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Food Cravings

Written by Colleen Huber, NMD   
Monday, 01 September 2008 00:00


If you crave this… What you really need is… Healthy foods that have it…
Chocolate Magnesium Raw nuts and seeds, legumes, fruits
Sweets

Chromium


Carbon

Phosphorus


Sulfur


Tryptophan

Broccoli, grapes, cheese, dried beans, calves liver, chicken

Fresh fruits

Chicken, beef, liver, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, legumes, grains

Cranberries, horseradish, cruciferous vegetables, kale, cabbage

Cheese, liver, lamb, raisins, sweet potato, spinach
Bread, Toast Nitrogen High protein foods: fish, meat, nuts, beans
Oily Snacks, Fatty Foods Calcium Mustard and turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, cheese, sesame
Coffee or Tea

Phosphorus


Phosphorus


Sodium Chloride (salt)

Iron

Chicken, beef, liver, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, legumes

Egg yolks, red peppers, muscle protein, garlic, onion, cruciferous vegetables

Sea salt, apple cider vinegar (on salad)


Meat, fish and poultry, seaweed, greens, black cherries


Alcohol, Recreational Drugs

Protein

Avenin

Calcium


Glutamine


Potassium

Meat, poultry, seafood, dairy, nuts

Granola, oatmeal

Mustard and turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, cheese, sesame

Supplement glutamine powder for withdrawal, raw cabbage juice

Sun-dried black olives, potato peel broth, seaweed, bitter greens


Chewing Ice Iron Meat, fish, poultry, seaweed, greens, black cherries
Burned Food Carbon Fresh Fruits
Soda and other carbonated drinks Calcium Mustard and turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, cheese, sesame
Salty foods Chloride Raw goat milk, fish, unrefined sea salt
Acid foods Magnesium Raw nuts and seeds, legumes, fruits
Preference for liquids rather than solids Water Flavor water with lemon or lime. You need 8 to 10 glasses per day.
Preference for Solids Rather than Liquids Water You have been so dehydrated for so long that you have lost your thirst.

Flavor water with lemon or lime. You need 8 to 10 glasses per day.
Cool Drinks Manganese Walnuts, almonds, pecans, pineapple, blueberries
Pre-Menstrual Cravings

General Overeating

Zinc


Silicon

Tryptophan


Tyrosine

Red meats (especially organ meats), seafood, leafy vegetables, root vegetables

Nuts, seeds; avoid refined starches

Cheese, liver, lamb, raisins, sweet potato, spinach

Vitamin C supplements or orange, green, red fruits and vegetables

Lack of Appetite

Vitamin B1


Vitamin B3


Manganese


Chloride

Nuts, seeds, beans, liver and other organ meats

Tuna, halibut, beef, chicken, turkey, pork, seeds and legumes

Walnuts, almonds, pecans, pineapple, blueberries

Raw goat milk, unrefined sea salt


Tobacco

Silicon

Tyrosine

Nuts, seeds; avoid refined starches

Vitamin C supplements or orange, green and red fruits and vegetables


Colleen HuberAbout the Author:

Dr. Huber NMD, is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor and Primary Care Physician currently practicing in Tempe, Arizona. Dr. Huber focuses on herbal medicine, nutrition, intravenous therapies, environmental medicine and acupuncture. She received her Naturopathic Medical degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Visit Dr. Huber's Website: www.naturopathyworks.com


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