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Re: Why don’t I eat fish and other questions I get asked all the time

I haven’t used shampoo for decades, it was the first crunchy thing I did. I’d had really bad allergic reactions to shampoos and it just didn’t seem worthwhile to explore. Same for skin creams, bad reactions, I used butter, bacon fat, tallow, coconut oil or anything food on my skin. Sunscreen just seemed like an unnecessary torture when hats and long sleeved shirts exist.

Their was one summer a decade ago when I started reacting really badly to conventional deodorants. I went with nothing and just changing my shirt twice a day, since then I’ve gone with nothing, with homemade, with tallow, and with alum stones. My digestive health isn’t yet good enough to try going with nothing yet, the alum stone seems to be adequate to make the people around me happy.

I skipped out on toothpaste for years. I’m ambivalent; I use it about 50% of the times I brush. I don’t believe it’s necessary but it makes my wife happy when I use it. Happy wife, happy life.

Apple cider vinegar and baking soda sometimes come out if the situation warrants, but as the skin is a permeable layer I am careful with what I apply.

On Sun, Sep 4, 2022, at 21:05, Paul Saladino, MD wrote:

Final question of the week:

Do you use ANY personal care products? And if not, why not?

I do not use any soaps, shampoos, toothpastes or deodorants at all, and haven’t for quite some time now.

Let’s start with soap/shampoo… I would never put chemicals in my hair or on my skin that I wouldn’t eat. And I’ve never found a mainstream shampoo or soap that wasn’t full of parabens, phthalates, and other chemicals I don’t want in my body.

Sure, there are some natural options for soap based only in tallow but I’ve also found that just water and a few hours in the ocean work just fine to get sand/dirt off my skin/hair and these don’t disrupt my natural skin/hair oils or microbiome…

I don’t brush my teeth with toothpaste because I don’t want fluoride, parabens, flavors, stevia etc. in any toothpaste in my mouth…

And you don’t need toothpaste to get plaque off your teeth, a toothbrush and water works just fine. Pair these with an animal based diet rich in fat soluble vitamins and your teeth will be healthier than ever – even with fruit/honey in your diet. I have ZERO cavities and I eat fruit/honey daily.

Deodorant? No thanks. I’d rather embrace the fact I smell like a healthy human and let the pheromones fly rather than putting chemicals, aluminum and other BS in my armpits.

I get it, you work in an office and people around you aren’t ready for you to smell like a real human. Use something mild like apple cider vinegar… but I recommend losing the synthetic deodorant that smells like plastic and sugar made a baby…

Do I smell horribly, have bad breath and terrible hair/skin? I have it on good authority that I do NOT

Dr. Paul Saladino MD

By Jaime

Happily married and proud father, most often found in Málaga, Spain.