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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

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current participants : 113 (update 18dec20)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction possible cause of odor

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction can be a very disruptive to a person's everyday life, not to mention the odor it can cause. Without proper regular evacuation, all kinds of odorous chemicals produced by bacteria stays trapped in the intestines, which may seep into the bloodstream for the cleansing organs to eliminate from the body. These organs are the lungs (breath), skin (perspiration), and kidneys (urine).

An easy home treatment for this condition is the Kegel exercise, or pelvic floor muscle training exercise.

Therefore, a sufferer of halitosis may never think to consider the pelvic floor being a contributing factor, but it very well may be. In fact, any sufferer may have more than one source of odor. This is why MEBO has never wanted to focus all our attention on TMAU. After all, just look at the MEBO TMAU Test Results Charts (scroll down to see all posts). It is evident that most of the chart is white, meaning that the majority of sufferers DO NOT HAVE TMAU!
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As a community, we focus so much attention on TMAU, as it has become the flagship of tests because it has been the only test left when the medical establishment can give us no answers. However, we need to take another look at other options. There are other areas we need to look at. We have to look for answers, and not give up when TMAU has been ruled out to most of us.

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Anonymous said...

My fecalbodyodor didn’t start till after I had problems with chronic constipation. It took me 13 years to even get the right dr (colorectal surgeon) to give me the proper testing to diagnose me.

Prior to that I kept getting sent to that I kept getting sent to gastroentologists who didn't do anything for me.I saw 5 in total and had 2 colonoscopies, ct scan of abdomen, upper endoscopy and everything came back normal.
I found out about the colorectal surgeon on my own and made an appointment.
Though I haven't done the pelvic floor therapy that I was supposed to have done but can't due to an upcoming heart surgery, I believe once my bowel starts functioning properly my odor will go away . I'll post any updates once I start the therapy.

If anyone hasn't had a lower gut motility test done get one done ASAP.

Nov 8, 2014, 12:48:00 PM
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