Hi, I am software engineer.My sweat smells and even i m seating in AC,my body odour is very bad.From past two months,i am going to yoga class and also used to drink one liter of water in early morning. Kindly suggest what should i do.

(November 10, 2011)

Body Odour Causes & Solution


The human body can be distinguished by its unique scent or odor. Sweat is normally odorless but sometimes, you may notice an odor emanating from your body. Body odor causes and solutions depend upon rightly identifying the root cause of condition. Practicing yoga helps to combat your body odor and consuming water on an empty stomach helps to detoxify your body through its bowel movements. Body odor could be the result of a number of factors. You may either sweat in excess or sometimes, the odor is directly generated from your body.

Certain medical conditions that could be a cause for body odor include acromegaly, hyperthyroidism, blood sugar level variations, a lung condition, or side effects of any medication. Chronic body odor can also be indicative of any serious ailment. Genetics is on e reason, while stress and toxins that result from a hectic lifestyle could also add to your body odor.

Your body odor becomes noticeable when bacteria start multiplying in the sweat and cause the smell. Solutions to body odor include practicing good personal hygiene and eating a diet with a high fiber content and less meat. Deodorant and perfume sprays help when you go out in public so that your odor does not get offensive. Certain deodorants and perfumes may also aggravate your condition, while it is used as a solution for body odor in most cases.

Natural remedies for sweating are simple and effective ways to curb your stickiness. Having two teaspoons of vinegar from apple cider blended with some honey first thing in the morning shows results in a few days. Consuming fresh tomato juice daily for a week, at a stretch, also shows noticeable effects in your sweating over time. Exercises in yoga and Pranayama (Breathing Techniques) are also very effective remedies for sweating as they cleanse your body of any toxins and the stress of your daily lifestyle.

Submitted by S C on November 10, 2011 at 11:01

What Diet Or Food Is Good For Body Odour?


A major factor for your body odor is the kind of food that you consume. If you are able to identify the foods responsible for body odor and eliminate it from your diet, the results would be long lasting. Certain foods when consumed regularly do not get totally eliminated from your system or broken down into simpler forms. These foods are the causative factor for your body odor to become noticeably offensive. Red meat is a food that can aggravate your body odor. This is also the reason why people on a vegetarian diet tend to smell less than those who consume non-vegetarian food on a daily basis or at least thrice or more in a week. Processed items in your food and excess of a refined diet are also reasons for your body to emanate an offensive or foul odor. The lifestyle of today includes a fast-paced living where you tend to eat fast foods than pick naturally grown fruits and vegetables. This should also be removed from your diet. Manufactured food items that are devoid of healthy fiber, and they contain added sugar and hydrogenated oils, which are culprits that lend your body its offensive odor. Take care to avoid processed and fast food, and you would see noticeable decrease of your body odor.

Diet is important in order to get rid of body odor. Your diet should include fresh fruits and vegetables as well as foods that are a rich source of natural fiber. Whole grains, sprouts and nuts, leafy vegetables, and fresh fruits are elements of a healthy diet that does not cause your body to let off offensive odor. Healthy oils and cooking herbs and spices like parsley, celery, oregano, thyme and mint leaves also cleanse your body from within and do not yield any offensive odor. Along with a good diet, include yoga exercises like Pavanmuktasana (Wind Relieving Pose) to regularize your metabolism and Pranayama (Breathing Techniques) to settle your mind and relieve it from any stress.

Submitted by A V on November 10, 2011 at 10:56

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