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Possible Factors - Cravings & Weight Issues

Unexplained weight loss and inability to lose weight are often the first symptoms noted when our health gets off track. Because metabolism is affected by so many biological functions, it can often be difficult to know where to start addressing these concerns. Inability to lose weight may be an indicator of inflammation resulting from gastrointestinal distress and/or food sensitivities. Inefficiencies in our stress response relating to neurotransmitter or hormonal imbalances might also play a role. Underactive Thyroid can be a contributing factor in extreme and sudden weight loss.

Neurotransmitter imbalances, such as low levels of serotonin, have been linked to a significant increase in carbohydrate and sugar cravings. Carbohydrate intake can often provide a temporary boost in serotonin production so those carbohydrate cravings just may be a sign that serotonin levels are low.

Ways to measure these imbalances

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