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Hi there fellow veggies. I am a recent Veggie , about 3 months. I changed mainly for health reasons and must say I feel 100% better. Anyway, I have noticed that since about 2 months ago my sence of smell has increased exponentially. Sometimes it is really overwhelming. It is not just a faint whiff of something, but as if those little "smell molecules" have embedded themselves right into the walls of my nose. Not always a good thing, ya know what I'm saying? Has anybody else noticed this change? Thanks and I'm loving this forum!<br><br>
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i didn't notice a difference just from not eating meat but when i became a vegan and got rid of all the crap [dairy and eggs] in my diet, then my senses reverted back to how good they should have been had i never eaten animal products.
 
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yep- this does seem to be quite a common thing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> lots of new veg*ans seem to notice it- especially when they cut down on/cut out eggs and dairy. people also say that things that used to smell good- like milk, or chicken, or whatever, now smell really gross, or like they've gone bad. its interesting. i think its probably at least partly due to the fact that your mucous membranes in your nose aren't so overwhelmed by crap- but if your diet as a whole has improved, that'll make a difference too, i guess.
 

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I wouldn't say my sense of smell has improved, but it definately finds meat, eggs and dairy much more offensive than omnis.
 

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I don't think my sense of smell has improved that much, but since giving up dairy and eggs I can now breathe again. My nose has been stuffed up for years. I took both over the counter and prescription medications to no avail....I had to use a nose spray at night to breathe, but during the day I would just suffer. Within about 10 days of eliminating dairy and eggs, my nose congestion cleared and I haven't used a nose spray since.
 

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I haven't noticed an improvement, but then I always had a pretty keen sense of smell. I'm forever noticing and identifying smells that other people dont'/can't.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>courgette</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I don't think my sense of smell has improved that much, but since giving up dairy and eggs I can now breathe again. My nose has been stuffed up for years. I took both over the counter and prescription medications to no avail....I had to use a nose spray at night to breathe, but during the day I would just suffer. Within about 10 days of eliminating dairy and eggs, my nose congestion cleared and I haven't used a nose spray since.</div>
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Isn't it amazing the prescriptions people take that could be avoided all together if they changed their eating habits?<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, I don't think my sense of smell has increased much...although I do find the smell of meat offensive. I don't think this is only a veg*n thing, both of my parents smoke and since I am a non-smoker I find the smell disgusting and quite strong. I think the longer a person goes without something, cigarettes, meat, dairy or whatever the stronger their senses get.<br><br><br><br>
Congrats on 3 months!
 

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I don't know if my sense of smell has improved over the last 4 months and 2 days. But my sense of humor sure has improved sense finding this site.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sunny.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sunny:">
 

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I don't know if my sense of smell has improved over the last 4 months and 2 days. But my sense of humor sure has improved sense finding this site.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sunny.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sunny:"></div>
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My senses seem to have sharpened as well, especially smell and hearing. As hoodedclawjen said, the most likely reason is because the nose is no longer clogged with mucus. Sometimes I can take this to my advantage, since I can smell cookies baking from outside people's houses.
 

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I don't think my sense of smell has improved that much, but since giving up dairy and eggs I can now breathe again. My nose has been stuffed up for years. I took both over the counter and prescription medications to no avail....I had to use a nose spray at night to breathe, but during the day I would just suffer. Within about 10 days of eliminating dairy and eggs, my nose congestion cleared and I haven't used a nose spray since.</div>
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Ditto that. I'd say it's more the dairy than the eggs, based on personal experience, and the experience of others.<br><br><br><br>
Yes, my smell is better because I can breathe through my nose now. I also find the smell of cooking meat to be so strong and overwhelming that it is nauseating.
 

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I hope my smell gets better when I make the full transition. I really have almost zero sense of smell. It would be nice to know when someone is cooking...or farting<br><br><br><br>
About time to start the Friday party! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/beer.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":beer:">
 

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I hope my smell gets better when I make the full transition. I really have almost zero sense of smell. It would be nice to know when someone is cooking...or farting<br><br><br><br>
About time to start the Friday party! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/beer.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":beer:"></div>
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Hopefully you get some smell back! I once knew someone who had no sense of smell at all.. I had never even known there was such a condition until I met him. Not sure if it's something that could be corrected through diet though
 

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<span>mmm mybe I should go vegan...lol it would be awesome to have a heightened sense of smell<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":shy:"></span>
 

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I have a ridiculously sensitive sense of smell. I always notice things before everyone else. A couple days ago, I smelled something and asked, "is there something cranberry around here?" and an astonished co-worker over 10 feet away said he was eating a cranberry scone. It also makes me very sensitive to my husband's pheromones ;-)<br><br><br><br>
On the flip side, it also makes me VERY sensitive to bad smells - trash REALLY overwhelms me. Poor husband always has to take it out!!
 

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Suggested T-shirt slogan:<br><br><br><br>
Go Vegan.<br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">You'll smell better.</span><br><br><br><br>
Cheers!<br><br>
TJ
 
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