention to the financial liabilities. Secondly, because they know from experience that each case and each patient is unique. Please consider this analogy when approaching the topic of ionic cleansing. More importantly, would the doctor’s refusal to provide you with proof that it would cure you prevent you from treating your cancer? You know it would not stop you.

I was very skeptical about the foot baths at first, so I decided to “mess with” the person administering the foot bath. I went on and on about my “fake” ailments and made sure they were loosely linked to a few of those color bands on the guide. I wanted to see if my results matched my “faked” complaints or if they would match what I knew (from prior blood work) was really malfunctioning inside me. I did this several times over the course of a year. My results? My 3 “true” problem areas consistently showed up in the water each and every time. All 3 of which I never mentioned to the therapist.

In addition to those 3 consistent legitimate results, other results appeared representing different acute issues I experienced prior to a particular foot bath. For example, I had developed gall bladder issues for a time and the water reflected it. Another time, I had recently done an intensive liver/gall bladder cleanse. For the first and only time, the color for my kidneys appeared as well as a bunch of black flecks for heavy metals. I challenged this. I knew the level of metals in my body and wanted to know why, for just that one particular footbath, they magically decided to come out. I was pointed to materials explaining the difference between what floats around the body freely and what the liver collects. Since I loosened things up in the liver with the intensive detox prior to that visit, it was natural that some would be released and could be expelled. Then I thought, should I be relieved or worried? Did they all come out? Or were more still floating around?

Miracle 2 Product Review: Is It A Scam

March 15, 2009 - PRLog -- When you read on the web about Miracle II products, the claims can seem wild. For instance, the Miracle II soap is said to be both be good for taking baths as well as cleaning your oven. I wondered when I read this how something can be gentle on your skin, yet strong enough to remove caked on dirt. Can it be good for cleaning your floor as well as your body? Also I read that some people use it in their washing machine to save money on detergent.

The same questions came to my mind about the miracle II gel. Some testimonials claimed it gave them great dental checkups when used on their teeth. Others said that was useful to stop mosquito bites from itching.

In my own experience, I've found that the miracle II soap would remove some clothes stains I had but it didn't fix old carpet stains that were very deep. I found that the baths were very rejuvenating and that it does work to wash clothing in the washing machine. The founder, Clayton Tedeton,who recently passed away, explained that the different degrees of dilution is what makes it capable for various applications. He said you would never want to use the product full strength on your face (though some do use it that way as a facial peel).

The product is based on raising the body's ph. Normally we are very acidic. By using the miracle II soap for bathing, we help the pores release toxins and this raises the body's ph. He recommended scrubbing with a wash cloth to facilitate this process. I did find that after the bath, as he claimed, putting the bath water down my drains helped them move faster. It works as a de-greaser as well.

Recently, research was published by Dr. Adrienne Olsen, a breast cancer survivor, who submitted 16 popular mositurizers to a lab for analysis. It turns out 6 of them have estrogen-like ingredients. Cohen advises to research your products as for moisturizers, not all ingredients need to be listed.

Hydrogen Water - Scam or Real Cure

With the myriad of miracle cures on the market it is really hard to distinguish between what is a scam and what really works, and because "snake oil" has been sold for from the beginning of humanity, and it is still sold, even in real pharmacies, is really easy to fall for a scam.

What is really interesting about our reviewed product, is that it has all the characteristics of a scam: shady websites that promote the product as an extraordinary effective one, sensationalized description attributing it effectiveness for all kind of ailments and conditions, (a real miracle), an invented, inexistent discoverer of the cure, (in our case Hidemitsu Hayashi). I was about to classify this as another scam and put it together with the Kangen water, on the "miracle water" scams shelf, when I discovered an interesting article on the NIH&aposs PubMed Central, about the anti-oxidative properties of Hydrogen Rich Water, (you can read the article here). The article presents the amazing results of a Japanese research team that actually proves the effectiveness of hydrogen rich water on our health. Although the study is not enough to give us enough data to fully understand the way it works, there is enough evidence to show us some great benefits of drinking hydrogen rich water. I wanted to make sure the Japanese weren&apost the only ones looking into this medical novelty, and I looked on PubMed Central to see if there was any Western institution that did research on this, and I certainly found this study financed by the Mayo Foundation, and a lot of more Japanese research.

Watch the video: Miracle Machine Turns Water Into Wine At Home (November 2021).