Take Care of Your Senses

Here are some tips for improving the efficiency of your sense organs.


We all know that vision is the most important of all our senses, so we need to take care of our eyes. We cannot live life to the fullest without vision.

Eat food rich in vitamin A.

Add vitamin A rich food like carrots, papaya, apples etc. to your diet. Vitamin A improves the quality of your vision.

Wear sunglasses whenever you go out.

Use sunglasses whenever you go outside to protect you eyes from the ultraviolet rays of the sun.

Retain moisture in your eyes

As tears are very helpful in preventing dry eyes, cut onions once a month or blink rapidly for 5 minutes to retain the moisture.

Use an air conditioner only when necessary

Air conditioning decreases the humidity in your eyes and makes them dry which can result in corneal abrasions. So decrease the use of air conditioner.

Use an Anti Glaring Glass While at the Computer

And keep the screen just below your eye level.

Rest your eyes every hour when reading

Close your eyes for 5 minutes every hour while reading or working with eyes.

Apply Peppermint Oil or Vanilla to Your Arm and Inhale it

Peppermint oil and vanilla stimulate the limbic system in your brain, which in turn stimulates the rods in your eyes. This will help us see even in dim light.

A Simple Exercise for the Eyes

Put a small dot on the tip of the nose and stare at the point with both the eyes for 2 minutes. Then close your eyes. Repeating this process 3 times daily improves both the efficiency of the eyes and brain.


To improve the efficiency of your sense of smell, follow these techniques.

Avoid offensive odors

Prolonged exposure to bad odors will diminish the your olfactory abilities.

Go For a Brisk Walk

Daily brisk walking enhances the sense of smell.

Use Sniff Therapy

According to Dr. Hirsch sniffing something with a strong odor for 3 minutes, 5 to 6 times daily can improve the efficiency of your smell within four months.

Eat Zinc Rich Food

Add zinc rich food to your diet at least once a week as zinc deficiency decreases the ability of sense of smell.

Avoid Cigarettes and Alcohol

Stay away from cigarettes and alcohol as long term smoking damages the olfactory nerves in the back of your nose and the rise of blood alcohol decreases the sense of smell.

Simple Exercise for Developing Your Sense of Smell:

Close your right nostril with thumb and inhale with left nostril, now close the left nostril and exhale with right nostril. Do this for 5 times daily to improve the efficiency of smell.

Clean Your Nose with Saline Spray

Clean your blocked nose with saline spray. This will release blocked nerve receptors.


If the tongue is not attended to you will loose your sense of taste. The tongue is used as an indication for health as well. So increase the efficiency of your tongue and enjoy delicious foods.

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25 Responses to “Take Care of Your Senses”
  1. IcyCucky Says...

    On November 14, 2007 at 9:06 am

    This is a great, great list of things to do to take care of our senses.
    I enjoy learning them, Valli.

  2. valli Says...

    On November 14, 2007 at 10:33 am

    Thank you very much for your appreciation Icy.

  3. Judy Sheldon-Walker Says...

    On November 18, 2007 at 9:07 pm

    Such a very thorough article on protecting our sensory organs. Thank you for providing it for us. Have a happy and a healthy Thanksgiving, Valli.

  4. valli Says...

    On November 19, 2007 at 11:23 pm

    thanks for your comment.

  5. Jodi Says...

    On November 20, 2007 at 12:52 pm

    Hi Valli,
    Once again you have given a great list of helpful hints to improve our lives. Keep it up!

  6. valli Says...

    On November 20, 2007 at 10:43 pm

    Thanks for your comment.

  7. mar Says...

    On January 7, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    thankz for the info….

  8. Chummy Says...

    On January 12, 2008 at 7:11 am

    I really need it. I’m looking for it almost an hour. Haha!Thanks.. (:

  9. valli Says...

    On January 14, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Thanks for the comments, Mar and Chummy.

  10. Joe Poniatowski Says...

    On April 28, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Wow – great information.

  11. Alexa Gates Says...

    On April 28, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    great information Valli! I especially like the ear one.. i never knew putting water in your ear was a bad thing!

  12. Joe Poniatowski Says...

    On April 28, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Wow – great information.

  13. Darlene McFarlane Says...

    On April 28, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Very sound advice, valli. I am going back to read it again…

  14. Dee Huff Says...

    On April 28, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    A comprehensive list. Thanks.

  15. nobert bermosa Says...

    On April 28, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    nice article valli,

  16. Ruby Hawk Says...

    On April 28, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    thank you for a lot of good information to help us keep our sight, hearing and many of the things that are so important.

  17. PAULOSE Says...

    On April 28, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    dEAR vALLI,
    I ALWAYS APPRECIATE YOUR WONDERFUL ARTICLES.You give a lot of excellent ideas. I am from Kerala writing in the name thresiapaulosem just an infant in writing. Wish you all the best

  18. valli Says...

    On April 29, 2008 at 1:16 am

    Tahnk you Joe,Alexa, Darlene, Dee, Nobert, Ruby and Paulose for reading and commenting.

  19. Katie-Chan Says...

    On June 24, 2008 at 6:09 am

    Success! I have now found an article about taking care of senses! I really need this for our report! thanks for making this! Have a healthy senses! Valli, if you can find other information put it here! I’ll always go here for informations! thanks so much!

  20. valli Says...

    On June 25, 2008 at 12:37 am

    Thank you Katie-Chan, if I can find any important information I will add it to the article.

  21. mil Says...

    On September 27, 2009 at 8:32 am

    …thanks a lot…
    this info helped me cope up with my research!!!
    till next time..
    i hope you will add more info not only about our sensory orgns but in everything that you can share to us!!]
    may you have more infos to come!!

  22. kichan Says...

    On April 20, 2010 at 7:01 am

    .. thank you for your comment.
    take care always!!!

  23. susi Says...

    On June 4, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    It’s great valli, Wish you all the best

  24. Shiella liza D. Encontro Says...

    On June 28, 2010 at 8:39 am

    this is a great help in my assignment in Science.Thanks a lot!

  25. jovince Says...

    On August 11, 2012 at 10:27 am

    it is good for my assignment

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