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Monday, February 25, 2013

My sugar addiction is making me smell

I don't normally watch Rachael Ray but this morning I had it on in the background as I did some chores.  There was a woman who was asking the doctor (Dr. Sanjay Gupta) about her body odor.  I can get stinky too so I started listening.

When I taught often I would take 2 (sometimes 3) showers a day so this was never really a problem, at least I never thought it was.  I have been known to forget deodorant from time to time when teaching - yikes! - and I have run the gamut on different types of deodorant because I sweat A LOT.  I even went so far as to get a prescription from my doctor to stop the armpit sweating. 

I think we are a little more sensitive to how we smell and as women our noses can smell EVERYTHING, can't you?  It is a running joke with my family, I smell everything, I don't like lots of smells (cooked bacon in my kitchen, for example). 

Back to the T.V. show...Dr. Gupta said our diet can contribute to how we smell...well yes we knew this already, however did you know that processed foods, sugar - especially artificial sweeteners, are HUGE contributing factors to your odor?  Even eggs can make you smell.  The woman in the audience ate eggs daily, the suggestion was for her to stop and to find something else to trade for the eggs. 

Now I LOVE my sugar and have talked incessantly about cutting back but have still yet to do it, I try for a day and fall off the wagon.  Since I still do not plan to give up the sugar I will have to rely on you, my friends, to tell me if I start to smell. :)

BTW - there are things to do to help with odor - eating leafy greens, increasing your magnesium intake, more vitamin A (carrots), eat beans & tuna.  Also cut down on the acidity in your body.

Here is the link to the clip from Rachael Ray:


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