Guide to CRAVINGS: Part I ~The Kooky Stuff


Michelle Edmonds, M.A., M.Ed
Sr. Nutritionist| Author
THE SERENITY CHALLENGE
Serenity Weight and Detoxification Program
September 20, 2013



PICA
Craving non-nutritional substances, such as ice, clay, dirt

Many resources will give iron deficiency anemia as the cause for ice chewing or craving ice.
This is an over  simplified explanation; it is more accurate to say that it is a manifestation of a mineral deficiency in general



Sera Young, Craving Earth: Understanding Pica: The Urge To Eat Clay, Starch, Ice, And Chalk-

03/21/2014 8:00 pm
Humans have eaten earth, on purpose, for more than 2,000 years. They also crave starch, ice, chalk, and other unorthodox food items. Some even claim they are "addicted" and "go crazy" without these items. Sifting through extensive historical, ethnographic, and biomedical findings, Sera L. Young creates a portrait of pica, or nonfood cravings, from humans' earliest ingestions to current trends and practices. In engaging detail, she describes the substances most frequently consumed and the many methods used to obtain them. She reveals how pica is remarkably prevalent, identifies its most avid partakers, and describes the potentially healthful and harmful effects.
Young evaluates the many hypotheses about the causes of pica, from the fantastical to the scientific, including hunger, nutritional deficiencies, and protective capacities. Never has a book examined pica so thoroughly or accessibly, merging absorbing history with intimate case studies to illuminate a behavior deeply entwined with human biology and culture. 
$22.50
ISBN-13: 9780231146098
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Published: Columbia University Press, 8/2012 
1. Correct the mineral deficiencies

All people need at least 90 Essential Vitamins and Minerals DAILY (actually 94)

Click to listen to this 13 minute audio on PICA 

60 Essential Minerals

CalciumMagnesiumPhosphorusPotassiumSodium
ChlorideSulfurCobaltCopperAluminum
ArsenicBariumBerylliumBoronBromine
CarbonIodineIronManganeseSelenium
ZincCeriumCesiumChromiumDysprosium
ErbiumEuropiumGadoliniumGalliumGermanium
GoldHafniumHolmiumHydrogenLanthanum
LithiumLutetiumMolybdenumNeodymiumNickel
NiobiumNitrogenOxygenPraseodymiumRhenium
RubidiumSamariumScandiumSilicaSilver
StrontiumTantalumTerbiumThuliumTin
TitaniumVanadiumYtterbiumYttriumZirconium

16 Essential Vitamins

Vitamin AVitamin B1
(Thiamine)
Vitamin B2
(Riboflavin)
Vitamin B3(Niacin)Vitamin B5
(Pantothenic Acid)
Vitamin B6
(Pyridoxine)
Vitamin B12
(Cobalamin)
Vitamin CVitamin DVitamin E
Vitamin KBiotinCholineFlavonoids and
bioflavonoids
Folic Acid
Inositol

12 Essential Amino Acids

ValineLysineThreonineLeucineIsoleucine
TryptophanPhenylalanineMethionineHistidineArginine
TaurineTyrosine

3 Essential Fatty Acids

Omega 3(EPA, DHA, (LA)Omega 6Omega 9








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2.  ELIMINATE THE PARASITES and
FUNGUS Causing the deficiency

(Check with your coach for these advanced detox items)






CHANGE YOUR DIET
Crowd out the cravings 

1. Add more raw foods and juices
In is not necessary to become a "raw foodie" to be healthy (no extremes please; you will not sustain it

2. INCREASE YOUR PROTEIN INTAKE~
ADOPT a  slightly modified PALEO LIFESTYLE




Part II: GUIDE to CRAVING:  Fats and Sugar
(such as peanut butter, crunchy snacks, chips, etc)

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