Food Cravings

Food Craving…

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Bread can be a food craving


Causes of Common Food Cravings:

  • Acid or sour food craving- Body is full of toxins
  • Alcohol as a food craving- Imbalanced brain chemicals or mineral deficiencies
  • Baked goods food craving- yeast, wheat allergy, emotional, lack of love
  • Beef – food craving- Body low in phosphorus
  • Beverages as a food craving- Phosphorus deficiency
  • Bones- Calcium deficiency  See Ionic Minerals Handout
  • Bread – food craving- yeast infection or wheat allergy
  • Caffeine – food craving- Adrenal exhaustion (needs glandulars)
  • Carbohydrates – food craving- Yeast or eating triggered by specific emotions or brain hormone imbalances
  • Cheese – food craving- Yeast infection, sulfite allergy (orange cheeses)
  • Chemicals (gasoline fumes, chlorine or petrochemicals)- allergy
  • Chalk or Plaster- Calcium deficiency
  • Chocolate – food craving- Cocoa allergy, lack of love, craving more phenylethylalanine (the love hormone), hormonal imbalances
  • Cold weather or prior to rain storms- Mold allergies
  • Food Cravings, same time every day- decreased serotonin
  • Food Cravings, about the same time each day-Cortisone cyclic rhythm changes.
  • Food Food Cravings, winter months- Possible mold allergies
  • Food Cravings, night- Allergy withdrawal signs or decreased adrenal function
  • Dirt or Clay- Mineral or trace mineral deficiency
  • Fatigue/Insomnia, cravings with- Low energy, adrenal exhaustion
  • Feces- Cow poop, Horse poop- Enzyme deficiency or trace minerals
  • Feces- Dog poop (as a dog) Improper potty training by humans
  • Fish and Shrimp – food craving- Iodine deficiency, hypothyroidism
  • Ice Cubes- Iron or B6 deficiency
  • Ice Cream food craving - Calcium deficiency, yeast
  • Licorice – food craving- Salt and/or water deficiency (Licorice increases retention of water therefore leading to High Blood Pressure)
  • Food craving of midnight snacks - try eating frozen foods like melon/grapefruit
  • Milk – food craving- Low calcium, diminished parathyroid function, poss. yeast
  • Nutritional supplements, cravings with- wrong type of supplements
  • Orange Juice – food craving- Allergic addiction to same
  • Pepper, Black- as a food craving- Chromium or chromium picolinate deficiency
  • Peanut Butter – food craving- Possible mold/mildew allergies
  • PMS, cravings from- Decreased progesterone, Trace mineral or vitamin deficiencies.
  • Pregnancy, cravings during- Zinc deficiency
  • Food craving of salt- Sodium deficiency or decreased sensitivity to salt
  • Smoking, cravings with- Nicotine is suppressing insulin levels
  • Soda Pop – food craving- Phosphorus, Calcium, Magnesium imbalances.
  • Sugar – food craving- Corn allergy, Yeast infection
  • Water- Diabetes, Addison’s disease
  • Water- Craving at night- Salt deficiency (Try Celtic Sea Salt-it has way more minerals in it than any salt including the “sea salt” you see in the health food store!)

Reference: No More Cravings by Douglas Hunt, MD. c.1987 (More information on food cravings)

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Food cravings - fast food