Has anyone tried mineral-rich food for lack of taste or smell, such as liver and oysters?
The theory I'm talking about suggests the opposite however. If something tastes bad or unappealing it's probably not what's needed. It is a loose theory, so more investigation is needed.
It should not taste at all, taste good or taste neutral if one needs it.
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My god man, this is really interesting.I have a developing theory.
Can you smell anything? If you can, can you smell sulfur specifically, feces, farts, eggs, cauliflower, milk, etc... (side note can you taste sweet, salt and sour? In my understanding if you can you have your sense of taste, just not smell)
Most people I've met that lost their sense of smell get back the ability to smell sulfur last.
Is this because the body is trying to get more animal products in the diet for the sulfur and zinc? I think so.
Here is the theory, the things you can't taste or that don't taste bad (temporarily) you need more of.
There is a mineral analysis test based specifically on this phenomenon.
Zinc is well known to be a nasty bitter taste, try liquid zinc sulfate and see if you can taste it. It's almost unbearable to most people. It'll hit the sulfur and zinc needs if that ends up being the problem.
Also I'd focus more on animal foods, especially eggs and milk, sulfur is important for environmental contaminant detoxification and the so called immune system.
Good little write up on sulfur below, he sells the sulfur salt, I've tried it, tastes like salty eggs, smell goes away when cooked but it retains the sulfur. I don't know if I'd suggest it however as it's pink and likely has too much iron. A good read nonetheless.
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Did you consume Methlyne Blue? I didn't know it can be an edible for humans. 8 drops in water? Thanks for the info and experience. So would you say your sense of smell recovered after like how long being post- covid?I was sick for almost two weeks after Christmas along with my family. We all lost our sense of smell and taste about 4 days in. I started ingesting Methlyne Blue every day - 8 drops a day once a day and my taste/smell came back in about 3 days. I was also snorting warm filtered water with a tiny bit of MB in it and washing out my sinuses every night before bed. My ENT aunt always said that it should be a part of a regular daily hygiene to wash out your nose. I don’t always do that but I think it really helped feeling a bit more comfortable during this nasty cold. Hope this helps!
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused a calamitous perturbation of society worldwide. Anosmia and ageusia (or hyposmia and dysgeusia) have been recognized as two common expressions of COVID-19 infection that linger for days to weeks, ...www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
That's greatIn a couple of days, turmeric seems to be moving the needle. I have been filling gelatin capsules with it. I did one morning, afternoon, and evening yesterday. OJ was tasting truer and sweeter this morning, without the unpleasant layer. The smell of tomato leaves came through, too, faintly. This particular scent had been completely lost. I will report back in a few days.
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Info From the study linked by @Pina below in case anyone is wondering what the form of the supplement was. Take with a grain of salt as the study is based on only 2 people.In a couple of days, turmeric seems to be moving the needle. I have been filling gelatin capsules with it. I did one morning, afternoon, and evening yesterday. OJ was tasting truer and sweeter this morning, without the unpleasant layer. The smell of tomato leaves came through, too, faintly. This particular scent had been completely lost. I will report back in a few days.
Wow. That sounds exactly like me. I had covid around Halloween and lost my sense of smell. Then after a month I could smell something like peanut butter if I got real close to it, but now pb is just this really acrid thick smell that makes me want to sneeze. And almost everything, almost all cooked foods, smell a little like burning rubber. Not real pleasant. Fresh cut cilantro, however, smells like it ought too. I think there is something to this sulfur theory.I am glad I just looked up "parosmia," as that is what I have now. It's about one year since losing 98 percent of my sense of smell. It took three or four months to get back a bit--may 10 percent. Adding shellfish (per Ray) helped to speed things along. Got up to maybe 40 percent in another couple of months. I continued to eat oysters and get sun and my sense of smell slowly improved. One day, I could smell the gas from the stovetop. Finally, I could smell my own urine (but distorted). I have a lot of distorted smells. Some things are registering, but they are registering wrong. I did think sulfur might be involved. I would also say that the distortion has gotten worse. My cologne bottles went from "nothing" to "very faint but pleasant" to, now, "fairly strong but unappealing." I remember smelling, faintly but truly, lilac and basil earlier in 2021. Now basil registers this generic "green/acrid/somewhat unpleasant" smell. I used to have a very keen nose and palate, so this is frustrating.
Things that taste and/or smell wrong:
Coke (but Dr. Pepper tastes right!?)
I had recently starting dropping onion and garlic, as the dishes taste better without them. But maybe that is the wrong approach, as you theorize. Coke, onion, and garlic are the most unpleasant. Coffee and orange juice are OK. I still crave them, but it must be for the nutrients. They are not delightfully delicious.
Yes, I drop 8 drops of MB on my tongue, hold for like 15 seconds and then swallow. I sometimes take water after, sometimes milk.Did you consume Methlyne Blue? I didn't know it can be an edible for humans. 8 drops in water? Thanks for the info and experience. So would you say your sense of smell recovered after like how long being post- covid?
And is it 100% back to normal without distortions? Like, can you smell the ambient smells like wet grass, air in the street even, with proper intensity and ability? Thanks.
In a couple of days, turmeric seems to be moving the needle. I have been filling gelatin capsules with it. I did one morning, afternoon, and evening yesterday. OJ was tasting truer and sweeter this morning, without the unpleasant layer. The smell of tomato leaves came through, too, faintly. This particular scent had been completely lost. I will report back in a few days.