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Have I been unknowingly hungry for natural pain-killers?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 09, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Browsing health-related articles is a morning hobby of mine and today I was fascinated when I followed this link on the Primal Palette, one of my regular stops.

I was fascinated because

  • I have dealt with joint/skeletal pain since childhood
  • all but 2 (flax, walnuts) of the listed items are favorites and I have a long history of seeking them out and eating them frequently.

So, is this just a happy coincidence, or has my body been seeking relief without my conscious knowledge? I've certainly consumed these particular things to the exclusion of others.

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on December 24, 2011
at 02:42 AM

"I think it's fascinating when the body demands a specific whole food (as opposed to demanding Twinkies and Pepsi); I go through periods of craving tons of greens, then none; or lots of fruit, etc. The body is a nifty machine when allowed to run properly! – TeaElf yesterday I do that too! One day I won't even look at a salad and the next I'm impatient to get one fixed. Even with meat I'll be really hungry for one type then switch to being hungry for another. – Nance yesterday This is sort of what I meant. Your body knows what it needs. If you listen.

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on December 23, 2011
at 10:28 PM

Brb eating some dark chocolate cause I craved it. I'll pretend I have a Mg deficiency to make myself feel better.

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on December 23, 2011
at 10:27 PM

The voice that tells me to eat dark chocolate is certainly not evil.

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on December 10, 2011
at 06:16 PM

Well if I know I have already had enough chocolate I presume the voice is just egging me on to make me overindulge. It is highly unlikely I am deficient in magnesium due to my eating dark chocolate and Epsom salts in the tub. Right now I am having a craving for sauerkraut and since I can't find it in our village in Mexico I am making some.

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on December 10, 2011
at 05:17 PM

Given the voice power of addictive substances, I find this idea hard to embrace.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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on December 10, 2011
at 05:16 PM

How do you know the chocolate craving isn't for magnesium?

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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on December 10, 2011
at 05:16 PM

So how do you distinguish between the good voice and the evil voice?

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on December 09, 2011
at 07:41 PM

Wow, interesting -- the only things on this list I don't regularly lust after are salmon and flax, but sub in sardines. And I've been dealing with inherited arthritic symptoms since childhood.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on December 09, 2011
at 08:28 PM

I think that if you listen to your body's inner cravings those foods are usually what you need for your particular circumstances.

I'm not talking about the evil little voice that tells you to eat more dark chocolate, but the one that leads you to eat fish when you need it, or certain herbs that you may need for digestion.

A long time ago I read about a study where very young kids were allowed to choose whatever they wanted to eat from a selection placed at their disposal. They occasionally gorged on one particular item of food, but overall they ate a well balanced diet.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on December 10, 2011
at 05:16 PM

How do you know the chocolate craving isn't for magnesium?

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on December 10, 2011
at 05:16 PM

So how do you distinguish between the good voice and the evil voice?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on December 10, 2011
at 06:16 PM

Well if I know I have already had enough chocolate I presume the voice is just egging me on to make me overindulge. It is highly unlikely I am deficient in magnesium due to my eating dark chocolate and Epsom salts in the tub. Right now I am having a craving for sauerkraut and since I can't find it in our village in Mexico I am making some.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on December 10, 2011
at 05:17 PM

Given the voice power of addictive substances, I find this idea hard to embrace.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on December 23, 2011
at 10:28 PM

Brb eating some dark chocolate cause I craved it. I'll pretend I have a Mg deficiency to make myself feel better.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on December 24, 2011
at 02:42 AM

"I think it's fascinating when the body demands a specific whole food (as opposed to demanding Twinkies and Pepsi); I go through periods of craving tons of greens, then none; or lots of fruit, etc. The body is a nifty machine when allowed to run properly! – TeaElf yesterday I do that too! One day I won't even look at a salad and the next I'm impatient to get one fixed. Even with meat I'll be really hungry for one type then switch to being hungry for another. – Nance yesterday This is sort of what I meant. Your body knows what it needs. If you listen.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on December 23, 2011
at 10:27 PM

The voice that tells me to eat dark chocolate is certainly not evil.

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