There are many ways to deal with body odor naturally, which include dietary and life-style changes as well as natural remedies. Natural remedies can help to temporarily eliminate the odor, while diet and lifestyle changes can help to eliminate body odor once and for all. Showering frequently and promoting a good sweat on a daily basis can also help to eliminate the bacteria and toxins that cause the odor.
Although there are many commercial products that help to mask body odor, they are often loaded with heavy metals and other toxins that contribute to a variety of generative diseases. Therefore, it is best to avoid them when possible in order to reduce the risk of disease. Another reason to deal with body odor naturally is that natural ways are usually much more cost effective.
Dealing With the Underlying Cause
Dealing with the underlying cause is one of the most effective ways to deal with body odor as that will help to eliminate it once and for all. There are many causes, which include disease, poor hygiene, lifestyle and a poor diet. Once the cause has been determined, one can then make the necessary changes in order to eliminate the underlying cause. This is by far better than to just mask the odor with an expensive chemical.
Diet. In most cases, body odor is caused by a poor diet that is low in leafy greens. Leafy greens are high in fiber and chlorophyll, both of which help to reduce body odor. The fiber works in the digestive system and removes the toxic waste before it can get absorbed into the body. The chlorophyll is an antioxidant that helps to clean and freshen the body at a deep cellular level.
Leafy greens should be introduced to the diet gradually so that the body can adjust gradually as well. At first they will promote hunger, but once the body is fairly clean they are very filling when combined with healthy fats.
Disease. Diseases usually occur in a body that already suffers from body odor. However, the disease itself can contribute to a toxic buildup, which then makes the situation even worse. This is especially true when one or more of the eliminating organs, such as the kidneys or liver, begin to slow down in their functions. Diabetes, parasites and some types of cancer can also contribute to an odorous sweat.
If the odor is present, the best thing to do is to use natural remedies to temporarily mask the odor, while also looking for ways to heal from the disease. Once the body begins to heal from the disease the body odor will subside as well.
Lifestyle. Certain activities, such as smoking or drinking excess alcohol can also result in an odor. The key is to quit or at least reduce the amount in order to keep the odor at minimum.
Personal Hygiene. Good personal hygiene is very important in order to prevent a toxic buildup on the skin. For some this might mean showering two or more times per day, depending on how toxic they are.
Brushing the teeth and flossing are just as important in order to eliminate harmful bacteria and prevent dental cavities, both of which can cause bad breath.
Although body odor generally worsens as one sweats, it is actually a great way to cleanse the body of internal toxins so that the odor can be reduced in the long run.
Spending time in a sauna is a great way to sweat out heavy metals and other toxins that have accumulated in the body. For those who do not have access to a sauna can take hot baths, which will work in a similar manner.
Warming herbs and spices, such as ginger, cinnamon and cayenne help to warm the internal temperature in order to expel the toxins.
Physical exercise and sports activities are also great ways to work up a natural sweat.
Masking the Odor
It will be necessary to temporarily mask the body odor until the body has been thoroughly cleansed. However, it is best to avoid any products that contain aluminum or other toxic substances as they defeat the purpose of detoxifying. There are many natural products available that do not contain those ingredients and work just as well to neutralize the occurring odor.
There are also home remedies that can be used, which include the use of baking soda, ginger juice and essential oils. These can be added to the tub, or applied immediately after the bath or shower. If the essential oils are used in the bath water, there is no need to apply deodorant afterwards; however, if using ginger or baking soda, they will need to be applied again after the bath.