Local doctor claims foot detoxing is too good to be true

Maryland

The trend of foot detoxing is circulating around the nation. However, local doctor Daniel Michaels is a foot and ankle surgeon who says the idea of foot detoxification is too good to be true. 

“Those are unfounded claims…it doesn’t work…there’s no connection between pulling anything out of your skin,” said Michaels

Instead, he recommends anyone wanting to keep bacteria and other bad contents out of their feet to start by paying attention to what’s being put inside their body. 

“The best way to get toxins out of your body is to not put them in, in the first place. So eating a clean healthy diet, organic foods, not eating a lot of fast foods because they use a lot of chemicals in their foods,” said Michaels.

Dr. Michaels also uses a copper basin at his practice rather than stainless steel because bacteria dies on copper, causing it not to spread. 

For more information on alternative to foot detoxing, call 301-797-8554 or visit their website.

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