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Loss of Smell can cause up to 30 pounds in Weight Gain

Our sense of smell in responsible for about 80% of what we taste.

Brain Trauma Research Leads to Weight-Loss Discovery

  Dr. Alan Hirsch, M.D., founder and neurological director of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation is the first to admit that he’s not a diet doctor. For much of his career, his focus was treating patients with smell and taste disorders.

But during the course of his clinical work with brain trauma patients who suffered smell disorders, he began uncovering important clues into the underlying mechanisms of hunger and appetite.

Specifically, he noted a trend where patients who had lost their sense of smell often gained 30 pounds or more. He theorized that if loss of smell leads to weight gain, the opposite might also be true – that enhancing smell could promote weight loss.

To test his theory, Hirsch developed Tastant crystals that could be sprinkled onto food to enhance olfactory input.

Will Powder: Can A Food Sprinkle Prevent Overeating?

Hirsch has conducted several large-scale clinical weight-loss studies on his Sensa Tastant crystals. In each case, the evidence showed that sprinkling Tastants onto food does help to produce weight loss. Subjects in Hirsch’s tests lost around 30 pounds, on average.

To learn more go to:    Sensa Weight-Loss System.   

   I for one believe in regular physical exercise and proper nutrition to maintain a healthy weight and lean body mass.  But Dr. Hirsch may be onto something.  Before trying anything new, like Sensa Tastant crystals I would suggest first speaking with your family physician.

July 16, 2010 Posted by | Health and Fitness | , , , | 1 Comment