No problem that you need a little science to go with that!! I think it's great that you want to see it for yourself!!
There aren't very many scientific any thing on dry skin brushing - I guess the right people haven't had any interest in this topic as of yet, but I did find one. The site says it's having maintenance done today, but here is the link:
Orato: Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing Detox and Fight Cellulite with ...www.orato.com/health-science/benefits-of-dry-skin-brushing
The pumice stone for your feet is a lot rougher than is necessary, but it'll work!!! I go hog wild and use a loofa sponge to do my dry skin brushing - unless my skin is being extra sensitive or something, but all that's really needed is something rough enough to take off the very top layer (or two) of skin that's dead anyway. A softer natural bristle brush works great! Or if someone's skin is being really sensitive -like Achievinggrace has said, a wash cloth that has been wet, wrung out and left to dry will work to start off with! I had to start off with that myself.
Of course I like to have all the available science on things as well, but hearing personal experiences help as well. I can tell you that when I started dry skin brushing, I was a lot like you and what Achievinggrace said she thought, but I was desperate, so I did start it. I was amazed at the difference!! I also get really lazy sometimes about
keeping up with my detoxing, so I let the dry skin brushing go -sometimes it's other things - and I really can tell that I've stopped doing something that my body needs to have done.
Something else that you can do - drink carrot juice! There's something about
carrots that help the body detox, and with all of those little ones running around your place, maybe you have carrots there regularly?? I don't have a juicer, so I add a pound a week to my green smoothies, but I'll bet if you set out to eat a lot of carrots and can keep it up, even just eating enough carrots would help as well. This info came from my doc who is a Master Western Herbalist as well as having the equivalent to a PhD in Acupuncture and both Traditional and Modern Chinese Medicine, and had been in practice for over 30 years - so she knows what she's doing.
All of my speech issues, issues with following directions (both written and oral), word finding, having dyslexic type of issues with words and phrases, speaking, etc, etc were all because of not detoxing, and that is why I am suggesting to you that you detox more.
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Treating with Acupuncture, Traditional & Modern Chinese Medicine & Western Herbs. Before tx, I had all but 20 of the symptoms on the "Master Symptom List"
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