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  Body Odor  
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Body odor is the result of one or a combination of various causes such as perspiration, irregularities in digestion and other intestinal problems, organ and metabolic malfunctions, infections, and emotional stress.

Perspiration is the most common culprit of body odor. The body perspires to cool the skin and to release wastes and toxins from the blood. The body also perspires as a natural reaction to nervous stress. When perspiration and skin oils react with the bacteria that are typically present on the skin, the result is a rancid or acrid odor.


Signs, symptoms & indicators of Body Odor:
Symptoms - Metabolic  Foot odor/sweating

  Absence of foot odor/sweating

Symptoms - Skin - General

  Absence of body odor

Risk factors for Body Odor:
Cell Salts  Cell Salt, Kali Phos Need
  Cell Salt, Silica Need

Environment / Toxicity

  General Detoxification Requirement
 Cases of severe body odor have been resolved with water fasting and a healthier diet.One such case is described in an older book, The Miracle of Fasting by Paul Bragg.


  Zinc Requirement
 If you have body odor, try taking zinc. Studies have shown that taking 30-50mg daily will dramatically reduce certain body odors, although less may be needed. Zinc may also reduce perspiration and sweaty feet.

Organ Health

  Liver Detoxification / Support Requirement
  Kidney Weakness / Disease

Recommendations for Body Odor:
Botanical  Chlorella / Algae Products
 Chlorella is an excellent and concentrated source of chlorophyll.


 Chlorophyll is one of many green foods that has been used in folk medicine to freshen breath and eliminate body odors. One or two chlorophyll tablets, chlorophyll liquid or other chlorophyll containing products should be taken with each meal to see if it acts as a deodorizer for you.


 See the link between Body Odor and Zinc.


 A unique herbal deodorant exists that is free of aluminum and other harsh chemicals, yet so effective that just one application can eliminate perspiration odor for days without the need to reapply even after showering. This product is available from most health food stores. Lavilin makes a foot deodorant also. Ingredients: zinc oxide, petroleum jelly, talc, potato starch, calendula oil, arnica oil, vitamin E, ascorbyl palmitate, citric acid, natural fragrance.

Weak or unproven link
Strong or generally accepted link
Strongly counter-indicative
May do some good
Likely to help
Highly recommended