4 Reasons Why Sweating is Healthy and What Happens When You Don’t

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

sweating is healthy

We often avoid sweating, other than during a workout.

It’s like it’s something of which to be ashamed.

We perspire for very important reasons and avoiding it is not a great idea; people who for some reason don’t sweat often have serious health complications.


We can take steps to mitigate the sweat aroma (but NOT with antiperspirant that not only interferes with normal sweating but it contains toxic chemicals and clogs pores.) Aluminum in antiperspirants has been associated with breast cancer, as it has been found to be an estrogen disruptor:

“Aluminium is known to have a genotoxic profile, capable of causing both DNA alterations and epigenetic effects, and this would be consistent with a potential role in breast cancer if such effects occurred in breast cells. Oestrogen is a well established influence in breast cancer and its action, dependent on intracellular receptors which function as ligand-activated zinc finger transcription factors, suggests one possible point of interference from aluminium. Results reported here demonstrate that aluminium in the form of aluminium chloride or aluminium chlorhydrate can interfere with the function of oestrogen receptors of MCF7 human breast cancer cells both in terms of ligand binding and in terms of oestrogen-regulated reporter gene expression. This adds aluminium to the increasing list of metals capable of interfering with oestrogen action and termed metalloestrogens.”[1]

Lots of natural deodorants abound, whether store-bought or homemade. Embrace being a human–feel pity for pigs and dogs who can’t sweat! Here’s why.

1. Cools Body Temperature

Sweating cools your skin when your body temperature rises. High body temperatures can occur as the result of physical exertion, outside temperature, or illness. While the rise in temperature is normal, it must be regulated so as not to get too high. People who don’t sweat or sweat very little can suffer heat exhaustion, heat stroke, headaches, or worse.

2. Detoxification

We forget that skin is the largest organ of the body. It is porous so stuff flows in and out through it. Toxins that accumulate in your body are purged through urination, defecation, and sweat via the skin.

3. Immunity

Sweating out toxins in your body supports the immune system by ridding it of pathogens. We get fevers when ill because that is the immune system’s response to kill bacteria and viruses. Sweating releases those and other types of harmful contaminants.

4. Kidney Health

Vigorous exercise is fantastic for everything having to do with health. Perspiration as the result of physical exertion may lower your risk of developing kidney stones; the salt (and toxins) that is exuded in the sweat is that much less that the kidneys have to deal with.


Remember to always stay hydrated for cell health and to prevent dehydration. And let the sweat just roll off your back.