Urine does not usually have a strong odor to it. However, occasionally, it will have a pungent smell of ammonia. One explanation for an ammonia odor is high amounts of waste in the urine. But certain foods, dehydration, and infections are also possible. Urine is the body's liquid waste. It is made by the kidneys, which filters toxins out of the blood. It contains water, salt, urea, and uric acid. Urea is expelled in the form of sweat through the body, while uric acid is the result of urine metabolism. Changes to urine smell and color offer insight into a person's health, diet, and lifestyle choices. These choices may contribute to an ammonia smell, but they are not the only causes. Most of the time, this occurrence is nothing to cause alarm. There are times, however, where ammonia-smelling urine indicates a health problem. Dehydration Dehydration can cause an ammonia smell. Dehydration occurs when someone fails to drink enough fluids or has a significant fluid loss, due to vomiting or … [Read more...] about Why does my urine smell like ammonia?
Ammonia smelling sweat
Lots of guys can leave the gym after a beastly workout drenched in sweat, and smell pretty much perfectly fine afterward. Sure, you’ll be soaked, but you probably won’t reek.But when you’re set to deliver a presentation in front of the entire company? That’s when your perspiration turns seriously putrid.What’s the difference? Sweat is sweat, right?Not so fast: Your body actually has two different types of sweat glands, explains George Preti, Ph.D., an organic chemist at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, where he researches the origin of human odors.Eccrine glands produce the watery sweat that covers your body after a hard run. This sweat develops all over your skin, and cools your body down as it evaporates, whether it because of exercise or heat.But your apocrine glands, usually only found in your armpit area, are activated when you’re under psychological stress, explains Preti. This sweat produces a strong, sometimes even sulfurous odor when … [Read more...] about Why Your Sweat Smells So Bad When You’re Stressed
I haven't washed my hair since I was 12, and I have great hair. I say this all the time to guys who come into my shop, Tribe Barber in Boston's South End, and it gets all kinds of reactions. But what most guys think about shampoo is wrong—it's based on misinformation they've been fed because they think their scalp produces grease, or that "dirty" hair smells. Sometimes, they’re shampooing to try to control hair that's only uncontrollable because of the way they're combing it in the first place. Whatever your views on shampoo, here's how I see it. Read this, and then you can decide. (Like what you're reading? Sign up for our newsletter to get health insights, clever kitchen tricks, gardening secrets, and more—delivered straight to your inbox.)Your hair isn't greasyEveryone thinks your body makes grease. Your body doesn't make grease. Your body has been engineered since the fish crawled out of the water to make everything it needs. The oils you produce on … [Read more...] about I Haven’t Washed My Hair Since I Was 12. Here’s Why.
Many women are self-conscious about the scent of their vaginas. The vagina, just like the mouth, the skin, and other areas of the body, has a unique fragrance. Diet, health, and other factors can affect the natural fragrance, which should still not smell foul. It's neither safe nor healthy to attempt to eliminate the vagina's scent. In fact, doing so can lead to infections that cause an unpleasant odor. In this article, we explore some strategies that can reduce vaginal odor safely and address underlying medical causes. It is common for women to be self-conscious about their vaginal odor. These negative feelings can affect self-esteem and body image. However, it is also normal for the vagina to have a mild, musky smell. Indeed, research suggests that this odor is partially due to pheromones that can increase sexual attractiveness and subtly communicate information about fertility. This odor changes with hormonal shifts during pregnancy, menopause, and the menstrual cycle. So a subtle … [Read more...] about Seven tips to get rid of vaginal odor
In past I have treated many cases of psoriasis by naturopathy. Psoriasis is auto immune disorder disease and the root causes are not known. The skin cells as a cycle of 28 days during which the cells are produced matured and dead. This is a continuous cycle and everyday the dead cells are parted with and its place is taken by new cells which form skin covering the human body. Due to some abnormal reasons this cycle go on changing and even comes to 4 days instead of 28 days. Patient has high itching problem, no slips, loss of diet and loss of drinking water due to nausetic condition. Tremendous amount of heat generated in the body added with above problems. While treating the patient earlier I used to cool the body by covering wet cloth. The patient was given a light massage of wheat grass juice mixed with termaric and Trifala Churna (a Aurvedic drug) and coconut oil. The patients were also given hyperbaric oxygen therapy and ozone rectal insupplation. Orally also patient was advised … [Read more...] about Psoriasis-Treatment by Naturopathy
Toxic mold illness (mycotoxicosis) is often times misdiagnosed as Fibromyalgia, Lyme’s Disease, Lupus, MS, CFS, Colds, Flu, even Cancer. Toxic mold illness can happen when you live in or spend time in an environment, which is contaminated with mold. It happens in buildings where water damage has occurred and has not dried properly. Drywall, once infested with mold has to be taken out and replaced. It should be done professionally by a company that does mold remediation so as not to spread the spores or to breathe it in directly. The problem is that often you may not realize you even have this issue in your home or place of work. Black mold often doesn’t outwardly show and often doesn’t really smell moldy unless you are close up to the source itself. It may lurk behind tile, under corners of rugs or carpeting, ceiling tiles, furniture, ductwork, roofing, paneling, wallpaper, and the areas around plumbing pipes in back walls of closets where you often … [Read more...] about The Truth About Toxic Mold Illness
What Americans wear, eat, drink, throw away, use, and are constantly exposed to is nothing short of a massive environmental health atrocity. Find out why with this informative list. #10 Clothing: From pesticide usage on cotton crops (¼ of all pesticide crop usage, in fact) to millions of pounds of textile industry dyes and CO2 gases going into the air and water, fashion industries and their consumers are contributing to environmental health problems. Plus, the manufacture of polyester and other synthetic fabrics is an energy-intensive process requiring large amounts of crude oil that releases emissions, including volatile organic compounds, particulate matter, and acid gases such as hydrogen chloride, “all of which can cause or aggravate respiratory disease.” There are reportedly over 2,000 chemicals regularly used in textile production, such as formaldehyde, lead, and mercury that are known toxins. #9 Water Consumption: The U.S. uses about 400 billion gallons of … [Read more...] about 10 U.S. Environmental Health Atrocities