All aboard the crazy train of detox wonder! Next stop, Aqua Detox. Now this is one of those detoxification methods I questioned heavily before going forward. During my fifth month on the Salt/C Plus Protocol for Lyme disease treatment, I’ve been emphasizing detox pretty heavily. Twice a week I go to Thermography of Iowa to bake at 120 degrees in a far infrared sauna. I’ve been told that low and slow is the best method or sweating out toxins without creating too much additional pathogen die-off.

Out of all the detox methods I’ve tried, the far infrared sauna works well for me. After every 30 minute session I feel less joint aches and it’s a little easier to move around. That’s saying a lot. Most detox recommendations like hot baths (with epsom salts, Miracle II soap, hydrogen peroxide, garlic or ginger), epsom salt foot soaks, drinking french green clay and diatomaceous earth, drinking herbal teas like Dr. Miller’s Holy Tea and others – even exercise have not given much relief lately. Since the sauna treatments have been working, I decided to give another detox method a try – Aqua Detox. Skepticism aside, they let me try a session for free so I decided there was no harm.

I was warned ahead of time about the disgusting, sewage-like colors and awful-looking goo that might appear while soaking my feet, but I was still a little shocked at first. The technician explained the reasons for the different colors. Mine was mostly yellow, green and brown with a little white mixed in. Interestingly, this meant that my detoxing was from the kidney, bladder, liver, gallbladder and the white was yeast and/or lymph. But there was no orange at all – a sign that detoxing was from the joints.

There seems to be a lot of debate as to whether the colors are really from toxins released from the pores on the bottom of the feet or if they are rust produced from the metal electrodes inside the device. I believe that some of the color probably is due to the tap water and/or salt water mixture reacting with the metal, but what it still was intriguing to test. I’ve seen research making claims for both sides, whether it works or does not work. Regardless, anyone can give it a persuasive spin. The device is supposed produce a charge that stimulates cells within the body. The positive and negative charges in the water then allow the body to attract negative ions and release toxins. The end result is that a lot of toxins are dumped out through the 4,000 or so pores in your feet.

Since my wife and I both have Lyme disease, and eat the same foods, I thought it might be fun to experiment and try a double detox at the spa …err I mean thermography center. So this time I brought her along for a session. During our dual session, we each soaked our feet in a different device but used water from the same source, Her foot bath produced different results than mine. Mine was again much more green and darker brown indicating more liver and gallbladder detoxing while hers ended up mostly orange with some green. Unlike me, she had done some lengthy exercise right before our session. Perhaps the reason for joint detox?

Whether the results are valid or not, aqua detoxing was relaxing, and the results made sense for me since my organs responsible for detoxing are probably working overtime due to my out-of-control infections. I did feel awful the day after my session. It spawned a headache and overall sick-feeling followed by more fatigue than usual. These increased symptoms went away by the following day. I’ll take that as a sign that this detox method did something. What it did, I’m not sure.

Have you done Aqua Detox? …or any type of foot detox? Send me a comment. I’d like to hear whether you have felt effects, if any, after a session.