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March20 podcast Dr Hazen
anti-TMA pill in a year or 2 ? (scroll 12 mins)

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MEBO - UBIOME study 2018



MEBO Gut Microbiome Study
"Microbial Basis of Systemic Malodor and PATM Conditions (PATM)"
Funded by uBiome Research Grant

"Microbial Basis of Systemic Malodor and PATM Conditions (PATM)"

Dynamics of the Gut Microbiota in
Idiopathic Malodor Production

Started May 2018 - Ongoing

Current people sent kits : 100/100
3 kits per person


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TMAU Petition world
TMAU UK end total:262
TMAU UK ends 23/01/20
TMAU Petition USA end total 204
USA : Moveon open
TMAU (Dominican)
Metabolomic Profiling Study

Start : Aug 2016
Stage 1 : 27 Canadian volunteers to test
Latest click here (26 oct) :
17 samples returned

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Return cut-off date : passed
Analysis can take 6/8 weeks
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MEBO Metabolic Malodor Survey (international) for Dr Hazen click here
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survey for ANYONE who identifies with METABOLIC MALODOR

begun : Oct20
end : no ending for now

Regular readers will know that Dr Stan Hazen et al at Cleveland Clinic are developing a TMA-blocker pill, as they proposed in a 2011 paper that TMAO is a factor in CVD. Recently Dr Hazen and colleagues contacted MEBO as they have always thought they could also help with TMAU. This survey is to give them an idea of the 'state of the community'. It is a "version 1". They may not even look (though they have access permission), but it could be useful to give them an overview of the community

MEBO had a zoom call with Dr Hazen and his team in October. Another zoom call is planned when they have time

This is a GOOGLE FORMS survey

short url for survey :

current participants : 113 (update 18dec20)

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Charcoal supplements for body odor, part II of III

Please note : This example is used to show how effective charcoal can be in the gut, as it is still used by Emergency Rooms today for acute poisoning cases. Under constant supervision of the medical staff, it is used to adsorb (and make unabsorbable) the poisons left in their gut. It is not recommended that a similar treatment be used without medical supervision.

Activated charcoal itself is a fine, black powder that is odorless, tasteless, and nontoxic. It is used in very high doses in hospital Emergency Rooms with most drug overdose cases, and is often given after gastric lavage—the technique often called the stomach pump. Gastric lavage is only effective immediately after swallowing a toxic substance (within about one-half hour) and does not reach beyond the stomach as activated charcoal does. It works by adsorbing (soaking up) chemicals, thus reducing their toxicity (poisonous nature), through the entire length of the GI tract (stomach and small and large intestines), and is estimated to reduce up to 60% of poisonous substances being adsorbed. This article says that activated charcoal is a very safe decontaminant in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract (stomach and intestines). It is considered to be the most effective agent available, and is used after a person swallows or adsorbs almost any toxic drug or chemical. [1]

The National Institute of Health, Office of Rare Diseases, in their recommendations for the treatment of trimethylaminuria, prescribe activated charcoal taken at a dose of 750mg twice daily for ten days, with a note stating, "Individuals should follow the treatment advice of their health care provider and should not attempt to self-administer these treatment approaches. Medications and supplements can have unintended interactions, and dietary restrictions can result in nutritional deficits." [2]

Related links:
2. General treatment advice on TMAU by the NIH Rare Diseases website, including charcoal advice use

Part 3 : click here

Translated into Spanish
by Natalia


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