Tuesday, April 20, 2010

How to Get Sick: Part 6: Shower Every Day, But Don't Take a Bath

I am preaching to myself with this post!

My wonderful husband takes a bath every night. I never take a bath. Sounds backwards, doesn't it? Well, there's a good reason for it. My husband has pretty sensitive skin, and showering irritates his skin far worse than bathing does. It turns out there's a good reason for that:

# 6 Way to Get Sick:
A Modern Prescription for Illness
: Shower every day, but don't take a bath (p.85 of the Maker's Diet)

"Excessive showering- even in the purest water- can actually rob your hair and body of the natural oils. It can also alter your body's pH (especially if you're using certain alkaline shampoos and soaps). Then you have the added problem of heavily chlorinated public water supplies. If the Maker has a preference, it might be the use of ritual bathing that combined bathing (washing in a shallow bath) with sprinkling (showering for brief periods)."

We must instinctively know that taking baths is better for your skin, since we insist on our children taking "baths" and not showers. And there is definitely nothing more relaxing than a nice bath at the end of the day. I like adding lavender oil or some Miracle soap for a nice bubble bath. Add some beeswax candles and you're set!

We like using New Wave Enviro's bath ball to remove the chlorine from the water.

Happy bathing!

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