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Body Odor Can Tell a Lot About You

The odor that our body produce is a toxic smell made by the fermentation or putrefaction processes that occur when we eat refined, processed, and animal products.

Sweat is odorless and that awful smell actually comes from the process mentioned above.

The odor is caused by bacteria in our armpits, and on the scalp, near hair follicles and on the groin area. When sweat comes in contact with these bacteria, odor is produced.

That means our body doesn’t stink naturally, it is bacteria’s fault. Even then, the smell of your body doesn’t always stink, that only happens if we eat processed and refined food, including meat.

Of course, not all the people smell the same, and some types of smell can show us some health problems.

For example, if you suffer from a kidney or liver disorder, your sweat may smell like bleach. On the other hand, diabetics often have fruity-like body odor.

Trimethylaminuria is a rare, genetic disorder and people who suffer from it have a fish-like smell.

There is also division onto women and men body odor. According to a study conducted in Geneva, Switzerland, women’s body odor has an onion-like smell while men’s odor has a cheesy smell.

We all know how embarrassing can wet spots on our clothing can be. Especially if we are on a job interview or a romantic date. But, there are some things you can do if you find yourself in this kind of situation.

Try not using antibacterial soaps since besides bacterias these soaps can kill human cells too. As for the antiperspirants goes, there are some studies that show how these products increase the risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease. There are better ways to reduce body odor.

Baking soda – Use wet baking soda on your armpits while showering and rinse them. After that, you can proceed to the regular shower routine.

Try extra virgin coconut on the skin – There is lauric acid in this product and it is an antibacterial agent.

Diet change – Try avoiding red meat, processed food, and sugar. Food without fiber can also cause a bad smell.
So, eat greens, fresh fruits, veggies and herbs like rosemary, oregano or parsley.

Use a Chlorella – supplement and probiotics since Chlorella eliminates odors and freshens breath.

Lemon juice instead of deodorant – Lemon juice can stop the growth of microorganisms, but if you use too much of it, it can cause burns or redness.