Most body odor is caused by bacteria on the skin that feed and grow when we sweat. These bacteria thrive on oils, sugars, and toxins that are excreted in our sweat. Odor-causing bacteria can be addressed both externally and internally. Bathing discourages bacterial growth and, along with topical remedies, helps on a day to day basis. Internally, it is important to avoid foods which feed this bacteria, and to eat foods that help maintain healthy organs and eliminate toxins.
Antiperspirants may help temporarily, but they prevent the body from eliminating toxins by blocking the sweat glands. Antiperspirants that contain aluminum have been linked to Alzheimer's disease.
|Apple Cider Vinegar||Can be applied topically to underarms. Changes the pH of the skin to discourage the growth of bacteria that causes odor.|
|Celery||Fights odor by eliminating internal toxins.|
|Coconut Oil||Use under arms like a deodorant. The natural coconut smell and antibacterial qualities will help prevent bad odors.|
|Grasses||Grass juices or juice powders cleanse toxins that cause body odor from the system.|
|Leafy Greens - General||Blended or chewed well, leafy greens cleanse the system of toxins that cause body odor.|
|Parsley||Fights odor by eliminating internal toxins.|
|Chlorophyll||Helps eliminate body odor.|
|Magnesium||A deficiency can contribute to body odor.|
|Zinc||A deficiency can contribute to body odor.|