Weight Loss – Craving – The Herbs Place

Food Cravings
A link to a successful weight loss program

Improper digestion is the biggest cause of food cravings. Food Enzymes Digestive Aid helps to digest and assimilate foods and supplements that you consume so your nutrition goes to the cellular level.


If you crave sweets often you are not correctly breaking down the carbohydrates you are consuming. For example, if you only break down 20% of the carbohydrates that you consume you may find yourself eating 5 times the normal amount of carbohydrates to feel satisfied. Also, it is a proven fact that when we are under stress we burn carbohydrates. Consequently, we want to eat a lot of carbohydrates to replace the ones we are burning up. This explains why stress will often cause us to crave junk foods which are mostly carbohydrates. You may also be symbolically looking for “sweet” in your life.

Chromium is an excellent mineral to help with sugar cravings. Although chromium picolinate has had some bad publicity with research showing it can cause chromosome damage, the mineral itself is not the problem. It is the “picolinate” which is bonded to the mineral.

GTF Chromium is a trace mineral that plays a role in regulating blood sugar levels. Each “glucose tolerance factor (GTF)” molecule, a hormonelike compound, requires chromium as its central atom. GTF works with insulin to transport glucose from the blood into the cells. When this function is not working properly, the cells resist insulin and do not properly absorb the glucose needed for energy. The liver also needs chromium to manufacture fatty acids, lecithin, cholesterol and lipoproteins. Without chromium, blood fats tend to rise because the liver cannot filter them out. Processing destroys much of the chromium content in foods.


If you are craving fats you probably aren’t breaking them down enough to satisfy your body’s need for them at a cellular level. This is related to the liver’s ability to secrete bile to break down the fats properly.

LIV-J is a good combination of herbs that enhances the liver’s ability to break down the fats properly.


A craving for dairy usually indicates a lack of minerals. Taking a Calcium-Magnesium supplement often lessens the craving for dairy products. It is a proven fact that we need hydrochloric acid to break down the minerals to utilize them. If you do not get benefit from the minerals, consider your digestion.


Salt cravings can be related to not having enough energy or not tasting foods properly. Consider adding natural energy with a formula like Energ-V. A zinc deficiency can cause lack of taste and smell and body/foot odor. Supplementation can eliminate those problems so you won’t use salt just to taste your food.

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