Ways to Hide the Odor Coming From Your Armpits

It is so funny that some writers on the internet are recommending to shave your armpits to eliminate body odor. This is just one example of how much nonsense is on the web these days.

I really doubt that shaving will have any effect on body odor. There are two things that you need to do if you want to totally eliminate the odor coming from your armpits.

Number one is to remove the source of the odor at its root cause. The root cause of armpit odor is the foods that you are eating, and the condition of your digestive system.

Unless you are eating a diet that keeps your digestive system clean, then you probably have rotting food residue in your intestines that is adding a rotten smell to your body odor.

The second thing to do is to use an antiperspirant and not a deodorant. They are pretty much the same except an antiperspirant keeps you from sweating. Most antiperspirants however contain a controversial ingredient not found in deodorant.

Aluminum zirconium octachlorohydrex gly is an ingredient found in some antiperspirants. The antiperspirant that I use contains this ingredient. It works very well. Every day as soon as I get out of the shower I apply the antiperspirant.

I might mention that simply using deodorant will not help very much. Deodorant usually does not seal the pores to stop you from sweating from your armpits. It will not hide the odor coming from your armpits.

“Deoderant” will only add another smell to the odor from your armpits. It will be the same as adding perfume to something that stinks. You have to actually stop the smelly sweat from coming out in the first place.

Aluminum zirconium octachlorohydrex gly could possibly be toxic according to some sources so you have to choose if you want to stink, or if you want to risk using a potentially poisonous ingredient being on your skin.

Another way that you can greatly reduce body odor, so you won’t need to hide the odor that is coming from your armpits, is to simply reduce the odor that your armpit naturally gives off.

You see, the foods you eat and also rotting food residues that are in your intestines are going to affect the way your armpit smells. Certain foods especially onions are going to make you stink the very next day after you eat them.

If you eat onions every day, then it takes about a week after you stop eating them for the smell to get out of your system.

A long time ago I made this connection of how the armpits smell after eating certain foods. I found that onions, peppers, garlic, oregano, and almost all herbs and spices will make you smell like whatever it is.

But green peppers, garlic, and onions are the main foods to quit eating right away if you have bad body odor. So you want to remove the cause of the odor at the source. The source of the odor in your armpits is the foods and spices that you eat.

Many condiments use onion powder and garlic powder. Onion powder is used in ketchup and most barbeque sauce. So It might be hard for someone that is not very disciplined with their diet to avoid all sources of armpit odor, so at least do not eat fresh onions and peppers. These two foods are very strong.

Some people eat so many onions that when they walk in a room people start clearing out. The thing is, is that since they eat so many onions that they cannot smell themselves.

It is not until you are mostly odorless, that you then start to smell other peoples onion odor. Some people are addicted to onions. Onions can be addictive in my opinion, and that is one of the reasons that they are in so many recipes and put on your burger at almost every place that makes burgers. Think about it.

Also if the armpit odor smells rotten, then you also need to go on a special diet that cleanses your digestive tract by eating the proper types of high fiber foods that will scrape the rotting food residue out of your body.

Stop Sweaty Hands – Control Your Hand Sweat and Prevent Excessive Hand Sweating

If you have excessive hand sweating and are wondering whether you can actually stop sweaty hands which have been causing you much embarrassment and frustrations on a daily basis with basic activities, you are not alone. Shaking hands with strangers is a simple task to most normal people but a great challenge to those with excessive hand sweating.

It is more than physical discomfort. It is more psychological and impacts negatively on your personal impression which you portray to the other party. When you squirm from the discomfort of your own hand sweat, you are perceived as lacking in self confidence. In addition, you might even be perceived as a weird behaving individual when you drive with gloved hands in the thick of summer heat.

Studies show that people with excessive hand sweating also has a higher temperature than the average person. This not only means that your palms sweat when you are nervous or when under stress. In fact they are perpetually wet, cold and dripping all year round, regardless of external temperature, unaffected by seasons and psychological circumstances. The key reason is high body temperature due to fast heart beat rate, giving rise to higher body heat, high metabolism and hyperactive nervous system.

Drinking salt water could reduce your body heat, and keeping your environment dry, cool, well ventilated helps to ensure that your hand sweat do not work up overtly. Physically, you need to keep calm and be less affected by stress and external stimuli. Steer clear from caffeine whenever possible, reduce red meat intake and increase intake of fish oils which can help to regulate your body metabolism.

If you are like me with dripping wet palms regardless of environment and season, you should also check out iontophoresis treatment. It being a non surgical procedure is totally safe from any side effects and has successfully helped to stop sweaty hands treated millions of hand sweat sufferers.

The Reasons for Hot Flashes in Men

In the good olden days, menopause was believed to be only a woman’s problem. But today, doctors associate it even with men. The term ‘hot flashes’ according to them is associated with the changing levels of hormone and is known as male menopause or andropause. The secretion of the testosterone hormone reduces with age and this causes hot flashes. During this time, the man faces the same difficulty as a woman – low sex drive, breast tissue tenderness and increase in fat. Since a wide number of cases have been reported, it is necessary to understand reasons for the causes, treatment and changes which are associated with it like sleep disorders, excessive sweating and night sweating.

The scientific results of this condition emphasises not only a physiological reason but also points out that it can occur as per the mid-life crisis, and signs of aging. It is a symptom that each man experiences in his life to some degree. It has been claimed to affect the sexual drive in men during the ages of the 50’s, but for some men, it can start in the late 30’s or in others, the 60’s. The body to adjust itself according to age and lower testosterone may cause hot flashes. The symptoms rarely occur in healthy men because of losing small amounts of testosterone, but their body retains the original levels within smaller periods of time. The men suffering from this symptom experience occasional insomnia, sweating in the night and hot flashes.

The effect may have duration of two to thirty minutes and men may feel intense heat and rapid heart beat which begins in the face or chest or back of the body and it may spread throughout the whole body. The face may become bright red and will be followed by a ‘body chill’. The body will return to normal condition. In other cases, men taking hormone therapy along with antiandrogens reduces testosterone to lower levels or other treatments such as prostate cancer or testicular cancer therapy can have hot flashes as a side effect. It can also occur in case of infection like HIV or tuberculosis. While antibiotics like cephalexin and some medications also have the reason of hot flashes as a side effect, most men suffer silently as they do not understand the causes and do not get proper treatment. They have to understand that natural treatments undertaken by women also work for them. They can seek the professional guidance of a doctor or physician to solve the problem.

Prevention against Hot Flashes:

A very promising treatment for this problem is acupuncture. To reduce the effect, anti-depressant medication and blood pressure medication such as clonidine or methyldopa have been suggested. Physical exercise helps control this problem and it is also vital to keep a tab on the food which we eat. The doctors conducting research on this disorder have analyzed that every men experiences this symptom at some stages in his life, but it is always necessary and mandatory to get the guidance of professionals and keep in mind that are millions of men all over the world who suffer from this problem.

Beware of Heat Illness This Summer

Summer is half over, but we can still get hurt from heat illnesses if we do not take caution. Everyone is different, and so are our body types and the ways our bodies function. There are three categorizes that heat illnesses are classified into which is: heat cramps, heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Age, pushing your body over its limit, lack of sleep, exposure to hot weather, health conditions, stimulants, drugs, are several factors that can cause you heat illnesses.

The average person’s body has the ability to cool itself. So as the climate around your body changes, so does the temperature of your body as it sweats and separates the body heat from the circulation of your skin. But when you are getting dehydrated, your body is sweating and you feel exhausted, nauseated, and suffer from headaches and muscle cramps. Thus you are not able to perform well in tasks. These are all signs of dehydration and there are many ways to prevent from getting dehydrated. (Carrying a water bottle is always handy and it’s a good way of keeping you refreshed all the day.)

Heat Cramps

Heat cramps occur when your body gets little amount or too much fluid which decreases the level of sodium (salt) in your body. Two common mistakes a person can make are that he can be lacking water and does not have enough fluids in his/her body to make up for the amount it lost. While others can have too much water, and not replace that water and balancing it out with a mix of sports drinks. The same way you can tell you are getting dehydrated is the same for getting heat cramps.

Heat Stroke

This is the most dangerous kind of heat illness because it happens when your body cannot cool off quickly enough. This occurs when your body couldn’t separate the heat and your body temperature increases. Your heart rate also increases rapidly while your blood pressure decreases. One way to treat your body after a heat stroke is to immerse your body in cold water.

Heat Exhaustion

This basically means being dehydrated, experiencing fatigue and lacking the capability to finish or perform tasks. Signs of heat exhaustion include extreme thirst, muscle cramps, weakness, headaches, and you may lose blood pressure which can cause you to faint. You should be aware of the weather, especially if you’re an athlete and should use sunscreen/hats/visors to prevent the sun from hitting you directly. You should also drink lots of water, carry a water bottle around, eat healthy meals, wear light clothing, and take breaks during the training/activities.

Beat Body Heat, the Natural Way

Body heat, also known as heat stress, is a common health problem these days and is especially exaggerated during the summer. The body is unable to cool itself, leading to several health issues like damage to the internal organs, heat cramps, rashes, pimples, dizziness and nausea.

Working outside in the hot weather especially in the tropics, exposure to the hot sun while exercising or working in places where the workspace are cramped and not airy, may increase your risk of heat stress. Maintaining body heat is quite important.

How to avoid Body heat?

Hydrate – It is very important to stay hydrated. Water flushes out toxins from the body and provides a cooling effect. Melons and cucumber are effective in preventing body heat. Being rich in water, they keep you hydrated and cool.

Avoid Spicy/Fried food – Stay away from hot, spicy food and avoid fatty and fried foods. This includes junk and fast foods too.

Stay away from caffeine/alcohol – Drastically reducing your caffeine & alcohol intake will go a long way in helping your body keep cool.

Reduce sodium intake – Follow a low sodium diet regime and replace your almond, sesame & corn oil with Coconut or Olive herbal oil instead

Change your diet – Nuts are known to cause a rapid increase in body temperature, so try decreasing your nut intake. Following a largely vegetarian food chart and reducing your red meat intake won’t hurt either.

Remedies for Body heat.

If however you already suffer from increased body heat, here are a few tips that will help you out.

Soaking your feet in a basin of cool water helps reduce excessive heat from the body

Drink a glass of fresh pomegranate juice mixed with a few drops of almond oil, every morning.

Another easy home remedy to relieve body heat, is to eat a spoonful of fenugreek seeds every morning.

Eat a handful of poppy seeds before you to go to sleep to get good rest and to maintain normal body temperature during the night. (Warning: Poppy seeds contains opiates and should not be consumed in large quantities or given to children)

Applying a fine paste of sandalwood and cold milk to the forehead and chest cools the skin and body instantly.

A tablespoon of honey in cold milk on a daily basis also helps.

Body heat may not be life threatening, but it’s implications on your health could be dire. So don’t ignore the symptoms, a slight alteration in your diet and lifestyle can make all the difference.