Dear Dr. Armpit, I already left a note about five years ago on your website after I was able to find a (temporary) solution for my chronic hyperhidrosis, but wanted to make a new addition as I finally was able to also get rid fo my chronic bromhidrosis, completely (which I had suffered from for about fifteen years, day in, day out). In short:
- As shared earlier on your Q&A: Taking baths in Epsom Salt helped me counter and solve the chronic hyperhidrosis.
- Drinking waterkefir helped me get rid of my longtime, chronic bromhidrosis.
Dear Alexandra, thank you so much for sharing! That is really interesting to hear. There is definitely a link between gut and skin, that can reflect in armpit malodor. We have clear scientific evidence that the consumption of less vegetables, more meat and more fastfood leads to more malodor associated bacteria in the underarm. That became clear from a large scale meta-analysis. But there are also signs of other impacts: such as consuming too much sugar, lactose or gluten, for instance. This can lead to a disbalance in the gut, which has an impact on the body immune system, which eventually can have an impact on skin and underarm malodor. Malodors are often a sign that something is "off", and the gut generally plays a central role in restoring health. I am guessing the fermented waterkefir helps to restore the gut microbiome and/or the electrolyte composition. This has an impact on the immune system (I bet you feel better now - less stress hormones), which helps to restore a better balance of skin bacteria and sweat secretion. Great to hear this, and I hope this can help others as well. Best, Chris
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