If you had to give up one of the 5 senses, which would you choose?

Sight, Smell, Taste, Touch, Hearing.  If you had to do without one, which would it be?  Can you guess what the most common answer is? On every survey, by a huge margin, people choose to give up the sense of smell. For example, there is an active online survey that almost 5,000 people have completed. Results are as… ...

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In Their Shoes…Taste and Smell Dysfunction

As a picture is worth a thousand words, I tried to visually recreate below what it might be like to be “in the shoes” of someone who has taste and smell dysfunction. The 10 million dollar questions is: “How do you refer to someone who can’t taste and/or smell?” Most of us are familiar with… ...

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Food Acceptability and Weight Management

You and I share something in common: we both have an opinion about everything that goes into our mouths.  That’s about where our commonality ends. Imagine we both just ate the same slice of pizza under very different circumstances. I happened to DETEST the pizza, while you LOVED it immensely. Our different opinions might be… ...

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What Sensory Reality Do You Live In?

The five senses of taste, touch, smell, sight and sound help define what it means to be human. All living creatures have evolved mechanisms to recognize sensory information in the environment and transmit this information to the brain where it gets processed to create our internal representation of the external world. Think about it, if… ...

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Appreciate Your Next Meal With This Simple Advice

I want you to think of the last meal you had. Maybe it was lunch. Or if you are like me, a rushed dinner on the way out the door to your next meeting. Whatever it was, you probably have no idea what it tasted like. No, I’m not implying that you woofed down your… ...

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