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Not for the average lay-person,
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This review is from: DMSO: Nature's Healer (Paperback)
I find the book totally lacked helping the average lay person. It was FULL of hard to understand reports, meant for what seemed like a dr. to read. It did NOT tell the average person how to use the DMSO at home, but in IV use, etc. I wound up re-selling the book. All I wanted to know I found online. The book was not helpful to me.
As far as DMSO goes:
DMSO did work & it was great having NO pain/ stiffness all week after drinking it & applying all over my body (w/ MMS). But it was awful having my husband, who has a BAD nose, tell me my breath was terrible, the whole room would stink. He said it smelled kind of like a decaying smell, which is odd because DMSO has a garlic smell to it. He'd be opening doors & windows... we couldn't kiss for a week! And I can just imagine all the poor people I had socialized w/ that week... how embarrassing!
The DMSO book does have a super honest testimonial that mentions the same problem, but the amazon reviews have failed to reflect such thoroughness or honesty.
I wanted to leave an honest review, because when I was spending all kinds of time reviewing reviews... I did not see this mentioned much, if at all, certainly not to this extent.
But... it does work!! You just have to decide if it's worth it for you & your level of pain. And use lots of breath & body freshener!! ??
(Freezing temp of DMSO is 68 degrees, so expect it to be frozen when it arrives in the winter mail.) ;-)
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Initial post: Aug 10, 2011 1:10:33 AM PDT
Catherine Todd says:
Thank you! I will try anything to get rid of years and years of chronic pain and fatigue, and now I will be prepared. Will give it a try when I'm on vacation alone. Hope it works as well for me.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 10, 2011 9:12:44 AM PDT
Ooh! What an opportunity!! Alone? Yay for you! ;-) Umm.. just one thing though... I believe, and it my case too... it's temporary relief.. not permanent. You'd have to KEEP using it to get permanent relief. But.... you may find this article quite encouraging. I did!! ;-) (I too deal w/ lots of fatiigue & pain & also obesity) Hugs, Katie http://www.gillistriplett.com/healing/art
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 19, 2011 1:57:38 AM PDT
Catherine Todd says:
Katie Collett: thanks for the info; very important to know this. Going to look at the links. THANKS for taking the time! Yours, CT
Posted on Oct 15, 2011 9:50:28 PM PDT
D. Watson says:
I wonder if taking chlorphyll and/or activated charcoal (perhaps not at the exact same time) would be helpful
in dealing with the stinky factor. Chlorophyll is like an internal deodorant and activated charcoal is very good
for neutrilizing odors. I have been using it topically and it wasn't a problem for me (I asked people to let me
know if I started to stink because I had heard that, that was an effect of the DMSO) but once I started to
take it orally I noticed that I had a bad taste in my mouth so I could only imagine that it was unpleasant for
others...and it just occured to me about the chlorophyll and activated charcoal. I might give that a try.
Boy though, the DMSO is hard for me to swallow - it made me gag the taste is so terrible and I really, really
like garlic but it is rough. So I bought some grape juice which is really strong and that does help to mask
the taste but does not help with the stinky after effects (breath/body odor) so maybe I will try the chlorophyll
and charcoal. Those are natural body and breath fresherners that aren't going to be toxic to your body like
most commercial deodorizers.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2011 9:19:16 AM PDT
Hmm... well I don't bother w/ this stuff anymore, but for the sake of others I'll discuss it.
You MIGHT be onto something there. Probably wouldn't hurt to try. One thing I did just learn recently though, through my reading- is that charcoal absorbs EVERY thing.... even supplements, vitamins, etc... so rather than the DMSO getting into every cell like it's supposed to... it may just get grabbed up by the charcoal, and out it goes... could be a waste.... or the DMSO may get to the cells before the charcoal ever has a chance because DMSO is so interesting in that very way....
As far as the taste goes, can put DMSO in an empty capsule. Yay! ;-)
Thanks for adding to the discussion. If anyone tries this idea, let us know, so we may all benefit & learn too. ;-) Thanks! ;-)
Posted on Feb 11, 2012 2:34:27 PM PST
So sorry you had that problem Katie. Anything in excess causes issues. :D
Posted on Dec 23, 2012 12:57:54 AM PST
It's worth a funny taste and and odd smell to have some healing and pain relief....
Posted on Dec 30, 2013 3:12:32 PM PST
Pcola Joe says:
I did not know you could drink it, I have used it for years on the skin for injuries. Also have rubbed it on neighbors, attractive females, which gave them immediate relief! So thanks for some good info.... also I would kiss you.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2014 12:05:53 AM PST
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Joe: Great comment. With attractive female neighbors, you are doubly blessed. Cheers!
In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2014 1:30:44 PM PDT
Michael McKee says:
DMSO breaks down to MSM in the body. You can take MSM in pill form and it doesn't cause bad breath. That might be worth a try.
I've had good results with arthritis pain when I take a combination of MSM and Glucosamine. It worked for my dog and gave her 4 extra active years after she started limping from hip arthritis. Within a couple of weeks of taking the pill (wrapped in bacon) her limping subsided and she had new energy. I don't think a dog is likely to improve due to placebo response.