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12 Jul 2005

addicted to eating raw (uncooked) flour. what does my body need?
I eat flour sa a snack, by bowl full. I feel this cannot be healthy and yet I cannot stop.
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Dewdrop
This type of illogical craving can either be a learned habit or an indication of an underlying deficiency. If it is a habit then you need to take a firm decision to stop this behaviour and gradually wean yourself from eating flour - reduce the amount you eat 1 tablespoon at a time. In the meanwhile try taking a complete vitamin and mineral supplement such as Centrum or Supradyn Forte for 2-3 months to see if this eliminates any deficiencies you may have. Also take a calcium supplement like Calium Sandoz or Caltrate.
Take care
DietDoc
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