Sugar/Sweet Craving

What Causes Sweet Cravings?

Sweet cravings can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'very minor' to 'very serious'.  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 sweet 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 "sweet cravings" as a symptom.  Here are eight of many possibilities (more below):
  • Tryptophan Need
  • Carbohydrate Craving
  • PMS C
  • Chromium Deficiency
  • Candida / Yeast
  • Low Progesterone
  • Sulfur Need
  • Low Serotonin

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:
history of deformed toenails
not eating eggs
increased emotional instability
leg cramps caused by walking
tetracycline use
angry/hostile disposition
pear-shaped body when overweight
current birth control pill use
craving and eating wheat
inability to recover from alcoholism
temple-based headaches
blacking out from alcohol
... and more than 60 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of sweet cravings:
Cause Probability Status
Chromium Deficiency 99% Confirm
Candida / Yeast 17% Unlikely
Low Progesterone 14% Unlikely
PMS C 4% Ruled out
Tryptophan Need 4% Ruled out
Sulfur Need 0% Ruled out
Low Serotonin 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 sugar/sweet craving:
Do you have a general craving for sugar or sweets, other than chocolate?
Possible responses:
→ No / don't know
→ Yes, moderately
→ Yes, very much
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate sugar/sweet craving, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
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