Dr Oz Body Odor Causes
Dr Oz did a segment about the surprising causes of Body Odor and how to get rid of it with Natural Remedies. For example, did you know that Vodka and Vinegar help prevent Body Odor when applied to your armpit area? Doctor Oz’s Assistant-Of-The-Day, Patsy from seat 104, said that her husband gets awful Body Odor after exercising. Here is what Dr Oz said about Body Odor Causes and Cures!
Dr Oz: Armpit Sweat Gland vs Typical Sweat Gland
Doctor Oz said that when you are hot, your brain sends a message to your nerves, which then send a signal to the sweat glands next to your skin. When the sweat glands receive the message that you are hot, they release fluid to help cool you off. Dr Oz said that this is what helped us to survive, because unlike animals who have to pant (which makes noise) we are able to cool our body off without a sound. You have two types of Sweat Glands: Armpit Sweat Glands and Typical Sweat Glands. Typical Sweat Glands are found all over your body and help to get rid of fluids as you exercise and need to cool your body down. The sweat produced here is mainly made of water and electrolytes, which the bacteria cannot eat and so no scent is formed. Armpit Sweat Glands and Groin Sweat Glands produce more fat in their sweat, and the bacteria love to eat this which causes an odor. So Body Odor is really a bacterial odor.
Dr Oz: Body Odor Causing Foods
Doctor Oz gave a list of foods that cause Body Odor and foods that help prevent Body Odor. Meat (like steak) tends to make your body produce more Body Odor than people who are vegetarians. Hot peppers also cause your body to sweat more, and therefore produce more of a smell. Kale minimizes body odor because of the chlorophyll found in kale. Olive oil also helps to remove Body Odors.
Dr Oz: Body Odor Home Remedies
Doctor Oz gave the following tips for how to prevent Body Odor:
- Shave your underarms, because bacteria like to grow on hair which increases the amount of Body Odor produced.
- Use anti-perspirant to keep the oil from coming out which causes the bacteria to produce Body Odor. Deodorant just helps to cover up the smell.
- Apply vodka or white vinegar to your underarms, because the alcohol in vodka and the acid in vinegar help to kill the bacteria.