When food tastes like cardboard, try Zinc OTC

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When food tastes like cardboard, try Zinc OTC

by algop on Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:44 PM

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After my Whipple surgery for pancreatic cancer, I slowly increased my intake but the food tasted like cardboard. My gastroenterologist suggested zinc gluconate over-the-counter 10 mgms, 2-3 times a day. In 1 or 2 days (my wife and I disagree on the time) my taste returned. Three months later we were displaced from home for a week of painting, the cardboard taste returned, and disappeared with the zinc!

I have passed this on to others (with food tasting like cardboard) and I know of  3 cancer patients (out of 4 who trued it) whose taste also returned.

I now take Vitalux (multiple vitamins for Age Related Eye Disorder) which contains Zinc (?40-50? mgms).

I bless my gastroenterologist!

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