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Re: Body odor, my struggle and search for a cure
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Re: Body odor, my struggle and search for a cure

Hi #95829,


I'm sorry to hear of your heart-wrenching battle with body odor.  It seems to me that you are taking so many supplements that are hurting your stomach, producing hard stools with painful bowel movements, and that you are still not odor-free.  I wonder just how long your digestive system can tolerate all this before it gets chronically ill.  Not to mention that you must be spending a fortune on all these supplements unnecessarily; this would be worth the money if indeed you were seeing lasting results, but it sounds like you’re not getting the desired result.  


It is obvious that you do not have a hygiene problem and that whatever toxins are causing you to smell is in your blood and your body is trying to clean it out through your pores with your sweat.  When you get in a nervous-producing situation or when you work out, you tend to sweat more, thus increasing your odor.  Even if you don’t sweat profusely at time, your body still sweats a little so the odor would always be present if you indeed your blood is too acidic or too alkaline.  Perhaps it would help you better to be tested for metabolic disorders, like TMAU, and to have an amino acid profile done to see how your body breaks down protein.    


If you do have a metabolic disorder like TMAU, then your body would be too alkaline; but if instead you have aminoaciduria (protein in the urine) it could be an indication of a metabolic disorder or liver or renal disorders, etc., and your body may instead be too acidic.  In either case, being too acidic or too alkaline is an unhealthy state, and your body tries to clean itself out by secreting the toxins through your sweat, saliva, urine, etc.  

That’s why it’s good to be tested for these disorders first, to see what your particular case is, so you can adjust your diet and supplements accordingly.  These usually only require a urine and possibly a blood test.  


Usually, a lot of the body-building supplements are very high in protein and choline, and if your body does not metabolize proteins or choline well, then you could be creating a very acidic or alkaline state in your body.  Ask your doctor to do a blood and urine amino acid profile.  You can search the internet using the terms


 “body odor” + “amino acids”


and you’ll get websites that quote these words in the article.  


If you decrease your protein intake for a while, such as meats and your high-protein supplements, and replace them with vegetables and pastas or rice, and plenty of fruits, you can check to see if your odor diminishes.  Remember that even after you change your diet, your body will try to clean itself out of the already existing toxins in your blood through your sweat, so you might smell even more at first, until the toxic state is out of your system.  Then, hopefully, your odor level will decrease significantly afterwards.


Instead of taking oral stool softeners that may be causing your stomach aches, why don’t you buy castor oil at your local pharmacy (it’s very inexpensive) and rub it on your lower abdomen at night before going to sleep.  Be careful because it may eventually produce diarrhea the following morning, so test it out slowly and carefully.  Castor oil would not hurt your stomach because you don’t take it orally, but rather rub it on your skin instead.  You probably need to eat more fruits and vegetables to replace your stool softener, so that your stool won’t be so hard, and so your stomach doesn’t hurt you anymore.  Remember that your intestines do need to have at least one tablespoon of oil a day, or the equivalent in food contents, for healthy intestinal movement.  Olive oil is very healthy and tasty with foods.      


You might want to also test for TMAU (trimethylaminuria) if you see that the low-protein regimen doesn’t work after a month or two.  The National Institute of Health has a very specific diet and supplement regimen that controls body odor produced by TMAU.  See their website, go to Gene Reviews, Trimethylaminuria, scroll down to Treatment of Manifestations, you’ll get the exact dosage and length of time of treatment to get rid of the extreme odor that is emitted the skin, breath, urine, saliva, and any other secretions.  It consists of the following: 


  1. Low choline diet:  According to the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences USA 1998, the adequate daily intake of choline is 550 mg for males and 425mg for females for adults.  (See the 11-page USDA Database for the Choline Content of Common Foods chart published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. )


  1. Activated charcoal: 700 mg twice daily for 10 days. (see )  (See my recent posting entitled Fecal breath, fecal body odor, and activated charcoal.)


  1. copper chlorophyllin: 60 mg three times a day after meals for 3 weeks (see )


  1. Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): 30-40 mg, three to five times a day with food to enhance the function of whatever FM03 your liver might still be producing. ( )


  1. a short course of antibiotics, NEOMYCIN, AMOXICILLIN, OR METRONIDAZOLE to modulate or reduce the activity of gut microflora, thus suppressing the production of trimethylamine (TMA)  (You may not need these)


  1. Laxatives, such as lactulose, to decrease intestinal transit time may also reduce the amount of TMA produced in the gut  (since you’ve been using these resulting in stomach aches, then try the castor oil rub, and eat fruits and vegetables instead)


  1. Replace the lactobacilli, also called the “friendly bacteria”, (L. acidophilus, and L. rhamnosus, B. lactis, Steptococcus thermophilus, and/or L. Bulgaricus) after cleaning out gut (recommended by The Trimethylaminuria Foundation in N.Y., based on other professional sources).  MAKE SURE YOU GET THE LIVE ONES that have to be refrigerated at all times or the friendly bacteria dies.  You might find these at your local health food store.


  1. use soaps and body lotions with a pH factor of 5.5 to 6.5. Trimethylamine is a strong base/alkaline (pH 9.8) that needs to be brought back down to a normal skin pH of 5.5 – 6.5. (I recommend Olay Daily Facials Clarity Daily Scrub for face and underarms and Olay Daily Purifying Body Wash, which contain sea salts for the rest of your body

You can probably be able to start the low-protein and the low-choline diets together, and slowly re-introduce new foods after your odor goes away in a month or two to see which foods trigger the odor.  Usually, after your body is cleansed out from all the smelly toxins, it's much easier to remove the odor producing toxins that you got with only a meal or two - especially after a good intestinal cleansing the the deoderizing supplements - charchoal and chlorophyllin.  Remember to always replace the "friendly bacteria", acidophylus after each intestinal cleansing.

I really believe that your goal should be to have a healthy, pain-free digestive system, to neutralize your skin and body pH to 5.5 or 6.5, to have a well-balanced diet, AND STILL BE ODOR FREE!  This whole process SHOULD NOT BE EXPENSIVE AT ALL (except for some of the diagnostic testing). 

Best of luck, keep in touch,



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