Food Cravings

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Food Cravings

Food craving of bread

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 cravingPhosphorus deficiency
  • Bones– Calcium deficiency  See Ionic Minerals Handout
  • Bread – food cravingyeast 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 PlasterCalcium 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 cravingIodine deficiency, hypothyroidism
  • Ice CubesIron 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 saltSodium 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)