I never understood the concept behind either the magnetic strips and mattresses or copper either (pretty but tarnishes more rapidly than other metals).
But the idea that really baffles me is the one where you press a food pad thing to your feet at night and when you pull it off in the morning it’s all full of dark stuff that supposedly has been pulled out of your bloodstream through your feet and finally trapped on the foot pad which can now be conveniently tossed into the waste basket!
Ooooh! kenoki foot Pads!!! yeah, those are pretty, um, special all right. (There was a GREAT Skeptoid podcast that had those in it….) Apparently the major ingredient in the foot pads is wood vinegar, that when dried out, is a colorless powder. When it gets wet, it returns to its normal DARK BROWN color. Pretty nifty scam.
And I have actually thought of trying a copper bracelet. (Heck, i would give almost anything a try on some mornings.)
it looks like they are just another scam…....