Saturday, January 13, 2007

At home Mythbusting...

OK, so my curiosity got the better of me and I decided to run my very own ionic foot cleasing experiment.

The test group was my left and right foot.

The control group was running the set-up sans feet.

Here are the results....

At the five minute mark, the water is starting to look like a vat of low grade whiskey mixed with hobo urine. No discernable difference between the test and control group.

At the ten minute mark strange bubbles start to form on the surface. While both groups show bubbles, the experimental group seems to have a greater proportion.

Five minutes after switching the polarity of the car batter charger (20 minute mark) the top layer begins to look like Roy Roger's BBQ sauce and I begin to crave a holster of fries. Little noticable difference, minus the bubbles. The control group is still lagging behind the diseased jelly fish found floating on the surface of the experimental group.

At the end of the 30 minute run, both groups show similar water color with a mix of sediment that looks like paprika and algea floating on the top of the water.

The experimental group shows more bubbles, but that may be a function of water level. The control group does not have feet to displace water, thus has a lower water level. The bubbles seem to emerge from the point where the ionic plate hits the water down to its end under water. The more of the plate under water, the more bubbles you get.

So who knows for sure what effect this device is having. I am tempted to run a few more trials, including additional test groups such as a pack of hot dogs and maybe a small child.


misterbrad said...

Since you just did this a few weeks ago, it is possible that you started out relatively free from impurities; so that could be why there was little difference between the test and the control.

Anonymous said...

how did your feet feel afterward?

topic15 said...

The first time I did it, I got fairly similar results in terms of what happened to the water. Although, I must admit, my feet felt better after the first treatment. After the second treatment they felt ok, but nowhere near as good as the first run. The machine I used in the first run was slightly different too, so for sure, there are a few non-controlled variables all up in the mix.

Topic15's Sis said...

I don't care what the results your mythbusting self found.....I am still a believer....if only because Mom says so. (That would make me the fav little bro!!!!)

Blue the Spa Girl said...

Interesting. I was researching this for my spa, and came across your blog.
I wonder, how much of this can actually be beneficial, if both the control and test sessions ended up with the same colour water.
I think your feet felt better because soaking your feet would do that anyway!
Great post.