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Old 05-31-2016, 02:36 PM
 
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That's mostly 'cause a lot of sick people go there.
More and more reason to keep healthy and stay out of medical environments.

 
Old 05-31-2016, 03:09 PM
 
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I think the original poster was pulling our proverbial leg.

I don't think anyone could go weeks without washing. Doing so would be a great way to invite lymphatic problems because whatever wastes that have been excreted through the skin from sweat that aren't washed away leave no option for wastes trying to get out except to recirculate inside the body and clog the lymphatic system.

Not how the "lymphatic system" works and whether someone "washes or not" they are still going to sweat...no "waste products" are getting recirculated due to lack of personal hygiene....
 
Old 05-31-2016, 03:42 PM
 
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This blanket statement is false.

My nephews, ages 8 & 10, sweat and have been sweating for years. After playing outside for a minimum of 30 minutes, those boys stink! FWIW, they do shower regularly so they aren't dirty - they're just sweaty (and stinky).

I regularly bathe twice daily, and work in a school and I am rarely sick.
Geez no kidding. Anyone that thinks kids don't stink has never had a kid that played outside for any length of time!!! Phew! 😁
 
Old 05-31-2016, 03:47 PM
 
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I dislike baths and showers. I probably shower once every few weeks, and bathe my kids every few weeks too. It's been about 3 weeks since my last shower and my hair is starting to feel a little greasy so it might be time. If we get visibly dirty or sweaty, I'll rinse us off with plain water. We do wipe certain areas (armpits, butt, etc) every day with water and apply some coconut oil. We just got through the past several months without even a cold. I really can't remember the last time we were sick, it has to be over a year. I hardly wash my hands, except in a public restroom or after touching raw meat or getting crap on my hands.

I used to shower all the time, and be very strict about baths everyday for the kids and always use antibacterial and bleach everything. We got sick a lot more, and winter was basically one long cold. Now we just clean everything with water, maybe a little vinegar if I'm feeling extra clean. I do bleach the inside of the toilet or the counter/sink if there has been raw meat there..... and no sickness or colds to speak of.

Why, when we go against all modern notions of personal hygiene, have we not gotten some horrible illness or been sick at all? Is the whole shower/wash hands/antibacterial soap thing a total scam? I see my friends sanitizing their kids hands all the time, and they are always getting sick.
Please, don't ever shake my hand.
 
Old 05-31-2016, 04:35 PM
 
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I only use soap to wash my hands.
 
Old 05-31-2016, 05:04 PM
 
Location: New Yawk
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Abstaining from basic hygiene to prevent sickness... really putting that 13th century medical knowledge to use, eh?
 
Old 05-31-2016, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte FL
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I dislike baths and showers. I probably shower once every few weeks, and bathe my kids every few weeks too.
that's just nasty and lazy. I feel bad for your kids. Hopefully they'll outgrow that nonsense when they grow up and move out.
 
Old 05-31-2016, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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I think the original poster was pulling our proverbial leg.

I don't think anyone could go weeks without washing. Doing so would be a great way to invite lymphatic problems because whatever wastes that have been excreted through the skin from sweat that aren't washed away leave no option for wastes trying to get out except to recirculate inside the body and clog the lymphatic system.
What do you think people did before there was indoor plumbing? When taking a bath meant heating bucket after bucket of water on a fire or stove?

Perhaps you might want to consider reading a book on anatomy and physiology. "Wastes" on the skin do not "recirculate" and "clog" the lymphatic system.
 
Old 05-31-2016, 06:47 PM
 
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What do you think people did before there was indoor plumbing? When taking a bath meant heating bucket after bucket of water on a fire or stove?.
Got sick and died a lot is what people did.
 
Old 05-31-2016, 10:59 PM
 
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What do you think people did before there was indoor plumbing? When taking a bath meant heating bucket after bucket of water on a fire or stove?

Perhaps you might want to consider reading a book on anatomy and physiology. "Wastes" on the skin do not "recirculate" and "clog" the lymphatic system.
What people did back before indoor plumbing doesn't count. Back then nobody would have bathed very often because it would have been difficult. As a result everyone would have stunk about the same and nobody would have noticed. It's not the same thing as someone in modern times having easy access to plumbing but choosing not to bathe just because they don't want to.

And I don't know about the lymphatic system getting clogged, but I do know that my skin pores start to get clogged and cause blemishes within 24 hours if not washed so I have no trouble believing that waste on the skin can cause issues if not regularly washed off.
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