You know how some folks shower with just water and don’t use shampoo or soap? That can work if you are healthy enough. A similar principle applies to smelly armpits. If you have a desk job and you are healthy enough, you simply won’t smell most of the time, even if you don’t use any deodorant.
If your armpits really smell badly on a regular basis even when you aren’t working physically hard, you might want to take that as a clue that you have some work to do on your health. There are toxins inside of you begging to come out. Just covering it up with deodorant so you don’t offend the noses of your coworkers is not solving the problem. In fact, it may be making things worse.
Chemical deodorants can be doing bad things to your health. There are lots of studies linking their ingredients to various health issues. If you can cut back on them or eliminate them, that would be best.
Parabens have been linked to breast cancer. Aluminum has been linked to both breast cancer and Dementia. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen. Phthalates are endocrinedisruptors. They do bad things for your hormonal system and may even promote fertility issues.
However, getting to the point where you don’t need deodorant all the time can be difficult. It can take time. How much time it takes depends on your baseline starting health.
First, be aware that things tend to get worse before they get better.
When you move on to healthier, non-toxic habits, your body will purge a bunch of nasty stuff that’s been inside of you for a long time.
This is the point at which many new people abandon a healthier course of action. They take the short term purging process as a sign that this approach is not good for them. It helps to be aware of what is likely to happen.
During this time, you will tend to have what looks like acne and you may smell worse during this period. Your skin may also be oilier for a time. Some tricks for coping with the smell include using natural deodorant alternatives, going without deodorant on your days off and shaving your underarm hair — yes, even if you are a guy.
We live in a toxic world. You may want to get tested for metal poisoning. If you test positive, seek out a chelation group to help you address that issue.
If you don’t want to go that far, at least eat clean. This includes eating lower on the food chain, so favoring vegetarian meals, organic and grass fed meats and real food over “food products.”
Hint: If you look at the ingredients list and have to look up a bunch of chemical names, it’s a food product and maybe not something you should be eating.
This applies equally to snack foods. Some potato chip brands list potatoes, vegetable oil and salt as their only ingredients.
You can also consume things like Chlorella and Aloe Vera to help your system get cleaner. Plus keep a food diary to track what works for you, add pro-biotics to your regimen and get enough fiber.
Are you jazzed to try this? Do you think your friends would want to try it too? Ask them!
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