The Key to Building Strong Bones

Bones serve as the framework of the human body. Bone is living tissue that undergoes a cyclical process of building, degradation, and rebuilding. While healthy bones can resist external pressures well enough to prevent breakage, some conditions such as osteoporosis affect the building and rebuilding process itself. Instead of strong bones, a person with the disease suffers from the consequences of brittle bones.

Weakened bone due to age and decrease in bone density

Men and women may be diagnosed with osteoporosis, although the condition is more prevalent in women, especially females older than 50. Whereas at a younger age, people form more bones than they are losing, the process of bone rebuilding slows down in women approaching menopause. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, the decrease in bone density is a sign of osteoporosis. Bone density is measured by a painless radiologic procedure similar to an X-ray and compared to the average measurement of that of a person 20 to 30 years of age. It is possible to lower the risk of incurring osteoporosis with daily intake of the right kinds of food and regular physical activity.

Key nutrients to build stronger bones

Vitamin D and calcium are the two main nutrients required by the body in forming strong bones. These are especially important in young children, whose bones are still forming, While Vitamin D is essential in the absorption of calcium, the latter is a key component of teeth and bones. Vitamin D is also important for the growth of bones. Both substances work together to prevent the occurrence of fractures.

The risk for developing osteoporosis increases as people age, particularly in women. Because of this, it is necessary to pay attention to the recommended daily allowance of vitamin D and calcium, which entails planning meals with ingredients that are rich in these compounds. The recommended daily allowance for calcium in adults 51 and above is 1,200 milligrams. Meanwhile, adults over 50 should get 600 international units (IU) of vitamin D. On the other hand, adults aged 50 and below should get 200 IU of Vitamin D and 1,000 milligrams of calcium.

Physical exercise to promote stronger bones

Physical exercise can be helpful in maintaining bone density. There are two different types of physical exercise which are especially intended for promoting optimal bone strength. These are muscle strengthening and weight-bearing exercises.

Muscle strengthening exercises are usually performed with resistance to improve the strength of muscle contraction. Lifting weights, using elastic bands, or exercising on weight machines all promote an increase in the number of muscle fibers of the targeted muscle or muscle group. Stronger muscles have better ability to support the bones. On the other hand, weight-bearing exercises are physical activities that are performed while upright or while the feet are stably planted on the ground and the body are moving. Weight-bearing exercises may either be low impact activities (aerobics, step-up exercises) or high impact activities (dancing, running, jumping rope). These exercises promote the building of bones and increase bone strength by promoting more compact deposition of bone tissue

The Global market for Endoscopy Devices is expected to reach $42 billion by the end of 2020 growing at a CAGR of around 7% from 2014 to 2020. Currently, the global market is driven by factors such as increased adoption rates, rapid technological advances, rising demand for minimally invasive surgeries and rise in the favourable FDA approvals. However, expensive procedures & equipment and lack of proper skilled labor are hindering the growth of the market on a global scale.

Endoscopy is a non-invasive procedure of examining the digestive tract of the person. With the help of an endoscope, a flexible tube with a light guide and camera captures pictures of the digestive tract and displays it on a color TV monitor. During the process of upper endoscopy, the endoscope gives the doctor a clear view of esophagus, stomach and upper region of the small intestine. The examination of the intestine is done by allowing the endoscope to enter into the large intestine through the rectum.

Endoscopy procedures, over the last decade, have become very common due to increase in the number of diagnostic procedures due to rise in the number of diseases and also due to increasing awareness regarding minimally invasive surgical procedures. The diseases which are commonly diagnosed using endoscopy devices are breathing disorders, chronic diarrhoea, incontinence, internal bleeding, irritable bowel syndrome, stomach ulcers and urinary tract infections.

North America accounts for the largest market share in the global market led by the large number of endoscopic treatment options followed by Europe and Japan. Increase in the healthcare spending, rising affordability and changing lifestyle patterns attribute to the growth of emerging economies such as India and China.

Major market players in the endoscopy devices market include Aesculap, Inc., Artherx, Inc., Boston Scientific Corporation, Conmed Corporation, Cook Medical, and Covidien plc. The Endoscopy Devices market is segmented on the basis of Product (Endoscopes, Visualization Equipment and Endoscopy Accessories), Application (Laparoscopes, GI Endoscopes, Bronchoscopes, Arthroscopes, Urology Endoscopes, Cystoscopes, Gynecology Endoscopes, Neuroendoscopes, Sigmoidoscopes, Laryngoscopes, Pharyngoscopes, Duodenoscopes, Nasopharyngoscopes, Rhinoscopes and Others) & Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World).

Coming to the applications sector, Laparoscopes and GI Endoscopes dominate the global market. This is primarily due to the increase in the global demand for minimally invasive surgery procedures. This market is hugely predominant in the North America sector and is growing at a rapid speed in the emerging markets. The fact that these procedures are error free is an indication of the demand of endoscopic equipment market globally. Its wide ranges of applications in cardiac surgery, colorectal surgery, dermatological surgery, neurosurgery and urology based surgeries is the reason the market is on the rise currently. In the application sector, laparoscopy accounts for nearly 20% of the global market share followed by the likes of GI endoscopes and Arthroscopes.

This trend is followed in almost all geographical sectors and is expected to grow at a good rate in the Asia Pacific market in the near future.

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It may come as quite a surprise to some that there are many effective natural painkillers available for a countless number of illnesses that can at least do just as well as pharmaceuticals. Then unlike those potentially dangerous pharmaceuticals with their side effects natural painkillers have been known to be a lot safer.

-In short, whatever pharmaceuticals can do as painkillers so can plants; herbs and oils, a lot safer.

The problems of dealing with pain, particularly the chronic sort have been a constant problem for doctors on knowing how to help the patient by prescribing the right medicine... The medical community has been criticized for not solving the problem very well.

It doesn't help when patients suffering from ailment pains of sorts eat junk foods long term with their nasty cheap trans-fats, high refined sugar content devoid of fresh fruits and vegetables, etc. This makes it difficult for any painkiller to do its job effectively.

For natural painkillers to do the job of pain relief first it is necessary to rid one's self of junk food. Once this is done it's time to move on to try the appropriate painkiller from a vast selection of analgesic herbs and oils available.

Here are just some of the highly effective painkillers available and how they can be used for specific ailments.

1. Ginger

This natural painkiller has been used for over a thousand years. It can be used to treat anything from arthritis pains such as osteoarthritis to general aches... Some people are more sensitive to ginger than others so if using be careful by building up the dosage on a slow and steady gradient.

2. Capsaicin

Another centuries old natural medicine, capsaicin is what gives peppers their hotness. It's another one for treating arthritic pains and has been shown to be highly efficacious.

3. Devil's claw

In spite of its ominous sounding name this herb provides highly effective relief for a number of conditions including heartburn and liver problems. Having ant-inflammatory properties it can also be used to treat arthritis as well as back pains and headaches.

4. Wintergreen oil (essential oil)

Wintergreen contains some 85 plus percent methyl salicylate. This pain killing compound is found in aspirin. Known for its mentholated aroma it is used for treating sportspeople. Wintergreen can be used for muscular and joint pains, rheumatism, arthritis, headaches, tendonitis and drives away stress or tension.

5. Cherries

Containing anthocyanins belonging to the phytonutrients group of compounds cherries inhibit pain causing enzymes. This has the same effect as aspirin. Cherries are said to be one of the best anti-inflammatory foods there is.

6. Cloves and 7. Peppermint

Cloves and peppermint provide relief for toothache.

8. Glucosamine sulphate

Available as supplements convincing evidence has shown that glucosamine sulphate provides pain relief for joint pains such as knee pains, osteoarthritis... It works well in conjunction with chondroitin giving extra benefit.

-That ends an all-too-brief guide of natural painkillers. It is hoped that reader follows on with his/her own research...

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The global endoscopy device market is growing at a CAGR of 7% between 2014 and 2020 and is expected to reach a $42 billion by 2020. Endoscopy has become a popular tool for diagnosis as well as for minimally invasive surgical procedures. Endoscopy as a diagnostic tool is used for examining the organs and cavities that are not normally visible to the human eye. With the increasing incidences of gastrointestinal diseases and cancers of the stomach and digestive tract, endoscopy is the most widely used procedure and the driver to the endoscope device market. Laparoscopy is using endoscopes for performing a minimally invasive surgery. The doctors and surgeons globally prefer this procedure because of the number of advantages associated with it such as minimal invasiveness, smaller incisions, faster recovery and lesser risk of infections. Laparoscopy is used not only for routine procedures like appendectomy but also for complex cardiac surgeries.

Rigid endoscopes and flexible endoscopes are used for routine medical investigations. Rigid endoscopes are preferred for examining organs like nose (Rhinoscopy), larynx (Laryngoscopy) and surgical procedures of the joints (arthroscopy). These endoscopes have a fixed tube and do not flex. Flexible endoscopes on the other hand have a flexible shaft and are preferred for investigating the internal organs and hold a larger market share in comparison to the rigid type. Capsule Endoscopyis the more advanced technique and is booming because of the precision of the technology, the low risk and considerably less pain associated with the procedure.This is the most preferred among all endoscopic investigative procedures. The use of endoscopes in surgical procedures has revolutionized the medical industry. Surgical endoscopy (Laparoscopy) procedures apart from having advantages like minimal invasiveness and fast recovery, they are aesthetically preferred because only a small incision is made unlike old surgical procedures and leaves only a smaller scar. This technology has an increasing demand globally because of the increasing procedural volumes, the affordability of the procedure and the demand for less invasive surgeries. The more advanced form of surgical endoscopy is the Robot assisted endoscopy. These are preferred in complex procedures that require utmost precision and accuracy. Along the endoscopy device market, the sub markets are also fast growing as this technology requires the use of advanced high resolution cameras, small pill sized cameras and light delivery systems. Thus there is a rising market trend in all the sub markets.

North America holds the largest marketshare for the endoscopic devices as the high per capita income in countries like USAand availability of advanced health care facilities make the technology more accessible. Europe and Asia-Pacific are the closely follow. Asia has the fastest growing market because of the advancement of technology in countries like India, China and Japan and also a large investment that is being made by these countries in the field of healthcare. The incidence of diseases is increasing globally which increases the surgical procedural volume and hence favoring the endoscopic equipment market.

The key players in the endoscope equipment market are Arthrex Inc (Germany), Boston Scientific Corporation (USA), Conmed Corporation (USA), Cook Medical (USA), Covidien Ltd (Ireland), Fujifilm Holding Corporation (Japan), Hoya Corporation (Japan) and Ethicon Endo Surgery (J&J) (USA).

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The Global Endoscopy devices market is on the rise, thanks to the increased adoption rates all around the globe with potential benefits offered by the minimally invasive types. Currently, the market is driven by increased adoption rates, rapid technological advances, favourable FDA approvals and reimbursement scenario and strong inclination from the market leaders to capitalize on the untapped potential of the emerging markets.

Currently, the market is dominated by the likes of North America and Europe. However, Asia Pacific region is one market to look out for as it is going to be the fastest growing segment. These have caught the eye of major market players and are looking to establish their stand in these regions. One such destination is China. Companies are planning to enter the Chinese market via agreements, acquisitions, etc. Recently, the likes of Boston Scientific Corporation which can be considered the market leader of the endoscopy market is making investments in the Chinese medical industry. They have entered into an agreement with Frankenman Medical Equipment to develop and manufacture products in China for that market. This deal is a major boost to Boston Scientific as it has been struggling to keep pace with sales growth compared to the whole company. Their acquisition of the Chinese startup Xlumena has resulted in them generating a 5% growth in their endoscopy revenues which is an indication of the potential of the Chinese market. They plan to cater the demand for minimally invasive procedures where most of the surgeries performed in China are open surgeries. It can be clearly observed that the emerging nations reported the strongest sales growth for the endoscopy division of BSG.

In the same way, Domain Elite, a venture capital firm have made their first investment in a China based organization. They have invested in SMART Medical Systems, an Israeli developer and manufacturer of endoscopy products. Even Boston Scientific are eyeing to enter the Israeli market by entering into an agreement with Amos Gazit to sell their endoscopy products.

This is a major indication to the new market players about the huge potential of the emerging markets. They should be focusing on targeting these markets as they are considerably less expensive when compared to the likes of developed nations. If executed perfectly, investing in the Asia Pacific market will reap huge benefits, given the favorable market scenario in these regions.

This trend is expected to continue in the Asia Pacific region where it will see huge investments coming their way to cater the rising demand for minimally invasive procedures and devices in this particular region.

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The Global market for Next Generation Sequencing is poised to reach $10 billion by the end of 2020 growing at a CAGR of approximately 20%. The instruments and consumables is the largest segment with a share of around half of the market in 2013. The fastest growing segment is the services with a highest CAGR during the forecast period. The major players are interested in services segment as it provides additional revenue for the company at the same time, increases the sales of instruments and reagents.

Currently the factors contributing to the growth of the market are increasing applications in clinical diagnosis, efficient replacement of traditional technologies and drug discovery applications demanding NGS technology are the most instrumental factors.

However, legal & ethical issues, interpretation of complex data, lack of skilled professionals are hindering the market growth.

Currently, North America is the largest market for NGS. This is due to the increased awareness about the quick return of investments and accuracy. Asia Pacific is the fastest growing segment. The Next Generation Sequencing market can be segmented on the basis of Technology (Whole Genome Sequencing, Targeted Resequencing, Whole Exome Sequencing, RNA Sequencing, Chip Sequencing, De Novo Sequencing and Methyl Sequencing), Products (Instruments, Reagents & Consumables, and Services), End user (Hospitals & Healthcare Institutions, Academics, Biotech & Pharma Firms, and Others), Applications (Drug Discovery, Genetic Screening, Diagnostics, Personalized Medicine, Agriculture And Animal Research, Infectious Diseases, and Others) and Geography (North America, Europe, APAC & RoW).

From the technology forefront, the current technologies used in the NGS market are Whole Genome Sequencing, Targeted Resequencing, Whole Exome Sequencing, RNA Sequencing, Chip Sequencing, De Novo Sequencing and Methyl Sequencing. Microarray based, genome wide association studies (GWAS) have been the most common approach for identifying disease associations across the whole genome. The rapid drop in sequencing cost and the ability of WGS to rapidly produce large volumes of data make it a powerful tool for genomics research. WGS is considered to be the fastest growing segment of the NGS market. It is one of the reasons that there has been a considerable price decline when it comes to genomic research. Currently, Targeted Resequencing the most dominant technology used in the global NGS market. Exome sequencing is considered to be the most widely used targeted sequencing method in the market currently. Following them are other technologies such as RNA sequencing, Chip Sequencing, De Novo and Methyl Sequencing.

The major market players in the NGS market are Roche, Qiagen, Illumina, Perkin Elmer, Life Technologies, Agilent Technologies, Beijing Genomics Institute, DNAstar, Oxford Nanopore Technologies and Pacific Biosciences.

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The Global market for wearable medical devices is one of the fastest growing markets with a CAGR of 17.7% between 2014 and 2019 and is estimated to reach $8.3 billion by 2019. Wearable medical devices are non-invasive sensors that record vital signs such as heartbeat, pulse, skin temperature and blood pressure.

These devices have of late gained popularity not only in the healthcare set-ups but also in the Sports and fitness domain. The wearable electrocardiograms and heart monitors ensure early diagnosis and treatment of any heart disease and have revolutionized patient care and made it possible to monitor the patient's medical condition from home. In the recent years, people have become more conscious about their health and well being which has increased the usage of fitness monitoring devices and hence escalating the wearable device market.These being personal care devices have a larger market.

The wearable medical device is segmented based on segment into diagnostic devices (wearable vital sign monitors, wearable fetal monitors and obstetric devices and wearable neuromonitoring devices), therapeutic devices (wearable pain management devices, insulin and glucose monitoring devices and respiratory therapy devices, by application (Sports and fitness, remote patient sensing and home healthcare) and by geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the world).

The advancement not only in medical device technology but also mobile communication, wireless and information technology has brought out innovative devices making the technology popular. The increasing awareness and affordability have also contributed to the booming wearable medical device market. In recent years, there is an increased incidence of diseases like diabetes and cardiac dysfunction which require continuous monitoring of the patient condition making these devices a necessity in the day-to-day life. There is also increasing awareness of technology, healthcare and general wellbeing that will keep these devices in demand. The only constraints are the inability to handle the constant stream of data and storage of the large amount of data generated. Since the technology is fast advancing, the devices get replaced from the market quickly.

North America with USA holds the largest share of the market closely followed by Europe. This is because of the high per capita income makes these devices affordable in these countries. But Asian countries such as China, India and Japan have the fastest growing markets because of the fast emerging technology, the growing population and increasing availability of healthcare facilities. Some of the key players in the market are Draeger (Germany), Everist Health (USA), Intelesens Ltd (UK), LifeWatch AG (USA), Nuubo (Spain) and Polar Electro (Finland). The key players in the sports and fitness associated wearable device market are Google (USA), Apple (USA) and Fitbit (USA).

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The Global market for Wearable Medical Devices is poised to reach $8.3 billion by the end of 2019 growing at a CAGR of 17.7%. Wearable medical devices are devices with sensors attached to the body that detect and monitor changes in body signatures of various areas and organs.

The market is driven by factors such as large number of innovators & new technologies being introduced into the market increase in the incidence of chronic & diabetic patients, emerging economies presence, increase in per capita income thereby larger disposable income availability and the ease of use and interpretation offered by the devices.

However, expensive instruments and reimbursement issues are hindering the growth of the wearable medical devices market.

The Global Wearable devices market can be segmented on the basis of Diagnostics, Therapeutics, Applications and Geography. Geographically, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and South America.

Coming to the applications segment of the wearable devices market, the market can be segmented into categories such as Sports & Fitness, Remote Patient Monitoring and Home Healthcare. Currently, Remote patient monitoring segment of the applications market is the largest in the world. Patient monitoring systems with advanced features, especially wireless or remote capability are among the fastest growing medical devices. The aging population and the associated increases in diseases such as congestive heart disease and diabetes as well as the cost of treating those conditions is driving sales of these devices. Use of new patient monitoring technologies can result in a need for fewer personnel, increased coverage by existing personnel and a reduction in errors and are expected to lead to better patient care and the recognition of serious health problems before they become an issue.

It is followed by the likes of Home Healthcare which is the 2nd largest segment of the application sector. This can be attributed to the increase in the aging population and the ease of use offered by the devices which does not require expertise in handling the devices and can be used by the layman. This is one of the prime reasons, the Global Wearable device market is on the rise. Recent technological advances have been instrumental in the development of Sports & Fitness sector. New devices which can monitor the fitness level, heart beat rate and other various applications have been helpful in the reshaping of the Sports industry. This might well be growing at a rapid rate in the future.

The major players in the market currently are Apple, Google, Microsoft, Acer, LG, Basis Science, Corventis, Draeger, Everist Genomics, Intelesens, LifeWatch AG, Nuubo, Omron Corporation, Phillips, and Zephyr Technology Corporation.

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MRI scans are often ordered to help doctors make a diagnosis of various organs and tissues of the body. These scans are often used as a diagnostic tool to help physicians determine the severity of injuries to the bones and joints. From an orthopedic standpoint, your specialist may order an MRI if you have experienced an injury or are having aches and pains throughout your skeletal system. This test can be used to evaluate joint disorders caused by traumatic injury, repetitive stress, or arthritis. A scan can also help diagnose disk abnormalities of the spine, bone infection, and tumors of the bones and surrounding soft tissues.


There are few risks associated with having an MRI. However, it is important that you let your doctor know if you are pregnant because there is limited research regarding the effects of this scan on a pregnancy. It is also important to note that this test uses magnets, so if you have any type of metal implant in your body, you will need to let your doctor know. If you have a history of liver or kidney issues, you should also inform your physician.

What to Expect

Preparation for magnetic resonance imaging is very minimal. You may continue your regular diet and take your normal medications unless you are instructed otherwise. You will likely be asked to change into a hospital gown (unless you have no metal on) and to remove any jewelry. To make preparations for your test easier, you may want to consider leaving jewelry and watches at home. You are also going to be asked to remove any dentures, underwire bras, wigs, and hearing aids you may have with you.


When it is time for your test, a technologist will lead you into the room where the MRI machine is located. You will be asked to lay on the bed, though your position will vary based on the part of your body that is being examined. You will need to remain still to allow the bed to move into the machine. The machine does not touch you, but it can be very loud; often, you will be provided with earplugs or headphones. If small spaces cause you to panic, your doctor may order a sedative to help you relax and remain still during the exam.

If a contrast material is ordered, an IV will be inserted prior to the exam, and the contrast material will be injected into your IV. The contrast material is a compound that allows doctors and technologists to better visualize the muscles, bones, and joints that are being examined, and the compound can be administered orally or by injection. You can expect your test to last for up to one hour.


The results are normally available within a couple of days. Your results can help your physician determine the best course of treatment for your injury or pain.

May is National Stroke Awareness Month and the goal of the month's activities is to reduce the impact and the incidence of strokes. According to the National Institutes of Health, each year more than 700,000 Americans have strokes. The incidence of this health risk affects finances, relationships, mental health and community support resources. Focus on avoiding strokes should be ongoing and not simply the target of activities one month of the year. In counseling clients to set goals for a healthier lifestyle, my recommendations to improve well-being will help in reducing the risk of stroke.

You can take easy steps to reduce your risk of having a stroke. They include losing weight, lowering blood pressure, exercising more, drinking in moderation, and if you are a smoker, stopping. The tactics you can take are clearly linked. In losing weight you will want to adjust your diet, choosing plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods. Choose low-fat lean meats such as poultry, fish or beef. Make sure the milk, cheese and yogurt items are low-fat. The key to losing weight is to limit your food intake so that you use more calories than you eat. To lose one pound you'll need to burn 3500 calories or cut out 3500 calories that you typically eat. Get moving, add exercise. Make exercise a regular part of your daily routine. It is recommended that you exercise about 30 minutes a day five to six days a week. The addition of exercise will ramp up the number of calories your body burns. If carving out 30 minutes is tough for you to do, consider breaking it up into smaller, maybe 15 minute intervals. Walking is one of the easiest ways to get your body moving---invest in a pedometer or get an app for your smartphone that counts your steps each day.

Weight loss and exercise will help you bring that blood pressure down. Good eating habits and consuming less salt and more potassium-rich foods are beneficial in controlling blood pressure. Potassium rich foods include white beans, lentils, baked sweet and white potatoes, cantaloupe, bananas, halibut, and salmon. In tackling the blood pressure challenge, make sure you check-in with your health care to provider so that, if needed, medication to aid in lowering blood pressure can be considered.

Drinking alcohol can be protective and a risk factor in stroke prevention. Drinking in moderation such as 5-ounces of wine, 12-ounces of beer or 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits daily is considered heart healthy and can aid in decreasing the risk of blood clots. Heavy drinking on the other hand is a risk factor which can increase the odds that you may have a stroke.

Smoking is a factor that is not a good lifestyle choice. It is a habit and if you are having a tough time in making the last puff, reach out to health care professionals for help. They can help with choosing smoking cessation aids, medication, if necessary, and finding community support groups to help snuff out this bad habit.

This is the time of year when so many folks are active and enjoying outdoor events and activities. You can use these activity moments to your advantage in adopting the good, better or best health lifestyle.

Michelle J. Stewart MPH, RDLD/N, CDE is an experienced food and nutrition communication expert specializing in wellness with a holistic approach to living your best life. Michelle has been leading the way to a healthier you for more than 25 years. She is zealous when it comes to wellness from the inside out and empowering whomever she comes in contact with to take charge of their health and wellbeing. Her mott

It is so funny that some writers on the internet are recommending to shave your armpits to eliminate body odor. This is just one example of how much nonsense is on the web these days.

I really doubt that shaving will have any effect on body odor. There are two things that you need to do if you want to totally eliminate the odor coming from your armpits.

Number one is to remove the source of the odor at its root cause. The root cause of armpit odor is the foods that you are eating, and the condition of your digestive system.

Unless you are eating a diet that keeps your digestive system clean, then you probably have rotting food residue in your intestines that is adding a rotten smell to your body odor.

The second thing to do is to use an antiperspirant and not a deodorant. They are pretty much the same except an antiperspirant keeps you from sweating. Most antiperspirants however contain a controversial ingredient not found in deodorant.

Aluminum zirconium octachlorohydrex gly is an ingredient found in some antiperspirants. The antiperspirant that I use contains this ingredient. It works very well. Every day as soon as I get out of the shower I apply the antiperspirant.

I might mention that simply using deodorant will not help very much. Deodorant usually does not seal the pores to stop you from sweating from your armpits. It will not hide the odor coming from your armpits.

"Deoderant" will only add another smell to the odor from your armpits. It will be the same as adding perfume to something that stinks. You have to actually stop the smelly sweat from coming out in the first place.

Aluminum zirconium octachlorohydrex gly could possibly be toxic according to some sources so you have to choose if you want to stink, or if you want to risk using a potentially poisonous ingredient being on your skin.

Another way that you can greatly reduce body odor, so you won't need to hide the odor that is coming from your armpits, is to simply reduce the odor that your armpit naturally gives off.

You see, the foods you eat and also rotting food residues that are in your intestines are going to affect the way your armpit smells. Certain foods especially onions are going to make you stink the very next day after you eat them.

If you eat onions every day, then it takes about a week after you stop eating them for the smell to get out of your system.

A long time ago I made this connection of how the armpits smell after eating certain foods. I found that onions, peppers, garlic, oregano, and almost all herbs and spices will make you smell like whatever it is.

But green peppers, garlic, and onions are the main foods to quit eating right away if you have bad body odor. So you want to remove the cause of the odor at the source. The source of the odor in your armpits is the foods and spices that you eat.

Many condiments use onion powder and garlic powder. Onion powder is used in ketchup and most barbeque sauce. So It might be hard for someone that is not very disciplined with their diet to avoid all sources of armpit odor, so at least do not eat fresh onions and peppers. These two foods are very strong.

Some people eat so many onions that when they walk in a room people start clearing out. The thing is, is that since they eat so many onions that they cannot smell themselves.

It is not until you are mostly odorless, that you then start to smell other peoples onion odor. Some people are addicted to onions. Onions can be addictive in my opinion, and that is one of the reasons that they are in so many recipes and put on your burger at almost every place that makes burgers. Think about it.

Also if the armpit odor smells rotten, then you also need to go on a special diet that cleanses your digestive tract by eating the proper types of high fiber foods that will scrape the rotting food residue out of your body.

If you are not rotten on the inside, then chances are that you will not smell like it on the outside.

If you want to get rid of armpit odor then you might want to go on a special diet plan that will clean you out.

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He is certified by "The National Academy of Sports Medicine" as "Fitness Nutrition Specialist" and "Certified Personal Trainer".

His book is the product of over 7 years of research, trial and error, and keeping a detailed food journal. He found which foods were causing his acne, then eliminated them.

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