Craving Wheat Products

What Causes Food Cravings?

Food cravings can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'very minor' to 'needs attention'.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose food cravings, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "food cravings" as a symptom.  Here are five possibilities:
  • Low Serotonin
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Candida / Yeast
  • Carbohydrate Craving
  • Food Allergies

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
major fatigue for over 12 months
very angry/hostile disposition
rapid pulse rate
history of non-vaginal candidiasis
tinnitus
severe allergy to chemicals
anal itching
past pain/burning behind breastbone
chronic vaginal yeast infection
low energy/stamina
difficulty falling asleep
severe emotional instability
... and more than 90 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of food cravings:
Cause Probability Status
Hypoglycemia 98% Confirm
Low Serotonin 29% Unlikely
Candida / Yeast 0% Ruled out
Food Allergies 0% Ruled out
Carbohydrate Craving 0% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Food Preferences section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about craving wheat products:
Do you crave (have a strong desire for) prepared wheat products such as bread or pasta?
Possible responses:
→ Don't know
→ No
→ Yes, but I never eat wheat products
→ Yes, and I eat wheat products occasionally
→ Yes, and I eat wheat products often
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate not craving wheat, craving but not eating wheat or craving and eating wheat, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
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