What is on my nightstand this week? I was sent an advanced copy of The Craving Cure, a new book written by Julia Ross, which I highly recommend. I am delighted that the publisher agreed to give away 5 copies to our community members once it becomes available December 12! Read instructions to enter at the end of this post! Julia Ross, best-selling author of The Mood Cure and The Diet Cure, is described as a pioneer in the use of nutrient therapies to target food cravings and problems related to mood, sleep, and addiction. The director of several integrative clinics in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1980, she now directs a worldwide virtual clinic and training programs for health professionals.
She is also a long time supporter of the Weston A. Price Foundation, having presented at the very first annual Wise Traditions conference, and 3 other conferences which included her own all day tract, and a keynote address.
Sally Fallon Morell wrote the following about Julia’s new book:
“In the land of the free, so many of us are imprisoned by cravings. No one knows more about how to break us out of the industrial food trap than Julia Ross. I have been watching her influence grow for twenty years, as word of her revolutionary work using amino acids to target food addiction has spread. The Craving Cure leads us back to real nourishment and true food freedom.”
Julia explains that commercially designed food-like substances are turning us into helpless cravers and overconsumers of the most caloric and least nutritious diet ever known; a diet that nature never intended us to eat. In our Nourishing Ourselves and Nourishing Our Children Facebook forums, I have received feedback that some adults and children find it challenging to follow our dietary recommendations sustainably because of food cravings, or a tendency to overeat. This book outlines specific animo acids that help one feel satisfied on the traditional diet our normal-weight ancestors followed, and support natural appetite control.
Julia answers the following questions about The Craving Cure:
How would you describe your book?
The Craving Cure is about how today’s brain-targeted commercial foods are generating the mass cravings that have led to our epidemics of obesity and diabetes. More importantly, it’s about how we can turn off these unnatural urges overnight using a few specific brain-targeted nutrients called amino acids.
Why are you considered an expert on food craving?
I have been directing both addiction and eating disorders treatment programs since 1980. I saw early on that existing treatment wasn’t working well and that a new approach was badly needed. A few years later, my field learned that our programs were failing because of faulty brain chemistry, not poor self-discipline or psychological distress. But brain chemistry was something we didn’t understand, let alone know how to treat! Fortunately, around that time, we also began hearing about a nutritional approach that had impressive research behind it. Thirty years and four thousand clients later, I’m now more impressed about the success of this nutritional approach than ever. Almost all of our food cravers have benefitted quickly and dramatically!
You say that we became a nation of food addicts starting in the 1970s. What happened?
We were persuaded to embark on three radical new dietary experiments which have since dislodged the traditional diets that had kept us healthy and fit throughout history. Most people living today don’t know that for hundreds of thousands of years our weight and health were optimal! Here are the three dietary disasters:
High fructose corn syrup was added to our already high-sugar diet. This increased our total carb intake by 150%.
We cut out traditional saturated fat and substituted processed and damaged trans fats and vegetable oils.
We cut our intake of protein (particularly red meat) by one third.
What Are the Five Craving Types?
We can crave sugar and other addictive foods for five different reasons depending on which of five appetite- and mood-regulating brain chemicals called neurotransmitters we’re deficient in.
Type 1 – Depressed Craver’s eat to feel bright and happy in the afternoon and evening or in winter. They are low in the natural anti-depressant, serotonin.
Type 2 – Crashed Craver’s eat sweets or starchy foods to stop the blood sugar crashes that can impact any or all of the neurotransmitters.
Type 3 – Comfort Craver’s need treats like ice cream or pasta for the pure enjoyment that kills emotional pain. They’re low in the natural narcotic-endorphin.
Type 4 – Stressed Craver’s nibble and graze to relax when the levels of their natural tranquilizer are too low.
Type 5 – Fatigued Craver’s go for caffeinated drinks or dark chocolate for an energy boost since the levels of their brain’s natural energizers, dopamine, norepinephrine, and adrenaline tend to be low.
What can stop our urges to eat badly?
If there is a deficiency in any of the brain’s five appetite-and mood-regulating functions we can supply the exact nutrients needed. They will quickly make us feel satisfied by healthy traditional foods (as we all were before 1970). There are five proteins called amino acids to choose from, depending on our Craving Types. Both our Craving Type and the amino that will stop our type of craving can be identified by our scores on The Craving Type Questionnaire at the beginning of the book and online. All Craving Types must also eat more high-protein foods, rich in all the aminos (the densest sources are meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and cheese), at least three times a day.
How long does it take for the aminos to kill our cravings and do we have to take them forever?
The effects become obvious within twenty-four hours! Children need a few weeks or months on the aminos; teens and adults a few months to a year.
Can our kids take the aminos?
You bet. The directions for child dosing are clear. And the benefits of these little doses are clear too. No more “But I want it!” outbursts at the super market! Like adults, kids also need to eat three solid meals (and snacks as needed) that contain protein (as well as other healthy traditional foods).
There are so many “healthy” diets out there. Once our cravings are gone, can you give us a tip on what diet(s) we should follow?
Avoid going low-calorie, even for a short “detox,” “fast,” or “cleanse.” Why?
We need more nutrients, not fewer, because the 21st century diet is 60% nutrient-void!
We need to reduce our stress levels and starvation is very stressful!
We need to speed up our metabolism and burn the fatty residues of the excess carbs we’ve been eating. By cutting calories too low we typically loose mostly muscle and water and our fat burning capacity is slowed down as is the release of many hormones that would otherwise promote faster burning. (As the Biggest Losers learned.)
Why do you recommend beef and butter?
Because these are the two ancient diet staples that we’ve lost in the past 50 years just as our health and weight began to deteriorate. I recommend that we eat grass-fed, organic versions (which were the only versions commonly available before 1970). The research is clear: the saturated fat in these animal-derived foods is not dangerous; in fact, the reverse. Red meat contains uniquely assimilable forms of iron, zinc, and omega-3 and omega-9 fats, as well as dense amounts of all the amino acids. Our vegan and vegetarian clients often report immediate improvements in energy while eating their first beef meal! Reminder, we’ve been eating red meat for two million years but our troubles only started 50 years ago.
Stable saturated butter-fat protects its precious content of fat-soluble vitamins. Of course, for those with sensitivities to milk solids, butter may not work well, but ghee might (ghee is butter-fat with all solids like lactose, whey, and casein removed).
Flatiron Books has generously offered us 5 hardcover The Craving Cure books for me to give away within the United States and Canada complimentary. Please enter before December 10, 2017 at 11:59 pm Pacific after which time the 5 qualifying responses will be randomly drawn. All entrants will be notified of the results via email, and the names will also be posted here! Please follow these instuctions:
1. Answer either or both of the questions below in the comments with at least 5 sentences to qualify.
2. Be sure to include the title of the book The Craving Cure in your response.
64 Responses to The Craving Cure
Hi. Food cravings are like these helpless unpleasant situations which cannot be CONTROLLED at that moment, how much ever knowledgeable & aware a person is. It makes me feel that I am at the mercy of a food item at that moment and nothing in the world can stop me from devouring it! Its not in reality who I am and it goes completely against my mental balance but still I act upon it. WHY?
Hence I would really really wanna know a way to defeat that craving scientifically & biologically. Am sure TheCravingCure is the answer. I would want/like to make conscious choices in my everyday life which makes me a better human. Thanks Julia Ross for coming up with an answer.
I have read Julia’s other books and found them immensely helpful. I experienced food cravings most of my life. They are not usually unhealthy foods, but foods that give me relief and comfort so much so that I want them exactly the same way and the same time every day. Hypoglycemia could be a big part. I expect I’ll learn quite a bit about them from Julia’s new book, “The Craving Cure”, which I’ll share with others as always!
My experience with food cravings comes from both quantity cravings-of more food, and craving specific foods. I played sports extensively for many years and was convinced that I was always at a caloric deficit and therefor over eating and even poor nutritional choices were not that detrimental. In recent years I have experienced increasing cravings for specific foods, generally sweet and salty foods. I have tried a specific limiting diet with some success at lowering cravings, but not total elimination. My interest in The Craving Cure is for more knowledge to change my habits and cure my cravings!
My interest in his book lies in the health of my family. The modern American diet nearly killed me and stole the health of my family. Sally Fallon’s book Nourishing Traditions helped to get me on the right path but I still see my Achilles heel as being cravings. Both myself and my children are still making Poor food choices based on the overwhelming urges we seem to be ruled by. My hope lies in the book The Craving Cure by Julia Ross. I can’t wait to get my hands on it!
I am interested in The Craving Cure because I feel like I can relate to three of the five types of cravings mentioned. I crave foods that are not nutritious, and then feel awful and weak. I know that I need to eat more foods that are filling and nutritional and I would love to learn more about how to cut the cravings more effectively.
I am a very intuitive and well educated eater. I relate xe that food cravings often mean I may be missing nutrients, be carb addicted or need to balance brain chemicals. As a diet and health writer and author of six books on diet and health, this book would be a valuable resource for my future articles, talks, consultations, and knowledge base. I am a big believer in this! What ups look Be to learn more about it.
From the description above it sounds like I fit perfectly under the type 2 – Crashed Craver, who eats sweets or starchy foods to stop the blood sugar crashes. These have gotten worse since my LO was born 7-months ago and I have not been able to sleep well since. The cravings are at their worst currently and I haven’t found the courage to make the necessary changes I know I need to make to change course. I would love to read how The Craving Cure and specific aminoacids could help me. Knowing that the author is also a supporter of the WAPF makes the book even more appealing.
I’ve always had intense food cravings! I’ve tried to do multiple reset diets to break my addiction,but none have seemed to stick. I have intense sugar cravings, and they are pretty much uncontrollable. I know I have a problem with emotional eating, and I know that has a lot to do with it. It’s a horrible feeling to feel helpless and like your whole life is about food. I want to be able to have a normal relationship with food- a non addictive one. I also have suffered from depression & anxiety for a long time now, and I have The Mood Cure book- I have just never been able to follow through with the suggestions in the book because of my unrelenting addiction to sugar. It seems like this book, The Craving Cure would be the perfect companion to her other book that I’ve been trying to work through!
I went to Julia Ross’ Amino Acid Therapy Seminar weekend in 2013 where she mentioned a new book she was writing. I’ve been looking for the book ever since and am excited that the Craving Cure is finally coming out! I really enjoyed the seminar and have helped a lot of people since then. I’m excited to read the new information and to have another book to recommend to people about amino acid therapy: curing cravings, depression, anxiety, sleep issues, ADHD, PTSD, and so much more. One of the most common amino acids I recommend is GABA or the GABA Calm chewable for people who can’t sleep or concentrate because their mind is racing. One woman thanked me profusely after she took it and was asleep in 5-10 minutes–after not sleeping for 3-4 days! It stopped the over-firing of her neurons so that her brain could relax and she could sleep. What a lifesaver to so many people including myself at times!
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1. Cancer runs in my family
2. I have a horrible addiction to sugar aka chocolate.
3. I want more energy ( Naturally)
4. I want to help others with food addiction.
5. I am almost 50 so not to late to change and get even healthier .
It seems as though as I come from a family of sugar snackers 😦 they only ate one good meal ( dinner) but the rest was snacking on sugar ( candy) I want to brake this habit for good! My youngest daughter (16) had Papillary Thyroid carcinoma. It is imparitive we stop with sugar. I watch lots of documentaries and we watched “Sugar” it’s so disgusting how our food is laced with this drug 😦 even if I don’t win a copy of this book, I will be adding it to my wish list.
I loved The Mood Cure and I am very anxious to read The Craving Cure. Cravings are a great trial in my life. I understand the way I should be eating for my health but I have all but given up trying to restrict myself from many many foods that are hurting me because of food sensitivities or health issues or both. I feel like moderation is impossible for me. I look forward to some insight on how to control my eating.
I’d love to read “The Craving Cure” so I can fix my cravings for sugar and carbs. I have always had an affinity for sweets and would regularly go out of my way to get them. Then I’d be angry that had given in and feel really bad. I’d resolve to stop, but the next day would be the same. I am looking forward to learning which amino acids I need to feel better and to improve my health.
After years of sugar addiction, I want to probe more deeply into all things related to cravings. The Craving Cure sounds like it will be filled with guidance and support for helping me to get a solid grasp of why this has developed. As well, I expect to learn about my cravings for carbs and salt every so often. Since educating myself on nutrient dense food by having joined WAPF, I am delving into books of this nature. The Craving Cure is on my list of must-reads.
I mentioned on Facebook that I’ve been craving lots of sugar and chocolate recently. I’m six weeks postpartum and breastfeeding. Sandrine recommended this book, The Cravings Cure. I’ve started eating more protein before going to sugar and chocolate, but I love more specific information on how to control the cravings.
So happy to see you entered the giveaway, Eva!
I was born into the low-fat generation, but my whole life I have craved not sugar so much as fat! If given money for a candy bar, I would rather spend it on American cheese, b/c that’s all I knew. I have never been skinny, but really shot up after menopause. I was a vegetarian, but certainly not a poster child. I discovered GAPS about 5 years ago and have lost weight plus I feel fabulous. My GAPS practitioner said I had to eat meat, preferably organ meat, and butter, and salt. That was so hard at first and yet it is what I had needed my whole life. Now I love liver and heart and sweetbreads. I had felt so guilty when I would sneak into a Chinese restaurant, get a take-out order of broccoli beef and eat the whole thing. My body was telling me something. So I can really relate to the craving thing. One of the first books I read on this journey was The Diet Cure. It made so much sense. If I don’t win a copy of The Craving Cure, I’ll be buying it.
I have long thought that cravings were the body’s way of telling us that we need certain nutrients. I have noticed my own cravings change over time – sometimes I want potatoes, sometimes bread, sometimes sweets, etc. I’m always interested in scientific approaches to understanding the body’s mechanisms, and that’s why The Craving Cure caught my attention. It looks like it will be an interesting and informative read! I hope I can put an end to my own cravings, and the cravings of those around me, in a healthy way.
The long winter has started here in MN and that means short gloomy days. I find myself mindlessly rummaging through the cupboards and ‘fridge looking for….not sure what. I’m not super hungry, but not satisfied either. But I can’t just go focus on something else. I eat pretty healthy but something is missing…I would love to have a copy of “The Craving Cure”!
Omg I would love to win this book! I have really been noticing some more intense food cravings lately and was wondering what it meant I was depleted in. I used Julia’s book & tools in The Mood Cure to get off my psych meds a few years ago and have been depression free since! But I’m going through a big transition, a separation from my husband, moving, and beginning a new life. I’m excited but also stressed and I’ve been less able to have a healthy balanced diet. Craving carbs, sugar, chocolate, cheese and olives. Sometimes I can avoid these and sometimes I’ve been binging which then makes me feel bloated, fuzzy and regretful. So The Craving Cure is just what I need to recover balance and health during this time of change!!
I have always been interested in cravings and where they come from and why. It seems so varied and unpredictable, even when I am eating a healthy, nutrient rich diet. I would like to know what my triggers are, what my body might be missing and the underlying reasons for why I get certain cravings and certain times. Knowledge is power, so the more I know the more I feel I have under my control and therefore have the ability to change if I so wish. I’m sure that this book would be very enlightening in this respect. Thank you!
Our family have gone to great lengths to try to get the nutrients we need, buying grass fed meat, raw dairy and organic vegetables and raising our own chickens, etc., and then intense cravings cause us to add candy and other unhealthy snacks to the mix.
It’s so frustrating. I crave sweets when I’m tired, salty when I eat too many sweets, chocolate pre-menstrually, and coffee to get going on the morning. This obvious pattern tells me that my body is searching for specific nutrients in each case. I’m really hoping that The Craving Cure can help me learn how to give my body what it’s lacking so I can ditch the junk.
From what I have read so far about The Craving Cure book it seems that it holds many important information on how to recognize the culprits that are preventing us from living an optimal and healthy life and how to re-shape dietary lifestyle to improve both physical and mental health. I would love to win a copy of this book for two reasons. One is that I have a husband who is constantly ill despite his efforts to curve the bad habits and improve his health following the basics guidelines from the Wise Traditions – he still finds himself reaching for simple starches and sugars whenever he has one of his daily energy crashes and those do not seem to go away whatever he does. We have tried so many things and looked everywhere for the answers but my husband is still unable to get resolve his health issues which are many. Secondly, as a nursing mom who would love to provide the best possible nutrition for my baby I would love to decode and understand the reasons behind my own intense need for the enormous amount of carbohydrates. We do our best as a family to follow the Weston A. Price recommendations, however we still can not stop the bad habits of adding unecessary sugars and excess amount of carbs in our diet. Thanks to Sandrine Perez for mentioning the book giveaway!
I am very interested in this topic and look forward to reading the book. I hope it will help me understand food addictions for myself and family members. I have tried unsuccessfully for many years to remove coffee from my diet but it’s only been short term. I have also struggled watching a family member’s health diminish from poor food choices. I hope having a better understanding of their struggle can remove some frustration in our relationship. Maybe even help me help them make better choices.
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I struggle with sugar cravings and bring able to control them. I recently cut out all sugar (eating minimal fruits) and while I feel Much better I am having long bouts of lightheadedness which I can only atess to blood sugar crashes. I would love to figure out how to fix this and start living better. OI also need to read up on the subject for my children. I I can remedy this at home, but the guidance of The Craving Cure would make it helPful.
Hi there, I did good with the Mood Cure, and I still eat that way most of the time, but when I get a craving, oof. I’m 68, and in good shape, but I’ve gained weight from these cravings, and then my ankles swell, so, I would bid for a complimentary copy of The Craving Cure because I will use this good work to further my good health, a real wealth. Thank you, A Sante!
The Craving Cure could be my answer. My whole life (I am 62) i h ave craved sweets. I would make a pan of brownies then graze on those all day…only thing that sounded good. I had to quit baking it was too much temptation for me to try to control. I used to smoke and the craving I had for cigarettes was equal to the craving I have for sugar.I am “pre diabetic” now and overweight. My dad died of kidney failure due to Type II diabetes. I owuld love to be done with sugar and lose weight and get healthy!!!!
I continually read nutrition books, especially ones based on the WAP philosophy. I am a nutritional therapy practitioner student through NTA and want to read all I can. Before entering the program, I tried to heal my husband with food, but alas he died in February. Now I am trying to heal myself and anyone who will listen. I have experienced food cravings and understand how our tainted for supply has caused so much of this. I hope that the Craving Cure will give me additional information to add to my arsenal
Later in life, as illness and menopause reared their ugly heads, I experienced my first-ever food cravings. These are cravings so intense, they wake me from sleep, and they vary, from sweet to savory to salty. For someone who has made good nutritional choices, exercised consistently her entire adult life, taught aerobics, and ran competitively, the idea that food could control a person is beyond unacceptable. I would love to gain the knowledge to help me put these cravings to rest before more of them end up on my scales, or staring back at me from my mirror. I believe The Craving Cure is that knowledge.
What is your experience of food cravings? Why do you have an interest in this book?
The Craving Cure is needed to put the last piece of my puzzle together.
I have been on a healing journey since March. I have been eating clean and sugarless, including simple carbs. Yet, I still crave them. I fell off the wagon about a week ago and I’m having a hard time removing the sugar again.
I have been learning about health and nutrition since I was a teenager. It fascinates me to learn how the human body works! I heard about the idea of amino acids helping addiction issues from someone who had read “The Mood Cure” several years ago. I have really been struggling with cravings for chocolate and sugar lately. I would love to win “The Craving Cure” both to increase my knowledge of health & nutrition, and specifically to get my body balanced and stop the sugar cravings.
As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist working with the Bariatric Population, I could really use the in-depth knowledge that comes from such a wise person as Julia Ross. I’ve learned and share with my patients, that it’s not only what they eat and how much, but also HOW and WHY they eat that contributes to long-term health and weight-loss maintenance. Reading The Craving Cure will give me insight to help so many more of my patients understand their disease and what they can do to about it to help them reach their goals. My personal experience with food cravings is a real struggle, as I have always craved salty and crunchy foods far more than anything else. I’d like to see what that’s all about, too! Thank you for this opportunity.
What is your experience of food cravings?
I’ve greatly cut down my craving for sugar such that now I notice the jitters it gives me when I eat it (not worth it!). However, I do still crave salty snacks sometimes. They don’t even have to be carbohydrates.
Why do you have an interest in this book?
I would like to get rid of cravings altogether. Also, my husband is obese, and craves carbs (bread and corn), sugar, and cheeses. If he had the science and a plan in one place, it may be the solution he needs.
I have a major heart issue at 32. I am trying so hard to heal my body. Food is my passion. I do have cravings for popcorn. I am curious to see what the @the craving cure can teach me.
I have struggled with food cravings my entire life. Literally. I’m 30 years old but my earliest memories of food all revolve around cravings. It’s a battle I am still struggling with. I’m interested in this book because it sounds like a tremendous resource for someone like me, who struggles with cravings, and needs to kick those things to the curb in order to maintain a better lifestyle.
I’m interested in The Craving Cure because although we have improved our diet as a family by leaps and bounds, we still have a ways to go! We’ve added fermented foods, dramatically reduced sugar and grains, eat much more whole unprocessed foods – however we still struggle to contain the slide back to sugar (even natural ones such as honey and maple syrup) and too many starchy veggies and (gluten free) grains. Especially when life gets busy, we end up taking shortcuts which then snowballs into bigger problems. It’s even harder to manage kids’ cravings for sugar when you struggle to manage your own as an adult. Not to mention the reliance on sugary treats at most celebrations (holidays, birthday parties, school parties) that can completely undermine a parent’s best intentions and efforts.
I’m 37 years old, I crave sweets, any kind. I’ve had this problem since I was a child, we were allowed to eat whatever we wanted. I’m having problems with eczema, my weight, and my energy through out the day. This book sounds wonderful. I’d like to know why I crave sweets. I’d like to keep my health.
My sugar cravings are almost uncontrollable. It seems I can hardly help myself. Went on the Medifast plan with the help of my daughter and lost 70 lbs and now have gained so much of it back. Very depressing! I believe the Craving Cure could be of help to me in getting weight off and keeping it off. I have lost weight off and on all my life only to put it back on and then more.
I have learned a lot about nutrition and follow a generally healthy diet. However,the past several months I have had carb and sugar cravings worse than I’ve had in years. I’d love to see what insight The Craving Cure would have for me. These cravings can be so strong and I don’t like feeling bullied by them. I’m very interested to know exactly what is suggested and how it has helped people.
My experience with cravings are that I crave salt. Sweets sometimes but salt is heaven.
Nutrition is medicine.
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and only nutrition changes have helped. changing nutrition literally got me off the floor.
The one thing that hasn’t changed the way I would like is my weight.
I am a holistic practitioner and use The mood cure to help clients. The Crave cure can help me personally and professionally.
The Craving Cure sounds like a book I want to add to my library! I have experienced different cravings over the years. Changing my diet to a WAPF diet has reduced many of the cravings, but I find that I still go through periods where I suffer from cravings. And I know my children suffer more than I do as they don’t adhere to as clean a diet as I do. I would love to learn more about how the body/brain connection with amino acids and cravings. it would be wonderful to have a clear connection that can help me eliminate not just my cravings, but those of my children.
My experience with food cravings is as a crash craver. Or as long as I can remember I would feel my blood sugar drifting downward and this would trigger me to binge on carbs! My husband on the other hand craves carbs as a mood enhancer. I have been quite self aware of my carb issues for many years but my husband is somewhat of a new convert. Together we are revising our eating to optimize our living. Your book would be a wonderful resource in this journey,
I have been waiting patiently for Julia Ross’ new book The Craving Cure. I have her two other books, The Diet Cure and The Mood Cure. I love Julia’s writing style and her valuable knowledge. Not only do I want to read it but I’d like to pass it on to my daughter – a daughter that struggles “every day” with food cravings. She is close to 400# and cannot seem to get a handle on her cravings. I worry about her health each and every day of my life. I know this book would be valuable to her and I pray would be the catalyst to change her life!
I’ve been struggling to eat how I know I should eat, and sometimes even after a good healthy meal I feel like I am missing something. I looked at the quiz and it seemed like I fall into 4 of the 5 types, that sounds challenging, no wonder I am struggling. It does feel like a personal failing not to triumph over cravings and I am very interested in what the book has to say about amino acids. I’ve done a fairly good job of reducing caffeine and sugar, but I still have a long ways to go to my personal goals.
I would love to get a free copy of the Craving Cure. Over the years I have had plenty of cravings, sometimes bad and sometimes good. (Hey, craving butter or craving pate is a good thing in my book!) I still have a degree of sweet tooth and it would be nice to be able to manage that better. I also have low level (but life upturning) hypothyroidism so perhaps working with some of this material will help me to feel better overall.
I would like a copy of the Craving Cure book because i seem to experience all of the types of cravings described. I have also noticed it in my children. I’m always looking for information on healing our bodies, mine and my children’s in natural ways. It is also very important to get to the root of the problem. This book would provide essential information for healing, and if someone’s willing to put in the effort it’s great to be rewarded not only with good health but free tools as well! 😉
The Craving Cure looks like a wonderful book, well researched and well balanced. As a whole-foodie follower of WAP, I search out current nutrition research. This book covers one of my biggest struggles, which is cravings for sweets. I’d love the chance to read this book, The Craving Cure, to learn more on her take on the different craving personalities. I’m intrigued, and hopeful, by what I’ve already read.
My husband was recently hospitalized for shortness of breath due to congestive heart failure. He was bad off and I very nearly lost him! It was also discovered that one of the main arteries to the heart was 80% blocked. After many other tests, a stent and the prescribing of lots of scary drugs, he feels again (other than the side effects of all the drugs). However he has major, major cravings for sweets! From much nutritional research, I know that sugar (not fat, not salt) is one of the main (if not the biggest!!) culprit here. So logic would say to simply stop eating excess amounts of sugar. But the intense cravings don’t just go away because of logic! He cannot not give in to these overwhelming cravings. It looks like The Craving Cure may be able to help him overcome these cravings. It could literally save his life. I would love to find help for him and for him to kick this once and for all!
I have experienced various food cravings in my lifetime, sometimes due to hypoglycemia and others even after a meal. I can usually control them through will power but I would much rather avoid having them all together. I would really like to receive The Craving Cure because I love learning about the body’s relationship to food. I believe we can strengthen and support our body when we understand what it’s telling us is needed. It sounds like this book really identified those things and is a guide for those with consistent cravings. I crave fatty foods the most I think, perhaps because of doing low fat diets in my early 20s.
My experience with cravings goes way back into my childhood. I would sneak into my mother’s cupboards to find the vinegar bottle and take a couple of spoonfuls at a time. Funny, I have found my cravings satisfied with various fermented foods that I make quite regularly in my adult years. I had also struggled energy levels varying from tired to shakey but have since found relief in eating 3 squares meals a day that include properly prepared meats, fats and foods that have always nourished traditionally. Finally, my granddaughter craves salts and I gladly allow her to lick up proper salt ( grey, pink or beige salt, not white Salt) from the side of her plate as I see this as a wonderful source of minerals. Yes, our bodies crave and I would LOVE to understand this topic more fully. Thank you for this generous offer!
I am extremely interested in reading The Craving Cure because I want to better understand the cravings I have struggled with since I was a child. I believe that our tastebuds have been hi-jacked by the food industry. It is time to take control over our bodies and cravings once again! The Craving Cure is sure to give invaluable information that will help me get my cravings under control, once and for all! I have also noticed strong cravings in my two year old, which concerns me, especially at such a young age!
I tend to crave sweets and caffeine! Sometimes I get a good handle on that, and sometimes, it goes crazy. I would really like to learn how to deal with it properly. And my kids definitely crave sweets as well. That needs to change. I would like to read The Craving Cure in particular, because I have read Julia’s other book The Mood Cure and found it to be very informative.
I have been yo-yo dieting for the majority of my adult life. My craving is simply to eat. If I’m not eating, I’m thinking about it. My habits for eating well typically last no more than six months to a year. The Craving Cure sounds like a book that could give me ideas for overcoming my food addiction, or rather, my eating addiction and for forming longer-lasting habits.
While I didn’t occasionally get cravings, they are pretty mild. But I would love to read The Craving Cure to see if it would help my 6 year old son. He is carb crazy and often asking if it’s snack time. He will have random meltdowns. They are now limited to home, mostly on the weekends. They used to be much worse – he got kicked out of preschool before he was three and then got kicked out of 5 more in the year that followed. And his babyhood was rough, too. Very poor sleeper. We’ve been trying to piece this whole puzzle together and while we’ve made strides I think there is still more that can be done.
My experience with cravings has been a roller coaster my entire life. I’m good as long as I don’t have access to junk, but once it it easily attainable, I “need” it. The Craving Cure would be a fantastic book to read for me and my husband. He has relied on sugary cereal, pasteurized milk and microwave meals for a good part of his life. We have a lot of work to do to get him healthy and it starts with his nutrition (and this book might help me convince him!).
I’m interested in The Craving Cure, not only for myself, but for my oldest son. We only started eating a real food diet six years ago and I feel like we’re still trying to catch up. I wish I had known about all of this before my kids were born. Maybe my son would not have all of the difficulties he’s had. The thought that there might be something to help him fight his sugar cravings seems almost too good to believe. It would definitely be a relief to know how to help him.
Just looking at the cover for “The Craving Cure” gives me a sens of comfort. Whole, natural food! I honestly feel that I easily identify with each of the 5 types of cravings, depending on the day. I have struggled with cravings, poor health and obesity all of my life. I am close to reaching a very morbidly obese number on the scale that I never could have imagined I would reach. Worse than the number on the scale though is the way I feel. I hurt to move most days and I know so much of that is attributed to my poor diet. I am a nurse, a farm wife, and an avid gardener and believe in my heart that fresh and pure is better. It is just a matter of applying knowledge and routine to a busy and stressful lifestyle. I would love to have a copy of this new book “The Craving Cure” to learn new approaches to my cravings issue.
I go through phases where I crave nothing but sugar. I’ll eat junk food when I’m in a rush to sort of fulfill that craving, but afterwards I feel terrible! I’ve done elimination diets in the last, but I’m back to the point where I’m craving sugar often. I’m interested in this book because I want to feel great again, and I know that as long as I’m not eating the right foods that won’t happen. I desperately need to regain my energy and overall health!
Hello, my name was chosen as a winner but I have not received my book yet. 😭 I have replied to the email with my address as well. Will i get my copy? I’m anxious!
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I was chosen as a winner, but I haven’t received my book or any response when I’ve emailed my mailing address. Can you please respond here since two emails have gone unanswered? I am under the winning name indyfiberartist. How can I get my book? Thank you in advance.
Your inquiries via email have all been responded to. Your address was forwarded to the publisher the day we received it. The publishing world is closed during the holiday season, which just ended. Please be patient.
My experience with food cravings has been mostly resolved. I seek to help others with their cravings and to live healthier lives. I do coaching and am starting to focus on my online presence.
I am extremely interested in this book because I am a big fan of Julia Ross’ work. I bought the book “The Mood Cure” multiple times because I lost my books due to mold twice 😕. Her work is absolutely awesome!
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