Small trial suggests the scans might help, but experts aren't so sure
by algop on Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:44 PM
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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