COV2 - loss of smell (anosmia), and a bitter taste in the mouth (dysgusia).

22.03.20 03:31 AM By Jon

COV2 will invade the respiratory epithelium and the olfactory nerve through the sinuses/soft palette and MIGHT ultimately reach the brainstem if unchecked.

When sometime during the early course of my infection, which started with a scratchy throat and snotty nose around or before Feb 20, but after the fever crept up, I completely lost my sense of smell and nearly lost taste.   The best news is that my senses have restored, and in most cases the loss of smell only lasts a week or less.

To me, this was in indication that: (1) I'd depleted my zinc stores, and (2) the virus had possibly invaded my olfactory nerve and olfactory epithelium. 
I knew that it was only one step away from my brainstem.

Turns out that it's not a very uncommon symptom of COV2 infection, just that it's a bit "peculiar."  That lack of smell is a sign that we need to support the fight more. 

"In an excellent interview, Streek described how his team went from house to house and to every infected person in the district of Heinsberg. They took many samples from the environment and interviewed a number of families.”Two thirds, described a loss of smell and taste lasting several days.” As with my friend, it is difficult for sick people to remember the exact time course of their illness. Streek’s sense was that the smell abnormality occurred a bit later in infection." - Forbes

I doubled down on the C-Buff (buffered C with Zinc, Potassium, Magnesium), found some more zinc sources, and took homeopathic Zincum Metallicum.  I also started making Colloidal Silver and washing my mouth and sinuses with it regularly.  I fired up my Rife machine all day.  I forced the fever with Wet Socks therapy. I was eating citrus peels! 

I'm not sure if I was right about the Zinc, but I was right to be concerned, and glad I had some things I could do to at least put my mind at ease believing I was doing something to protect myself. 

From what I've learned, most children who think foods are too bitter will also test low in Zinc.  Adults, too.  Adding Zinc to the diet resolves a lot of fussy eaters.  The symptom of a "bitter taste" is another description that I've heard with this pandemic.  One physician in India is suggesting CAMPHORA (Camphor), which has "bitter taste" as a symptom, along with respiratory distress (but the patient is relatively calm.)

I have continued to steadily improve since then, and would say that on this first day of spring, March 21st, I have no neurological or pneumonia symptoms or weakness in the heart that I am particularly aware of.   (But you can see how Luda and I are convinced we've gone through a COV2 infection.)