Experiments don’t always work out.

31Y49eBuo6LA while ago, I posted about my fasting experiment and all the good it had done me: weight loss and a much healthier liver. I have to admit, I haven’t been doing a great job at it this year, I was sick for most of it, but I’m getting back into the groove. Also, I just had my lab work done, and my slacking off has not hurt my numbers too much.

However, I’m here to talk about stuff that didn’t work out for me.  Let me start with my ears. You know that saying that you’re not supposed to put anything bigger than your elbow in your ear? Well, I am a compulsive ear cleaner–I have even purchased special ear cleaning devices.

Well, I read about this ENT who claimed that ears were self-cleaning and they’d be healthier if we just left them alone. So I tried it. The first thing I discovered is that “self-cleaning” ears tend to drop little bits of stuff at inopportune moments. The second think I learned was that when you get a pieces of wax as think as your pinky finger impacted in your ear canal, it is pretty much the same as going deaf until you can clear it out.

The next experiment I did involved hair washing. I read somewhere that Americans wash their hair too much, and by doing that they strip away essential oils which preserve the hair. So I started only washing my hair once a week. My hair actually got better, not as dry as it had been, easier to style, but I also got dandruff. Oh well.

One thought on “Experiments don’t always work out.

  1. D. Moonfire

    I had the ear wax thing, but from the opposite. Every year, it got impacted and infected. So I started breaking the rules and cleaning it out with a qtip every time after the shower. I haven’t had to have it, though I have a steady hand (and have to tell the boys never to do what I’m doing *sigh*).

    As for hair… well, I don’t have much left, so it’s hard to tell. 🙂

    But experiments are a way of life, even if they fail, you know something that doesn’t work for *you*.


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