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When I eat butter, I smell like butter?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 28, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Can someone explain it to me? What other foods do that as well?

I'm curious.

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on September 11, 2012
at 03:49 PM

I'd probably be extremely attracted to someone who smelled like butter. Does this work for bacon, too?

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on August 29, 2012
at 07:09 PM

I think that's rad, myself.

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on August 29, 2012
at 03:17 PM

I'm sure you smell good.

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on August 28, 2012
at 04:20 PM

Thanks for bringing this up, Ben! This issue has been bothering me a bit.

I smell like animal fat when I eat ghee (can't do raw butter due to casein or ?), bacon, chicken, and cooked animal fats. Chicken is the worst. I don't care for the smell. I can cover it up with a coconut oil/essential oil homemade deodorant for only a few hours.

I smell less bad to myself when I eat raw vegan foods. However, raw vegan is not sustainable, as I know from experience. I am experimenting with eating more raw eggs, raw meats, and raw fats and see if that helps me smell better to myself. I am suspecting that eating heated fats is causing the smell.

Also, I take one hydrochloric acid capsule with meals (since my digestion got weak after being raw and mostly vegetarian), and that comes through my skin. Yuck. I think it smells like cat pee. Cheese and dairy comes through my skin smelling sharp and pungent, like stinky BO. Yuck.

Before paleo, and when I ate legumes, I grew and ate fenugreek sprouts because they made me smell like maple syrup. I miss this.

I am being a bit oversensitive about my smell since my lover is a raw vegan (whose natural scent I adore) with a very sensitive nose. I have a very sensitive sense of smell also. I am curious what a paleo eater would say about my smell. Maybe I could then relax about it.

But overall, my strength, endurance, mental outlook, ability to focus, stable moods, sleep, digestion, muscular physique, energy, etc., has improved so much since I started eating paleo four months ago. I am on the right path. But the armpits exuding animal fat smell? I don't like it! However I have noticed that the longer I eat paleo, the scent is gradually becoming less strong and more subtle. I will continue to observe.

Garlic doesn't bother me if I smell it on others, provided it is fresh garlic and not that horrid garlic salt or powder. In fact, fresh garlic has an aphrodisiac effect, I have noticed!

A coffee aroma coming through the pits? It would depend upon how that smell interacted with one's natural scent. It is entirely subjective. Do you love coffee? Do you love the person who is exuding the coffee scent?

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on August 29, 2012
at 03:17 PM

I'm sure you smell good.

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on August 28, 2012
at 03:37 PM

You smell like butta - there's an SNL skit in there somewhere.

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on August 28, 2012
at 11:11 PM

If I eat sweet potato, I smell like sweet potato. If I eat tallow, I smell like tallow. If I eat garlic, I smell like garlic. Why does everything I eat come out of my pores??

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on August 28, 2012
at 02:20 PM

cheese and coffee... gf always complains about that, haha :)

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on August 28, 2012
at 01:38 PM

Garlic, onion, and curry are big ones I can think of after only 2 hours sleep.

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on September 11, 2012
at 03:53 PM

If you smell like butter, then I fail to see the problem

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on September 11, 2012
at 03:47 PM

I forget where I read about this first, but apparently when they first had contact with Westerners, the Japanese started calling them "bata-kusai" (butter stinkers): http://www.webexhibits.org/butter/countries-japan.html

I think the fact that all butter produced "back in the day" was naturally cultured probably added to the awesome bata-kusai aroma.... that and the fact that baths were much less common, haha.

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on August 29, 2012
at 10:35 AM

Garlic, onion, and curry are big ones I can think of after only 2 hours sleep. This is so true!

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on August 29, 2012
at 12:45 AM

Do you smell butter, or smell like butter? The oils in dairy seem to gather quite readily in the pores around my mouth, so if I get any butter on my lips, I can smell it for hours.

Some foods have aromas that will pass easily through the walls of our digestive tract (starting in our mouths) and get into the blood stream quite easily, like garlic, onions, and herbs.

Other food smells, if they get through probably indicates some level of leaky gut, letting too many whole proteins through, and having the body try to excrete them any way it can.

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on August 28, 2012
at 04:09 PM

The butter probably aerosolizes in your kitchen and you get it on your skin. You probably smell like bacon when you eat bacon, too.

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on August 28, 2012
at 03:02 PM

My pits always have a coffee aroma. I find it pleasant, everyone else? Not so much.

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on August 29, 2012
at 07:09 PM

I think that's rad, myself.

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on August 28, 2012
at 01:59 PM

This is so true!

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on August 28, 2012
at 01:40 PM

Garlic, bone broth and coffee for me.

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