What Do You Smell Like? It Depends on Your Microbiome . . .

Human body-odor formation is greatly affected by the structure and activity of human-associated microbial communities. In other words, the trillions of microorganisms that colonize your body heavily influence your body’s smell. You have a unique body odor partly because of your unique microbiome, which is shaped by environmental forces as well as by your genetics. Your body odor reveals a lot about your health. If you eat a species-appropriate, Paleolithic-type…