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A poor sense of smell might matter more than you thought

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Published: June 18, 2019

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Jess
June 19, 2019

Is there anything we can do to prevent or improve our sense of smell?

Marcela
June 24, 2019

I instantly lost sense of smell (anosmia) and taste (ageusia) after my GP, against my will, injected me with antibiotics, as l am allergic to most (against pneumonia). I have minimally recovered in the last 3 years. I take some supplements, GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is probably the most effective, but also ashwagandha & Curcumin C3 complex, both strong anti-inflammatories. A friend also suggested to “retrain” the brain by inhaling a few times a day (just few seconds) some essential oils, such as lemon, clove, etc. Sadly, even when l saw a neurologist, she knew less than l about olfactory loss as mine. There is a great study published by University of Pennsylvania on this subject (~ 150 pages) & l understand that they perform a full scale day-long test for the olfactory problems. Also, you might contact AnosmiaFoundation.com/disability and AnosmiaAwareness.org.

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