Homeopathy strikes again
“Homeopathic” cold remedy Zicam is apparently not homeopathic.
It actually contains zinc. And when taken intranasally, it can cause people to lose their sense of smell. You’d be surprised at how important this is. Smell is one of the most underrated of our five senses. But can you imagine running around all day wondering if your B.O. is too strong? Or not being able to taste the full complexities of a gourmet meal because you can’t smell the different spices? Smell has also been shown to be strongly linked to emotional memories.
All of this, lost, because some people decided homeopathy should get more lenient treatment than any regular medicine.