"I think autistic children should really do this."
OK, that one is a must-have in any story about pseudo-medical nonsense. The interesting part follows.
So we asked the IonCleanse advocates to run the machine without any feet in the water. The water changed color. The women blamed it on bad distilled water which they'd purchased from a local grocer. "You have to understand we were working with some really sick people," said Bonnie. "And this (water) is what Barb had in the car. We were coming here out of innocence. But yes, we do sometimes get some bad water."
So we offered to go buy more distilled water, this time from a drug store near our station. For the second time the water changed colors.
Beth: I am getting irritated. Because we all agreed the water was not going to change colors. You told me the water only changes colors when someone is sick and needs detox - puts their feet in it. How do you explain this?
Barbara: It's probably the water.
Beth: And look, there is froth all over in the water which you're telling people is mucus.
Barbara: Well it is. It represents that.
Beth: That's not mucus. No feet have been in there. I just want to look out for our viewers. I don't want them buying something that doesn't work.
Lo and behold, parents are really doing this with their autistic kids. Check out the following video.
That mom seems quite gullible. Watch her parrot back everything she's heard from the "experts" (read: quacks) about autism and yeast, thimerosal, diets, etc.