View Full Version : Excessive Sweating!
05-23-2007, 11:02 AM
I have been into fitness my whole life & played competitive fastpitch softball for 17 years & never sweat very much in the process, always considerably less than my peers. Since adding green smoothies into my diet around Feb. 11 & eating highly raw since that date as well, I have been sweating at least triple the amount. ??? Is this detox? My bodily temps are normal at all other times of the day & I am still the cold one in the room when I am undergoing normal activities. But when I hit the gym I sweat twice as much as the guys now! At my aerobics classes there is always a huge puddle on the floor around me & I have to bring a towel to wipe it up every couple mins for fear of myself of someone next to me wiping out! My face gets drenched, my hair drips like it was just in the shower, and my feet/socks get so sweaty that water seeps out!!! Help, does anyone else have this problem. The sweat doesn't stink or anything, it is just in excess!!! This has been going on since about March, but it was so bad at my boxing class last night, that I waited until today to confess. Comments PLEASE!!!
05-23-2007, 11:16 AM
Congratulations on your active, healthy lifestyle!!! (typed as I lie on the bed at mid-day..LOL):o
It might seem excessive..but I would think that our bodies sweat as much as they "need" to to get the job done...
I love when I fast and the sweating kicks in..LOL...it is a reminder that I am doing some serious "housecleaning..." Maybe just use cornstarch or some natural powder..and think of how clean you are getting inside..
05-23-2007, 11:16 AM
If it were me, I would go get a blood screening just see what comes up. I found a link here with some potential causes in case it helps.
The body produces sweat for only two reasons. 1) To cool itself. 2) to remove toxins. Either of these needs can be eliminated to a certain degree.
btw antiperspirants contain aluminum which is very toxic. A person seeking health should never use antiperspirant.
To eliminate the body's need to cool itself: keep well hydrated with water and high water content foods such as fruit and greens.
To eliminate the body needing to remove toxins through the skin: keep the normal elimination routes working optimally. This is also done by filling oneself with water, fruit, and greens.
It is a natural reaction of the human body to sweat when exercising. The best thing to do after sweating is to rinse off in the shower, quick, easy, harmonious with the body's natural processes.
I once knew a woman who never sweated at all. She also ate an amount of food equal to that of a toddler. She had lived like that all her life. To her it was normal, however it was not natural. She began seeing an alternative care doctor and was told to take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar before each meal. Her appetite increased to normal for an adult along with her eliminatory system and her constant "cold" vanished.
Not saying you need ACV. I avoid it personally. Just saying the normal function of the body is to sweat when overheated or eliminating either more toxins or at a faster pace than can be handled by other means.
05-23-2007, 12:46 PM
The body is supposed to sweat when it needs to cool down. Some people have hyperhydrosis.. which is excessive sweating. It's an actual medical condition. They have treatments like Botox injections under the arms and such but I wouldn't resort to that. Maybe try keeping your self more cool by wearing light clothing, drinking lots of water, staying in the shade etc. I dont know if any raw food will help but lots of fresh fruit couldn't hurt :D
05-23-2007, 01:56 PM
I say just sweat with the big boys. It's a good thing. And um, "they" say women don't sweat, they glisten.
Me? I sweat! No glistening here - LOL!!!
05-23-2007, 06:59 PM
Since going raw, I do not sweat nearly as much as I used to, and can better tolerate the heat. Dh and I worked out in the yard for 12 hours - he was drenched, and I'm still relatively dry ~ Cathy
05-23-2007, 11:36 PM
Thanks guys...I am really nervous b/c when I did a search for this on RFT I found many threads stating that many of you sweat way less on a raw diet vs. a SAD. Obviously, I have the opposite problem. This might have to do with something entirely unrelated but I will do some more research on the topic & probably check with my aunt since she is a doc. Hopefully my body is just eliminating toxins, many many toxins.
05-24-2007, 10:39 AM
I don't think I sweat less on raw, but I think I start sweating later than I normally would. On my long runs, when I'm finished I'm drenched as I would be before raw. But, it takes a mile or two before I start sweating a lot. I don't think I've increased my sweat, though. :)
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