Cravings and What They Really Mean

We have all experienced cravings at one time or another and given that the holidays, including Christmas is almost here, ’tis the season.

Some experience them now and again, it is a daily habit. But are they more than just a habit? Is your body trying to tell you something?

The answer is the latter; that is, the body is speaking as loudly as possible that nutrition is missing and it needs some help. What type of help. Here are the most common ones. . . .

Chocolate. The star of the show for most. When the body craves this, it is typically one of 2 symptoms:

  1. There is a magnesium deficiency.
  2. There is an excess of candida.

For #1, Magnesium 400mg, twice a day and the second one can be addressed with Uva Ursi typically.

However in order to get precise and given the fact that everyone’s system is unique, schedule a session with me. I am an expert in this area and can tailor make a program to suit your needs.

Sugar-based foods. There are a number of possibilities here:

  1. Chromium deficiency. Foods such as grapes can help.
  2. Phosphorus deficiency. Foods such as chicken or eggs are needed here.
  3. Sulphur deficiency. Cauliflower and cranberries are the stars of the show in this case.
  4. Tryptophan deficiency. When this amino is low, turkey, raisins or spinach is needed.

Carbs, particularly breads. There are a number of reasons for this craving including:

  1. Nitrogen deficiency. Foods including meats, beans and chia seeds are a must here.
  2. Yeast over-growth. See reply above.

** In some instances, such as the case with athletes, this is completely normal. The carbohydrate stores are drained and need to be replenished.

Salt. Again, multiple reasons here including:

  1. Dehydration. Far and away, the most common reason.
  2. Chloride deficiency in which case, goat’s milk will do the trick


The above is a solid guideline, but if you really want to get to the root of the matter, call my office or email me to set up a personalized wellness plan. Your health is worth it.






About the Author Doc Wellness

David is a Nutritional and Alternative Medicine Expert, Educator and Entrepreneur. As an Acupuncture Physician and Master Herbalist, he has created the best selling anti aging formula, Doc Wellness Supplement and the online school - Dr. Orman's Wellness School.

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