SIPS OF WINE FROM THE GRAPEVINE – HEALTHWORLD – Smorgasbord Health Column 2024- What causes your Cravings? – Part One – #Dehydration by Sally Cronin

SIPS OF WINE FROM THE GRAPEVINE – HEALTHWORLD – Smorgasbord Health Column 2024- What causes your Cravings? – Part One – #Dehydration by Sally Cronin

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JANUARY 7, 2024



Greetings from Health World…

The COVID-19 pandemic took a mighty toll on me and others. Once I realized the impact it had.

I knew I must try and help those reading The Writer’s Grapevine recover as much as I could, and so I began to look for articles which would be useful to us all.

The Smorgasbord Café Blog Magazine has been a great resource of health columns for me over the past few years. I reached out to its author Sally Cronin to see if she might consider becoming a regular contributor to Health World.

She wrote back to say that while she was flattered that I would consider her for my magazine, she just didn’t have the time to do it.

At first, I was disappointed, then inspiration struck.

I wrote back to her and requested permission to use partial columns from her various series with read more links leading to the posts on her blog included and she wrote back with her blessing.

I strongly encourage you to make use of the read more link provided, visit her blog, and read the rest of each one.

Today’s article focuses on a problem most of us probably aren’t aware of.

If you find this useful, please make sure to let us know.

Here’s Sally with more.


Smorgasbord Health Column 2024- What causes your Cravings? – Part One – #Dehydration by Sally Cronin

Posted on January 4, 2024

What causes your Cravings – Part One – Dehydration

In the next few posts I will be exploring a sensation that has been blamed for our consumption or over consumption of certain foods since we were old enough to make excuses! How often do we tell ourselves or others that ‘we crave’ chocolate, crisps, cheese, soda, fried food or even something non-food related… such as dirt or coal?

We tend to assume that our craving is a form of addiction that only one food or drink can satisfy, but in fact it is more likely that it is our body reacting to a lack of an essential nutrient absent from our regular diet. Or that we are under stress and that has resulted in a imbalance in our hormone production.

I am going to be looking at some of the causes of a craving, whether it is a need for an essential nutrient or is down to a habit that has formed or because we are stressed. I will also give you the food fix that will supply that nutrient or suggest some strategies to cope with an unreasonable expectation for a food by your body and your mind.

There is one reason to get out of the way before focusing on individual cravings and that is our…

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  1. Sally Cronin Reply
    January 7, 2024

    Thanks very much for sharing Patty.. appreciated as always.. hugsx

  2. Hi, Sally. You’re welcome.
    I hope you don’t mind my using your posts to try out a new weekly column. I’m not quite certain of my visuals but the content is grand.Great post and I look forward to more.

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