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Causes Of Food Cravings
Great Question: That is a great question and one that is up for debate at every national allergy meeting as we are seeing more and more people diagnosed with food allergies every day. Unfortunately the best minds in the field have yet to come to a consensus and therefore we don't have any way yet of preventing the development of food allergies in children or adults. Continue to stay tuned. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pregnancy hormones: Two hormones, estrogen and Progesterone are quite elevated in a normal pregnancy. Both are likely responsible for the nausea and vomiting (morning sickness) experienced in the early part of pregnancy. As the pregnancy progresses, the nausea gets better but most women continue to find that even the thought of certain foods makes them feel ill. Fortunately, things go back to normal after birth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Inadequatley cooked meat or eggs and eating out are the two biggest risks. ...Read more
Poor hand hygiene: The biggest offender is poor hand hygiene. Other major ones: 2. Violating regulations in the safe handling and storage of food 3. Food handlers allowed to work while having a contagious illness 4. Breakdown in following regulations in the production and distribution of food products this results in the production of toxins or overgrowth of microbes that makes you sick. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Food allergy: Food allergies occur when the body develops antibodies against the food. The tendency for this to occur is often genetic. The symptoms can be mild to severe including hives, itching, eczema, trouble breathing, asthma, throat closing, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, fainting. See an allergist for evaluation and management of food allergies. ...Read more
Depends on in : Individual sensitivity. Food with bacterial contamination or bacterial toxins will cause diarrhea on most people. Some people are sensitive to specific food, e.g., people with celiac disease are sensitive to food with wheat rye and barley. It would require taking a detailed person history and may be challenges with foods to sort out the issue. ...Read more
What's the difference of overeating sugary/fatty foods and overeating healthy foods with same amoutn of calories?
Metabolism: Not all calories are created equal. The body metabolizes high sugar foods, including alcohol, very quickly into fat if these calories are not needed to sustain physical exercise. Most of us do not burn the amount of calories we eat. Unless we are in control of our eating. Do replace your junk food with healthy foods with the same # of calories. See for yourself. I bet you will lose some lbs. ...Read more
Inadequate chewing?: Many foodstuffs, especially vegetable matter may appear to be relatively undigested and recognizable in stool -- corn is a common sighting. Adequate mastication (chewing) helps start the digestive process, breaking food into smaller more digestible pieces, allowing enzymes to break down and begin absorption of nutrients. The husk is hard to digest, and thus often visible. ...Read more
Like other addict.: Latest research suggests that the underlying mechanisms of food addiction are likely similar to other substances like drugs& alcohol. Especially rich sugary foods can cause spikes in dopamine which is very reinforcing to the body and leads to seeking out more of the food to get that boost again. ...Read more
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