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AYURVEDIC HEALTH REMEDIES

STRONG FOOD CRAVINGS

Are you prone to a problem with 'Strong food cravings'? Find your imbalances and create a diet for your Digestion by taking the free digestion quiz:

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AYURVEDA PERSPECTIVE ON STRONG FOOD CRAVINGS

Your body craves particular foods when in need, whether to fulfill nutritional needs, or to relieve physical or emotional discomfort. Interpreting your cravings and the meaning they communicate about your physical or emotional state, instead of acting on them, is crucial to finding freedom.

Sugar

The most common food craving is sugar. The simple sweetness of sugar digests quickly and improves your mood, providing a sense of instant comfort. Sweets feel nurturing in the moment. There are many physical reasons for craving more sugar, including candida, adrenal fatigue, hypoglycemia. As sugar feels nurturing, depression, anxiety and other emotions may trigger your desire to consume sweets.

Candida

Many sugar cravings are due to candida, which are single celled parasite that live off of blood sugar in your body. Everybody has some candida living inside of them. When the blood is excessively sweet, candida may proliferate out of control. Since these bugs need sugars to stay alive, they stimulate your appetite for sweet things in order to feed themselves. Each time you eat sugar, you feed the parasite and strengthens craving for sweet. Clearing your body of candida through our anti-candida cleanse can help you find ease and freedom from these insatiable sweet cravings.

Anxious & Depressed

Food causes blood sugars to rise and leads to a feeling of balmy ease amidst emotional upset. When you feel disappointed or depressed, it can be tempting to turn to food as a way to soothe uncomfortable or difficult emotions. You may even find yourself daydreaming or thinking about food as a way to escape uncomfortable situations and feelings. If you notice a correlation between your cravings for particular foods and emotional distress, it is important to avoid judging yourself and just start noticing the behavior. Search for other ways to create calm in your life and come up with a plan to address emotional eating.

Sugar, Coffee, & Adrenal Fatigue

If you find yourself craving food or a cup of joe in the late afternoon, you may be suffering from an adrenal problem. As the body moves into the Vata mid-afternoon, energy levels dip and you might find yourself looking for sweets, coffee, or other stimulants to get you going again. The sugar or coffee may give you an instant energy kick, but the effect is temporary. The sugar crash that ensues will leave you feeling tired and lethargic. Sugar also congests your circulation, which can make you feel even more sluggish or depressed than before. Plus, caffeine may disturb your sleep at night.

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DIET REMEDIES FOR 'STRONG FOOD CRAVINGS'

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HERBS & SUPPLEMENTS FOR 'STRONG FOOD CRAVINGS'

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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.

Balance Your Body with Diet, Herbs, & Lifestyles Having These Biocharacteristics

Everything you eat has an effect on your body, which Ayurveda categorizes in a simple and easy way, using biocharacteristics (gunas). Biocharacteristics are qualities (like cold and hot) that describe the effect a food or herb has on your body. Cooling foods like cucumber, decrease metabolism. Heating foods like chili pepper, stimulate your body and increase metabolism. For 'Strong food cravings', you should select foods with the following biocharacteristics. Individual results will vary, based on your body type and the root cause of your imbalance.

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COLD

ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.

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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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ASTRINGENT

ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.

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BITTER

ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Bitter taste has cholagogue action - it is cold, clear, light, and stimulating. It increases digestive enzymes, laxative, and drying.

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Appetite Suppressant

APPETITE-SUPPRESSANT

Suppresses hunger without causing weight gain.

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Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

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Antifungal

ANTIFUNGAL

Herbs that destroy fungus.

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Cardiac Stimulant

CARDIAC-STIMULANT

Herbs that increase the heart rate. Useful in cardiovascular health, blood stagnation, and subjective feeling of heaviness in the chest area.

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Vasodilator

VASODILATOR

A vasodilator is an herb that widens the blood vessels by the relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, thereby increasing circulation systemically or to a local area.

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Aromatic

AROMATIC

Herbs or spices with volatile essential oils that present strong aromas. Aromatic oils shock, refresh and numb tissue, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing stagnant fluids in tissues.

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HOW TO ADDRESS ISSUES IN STAGE OF DISEASE #2

STRONG FOOD CRAVINGS IS IN STAGE OF DISEASE #2 - AFFECTING BLOOD & EMOTIONS

Affecting Blood: Initially, imbalances are localized, often in the digestive tract. As an imbalance grows, it starts to affect your body systemically, via the blood. If you have symptoms in this category it means that your imbalances are starting to spread, have entered the bloodstream, and are now systemic. Pay particular attention to the biocharacteristics, tastes, and doshas out of balance systemically, so you know how to strengthen your body as a whole, and reduce physical stress on your organs. At this stage of imbalance you will begin to experience generalized discomfort, imbalanced emotions, and may develop sensitivities to temperature. It may take several weeks of strict adherence to a specific remedial diet to clear blood level imbalances. Blood cleansing herbs may reduce symptoms. A several day cleanse may shorten the recovery time.

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AVOID DIETS, LIFESTYLES & HERBS THAT AGGRAVATE THESE EFFECTS

According to Ayurveda, one or more of the following doshas and biocharacteristics may aggravate 'Strong food cravings'. If you have an excess of one of these doshas or biocharacteristics below, Ayurveda recommends reducing foods and lifestyle habits that aggravate them. Click on the biocharacteristic to learn what foods and lifestyle habits should be reduced.

Symptoms Tell A Story

The first step to healing is learning patterns from your symptoms. Symptoms are clues that reveal underlying imbalances. Symptoms show you where your body is weakened. Ultimately, all disease has a root in tissues too weak to defend itself. Ayurveda describes these patterns of weakness using doshas & biocharacteristics. If you notice a biocharacteristic or dosha appears next to many of your symptoms, it helps you establish a pattern that may be systemic.
BIOCHARACTERISTICFOODS TO AVOIDDO YOU HAVE THIS IMBALANCE?
KAPHA
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HOT

ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.

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SALTY

ABOUT SALTY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Salty refers to anything with salt, or high mineral content.

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SOUR

ABOUT SOUR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sour refers to anything fermented or acidic.

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To learn more about the symbols above, click on them. See a complete list of all biocharacteristics.

SEE A DIET WHICH REMOVES THESE CAUSES

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RELATED SYMPTOMS & HABITS

The following symptoms & habits may be related to 'Strong food cravings'. See your quiz results for a computerized assessment of your body type. Please click on the symptoms below to learn more about them.

Biocharacteristics of 20,421 People Reporting Strong food cravings

On average the biocharacteristics of people reporting Strong food cravings were less aggravated than 74% of other symptoms. From the 20,421 people who reported Strong food cravings in this research study of 74,671 individuals, average deviation in biocharacteristic levels were the following:

BIOCHARACTERISTIC

AVG CLIENT LEVEL %

%CASES (#)

#IMBALANCE

Salty Sign
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86.2%
26.5% (5,414)
7,179 have Salty constitution
Heavy
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77.0%
30.7% (6,270)
9,738 have Heavy constitution
Oily
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76.1%
28.5% (5,824)
9,587 have Oily constitution
Sweet
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73.2%
29.3% (5,992)
9,650 have Sweet constitution
Kapha Aggravates
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72.2%
35.8% (7,312)
12,745 have Kapha constitution
Sour Sign
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69.1%
24.3% (4,958)
7,528 have Sour constitution
Gooey
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54.0%
21.1% (4,316)
7,069 have Gooey constitution
Hot Aggravates
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43.3%
21.6% (4,404)
7,949 have Hot constitution
Difficult
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40.9%
28.0% (5,710)
8,532 have Difficult constitution
Pungent
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35.2%
16.7% (3,403)
6,802 have Pungent constitution
Toxic
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35.2%
24.6% (5,021)
7,099 have Toxic constitution
Light
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32.6%
19.8% (4,049)
9,391 have Light constitution
Pitta
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31.2%
28.8% (5,885)
10,540 have Pitta constitution
Astringent
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30.2%
16.8% (3,430)
8,068 have Astringent constitution
Bitter
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29.5%
19.0% (3,886)
8,626 have Bitter constitution
Dry
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25.5%
20.5% (4,188)
9,009 have Dry constitution
Cold
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25.1%
20.9% (4,267)
8,107 have Cold constitution
Vata
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19.2%
27.5% (5,616)
11,554 have Vata constitution

Risk Factors of Strong food cravings

Below you will see general risk factors as well as the greatest risk factors, i.e. those who were also more likely to report Strong food cravings. Overall, 50.87% of people surveyed in this research study reported Strong food cravings.

SYMPTOM (Cases)

Cases With Both

% Reporting This

Increase from 50.87%

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Feel underweight (2358)
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944
40%
20% less often
Feel overweight (25362)
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14443
56.9%
10% more often
Hyperactive, quick (19615)
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5587
28.5%
40% less often
Fatigue / tired (16721)
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10398
62.2%
20% more often
Male (1336)
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655
49%
insignificant difference
Female (26227)
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14344
54.7%
10% more often
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Uncontrollable compulsion to eat (4198)
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3580
85.3%
70% more often
Binging more than 1x monthly (5063)
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4019
79.4%
60% more often
Distress when sweets unavailable (4006)
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3181
79.4%
60% more often
Can't stop eating once I start (4901)
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3824
78%
50% more often
Trauma-induced overeating (1603)
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1245
77.7%
50% more often
Rebel against food limitations (3798)
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2872
75.6%
50% more often
Overeat more than 2x/week (8274)
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6226
75.2%
50% more often
Preoccupied with food (5772)
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4343
75.2%
50% more often
Hiding wrappers / packaging (4619)
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3471
75.1%
50% more often
Hide food (3231)
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2422
75%
50% more often
Buy food for others then eat it (2759)
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2070
75%
50% more often
Eat when abdomen painful (2767)
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2056
74.3%
50% more often
Feel like a failure after overeating (9279)
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6842
73.7%
40% more often
Stole food or money to buy food (1041)
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766
73.6%
40% more often
Indiscriminate eating (3113)
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2279
73.2%
40% more often
Secretive eating (8337)
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6096
73.1%
40% more often
Eat when lonely / depressed (9688)
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7054
72.8%
40% more often
Eating without realizing it (4049)
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2935
72.5%
40% more often
Scheduling time alone to eat (3314)
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2388
72.1%
40% more often
Self-loathing (6841)
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4910
71.8%
40% more often
Defensive (225)
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161
71.6%
40% more often
Self Mutilation (1881)
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1335
71%
40% more often
Fasting during daytime hours / bingeing at night (5367)
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3808
71%
40% more often
Uneasy when food unavailable (4533)
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3207
70.7%
40% more often
Manic / giddy (2385)
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1682
70.5%
40% more often
Panic about size, shape or weight (6563)
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4587
69.9%
40% more often
Avoid social events due to appearance (7275)
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5079
69.8%
40% more often
Burning sense of shame (3769)
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2623
69.6%
40% more often
Stress overeater (17964)
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12450
69.3%
40% more often
Angry when someone eats my food (7138)
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4944
69.3%
40% more often
Blisters (609)
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421
69.1%
40% more often
Blood or pus in mucus (462)
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318
68.8%
40% more often
Croup (176)
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121
68.8%
40% more often
High Blood Sugar (1860)
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1280
68.8%
40% more often
Joint pain after eating (712)
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489
68.7%
40% more often
Search for perfect bite (3999)
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2744
68.6%
30% more often
Feel judged for my weight (9359)
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6409
68.5%
30% more often
Overeat because of spouse / kids (2718)
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1860
68.4%
30% more often
Ashamed of weight (11921)
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8113
68.1%
30% more often
Preoccupied with sex / lust (2530)
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1721
68%
30% more often
Large portions (14369)
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9753
67.9%
30% more often
Emotional eating (20626)
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14000
67.9%
30% more often
Excessive sleep (5994)
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4038
67.4%
30% more often
Trips to food stores daily (4340)
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2925
67.4%
30% more often
Sweet taste on tongue (1286)
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865
67.3%
30% more often
Diet pills, gums (5926)
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3989
67.3%
30% more often
Dilated Pupil (518)
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348
67.2%
30% more often
Chronic Peeling Skin (1173)
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785
66.9%
30% more often
Diuretics to lose weight (2085)
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1391
66.7%
30% more often
Acne - painful (1966)
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1309
66.6%
30% more often
Carbuncle (209)
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139
66.5%
30% more often
Sour cravings (3705)
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2462
66.5%
30% more often
Muscles heavy / tired (6435)
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4277
66.5%
30% more often
Difficulty finding clothes that fit (9502)
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6307
66.4%
30% more often
Laxatives to lose weight (2812)
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1863
66.3%
30% more often
Can't afford to buy food (1909)
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1264
66.2%
30% more often
Bulky muscles (2089)
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1380
66.1%
30% more often
Chewing and spitting food (1294)
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855
66.1%
30% more often
Nipple Fissures / Candida / Skin Problems (827)
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546
66%
30% more often
Multiple weight loss programs (10770)
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7105
66%
30% more often
Hunched / Rounded shoulders / Excessive upper back curve (4193)
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2767
66%
30% more often
Preoccupied with size, shape or weight (12085)
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7970
65.9%
30% more often
Vomiting (1149)
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756
65.8%
30% more often
Sweaty palms (3063)
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2014
65.8%
30% more often
Guarding area of pain (886)
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582
65.7%
30% more often
Psychiatric Treatment (3639)
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2390
65.7%
30% more often
Tickle in nose (3451)
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2269
65.7%
30% more often
Foul taste on tongue (3794)
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2490
65.6%
30% more often
Strep Throat (1657)
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1085
65.5%
30% more often
Smoking to suppress appetite (3891)
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2546
65.4%
30% more often
Exercising as punishment (2175)
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1420
65.3%
30% more often
Weakness / Debility (3964)
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2584
65.2%
30% more often
Body dysmorphia / Distorted self-image (5887)
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3841
65.2%
30% more often
Tongue frothy on edges (739)
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481
65.1%
30% more often
Need constant social activity (1756)
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1144
65.1%
30% more often
Pain sudden onset (3992)
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2596
65%
30% more often
Frequent baking (2956)
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1920
65%
30% more often
Abdominal pain relieved by eating (1562)
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1013
64.9%
30% more often
Pain relieved by doubling over (2537)
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1646
64.9%
30% more often
Chest Pain (2589)
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1679
64.9%
30% more often
Puffy / swollen skin (3944)
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2559
64.9%
30% more often
Food Poisoning (1032)
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670
64.9%
30% more often
Dirty clothes on floor (8183)
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5314
64.9%
30% more often
Restricting Water Intake (650)
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422
64.9%
30% more often
Difficulty waking up (9687)
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6277
64.8%
30% more often
Swollen lymph nodes (2365)
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1532
64.8%
30% more often
Yellow vaginal discharge (1950)
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1263
64.8%
30% more often
Green mucus (1730)
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1120
64.7%
30% more often
Sleep during the day (6873)
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4445
64.7%
30% more often
Purging Food (2856)
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1848
64.7%
30% more often
Sharp abdominal pain (5537)
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3575
64.6%
30% more often
Low self esteem (11266)
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7276
64.6%
30% more often
Smelly urine (5235)
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3384
64.6%
30% more often
Strong body odor (4228)
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2727
64.5%
30% more often
Depressed (11180)
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7195
64.4%
30% more often

Complications of Those Reporting Strong food cravings

In this research study, people who report Strong food cravings were likely to report the following:

REPORTS

CASES WITH BOTH

INCREASE

%

NORMALLY

Prolonged bleeding when cut (Poor clotting)
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755
+2.3 times
4%
1.74% (1,259 cases)
Slow, heavy digestion
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9100
+2.0 times
45%
22.89% (21,898 cases)
Painful menstruation & menstrual cramps
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8393
+1.9 times
41%
21.59% (13,471 cases)
Abdominal surgery
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785
+1.6 times
4%
2.47% (1,336 cases)
Restricting Food Intake
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9223
+1.6 times
45%
28.12% (15,613 cases)
Exercising as punishment
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1420
+1.6 times
7%
4.43% (2,175 cases)
Strong hunger
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12358
+1.5 times
61%
39.61% (31,540 cases)
Artificial sweeteners
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5403
+1.5 times
26%
17.04% (8,589 cases)
Currently/recently on a diet
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7333
+1.5 times
36%
24.25% (11,960 cases)
Recurrent Vomiting
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516
+1.5 times
3%
2.03% (817 cases)
Exercising after eating too much
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1596
+1.5 times
8%
5.47% (2,548 cases)
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Dilated Pupil
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348
+1.4 times
2%
1.38% (518 cases)
Yellow bump on eye
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321
+1.4 times
2%
1.39% (535 cases)
Poor diet
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7170
+1.4 times
35%
24.63% (11,384 cases)
Vomiting
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756
+1.4 times
4%
2.82% (1,149 cases)
Fatty fried food
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7323
+1.4 times
36%
25.49% (11,744 cases)
Uncontrollable compulsion to eat
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3580
+1.4 times
18%
12.89% (4,198 cases)
Gain weight easily
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12408
+1.4 times
61%
43.99% (35,031 cases)
Emotional eating
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14000
+1.4 times
69%
50.22% (20,626 cases)
Stress overeater
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12450
+1.4 times
61%
44.62% (17,964 cases)
Self Mutilation
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1335
+1.4 times
7%
5.17% (1,881 cases)
Stole food or money to buy food
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766
+1.4 times
4%
2.96% (1,041 cases)
Binging more than 1x monthly
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4019
+1.3 times
20%
14.86% (5,063 cases)
Blood or pus in mucus
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318
+1.3 times
2%
1.49% (462 cases)
Distress when sweets unavailable
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3181
+1.3 times
16%
12.01% (4,006 cases)
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
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324
+1.3 times
2%
1.51% (555 cases)
Painful rash
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314
+1.3 times
2%
1.51% (516 cases)
Large portions
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9753
+1.3 times
48%
36.38% (14,369 cases)
Diabetes (Adult Onset Type II)
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952
+1.3 times
5%
3.79% (1,568 cases)
Nipple Fissures / Candida / Skin Problems
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546
+1.3 times
3%
2.28% (827 cases)
Gray Stool
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327
+1.3 times
2%
1.52% (528 cases)
Morning Sickness
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720
+1.3 times
4%
3.04% (1,146 cases)
Pain sudden onset
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2596
+1.3 times
13%
9.9% (3,992 cases)
Long workday
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7811
+1.3 times
38%
28.99% (22,260 cases)
Flat rash
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339
+1.3 times
2%
1.53% (526 cases)
Overwhelmed by responsibilities
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10989
+1.3 times
54%
41.32% (19,304 cases)
Bulimia, past or current
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2171
+1.3 times
11%
8.43% (3,506 cases)
Eating after midnight
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2475
+1.3 times
12%
9.2% (3,846 cases)
Gas, irregular digestion
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15435
+1.3 times
76%
58.32% (47,247 cases)
Conflict makes me restless
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13915
+1.3 times
68%
52.33% (43,701 cases)
Boils
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743
+1.3 times
4%
3.08% (1,160 cases)
Trauma-induced overeating
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1245
+1.3 times
6%
4.62% (1,603 cases)
Abdominal pain continuous
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715
+1.3 times
4%
3.09% (1,145 cases)
Sharp abdominal pain
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3575
+1.3 times
18%
13.92% (5,537 cases)
Pain relieved by doubling over
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1646
+1.3 times
8%
6.2% (2,537 cases)
Intense emotions
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13636
+1.3 times
67%
52.25% (42,048 cases)
Sour cravings
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2462
+1.3 times
12%
9.36% (3,705 cases)
Pain lower back
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11610
+1.3 times
57%
44.53% (19,881 cases)
Puffy / swollen skin
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2559
+1.3 times
13%
10.17% (3,944 cases)
Liver Sore
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516
+1.3 times
3%
2.35% (883 cases)
Purging Food
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1848
+1.3 times
9%
7.06% (2,856 cases)
Frequent Nausea
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3188
+1.3 times
16%
12.57% (5,021 cases)
Anorexia, past or current
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2356
+1.3 times
12%
9.45% (4,050 cases)
Food is a necessary distraction
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3611
+1.3 times
18%
14.21% (5,753 cases)
Financially unstable
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7919
+1.3 times
39%
30.79% (13,604 cases)
Dessert after meals
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6846
+1.3 times
34%
26.89% (11,160 cases)
Exercise aggravates symptoms
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2949
+1.3 times
14%
11.1% (5,106 cases)
Guarding area of pain
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582
+1.3 times
3%
2.38% (886 cases)
Short bursts of energy
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10868
+1.3 times
53%
42.15% (34,156 cases)
Tonsil Stones
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1515
+1.3 times
7%
5.58% (2,415 cases)
Hyperacidity
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2764
+1.3 times
14%
11.19% (4,450 cases)
Wide, Heavy Hips
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6824
+1.3 times
33%
26.4% (20,459 cases)
Frequent Hiccup
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1589
+1.2 times
8%
6.43% (2,477 cases)
Tarry black stools
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930
+1.2 times
5%
4.02% (1,494 cases)
Candy
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4798
+1.2 times
23%
18.5% (7,492 cases)
Clammy Skin
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1770
+1.2 times
9%
7.24% (2,812 cases)
Location of abdominal pain moves
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3378
+1.2 times
17%
13.68% (5,432 cases)
Swollen lymph nodes
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1532
+1.2 times
8%
6.44% (2,365 cases)
Refined flours
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6569
+1.2 times
32%
25.79% (10,936 cases)
Intermittent abdominal pain
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4220
+1.2 times
21%
16.93% (6,963 cases)
Burgers/Hot Dogs
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5261
+1.2 times
26%
20.98% (8,841 cases)
Fast food 2+ times / week
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4311
+1.2 times
21%
16.96% (6,974 cases)
Eat when lonely / depressed
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7054
+1.2 times
35%
28.3% (9,688 cases)
Yellow eyes / sclera
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325
+1.2 times
2%
1.62% (552 cases)
Tired after eating
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12015
+1.2 times
59%
47.8% (19,124 cases)
Bleeding gums
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4597
+1.2 times
23%
18.65% (7,390 cases)
Bad breath
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6529
+1.2 times
32%
25.96% (10,654 cases)
Can't stop eating once I start
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3824
+1.2 times
19%
15.42% (4,901 cases)
Refined sugar
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8144
+1.2 times
40%
32.5% (13,447 cases)
Canned/frozen food
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7573
+1.2 times
37%
30.1% (13,186 cases)
Soda / corn syrup
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3116
+1.2 times
15%
12.21% (5,096 cases)
Sour Taste in Mouth
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1823
+1.2 times
9%
7.33% (2,940 cases)
Anxiety, fear, uncertainty
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14681
+1.2 times
72%
58.66% (47,291 cases)
Stocky, round, broad or large
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6382
+1.2 times
31%
25.26% (19,065 cases)
Hide food
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2422
+1.2 times
12%
9.78% (3,231 cases)
Feel overweight
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14443
+1.2 times
71%
57.96% (25,362 cases)
Feel like a failure after overeating
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6842
+1.2 times
34%
27.76% (9,279 cases)
Pain with sense of fullness
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2979
+1.2 times
15%
12.26% (4,736 cases)
Smooth patches on tongue surface
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720
+1.2 times
4%
3.27% (1,253 cases)
Foul taste on tongue
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2490
+1.2 times
12%
9.82% (3,794 cases)
Avoid social events due to appearance
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5079
+1.2 times
25%
20.48% (7,275 cases)
Tense muscles when stressed
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5395
+1.2 times
26%
21.33% (9,005 cases)
Sores inside mouth
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2970
+1.2 times
15%
12.32% (4,704 cases)
Insomnia
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7549
+1.2 times
37%
30.39% (13,627 cases)
Burping relieves stomach pain
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2052
+1.2 times
10%
8.22% (3,413 cases)
Hirsutism / Female Facial Hair on Chin
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833
+1.2 times
4%
3.29% (1,304 cases)
Bluish nail-beds
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1359
+1.2 times
7%
5.76% (2,239 cases)
Uneasy when food unavailable
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3207
+1.2 times
16%
13.17% (4,533 cases)
Popping/clicking/locking jaw
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6684
+1.2 times
33%
27.21% (11,281 cases)
Hunched / Rounded shoulders / Excessive upper back curve
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2767
+1.2 times
14%
11.55% (4,193 cases)
Gallstones / Attack
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1154
+1.2 times
6%
4.95% (1,914 cases)

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John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.

John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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How does 'strong food cravings' affect your quality of life? What aggravates it? What has helped you? Is there something else you'd like to know about 'strong food cravings'?

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