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Recently heard about a practice where the pores of skin are expanded by steam or pierced with small holes. The body or portion of is then submersed or lathered in a nutrient solution for absorption inside the body. I can't find much evidence for or against the practice but in any case, still leads to the question.

Given we have some of the most fertile and nutrient rich soil here in the North West:

  • Is it possible for the human body to absorb nutrients, minerals and water, specifically from the earth's soil via some sort of contact or submersion, similar to the way roots of a tree work ?
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    On top of what @CareyGregory has said I am specifically intrigued as to where you recently heard of such practices. This is reminiscent of a sci-fi Swedish TV series I recently watched called Jordskott. – Chris Rogers Nov 1 '20 at 21:07

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