Re: cold showers
- From: A Moose in Love <parkstreetbooboo@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2011 16:28:25 -0800 (PST)
On Dec 25, 3:47 pm, "Ellen K." <firstinitiallastn...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
The below is an excerpt from a recent BottomLine Health eLetter headlined
"Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick". Since Henry has posted that cold
showers help his neurological symptoms, I thought it might be of interest..
Unfortunately they don't include any links to the actual studies.
Researchers have found that cold-water submersion increases levels of
disease-fighting white blood cells. In one study, scientists found that
people who took cold showers daily for six months had fewer colds than those
in a control group. In another study, year-round swimmers in Berlin, who
took regular dips in freezing-cold water in the winter, suffered half as
many chest infections as other people.
Exposure to cold water also may increase glutathione, one of the body's main
antioxidants-the study of Berlin swimmers found that they had elevated
levels of glutathione.
I read that a hot shower is acidic, and a cold shower is alkaline.
I am reminded of the time, when I was feeling flu like, but not too
bad. I took a hot shower before work, and 1/2 hour later, I was so
sick with the flu, that I had to phone in sick for a few days.
Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not.
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