02 Jan

There are times when you just can't get enough of a particular food. Does that mean something? Usually yes.

It could be that you simply have an increased need for a substance present in that particular food. However, it could also indicate a deficiency in a vitamin or trace element, which can be easily determined with a blood test.

Furthermore, your body might be trying to balance an element from the Five Elements theory (TCM). We all have aspects of the five elements—wood, fire, earth, metal, and water—within us. Sometimes, an element may be out of balance, and the body may attempt to correct this through diet.

There's also a psychological component when you repeatedly crave the same food. Christiane Beerlandt wrote an extensive lexicon called "The Dictionary of the Psychosomatics," which explores the psychological symbolism behind various foods. It's a comprehensive book describing the character of each food, the underlying theme, and what it means when you have a preference or aversion to a specific fruit, vegetable, nut, chip, alcohol, fish, or meat.

It's always interesting to browse through because it's likely a unique book that can help you understand what your body is trying to tell you.
For example, French fries - "Those who crave French fries are searching... they're not quite sure yet...; they have an urgent need for a close bodily contact with themselves..." (just a small excerpt)

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