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)
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)
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?
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Cotton in summer in a hot humid climate is an absolute nightmare especially for exercise, just gets wet heavy and clammy. I don't wear any cotton at all in summer, it's a recipe for failure. As for the odour problem, I myself find that some of the... (more)
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)
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)
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)
Honestly, the best researched thermal therapy, the sauna, involves both. A sweat in the sauna and then a dip in a cold pool or some good old fashioned ice swimming. The best ice swimmers mainly come from cultures in which sauna is important... (more)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
Do you agree with paleo-censorship?
Fun article about fermented foods in the Arctic circle
Who wants to do Whole30 with me?