Like it or not, we all sweat from time to time and that’s a good thing. Sweating is how your body regulates your temperature and eliminates toxins.
But is all sweat created equal?
Here are different types of sweat and what they may be saying about you (and your health).
1- You’re approaching menopause
Hot flashes anyone?
The hormonal changes associated with menopause can trick your brain’s thermostat, making it think you’re overheating, which triggers your body into “cool down” mode, causing you to sweat.
If you’ve been challenged with menopausal symptoms, then bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can be a Godsend. Try to locate a holistic practitioner in your area that offers it, and if you happen to be in the tristate area, check out The Salerno Center for Complementary Medicine in Manhattan.
2- Your blood sugar may be low
Excessive sweating can be a symptom of low blood sugar, along with cold, clammy skin, a rapid heartbeat, shakiness, nausea, dizziness, and blurred vision.
If you’re prone to low blood sugar, try to even it out by having healthy snacks on hand like nuts, fruits and vegetables in between meals.
3- You’re having medication side effects
Medications taken for endocrine problems, diabetes, and thyroid disease can trigger excessive sweating. So can certain high blood pressure drugs, as well as some antidepressants.
If you’re on any of these types of medication and are suffering from excessive sweating, talk to your doctor about alternatives.
4- You’re stressed
The sweat your body produces in the normal act of cooling down is made by glands all over the body and contains mostly water and salt.
But when you’re stressed, sweat is produced by glands found only in certain areas like your armpits. This type of sweat contains fat and protein that interact with the bacteria on your skin and create an odor.
Although stress is unavoidable at times, do your best to minimize its effect on you. There are many ways to chill out including deep breathing, meditation, prayer, exercise, a warm bath, therapy and yoga.
And if stress has been your regular companion for quite some time, help your body bounce back from the physical effects of stress with Dr. Salerno’s Adrenal Factor.
Adrenal Factor contains an effective blend of nutrients and natural glandulars to support your adrenal glands, which are taxed during times of stress.
Stress also takes its toll on your friendly gut flora, which can hamper your immune system functioning and lead to leaky gut.
But a superior quality probiotic formula like Super Shield can help bring that back into balance for you.
Super Shield’s unique blend of 13 probiotic strains can help repopulate your intestinal tract with the healthy-promoting friendly microbes your body so desperately needs.
5- You may have a genetic issue
If you’ve been prone to fishy-smelling body odor, there is a chance you may have a rare genetic condition called trimethylaminuria (also known as fish odor syndrome).
With trimethylaminuria, your body can't break down the compound trimethylamine, which is produced from digestion of foods like eggs, legumes, and fish. Instead, your body sheds the trimethylamine through your urine, breath and sweat, producing an odor that smells fishy or like sulfur.
Although there is no cure for trimethylaminuria, many people have seen improvement by avoiding the offending foods. Your doctor can help guide you on this.
6- You have a bad diet and poor digestion
Your body is meant to be nourished by real foods-- vegetables, fruits, meats, whole grains, dairy and healthy fats. It has enzymes that break down each kind of food, it assimilates the nutrients, and any excess unusable residue is eliminated as your bowel movements.
But when you instead exist mainly on highly processed, refined and fast foods that contain chemicals, preservatives and artificial ingredients, your body is not only not nourished like it needs to be, but it also must detox the chemicals out of you.
This creates acid wastes that your body (especially your liver, kidneys and skin—your main organs of detox) has to get rid of…and that can create pungent body odor.
Plus poor digestion is another culprit that can make you smell like you're "smuggling onions."
When your digestion can't be accomplished like it should be, that can also lead to acid waste accumulation and you smelling like Pepe Le Pew.
In addition, poorly broken down food molecules that enter your bloodstream can also trigger inflammation and taunt your immune system into overreacting too.
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Note: If you have gluten sensitivity, Great Taste No Gluten is for you instead.
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Listen to what your sweat may be saying about you—you’ll likely end up healthier and feeling better as a result!