Beer baths are popular in spas throughout Germany, because they offer a number of health benefits. E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork shows you how to make the bath, and then he takes a soak.
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German Beer Bath Dr. Travis Stork: So as everyone can see I’m here on a procedure and I’m trying something else from Europe. This is called the German beer bath. I can’t wait to try it. It’s been on spas all around Germany. They say it can soothe your skin with B vitamins, biotin as well as protein compounds. So what do you use? You use a little bit of brewed yeast so it will double do you? Guys I feel like I’m brewing beer back here. Dr. Lisa Masterson: There you go. Dr. Jim Sears: Yeah. Dr. Travis Stork: So we got a little wheat. You need wheat to make beer, and the last but not the least you guys know I love a Happy beer. Dr. Jim Sears: Oh yeah. Dr. Travis Stork: So I made two and a few extra half there we go. Dr. Lisa Masterson: That’s a little more than a two extra. Dr. Drew Ordon: That’s my milk bubble bath. Dr. Lisa Masterson: Yeah. Dr. Travis Stork: You know what? A Happy beer is a good beer. It’s supposed to be warm and bubbly but of course, last but not the least, a dark German beer to get things nice and warm. That smells interesting. And then before you get in, you have to take your robe off. I can do this a little different but later they do in Germany. Dr. Drew Ordon: And you’ll never know if you are dirty. Dr. Lisa Masterson: Yeah, that’s right. Dr. Jim Sears: Right. Dr. Lisa Masterson: Is it cold? Dr. Travis Stork: No, it’s warm. You’ve got to save a little beer for yourself, right? Dr. Jim Sears: Yeah. Dr. Drew Ordon: He’s just having too much fun back there. Dr. Lisa Masterson: No, my gosh, what’s that? Dr. Jim Sears: Does it remind you of your frat days Travis? Dr. Travis Stork: I’m pretty sure I never took a beer bath in college, but I will say this, being around that you know all these hops and the beer. It smells nice and of course, if you have a beer to enjoy with you. I can really understand how this could be a big hit in Germany. Dr. Drew Ordon: It’s not just sitting in the tub but a study that came out of -- University said that drinking beer in light to moderate amounts can actually be good for you Dr. T. Dr. Travis Stork: Moderation is key right Drew? Dr. Drew Ordon: Well, that’s it. The study said two things that surprisingly may help bone density and it may actually help prevent dementia so here I go. Dr. Jim Sears: I have a question for the audience. Dr. Travis Stork: You’re drinking out there without me. Dr. Jim Sears: Are there any ladies here that want to go join Travis? Dr. Drew Ordon: Let’s start selling Travis. Dr. Lisa Masterson: I think there’s a lot but back to the health part because we’re doctors. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism actually said yes. Moderate usage of a beer actually will decrease by 40% to 60% heart disease so women that moderate use means just one cup a day, one glass a day and for men up to two glasses of beer a day. Dr. Jim Sears: Yeah. Dr. Drew Ordon: Cheers to our bottom’s up. Dr. Lisa Masterson: So here’s one, here you go. Dr. Drew Ordon: Cheers Travis. Dr. Travis Stork: Because I have to say you know certainly I’ve enjoyed this beer bath, but I think I’m going to stick to having my beer two in a day for heart health. I don’t think I’m going to keep bathing in this room very long. Is it okay if I come and join you? Dr. Lisa Masterson: Come on back. Dr. Drew Ordon: Travis come back up here and finished the show.

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