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Holiday Smells & Smell Dysfunction

Episode #71 of An Aromatic Life: Frauke Galia, of Falk Aromatherapy’s latest podcast may help you, or someone you know. It is a conversation about what it is like for those who have smell challenges, and how to manage smell dysfunction.
Learn from people who lost their sense of smell due to Covid, and some other smelling conditions as well.
Listen to their suggestions for developing coping mechanisms. And, how to search out support /tools for proactively finding personal solutions and methods that can make a difference in handling the various issues smell dysfunction can cause.

Get connected with an empathetic experience by clicking on the podcast link below.

All the best for your well-being and the holiday season!

Revisiting a Conversation about our Sense of Smell

A recent, on-going topic and cause of concerns being discussed since the onset of COVID-19 is the sense of Smell.

You may recall in August 2021, I covered this topic on my Wellness Connections podcast #11, with Frauke Galia, of Falk Aromatherapy.

In that podcast Frauke explained that there are various types of smell dysfunction. Here are two:
Anosmia, for example, became a keyword to describe when one is infected with COVID-19, and permanently or temporarily loses the sense of Smell. Anosmia = loss.

There’s also Parosmia, which is Smell dysfunction that distorts the smell of things. One example I read about is that sweet smells may instead smell rotten. Parosmia = distorts.

Our sense of Smell is being recognized in a new light. At my Website you can learn more about Smell dysfunction at the link below.

https://www.judithguerra.com/smell-memory-for-senior-citizens

There is so much information available to help us get more acquainted with how to use our sense of Smell and why it is important.

Sources for helpful tips:

https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-regain-sense-of-smell-naturally#methods-to-try

https://www.foodunfolded.com/article/anosmia

All the best in Wellness!