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  • Disease and loss of smell
  • judy griffin
  • Disease and loss of smell
Disease and loss of smell
One of the earliest symptoms of neurological disease is loss of smell. This includes Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, cognitive and motor dysfunction. Damage to the frontal lobe of the brain is often related to the basal fore brain cholinergic system . The basal frontal lobe sends neural messages to the olfactory bulb, affecting smell, memory and cognitive perception. Damage to these neural cells can activate immune inflammation that leads to neurological diseases. In smaller doses over time, loss of smell leads to our present perception of aging.
Environmental toxins are also a risk for neurological and smell dysfunction:air pollution, long term exposure to ionized metals, nanoparticles and substances now known as xenobiotics. These and harmful airborne viruses enter the brain through the nose, damaging smell receptor cells or causing inflammation that compromise olfactory integrity (see Calderon-Garciduenas: Urban air pollution Influences on Olfactory Function and Pathology in Exposed Children and Adults, 2010).
My point is a healthy olfactory system can provide better health and awareness. It can also be utilized to diagnose and treat disease quicker than we have been able to date. Scientists and medical researchers are tagging drugs to cross the blood brain barrier to treat non-responsive patients. Scent opens the fastest pathway to the brain and can be utilized to treat many diseases, neurological and others. I use aromas to utilize neurotransmitters that will advance self healing through most or all parts of the body/mind. And, to begin, I make a therapeutic essence blend, Environmental, to prevent and reduce pollutants adversely affecting the brain. And for memory, I make Recall Memory, also helpful for Alzheimer's and dementia sufferers. These can be preventative at any age or stage of injury. Those with respiratory illness are most often smell damaged and receptive to aromatic therapeutics.
  • judy griffin
  • Disease and loss of smell