After 21 days of eating a lot of yogurt [more than 16 ounces/day] and then 15 days of acidophilus pearls — 2 a day for the first 5 days and then 1 a day since, it’s very clear that I can breathe substantially better through my nose. This has been obvious for at least a couple of weeks — it still seems to be improving gradually. I feel it clearly when I breathe. And, rather dramatically, my sense of smell has returned. I got a severe sinus infection in 1972; since then, my nose has been fairly stuffed and my sense of smell weak. Now I’m living in a different olfactory universe.
For a few years, I’ve cleaned up 4 or 5 times a week after a bunch of feral cats that I feed. Until the last 3 weeks or so, I only used my eyes to spot the cat poop. Now I use my sense of smell a lot and often smell it before I see it. Another unpleasant example — I don’t flush my toilet after peeing to conserve water; by the end of the day it looks pretty funky, but I could barely smell its funkiness in the past. Now I smell it quite vividly and am more prone to flush it.