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by 787 · about 20 hours ago

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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paint94979 0 · May 10, 2013 at 5:21 PM

Make Paleo work for your lifestyle... I have to have a shower in the morning before work, I like the dry and clean feeling I have after. I don't like to stink nor do I find it pleasant when others stink as well. I also wear and will continue to... (more)

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by 1720 · about 20 hours ago

Any evidence that one is better than the other?

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Kashkillz 0 · February 16, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Everyone's skin is different. If you have dry skin, you need to use your hands in order to preserve what little oils are present. Obviously, oily skin will require a harsher touch.

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by 1720 · about 20 hours ago

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 768 · about 21 hours ago

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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grub 0 · May 11, 2012 at 7:04 AM

I thinkyour skin layers are there for a reason and apart from ano soapshower or bath with sea salt in it they should be left alone!apart fromprotecting you fromharmful solar radiation it seemsto stop wrinkles forming! I am often asked my 'secret'... (more)

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by 1720 · about 21 hours ago

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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No_more_ 0 · April 24, 2012 at 4:24 AM

It is better to take hot showers in the morning as heat is stimulating and may keep you up if you shower too close to bed time. I often do some contrast hydro therapy before bed to promote relaxation. This involves alternating hot and cold... (more)

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by 1720 · about 21 hours ago

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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Aravindan_Balasubramanian 0 · November 30, 2011 at 9:12 PM

I prefer while I'm cooking. Here is some more detail for you - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxrZBYHHoGc EDIT - And let's not forget the golden shower, which is best IN BED (more)

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by 16131 · about 21 hours ago

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 19, 2011 at 4:58 PM

People want to give something cute. Give them examples of cute things. Baby chicks (so she can eat them later) a bunny (so she can eat it later) a bib that says "my dad's a cave hottie". Honestly, the closest you're gonna get is this... (more)

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by 725 · about 21 hours ago

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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HeleneLohr 0 · June 30, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Does it happen with immersion in all types of water? Or just in water that has been chlorinated? Some people (like me) have mild allergic reactions to chlorine. I've had similar itching issues with chlorinated water for years (ever since I was... (more)

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by 281 · about 21 hours ago

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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Payam 0 · February 08, 2011 at 3:07 AM

I swam in college. The girls on the team used to do this: Get your hair wet with regular water in the shower, and then put a cap on before you get in. I don't know how it works but apparently it does

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by 10 · about 22 hours ago

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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Nick_3 0 · August 05, 2010 at 7:22 PM

I recommend spelling it 'poo rather than poo. poo makes many people think of feces, while 'poo will make sense to those who know that it's a short form of shampoo.

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by 2713 · about 22 hours ago

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 247 · October 23, 2014 at 4:25 AM

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 20 · October 23, 2014 at 3:50 AM

Has your shower frequency decreased since going paleo?

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · September 13, 2012 at 5:44 PM

I usually go jump in the nearest river and clean my spear from the freshly killed buffalo that I ran down over the last 20 miles. -Matt PhysiqueRescue.com

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by 12174 · October 23, 2014 at 3:07 AM

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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ScottMGS 0 · January 25, 2011 at 5:38 PM

I'm sure some paleo recreationists might argue that the majority of our paleo ancestors didn't have access to hot or even warm water but I don't think that argument really flies any more. Personally, I'd say no. All those positive benefits of... (more)

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by 13983 · October 23, 2014 at 3:02 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)

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by 496 · October 22, 2014 at 3:47 AM

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 6229 · October 22, 2014 at 3:41 AM

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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KenS 0 · June 23, 2012 at 1:45 PM

I gently use a plain white cotton cloth about twice a week. The rest of the time I just use my bare wet hands. Probably not a popular method, but it works well for me. Less is more, I suppose.

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by 247 · October 20, 2014 at 4:07 AM

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 1578 · October 20, 2014 at 3:37 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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