The cold seems to be circulating this time of year, here's a few highly underrated tools to consider for you and your family.
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Episode Time Stamps:
0:22 The cold is going around
1:13 Vitamin D and A are important, it’s tacitly implied you’re taking these nutrients
1:52 Iodine is helpful, for pre and post exposure prophylaxis
3:12 A liquid iodine solution that doesn’t stain
3:49 NeilMed nasal rinse is amazing, so many applications
5:15 Zinc, the olfactory bulb and loss of smell and taste
5:40 Loss of smell, taste and APOE4 genotype
6:49 Physiology of smell loss and infection
8:35 Great interview about cognitive decline and olfactory dysfunction w/ Lew Lim, PhD
10:00 Loss of smell: a warning of future cognitive decline?
10:58 Zinc and sense of smell study
13:35 How Zinc gets depleted with exercise and sauna therapy
14:37 Light Therapy and smell
15:23 Portable Red Light Therapy device
16:23 Intranasal red light applications
Related Video: How to Perform the Nasal Rinse w/ the NeilMed Sinugator
Related:Olfactory Bulb and Cognitive Decline interview with Lew Lim, PhD
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