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by 11011 · May 13, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Can someone please explain the biology of sweat in humans with exercise to me? I know we sweat so that we don't overheat and die but I would like to know where the sweat comes from. Does it come from individual cells? What cellular... (more)

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Rosenhazavel 0 · May 10, 2014 at 6:31 AM

Sweating is homoeostatic mechanism that is used to keep core body temperature constant. Sweating is one of the responses for lowering the body temperature. Sweat is released onto the surface of the skin when body becomes too hot. The water from... (more)

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by 40 · April 12, 2014 at 12:37 AM

Quick search of 'sweating' on paleohacks and I see lots of complaints about excessive sweating. Well, I have the exact opposite: I never sweat. This is something that's been going on with me since I can remember. As a child I once remember... (more)

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Methodician 0 · April 11, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Maybe you need more salt, potassium, and other stuff you lose through sweat. Maybe your body is conserving these things and will sweat more if you have more water and electrolytes... Ever track your nutrients?

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by 10 · August 20, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Wondering if anyone can help with this. A few months back I started suffering pretty intense Restless Leg Syndrome while trying to sleep. It took me a while to work out what was going on because I had never heard of RLS this before. I figured I... (more)

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aegix 0 · August 20, 2013 at 8:25 PM

K, had similar problems and was going crazy with anxiety that it might be something much, much worse (like ALS). But, when looking at the issue, it appeared that, overall, I was having several other symptoms related to electrolyte imbalance. ... (more)

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by 723 · January 21, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Around the age of 12, I began to notice that I sweat more than others. The only problem area was my underarms. I never had excessive back sweat or excessive sweat anywhere else. I must also make it clear that this sweat was NOT related to... (more)

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miked_2 0 · January 21, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Just a wild guess here, I'll try to synthesize info from a bunch of different stuff I've read. I know that one mechanism that your body uses to get rid of excess sugar is to send it out with your sweat (that's where the BO comes from: bacteria... (more)

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by 5 · July 20, 2012 at 2:22 PM

I've had three blissful days of greek yogurt and cottage cheese. The price: My face, back and even my derriere are covered in fresh break-out. Any way to recover my healthy complexion in a few days? Should I drink a lot of green tea and try to... (more)

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miked_2 0 · July 20, 2012 at 2:59 AM

It's usually not the detox time you have to worry about. Your body is pretty quick at cleaning itself out. Probably 18-24 hours for most things. What you're most likely experiencing is your body's autoimmune reaction to the "toxin". That can... (more)

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by 361 · May 22, 2012 at 2:24 AM

I hate taking showers after high school track and field workouts, and my parents say this is why I get acne, but I just don't buy it. When I shower, I don't use soap on my face or neck and rarely use shampoo. My acne is directly related to what I... (more)

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dzone 0 · May 02, 2012 at 7:06 PM

no your just a dirty person who should shower more

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by 35 · April 09, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Part of this is in jest, but part of it is about infrared saunas and the like. Have you gotten health benefits from heat? I'm thinking in terms of more movement outside, easier on the joints, more social interaction, and who knows what... (more)

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Chauncey_Gardner 0 · April 09, 2012 at 2:26 PM

This is sort of tangential to the original question, but I recently came across some literature on thermal therapy for chronic pain. There's something called intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) that's been used for back pain. It involves... (more)

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by 2903 · March 15, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Okay, they aren't really on fire, but we're having a sudden burst of warm weather here in Chicago which reminded me of my usual summer complaint about hot feet. It gets to the point where they feel like they're going to explode. They don't get... (more)

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Casey_1 0 · March 15, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Hey, another Chicagoan! Wear less shoes? If you can get away with it, anyhow. I wear thin vibrams or just flip flops in the summer, but I work in a VERY relaxed office environment.

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by 461 · September 16, 2011 at 3:14 PM

This is for all the crossfitters - Do you use chalk? I used to get callouses that would end up ripping open and I'd have to lay off certain exercises or tape up for a few days. I'd heal, get back after it and the process would repeat. A few... (more)

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Julie_3 0 · September 16, 2011 at 12:37 PM

We used to be chalk feens at our box and the rips on all of our hands were insane! We have totally scaled back on chalk use and though at times we still do rip, it is nothing compared to what it was when we would overuse the chalk. A friend of... (more)

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by 24343 · October 27, 2013 at 8:02 PM

What say you? . . . (meaning, do you ever hack your bodily fluids? have any fluids changed in composition or amount while you've been on paleo, other than fewer tears because you're so goshdarn happy? are any of these important health... (more)

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Matt_61 0 · October 27, 2013 at 8:02 PM

Poop: Sometimes a bit loose if i overdo starch, but otherwise fine. Regular too. Pee: Had troubles staying hydrated but since upping my fat noticed an improvement. Mucous: Don't get a phlegmy throat anymore caused by dairy and probably... (more)

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by 0 · August 26, 2011 at 4:52 PM

Hi, is anybody using baking soda against body odors? I simply put a little (1/4 spoon) of baking soda on my hand, mix it with little water and rub in in my armpits. It works great and never caused any irritation. It simply kills all bacteria... (more)

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by 812 · June 25, 2011 at 8:28 PM

I've been giving a lot of thought to not using anti-perspirants, but I have hyperhydrosis that affects my hands, feet and armpits. The hands and feet are manageable, but my concern is that if I use more "natural" methods for my underarms, I would... (more)

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Ed 0 · June 25, 2011 at 8:28 PM

@ aegix, interesting question. There are several previous threads on hyperhidrosis, sweat and body odor. I added some tags to your question so you can follow the links. I don't recall if anyone mentioned trying iontophoresis. I have no personal... (more)

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by 30 · June 12, 2011 at 11:30 PM

Okay, I have a dilemma here that I'd like the hackers' collective thoughts on. I have fairly problematic sweaty feet, for which there are no real convenient treatments. It's severe enough that I can't do as many "natural" things as I'd like to... (more)

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Jon_3 0 · June 12, 2011 at 11:30 PM

I had a similar problem when I was a teen. I used the aluminum chloride solution for a couple years and then stopped using it. Somehow, I was fixed and no longer had the problem. I'm not sure if the solution eventually normalized the sweat glands,... (more)

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by 190 · February 06, 2012 at 6:02 AM

I have been eating Paleo since February and have been relatively consistent. Recently I have increased my exercise and noticed that my sweat no longer tastes salty. And if it, does only slightly. Has anyone else experienced this? I have... (more)

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NAPOLEAN_DROSE 0 · February 06, 2012 at 6:02 AM

i had the same situation, i recently went on a diet no food after 5pm, well actually i didnt stick to it maybe a small snack.I ate little food most of it is healthy.2 months have passed and i noticed a I HAD LOST SO MUCH WEIGHT. The place that i... (more)

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by 22684 · August 07, 2013 at 12:05 AM

wondering if anyone else has noticed this. I do not use soap or shampoo. I have no scent when not working out, and I think a very healthy manly scent when I sweat heavily, which is still mild. Nothing remotely to compare to my previous workout... (more)

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Jason_7 0 · August 21, 2010 at 9:02 PM

Use hygiene products, and spare others from inhaling your "healthy manly scent"

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by 50 · August 25, 2010 at 11:24 PM

My friend has hyperhidrosis and gets sweaty hands and I've been researching using Google and it seems like iodine might be a natural answer to this? What should she get tested at a doctor and how does this tie into thyroid issues? Preferably the... (more)

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ben61820 0 · August 11, 2010 at 2:18 PM

I am a diehard paleo/primal person, no doubt. But, that being said, ive had seriously sweaty hands and feet my entire life. Eating strict paleo for over a year has done nothing to stop it. I still think paleo is THE way to eat and live. And i have... (more)

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by 941 · April 09, 2010 at 1:11 PM

My wife was watching one of those doctor shows and they had a woman on who sweats profusely all of the time. She wears tank tops so she doesn't get stains on her clothes. They did some Botox injections to stop some of the glands from producing... (more)

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Ed 0 · April 09, 2010 at 3:42 AM

Regarding body odor, see previous threads: http://paleohacks.com/questions/3042/lemon-juice-as-a-deodorant and http://paleohacks.com/questions/1484/how-did-grok-deal-with-bo . RE quantity of sweat, excessive sweating is called hyperhidrosis. It... (more)