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):
  • Candida / Yeast
  • Tryptophan Need
  • Gilbert's Syndrome
  • Low Serotonin
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • PMS C
  • Low Progesterone
  • Chromium Deficiency

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:
menopausal arthritis
wearing dirty dentures all day
unusual vaginal bleeding
high coffee consumption
craving but not eating wheat
hair loss on lower legs
slow recovery from colds/flu
refined sugar consumption
suspected adrenal insufficiency
an average-stress lifestyle
history of asthma
... and more than 110 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
Gilbert's Syndrome 93% Confirm
Candida / Yeast 29% Unlikely
Low Serotonin 14% Unlikely
Adrenal Fatigue 3% Ruled out
Tryptophan Need 3% Ruled out
PMS C 3% Ruled out
Low Progesterone 0% Ruled out
Chromium Deficiency 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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