Can anyone hack my stank? For the last 3-4 days I have had the WORST body odor to the point of using Rx strength deoderent/anti-persperant & shower 2x daily. I'm not sweating excessively, just stink! Yuck, I feel bad for my coworkers.
Background - I have been doing VLC since Sunday - is it a ketosis thing?
asked byDivrgurl13 (1876)
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on June 29, 2012
at 12:25 PM
Depends on the source. If it's bacteria eating the sweat, you might try mixing equal parts of baking soda and coconut oil and use that sparingly as a deodorant. It's worked very well for me, and it gets rid of all the nasty chemicals in most deodorants/antiperspirants. Note that this can cause a skin rash in some people, so try it in small amounts at first and see how it works.
It could also be a detox reaction - our skin is a detox organ and can get rid of nasty stuff, in which case, just ride it out and make sure you're not eating things that will add a larger problem. Things like lemon juice, vitamin C, ALA, milk thistle, etc. basically liver support, will help your liver get rid of the bad stuff quicker and help detox. Could well be that going VLC started to burn stored fats, and these could have stored toxins.