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HolisticFox
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I can't seem to work out why it is that showering makes me feel horrible.  Bloated and sick to my stomach, more accurately.


It only seems to be that way if I eat before I shower, which I guess I can work around...  But why would that be?  Anybody know?


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Are you making the water too hot?
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Need more information.  Is your water coming from a private well or has it gone through a treatment
plant as most municipal water has.  Consider chlorine or fluoride.  You could take a sample of your
water to be tested.  Look online or in a phone book for water testing facilities and even our local
swimming pool companies will test water for free.  Probably not bacteria as much as chemicals that
you're reacting to.

Solution might be a water filter. See if less time in the shower makes a difference....maybe try quickly getting wet, turn off water, soap up, quickly rinse off.

I also agree with Jane that your water could be too warm making you feel lightheaded.....and wondering have you eaten prior to showering?  I prefer to eat, then shower.  Sometimes I just feel
a little lightheaded if I jump right into a shower too soon after getting out of bed.

Has this been happening to you for a long while?  Since you're following the diet?  Is this a shower
you've used for a long while or are you living in a new place?


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Quoted from HolisticFox


It only seems to be that way if I eat before I shower, which I guess I can work around...  But why would that be?  Anybody know?


Do you ever bloat after eating when not taking a shower? Do you notice it more because you are taking a shower?

My thought is that it has to do with eating rather than showering, and what you ate.  
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some relation to Hypoglycaemia?


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Are you making the water too hot?


My husband thinks so...


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Need more information.  Is your water coming from a private well or has it gone through a treatment
plant as most municipal water has.  Consider chlorine or fluoride.  You could take a sample of your
water to be tested.  Look online or in a phone book for water testing facilities and even our local
swimming pool companies will test water for free.  Probably not bacteria as much as chemicals that
you're reacting to.

Solution might be a water filter. See if less time in the shower makes a difference....maybe try quickly getting wet, turn off water, soap up, quickly rinse off.

I also agree with Jane that your water could be too warm making you feel lightheaded.....and wondering have you eaten prior to showering?  I prefer to eat, then shower.  Sometimes I just feel
a little lightheaded if I jump right into a shower too soon after getting out of bed.

Has this been happening to you for a long while?  Since you're following the diet?  Is this a shower
you've used for a long while or are you living in a new place?


It's a town water supply, chlorine added for sure.

It doesn't seem to matter what I eat, though I'm wondering if maybe I'm just eating too much.  I tried exercising or not exercising in between eating and showering too, and that doesn't seem to make a difference.

My husband insists that it's because the water is too hot, so I'm going to try turning it down a bit tomorrow.  This used to happen to me when I was really skinny and on the raw food diet, but not much since I gained all the weight back.  Then it started up again after I switched to BTD.  Same water supply.


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Do you ever bloat after eating when not taking a shower? Do you notice it more because you are taking a shower?

My thought is that it has to do with eating rather than showering, and what you ate.  


I was getting serious snake-belly when I ate fruit after meat, but I figured out not to do that pretty fast.


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I didn't think anyone else experienced this.

I've always had to be careful about overheating in the shower. Seems I have trouble controlling my internal temperature, and it brings on a hypoglycemic reaction. Chlorine makes me feel toxic as well, and can also cause me to have a hypoglycemic event. My municiple water is just loaded with chlorine, and good filter is a must.
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In the same way a sauna does, the hot shower can stimulate detox, so a cooler or shorter hot shower will probably reduce this.  

Another thing to try is to turn the shower cooler when the symptoms arise to see if they reduce as the body cools...


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Hot water intensifies the negative effects of chlorine.  If you believe the chlorine might be causing or adding to the problem you could get a shower filter that filter's out chlorine.


"Let food be thy medicine"

Dr. D has said many times that it's not about what you don't eat but what you do eat that makes the difference.  "Quoted by Jane"
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I can get behind a chlorine explanation.

But is it possible that you have a mild inner ear infection?  The combination of that and exposure to hot water can bring  about the symptoms you report.   Also are you taking any new meds, especially those whose side effects include these symptoms under hot conditions?


My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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I can get behind a chlorine explanation.

But is it possible that you have a mild inner ear infection?  The combination of that and exposure to hot water can bring  about the symptoms you report.   Also are you taking any new meds, especially those whose side effects include these symptoms under hot conditions?


No meds.  I do seem to feel better once the water drains out of my ears, though...


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I didn't think anyone else experienced this.

I've always had to be careful about overheating in the shower. Seems I have trouble controlling my internal temperature, and it brings on a hypoglycemic reaction. Chlorine makes me feel toxic as well, and can also cause me to have a hypoglycemic event. My municipal water is just loaded with chlorine, and good filter is a must.


While I'm not glad that you have the same issues, I'm am glad to not feel like I'm alone.  Thank you.


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While I'm not glad that you have the same issues, I'm am glad to not feel like I'm alone.  Thank you.


I should mention that because of this problem, instead of a shower I often take a "sponge bath" (more accurately washcloth, standing in front of a sink full of warm, slightly soapy water). The washcloth gives an invigorating "brush" that really improves Chi energy. Great before bedtime--  generates deeeep sleep.




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Just recently, I read somewhere (can't remember where) that you shouldn't shower right after eating, because it interferes with digestion.  Perhaps, that is what you are experiencing.

Try doing a search on "showering and digestion" and maybe you'll find your answer.


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I have had this same problem! It may be a non-secretor issue more than a secretor issue. I may do a poll here someday. I found that I was not liking showers because the soap and shampoo is so toxic that it literally made me sick. Now I use home made soaps and shampoos and I feel great after showers. When I enter the bathroom after a family member has taken a shower with conventional shampoos and soaps....I feel very sick. I am a very sensitive canary in the coal mine. Most people need to stay away from the bathroom because it smells bad. However, as an AB Non-Secretor Warrior....I need to stay away from the bathroom because it smells too good.
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Digestion (stomach) is always the body's natural automatic first priority, and it reacts fiercely if interrupted in this. Invigorating activities interrupt the gentle work of the stomach, and the body rebels/protests.



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I've had that happen a few times - once after recovering from knee surgery - felt so lightheaded and nauseous that I had to get out of the shower and lie down for a while.  Also remember having that happen when I was pregnant but that was a very very very long time ago.
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Not in that tub!  *shudders*


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I am stunned.. yet it all makes sense, clorine - I filter mine coming into the house-, hot water, fumes breathing, other allergies to stuff in city water, soaps, who know what..

Try showering out doors once with a hose from inside with the same water, but breath fresh air?  just curious what would happen..

In Sweden people roll around in snow after a sauna.. maybe they need to cool off too?

Interesting thread!



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I don't know why eating first and then  showering about 40 minutes later works better for me.  I feel maybe my blood sugar is too low after a whole night's sleep and perhaps my body temperature is
also on the low side and without rehydrating after a whole night's sleep, then the sudden rush of heat is overwhelming..... I don't like super hot air or water anyway....which is why I can't stand being in a sauna or steam bath... Heat can make me feel light headed regardless if I've eaten or not.  

Also, could you be dehydrated?  Try drinking a glass of cool water before getting in the shower.



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I have waited to eat until after showering the last 3 days and been perfectly fine!  No change in water temperature or ventilation.  I guess I'll just do that from now on.


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I have waited to eat until after showering the last 3 days and been perfectly fine!  No change in water temperature or ventilation.  I guess I'll just do that from now on.


Glad you figured it out....



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