The secretion of foul-smelling perspiration.
What is Body Odor?
From Modern Western Medicine
Perspiration provides a supportive environment for bacteria to ground and grow in the body. The decomposing bacteria cause odor. The armpits and genital area produce ideal conditions for bacteria to flourish because of the presence of apocrine gland that, along with perspiration, also produce proteins and fatty acids. Other areas of the body produce perspiration that consists only of salt water, which does not support bacteria growth as effectively. The exception, of course, is the feet, which sweat in a warm, airless environment that supports bacteria and fungus. The most effective treatment for body odor is to wash and use a deodorant.
From Traditional Medicine
In addition to the external causes outlined above, body odor is magnified by the discharge from the body of putrefying animal foods, such as red meat and dairy products, that are decaying in the tissues. The skin is a major organ of elimination, excreting toxins from the kidneys, liver, lymph, and blood. When the blood-cleansing abilities of the kidneys and liver are exceeded by a diet that is rich in animal foods and sugar, the skin compensates by eliminating as much as possible the toxic substances that wind up in the blood, lymph, and tissues. Odor is caused by many if these products, especially since they decay and putrefy rapidly inside the body.
Avoid antiperspirants. They contain aluminum and other questionable substances that may lead to far more serious disorders than body odor. Also, they prevent the body from eliminating waste in a normal, healthy manner.
Foods to Eat
- Vegetarian diet with no dairy products
Foods to Avoid
- Animal fats, including red meat, dairy products, eggs, and chicken
- Hydrogenated fats
- Loofah brush the skin thoroughly while showering to help eliminate waste more rapidly through the skin.
- Epsom salts baths are useful for body odor due either to internal or external causes. Put 1 to 1 ½ lb. of Epsom salts into a hot tub and soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Finish with a cold spray. Repeat daily the first week, then reduce to two to three times per week until the body odor is normal.
- Salt glow: Mix 1 lb. fine salt in enough water to make a slurry. Begin with a warm shower, then turn water off, and rub salt all over the body firmly. Finish with a cold shower. Your skin will “glow” for hours.
- Alternate hot and cold showers daily to maintain proper skin function.
- Zinc (blood purifier): 30 – 50 mg, two to three times per day
- Chlorophyll (blood purifier): 2 – 4 tablets, three times a day
- Essential fatty acids (blood purifier): 4 capsules, three times a day
- Lecithin: 2 – 3 tablespoon granules, 1 or 2 times per day; or 2 – 4 capsules, two to three times per day