Sweating can be a good thing. We should exercise several times a week vigorously enough to cause strong sweating. This is one of the natural ways the body has to eliminate toxins.
But when sweating and excess body odor are constant companions and not due to vigorous activity then it can be very disruptive to our daily lives and confidence. The skin is the largest organ in our body and is usually the first indicator of something amiss with-in.
So whether its acne or body odor we need to consider the cause.
The following are some great natural remedies:
Body odor food remedies #2: Eat more kale and spinach. Dark green leafy greens such as these contain chlorophyll which is a natural deodorizer.
Body odor remedies #3: Often those with excess body odor are low on zinc. Try eating more oatmeal, brown rice, rye, ground flaxseed and barley as part of your daily diet. You can supplement by adding 30 mg of Chelated zinc tablets which are better absorbed by the body.
Body odor remedies #4: Stress and anger open the glands for excess sweating and body odor. Many studies have shown that meditation initiates the relaxation response. Try doing 10 - 20 minutes a day of meditation. Take the time to help yourself heal or time will be taken from you with illness.
Body odor remedies #5: Drink two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar mixed in eight ounces of water three times daily to change the ph balance in your skin which can reduce body odor. This will also aid digestion which in turn will help you process more nutrients bringing your body back in balance and reducing excess body odor.
Body odor remedies #6: For a highly effective and all natural deodorant mix the following ingredients: 1 teaspoon of rubbing alcohol, 3 drops of tea tree oil, and three table spoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice. Make sure to test a small amount on wrist just to make sure there is no skin sensitivity. After this mixture drys, add a dab of lavender oil under your arms for a great and relaxing scent.
Body odor remedies #7: We have all used parsley for an after meal breath freshener, but this herb can be eaten or consumed as a tea to help control body odor as well. In addition to including this with your meals you can steep a teaspoon of grated parsley in a cup of water for 10 minutes. Drink this tea twice daily for natural body deodorizer.
Body odor and stress #8: Since stress often plays a significant role in excess sweating and body odor... learn to practice daily deep breathing techniques. We often breath shallow and short breaths rather then long belly breaths which makes the body think we are under duress and this creates feelings of stress.
Body odor remedies #9: Essential oils are also useful for the fight against body odor. Using oils can directly on your skin can irritate it so ask your herbalist or some one knowledgeable at your health food store about using lavender and peppermint for this condition. Also taking a bath with lavender oil is both a great way to reduce odor and to relax which go hand in hand to regaining the peace of mind that you don`t smell bad any more.
Spiritual remedies for body odor #10: Numerous studies have shown that those who are actively involved in a spiritual practice of their choosing are substantially more likely to suffer far less from stress related illness. Many of us have completely placed aside any practice of spiritual faith. We have many reasons for this. But you will never fully reach balance if you don`t find some way of connecting with your spiritual nature.
Excess body odor could be a sign of a more serious problem. If you feel your sweating or odor are abnormal please consult a doctor or health care professional.
Illness is an imbalance in body, mind and spirit. To regain this balance eat more fruits, vegetables, fish and sea vegetation. Meditate, do daily deep breathing and practice a spiritual faith of your choosing.