Can You Smell Parkinson’s Disease? This Woman Can!

Written by on March 21, 2016 in Hazards, Issues & Diseases, Health, Prevention with 7 Comments

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By Thomas | The Spirit Science

It is well known that dogs have an incredible sense of smell.  This has been shown to have some medical application, as underlined in a recent experiment that saw a couple of bomb-sniffing dogs trained so that they could ‘smell’ cancer in people.


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What if I told you that such superhuman ability might be within the grasp of normal people?

If Your Spouse Smells Weird…

In a fantastic article reported by BBC News, 65-year-old Joy Milne has the ability to ‘smell’ Parkinson’s disease in people.  It all started when she noticed a strange musk odor in her husband.  He would eventually be medically diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, six years later.

She made the link between odor and disease only after meeting with other sufferers who were linked to the Parkinson’s U.K charity organization.  She found that each person she encountered who had the disease exhibited the same smell she had noticed in her husband half a decade prior.

Researchers a the University of Manchester discovered that Mrs. Milne could correctly identify those suffering from the disease by conducting a novel research study where she would sniff their T-shirts.

They came up with the hypothesis that an oily fluid that lubricates and waterproofs the skin, called the sebum, is  altered in those suffering from Parkinson’s, producing a unique smelling chemical that can only be detected by those whose sense of smell is more sensitive than the typical human, including Mrs. Milne.


Related Article: Chemical Banned Nearly 30 Years Ago Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Sufferers Have Hope

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that damages specific nerve cells within the part of the human brain associated with risk, reward and movement.  The affliction manifests as uncontrollable tremors in muscles that have become stiff and inflexible.  It is a truly debilitating and incurable disease which is difficult to detect early.

Scientists hope that a system for early diagnosis and even prevention can eventually be developed from this research.

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  1. 10209211936842274@facebook.com' Sarah Dunlap says:

    I’ve had a couple people that were younger and healthy but I could feel something was amiss. One recently was diagnosed with cancer and the other had a HA -died at 38.
    Maybe I should say something next time..?

  2. 129316547462876@facebook.com' Ario Ku says:

    Extra Sensory Power / Strong electromagnetic waves/field gifted lady

  3. 1582335535418838@facebook.com' Kachi Ojum says:

    There’s no unusual in Nature. Anything beyond our understanding is not unusual.

  4. 165572463789568@facebook.com' Keisha Smith says:

    People with Schizophrenia also give off certain odors. Something to do with their chemical imbalances.

  5. 10154165226223706@facebook.com' Liz Carmichael says:

    Sandra Moody

  6. 141109129580541@facebook.com' Jennifer Hanson says:

    I can detect gingivitis lol

  7. 1759811914249489@facebook.com' Sral Santiago says:

    yes I do the part of the body that is damage but not the name if the ill.

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