No matter how strange it may seem, cravings may be a consequence of certain diseases, according to Chinese medicine. This idea is confirmed by classic medicine as well.
Cravings for meat may come as a result of the lack of proteins generated of intense physical or intellectual effort. This may also be a cause of stress, anemia, tuberculosis, hepatitis, of sweet consumption.
The cravings for butter, margarine, cream, or whip cream may be due to the lack of fatty acids or anemia, renal insufficiency, tuberculosis, thyroid affections, or renal affections.
Those who crave for nuts, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, almonds, or pistachios may suffer from certain affections generated by the lack of fatty acids. Cardiovascular diseases, high levels of cholesterol, the increased activity of the thyroid, or renal insufficiency may be causes of unsaturated fats cravings.
Sweet cravings may show up as a result of the lack of carbohydrates due to intense physical exercise, diarrhea, or fever. Pancreas tumors, thyroid insufficiency, or vitamin A and D treatment may have the same effect.
Alcohol, coffee, or drug consumption may also lead to the same cravings because fresh fruits and vegetables fight against the free radicals excessively produced due to the toxins in these products.
When people crave for dairy products they usually have a lack of calcium. The lack of calcium may be due to the cocoa, chocolate, or spinach excess. It may also be a cause of some diseases such as osteoporosis, cirrhosis, renal insufficiency, thyroid insufficiency, and Para-thyroid insufficiency.
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