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Thanks for the magnesium tip. I will have to give that a try!
Let me know how it goes! This was the first month I didn't eat an entire box of brownies...and the first month I wasn't miserably bloated. Although I do miss the brownies, I know my waistline doesn't!
Thank you so much for this posting. I am not overweight by doctor's standards but I feel I can lose another 15. It is so hard when you crave donuts, cakes, candies, and other foods that have no business being eaten. Now I can bookmark this and have a referral each time I feel the need to "cheat my way through health". Much love and I hope your Chrons is under control. Being tested for Celiac next week.
I'm pregnant, and I'm craving burnt, charcoaled foods- something that I wouldn't have touched with a ten foot pole before. What can I eat instead, because I've heard charcoal can be bad for you?
Eating charcoal is REALLY bad for you...and your baby! I understand how uncontrollable cravings can be. First of all, I suggest you definitely bring this up to your OB GYN if you already haven't done so because when you crave things other than "food" this can be caused by a problem with the hypothalamus in the brain which has a lot of control over cravings. As everyone knows, your body and hormones change while your pregnant so this could be a temporary phase, or something more serious if it seems to persist for more than a few weeks. Also, are you on a really good multi-vitamin? You definitely need to be if you are pregnant. Sometimes just getting on the right multi-vitamin supplement stops the cravings. Sometimes charcoal foods can be associated with a trace mineral deficiency. If you're on a good vitamin it usually contains these as well but it's definitely something to check out!
Hi, this is really informative and interesting. I crave dirt and salt. I got myself good sea salt, but I eat too much of it. And I got some food grade Azomite clay that I mix with water and drink every day. But I crave both of them and have to stop myself from eating too much of them. I also am losing a lot of blood during my period so I'm thinking they are related. Do you have thoughts? Thanks
Well the dirt craving is definitely a trace mineral, especially if you also crave the taste of azomite. Your body will crave a particular food until it is satisfied. If the only place it gets trace minerals is dirt or azomite, then that's what you'll crave. I would really try to find an alternative for azomite as it is not natural for the body and will eventually make you really really sick. Instead I would (a) get a REALLY good multivitamin that contains A, B, & C vitamins along with trace minerals like chromium, manganese, zinc, iron, etc. (b)Liqui-kelp, also known as iodine will help with the salt cravings. You can get it for about $4 at a health food store. You take about 4 drops on the tongue in the morning without food and if you need to, in the evening as well. Even though the container may say "sea salt" check the label to see if it contains trace minerals. I and a lot of my clients have had iodine deficiencies and I also recommend a salt on naturalimports.com called MASU or you can get a kind called "real salt" at the health food store if that is more convienent for you. If I had to guess I'd say your thyroid is out of whack so this will help with that also. Lastly, I would eat more leafy greens that contain IRON (like Kale, swiss chard, spinach, bok choy, leek, collards, etc). Not the METAL kind from iron pots (as that's toxic) but the kind that keeps red blood cells working efficiently - this will probably make a difference with your period. Iron is also a trace mineral and if you are deficient you'll have heavier periods and anemia, feel out of breath a lot, and tired/weak.I'm not sure what your diet is like but it sounds like your body is really really deficient in a lot of its minerals. Try to incorporate more greens and veggies and less processed food, and do the three things above. Remember, it may take a few days to see good results AND you might feel worse before you get better because your body is going to try and get rid of all the toxins. But stick with it and you'll see great results.
Almost forgot, this is going to sound completely weird BUT I washed and through some beets in my juicer today and when I drank the juice it tasted very much like dirt! Thus, if you have a juicer, maybe you should give it a try (with organic beets) PLUS beets have crazy awesome nutrients/minerals/vitamins.
hi im 28 weeks pregnant and am seriously craving red dirt and ice. the craving for dirt is so bad im finding it very hard not to go and actually eat it.
You will DEFINITELY want to get on a good multi-vitamin that contains lots of trace minerals as this is what a dirt craving means. The ice craving is iron and you can get this from eating leafy green vegetables and your multi-vitamin will also have iron in it. If your craving seems to persist definitely let your OB GYN know. Some of the comments above might help you also as some of the women were craving the same thing.
I love milk. SOoooo much I drink it with just about everything. And when I do drink it, it's like my body sighs with relief. haha Perhaps I do have a calcium deficiency. That's crazy.
I've been craving spinach with alot of salt and very sour pickles. What do you think I can do to stop these cravings please help!!!
First off, craving spinach really isn't that bad of a thing! It could be worse...you could have a SUGAR craving! Spinach is an excellent source of so many nutrients like: vitamin K, A, E, C, B3, B2,B6 manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, tryptophan (an amino that helps your body make "feel good" endorphins), omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, beta carotene, Lutein and Zeaxathin, protein, phosphorus, copper, and fiber...among many other things! Your body is probably trying to tell you that it is lacking in vitamins and minerals and for that...I would get on a REALLY good multi-vitamin (nothing by "NOW", "SOLARAY", or anything in a wal-mart, pharmacy, Meijer...etc. Nature's Sunshine makes some top notch vitamins...that's the company I recommend. (naturessunshine.com)Secondly, pickles contain some of the same nutrients as those found in spinach (Vitamin C, A, potassium, magnesium, manganese, folate, fiber, beta-carotene, molybdenum and tryptophan). Chances are that your body is craving a nutrient that is found BOTH IN SPINACH AND PICKLES.If you've been depressed lately or have addictive tendencies, I'd say it is tryptophan. If you have been agitated, constipated, or irritated, it's probably magnesium. If you're pregnant, it's probably folate. If you have bad eyes it's probably beta carotene or vitamin A. The salt and "sour" taste you desire is most likely due to an organic sodium deficiency or an iodine deficiency. Cut out ALL table salt. Use ONLY organic / sea salt. Try taking a supplement like liqui-kelp or dulse. Whenever someone craves "sour" foods, the body is usually trying to obtain some form of balance in the type of "tastes" you are currently eating. There are 4 different types of tastes: sweet, salty, bitter, sour. Spinach is bitter, pickles are sour, and salt is...well....salty! I'm not sure how much sugar you eat but your body could be telling you that you need to eat a more balanced diet.Hope this helps!
Is craving spicy foods bad? I thought spicy foods were healthy (though often very high in sodium). Should I be concerned if I crave spicy foods?Love all this info- thank you!
Craving spicy food is not a bad thing. There are many different types of spices and all (if organic) have nutritional benefits! Sodium is also very good for the body! It is non-organic table salt (which is not even real salt at all but a toxin made in a lab usually combined with aluminum) that is bad for the body. Sodium is one of the most important nutrients your body needs to function. It helps dispel toxins, regulates your blood pressure and cellular function, and helps maintain your fluid balance. Some spicy foods contain high amounts of bad sodium so in that case it is wise to limit your intake or avoid entirely.Everything in moderation! Organic sodium = good. Table salt = bad. Organic spices = good. Non-organic spices = bad.
The last two weeks I have been craving canned tuna like crazy. I was never a tuna fan and ate it maybe once or twice a year. I thought I was pregnant but took a test today and it was negative. Not sure what this is about.
So i have been extremly tired lately and craving spicy foods what do you think would cause this?
I would say if you crave spicy foods AND you are extremely tired, your body is craving some "heat" and your liver is congested and in need of some cleansing.
A tuna craving = omega 3 fatty acids, especially if your diet is lacking in good fats like avocados, coconuts, flax oil, olive oil, etc. If you are a vegetarian it could also be protein, but usually its the omega 3's!
I seem to crave mostly sweets and carbs. I have been dealing with depression for some time now and hate taking meds. What do you think is the problem and would recommend?
I have another to go along with ice as lacking iron. I found that I was craving tomatoes a lot. I wanted to eat two or three every day; I researched it and managed to find that it could mean you're lacking in iron. I began to take iron supplements and the craving stopped. It also helped the fact that I was feeling rather lethargic and lacked energy, which were other signs of lacking iron.
I have terrible cravings for charcoal - especially 'nuggets' soaked in petrol. I think of it all the time and imagine myself crunching the charcoal in my mouth and sucking on the petrol juice. I am fighting this craving. I also have lost quit a bit of hair at the front and have resorted to wearing a wig. I am really depressed about my hair as it used to be my crowning glory. Re the charcoal craving - I have to stop myself walking into the shed and taking a big lump of charcoal out of the bag and eating it! Previoiusly, I have bitten off a minute piece - chewed on it and spat it out - but felt calmer afterwards! you advice would be most welcome.
Charcoal cravings: It sounds like you are EXTREMELY deficient in your TRACE MINERALS. You can find a natural charcoal supplement that is healthy for the body. Nature's Sunshine (naturessunshine.com) makes activated charcoal and ionic minerals - 2 things that would probably be great for you and an herbal trace mineral that's also an option.It all starts with diet and getting the nutrients your body needs. Just don't eat the charcoal from the bag as its treated with chemicals unless you buy and all natural kind. Still...go for the supplement and take a serious look at your diet!
To Anonymous: Sweets, Carbs, & DepressionA good book to read would be "Potatoes No Prozac." It explains the relationship between sugar and depression. Without knowing details, I would say you probably need to incorporate GOOD SUGARS like complex carbs into your diet to displace the simple sugars. It is your body's main source of energy and doesn't effect depression like simple sugar does.In my own personal experience, I turned to home-made smoothies in the morning with just a bit of a good fat like nuts or oil to release the sugar slowly over time. It completely resolved the issue.You can find my mango smoothie recipe on my blog! That was the one that worked best :)
Tomatoes & Iron:Although tomatoes do contain a small amount of iron, they also contain a lot of other great ingredients! Remember that if your body craves iron, it is going to find any source it can that contains that nutrient and it will take it from your memory. So even if beef has more iron than tomatoes, if you've been more of an Italian eater versus a meat eater, you're more likely to crave a tomato. Or if your body can extract iron more easily from tomatoes, then it will go for that one. This explains why some people crave candy bars to get their magnesium! Or why some people just have to have that steak when iron is low! Thankfully, a tomato is a good thing to crave :)
Re your response on my charcoal craving - thank you- very helpful. One other thing though. I thought I had a fairly good diet - I eat organice - and eat fruit and veg ( but not much red meat at all). Can you give me some general advice as to what i should increase / decrease in my diet. One thing i do not like much are nuts ( except for pistachio and sometimes hazlenut). Your advice would be welcome - and I have already started on the supplements!
Is this true:http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sea-salt/AN01142I've been eating table salt more often these days because I am very deficient in iodine, and I know sea salt has very minute amounts of iodine compared to table salt...
No, that article is not true.I would completely AVOID all table salt - iodized or not! Table salt in general is highly refined salt (not from the sea), devoid of nutrients, and combined with synthetic chemicals like aluminum (the clumping agent the article failed to mention). The iodine used is also toxic to the body and cannot be absorbed as it is not natural iodine (for iodine to be absorbed it has to be found in a food source with a delicate balance of other minerals that allow our bodies to extract or absorb it. The synthetic chemical iodine only harms.) All natural sea salt is by FAR The better option as far as salt is concerned (that does not include "Morton's Sea Salt.") My favorite brands are celtic sea salt, real sea salt, Masu, and SI salt. The good stuff actually contains over 92 different trace minerals - necessary for a healthy body! It also does not have the same effects on our "sodium" levels.If you want the BEST source of iodine, try a KELP or LIQUID DULSE supplement :)But I would DEFINITELY avoid table salt as you will get no iodine or health benefits from eating it - iodized or not - it only harms.Hope that helps :)
A few months ago, I found that I am allergic to Dairy, Not lactose intollerent. Here lately I have started having a cravying for crunchy things. I have never been a big fan of this texture. I can't even pin point what i am cravying. Just the desire for anything crunchy.
I could eat tuna every day of the week! In fact, it's a little bit of a joke when our lunch cart comes around at work. A scoop of tuna salad on lettuce, a tuna sandwich, tuna pasta salad...they KNOW I'll buy. I live in the Great Lakes region and had read that living here was almost a guarantee of a vitamin D deficiency. Could this be part of my craving for tuna?
Well, I suppose it could be a vitamin D craving though generally a deficiency has to do with the lack of sun and not food. Its more likely that a tuna craving would be the body's way of telling you it needs more essential fatty acids or protein, especially if you generally consume a low fat diet.
Hi Megan,What are the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency? Also, what's the best way to balance out the estrogen in the body? Lastly, how can i cleanse my liver with diet and nutrition?Christina
Sea Salt does NOT contain iodine. Table salt has iodine added. You have it backwards.
No, I do not have it backwards. Natural sea salt DOES contain iodine. The salt found in nature, extracted from the sea, is a very rich source of iodine. Table salt is a chemical and has to be "iodized" because iodine is lost in the process of refining the salt. Companies started iodizing their salt because people were experiencing iodine deficiencies from using the mined and refined table salt (which replaced the natural unprocessed sea salt). Of course the iodine they add back in is not safe, healthy, or easily absorbed by the body. And it is a failed attempt to make something toxic and commercial appear as healthy as the original. Check out the nutrition label on sea salt...and not commercial "sea salt" but the real stuff.
so ive been craving, salty baked bbq chicken n pickles what is my body lacking?
I've been craving spicy foods that mean I'm having a boy
In the last 3 weeks I've eaten about 12-15 cans of tuna. I am craving tuna (chunk white packed in water) mixed with miracle whip a dill mustard and sweet relish. I eat it on sandwiches or with crackers & at all hours of the day & night. Iam a 39 yr old female 100% not pregnant. I normally eat 2-3 cans a yr but I cant seem to get enough right now. Is it bad for me?
Ive eaten 12-15 cans of tuna (chunk white in water) mixed with miracle whip, sweet relish, dill mustard & pepper over the last 3 weeks. Can this make me sick? I am a 39 yr old female, 100% not pregnant. I eat it in sandwiches or on crackers, at all hours of the day & night.
Jammytoes, I wouldn't advise eating that much tuna simply because tuna (like most fish)contains many heavy metal contaminants especially if it's not organic. I'm not sure what the rest of your diet is like but your body is clearly craving fatty acids so I would increase other forms of good fat in your diet or get on an omega 3 supplement!
I have been craving pickles and I drink the juice, I have been trying not to eat them, but its like my body is saying I have to. Also I crave yogurt I eat about 6 to 9 6 oz. containers a day sometimes more. Is there a vitamin or supplement that I can take to help me with these cravings?
What do you recommend for a "liver cleanse"? I always crave spicy foods. And I'm assuming a liver cleanse is in order.
I think a good juice fast while taking herbs like milk thistle and dandelion is very effective for the liver. Liver cleanse formula by nature's sunshine is a great product as well:http://www.naturessunshine.com/us/product/liver-cleanse-formula-100-caps/sku-1010.aspxI also like their Dieter's cleanse:http://www.naturessunshine.com/us/product/dieters-cleanse-14-day/sku-3220.aspx
Hi - I'm pregnant, but it is not looking like the pregnancy is viable (slow building of HCG). Still, I am craving spicy tomato juice like crazy (with worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, horseradish and lemon juice). I could drink an entire jug of it if left to it.Any nutritional reasoning for this?Thanks.
To those who express how fatigued they are a lot. I found out during a women's exam that my vitamin d levels were at 13. The normal state is 50 and the low state is 30. I was really tired and craving sweets a ton. I was also sick about 1x/week with a cold or headache. Ask your doc and verify your insurance covers a vit d lab check.
In addition to my Vitamin levels being low... I forgot to say what I did about it lol. Sorry.My doc prescribed 50,000 UI or is it IU's of Vit. D3. I took one pill a week, for 3 months.Retook the lab (which by the way make sure your insurance covers it the 2nd time around or look for how much it costs), and my levels shot up to 45! The first week I took the pill, NO JOKE, I had sooooo much more energy! I had a lot of stress happening that week too and I remember feeling amazing. From then on I didn't get sick for 4 months until allergy season came around. But even then, my body seemed to fight off sickness quicker!I also found out 60% of your body needs to be exposed to the sun in order to get an efficient amount of Vit D. A good 20 minutes is what it takes daily. Our bodies do not naturally produce this vitamin, but it's VITAL to maintaining weight, digestion, immunity, bone strength (absorbs calcium). They said Vitamin D3 is what you'd buy at the store. I got 5,000 after taking the prescriptions in which I take 4-5x a week. My doc also put me back on the 50,000 only 1x/month vs. 1x/week.I'm not a doctor so check with yours! But I feel so much better not to mention it helps your face glow!I juice veggies and fruits. My favorite combo:Two carrots (large), 1 medium Beet, KALE, and 4 Strawberries. I love Watermelon and Strawberries juiced together.Haven't tried it yet but try juicing maybe a mojito flavor: Apple, Cucumber, Lime, and mint.Another favorite is Buy a bag of prewashed spinach leaves and juice it along with berries and carrots. YUM! You will feel amazing all day!
You are right, vitamin D is essential to energy levels but it only takes a space the size of a postage stamp to absorb our daily vitamin D requirements - not 60%! See my post "What vitamin D and postage stamps have in common."50,000UI seems like a lot to me since one can definitely have too much of this vitamin and its not water soluble. But it's important to get with a naturopathic doctor to get your levels checked to see what's right for you :)Keep up the good work!
This sounds ridiculous but what i crave is white copy paper and eat it. What do you suggest.
O dear, that is one craving you must avoid! Commercial paper is made using mercury and is highly toxic to the body. Your body is deficient in trace minerals. I would get on a trace mineral supplement asap.Herbal Trace Minerals & Ionic Minerals are two of my favorites. www.naturessunshine.com
I constantly crave acidic things. This has been going on since I was a kid. I love lemons, orange juice, pickle juice, even straight vinegar, and I could drink Italian dressing straight from the bottle. What is my body trying to tell me?
I've been craving paper, not toilet paper but writing paper. Not sure what this means. Help?
Jacy, you need to get on an ionic mineral or trace mineral supplement. You can find one on www.naturessunshine.com Whatever you do, do NOT eating writing paper...it contains mercury and could cause organ failure and brain damage.Megan
The sad thing about Animal milk is it actually robs your body of calcium.
Before my period I crave for garlic lots and lots of garlic , can you tell me why . Thanks
Where is the medical background for this list?
If my body is craving "heat" and in need of liver cleansing, what would be the best thing to do that with, also keep in mind I maybe pregnant but I have another 2weeks til I know for sure. Thank you <3
1. Garlic is usually a sulfur deficiency - one of the minerals required by the body to function properly! Eat away!2. Anonymous #2, Medical backgrounds teach you nothing about nutrition. Medical doctors do not learn nutrition in medical school. I am a Naturopathic Doctor, and we do. 3. If you are pregnant, you should not cleanse. Wait to see if you're pregnant, and if so, focus on diet (and let your hormones adjust). If not, you can do a supplement cleanse but your optimal time is limited as the body doesn't cleanse effectively in cold weather.
What is your take on cravings to drink hot and eat cold at the same time? I've been doing this for years and am curious. An example is gulping hot green tea followed by chewing frozen grapes.
Lori,The body is all about maintaining balance and homeostasis. It's for this reason that people crave sugar after they eat salt or expansive foods after they've eaten contractive....or hot after they eat cold (or vice versa).
I have been craving anything very sour or bitter for several weeks now. I have adrenal fatigue and being treated with low dose of hydrocortisone and adrenal and adaptogen supports. I also have hashimoto's, and that is under control (articles I have read show that adrenals go hand in hand with thyroid). However, this craving is increasing. The bad part is that lemon water gives me heartburn as I drink it fairly strong. I weaned myself off of nexium after 15 years of that stuff as well. I had a micronutrient test and am not deficient in magnesium, D3, etc. I have an excellent physician, but am just wondering why I have these cravings all of a sudden? I used to eat lemons as a kid, but until lately I rarely was eating them in adulthood.
hi Megan. this is an awesome website. I think May have a an electrolyte imbalance because I an constantly having to urinate throughout the day even if I don't drink liquids. At night I find myself having to interrupt sleep at least 3 times throughout the night to go to the bathroom, again even when I don't drink liquids. I ask the doc about it, she said its normal, but I don't think it is. I am only 32 years old, excercise regularly and currently on a vegetarian diet. Do you have any suggestions to what I can do? thank you do much xoxo
I am hypothyroid and have gained thirty pounds since my thyroid and my glands were removed, what foods do you suggest to help maintain the vitamins needed without all the weight gain and subsiding the variety of cravings I go through on a dailybasis
Hello! This site is great! Thank you! So three things, first: I am 13 weeks pregnant. tho: I am kinda pissed right now at all the skeptics and others asking you to show them "proof"...thats beside the point... ok and third, and most important, I am craving coconut like crazy. I eat coconut yogurt, coconut granola, coconut cereal, coconut straight out of the bag (unsweetened). I take a prenatal vitamin NOW FOODS prenatal+DHA, I am wondering if you have any insight as to why my body or baby cannot seem to get enough of the white fluffy coco-nutty goodness!?
Your body is craving good fats. It will crave a fat like coconut over something else based on what your diet is and based on the make-up of the fats it needs and the ease of absorbability. Coconut is good for you, so enjoy!
Hi Starsha, just wanted to add to ur comment. While i was pregnant i craved a cook island recipe for raw fish. Unfortunately being pregnant i couldnt eat it. Instead i mixed freshly cooked chicken with the sauce which is made from 1 can coconut cream, juice of two lemons, spring onions and fresh tomato. Season with a generous amount of salt. Trust me, ur cravings will thank u.
I see a lot of women who crave tuna. I don't like tuna or salmon, no matter what time of month it is. I do take fish oil pills everyday. But what about seafood cravings in general? Especially shrimp? Is that still an omega-3 deficiency?
Hi Meagan,I'm 16wks pregnant & craving raw celery, beans, capsicum & carrot. Eating them all day long. I'm taking a pregnancy multi-vitamin. Have also gone off Dairy. I'm lactose intolerant, but can normaly handle 2 serves of dairy per day. This time i can't handle any. With my previous 2 pregnancy's i was having custard & chocolate milk by the truckload. Any advise?? Tia
I don't see anything wrong with those cravings! Your body is craving good sodium (turning to celery instead of table salt which is awesome), glucose and vitamin A (turning to carrots instead of junk), heat and support for the liver and circulation imbalances (capsicum), protein (beans). With the dairy it just depends on the pregnancy. The immune system has two pathways and it usually switches during pregnancy allowing women to consume things they normally wouldn't. When this switch occurs depends on the woman and each pregnancy :)
Hi Megan - I am about 6 weeks prego. I'm extreemely fatigued. Yesterday, I layed on the couch from morning till night, and was light-headed just by walking to the kitchen or restroom. Some days, I don't take naps, but about 4 days a week I'm finding myself taking a 3 hour nap. When I wake up in the morning, or from a nap, I never feel rested. I don't have the focus, energy, or zeal like I used to. I am literally feeling like this baby is "sucking the life" out of me. Secondly, I made 2 batches of chocolate chip cookies that turned out perfect, and I cannot bring myself to eat even one of them. I also am getting nauseous from coffee, which I typically LOVE! Why am I so turned off by coffee? I've had to switch to chai tea lattes instead. I'm also eating lots of starches, like pasta, toast, potatoes, and potato soup.
I have a question that I am hoping that someone can help me with because I cannot find it anywhere! For the past week I have been craving Raw Dried Coconut (from Trader Joes) they come in dried strips with nothing else added, completely natural. (I am NOT craving any other coconut like you would find in chocolate candy or other types of food) it's either the strips or the actual coconut from the farmers market is all I am craving. I would love some insight as to why I might be craving it. I have normally not really enjoyed it (due to the texture) but its not like I hated it either, it just wasn't something I threw in my cart when at the grocery store. So this is completely new to be adding into my daily diet. I thank anyone in advance since this has been driving me nuts. I am enjoying every moment of it, don't get me wrong. It has been a pleasure to be snacking on them all day long :) Hope someone can help soon :) Thank you!
I've been craving Tuna Fish a lot. Whst would that mean?
Thankyou regarding info on sour cravings and hashimotos. Just got blood tests back revealing hashimotos and have been craving anything sour or bitter. Was driving me nuts as I thought it had to be related. :)
Hi Megan, I have been Juicing vegetables and fruit for 3 months, going from eating what ever I liked to going to Just Juicing 3 times a day was not as hard as I thought. However, in the last 4 weeks, I have been craving sugar!!! oh, its awful! I need sugar , chips and more sugar. I seem to be drinking a 1.8 litre flask of coffee a day too.I know having these things are not the best for me, and as a food sensitive person, it really does alter my moods with what I eat / drink. The Juicing is the best thing I have ever tried, after having back surgery to help relieve me of chronic pain, I decided I could do with losing a few pounds I decided to do Juicing. 3 months and over 40 pounds ( 18 kilo's ) lighter Im feeling great, and my back is happier too. But, the cravings have set in and they are getting out of control! I chew my finger nails too more than I have ever, I seem to have itchy skin more than ever, and I'm wondering what the hell is going on ? I thought with the Juicing, I would be getting all the nutrients I would ever need and more.I also try and eat Gluten free products where I can, but I know I cant always do so.I don't eat fast food anymore, but I do worry that with my cravings I could be closer to giveing in than I want to be. What do you think is going on with my cravings ? Especially the Coffee, I was never such a big coffee drinker ever :(
Hi Megan. I crave pickles when I eat protein (eggs, fish, chicken) and am on several psychiatric meds. I am fatigued so much that along with my diagnosis, have put me on disability. I am unable to work a full time job. My mom's side has a history of diabetes and I am pre diabetic. My body is unable to loose weight and trying to get a medical doctor to understand is like trying to pull a mule. They are such hypocrites. They tell you to loose weight and don't give you the advise you need. Just another chemical. What do I need to do to feel human again?
Hi, does anyone know what it means to crave coconut? I've been eating coconut steady and almost finished eating the whole bag of ribbon coconut.
I have been craving pickles for the last year. Dill pickles and the juice. If I could just buy the juice by the gallon I would do that. I can eat a whole jar of pickles in one setting and still crave more. my mouth waters just thinking about pickles. I have high blood pressure, so I do not use a lot of salt when I cook. I usually don't put salt on my food before I eat it either. I did switch to sea salt. I take a multi-vitamin too.not sure what is going on with my body..
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