Day 11: The Miracles of MSM and DMSO

MSM and Its Many Uses; Moving Beyond Inflammation; Information from The Miracle of MSM by Dr. Stanley Jacob; Topical DMSO

Welcome to Day 11!

How are you doing today? How are your amazing juices? Stay persistent, no matter what events may come and go in your daily life! The most important thing you are doing for your health at this time is drinking juice.

Job isn’t going quite right? Green vegetable juice and fruit juice. Family driving you nuts? Green vegetable juice and fruit juice. The President has outlawed Live Food Nutrition? Green vegetable juice and fruit juice! Juice Feasting is your anchor in the storm, your crucible for transformation, the training ground for authentic self you are cultivating and actualizing.

Flexibility and Permeability

Over the years, we have found that Juice Feasting increases not only a person’s physical flexibility and their body’s ability to absorb nutrients.

More amazingly, experience has shown again and again that one’s interior mental and emotional permeability and flexibility increase dramatically.

We experience this as an improved ability to let old things go, and to be more permeable to New Ways of Being and Knowing. New Life Practices become more interesting to try, and possible integrate into our lives. How we interact with others, and what we are seeking to achieve in our relationships changes. We become more interested in cultivating depth of meaning in all that we do. Life becomes more nutrient-dense, and we are not satisfied so much with the shiny surfaces – be they objects, kinds of conversations, work that just makes money (but lacks meaning or direction in terms of doing what it is we are uniquely meant to do).

Notice this increased flexibility and permeability in your way of being as you continue to Juice Feast. You are cultivating the space to be truly alive by remaining flexible and open to new possibilities, and the grace of the Kosmos.

On a more fundamental note, MSM is an excellent element to integrate into your Juice Feast now, and as a Nutritional Life Practice, to maintain much greater permeability and flexibility in your body (which will support more youthful, flexible mental and emotional states of being).

Over the years, this has been one of the most important supplemental integrations in the Juice Feasting Program, as so many of us are working to heal aspects of inflexibility and/or pain and inflammation.

The Miracle of MSM

What we have for you in the Downloads today is a file that you will most likely read through a number of times in the coming years, and you may see fit to share with friends and loved ones. The file is created in part from The Miracle of MSM by Stanley Jacob M.D., which we highly recommend you add to your Nutrition and Health Library.

MSM is a naturally occurring sulfur compound that we find in rainwater, aloe, and other sulfur-bearing plants.

This is important because sulfur is the third most prevalent mineral in your body, and is important at multiple levels.

Used therapeutically, MSM prevents and breaks down scar tissue, makes more flexible our joints, youthens skin, is an AMAZING anti-inflammatory–and it has no side effects. If our body cannot use the amount we give it, we get the runs, and no other side effects. MSM has a toxicity level on par with water, making it completely non-toxic.

***Benefits of MSM***

Stanley Jacob considers the following to be MSM’s most significant actions:

• It is an analgesic. It relieves pain.

• It reduces inflammation.

• It passes through cellular membranes of the body, including the skin.

• It dilates blood vessels (vasodilation) and increases blood flow.

• It is a cholinesterase inhibitor. Cholinsterase is an enzyme that stops excessive passage of nerve impulses from one nerve cell to another. I have seen MSM provide swift relief of constipation associated with aging. By blocking the action of cholinesterase, MSM helps restore normal bowel activity (peristalsis).

• It reduces muscle spasm. Injury or inflammation commonly causes spasm in a muscle or group of muscles. Spasm involves a sudden contraction, which is followed by pain and interference with function. Spasm can be felt by a physician’s touch or measured with electromyography. If you apply an MSM gel or cream to an affected area and then feel the muscle again later, or measure it electrically, the muscle is looser, the area less tender. MSM taken orally produces a muscle-relaxing effect.

• It alters the crosslinking process in collagen, thus reducing scar tissue. Crosslinking is the process in which new structural proteins are knitted to existing healthy tissue at the sites of surgical incisions or traumatic damage in the body.

• It has antiparasitic properties, particularly for giardia, a protozoan parasite that causes diarrhea.

• It has an immune normalizing effect, as observed in some autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and scleroderma.

David Rainoshek: Moreover, MSM can increase insulin production, as sulfur is a component of insulin. MSM will make hair and nails stronger, increase the permeability of the skin for better detoxification, and can even soften and soothe eye membranes for better eye health.

A future file you will enjoy reading is on Cox-2 Inhibitors in the Downloads on Day 62: Arthritis and Joint Health. Cox-2 inhibitors are conventional medications to block symptoms – your experience of inflammatory pain. Cox-2 drugs are clinically proven to cause disastrous side-effects.

Below is a note from my (David Rainoshek) personal experience with being offered these painkillers instead of information and Life Practices to remove the underlying cause of my inflammation from years of complications from Acid Reflux Disease:

From my reading on COX-2 inhibitors, and my personal experience having been prescribed them, I can verify that doctors are not looking to dietary/lifestyle solutions first with regards to their prescriptive habits vis-à-vis inflammatory conditions.

I had arthritis all through the joints in my body that was crippling—for three years. Of the many physicians that I went to complaining of my symptomology, no MD ever suggested dietary change or use of natural supplementation of any kind to help heal my condition. I was prescribed Vioxx, Paxil, Ativan, Tylenol, and Ibuprofen for my specific complaint, but NO MD ever said:

+ Perhaps you need more omega-3s in your diet.
+ Let’s remove some of the inflammatory conditions out of your diet.
+ How much water do you drink? Is it hard water?
+ Have you considered taking proteolytic enzymes such as Vitalzym?
+ How is your digestion?
+ Are you supplementing with Vitamin B-12 (methylcobalamin)? (Check out my B12 Exposed Webinar on that important topic)
+ Have you used digestive enzymes?
+ Perhaps your bowel is stopped up and this is aggravating your inflammatory disease through autointoxication.
+ Have you heard of MSM?”

None of this was ever said. I was told emphatically that I would have arthritis and Acid Reflux Disease (GERD) the rest of my life.

3 weeks on a plant-based, live foods vegan diet changed all that, and from my studies I now understand why.

ALL of my students have experienced the anti-inflammatory benefits of a plant-based diet that incorporates the use of supportive and healing nutritional elements such as proteolytic enzymes (Vitalzym), Spirulina, and MSM.

It cost me over $50,000 in medical bills and damaging medical advice before I came into Live Food Nutrition. What was the response of my MDs? The same as is outlined by T. Colin Campbell of The China Study fame, per his conversations with John McDougall, M.D.:

Patients will come in with rheumatoid arthritis. They’ll be in wheelchairs, they can’t even turn the key on their car. And I’ll take care of them and three or four weeks later, they’ll go back to see their doctor. They’ll walk up to their doctor, grab their hand and shake it hard. Doctor will say; “Wonderful.” The patient, all excited, will say, “Well, I want to tell you what I did. I went to see this Dr. McDougall, I changed my diet, and now my arthritis is gone.” Their doctor simply responds, “Oh my goodness. That’s great. Whatever you’re doing, just keep doing it. I’ll see you later.” That’s always the response. It’s not, “Please, my god, tell me what you did so I can tell the next patient.” It’s, “Whatever you’re doing, that’s just great.” If the patient starts to tell them they changed to a vegetarian diet, the doctor will cut in with, “Yeah okay; fine, you’re really a strong person. Thanks a lot. See you later.” Get them out of the office as quickly as they can. It’s very threatening… very threatening.

MSM on Your Juice Feast

You should have noticed in the Daily Quick Journal from the Juice Feasting Preparation Course that MSM can be added to your juices and your morning lemon water. Many of our students use 1 Tablespoon in the morning as a Life Practice, and 1-2 Tablespoons in their juices during the day. Read the attached file for any contraindications before using MSM, as it is a potentiator of all things – including nutrient dense foods and pharmaceuticals, meaning that there will be a stronger health effect from what you consume!

MSM is one of the best things to add into your nutritional program now and for the rest of your life. Enjoy!

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Day 11: Introduction with David and Katrina Rainoshek

Theme Music: “Shake a Tail Feather” with Ray Charles in The Blues Brothers (1980).

60 Minutes: Dr. Jacob on DMSO. DMSO is the precursor to MSM, the more user-friendly and widely available form of sulfur on the Juice Feasting Program.

Source Naturals MSM Powder

Juicy Tips: Juice Feasting for Solidity

One of the things you will learn from Juice Feasting, cleansing, and using Live Food Nutrition is how to use juicing and Juice Feasting to actually get you through challenging times.

Juice Feasting is a tool that I use when I know that the most demands are going to be placed on me, and I want the most energy with the smallest amount of effort by my body to get it. The third 90-Day cleansing program I did was to be able to focus more clearly, longer, and sleep a little less to accomplish the final touches on this site before launching, and to write several books at once. Most of us Juice Feast to resolve a health challenge, but Feasting can be used appropriately to give us an extra boost in rising to any occasion.

- David Rainoshek, M.A.


Today’s Downloads

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MSM: Miracle Sulfur Compound

by David Rainoshek, M.A.

This is a 46+ Page file on MSM!

After reading it, you will never want to be without this elemental substance again, and your health will be the better for it.

If you have not yet included this in your Juice Feasting Program, you may want to get this in now.


Online Articles

By Ed McCabe, “Mr. Oxygen”

"MSM is truly one of the most important supplements and naturally occurring nutrients in the ozone soaked heavens. Nature has magically provided MSM to all of us living beings on earth to keep us happy and healthy."

Sulfur (for full article, click photo at Right)

by David Wolfe

After many years of research in the field of raw vegan nutrition, my studies and experience have led me to explore the role and the importance of minerals. Through the reading of books on health and nutrition, I have discovered that of all the major minerals, sulfur is one of the least researched, and most mysterious.

Sulfur is generally considered to be the 8th or 9th most abundant mineral in the human body. It is stored in every cell in the body, with the highest concentrations being in the joints, hair, skin, and nails.

Vitamin C is sweet but not sugary. So it makes your morning water easier to drink. So that's one thing, vitamin C. The next thing is, what I believe to be, the greatest discovery in the last -- probably in the last hundred years in the field of nutrition other than vitamin C and enzymes and that is sulfur, MSM, Methylsulfonylmethane.

MSM is a biologically available form of sulfur that's naturally found in wild food, untended food. We don’t really have access to that hardly at all any more. I mean, almost all our food is grown on farms for us. It's not being watered naturally by the rain. It's being irrigated like in the great inland valley of California where most of our food comes from.

It's all irrigated. It just comes from well water. It's not coming from the rain. The rain contains sulfur compounds and I'm not talking about sulfur rain or acid rain. I'm talking about the natural sulfur that's produced in the oceans that helps create clouds, then drops them on the land that we need nutritionally in order to produce flexible collagen. Now that in the world does that mean? It means that sulfur produces flexible skin. It produces flexible muscle tissue. It stops, in essence, wrinkling and increases the juiciness of the collagen and the discs, the joints that basically separate our bones from each other. On top of all that, it increases the growth of our hair, our nails, so that we have thicker, richer growth of our hair and nails. This can all be easily experienced within two weeks of taking MSM.

People who want thick quick growth of their hair and nails are almost always completely shocked by how powerful MSM can be. You can get it in capsule form. You can get it in a powder form. It's available in every single health food store now. Even though you may never have heard of it, once you start looking into it, and especially when you take it, here's what you're going to find out.

You're going to find it's one of the most important things you've ever taken. I have randomly polled hundreds of people about MSM. Meaning that when I talk to someone, let's say I'm waiting to go on a TV and I'm in the back room and I'm talking to other guests there. We start talking about nutrition and I say hey, have you ever heard of MSM? I almost always hear from people who have taken it before. "Oh, MSM changed my life." I've heard that dozens of times, that exact quote. "Oh, MSM changed my life."

Great Books

by Dr. Stanely Jacob, M.D.

The definitive book on the amazing pain reliever MSM–by the pioneer doctor who discovered its effects and benefits. MSM, or methylsulfonylmethane, is the first safe, natural, side-effect-free remedy for many types of pain and inflammatory conditions. In this authoritative look at MSM, Drs. Stanley Jacob and Ronald Lawrence reveal how to tap into the benefits of this amazing “miracle” compound. Experienced in the successful treatment of thousands of patients for pain, they explain how to take MSM–how much, when, with what foods, and in what form–to relieve pain in its many varieties, including:

Degenerative arthritis – Chronic back pain – Chronic headache – Muscle pain – Fibromyalgia – Tendinitis and bursitis – Carpal tunnel syndrome – TMJ – Post-traumatic pain and inflammation – Allergies – and more

About the Authors
Stanley W. Jacob, M.D., is director of the DMSO Clinic and professor of surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. Neurologist Ronald M. Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D., is a founding member of the International Association for the Study of Pain and the American Association for the Study of Headaches. Health writer Martin Zucker has written extensively on natural healing, nutrition, fitness, and alternative medicine for more than twenty years.


by Earl Mindell, PhD

Brimstone is the old name for sulfur, its foul smell associated with demons and the fire of Hades. But sulfur is one of the minerals most crucial to life, and an organic form of it, known as MSM, has many remarkable therapeutic properties, from nourishing hair and nails to fighting parasites, clearing up allergies, dealing with digestive problems and relieving the pain of arthritis. Renowned health authority Earl Mindell shows you how to use MSM to maximize your health and well-being.


by Morton Walker

The healing power of DMSO discussed in this book is no exaggeration. I’ve been using DMSO on and off for exercise related injuries since 1983. It really works.

Depending on where it’s applied, sometimes the skin will burn and itch for about 15 minutes and look like a bad sunburn afterward. This is temporary and harmless. On other places I will feel almost no sensation. It’s especially effective on a fresh tissue injury. Since it quickly penetrates the skin and enters the blood stream, within a few minutes of application there is always a fishy taste in my mouth. One social side effect of frequent use is that the user will emit a fishy smell! This is a small price to pay for those in chronic pain.

At least for me, the pain killing effect of DMSO is uneven. Sometimes it will kill the pain completely, other times the effect is partial. But it always does something. Unlike prescription painkillers, DMSO’s effect is cumulative. The more frequently one uses it, the less one needs. The least irritating delivery system is DMSO combined with aloe vera gel. – Amazon Reviewer


Media, Films, & Documentaries

Bill Rich on MSM: The Miracle Sulfur Compound

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Bill Rich and Rich Distributing was the VERY FIRST company to provide MSM for human consumption. Bill, a retired mechanic and inveterate tinkerer living in Portland, Oregon suffered for years in excruciating pain from burns, extensive skin grafts and keloid scarring after being trapped in a burning car in 1970. The doctors spent six months trying to put him back together, yet the pain was so severe in his knees and ankles he would "nearly buckle over and cry from the experience."

Then in the late 1980’s a veterinarian suggested he try a supplement commonly used to treat horses and other animals. After three days of taking the supplement MSM most of the pain was gone. Eventually, he developed an MSM based lotion to rub on his skin. 

The purple scarring he had for years started to vanish and was replaced by round pink skin. At that point, he developed a product line to help all people achieve their optimum health through nutrition.


MSM and Osteoarthritis by the Life Extension Foundation

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Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that typically affects weight-bearing joints and hands. This disease is caused by the loss of protective cartilage in joints. There is no cure for osteoarthritis, and treatments generally aim to reduce load (losing weight to remove stress from joints), improve joint support, and relieve pain.

Pain relief often comes from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs); however, some people are not aware that excessive use of NSAIDs can cause liver and kidney damage. NSAIDs also cannot help with rebuilding damaged joint cartilage and are purely palliative.

Natural interventions such as undenatured type-II collagen and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) may help manage osteoarthritis causes and symptoms.


I Am Active

Yoga Camp - Day 11. The hard part is getting to the mat. If you are reading this then you are so close! Hop on the mat for a strong and healing practice. This one is full of home practice gems! The mantra today is I RELEASE.