[Original Subject: An embarrassing problem]
I sweat profusely. I mean my shirt will be soaking wet with sweat after even just a little bit of exercise, like climbing a few flights of stairs. As a result, my girlfriend says, I have awful body odor. She describes me as “hen you sao wei” after I sweat, which is usually every night in Taiwan, and most of every day.
I have never known anyone else who sweats as much as I do. People ask me if I’m OK, or who poured a bucket of water over my head. I kid you not. I shower 2 or 3 times a day, but that only takes care of things for an hour or two. I use air conditioning, but still manage to sweat rather easily. My g/f says she has yet to smell a brand of deodorant that fully works on me (though she’s certain it’s not the notorious “fox stench” some people get). She says my body is “like a human heater” at night in bed. She can’t touch me when I’m deeply sleeping. I’ll soak the bedsheets and give off enough heat to make her think the a/c isn’t even on!
What is wrong with me, and what can I do about it? I have always had a very high metabolism, and am quite energetic and easily impassioned. I presently plan my diet around having the most energy – lots of protein. I’m wondering if I went vegetarian and cut out all diary, meat, garlic, onions, and other spices from my diet, if that would make a difference in the amount I sweat or how much BO I have. Would it help to fill my diet with fruits that Chinese medicine describes as “cold”? Any advice would be helpful. No wisecracks, please. It’s a rather embarrassing problem, that sometimes has me and my g/f at our wits’ end.