Smorgasbord Health Column – What causes your Cravings – Part Four – Coal, Dirt and other strange stuff by Sally Cronin

While I myself have no craving for dirt, rocks, etc. My Campbell has taken to eating such things, and now, thanks to this I have an idea why and have called my vet to consult.
Once again my thanks goes out to Sally for her wonderful info.
Also made me remember that I forgot some things at the store.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Welcome to the series on 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.

During this series, 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…

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4 Responses to Smorgasbord Health Column – What causes your Cravings – Part Four – Coal, Dirt and other strange stuff by Sally Cronin

  1. Being an older dog, Campbell’s digestion will work less efficiently now, and he might need a little more help.. thanks for sharing hugs xxx


    • Patty says:

      You’re welcome for the reblog.

      We’ve had one digestive issue after another where Campbell is concerned over this past fall and winter.

      I’ve just gotten him settled on a food that agrees with him and now this eating dirt has begun.

      It began a month or so back when my landscape guys dug a hole at my request to plant a plant outside for me.

      They added nothing to it, but when all that fresh dirt was revealed Campbell began to indulge.

      At first I thought it was just a fascination. Then I noted he was getting gravel out of the turnaround in the back.

      Just this morning called the vet and they’ve requested I bring him by for some blood work. So back to the vet we go.

      I also found some things on your foods list that I meant to pickup at the store yesterday which I forgot, but going back on Friday so have added to my list.


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