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How to re-stimulate nerve growth in the olfactory bulb in order to reduce the health and wellness issues associated with anosmia

We are all at risk of losing our sense of smell -- from upper respiratory infection, head injury, to simple aging. Those with anosmia/hyposmia have nutritional imbalances because the sensory aspects of food intake are reduced. Anosmics report anxiety and danger from food poisoning, fire, gas, and other environmental threats detected by the sense of smell. Over 10 million Americans experience loss of smell and we as a society incur the costs of managing the resulting health and wellness issues.

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