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:
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Low Serotonin
  • Food Allergies
  • Carbohydrate Craving
  • Candida / Yeast

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:
having asthma
bloating caused by many foods
past pain/burning behind breastbone
flatulence
severe facial burning/tingling
significant bowel movement changes
severe vision disturbances
history of candidiasis
frequent stools
vaginal yeast infection
excessive flatulence
difficulty falling asleep
... 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
Carbohydrate Craving 97% Confirm
Food Allergies 15% Unlikely
Hypoglycemia 1% Ruled out
Low Serotonin 0% Ruled out
Candida / Yeast 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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