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Pitta

With the warmer weather coming bad body odour can be a bit of a problem. This week I thought we’d have a look at some simple ways to reduce this problem.

The cause:

If you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out, if you squeeze a lemon, lemon juice comes out. Simply put, any smell (pleasant or otherwise) that comes out of your body, is based on what’s inside.

Bad body odour is fundamentally a problem of poor digestion and ‘ama’ (improperly digested food). Restoring proper digestion and eating ‘fresh’ wholesome food, is the basic causal treatment.

For those familiar with Ayurveda, excess ‘pitta’ dosha is also often involved, so reducing pitta aggravating things (sour foods, fermented things, excess chilli/tomato etc, impure substances/alcohol etc) can help.

Tips for Helping with Body Odour:

  • Use antibacterial soap or deodorant soap while bathing.
  • Keep well hydrated / drink plenty of water – flush out toxins etc * Have you noticed the different smell when your urine is bright yellow as opposed to clear???
  • Wear natural fibres that allow your body to breathe properly – cotton etc
  • Avoid/Reduce refined/processed foods, old, leftover or tinned food, mushrooms, garlic, ‘excess’ strong spices if not used to them (pepper, mustard seeds, turmeric etc).
  • Eat healthy food generally and consider a light cleansing diet for 2-3 days (soups, dahls, whole grains, fresh juices/fruit and green leafy veggies etc). * Include a small/moderate amount of turmeric in your diet each day.
  • Keep a bottle of rose water spray with you (glove box, hand bag etc) & spray yourself regularly.

Note

Avoid regular use of chemical anti-perspirants.

Fri, Aug 31, 2012

Hi Mark,

We attended one of your seminars held by ATPM and receive and enjoy your newsletters and thought of you with our question. Jane and I have been house hunting for some period now and have found a home that ticks every box bar one, the home has a coat hanger power line that runs within 80 metres of the home.

Is this a genuine cause for concern from a health point or a reason to haggle harder?

Would appreciate your thoughts Paul and Jane Hansen

Three people get stressed at work, one has a nervous breakdown, one has a heart attack and the other develops diabetes.

Why do three different people on the same exercise program get three completely different results?

Have you ever wondered why any of the millions of diets that have been invented, none ever work for everyone?

In fact, if you looked closely, you would find that any diet or exercise regime, works great for about one third of the population, is averagely successful for another third, and for the other third, they are downright damaging to one’s health.

Why is this so?

Three people get stressed at work, one has a nervous breakdown, one has a heart attack and the other develops diabetes.

Why do three different people on the same exercise program get three completely different results?

Have you ever wondered why any of the millions of diets that have been invented, none ever work for everyone?

In fact, if you looked closely, you would find that any diet or exercise regime etc, works great for about one third of the population, is averagely successful for another third, and for the other third, they are downright damaging to one’s health.

Why is this so?