Foods affecting body odor question

Foods affecting body odor question

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cambece

Peabody, MA

#1 Oct 18, 2006
I always hear about vegetarians/vegans being able to smell an odor meat eaters and/or cheese eaters give off. Does anyone know if foods really affect the odors our bodies emit?(excluding passing gas, by odor I'm talking about what comes out of our pores.) Is it possible to say drink a lot of jasmine tea were the scent starts coming out of the pores?

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ivan - Malta

Malta

#2 Dec 21, 2006
Yes it is scientifically proven that food, much more spices if a person does not have a shower or hygiene properly he can actually smell the food he has eaten
adrienne

Milpitas, CA

#3 Jan 19, 2007
I have a sulfur smell coming out of my pores. Have anyone ever heard of this?
George Cuchural MD

Marlborough, MA

#4 Sep 27, 2007
Check out trimethylaminuria as a possible cause. See citation below

Scientists discovered the gene implicated in trimethylaminuria in 1997. Located on the end of a chromosome, it encodes one of a series of enzymes called flavin monooxygenases (FMOs). Researchers suspect that these enzymes' most important role is in eliminating environmental toxins from the body. The enzyme known as FMO3, for example, helps break down diet-derived nitrogen-containing compounds, including trimethylamine, and possibly drugs containing nitrogen, sulfur, and phosphorus.

The gene for FMO3 can suffer from any of about 10 different mutations. Most people showing symptoms of trimethylaminuria have inherited two mutated copies of the gene. Scientists suggest that the variety of genetic mutations might explain differences in the timing of disease onset and how strong the odor is.

Environmental factors may also play a role. Some types of bacteria that people have in their guts might produce more trimethylaminuria than other types, speculates Paul V. Fennessey, a pharmacologist at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. Alternatively, if the enzyme that breaks down trimethylaminuria is just barely keeping up, sudden increases in the amount of trimethylamine eaten or produced in the body could trigger symptoms, he adds.

Animal studies have provided evidence that a compound known as indole-3-carbinol, found in broccoli and other dark green vegetables, blocks the function of the enzyme system that breaks down trimethylamine, says David E. Williams, a molecular toxicologist at Oregon State University in Corvallis. If this holds true in people, avoiding broccoli and other leafy greens, in addition to limiting protein intake, might help reduce odor problems, he says.

Some studies have suggested that people who carry only one copy of a mutated gene may be susceptible to transient fish-odor attacks during periods of stress or after eating foods that contain large amounts of trimethylamine or its chemical precursors, says Stephen C. Mitchell of the Imperial College School of Medicine. Doctors can use this observation to identify carriers of the mutated gene. When they receive a high dose of choline, people with at least one copy of a mutated gene for FMO3 excrete high levels of smelly trimethylamine in their urine. This test is also used to diagnose trimethylaminuria.
Ron in Florida

Pinellas Park, FL

#5 Dec 13, 2007
I don't know what to do about this problem of TMAU trimethylaminuria. I have tried to get tested, it is hard to get tested unless you have the test done right at theclinic doing the testing. Sending a sample in dryice all the way to Canada spoiled before anyone got the package. I know this is what I have people try to be anonomus about their comments like "What is that fishorder, and where the hell is it coming from"! People think they are doing you a favor by talking like this I don't think so, If they don't have this smell who cares right? I have lost a job, freinds and self esteem over this fishy smell! What do you do when you have the plague?
Politics_101

Haverhill, MA

#6 Feb 8, 2008
Ron,
You may want to go to Trimethylaminuria ยท Support Group at yahoo for help from people that have TMAU.
renee

Wellesley Hills, MA

#7 Jun 3, 2008
adrienne wrote:
I have a sulfur smell coming out of my pores. Have anyone ever heard of this?
I have had a similar situation in the past. It would come and go and the degree of the odor would also vary. I started detoxing more often which seems to have helped but i still have recurring issues with body odor. I hope to figure out a solution soon which i will happily share with you.
renee

Wellesley Hills, MA

#8 Jun 3, 2008
I have had a similar situation in the past. It would come and go and the degree of odor would vary also. I started detoxing more often which seems to have helped but i still have recurrung issue with body odor. I hope to figure out a solution soon which I will happily share with you.
michelle

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Jul 6, 2008
adrienne wrote:
I have a sulfur smell coming out of my pores. Have anyone ever heard of this?
yes, TMAU aka fishy odor syndrome there is a yahoo group all about it
Renee

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Sep 17, 2008
Actually, my cousin had this, figured out that eating fish causes this problem, she stopped eating all types of fish. And now she doesnt smell fishy any more! Try it!
eve

UK

#11 Sep 19, 2008
Ron in Florida wrote:
I don't know what to do about this problem of TMAU trimethylaminuria. I have tried to get tested, it is hard to get tested unless you have the test done right at theclinic doing the testing. Sending a sample in dryice all the way to Canada spoiled before anyone got the package. I know this is what I have people try to be anonomus about their comments like "What is that fishorder, and where the hell is it coming from"! People think they are doing you a favor by talking like this I don't think so, If they don't have this smell who cares right? I have lost a job, freinds and self esteem over this fishy smell! What do you do when you have the plague?
yes some people are cruel if they had to live every day with tmau and put up with people talkin about them excluding them and it affects every aspect of u personal proffesional and social life and there is nothing that u can do about it then they wouldnt find it funny at all i am goin through exactly same thing av livd with it for 17 years and still havent been diagnosed i had 1 test last year in london but alas they didnt even give me my results but there is help out there so keep tryin i know it feels like u r the only one in the world that is goin through it but u r not alone and as for the official total of 600 sufferers of tmau thats rubbish how many more r there out ther that have gone through their lives like us without a diagnosis dont let people get u down and dont let u doctor brush u off and tell u its all in u head like mine did i am still tryin to get help and havent given up yet
old lady k

Radcliff, KY

#12 Sep 28, 2008
i 60yrs old have suffered with this cruel condition entire life. have heard the snide remarks,had notes left on desk& lockers.scrubbed with everything from babysoap to MrClean.Used every personal hygeine product there is.lost men,jobs,friends.cant even go to church.my own mother didnt understand. only heard of tmau last 2-3yrs. will go to heaven, already in hell.
april

Evans, GA

#13 Oct 17, 2008
adrienne wrote:
I have a sulfur smell coming out of my pores. Have anyone ever heard of this?
yes I do also in the past 3 months so I asked someone that knows about chemicals and the first thing he asked me was how long have you lived in your house ,I said 2 months, he said has the house been empty for a while and do you have metal,copper or pvc piping ,I said pvc and yes the house has been empty for 2 years, he said when no water runs through pvc it forms a chemical in it called sulfa therefore you are drinking it and it is coming out of your pores also my dogs drank this same water and they smell like it. I do not know if what that man said is true it made sense to me it was from a water source, I moved out of the house ,He also said it will take time to work out of my system . If anyone knows anything different please email me @ [email protected] Thanks, April
Echacka

Reston, VA

#14 Oct 19, 2008
According to a TMAU expert, about 1% of the population could be 'at risk' of TMAU (at least transiently). Personally I think TMAU is just one metabolic odor problem and may be a bit of a red herring (pardon the pun), and not that many are just true 'fish odor syndrome' cases. I think it's temporarily all the medical system will offer as a 'diagnosis' until they really investigate the problem. No-one is interested or looked into the problem in an open-minded fresh manner. I reckon it's more likely FMO3-based body odor but it's part of a syndrome.

The main problem is that the medical system and society aren't aware of metabolic odor problems at a political/media/medical level, and yet most people seem to know someone that stinks of some abnormal BO. I think a lot more can be done once it's officially recognised, but for obvious reasons its currently an 'unknown' problem.

Once sufferers demand society do something the prognosis seems much better.

Heres some support websites about metabolic odors.

http://groups.msn.com/BodyOdorSupport/remedie...

http://www.bloodbornebodyodorandhalitosis.com...

And a TMAU info page

http://www.ommbid.com//OMMBID/the_online_meta...
satish kumar

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#15 Feb 24, 2009
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Try Apple Cider Vinegar

Bellingham, WA

#16 May 11, 2009
adrienne wrote:
I have a sulfur smell coming out of my pores. Have anyone ever heard of this?
Try Apple Cider Vinegar
Try Apple Cider Vinegar

Bellingham, WA

#17 May 11, 2009
You might try apple cider vinegar. I use one tablespoon with each meal.

I also use a very warm epsom salts bath with apple cider vinegar in it to balance my skin's ph level and return it to it's natural slightly acidic PH. This helps control the growth of bacteria on my skin and keeps down offensive odors. I have found that this is a genetic condition. Eliminating certain foods from your diet can help as well. I don't eat fish, brussel sprouts, broccoli, peanuts, eggs, or drink milk.

This condition was intensely bad before my gallbladder was removed. My doctor performed a test for gallbladder functionality and found that it was down to 4%. Before it was removed, I smelled like rotting fish. Afterwards, and with some time most of the odor subsided but there are certain times when it will flair up again. When that happens, I control it with diet, laxatives, colon cleansing, apple cider vinegar, and very warm epsom salts baths to clean my pores.

Hope this helps.
rachel

Kissimmee, FL

#18 Sep 15, 2009
Ron in Florida wrote:
I don't know what to do about this problem of TMAU trimethylaminuria. I have tried to get tested, it is hard to get tested unless you have the test done right at theclinic doing the testing. Sending a sample in dryice all the way to Canada spoiled before anyone got the package. I know this is what I have people try to be anonomus about their comments like "What is that fishorder, and where the hell is it coming from"! People think they are doing you a favor by talking like this I don't think so, If they don't have this smell who cares right? I have lost a job, freinds and self esteem over this fishy smell! What do you do when you have the plague?
Ron I feel your pain, I to have lost jobs and have been very self concious. If you find a cure please post!
rachel

Kissimmee, FL

#19 Sep 15, 2009
For a long time i had no idea it was me, I just thought people were just being rude! I have been to the Dr's and they told me I was imagining. I started taking lots of showers my water bill went up!I have tried digestive cleansing and that didn't help. I am always spraying perfumes and body sprays, but that doesn't really work. I think that it is getting worst! I am not a dirty person and the jobs that i work is with the public. Please help!
rachel

Kissimmee, FL

#20 Sep 15, 2009
old lady k wrote:
i 60yrs old have suffered with this cruel condition entire life. have heard the snide remarks,had notes left on desk& lockers.scrubbed with everything from babysoap to MrClean.Used every personal hygeine product there is.lost men,jobs,friends.cant even go to church.my own mother didnt understand. only heard of tmau last 2-3yrs. will go to heaven, already in hell.
how did you keep jobs? I am a hard worker, and I am finding it impossible! I am very presentable so it not hard to get a job, but with the economy its getting harder.And I am running out of places to apply

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