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  • tarek
    started a topic Body odor.

    Body odor.

    I've really been reaping the benefits of PB/Paleo-styled eating since I started a year ago -- more energy, building muscle easier, etc. The only thing that's been bothering me lately is body odor. It's not unbearable or anything, but it's definitely noticeable, even within a few hours after showering. I only use natural soaps, and I definitely don't overdo them. I've tried using coconut oil topically, as well as various natural deodorants (including salt crystals), but they're not very effective. The only thing that made a noticeable difference was drinking wheat grass juice, but again, it wasn't 100% effective. I'd love to continue doing that, but it's a little pricey. I've seriously cut back on garlic, cumin, and onions; I eat them maybe once a week at most. Here's what I eat in a day (usually a little more if I workout):

    -Breakfast: 3 eggs cooked in butter with 1/2 avocado, 1/2 pound of ground beef/lamb/bison, 1/2 cup of coconut milk

    -Snack: 40g of 85% dark chocolate

    -Dinner: around 1 pound of meat (usually beef, a little more if I've worked out), 1-2 medium potatoes (if I've worked out), 1 cup of blueberries in coconut milk

    I occasionally have poultry, but not too often, as I'm not really a fan of it. I would eat more fish, but it's pricey, and I'm trying to put on muscle, so red meat usually wins. As far as spices/oils go, I use the following almost daily: butter, olive oil, coconut oil, rosemary, thyme, sage, marjoram, basil, oregano, black pepper, cinnamon, and sea salt. I drink coffee two or three times a week AT MOST. I've read on a lot of natural health sites that red meat and eggs both cause body odor, but I don't know what to make of that. Any suggestions/ideas?

    Thanks guys!

  • Kasey
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    I think you guys will find this video helpful. It explains why you are seeing an increase in body odor from your diet.

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  • OnTheBayou
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    Years ago I had a roommate that would smell an hour out of the shower. We, his friends, used to think it was because of his diet, meat and beer, pretty much. Little did we know he was Paleo, ha ha.....

    OTOH, I can goes four, five days within which I will ride my bike, sweat plenty, and still not smell. Really. No one has ever alerted me that I need a shower, and I do self monitoring. I usually take a shower more on the line of I should, not that I have to. I attribute this to my low carb unwanted celibacy. Or something.

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  • OnTheBayou
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    Originally posted by goalsz8 View Post
    Since the OP is eating almost all protein and fat (seeing no veg or fruits) he is probably in ketosis 24/7. Ketosis causes bad breath and body odor. Drinking more water to help flush the ketones will help. Some recommend brushing your skin also, although that's more for toxin release. You might want to add some nice greens to your diet for the cleansing effect?
    Originally posted by goalsz8 View Post
    Since the OP is eating almost all protein and fat (seeing no veg or fruits) he is probably in ketosis 24/7. Ketosis causes bad breath and body odor. Drinking more water to help flush the ketones will help. Some recommend brushing your skin also, although that's more for toxin release. You might want to add some nice greens to your diet for the cleansing effect?
    Toxin release? Cleansing vegetables? Please.................

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  • spicegirl
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    I can't find an old post I made about natural deodorant, but somome people mentioned that the type of soap they use made a difference. I can't remember all of the brands, but Kiss My Face Olive Oil soap might be one of them.

    Also, why not try one thing at a time and see what works (or maybe one outer thing and one inner thing). Maybe Chlorphyll or Spirulina internally and a new soap or vinegar wipe or something outside.

    Good luck!

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  • IndyMike
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    I tried the baking soda and it tore up the skin in my pits for weeks. Maybe the coconut oil / baking soda mix might work better, but I was painfully raw and sore. And it didn't hurt at all putting it on.

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  • thaijinx
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    I'm smelly after getting out of the shower. No idea why, and it isn't because of what I eat, Paleo or otherwise... As I've gotten older, I've gotten more smelly.

    I'm not a fan of deo. The herbal ones don't work, and the others contain aluminium. The ONLY thing that works for me, and it really DOES work, is Sodium Bicarb. I rub a bit under my arms after a shower (so pits still wet) and I don't smell at all, all day. I've heard people say that it can 'rub' a bit, because it's granular, but I've not experienced that.

    I am so happy to have finally found something that works.

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  • sezzajezza84
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    A guy I know dated a runway model for a while, apparently her and all the other models would take spirulina to keep BO at bay so they wouldn't stink up the samples they had to wear *shrug*

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  • Deonte
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    Body odor smells due to this that water level of our body down to wards and we don't drink much to fill up the water level of our body.Body odor also come from our breath that in our metabolism its occur to diagnose the food and in this action gases make which are contains the smelly toxins and the came out from our breath and sweat.Its also because cause we didn't not clean our body so well and not use beauty soap or shampoo.

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  • NZ primal Gwamma
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    Originally posted by Fernaldo View Post
    I wasn't referring to anti-perspirant. Deodorant doesn't hinder or block sweat.
    No it possibly doesn't hinder or block sweat, however the chemicals used in some deoderants cant be good for that or any area of the body. And when the pores are open from heat/sweating, said chemicals could possibly enter the body this way.
    Anyway I choose not to use deodorant or anti-perspirant, and I do wonder if there is a correlation between some lymph node issues and the use of underarm products ????

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  • Fernaldo
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    Originally posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
    I am NOT a fan of any deoderant under the pits ! Alot of people have terrible issues with lumph nodes under the arms, and blocking or hindering the flow of perspiration from this area can't be good for the body.
    I have asked my friends and family if I smell, and it hasn't been a problem as yet. Althou DH has commented on my breath a couple of times. I am sure its keto breath that he is smelling ! yay .... Anyways thats just my opinion
    I wasn't referring to anti-perspirant. Deodorant doesn't hinder or block sweat.

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  • NZ primal Gwamma
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    I am NOT a fan of any deoderant under the pits ! Alot of people have terrible issues with lumph nodes under the arms, and blocking or hindering the flow of perspiration from this area can't be good for the body.
    I have asked my friends and family if I smell, and it hasn't been a problem as yet. Althou DH has commented on my breath a couple of times. I am sure its keto breath that he is smelling ! yay .... Anyways thats just my opinion

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  • snoops
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    Well I am a woman and already shave my pits. I use deoderant! And it was not just my sense of smell getting better. I live in Texas and after walking my dog, riding my bike and going to the gym - the deoderant didn't stand a chance. At any rate I believe it was detox and as I said in my post - ITS GONE I did the dog and the gym and the bike today and voila no bad smell - sweaty smell yes but not rank like it has been.

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  • TorMag
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    Originally posted by Fernaldo View Post
    Or, and stick with me here, you could use deodorant. I know, that's crazy talk.
    LMAO...... I was trying to figure out which chapter in the book Mark says not to use soap and deodorant.... I might have missed it, but I don't think this is a Grok renactment group...

    All kidding aside, I have noticed that my sense of smell has gotten much better since going Primal, could just be that you are noticing your own smell more. I would ask a trusted friend or two is you stink.

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  • Fernaldo
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    Or, and stick with me here, you could use deodorant. I know, that's crazy talk.

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