Ever since I can remember I seem to be more heat-sensitive than anyone else I know. Whenever I exercise I sweat more then anyone else, why is this?
Excessive perspiration (hyperhidrosis) can be a troublesome problem for many people. Perspiration helps to regulate the bodies temperature and cools the body when it is too hot, as is the case when we exercise. Through perspiration the body is also able to expel toxins from the body. The body also releases electrolyte minerals and chronic deficiencies of minerals and electrolytes may cause muscle cramps.
Possible causes of excessive sweating
- Liver and lymphatic congestion
- Heavy metal toxicity
- Nervous system sensitivity (increased sweat production from adrenal activity or nervousness)
- Vitamin and mineral deficiencies (Calcium, Linoleic acid, Silica)
- Thyroid conditions
Diet tips for excessive perspiration
- Reduce diuretics such as tea, coffee, soft drinks.
- Drink sage herbal tea (4 cups/ day)
- Use Celtic Sea Salt instead of common table salt (as Sea Salt is higher in the minerals that you are losing through sweating)
- Ensure that you are drinking adequate amounts of water (at least two litres/ day). Loosing water reserves through perspiration may leave you feeling depleted, cause an electrolyte imbalance and muscular fatigue
- Have a vegetable juice each day to ensure antioxidants, minerals and vitamins which you may be loosing through sweat are replenished
Lifestyle factors for excessive perspiration
- Address inflammatory skin conditions as excess heat (liver congestion) may also be the cause of skin inflammation and increased heat in the body
- Follow a gentle liver cleansing regime
- Address underlying contributing factors (hormones, skin conditions, dehydration, nerves and stress, liver congestion, adrenal health and kidney filtration)
Natural remedies for excessive perspiration
- The homeopathic Aconite is generally used for excessive sweating with good results
- The minerals Silica and Calcium are beneficial to condition the blood and decrease nervous sweats
- Add some electrolyte powder to your drink bottle to replace any minerals lost during exercise
- Include a wheatgrass shot daily, as wheatgrass acts as an antiperspirant as well as cleansing the blood, liver and kidneys
- Add some chlorophyll liquid to your drink bottle, this has a cooling effect on the blood as well as a natural deodorising effect
- The Ayurvedic herb Zizyphus is a beneficial herb to try if the problem is exacerbated by stress as it has the action of being an anhidrotic (reduces perspiration) and regulates the bodies temperature.
- Other cooling herbs to reduce liver heat are: Dandelion, Sage, Schizandra, Bupleurum, Milk Thistle, Baical Skullcap and Phellodendron