I know there is nothing worse in the world than body odor! It smells, it can be embarrassing but did you know that your body odor could be reveling something about your health? Most people believe that the body just naturally stinks and that BO is just a result from bacteria growth in your armpits, this is just not true and the body doesn’t just naturally stink. “The fact is, body odor is primarily the toxic gas from the fermentation or putrefaction processes going on inside your body due to the ingestion of animal products and processed, refined foods. Yes, there are bacteria in your armpits, but the kinds of bacteria that are living there depend on what you are “feeding” them. (READ MORE HERE)
So the phrase ” You are what you EAT” is mostly certainly true! So what do most people do to eliminate body order? We find the strongest antiperspirant to block any sweat or smells so that we can live life free of embarrassment. Unfortunately, there are serious consequences to this. Do you truly know and understand what you are rubbing on one of the most delicate areas of your body? Here are a few of the ingredients that are in your conventional deodorant.
“A 2006 study found that aluminum salts can mimic the hormone estrogen, and chemicals that imitate that hormone are known to increase breast cancer risk. Animal studies have also found that aluminum can cause cancer.
Given that antiperspirants are used on your armpits, the aluminum salt concentration is highest near your breast tissue. Further, when women shave under their arms it can result in a higher aluminum-salt absorption rate due to the damaged skin.
In a 2007 study published in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, researchers tested breast samples from 17 breast cancer patients who had undergone mastectomies. The women who used antiperspirants had deposits of aluminum in their outer breast tissue. Concentrations of aluminum were higher in the tissue closest to the underarm than in the central breast.
Aluminum is not normally found in the human body, so this study was a pretty clear sign that the metal was being absorbed from antiperspirant sprays and roll-ons.” (SOURCE)
So what do we do? We don’t want to stink but we don’t want to block important toxins from leaving the body. We certainly don’t want to put neurotoxins under our armpits either. Thankfully, we live in a world where alternative options are becoming mainstream! Even taking a walk through your natural food store aisle like whole foods, gives a plethora of non-toxic options in aiding to neutralizing your stink. This is one of my favorites!
You can also purchase natural deodorant sticks online and even awesome companies like Arbonne sell a non toxic deodorant. For you DIY lovers, you can easily make deodorant that include essential oils and other home ingredients that are most likely sitting in your cabinet right now. Here are some of my favorite recipes!
This is the most important switch to make right now! If you do nothing else, change your deodorant!! Ultimately, if you are suffering from putrid body odor, you must realize that the only way to resolve this issue is through your diet. Eliminate processed, refined foods, eat only organic meats and dairy and your body will thank you! You may even find that you don’t even need deodorant once you clean up your diet!