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Ken Bob Saxton, in his book Barefoot Running, Step by Step, identifies what he calls B.R.E.S.: Barefoot Running Exuberance Syndrome. He refers to some of the pains one can get when getting too exuberant about barefoot running and overdoing it. Like everything else, you have to work up to barefoot running.

The same principle applies to acclimating to the cold. I’ve called that Acclimatization Inadequacy Syndrome.

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There is a very interesting (and long) article about whether bare feet are better at the Neuroanthropology site. The article is well supported with scientific articles.

The article’s discussion of “support” and what is “natural” got me thinking about a different way to look at things.

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Georesonance Revisited

On Friday I wrote Georesonance. From the comments, it’s clear that I did a really lousy job of getting across what I was trying to convey.

So, based on those comments, let me try again.

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Georesonance

Yesterday I reposted The Microbiome as a prelude to discussing today a new blog entry from Stephanie Welch, Restoring Our Microbiome: A New Take on “Earthing”

It’s an interesting article that you should go read.

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The Microbiome

There has been a rather recent realization that the human body is colonized by a whole host of various microbes. Some estimates are that there are as many as 10 times as many microbes cells than our own cells.

And they often serve an important function.

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Tetanus and Going Barefoot

Tetanus is often associated with rusty nails and going barefoot.

However, there is a lot of mythology associated with both, and I thought I’d sort that out a bit.

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This Is Your Brain On Clogs

There was an interesting article at the Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies: Nudity is Healthy for Brains and Bodies (possibly NSFW).

In many ways, “nudity” is being “barefoot all over“.

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