Despite what's implied in this and your other recent kook articles, it does matter whether the product you pay your hard-earned money for is safe and actually does what it's claimed to do.
It's unethical to take money while claiming to do something that you can't. It's unethical to sell something you haven't adequately researched to be sure what you say about it is true. It's unethical to continue to sell it once it's been clearly pointed out that your claims are false, especially when there is overwhelming scientific evidence against and none for your claims. It's unethical for journalists to put an innocuous happy face on unethical behavior.
Ionic foot baths do not do what their vendors claim. The writer here points to one or two studies, but there are many more; it's abundantly clear that the claims are nonsense. The concepts involved in bio-energy fields and body toxins are absurd, unproven, unmeasurable, and without rational or logical basis.
You could have asked so many questions that would have revealed the ignorance behind all this. What are the names of these toxins, specifically? What is their source? How are they detected or measured? HOw are the bio fields detected and measured? What's the rationale behind them manifesting as a particular color? Why are the colors different? How did you determine that a color relates to a particular organ? Where's the data? Where's the science? Who's done the testing, the measuring, the analysis?
The answer is, of course, no one. There is no data to back any of this up, but plenty that refutes it.
In the past life regression article, the writer asked at the end whether it really even mattered if it was true.
Of course it matters. So, each of you got a good night's sleep. Do you think there might be other ways to get a good night's sleep that is free, or less expensive, more effective, and doesn't involve idiotic nonsense or unethical behavior? Is it OK for someone to accept your cash under false pretenses? Is it OK to promote that kind of activity in your paper or to end these kook articles with the usual happy idiot final paragraph that basically says nothing beyond, "well gee it uh felt good or tasted special or was fun or didn't kill me so i guess it's uh kinda ok then but you make up your own mind duh yippee"
You have many interesting articles about fascinating local people. Why not do more of them? Why continue to waste time with this crap? Why not try something different from celebration of ignorance? Take a stand; support ethical journalism and ethical people that actually contribute something of demonstrable value to our community.
Support science and critical thinking over ancient, magical thinking. The future can be brighter than the past. You can be a force that quickens our progress, or a anchor slowing us down.
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