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by 230 · July 06, 2014 at 3:45 PM

hey there,m skin has gotten super sensitive over the last couple years and it gets worse the worser I eat. At the moment, it's red, itchy, burns and hurts. I put on some coconut oil but it only got worser. What can I do? What can I try so it won't... (more)

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Bill1102inf 0 · July 06, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Where is your skin red, itchy, burning and hurting? Is it on your face? Seb-Derm. On your shoulders or arms? Or someplace else?

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by 230 · February 23, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Okay so I red about the 30-day-cold-shower-challenge and I'm one of the persons who jsut can't pass reading things like these without feeling challenged, so this morning I went under a 100%-cold-water-shower. I was in like, 5 seconds, out, felt... (more)

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paleot 0 · February 23, 2014 at 1:26 PM

A shower every 3 days? Paleocore. Here's a good interview with Kruse that highlights the epigenetic benefits with cold thermogenesis: http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/2012/06/cold-thermogenesis-how-to/ Very very sensitive skin that... (more)

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by 777 · May 12, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Everytime i use my shower it dries me out really bad, im thinking of getting a filter installed, the water literally stinks of chemicals In the meantime im thinking of just using a wet cloth (with spring water) to clean the smelly bits,... (more)

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sarah_79 0 · May 11, 2013 at 6:53 PM

It's kind of unusual for a shower a day to dry you out that much, you should probably get that checked out? Your water must have some pretty severe chemicals in it. I mean each to their own, but you are probably not going to smell as good as you... (more)

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by 1662 · February 16, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Any evidence that one is better than the other?

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Varelse 0 · February 16, 2013 at 4:08 PM

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=prod5503167 I have one of these, and I looooove it. It's long enough to scrub the back, and it exfoliates my dry sensitive skin. (Don't use on the face or naughty parts, though!) I... (more)

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by 1662 · September 29, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Does anyone have a good recipe for a healthy body wash (preferably not costly)?

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LiveFabuLESS 0 · September 29, 2012 at 7:03 PM

I use Dr Bronners Magic (castille) Soap-- fair trade, organic, safe enough to gargle with and it's rated a 1 on EWG's skindeep directory:... (more)

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by 20 · October 06, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Has your shower frequency decreased since going paleo?

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casey_jones 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

i don't associate showers with getting "clean" anymore. i only shower when i feel like having the sensation of fresh water flowing over my body. also, no soaps, shampoos, lotions, shaving creams, etc. no more razor burn, dry flaky skin, dandruff,... (more)

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by 430 · September 05, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Hi, How do you people take cold showers?! ...i run straight back out because it ICE cold! I am a wimp, I know. sigh Advice? Thanks

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smackles 0 · August 30, 2012 at 5:42 PM

I start by strapping on my Nike's. I hit the pavement, running at a pace of an 8 minute mile. As I start to get hot, I know the running is working to heat my body. Drenched in sweat 15 minutes later, I arrive back at my house. I... (more)

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by 6218 · June 23, 2012 at 5:14 PM

I'm currently using a generic essence of beauty bath sponge/scrubbie made of nylon mesh and I want something more natural but softer - not an exfoliating type. I'm trying to avoid plastics and fake materials so if you have any suggestions, I... (more)

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Alex 0 · June 23, 2012 at 11:34 AM

I use a shower mit that I made by sewing together two ayate fiber washcloths. I like ayate fiber because it is exceptionally rough and scratchy, so that's something you'll want to avoid.

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by 1579 · June 18, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Been training pretty hard lately (muay Thai kickboxing). I don't get much DOMS but I do get plenty of shin splints & slight bone bruises. Usually on my knuckles, knee, forearm, & elbows. I do mobility, foam rolls & stretch before &... (more)

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Adam_18 0 · June 18, 2012 at 11:26 AM

I would advise myofascial release. No magnesium or supplement can help if the muscle is dysfunctional. Do you have a foam roller? Even tennis balls work. There are some really "deep" (anatomically speaking) muscle fibers that can cause issues. I... (more)

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by 768 · May 25, 2012 at 7:22 AM

I can see the appeal of no 'poo and no soap (except for the prime areas). For those who practice and espouse this lifestyle, do you think the drying off process with a towel becomes much more important for the minor exfoliation it provides? Or do... (more)

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mmddyyyy 0 · May 11, 2012 at 5:34 AM

I do the no poo thing. For body, I make a salt scrub with salts of various coarseness, baking soda, honey, coconut oil, and olive oil. I use this a couple times per week, rinse really well, and use my old shampoo to wash the floor of the shower... (more)

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by 1662 · November 17, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Morning, Day, or Night shower? Is one better than the other? What are your thoughts? What do you do and why? I'm curious.

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Lazza 0 · November 17, 2012 at 12:43 PM

A warm/hot shower in the morning helps to clear sinuses that might have clogged during the night. At least it does for me. _Lazza

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by 1662 · December 01, 2011 at 2:15 AM

Out in the country, when one gets dirty often, it makes sense to shower before sleeping. In the city, when one isn't as dirty per say, it's easier to take a shower after waking up. I know this is different for everyone. Is one better than the... (more)

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raydawg 0 · December 01, 2011 at 2:15 AM

(wiseass answer) Just have your domesticated pet wolf lick you clean, no need for anything more. Your skin will be as shiny and as healthy as her coat.

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by 15964 · September 26, 2011 at 5:36 AM

My friend is having her second Paleobabby! We are very excited, but the issue she is having is that most of her friends and family, who are kind and loving people, are sort of forcing a traditional babby shower on her. My friend would like her... (more)

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Sara_5 0 · September 26, 2011 at 5:36 AM

On second thought, something like a honeymoon fund would be good, except to pay for a doula. Wouldn't that be awesome? I should create this...

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by 725 · March 04, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Ive been a swimmer all of my life and never had any skin problems as a result of swimming. Over the last few months though, every time I get out of a pool or shower, my arms and legs itch uncontrollably. I've looked it up and it is called... (more)

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Dan_51 0 · March 04, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Hot showers are marvellous, especially with triple cream Dove body wash. Interestingly, I find that when I wet my head with hot water during the shower, and I get that little shiver of delight, the itchiness seems to go- almost as if it was more... (more)

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by 281 · December 15, 2011 at 11:10 AM

What do no-shampoo folks do after swimming in a chlorine-laden lap pool? Just rinsing with water doesn't seem to do the trick in my hair - but battling back the chlorine with the chemicals in my shampoo seems like a poor option as well. I love... (more)

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Fonda_ 0 · December 15, 2011 at 11:10 AM

i swim with a silicone hat, but i hear that neoprene ones are much better at keeping the water out. there is one I plan to get. the My swim cap Diva (it is supposed to be perfect for those with long hair)!

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by 12118 · May 19, 2011 at 12:32 PM

I know that some paleo folks - the best known probably being Richard Nikoley - enjoy a cold shower or cold bath as part of their routine, and some folks will testify to cold water's effects on metabolism. That said, I cherish my hot baths and... (more)

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Jules_1 0 · May 19, 2011 at 12:32 PM

I LOVE a hot bath, but I'm now avoiding them after intense workouts- I had read this Whole9 post on ice baths and inquired if a PWO hot bath was a bad idea, and Melissa answered that it is probably not conducive to recovery because it could... (more)

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by 10 · January 05, 2011 at 11:43 PM

Currently, there is a thread on regarding alternative shaving creams, and a few of the answers are recommending cold-water shaving. Browsing the oft linked to Art Of Manliness website, I read this article on brief cold showers and I wondered about... (more)

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Abe 0 · January 05, 2011 at 11:43 PM

Every time there is a mention of No Poo somewhere, there are tons of questions and comments from experience. So, I thought it might be a good idea to set up a question and answer site to help beginners, and kind of let everyone discuss the No... (more)

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by 2684 · January 26, 2013 at 8:57 PM

I understand that the skin makes vitamin D from sun exposure in the skin oils, and then it takes some time to absorb that vitamin D through the skin. So, how long should we wait after being in the sun to shower so as to avoid washing off the... (more)

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Pieter_D 0 · June 29, 2010 at 11:34 AM

quote from the Vitamin D Council (here): *"Does showering after sunbathing wash off the Vitamin D? Yes, but how much of the skin's total production? Agnes Helmer and Cornelius Jensen published a remarkable human/animal study in 1937, showing... (more)

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by 13928 · February 23, 2014 at 9:00 AM

I've read some paleo blogposts where the writer talked about cold water therapy. What is it, why should I do it, and how do I do it?

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KetoWarrior 0 · February 27, 2010 at 3:58 PM

It is a technique to increase recovery, decrease post workout soreness and according to Robb Wolf, increase insulin sensitivity. The alpinist and trainer Mark Twight whose very CrossFit-like training facility Gym Jones was made famous with its... (more)