Login Form

Seven Natural Ways to Stop Excessive Sweating

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Now that summer is here, most of us are delighted to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather. However, excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, afflicts more people than you might think and can stem from a large number of underlying triggers.

Though it may seem like a trivial matter, it can cause a handful of setbacks: stained clothing, physical discomfort, and social embarrassment, among others.

Deodorant may seem like the obvious fix, but this household staple is in fact teaming with harmful toxins such as parabens, propylene glycol, aluminum compounds, and many others. To remedy the burden of hyperhidrosis sans carcinogens and other toxic ingredients, go for a natural fix.


Food on the Brain - Top Brain Boosters to Add and Brain Drainers to Drop From Your Shopping List


Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O., a New York City Osteopathic Physician board-certified in family and anti-aging medicine, suggests the following natural solutions to finally enjoy the warm weather in comfort:

1.     Apply a Natural Astringent like Witch Hazel

Witch hazel is a commonly used natural herb often found in liquid form as a skin toner. The same potent astringent properties that make it a popular natural toner also make it a great sweat-reducer. When topically applied, witch hazel acts as an antiperspirant by tightening the pores. Wet a cotton ball with witch hazel and apply to your most problematic areas. Other natural astringents include black tea, tea tree oil, and apple cider vinegar.

2.     Supplement with B-Vitamins and Vitamin D

Excessive sweating may very well be a sign of an unhealthy endocrine system. To restore hormonal imbalances to optimal levels, B-vitamins will often do the trick. Likewise, vitamin D is an essential piece in hormonal regulation, and nearly half of Americans are deficient in it!

3.     Transition from Processed Foods to Natural Ones

Though highly processed foods may be practical and cheap, they are packed with toxic substances like artificial preservatives, colors, and flavors, and they are very hard for the body to digest. As your body tries to rid itself of these toxins and break down such unnatural foods, it has to work in overdrive, thus producing more sweat. Instead of going for pre-packaged or fast food, especially those high in fat, opt for fruits, vegetables, nuts, organic poultry or meat, and wild-caught seafood.

4.     Cut Back on Coffee and Other Caffeine-Loaded Drinks

As a stimulant, caffeine raises your heart rate and blood pressure, causing sweating to increase as well. Coffee can be double-trouble, as the warmth of the drink can exacerbate the hyperhidrosis problem. Swap out coffee for something a little less stimulating, such as an iced herbal tea like energizing ginseng.

5.     Utilize the Benefits of Baking Soda

Not only does baking soda neutralize odors, it also alkalizes (neutralizes the pH of) your sweat, decreasing the growth of the bacteria in sweat. Mix 1 part baking soda with 1 part cornstarch and add a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil to create a sublime natural deodorant.

6.     Try to Drink Less Alcohol

Alcohol both increases heart rate (and thus body temperature) and dilates the skin’s blood vessels. As a consequence, alcohol makes you sweat more. If excessive sweating is a real issue for you, consider limiting your alcohol consumption. 

7.     Less Salt in, More Salt on

Very high dietary sodium has been linked to excessive sweating, as high sodium concentrations make our bodies try to excrete the excess salt in urine and sweat. On the other hand, applying salt onto the body has many benefits in regard to excessive sweating. Salt absorbs sweat, dries the skin, and closes your pores, all of which help to reduce sweat production.


Dr. Christopher Calapai Explains "Superfoods" - Ultra-Violet to Ultra Healthy


Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O. is an Osteopathic Physician board certified in family medicine, and anti-aging medicine. Proclaimed the "The Stem Cell Guru" by the New York Daily News, Dr. Calapai is a leader in the field of stem cell therapy in the U.S.

His stem cell treatments have achieved remarkable results in clinical trials on patients with conditions as varied as Alzheimer's, arthritis, erectile dysfunction, frailty syndrome, heart, kidney and liver failure, lupus, MS and Parkinson's. He has worked with Mike Tyson, Mickey Rourke, Steven Seagal, and Gotham's Donal Logue; and as a medical consultant for the New York Rangers. Connect with him via twitter @drcalapai or at www.drcal.net

 

Haute Tease

  • The 11th Hour Review – Riveting, A Terrifying, Stunning Nail Biter

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The 11th Hour, from Brainstorm Media, brings to the screen a suspenseful allegory of an against all odds unshakable faith in a promise, and the dark, frightening, deadly ramifications of following our own ideas to fulfillment.

     
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children Review – An Oddly Inviting Trip From the Genius of Tim Burton

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, from 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment, brings to the screen an odd tale of gifted children, their unique house mistress, a wayfaring, time traveling, stranger and a race against the clock.

     
  • Overly Self Critical? Five Tips to Tame The Critical and Shape it Into Your New Best Friend

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Go on your Facebook or Instagram feed and you'll be hard pressed not to find selfies of people flexing at the gym or sunbathing in a bikini. Sprinkled in are ads for skin creams, weight management shakes, hair restoration, cosmetic procedures and butt lifting yoga pants.

     
  • Money News: Global Markets Close Down; Europe, Asian Markets Down; Nikkei Closes Up

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Dow Jones Industrial closed the trading week down with a stunning loss as the bear market roared back pummeling the three main U.S. and mauling nine of the ten most watched global markets with the same intensity.

     
  • Judge Declares Mistrial in Bill Cosby Sex Assault Trial

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    After more than 50 hours of deliberation the jury in the Bill Cosby aggravated sexual assault trail remained deadlocked, even as they were ordered to return and continue to deliberate they came back today, Saturday, and remained deadlocked.

     
  • LA LA Land To Screen As Centerpiece Gala At AFI FEST 2016 Presented By Audi

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that LA LA LAND will screen as a Centerpiece Gala at AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi. The film, from Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment label, is directed by Academy Award®  nominee Damien Chazelle and stars Academy Award® nominees Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. It will screen on Tuesday, November 15, at the TCL Chinese Theatre.  

  • Denver Film Society Announces 37th Starz Denver Film Festival Films in Competition and Award Recipients

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    For Immediate Release (Denver, Colo.) -The Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF), sponsored by Starz Entertainment and produced by the Denver Film Society, announced today its films in competition and award recipients. The complete lineup of films for the 37th edition, which runs November 12-23, is available adenverfilm.org/festival.

Donate Elite

It's the desire at Haute-Lifestyle.com to keep journalism free. Running a business, however, dictates what is now a common dilemma; a paywall, subscription or donation. Thank you for your donation.