Greetings all from a new member.
A few weeks ago I read a CNN piece on a fruit that is supposed to make unpleasant things taste good. That's the claim anyway. I was intrigued because at the time I thought I was headed into chemo and might need something like this to help me eat. Well, I turned out not to need the chemo but I have just started a course of radiation, this after 2 surgeries. I'm definitely going to look into it though.... perhaps others have experience with it?
A quote from the article:
"About five months ago, a Miami, Florida, hospital began studying whether the fruit's sweetening effects can restore the appetite of cancer patients whose chemotherapy treatments have left them with dulled taste buds.
"What happens in patients is the food tastes so metallic and bland, it becomes repulsive," said Dr. Mike Cusnir, a lead researcher on the project and oncologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center. "Most of the patients undergoing chemotherapy have weight loss. Then they cut further into their diet and then this furthers the weight loss. It causes malnutrition, decreased function of the body and electrolyte imbalance."
And the link:
If this has all been discussed before on this forum, my apologies!