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Why Am I Craving Black Pepper
Why am I craving things and my taste buds messed up why am I bloated but having diarrhea am I pregnant ?
I have never liked ketchup but lately I have been craving and eating it on everything. Why I am i craving it?
Because: You have finally realized that ketchup is the universal condiment. It makes everything better from fries to chicken to steak. Enjoy. ...Read more
When I drink coffee I get horrible reflux,anxiety,nausea and my face tingles.does that mean I am intolerant to caffeine?
I am 8 weeks pregnan with twins i am extremely nauseous i cant keep much down i have started craving raw red potatoes is it bad for me to eat them?
No, they are ok: The nutritional value of a potato is actually greater when it is eaten raw. It contains vitamin C, B6 and niacin. Curiously, raw potatoes are known as a food craved by pregnant woman. Be very careful to wash the potato carefully. Good luck with the nausea (and the twins!) ...Read more
Am i pregnant? I have been having some light headed moments, headache, craving cottege cheese w/ slime jems mixed together... And my boobs are sore..
Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more
Hello I am strongly craving salt n vinegar am I lacking something? ? Iam also suffering ffatigue n knot in my neck thanku
Craving: We can't answer a question like this without having any information about you not even your age let alone your medical or social history. Its not magic, its medicine. We need information. Are you pregnant? ...Read more
I think I smelled to much cayenne pepper, now I'm feeling nauseas and I'll, what do you think I shold do?
Don't stress: Since this was over 23 hours ago I imagine any reaction has passed by now. Sorry no one answered sooner but there may not have been much to do except ride out the reaction. Smelling cayenne is not a serious problem, in fact cayenne has many health benefits. If you had the homeopathic remedy Nux vomica 30c taking a few pellets may have helped. See https://draxe.com/cayenne-pepper-benefits/ ...Read more
I am very gasey i thought i was lactose intolerant so i stop using diary products still gasey wen i pass. Gas its really disgusting what do u think?
Gas producing food: There are other things that may give you gas. For example legumes in the form of beans are gas producing. Consult a gastroenterologist or nutrionist for more informstion. ...Read more
Drink water: Drink plenty of fluids. If symptoms persist or worsen, seek medical attention. ...Read more
Highly unlikely: There have been a tiny number (0.03%) of people who were put on Chantix who developed glycosuria, or excessive sugar in urine. It is not clear whether it was the cause or not. Your doctor needs to test your urine to see if that is the case, and if you do have sugar in urine, to check your blood sugar. ...Read more
I am constantly craving orange juice! I'm not hungry and not craving sweets or junk food. I drank almost a gallon today. Why could this be?
Orange juice: Probably because you like it but a gallon a day is far too much. Have you given any thought to why you take so much OJ? Are you having to urinate several times a day? I suggest that you take your orange juice no more than twice a day (glass full, not a gallon) and if you are thirsty take water. Frequent urination from too much liquid is not good for you! ...Read more
I have been wanting to eat or drink sour stuff i never like sour anything but I have been wanting it am i missing something in my body?
black pepper: I have a couple of educated guesses as to why you might be craving black pepper. The first may be related to black pepper's ability to raise serotonin levels. The second may be that if you have a deficiency for vitamins c or k, iron or potassium – that may be supplied through black pepper. ...Read more
Plausible explantion: I have a couple of educated guesses as to why you might be craving black pepper. The first may be related to black pepper's ability to raise serotonin levels. The second may be that if you have a deficiency for vitamins c or k, iron or potassium – that may be supplied through black pepper. ...Read more
Extreme sudden craving for jalapeño, banana & black pepper, not possible for me to be pregnant, is there a underlying health issue here?
Possibly: Strong cravings for specific foods can be the result of a variety of reasons: fluctuating hormone levels, blood sugar levels, low serotonin levels in the brain, emotional reasons, or the release of endorphins (natural "feel-good" hormones that the body may release). Start with your doctor to research what may be causing your symptoms. ...Read more
Cravings: This is an interesting question. Often people do report that their sensory after they stop smoking. If that is the case then your craving may be related to improved sense of taste and smell. ...Read more
I have a coworker who had a dizzy spell an fell bumping his head just above his right eye. Since the injury he has had an uncontrollable craving for black pepper. Is this associated with his fall?
Head injuries: I have seen numerous patients with head injuries, but I have never seen one develop a craving for pepper or any other food or spice as a result of the head trauma. Some patients with certain types of seizures may experience a smell during the seizure,however,but this is different from your friend's craving. A neurologist is best qualified to answer your question. ...Read more
My wife is three months pregnant on the first pregnancy and has a serious craving for pepper_ hot pepper,. Does this have any-effect on the unborn?
I'm in my first trimester of pregnancy & craving pickled jalapeños & pepper sauce. I'm told, but not by professionals, that it's bad for the baby. Is it bad for the baby in any trimester?
How can I enjoy pepper sauce & spicy foods without the harsh effects of diarrhea and stomach pains?! I refuse to give up my spicy food cravings!
Find the cause: Millions and millions of people enjoy spice without either stomach pain or diarrhea. Do you have an ulcer? Do you have reflux (where stomach acid abnormally comes up into the tube between your stomach and your throat, causing a burn)? Do you eat the spice in a bowl of greasy, fat filled or fried food, instead of over roasted lean meats or vegetables? Find the cause to make it better. ...Read more
Black Pepper: Black pepper contains vitamins c; k, iron, potassium ; fiber. It has been used to aid digestion (constipation, loose stools ; gas). It is useful to reduce congestion occurring w colds or the flu. It has antioxidant ; anti-inflammatory effects ; promotes bioavailability for other nutrients. It has been used for vitiligo tx. One study suggested that black pepper can lead to potassium decreases ;. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
possibly: One study suggested that black pepper can lead to potassium decreases ; ^ mucosal micobleeding due to ^ hydrochloric acid secretions in the stomach. Some studies have suggested that piperine contained in black pepper may carcinogenic – while other studies indicate it may be anti-carcinogenic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually. The average: American ingests 20 x more salt then the body needs. Too much salt can contribute to hypertension. Black pepper contains vitamins c& k, iron, potassium & fiber. It has been used to aid digestion (constipation, loose stools & gas). It is useful to reduce congestion occurring w colds or the flu. It has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory effects & promotes bioavailability of other nutrients. ...Read more
Health benefits: Black pepper contains vitamins c& k, iron, potassium & fiber. Although more studies are needed it has been used to aid digestion (constipation, loose stools & gas). It is useful to reduce congestion occuring w colds or the flu. It has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory effects & promotes bioavailability for other nutrients. ...Read more
Eating black pepper: Can be beneficial to your health. Black pepper contains vitamins c& k, iron, potassium & fiber. Although more studies are needed it has been used to aid digestion (constipation, loose stools & gas). It is useful to reduce congestion occurring w colds or the flu. It has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory effects & promotes bio-availability for other nutrients. Eat in moderation. ...Read more
I crave black pepper I have a pepper grinder that is set to give big chuncks of black pepper. I crave it as soon as i get up untill i go to bed. I leave a napkin out and grind pepper all day. I eat a lot of pepper. I can't stop. I know it can't be good fo
Taken : Taken from livestrong.Com. See link for full article. Food cravings can trigger unhealthy eating binges, reports sciencenews.Com. Eating binges can also lead to a sense of guilt or embarrassment. If a nutrient deficiency causes a craving, it may indicate a serious health condition. Consult a physician to determine if a nutrient deficiency may be the underlying cause of an intense black pepper craving. Black pepper can also increase serotonin and may boost the effects of some anti-depressant drugs, so consult your physician regarding any potential medication interactions before satisfying your craving with a black-pepper encrusted eating binge. ...Read more
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