HealthLifestyle 3 Stinky Body Parts and How to Fix Them. by: – April 1, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet Share 84 Views no discussions Americans spend $4 billion a year battling bad breath, stinky arm pits and, ahem, more personal aromas.That puts our odor obsession on par with our devotion to multivitamins ($4 billion) and just behind bottled water ($5 billion).The fact is, odors are human. Women and men may even choose mates partially (if unconsciously) on the basis of preferences for particular body odors.Your natural and unique “signature” scent is not unpleasant. As long as you bathe, brush, and floss regularly, there’s no need for high-priced sprays or washes.And if you do have a stinky body part, it usually means there’s something amiss that you can fix.What stinks: Your breath. Breath mints and gum are no match for bacteria that (maybe thanks to casual oral care) have found a sticky film of food and saliva at the back of your tongue to chow down on.At best, minty stuff can briefly mask the rotten-egg aromas coming outta there. Alcohol-containing mouthwashes can backfire by drying out your mouth,leaving you without enough saliva for natural cleansing.The fix: Brushing your tongue or using a tongue scraper. In one New York University study, people who brushed their teeth and tongues twice daily for 60 seconds had a 53% reduction in breath-souring sulfur compounds.Mouthwashes with bacteria-fighting ingredients help, too. Check the ingredients list for chlorhexidine, cetylpyridinium chloride, zinc lactate, or chlorine dioxide.What stinks: Your pits. If you think you smell there, assume it’s not your imagination. Stress, food, aging, and hormone shifts can trigger a population explosion among natural skin bacteria that call your armpits home (they chomp on fats in sweat).The fix: Try cleaning your pits with an antibacterial soap twice a day. Then, dry well and apply your favorite deodorant-antiperspirant combo — not just an antiperspirant. Do this before shelling out big bucks for a deodorant labeled “clinical strength.” It’s an open secret in the deodorant biz that few people (just 1 in 20) really need one. Still smelly?Take down armpit bacteria with a prescription antibiotic cream that contains clindamycin (such as Cleocin) or erythromycin (such as E-Mycin, Erythrocin, or Ilosone).Limiting garlic, onion, chile peppers, black pepper, vinegar, blue cheese, cabbage, radishes, marinated fish, and red meat helps, too.What stinks: “Down there.” In women, vaginal aromas ebb and flow naturally with your monthly hormonal cycle. But a strong fishy smell, especially after you’ve had sex, is a tell-tale symptom of bacterial vaginosis (BV), an overgrowth of the bacterium Gardnerella vaginalis. (Hey, you might need to know this stuff sometime.)The fix: Not douching! Douches upset the natural acid-base balance that keeps vaginal bacteria in check naturally. Wash with mild soap, rinse well, and wear cotton underwear during the day and none at night while you’re sleeping. (You want air circulation.) Give the tight, skinny jeans a rest, too, and change out of wet or sweaty clothing promptly.If BV doesn’t go away or it returns (it’s likely) or you’re pregnant, see your OB/GYN to confirm it is bacterial vaginosis that is causing the smells and to get treated. BV can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and make you more susceptible to STDs. Yes, sexually transmitted diseases.Source: Shine
Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaA strong field of international golfers will scramble for the FCT Classic on the West Africa Golf Tour at IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja.The 54-hole tournament will officially tee off on Friday following a practice round by the players on Thursday to get them familiar with the layout. The event, which plays through Sunday, will go down as the first professional tournament to be hosted by IBB Club this year after the hugely successful Nigerian Masters also on the schedule of West Africa Tour towards the end of last year.A statement by the organizers said that the FCT Classic will feature professional golfers from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, and Zimbabwe.The total professional prize purse offered is $25,000 of which the winner’s share is $4,000.The amateur tournament will be played on February 25-26 attracting players from all over Nigeria.The tournament is powered by Linea Furniture Production and supported by Berkshire Hotel, Nigeria Info and Cool FM, Zitadel Medicals and Diagnostics and Bolingo Hotels and Towers.FCT Classic is one out of the ten events on the schedule of West Africa Golf Tour in 2017 and it will mark the first anniversary of the Tour that was launched in February 2016 in Abuja.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (3-3) took care of business at home against in-state opponent UW-Milwaukee (4-2) last Friday in a blowout 71-49 victory.The game was relative close for much of the first half, tied 21-21 with five minutes remaining in the period. But in the second half, the Badgers ran up the score quickly to widen the lead in what was ultimately a 22-point victory for Wisconsin.Big Ten Freshman of the week Brad Davison starred in the matchup as the new starter led the team with a career high 19 points in just 22 minutes. Davison’s efficiency was phenomenal on the night, as the guard shot 7-8 from the field and 5-6 from 3 points.Men’s Basketball: Wisconsin walks away empty handed from Hall of Fame ClassicThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball (2-4) fell in both the first round and consolation game of the 2017 Hall Read…The freshman has become an integral part of Wisconsin’s lineup ever since his strong introduction against Xavier two weeks ago. While in their first few games names like Khalil Iverson and Andy Van Vliet were seen at the top of the box score, Davison is cementing himself as the clear second scoring option to Ethan Happ.On that note, Happ carried the offensive load once again for the Badgers on 7-12 shooting for 14 points, eight rebounds and two assists. But this performance did not come without struggles as Happ had four turnovers and could not convert on his limited jump shot attempts.Happ and the rest of the Badgers have been working on starting each half with solid play. Happ believes that one of the team’s biggest weaknesses is that they allow opponents to pull ahead early on in the half, forcing Wisconsin to continually try and play catch-up.“It is big every game to start each half well to set the tone,” Happ said. “We try to get stops all in a row. We didn’t do it in Kansas City. When teams get momentum coming out of halftime they are hard to stop.”Men’s Basketball: Iverson steals show in Badgers win against YaleThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team, 2-0, secured a comfortable victory Sunday against last year’s bracket busting Yale Bulldogs, Read…While perimeter shooting is clearly not yet a tool in Happ’s arsenal, he has already shot outside four times this year, which is four more times than he has in any previous season. Happ has also struggled from the line; while he only shot once from the charity spot in this game his free throw percentage is an abysmal 56 percent on the year. If Happ wants to legitimately compete for national player of the year during his tenure with the Badgers, these are areas of the game that he will need to improve.Wisconsin will look to use this win as a stepping stone for defeating more challenging foes like their next opponent, the No.18 ranked Virginia Cavaliers. The Badgers need this contest to rally back and create positive momentum for the remainder of the season, especially if they don’t want to constantly be playing catch-up with other teams.
Of course, Savage gave a good capotazo to his compatriot Bale, who lives his lowest hours at Real Madrid. The white entity will try to place him once again this summer although the player already knows that he will face his departure. He receives 14.5 million euros and has a contract until 2022 and he does not intend to forgive a single euro of his salary. Robbie Savage is a Welsh midfielder who just hung up his boots at 45 years old. It played 39 parties with the selection. He retired in 2011 when he was in Derbi County. And he returned eight years later to the playing fields. It gained great notoriety due to his aggressive style of play, winning the rejection of the press and fans. In 2008, the Daily Mail newspaper claimed he was the dirtiest player in Premier League history, based on the number of yellow cards received. Nothing has been conventional in his career, and their statements are not conventional either. “Bale is the most underrated player of the last two decades”, It was dispatched in an interview on their social networks, in statements collected by Goal.com. “He has scored 105 goals in all competitions, 13 trophies, three goals in the Champions League finals, including the spectacular Chilean against Liverpool. Compare that to Zinedine Zidane’s great career, 49 goals, six trophies, that great goal against Bayer Leverkusen, which was his only goal in a Champions League final. Luis Figo, 56 goals, seven trophies and then the great Ronaldo, 104 goals and three trophies. Gareth Bale has more goals and more trophies than those three. He may be the most underrated player in the past two decades. “