Bryant RedHawk wrote:Currently publications are not "public" as far as I know, that is all being handled by Kings college, Cambridge University.
They have control of all my information. Cambridge rules require I remain incognito.
r ranson wrote:In the part of the world where my family is from, it was common for farmers to take down their trousers and sit bare bottom in the soil. Really riggle around to get the bottom as much into the soil as possible. The story goes they could learn a lot about the soil this way, but I'm not sure what they could learn except temperature. This tradition fell away with the invention of chemical agriculture.
As for me, I always feel healthier if I have a bit of dirt under my fingernails.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:hau Nathanael,
Soap is to get grime off the skin, grime can cause irritation which leads to abrasion which leads to lesions which are openings in the epidermis to the endodermis. Get the wrong bacteria into such an opening and you have infection.
It is possible for a skin infection to end up as Sepsis, an infection of the blood, this can end in death of the organism.
And that is why we should use soap, not particularly every day, but it is important to keep grime off the skin, (sweat ends with salt crystals on the skin which can work like sand paper, sweat is a form of grime).
Soap in the trad. sense is fat mixed with hot lye then poured into a mold to solidify, this is not particularly good for either your skin or the environment, you want to read the label and pick something that isn't going to harm the environment.
(I have been prescribed dove bars by my dermatologist/skin cancer doctor, so that is what I now use when I shower to remove grime.)
There are several suitable, environment friendly skin cleaning products out there, bar type and liquid form, pick the one you like best (scented "soaps" are not as good for the environment as those without scent)
Nathanael Szobody wrote:Absolutely fantastic.
So...why use soap?
Alex Pine wrote:
I have only used soap after going to the toilet or for stubborn grease for about 7 years.
I don't use shampoo or anything else apart from mineral deodorant on my skin either (because I work in an office).
And guess what... I don't smell or look dirty.
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