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AYURVEDIC HEALTH REMEDIES

REFINED FLOURS

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AYURVEDA PERSPECTIVE ON REFINED FLOURS

Refined flours are heavy, gooey and cause congestion. Bread, although it looks crunchy, becomes a bowl of goo after it is chewed.
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DISCLAIMER: The pathogenesis of each person's condition is unique, and so the diet must be fit to the individual and the unique root causes of the condition in your body. The information on this page is for educational purposes only and should not be used to treat a medical condition. It is not a substitute for medical care. Please check with your doctor before making any changes to your health and wellness routine.

AVOID ACCUMULATION IN STAGE OF DISEASE 0

REFINED FLOURS IS IN STAGE OF DISEASE 0 - POTENTIAL CAUSE

Potential causes increase and disturb your imbalanced doshas and biocharacteristics, causing them to accumulate and spiral out of control. For example, if you're overheated and eat a chili pepper, heat may become excessive and cause disease. As a dosha or biocharacteristic accumulates in your body according to your dietary and lifestyle habits, it is more and more likely to cause disease. You can reduce an imbalanced dosha or biocharacteristic in two ways, by removing, or lessening the frequency of aggravating causes from your diet and lifestyle, as well as by favoring balancing diet and lifestyle practices. For example, try eating something as cool as a cucumber when you're overheated, instead of a chili pepper.

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AGGRAVATES THESE DOSHAS & BIOCHARACTERISTICS

'Refined flours' is likely to aggravate the following doshas and biocharacteristics. If you have a systemic imbalance of one of these doshas or biocharacteristics, Ayurveda would generally recommend removing, substitute or lessen the frequency of 'Refined flours'.

Imbalance Accumulates

Improper food and lifestyle causes balances to accumulate. Ayurveda shows you exactly which doshas and biocharacteristics are likely to accumulate in your body. Once these doshas and biocharacteristics accumulate too much, they will begin to cause imbalance. You can reduce an imbalanced dosha or biocharacteristic by removing things that aggravate it from your diet and lifestyle.
BIOCHARACTERISTICFOODS TO AVOIDDO YOU HAVE THIS IMBALANCE?
KAPHA
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DIFFICULT

ABOUT DIFFICULT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Difficult refers to anything that is difficult to digest, or takes a long time to digest.

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GOOEY

ABOUT GOOEY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Gooey is identified by anything gelatinous (such as oatmeal), or by mucus congestion.

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Status Unknown

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HEAVY

ABOUT HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.

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Status Unknown

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SWEET

ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

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Status Unknown

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Biocharacteristics of 10,936 People Reporting Refined flours

On average the biocharacteristics of people reporting Refined flours were less aggravated than 65% of other symptoms. From the 10,936 people who reported Refined flours in this research study of 74,671 individuals, average deviation in biocharacteristic levels were the following:

BIOCHARACTERISTIC

AVG CLIENT LEVEL %

%CASES (#)

#IMBALANCE

Heavy Sign
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86.4%
30.6% (3,351)
9,738 have Heavy constitution
Oily
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81.9%
27.1% (2,961)
9,587 have Oily constitution
Causes Kapha
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81.1%
34.5% (3,778)
12,745 have Kapha constitution
Sweet Sign
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78.8%
29.0% (3,176)
9,650 have Sweet constitution
Gooey Sign
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73.9%
19.9% (2,176)
7,069 have Gooey constitution
Salty
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70.9%
24.9% (2,722)
7,179 have Salty constitution
Toxic
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62.2%
25.7% (2,807)
7,099 have Toxic constitution
Sour
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54.0%
21.6% (2,363)
7,528 have Sour constitution
Difficult Sign
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42.1%
27.7% (3,027)
8,532 have Difficult constitution
Hot
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39.4%
19.9% (2,175)
7,949 have Hot constitution
Cold
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33.0%
19.9% (2,177)
8,107 have Cold constitution
Astringent
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31.2%
16.6% (1,818)
8,068 have Astringent constitution
Pungent
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30.9%
14.6% (1,593)
6,802 have Pungent constitution
Dry
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28.1%
19.1% (2,093)
9,009 have Dry constitution
Pitta
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27.4%
25.5% (2,787)
10,540 have Pitta constitution
Light
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22.7%
17.6% (1,925)
9,391 have Light constitution
Bitter
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21.5%
16.7% (1,830)
8,626 have Bitter constitution
Vata
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17.1%
24.9% (2,725)
11,554 have Vata constitution

Risk Factors of Refined flours

Below you will see general risk factors as well as the greatest risk factors, i.e. those who were also more likely to report Refined flours. Overall, 25.79% of people surveyed in this research study reported Refined flours.

SYMPTOM (Cases)

Cases With Both

% Reporting This

Increase from 25.79%

Review These Common Risk Factors

Feel underweight (2358)
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591
25.1%
insignificant difference
Feel overweight (25362)
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8061
31.8%
20% more often
Hyperactive, quick (19615)
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2854
14.6%
40% less often
Fatigue / tired (16721)
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5575
33.3%
30% more often
Male (1336)
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361
27%
insignificant difference
Female (26227)
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7135
27.2%
10% more often
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Refined sugar (13447)
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8026
59.7%
130% more often
Soda / corn syrup (5096)
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2907
57%
120% more often
Burgers/Hot Dogs (8841)
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4604
52.1%
100% more often
Candy (7492)
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3888
51.9%
100% more often
Fast food 2+ times / week (6974)
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3517
50.4%
100% more often
Low fiber diet (4548)
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2210
48.6%
90% more often
Burritos (8001)
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3826
47.8%
90% more often
Poor diet (11384)
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5394
47.4%
80% more often
Sandwiches (13526)
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6417
47.4%
80% more often
Pizza (15366)
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7105
46.2%
80% more often
Wheat (16659)
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7466
44.8%
70% more often
Indiscriminate eating (3113)
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1391
44.7%
70% more often
Fatty fried food (11744)
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5212
44.4%
70% more often
Eating after midnight (3846)
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1693
44%
70% more often
Eat out on work days (6529)
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2834
43.4%
70% more often
Canned/frozen food (13186)
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5712
43.3%
70% more often
Vengeful / spiteful (383)
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164
42.8%
70% more often
Restaurants 3+ times / week (6106)
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2596
42.5%
60% more often
Dessert after meals (11160)
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4711
42.2%
60% more often
Rarely cook (6054)
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2518
41.6%
60% more often
Distress when sweets unavailable (4006)
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1641
41%
60% more often
Rebel against food limitations (3798)
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1533
40.4%
60% more often
Defensive (225)
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90
40%
60% more often
Overeat more than 2x/week (8274)
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3297
39.8%
50% more often
Difficulty expectorating (1399)
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554
39.6%
50% more often
Food is a necessary distraction (5753)
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2277
39.6%
50% more often
Scabies (211)
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83
39.3%
50% more often
Semen discharge in urine (130)
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51
39.2%
50% more often
Boils (1160)
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454
39.1%
50% more often
Iced/cold drinks (14492)
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5648
39%
50% more often
Carbuncle (209)
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81
38.8%
50% more often
Uncontrollable compulsion to eat (4198)
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1619
38.6%
50% more often
Overeat because of spouse / kids (2718)
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1048
38.6%
50% more often
Guarding area of pain (886)
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341
38.5%
50% more often
Dirty clothes on floor (8183)
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3152
38.5%
50% more often
Old food in fridge (7819)
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3010
38.5%
50% more often
Self Mutilation (1881)
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722
38.4%
50% more often
Tooth ache (2997)
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1150
38.4%
50% more often
No time to cook (5637)
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2161
38.3%
50% more often
Restricting Water Intake (650)
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248
38.2%
50% more often
Artificial sweeteners (8589)
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3282
38.2%
50% more often
Few leafy greens (14637)
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5584
38.1%
50% more often
Psychiatric Treatment (3639)
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1388
38.1%
50% more often
Blood or pus in mucus (462)
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176
38.1%
50% more often
House dark (3837)
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1460
38.1%
50% more often
Croup (176)
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67
38.1%
50% more often
Eating without realizing it (4049)
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1542
38.1%
50% more often
Trauma-induced overeating (1603)
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610
38.1%
50% more often
Foul taste on tongue (3794)
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1440
38%
50% more often
Don't know how to cook (2322)
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880
37.9%
50% more often
Tonsil Stones (2415)
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915
37.9%
50% more often
Excessive sleep (5994)
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2263
37.8%
50% more often
Tongue frothy on edges (739)
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279
37.8%
50% more often
Manic / giddy (2385)
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899
37.7%
50% more often
Insufficient Breast Milk (1651)
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621
37.6%
50% more often
Frequent baking (2956)
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1112
37.6%
50% more often
Hunched / Rounded shoulders / Excessive upper back curve (4193)
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1575
37.6%
50% more often
Burning sense of shame (3769)
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1413
37.5%
50% more often
Difficulty finding clothes that fit (9502)
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3567
37.5%
50% more often
Eating while driving/TV/hurrying (15540)
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5791
37.3%
40% more often
Oozing Sores on Skin (292)
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109
37.3%
40% more often
Hide food (3231)
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1205
37.3%
40% more often
Gastric bypass surgery (437)
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163
37.3%
40% more often
Preoccupied with sex / lust (2530)
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940
37.2%
40% more often
Sleep during the day (6873)
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2554
37.2%
40% more often
Childcare draining (5700)
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2113
37.1%
40% more often
Binging more than 1x monthly (5063)
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1877
37.1%
40% more often
Hiding wrappers / packaging (4619)
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1712
37.1%
40% more often
Dairy/milk/cheese/ice-cream (22981)
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8506
37%
40% more often
Often dirty dishes in sink (10581)
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3918
37%
40% more often
Sleep Apnea (2359)
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871
36.9%
40% more often
High Triglycerides (3447)
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1269
36.8%
40% more often
Oppressed / disempowered (3669)
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1351
36.8%
40% more often
Self-loathing (6841)
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2519
36.8%
40% more often
Sticky saliva (2391)
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877
36.7%
40% more often
Disappointed by life (1418)
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520
36.7%
40% more often
Underconfident socially (1826)
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671
36.7%
40% more often
Muscles heavy / tired (6435)
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2361
36.7%
40% more often
Tobacco Cigarette Smoker (Current) (3840)
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1406
36.6%
40% more often
Fasting during daytime hours / bingeing at night (5367)
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1962
36.6%
40% more often
Wheezing (2488)
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908
36.5%
40% more often
Convulsions (156)
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57
36.5%
40% more often
Diarrhea quickly after eating (3488)
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1273
36.5%
40% more often
Skin problems entire body (1396)
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509
36.5%
40% more often
Red meat (14935)
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5433
36.4%
40% more often
Smelly urine (5235)
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1906
36.4%
40% more often
Use microwave (3857)
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1403
36.4%
40% more often
Chronic cough (1911)
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695
36.4%
40% more often
Feel judged for my weight (9359)
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3405
36.4%
40% more often
Cough with mucus / wet cough (3294)
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1195
36.3%
40% more often
Large amounts of mucus (2491)
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905
36.3%
40% more often
Not attractive enough (1759)
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636
36.2%
40% more often
Not smart enough (1117)
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404
36.2%
40% more often
Can't touch toes (5978)
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2164
36.2%
40% more often
Tense chest (3234)
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1171
36.2%
40% more often

Complications of Those Reporting Refined flours

In this research study, people who report Refined flours were likely to report the following:

REPORTS

CASES WITH BOTH

INCREASE

%

NORMALLY

Prolonged bleeding when cut (Poor clotting)
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408
+2.3 times
4%
1.74% (1,259 cases)
Refined sugar
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8026
+2.2 times
73%
32.5% (13,447 cases)
Soda / corn syrup
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2907
+2.2 times
27%
12.21% (5,096 cases)
Burgers/Hot Dogs
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4604
+2.0 times
42%
20.98% (8,841 cases)
Poor diet
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5394
+2.0 times
49%
24.63% (11,384 cases)
Candy
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3888
+1.9 times
36%
18.5% (7,492 cases)
Slow, heavy digestion
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4781
+1.9 times
44%
22.89% (21,898 cases)
Fast food 2+ times / week
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3517
+1.9 times
32%
16.96% (6,974 cases)
Fatty fried food
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5212
+1.9 times
48%
25.49% (11,744 cases)
Low fiber diet
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2210
+1.9 times
20%
10.73% (4,548 cases)
Painful menstruation & menstrual cramps
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4313
+1.8 times
39%
21.59% (13,471 cases)
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Sandwiches
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6417
+1.8 times
59%
32.78% (13,526 cases)
Burritos
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3826
+1.8 times
35%
19.55% (8,001 cases)
Artificial sweeteners
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3282
+1.8 times
30%
17.04% (8,589 cases)
Pizza
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7105
+1.7 times
65%
37.22% (15,366 cases)
Canned/frozen food
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5712
+1.7 times
52%
30.1% (13,186 cases)
Wheat
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7466
+1.6 times
68%
41.45% (16,659 cases)
Eating after midnight
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1693
+1.6 times
15%
9.2% (3,846 cases)
Abdominal surgery
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444
+1.6 times
4%
2.47% (1,336 cases)
Dessert after meals
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4711
+1.6 times
43%
26.89% (11,160 cases)
Exercising as punishment
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780
+1.6 times
7%
4.43% (2,175 cases)
Tongue frothy on edges
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279
+1.5 times
3%
1.96% (739 cases)
Restricting Food Intake
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4581
+1.5 times
42%
28.12% (15,613 cases)
Rarely cook
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2518
+1.5 times
23%
15.42% (6,054 cases)
Recurrent Vomiting
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284
+1.5 times
3%
2.03% (817 cases)
Food is a necessary distraction
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2277
+1.5 times
21%
14.21% (5,753 cases)
Iced/cold drinks
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5648
+1.5 times
52%
35.19% (14,492 cases)
Eat out on work days
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2834
+1.5 times
26%
17.88% (6,529 cases)
Tooth ache
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1150
+1.5 times
11%
7.57% (2,997 cases)
Dilated Pupil
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165
+1.4 times
2%
1.38% (518 cases)
Yellow bump on eye
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180
+1.4 times
2%
1.39% (535 cases)
Few leafy greens
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5584
+1.4 times
51%
35.51% (14,637 cases)
Tonsil Stones
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915
+1.4 times
8%
5.58% (2,415 cases)
Vomiting
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394
+1.4 times
4%
2.82% (1,149 cases)
Restaurants 3+ times / week
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2596
+1.4 times
24%
17.15% (6,106 cases)
Stocky, round, broad or large
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3864
+1.4 times
35%
25.26% (19,065 cases)
Difficulty expectorating
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554
+1.4 times
5%
3.62% (1,399 cases)
Long workday
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4322
+1.4 times
40%
28.99% (22,260 cases)
Don't know how to cook
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880
+1.4 times
8%
5.8% (2,322 cases)
Dairy/milk/cheese/ice-cream
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8506
+1.4 times
78%
56.81% (22,981 cases)
Eating while driving/TV/hurrying
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5791
+1.4 times
53%
38.85% (15,540 cases)
Strong hunger
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5851
+1.4 times
54%
39.61% (31,540 cases)
Don't enjoy cooking
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2276
+1.4 times
21%
15.42% (6,389 cases)
Skip meals more than 2x/week
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5307
+1.4 times
49%
36.1% (15,623 cases)
Self Mutilation
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722
+1.4 times
7%
5.17% (1,881 cases)
Tobacco Cigarette Smoker (Current)
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1406
+1.4 times
13%
9.61% (3,840 cases)
Frequent Leftovers
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5219
+1.4 times
48%
35.49% (14,905 cases)
Short bursts of energy
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6245
+1.4 times
57%
42.15% (34,156 cases)
Exercise aggravates symptoms
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1684
+1.4 times
15%
11.1% (5,106 cases)
High Triglycerides
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1269
+1.4 times
12%
8.88% (3,447 cases)
Red meat
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5433
+1.3 times
50%
37.07% (14,935 cases)
Childcare draining
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2113
+1.3 times
19%
14.12% (5,700 cases)
Lack of exercise
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8211
+1.3 times
75%
55.76% (24,585 cases)
Blood or pus in mucus
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176
+1.3 times
2%
1.49% (462 cases)
Sore eye muscles
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825
+1.3 times
8%
5.97% (2,328 cases)
Non-healing sore / ulcer
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289
+1.3 times
3%
2.25% (816 cases)
Financially unstable
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4496
+1.3 times
41%
30.79% (13,604 cases)
Overwhelmed by responsibilities
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6065
+1.3 times
55%
41.32% (19,304 cases)
Wide, Heavy Hips
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3828
+1.3 times
35%
26.4% (20,459 cases)
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
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167
+1.3 times
2%
1.51% (555 cases)
Painful rash
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175
+1.3 times
2%
1.51% (516 cases)
Foul taste on tongue
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1440
+1.3 times
13%
9.82% (3,794 cases)
Indiscriminate eating
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1391
+1.3 times
13%
9.83% (3,113 cases)
Dark Yellow Urine
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3782
+1.3 times
35%
26.48% (10,665 cases)
Diabetes (Adult Onset Type II)
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520
+1.3 times
5%
3.79% (1,568 cases)
Gain weight easily
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6390
+1.3 times
58%
43.99% (35,031 cases)
Nipple Fissures / Candida / Skin Problems
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297
+1.3 times
3%
2.28% (827 cases)
Gray Stool
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181
+1.3 times
2%
1.52% (528 cases)
Morning Sickness
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394
+1.3 times
4%
3.04% (1,146 cases)
Pain sudden onset
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1396
+1.3 times
13%
9.9% (3,992 cases)
Slow and steady activity
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4018
+1.3 times
37%
28.24% (21,744 cases)
Poor discernment of temperature
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503
+1.3 times
5%
3.82% (1,393 cases)
Conflict makes me depressed, lazy
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3895
+1.3 times
36%
27.54% (21,522 cases)
Flat rash
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176
+1.3 times
2%
1.53% (526 cases)
Sour sweat
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830
+1.3 times
8%
6.13% (2,316 cases)
Poor, spends frivolously
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4169
+1.3 times
38%
29.13% (21,285 cases)
Unemployed / underemployed
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2407
+1.3 times
22%
16.88% (7,576 cases)
Lack of Freedom / Independence
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2573
+1.3 times
24%
18.42% (7,548 cases)
Irregular/small appetite
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3377
+1.3 times
31%
23.81% (20,509 cases)
Smoking to suppress appetite
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1388
+1.3 times
13%
9.99% (3,891 cases)
Irregular sleep schedule
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6120
+1.3 times
56%
43.08% (18,870 cases)
Frequent snacking
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5756
+1.3 times
53%
40.79% (16,139 cases)
Boils
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454
+1.3 times
4%
3.08% (1,160 cases)
Trauma-induced overeating
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610
+1.3 times
6%
4.62% (1,603 cases)
Friends are work related, change with job
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4076
+1.3 times
37%
28.54% (22,284 cases)
Fecal Incontinence
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409
+1.3 times
4%
3.1% (1,138 cases)
Pain relieved by doubling over
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875
+1.3 times
8%
6.2% (2,537 cases)
Diarrhea quickly after eating
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1273
+1.3 times
12%
9.32% (3,488 cases)
Sleep deep & long, trouble waking up
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3128
+1.3 times
29%
22.53% (17,371 cases)
Stool entirely liquid, no solid pieces
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1384
+1.3 times
13%
10.11% (3,898 cases)
Insomnia
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4231
+1.3 times
39%
30.39% (13,627 cases)
Unable to exercise due to Injury, disease, breathlessness, etc
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1092
+1.3 times
10%
7.8% (3,400 cases)
Sour cravings
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1272
+1.3 times
12%
9.36% (3,705 cases)
Eating after 8pm
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6759
+1.3 times
62%
48.38% (19,021 cases)
Conflict makes me restless
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7340
+1.3 times
67%
52.33% (43,701 cases)
No time to cook
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2161
+1.3 times
20%
15.63% (5,637 cases)
Pain on left side above heart
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605
+1.3 times
6%
4.69% (1,752 cases)
Feel overweight
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8061
+1.3 times
74%
57.96% (25,362 cases)
Frequent cavities
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2118
+1.3 times
19%
14.9% (5,892 cases)
Frequent Nausea
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1765
+1.3 times
16%
12.57% (5,021 cases)
Avoids heat
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3927
+1.3 times
36%
28.35% (23,304 cases)

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