OK, this may sound really weird……. But have you ever thought much about body odor?…. And how some people have some seriously bad B.O. while other people don’t even give off offensive B.O. when they sweat, even if it’s during a hard workout? Why is this?
It’s not because of hygiene on the outside…. it’s because of hygiene on the INSIDE. Buildup of oxidized fats, malformed proteins, and other chemical “trash” in the body generates an aroma that no soap (or toothpaste or mouthwash) can overcome. (Some diseases can do this too, but for the sake of this convo, I’m only focusing on cellular hygiene today.)
What causes poor cell hygiene within us?…. All these rancid fats and denatured proteins that the body simply can’t get rid of fast enough? I’m sure you’ve heard of free radicals and how bad they are for a body. Actually, they’ve been given a bit of a bad rap. They are absolutely essential to a healthy happy body, but when too many free radicals start gathering in the body, something called oxidative stress begins occurring.
Q: How do I slow down the production of free radicals and avoid oxidative stress?
A: Clean up your “personal space”.
👉Limit your consumption of fats and oils that have been exposed to light, air and heat (which turns them rancid). Fried fast foods are notorious culprits.
👉Avoid preservative laced foods and processed meats
Stop contributing to “indoor smog” in your own home. #useyourdiffuser Avoid damaging and toxic chemical household cleaners & artificial air freshening agents.
👉Avoid Smoking and being around second hand smoke
Make sure the water you drink is free from chemicals (most tap water is not)
👉Understand that many medications contribute to the formation of free radicals. Do your due diligence and look for healthy alternatives (or ways to improve your health so that you won’t need medication) whenever possible.
👉DO seek out strong antioxidants and incorporate them into your diet. Some of the strongest ones are wolfberries (also known as goji berry), blueberries, plums, cherries, aronia (also known as chokeberries), and pomegranates.
Not surprisingly, all of these are ingredients in our YL NingXia Red.
Q: What does Oxidative Stress do in our body?
A: It accelerates the aging process, contributes to cancer, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinsons, and other diseases.
Although there are no officially recognized “symptoms” of oxidative stress, fatigue, headaches, noise sensitivity, memory loss, brain fog, muscle and joint pain, wrinkles, gray hair, vision trouble, decreased immunity AND strong BODY ODOR are all signs pointing towards damaging oxidative stress in our bodies.
So, if you are participating in our team NingXia Red Challenge this month (August), you might notice a change in your body odor for the better my friends……. And THAT is a very very good thing!