I am writing to thank everyone who introduced the cure for my underarm odor. You see, I've had embarrassing underarm odor for most of my adult life. I am now 33 yo. I was in desperate need of help since I was tired of the whispers and rude comments associated with this embarrassing ailment. I came to Earth Clinic for a cure since I've tried all of the commercial deodorants you could think of including the clinical ones.
Right when I was at my wits end, I decided to try a natural approach and thank G)D I DID! First I reluctantly tried distilled vinegar, ACV, Coconut oil, cornstarch and milk of Magnesium under my arms which all helped slightly but it was definitely not a cure for me. Next I decided to try BAKING SODA and much to my surprise it completely eliminated my BO on contact. I couldn't believe it! All these years of being plague with underarm stench came to a screeching halt all at once. I was so in shock that I didn't wash under my arms for two whole days and I still didn't have odor; HOWEVER I began to receive a severe rash under my arms that caused painful skin irritation. I was a bit saddened at first but then I realized that there must be something I could do to prevent the BS from irritating my skin.
I recalled reading a post on Earth Clinic about using diaper rash cream for underarm odor so I decided to try it. I placed the 40% zinc ointment (Maximum Strength from Wal-Mart in the Baby Care section) under my arms (at that time I used it as a barrier for the BS), placed the BS on a sheet of tissue and then gently dabbed it on top of the zinc ointment. IT WORKED LIKE A CHARM!!! The rash began to disappear and the odor became non existent. I would also like to share that there have been times when I only put on a thin layer of zinc ointment without any problems as well. I now only add the BS if I feel I need extra protection. If I feel I need triple protection, I use a scented stick of deodorant, apply the zinc and then dab the BS on top of it. I'm telling you... this WORKS!!!!!!!!!! I've been using this regimen for almost a year now and it still works like a charm.
**Oh here's another tidbit: When you are washing under your arms in the shower, DO NOT SCRUB UNDER YOUR ARMS when Baking Soda is present. What I do is raise my arm up under the water, let the water run under my arm and then I cup my hand under my arm to catch the water. When the water fills up my cupped hand, I gently splash the water under my arms until the Baking Soda has been completely rinsed away. Then I proceed to washing under my arms as usual. This should prevent skin irritation from the the BS.
I give All thanks to God for leading me to such a wonderful site. I really hope my testimony help others. God bless everyone. I know how debilitating this ailment can be and I wish you all the best. :)
TMAU or trimethylaminuria is a genetic disorder in which the enzyme responsible for breaking down proteins in the body is unable to do so, resulting in a build up of volatile organic chemical waste, which is then excreted through sweat, saliva, urine, etc. and produces an unbearable stench. The odor is similar to rotting fish, rotten garbage, ammonia/urine, dirty feet, or feces. There is no amount of soap or perfume that can eliminate the smell. This condition comes from within the body, on a cellular level.
I have dealt with this unfortunate situation for years, and it is the absolute most humiliating experience when you don't know what the problem is, why it is happening, or how to solve the problem. Meanwhile, the general public and everyone within your radius is judging your hygiene practices and coughing around you.
I was at my wit's end, having tried EVERY deodorizing product on the market and several home remedies for foot odor. I had switched to antibacterial soaps, organic soaps, a healthier organic diet, daily foot baths, powdering my shoes, spraying my entire body with perfume, using essential oils.....and the list goes on for miles, with no success.
That is, until I read about CHLOROPHYLL as a remedy for extreme body odor and halitosis. I said to myself, "Okay this is my last resort. If this doesn't work, I may as well just give up on life and scrub toilets forever, because no one wants to be around me like this."
I have found that liquid forms of supplements tend to work faster and more effectively for me, so I purchased 2 bottles of organic LIQUID CHLOROPHYLL at the health food store. It is made from alfalfa leaves, and cost $16 for 16 ounces. I mixed 1 Tablespoon of the green liquid with a glass of water, and drank it all at once. Then I ate a sandwich. It seems to be okay to take with or without food; no side effects for me. I waited a few hours to drink another dose. I noticed the next morning that my usual stinky smell had subsided. The freshness actually lasted! I take 2 to 3 doses daily, morning, noon, and night. (That is 1 Tbsp. of chlorophyll mixed in 8 ounces of water.)
Well anyway, I am absolutely elated to tell you that this product has finally given me my confidence back; my nasty odor is gone and I can get on with my life now. If you know anyone suffering from extreme body odor, and hygiene is not the issue, I encourage you to gently mention the information in this post. They may seem offended at first, but I guarantee they will leap with joy when they've found the solution.
Thank you for reading, and good luck to your health and happiness!
I've had body odor for years now, nothing I did helped, or would help a little but never eliminated my problem completed. My odor was bad breath, underarm, and feet ...Went to doctors for years and no one could help me.....The only thing worse than body odor is the way people treat you...Just horrible, this is an isolating, debilitating condition....I bathe every night and shower every morning...and use wipes during the day...just exhausting and the odor still there ...
I went to a new dentist a few months back he told me I had a lot of decay under a filling, a cap I think...and he had to take it out and prepare for an implant....I told him I didn't feel pain and no other dentist had told me this before and didn't know it was possible to get a cavity under a filling....this was before covid....but once the pandemic hit, I was scared to leave my house, ..anyway it started to bother me so I called the dentist office, they promised me it was safe to come in, they pulled the tooth and cleaned out the decay and bacteria..the hygienists told me my gums were bleeding a little and that is a sign of early gum disease....and she told me what to do..and she cleaned my gums....anyway about a week after going to the dentist I noticed no odor...I thought that was odd...
.I didn't do anything differently in my hygiene habits except my teeth cleaner... it's been a month now and no odor!!!! Hallelujah!! ...I'm finally cured, I can't believe it, this odor problem has been from my teeth all this time, how could that be??..I don't know how?..Tthe bacteria and decay from my teeth caused my body odor?... No more bad breath, no underarm odors...all odors gone!!! ......I feel like I can finally have my life back....I luv this site and come on here all the time and wanted to post my experience and maybe this can help somebody else
Experience with homemade deodorant and clean diet for Body Odor
I had bad body odor. I started to experiment with making my own deodorant not to save money or due to the toxins they contain, (I was unaware at that time) but because I couldn't get one that I didn't have to reapply repeatedly thought the day.
I found a recipe online, there are many, added coconut oil, beeswax (had to purchase) baking soda, cornflour, and the only essential oils I had, eucalyptus and tea tree. Since then I have added bentonite clay, shea, cocoa butter, and subbed the gmo cornflour for arrowroot and tapioca starch, and bought more feminine but still antibacterial essential oils, orange blossom and rosewood is a favorite.
The first day I used my product was a work day, I was very nervous. But with one application it lasted all day. And I found I have been using too much also, you just need a smidge. I make manly scented ones for my boys, the 11 year old has suddenly started needing it, and I can definitely tell when he has forgotten to use it!
Well the last few days I have forgotten to apply after showering (3am shift starts, don't judge) and I can tell you before I would have noticed a smell by the time I got to work. So no problem, there is some in my work bag and I'd just apply at work. But then I thought I'll just see. So I went all day without deodorant. And at the end of the day there was a slight smell IF I sniffed. Not at all possible before. No way.
I realised today when reading an EC onion post that since then I have learned so much about my health, toxins in every day foods, chemicals, additives, phytates, etc, the importance of alkalising and replacing vitamins and minerals, that my diet is so much cleaner, and that is what has got rid of the body odor. I consider what I eat, eating less wheat unless soaked or genuine sourdough, avoid sugar, avoid meds, added pure salts, added ferments, enjoy kombucha, my dairy is now cultured with kefir grains for easy digestion, and I simply cook and eat more natural. Before if someone had told me I could get rid of my b.o. from changing my diet, I would have laughed and kept on eating my junk.
Blessings of health to you all in this new year.
I am so excited to be sharing with the natural community and contributing to the body of knowledge. I had been doing research for many years focusing on body odor and have tried several remedies and prescription deodorants until I did more research about the the organs and their individual connection to the human body. I realized that being healthy begins with the gut and having a healthy gut flora helps you to rid any disease. I began upping my probiotic intake as well as focusing on the urinary tract and I decided to try Cranberries.
I made fresh cranberry juice and drank a half of glass and noticed that my pungent body odor had vanished. In order to rid yourself of body odor you have to treat the underlying issue. So not only is FRESH cranberry juice good for the urinary tract, but it eliminates body odor as well!
Milk of Magnesia
It's a miracle!!! I'm an avid Earthclinic reader so when I started stinking in my armpits non-stop about 1.5 years ago I started trying the suggested remedies. I tried ACV, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, baking soda...well just about everything and nothing worked. I smelled extremely strongly of some musky scent that was overpowering. It would go into my clothes and they reeked. I finally was at my breaking point when on 2 recent occasions I had someone ride in my car and they practically were gagging and clawing their way for air - how humiliating. I had never had a BO issue and did not have to use deodorant in the past. I recently ordered a bunch of products on the internet, including Hibiclens which users said will wipe out the bacteria that causes the BO. In the meantime I tried MOM (Milk of Magnesia). I poured it in an empty roll-on container and applied it to my pits. I couldn't believe it, but after a few hours I was smell free. My clothes were smell free too! I have been using MOM when I get up and when I go to bed and it has eliminated the problem. I'm not sure if this will continue to last, but hoping it will because right now I am so happy and relieved to be smelling like a rose.
For years I tried numerous remedies and supplements like chlorophyll, apple cider vinegar and charcoal internally and externally to lessen armpit odor. I don't have bad body odor but it definitely gets worse in the summer when it's humid out. I read on here that caffeine was a big culprit and cut back on it. That helped a bit but what stopped my pits from smelling was simply switching from a teaspoon of organic brown sugar to a teaspoon of xylitol in my morning and afternoon coffee. I wasn't trying xylitol for body odor, I was trying it to keep my blood sugar in the normal range (which it does), so this is an unexpected side effect. I am very pleased.
I hope others will test this and let me know if it's the same for them.
You don't even know how hot is it living here. It is impossible for me not to sweat everyday and stink. Deos dosent work and leave stains that smells on my shirts. Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarb) is the best. It is cheap and you can buy it anywhere. The downside is that it doesn't work on polyester. I stink wearing polyester only after 2 hours with BS. So I just avoid wearing jerseys and opt for cotton instead. It also leave white stains on your clothes but it is pretty manageable since you can wash it away with only water.
I read that some people use baking soda for deodorant, so I tried it and it works great. There was some initial stinging but that went away.
After my evening shower, I dampen my left palm and sprinkle a little baking soda on it and rub my two palms together and rub the wet baking soda under each arm.
I noticed that it lasts over 24 hours as a deodorant.
I will not go into detail concerning the torture that I went through for almost 2 years searching for a cure for underarm odor. But, I will say that I tried it all!!
I wasted alot of money buying things to treat a symptom. Eventhough I thought I was pretty healthy. I eat the right things, excercise, drink water, take whole food supplements, etc. But, this smell would not go away!! To combat this issue internally. I started out with a colon cleanser that didn't do the trick. The very first day that I consumed 7 wheat grass tablets. It did the trick (My body was toxic. ) Now all that I use for deodorant is Coconut Oil, and I got my normal fresh smell back. To God be the glory!!
Body odor remedy:
Rubbing alcohol, shower with soap, rubbing alcohol
(I just poured it on a paper towel and rubbed it on)
I think that cured me. Now it is just back to soap and deodorant.
But let me give a long rant as to why I got this way as hopefully it'll help prevent you from getting in my situation.
In Arizona, my sister's boyfriend would always have a lingering smell after he used our bathroom. We would make fun of him for it (in a loving way as we were close, though I'm sure he was self-conscious of it as we all would be). I never really thought of why he had that problem until I got older as I found out he lived in a really old house...
About 10 years ago I joined the no soap, no deodorant group. It worked. Click the "Stop using soap" in the body odor page to see testimonials back from the 2000s. When I did sweat it smelled sweet, it smelled good. I'm not joking. And being vegan at the time, my bowel movements were very clean. Actually, that area had zero smell when I didn't use soap, verses when I used soap and ate meat there was a little bit of funk on my hands after cleaning that area that I couldn't get rid of no matter how much soap I used (which makes sense since soap only strips the oils off your skin, not the actual bacteria and bacterial waste that causes those smells, and by not using soap your skin builds a protective layer against all that literal crap). I just had to wait for that smell to go away on its own (but now I know rubbing alcohol was probably the answer). No longer using soap, I no longer had that problem.
It was very zen like to go into the shower and only use water to clean with (I had stopped using shampoo and shaving cream too). Trust me, I lived with people who would complain if I smelled in the slightest and they never complained.
There wasn't such a thing as soap in the caveman times, yet we all lived together somehow...
To do this no soap method, you just use friction and water. You have to allow the good bacteria colons to build up on your skin. This isn't always a guarantee so sometimes you have to use soap and start all over again. But after having to use soap once or twice, I never had to use it again once the good bacteria had taken over. While I never wore synthetic fabrics back then, I would risk it if you decide to use this method.
All this changed about 3 years ago when I went to live with my grandpa in his old house.
It was all falling apart. Being his grandson I felt compelled to help. Mold and mildew everywhere in the house. Rat shit in the garage and barn. I used a lot of bleach (unfortunately). Still, I couldn't really get it clean as it got to a point that you really needed a professional. His attic (which I couldn't walk in for my own safety as I might have fallen through) with a ton of black mold had an A/C unit with holes in it sucking in that filthy air, and he refused to pay any money to get it fixed. Whenever I found something new to clean like window curtains, all this yellow stuff would start to come out of it as I washed it. I hate to say this, I should have just left. His boys (my uncles and my dad) should have put him in a home a long time ago (he doesn't have the mental capacity to take care of himself). It wasn't fair to me to put up with these living conditions. Besides, all he bought was white bread, sugary foods, and meat to eat. So, yeah, a very unhealthy environment.
Going outside to get away from it wasn't even an option as his concrete backyard was full of all his greasy motor vehicle junk and dying tress covered in mold, algae, and slimy mushrooms. His immediate neighbors were just as bad with rotting fences full of fungus...
Anyway, I spent 3 years cleaning up his place and trying to fix his health. Pressure washing, painting, pulling up dying bushes, throwing out old food, etc. I was fine at first. The first six months wasn't an issue in regards to my health. After getting into an argument with one of his neighbor friends and my grandpa refusing to talk about it or even acknowledge what his neighbor did to me, I left. I should have stayed gone. But I originally went to my grandpa's to get away from harassment in my parent's neighborhood (I swear I'm not a troublemaker, I think it's just the issue of a bad community not wanting a good person to be in their neighborhood... the world is strange like that). After getting harassed again at my parent's neighborhood, I went back to my grandpa's as it was just one neighbor I wasn't getting along with and his sons, the only people he'll listen to, took my side in the situation as they wanted me to care of him for free...
But at about the 1.5 year mark is when weird things started to happen to my body: chapped lips (even the summer), heel cracks, a lot of body hair loss, bowel movement problems, and BO.
And my grandpa would make fun of me for all of this, but NOT in a loving way. He had some real metal/self-hatred problems. He beat his wife in the past and tried to commit suicide twice (his sons wouldn't get him any mental health help unless it was free from the government). Later, I found out my grandpa suffered from all of this health problems but he learned how to thoroughly take care of the symptoms but not the cause. And the cause seemed to be bacteria/fungus from his nasty, old house.
(I also got gray nose hairs, a long gray hair on my forearm, a lot of belly fat, and my face started to look old. But I think that had more to do with my grandfather's abusive behavior. And, yes, he made fun of me for those features as well.)
Even when describing my bowel movement problems to him, he got an evil look on his face and was able to describe the rest of my symptoms exactly cause he had/has them and was enjoyed seeing someone else suffer with it. I'm talking about being constipation for days, having to strain really hard to go (and I'm the guy who would only eat colorful fruits and vegetables and easily go in one minute), wiping to no end, and the bathroom just smelling for half an hour to an hour afterward (sorry if this is really gross for you all to read).
Now it made sense why he used the small bathroom in the house (the only one with a vent) and hosed it down with freeze, used baby wipes, and stayed in there for half an hour cleaning himself; why he always had ChapStick around; why he wore socks and used a ton of moisturizer (to prevent heel cracks); and shaved his ENTIRE body (he walked around naked in the house more than once...). But I never really figured out what he did for his armpits besides shave his pits.
But I thought I fixed my BO problem by just starting to use soap and deodorant (I use the stuff you'll find at a health food store as the typical deodorant has a chemical smell I can't stand).
(I think I screwed up when going no soap, no deodorant at his house cause I would use his head and shoulder on the essential areas as "insurance" but apparently soap removes your acid mantle and your protect oils. Still, I never had such a horrible smell problem with no soap, no deodorant until I started living at his house. One day, it had a VERY slight sour milk smell to it. I knew something wasn't right with my body. Later, on a holiday of all day, I wore a shirt, that I thought was all cotton, with some synthetic fibers outside while bringing food in from the neighbors. It wasn't a good situation.)
My grandfather passed recently. After moving back with my parents a few months before that, everything fixed itself for the most part up. My heel cracks went away on their own (even though I still wear sandals all the time), my chapped lips went away, my bowel movements went to back normal after three months (more on this later), and, like I said, I had fixed my BO problem back at my grandpa's (so I thought...)
While my bowel movements got better at my parent's apartment, it didn't completely go back to normal (a horrible smells that lingered for about 30 minutes even with the vents on) until I started working at a warehouse. I had to walk for about 10 hours a day (cardio stimulates your immune system which 80% is in your gut), got sick the first week and got put on an antibiotic, and I took Saccharomyces boulardii (a yeast probiotic that fights candida, SIBO, and FIBO).
Personally, I think I had an overgrow (either fungal or bacterial) into my small intestine which blocked my bile from being reabsorbed. Bile kills off bacteria (not all or else it would naturally take care of your SIBO problem for you) and makes your poop slimy and greasy, so that's probably why my poop was hard to pass and smelled so bad: your poop it supposed to have live bacteria in it not dead bacteria. It's hard to say what worked the best, but I would guess it was the antibiotic first, then the special probiotic, and then the cardio.
Basically, my system needed a kick start to get my system back to normal (as I definitely didn't want to wait another 1.5 years for digestive health/bacteria to change again).
So that finally brings me back to my body odor problem.
Like my digestive problems, I needed a kick start to help get rid of all the bacterial colonies that was there from that nasty house.
This battle against bad bacteria is something I learned about in my no soap days, and apparently normal soap alone wasn't strong enough to kill whatever I got.
While soap and deodorant seemed to work, if I really dug my finger into my armpit, I would definitely get a smell. Not straight up BO, but it was a funk. On Christmas day of all days, my mom is yelling at me (needlessly) to hurry up as I'm getting out of my shower and I yell back forgetting to put on deodorant in the rush. Then I decided to wear that polyester shirt my dad gave me cause it looked really nice with my new jacket that is very tight on me (but it was pretty much a warm day for being Christmas cause we live in Texas) and I haven't had a BO problem in a long time and my sister keeps her house cold. But I ended up being outside for a long time and I was later stuck at my sister's house all day while smelling. :(
I knew I had to fix this. Like my bowel movement problem, I needed a little bit of help. Rubbing alcohol was the first thing I tried. The smell got really intense, both the alcohol and the BO, so I knew something was happening. Then I took shower. Did the alcohol again but this time no smell at all. The next day after returning back to my normal routine (same soap and same shampoo), I really rubbed my finger into my armpit and smelled it. This time, no smell whatsoever. I also noticed that the slight tannish stains in my armpit were gone (got them after using a coconut oil based deodorant, pretty sure it had absolutely nothing to do with the smell problem though).
So that's basically it.
But this is the real reason I got in this situation:
I feel like a lot of my major problems in life (health, relationships, finances, etc.) came from not respecting myself and not sticking to my principles. Because if I had I wouldn't be in those bad situations to begin with. Lord knows that I would have never of stayed in such a nasty house if it wasn't for my grandpa. While it might have been noble of me to stay with and help him, I should have drawn the line when he showed his true colors. I see this same pattern in my life over and over again.
Not only did my grandpa become abusive to me when I came back, the rest of the family when from having an excellent opinion of me cause I was taking care of him and wanting to be my friend to hating and making fun of me (even though I hadn't changed as a person at all).
Just about every major problem I had could have been prevented if I didn't ignore people's bad behavior. Instead, I would justify it by saying he's my grandpa or parents and I have to do this or that despite the bad feeling it gave me and intuitively knowing the situation is wrong.
You don't need to know if the person is a narcissist or whatever, you just need to know that this behavior shouldn't be tolerated and do what you gotta do. And if you can't leave the situation, then start making on plans to leave the situation. Don't try to change or reason with the person, that's not your job.
I did turn to the rest of my family for help, but they encouraged me to put up with his bad behavior cause "he's going to die pretty soon and he'll probably leave you a lot of money for everything you've done for him." When he passed, he didn't leave me a cent. Yeah, he did pay me while living with him, but just the bare minimum so I could cover my bills so I couldn't save up money to leave. Even if he did leave me a lot of money, it still wouldn't have been worth it. There isn't a price you can put on your dignity.
Unfortunately, I'm starting to realize that the people who encouraged me to stay with my abusive grandpa don't really have my best interest at heart and are abusive to me in their own ways.
By the way, since leaving my grandpa's abusive house (I did it a few months before he passed away) I lost my belly, my nose hairs are no longer gray, and my face looks a lot younger. I could even watch that one hair on my forearm have color grow back in from the root since the day I left (I think my mom's blackberries did the trick).
I never wished my grandpa ill will, and I still don't. But you gotta know when to let people go.
For a deodorant try a bit of bicarb of soda (baking soda). It is stupendous. It just cuts out odor like nobody's business.
Apple Cider Vinegar
I switched to more natural soaps and the deodorants without aluminum and so many chemicals since those irritated my skin, and was using them with success for at least 1 1/2 years. However, I started having problems after I started a new job. I do not know whether it was stress, diet, different clothing fabrics, or some other factor. I started getting recurring rashes on my armpits so at first I thought my deodorant was contaminated, but buying new ones did not help. I suspected moisture was a factor, probably causing excess bacteria or fungus growth. The aluminum-free deodorants do not stop moisture, but that was not causing a problem before. Eventually odor was also getting hard to control also, like never before. I even switched back to an aluminum anti-perspirant and a deodorant soap, but that was not helping.
I turned to this site (of course) for a deodorant remedy after deodorants were no longer effective and started using ACV with "The Mother" about a month ago. I use a cotton round to apply ACV in the morning, keep it on for a while, then rinse it off in the shower. I often use it before bedtime too and just leave it on, especially when I was trying to heal the rashes, which ACV probably only helped to heal and did not irritate at all. I also do not rinse it off if I am just staying home.
The vinegar smell is very strong at first, but it fades after it dries and with time, or after rinsing. Now I have no more odor problems as long as I keep up with it daily. I also do not have a problem with rashes anymore. I have not used soap or deodorant on my armpits at all since I started doing this. What I love about ACV is that it is not messy, there is no residue, and it is great for the skin! I even use it after hair removal (I use an epilator), but I see others saying the opposite, so be careful.
Even though the vinegar smell fades, I can still smell ACV a little bit up close. It is not a bad smell (and no odor most importantly), but I am always a little self-conscious wondering whether others can ever smell any vinegar on me up close. My husband does not notice it, but he does not have the greatest sense of smell either. He does hate the smell though when I first apply it of course! Either way, there have been too many benefits, so I am sticking with this as long as it keeps working!
Okay...I get severe body odor and I am a vegetarian! I take acidophilus daily, zinc and cal&Mag vitamin, so far I stay away from onions and garlic and I eat a well balanced diet. The best thing that worked for me was zinc. At least 25 mg. I suffered my whole teenage,20's and early 30's with this problem. Drysol worked for sweating but not odor. Now I am pregnant and it is worse! But unable to take all those vits...I bath and wear double t-shirts. It is rough, hard and depressing. But I stay strong and remind myself it is almost over after baby born. Good luck and stay positive.
Severe Body Odor
long story short , why does my body smell any suggestion would really help , remedies , medicine anything ... here is what I know so far
people thing I'm stupid , because I smell like Shht. they comment all the time ever since I was a child. Yet I am not able to smell my self but am 100% sure I smell. child hood experience , a kid suggested to the class it smell bad, middle school.. High School year , people suggested , it smell like Shht .. I was fat as a kid , I did take showers. I ate alot of process food as a kid, in middle school I became aware of this stench but it was a real toll on my mental strength , grew up anti social because of this , miss most of my school activities , did not do things most kids /teens get to do in life .. had real true friends who stick to me even when people commented how it smell / how someone needs to take a shower / how it smells funky ect .. now I need some help . I want to eliminate this for good .. I want to get my life together but can't seem to ..
questions I need answers to ...
why does a hobo who doesn't shower not smell as bad as me . I pass through homeless people with no sign of a hard core stench that my body seems to emit . also I have realize that it reaches a very long distance like 30 - 40 ft . I have verified it as one time as I was crossing the stop lights. I took no more than two steps and the people in the opposite direction where already coughing ..
question two , I know what we can't smell our self , the same way we can't smell our bad breath . so why is it that I can't smell myself >? not even a little hint as to what people had to suffer through .
question three , I take showers, very long ones , scrubbing the rear end of my tush and my hole body . at the end of my shower I am able to smell the fragrance of the shampoo. I leave the shower smelling like head and shoulders to my nose but the moment I go outside to see if the smells is gone , but not ever one minute goes by that a person walking by goes with out coughing. ill go to stores having people cough , every where I go its all you'll see , people reacting to my body odor .
This has literally ruined all my chances in life , my desire to go to college which I am trying to be toughen up mentally , after high school took 2 years off to get myself mentally ready and hoped that it worred off as I thought it might be some sort of puberty body hormonal change . Yet nothing..
I have change my diet, stop any intake of process food for as much as I can remember , started implementing some good eating habbits, like now I am not as chubby as I was once before , I use to weight 180 now at 143lbs. my diet consist mostly of whole grain rice , beans , some vegetable here and there, 95% consume nothing but water. I have taken probiotic , as I thought it might have to do something with my body flora as I never did take care of myself as a child eating nothing but sugary sweet which lead to me being over weight.
I have taken: chloryphill tablets, charcoal tablets, garden of life probiotics, zinc
I feel fine, have never gone to the doctor do to financial reasons and due to the fact I have no health care.
I have checked for many reason as to why this can help it , I did some of my homework ,
1st Theory (TmAu) : http://www.meboresearch.org/bodyodor.html
2nd theory (Leaky Gut) : http://www.ibsgroup.org/forums/topic/92645-fecal-body-odor-causes-and-possible-cure/
3rd Theory (Candida / Fungus):http://voices.yahoo.com/bacteria-inside-body-causes-body-odor-6392506.html?cat=70
Please, I have tried many things and I need some advice from the geniuses on these forums, I want to change my life, I don't know what being normal is. I have good friends who I owe my life to . never slightly once made a bad remark about my odor , and my family who beleives that I am clue less about it. I try no to worry them, I make it seem as if I don't know , I have mental scars that have help me handle some bad remarks from people so it doesn't hurt as much when I hear some harsh comments. I am very gratefull to have a job , but people are always people , and will always be curious as to why is there an odd person who don't say much , but always stinks up the place, now I will leave it in the hands of faith, and hopefully someone in these forums can help me understand why???? if not than ill do as I have always done and put on my mask, my fake smile and live my life as best as I can knowingly know I smell offensive yet to the eyes not give a single hint that I am aware as I don't react to the smell as others .. my the blessing of your god thank you .......
I JUST HOPE ONE DAY WILL COME WHEN I CAN FINALLY FEEL NORMAL..