Smelly Pits

Not only do our armpits create odors, it turns out they can also detect odors. In fact, skin cells throughout our bodies have chemical receptors much like some of those in our noses. These receptors detect certain chemicals, triggering healing, defense, and other responses. This is yet another amazing way that our bodies interact with the environment. New-agers rejoice – there may be something to this aromatherapy deal after all.

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