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TMAU Test through MEBO Research

MEBO Research International
TMAU Urine Test

$150 plus
shipping costs

for one test,

shipping costs

for 2 tests over time.
Send email to to arrange, AFTER filling out Requisition Form, please..
(supplied with test-kit)

Results Form

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Test analysis will normally occur in batches of 15 to 20

DATE: 19 NOV 2014
Now on : Batch #13
Samples analyzed since June 2012 : 239
Samples sold for Batch#13 : 13
Current samples received for Batch#13 : 6

Sonya's TMAU diet book

One of our group, Sonya McClinton, has written a 'low choline' recipe book. If you buy from Amazon through these links MEBO get a small % at no extra cost to the buyer

Amazon USA
38 sold

Amazon UK
14 sold
Don't have a kindle ? There are details on the right-side of the amazon pages how to download an app for smartphones, PC, or tablet. For Spain/Canada use the Amazon links in the left sidebar

tell others: send these links
Amazon USA :
Amazon UK :

£ 848.03/GBP
$ 513.00/USD

TOTAL at today's ROE
£0.62/GBP = $1.00/USD

£1,169.43 = $1,895.94



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Upcoming get-togethers

TMAU support group in Ormond Beach, Florida
contact Hilda at

Let us know if you want a meetup listed

Skype Group

International Skype group

Join through skype : username "Jo Jo"
members so far : 71
download skype (free version)
create a free account
Search for skunkhugsj : Make him a contact
Or ask anyone in the group to add you to group

Bi-Weekly Group Calls

USA : (712) 432 1620
access code : 391629#
NON USA : add 001 prefixGeneral Conferences: normally every other Sunday starting at 2:00pm - 4:30pm Eastern Time.

Note: can also be used anytime for unscheduled group chats

Free USA-based phone conferences (if you have a long distance call plan. Otherwise you will be charged as a long-distance call)

For USA-based : (712) 432 1620 then type the access code on your phone keypad: 391629#
Non USA : prefix above with 001 but check to see if it is free with your supplier

Record number of callers : 70+
If privacy is a concern, code your phone to PRIVATE mode
This phone line can be used anytime to talk to other sufferers
You don't need to talk. You can just listen

MEBO Community Outreach Program

Click here, Scroll down, Click on
"This belongs on CNN"
Cheryl Fields, Ph.D. (ABD)
MEBO Community
Outreach Director
Book uplifting seminars for free.

Click here for details and scroll downHome/Voicemail (785)-286-7005

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TOTAL DONATIONS: $267.48 = £159.47 (30AUG14)
1st shipment to Kenya 3JUN14 $92.75/USD
2nd shipment to Ghana 15AUG14 $104.56/USD
3rd shipment to Kenya 19SEP14 $95.51/USD



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Update: The Boy Who Smells Like Fish


See trailer'
Winner of Golden Trailer Award 2013

I have received the following update from Analeine Cal y Mayor, Director of the movie, The Boy Who Smells Like Fish,

The film has not come out in DVD, but the movie can be seen on TV in Canada this week on Movie Central and The Movie Network.
I don't know if this would also apply in the US.



See interview with Director/co-writer Analeine Cal y Mayor.

Analeine Cal y Mayor
Best Screenwriter Award

The Women's International Film & Television Showcase
"Commerce, Creativity, Integrity, Passion"

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Quick review of trimethylaminuria by Philip Boone PhD

A quick review of the genetics of trimethylaminuria by Philip Boone

Friday, October 31, 2014

Inteview: What It's Like to Have Extreme Terrible Body Odor

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A TMAU sufferer did an interview for New York Magazine, Science of Us, in which she describes what living with an uncontrollable odor condition is like. The article is called, "What It's Like to Have a Condition That Gives You Extremely Terrible Body Odor. The interviewee captivates her audience with her story as the reader gets a good feel of the life of a sufferer.

It takes a great deal of courage for a sufferer to take part in an interview like this.  Yet, sufferer after sufferer in multiple countries have mustered up the courage to do so because of the pressing need not only to raise awareness in an effort to minimize the social ostracism inflicted upon sufferers, but also to raise awareness in the scientific and medical society around the world to encourage research and appropriate medical treatment for this condition.

The following are excerpts from the article:

When were you formally diagnosed?

In 2007 I was researching my condition on the internet when I came across a support group run by someone in the U.K. who has TMAU. I discovered an entire anonymous network and a name for my condition. I think that community slowly pulled me out of the depression and encouraged me to go and get tested, which I finally did about a year ago...

I waited from 2007 to 2013 to actually bite the bullet and take the test. There’s a lot more research being done in the U.K. than there is here in the USA. There’s a clinic in Cleveland where the tests are conducted. I went through MEBO (a patient advocacy group for systemic body odor and halitosis), and they collected a batch of tests for me. They then send out frozen urine samples to the clinic. It takes about a month to hear back, and when I got the results … well, honestly, I was afraid to look at the results. I had mixed emotions, but when I saw that I had TMAU I just cried and cried. I felt validation for all that I had been through. I wanted to pick up the phone and call everybody and say, "See, this is why I smell bad. This is why I've been mistreated, this is a real condition, and it’s called trimethylaminuria!" It was liberating. It was also sad that I did have a name for the odor problem and that, yes, I really smell that bad... I found that I could control my odor through the diet. I gained my self-confidence and my life back! So getting tested was the best thing I ever did. I only wish I had done it sooner.

On behalf of our international MEBO Community, I would like to thank this brave woman for coming forward and telling our story.

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