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 diet and ha

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