Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Quick observation

Because of several work commitments both yesterday and today, I wasn't able to properly comment on the untimely passing of Heath Ledger. While I never really disliked the actor, he wasn't one of my favorites. I feel he always looked dirty, like he went several weeks in between showering and that he generally didn't smell very good. 

Not that there's anything wrong with that. However, if Heath suffered from depression which led to his alleged drug overdose, I have read studies stating those symptoms could've been lightened by a simple shower once or twice a day. From a site called Holistic Online, which isn't the best URL because it took me awhile to realize it was actually Holistic Online dot com and not Ho List Icon Line dot com, I found the following:

Take a Stimulating Shower: Start showering with warm water, gradually making it hotter. Then decrease the temperature as low as you can stand it. Cold water stimulates the nerves close to the surface of the skin and is rejuvenating. Do not do this if you have a serious illness or are pregnant, premenstrual, or menstruating.

Maybe Heath Ledger had a serious illness or was pregnant, premenstrual or menstruating and couldn't practice this anti-depression technique.


megan said...

Interesting. I always imagined that he smelled like Dr. Bronner's Magic Organic Free Trade Soap. So like a hippie. Maybe slightly dirty, but that soap kinda smells dirty in and of itself so I guess I follow you.

Holly said...

Megan: Is this soap an Oregon thing?
I am linking your blog to mine, BTW.


megan said...

I don't know if it is an Oregon thing. It is definitely popular there, but I think it is probably sold at places like Wild Oats. I had to look it up online to get the name of the soap (so you should be proud you inspired me to do some research), I didn't just magically pull it out of my ass. I'm not that devoted unfortunately.