Body Odour

Body OdourWhat Causes Body Odour?

Body odour is basically caused by bacteria. These bacteria thrive on the perspiration or sweat that the body creates. Human sweat is like paradise, a very conducive place for them to live. When a person sweats, the bacteria then breaks down sweat into different aromatic fatty acids which do not smell really well.

On the other hand, internal toxicity could also cause body odour. The skin, through the sweat glands, is one of the body elimination chambers. When the liver, kidneys, and bowels could no longer cope up with the body’s requirement to eliminate toxins from the body, the body makes use of the skin to eliminate said toxins. At times, if you have eaten a lot of garlic, the smell would begin to ooze from the pores of your skin.


Remedies, Treatment and Cure for Body Odour

One of the ways to treat body odour is to eat foods that will not contribute much to it. The diet indeed plays a huge role in preventing body odour.


Diet for Body Odour

Foods to Avoid

  • Reduce, if not avoid the amount of low fibre foods that you eat. Some of these foods would include ice cream, jelly, pastas, white breads, cakes, biscuits and many others.
  • Try to steer clear of full-fat dairy products. These will trigger mucus production and could worsen constipation.
  • Avoid foods that ferment in the gut. These would include mouldy cheeses or foods that have a high-sugar content. These foods could eventually lead to body odour. The best way to combat this is to eat fruits between meals.
  • Reduce consumption of alcohol and sugar.
  • Avoid foods that are slow to digest such as red meat and other heavy fatty meals. These could slow down digestion and elimination.
  • Avoid foods that your body cannot tolerate, most especially cow’s milk and wheat. These foods have been known to trigger constipation in most people.

Friendly Foods

  • Remember to drink at least 6 glasses of water daily. This would help in flushing the toxins from your body and could reduce constipation.
  • You can try adding one tablespoon of soluble fibre like linseeds, hemp seeds, rice bran or oat, to your breakfast cereasl.
  • To cleanse your system, treat yourself to a blender or juicer. A blended juice of fresh fruits and vegetables could help cleanse the toxins in the body. You may also add a tablespoon of linseeds, a dessertspoon of rice bran or oat, a teaspoon of green food powder (Just make sure it is of a high quality). One great smoothie that you can concoct is a blen of organic blueberries, chopped bear, banana, kiwi, or apple, added with flaxseeds, oat bran, and sunflower seeds, and also a cup of organic rice milk. You can opt for drinking this smoothie instead of an evening meal or a breakfast meal, it would really help in clearing you out. You could also juice green foods and some more fruits like celery, raw beetroot, apple, little root ginger and some aloe vera juice. This could all help in detoxifying your system.
  • Generally eat more beetroot, artichokes, alfalfa sprouts, chicory, broccoli, cabbage, fennel, kale, onions, and leeks. These all aid in detoxification.
  • You could add fresh coriander to the mixtures because coriander has the capacity to keep the odour-causing bacteria under control.
  • You could also eat a lot of foods that are rich in digestive enzymes like papaya and pineapple.
  • Magnesium rich foods like kelp, buckwheat, almonds, brown rice, and figs could help prevent constipation.

Vitamins, Minerals and Herbs for Body Odour

  • Healthy acidophilus and bifidus bacteria (2 capsules daily). This could help in improving gut functioning.
  • Zinc (15mg daily + another one before bedtime). You can find this in various multi-vitamins.
  • Organic green food supplement powder. This usually contains chlorella and/or wheat  grass which is one of the great ways to increase elimination in the body.
  • Silica (75mg daily). This mineral could help reduce body odour.

More Helpful Hints

  • Keep your bowels moving frequently, because if they do, then the body wouldn’t have to eliminate the toxins through the skin.
  • Fresh yoghurt that has acidophilus and bifidus, when eaten regularly could get the gut flora in a really good shape.
  • Take a shower daily and make sure that you change underwear daily.
  • Dry-skin brushing could help in breaking up and removing toxins that are stored under the skin. This helps the body to eliminate them. You may combine this method with Epsom salt bath to be able to flush out toxins effectively. You can use 1 cup for every 60 pounds of body weight, then add it to a warm bath. Soak in it for about 15-20 minutes then rub your skin with a wash cloth. Do not try to rinse yourself before getting out of the bathtub. Dry yourself completely and get to bed. Remember to keep some water near the tub since having a warm bath could make you really thirsty.
  • Colloidal silver contains anti-bacterial properties that could be helpful if you spray them under the arms.
  • Avoid wearing tight-fitting clothes that will make you sweat for a very long time.
  • Wear cotton or silk that keeps the skin cool and helps the skin to breathe easier.
  • If body odour becomes persistent, it may be indicative of a liver dysfunction or a digestive problem. It could also denote yeast infections. When you suspect any of these, it is best to consult a nutritionist or a doctor who also happens to be a nutritionist himself.
  • You can try PitRok which is a natural and odourless mineral salt deodorant. This helps in preventing bacterial growth and does not contain harmful chemicals like aluminium.
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