Dear Stephen,
I lost my sense of taste being on the core protocol, stopped everything a week after no taste, and am now off of the protocol for about two weeks but still no sense of taste. I stopped andrographis, reservatrol, smilax, cats claw and even stephania as that to me was the most bitter of the bunch (awful), even though stephania helped my pain. Will my sense of taste ever return? It’s quite disconcerting. Thank you!

Stephen’s response:
Knotweed affects taste for some people, in a small percentage of people, it does indeed seem to cause loss of taste (though this side effect is not noted in any of the literature anywhere). Your taste should return but it may take awhile, up to 3 months. You can use the protocol but substitute stephania for the knotweed.
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