Detox Pads: Crazy As It Sounds, They Work!

At New Year’s our friend Catherine Austin Fitts of came to visit. She took one look and said, “What’s the matter with you?”

She was right. I looked terrible, gray and colourless, and I felt worse. No energy, no interest, and hurt all over. And I’d been feeling that way for quite a while.

She suggested I try sleeping with detox pads applied to my feet. She also vowed that she wouldn’t be without them, and that they were one of her great comforts in life (or words to that effect).

Look, when you feel bad enough, you’ll try anything, regardless how silly it looks. (Think about it: How do you respond when your doctor says, “Take your clothes off.” Would you do that for anybody else? Silly, huh?)

Made in Japan by Kinrico, the pads are little 2” x 3” sachets filled with a dry, powdery substance (tree and bamboo extracts). The side you place next to your sole is like paper gauze, the back side foil. The sachets come with a supply of adhesive pads, roughly 4” x 4”. You stick the sachet to the adhesive pad, and then stick it to your sole or palm. Press it down, and go to sleep.

In the morning you pull the pad off. It turns dark brown and gooey, and leaves behind a sticky residue like molasses, which you wash off. The theory is that the pad pulls toxins out of your body that you can’t otherwise rid yourself of, things like mercury, copper, aluminum, PCBs, cadmium, and arsenic.

Beats me. I haven’t read any more about it, although at you will find a picture and link in the upper left hand corner, “Detox pads.” Follow the link and it will take you to more information about the pads and even a book about them. Personally, I am a pragmatist. I don’t need to understand everything about how they work if I find they do work.

Work they did. It took a day or so, but I noticed that I had much more energy when I woke up. After a number of days, my colour became healthier. I didn’t hurt all over. Now, Catherine also suggested I drink lots of water (think a half gallon a day or more) and get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day. I’ve been doing that, and something else that I’ll write about next month. Whatever it is, something is making me feel great.

You’re supposed to use the detox pads until they are no longer dark and gooey when you pull them off in the morning. Mine still are. By the way, I have an ankle that gives me a lot of pain. Applying a pad to my ankle seems to help quite a bit. Pads are recommended for fatigue, joint pain, headaches, skin rashes, and other health problems.

You can order the Kinrico Detox Pads from Twenty pads cost $20 postpaid, but your best buy is 200 for $158 postpaid (79¢ apiece) or 500 for $385 postpaid (72¢ apiece). Eight different types of pads are available, but I’ve only used the gold and the green. By the way, I am now calling sweet Catherine “Catherine the Great.”

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Originally published February 2007