• Dr. Magdalena Blasko, DPM

Ionic Detoxification in Podiatry

What is Ionic Detox?

Ionic Detox is a natural method of assisting the body to eliminate harmful toxins, heavy metals and other foreign matter by use of a special foot bath that draws these particles out into the water through advanced electrical physics. At Magdalena Blasko, DPM, Inc., we use Ionic Detox to help our patients relieve some of their chronic pain (due to conditions such as neuropathy or arthritis) and to boost their immune system, as well help manage their medical conditions. Keep reading to see how this machine changes the color of the water in the pictures below.

How does Ionic Detox Work?

A patient will place their feet in a gentle foot bath filled with warm saline water connected to an electrical machine with both positive and negative connection points. A gentle electric current is passed through the metal to create positive and negative ions within the water bath. Just like the ends of a battery, the electrons are going to want to get back to the positive ions, so we use the electric current to keep them apart.

With nowhere else to go, the electrons try to find a positively charged particle wherever they can. This takes them into the body through the patient’s feet. But don’t worry! This is completely natural.

The electrons have a very important job to do, and they do two things while on their journey.

First, they create an electrical difference between the inside and outside of each cell, allowing each cell to absorb more water and rehydrate itself. Some of that water will come from the bloodstream, some from the digestive tract, and some might even come from the foot bath.

What we have all heard and know to be true, a rehydrated cell does a much better job expelling toxins than a dehydrated one. This brings us to the electrons’ second job.

Most toxins are positively charged. So now, the electron, still on its journey through the body, picks up these toxins as it comes back to where it started from, releasing them back into the foot bath. Because we still have the electric current running through the water, the electrons are sent off to repeat the process while the positively charged toxin is stuck in the water, keeping it from being reabsorbed.

So what does Ionic Detox do?

This is the exciting part! Ionic Detox turbo charges the body’s natural processes to expel toxins through high speed rehydration, leaving them behind in an easily disposable, environmentally conscious way.

The harnessing of the body’s natural biological pathways for toxin elimination is the best answer to avoid harsh chemicals, demoralizing juice cleanses, and near impossible dietary standards that others try to convince you are best for you. Ionic detox provides similar, or better results, without disturbing the body’s delicate homeopathic balance.

What will my experience be like with Ionic Detox?

After checking in, each patient will be brought into a room with the foot bath. You will place your bare feet in the solution that has been prepared for you and wait while our staff turns the machine on, and lets it run, usually for about half an hour. A typical session begins with clear water and ends up looking much different. Depending on the color, we might even be able to tell you what toxins were extracted and offer recommendations on how to avoid absorbing them.

This color change is a combination of the saline solution and its reaction with the toxins that have been extracted from the body. The natural progression over the course of 30 minutes can be seen above. Just imagine: you were previously carrying this around within you!

What are the benefits of Ionic Detox?

Beneficial effects of Ionic Detox are wide and can include a boost to your immune system, reduced inflammation and swelling, enhanced nutrient absorption, and fewer headaches. Many patients have also reported that they experience better sleep, improved mood, and increase metabolism and higher energy levels throughout the day.

The purging of toxins from the body has also shown to help relieve pain. A good way to think about it is that your cells, no longer burdened with excess waste, can now function better without anything holding them back.

These benefits also help when trying to lose weight. With increased metabolism, your cells are better able to burn fat and contribute the your weight loss goals. You can read more about such effects here.


The biggest reason to do Ionic Detox is the beneficial effects on your immune system. Ionic Detox is a natural, beneficial therapy for better health and wellness. With wide ranging effects, it plays an important role in strengthening and boosting the immune system where typical methods don’t work.

Always, but especially this year, this is extremely important in preventing viral infections such as the common flu, or COVID-19. If you’re interested to learn more about how this can help you, you can give us a call or schedule an appointment at the top of the page and we will be more than happy to help. We hope to see you soon!

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Dr. Magdalena Blasko has been successfully healing patients in San Francisco and the surrounding communities for 20 years, frequently awarded "Best Podiatrist of the Year". Her approach to practice centers on patient education. She believes informed patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their health and well-being. You can take advantage of all she has to offer in terms of preventative care by signing up for her membership programs.