• Cravings. Why?

    Asked by Onoi11 on Monday, January 7, 2013

    Cravings. Why?

    Before I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, I craved lemon peel. So I continue to eat it, even one year later, with a touch of salt added for taste. When I Googled lemon peel I read where it is loaded with vitamins and natural chemicals. Maybe my body knows something I don't?

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    • Harry's Avatar

      Possibly. If you've had surgery--Whipple procedure--then quite a lot of your digestive system was removed. Perhaps the lemon peel is adding something you aren't processing as efficiently. Or, maybe, you just like lemon peel. :-)

      over 8 years ago
    • po18guy's Avatar

      I have post-treatment cravings for potatoes. The drug I receive depletes my blood potassium and potatoes have a pretty good dose of it. I think that our body associates certain tastes with what it receives when we eat those foods. It seems that cravings are a response to a lack of something that our body needs. Lately, I have apparently had a lack of chocolate in my system. :-0

      over 8 years ago
    • JMS's Avatar

      I suspect you're right about cravings.
      As a "by the way" let me pass along that I recently read about two foods that (allegedly) have the capacity to kill cancer cells: black raspberries and hemp seeds (no, not marihuana...). I've been eating a bit of both just in case it helps...(I figure neither will hurt me, so why not?). JMS

      over 8 years ago
    • Onoi11's Avatar

      Haven't had Whipple yet. Will learn soon if I'm a candidate following radiation and chemo. I hope so.

      over 8 years ago

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