Body odor comes from the mix of the bacteria that naturally grows on your skin and sweat, so in order to smell fresh, you need to keep your skin dry and decrease bacteria on the parts of your body that trap moisture such as underarms.
There are also many factors, such as diet, that can cause offensive odor. Some foods that contain the mineral sulfur which causes an odorous gas that’s eliminated through your skin, such as broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower. Sometimes offensive odors could mean it is time for a nutritional detox, since many smelly toxins begin to seep out from your pores.
If any of the above seems to be the problem there could be an underlying health condition, such as yeast infection, which occurs when your body can’t properly metabolize an organic compound known as trimethylamine.
There are many ways to treat the different causes of offensive odor naturally, begin with hygiene habits, shower with a natural astringent, such as tea tree oil, to shrink the pores and limit how much you sweat, then apply powder to absorb moisture (look for baking soda in products) finally apply a natural deodorant packed with potassium to reduce bacteria.
Finish your routine with essential oil made from anti-bacterial herbs, such as rosemary, goldenseal or oregano to mask odor.
As for your diet, limit the aforementioned sulfuric foods, as well as the hard-to-digest, gluten, dairy and red meat from your diet.
Avoid food with high levels of toxic mercury, such as tuna, shark and swordfish, and increase your intake of water to expel toxins, and add flaxseeds, chia, hempseed or whole grains to boost your fiber intake.
Finally if your offensive odor is produced by yeast or other infections, zap it with daily doses of 500-milligrams capsules of oregano oil.
Avoid egg, milk, liver and peanuts, since they are packed with trimethylamine, and increase your intake of B vitamin choline.
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