Terry is happy to provide his opinion on diet and nutrition, supplements and lifestyle choices. This information is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the advice of your physician and is not to be considered medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Should you have any concerns please contact your physician directly.
Q. Dear Terry, “I lost my taste and smell due to a cold over 2 months ago. I also have hearing loss due to fluid behind my ears. What would you recommend?”— Sherry E., Chattanooga, TN
A. Dear Sherry, First, I recommend that you check with your healthcare practitioner to make sure there are no underlying diseases or structural problems that may be causing these issues.
If there are no underlying issues, I would recommend going to your health food store and purchasing zinc glycinate or zinc chelate. Take 50 mg daily for 30 to 60 days and then approximately 20 mg of zinc a day thereafter.
Terry . . . Naturally