An American doctor has left the internet grossed out after he claims he has not used soap or shampoo in four years.
Dr. James Hamblin made the startling comment on US breakfast show, This Morning, and claims that he doesn’t smell.
The doctor stopped using soaps and shampoos four years ago when discovering more on microbiome science.
According to Dr. Hamblin, trillions of microbes are found on our skin and in our guts, leading symbiotic lives with humans. Basically, these little germs have a beneficial effect on our skin and immune systems, protecting us from pathogens and decreasing the likelihood of conditions such as eczema.
He has shared his theory over the years:
His theory is that scrubbing the microbes off along with the natural oils which they feed on, by using antibacterial products may not be the best idea after all.
Dr. Hamblin says his wife says that he doesn’t smell bad at all and that he always looks presentable.
While he has not made use of soaps or shampoos in four years, he does hop in the shower and rinses with water.