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):
  • Low Serotonin
  • Gilbert's Syndrome
  • PMS C
  • Stress
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Candida / Yeast
  • Sulfur Need

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:
low diastolic blood pressure
frequent colds/flus
high coffee consumption
recent oily hair
frequent night terrors
frequent mucus in stools
an average-stress lifestyle
chronic thyroiditis
recent job/career changes
somewhat disturbed sleep
occasional rotten egg burps
eating during sleep hours
... and more than 150 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
Sulfur Need 98% Confirm
PMS C 27% Unlikely
Low Serotonin 14% Unlikely
Adrenal Fatigue 4% Ruled out
Candida / Yeast 2% Ruled out
Gilbert's Syndrome 2% Ruled out
Hypoglycemia 2% Ruled out
Stress 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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