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What Your Food Cravings Really Mean



A smart and innovative educator and businessman, Kevin Seawright showed me this.

Everyone has a craving for a specific food now and again. It’s one reason chocolate industry has thrived all these years, women crave chocolate. That monthly craving for chocolate is the body’s way of telling you it needs something, as are these other food cravings.
* Chocolate is rich in magnesium, a mineral vital for skin and hair health. The monthly menstrual cycle reduces the amount of magnesium in the body, that’s why the craving for chocolate arises. Carbonated beverages, alcohol and tea also deplete the body’s magnesium supply and cause chocolate cravings.
* A craving for ice may indicate you have an iron deficiency or are anemic. Both conditions cause inflammation and pain in the mouth, sucking on or eating ice relieves the pain.
* A chromium deficiency may cause you to crave sweets. Chromium works with insulin in the blood stream to help with the uptake of glucose. Sweets are rich in chromium and a change in blood sugar, which means a change in the chromium levels, causes a craving for something sweet.
* If you crave carbs your body is telling you it’s low in trytophan, an amino acids which helps to regulate mood by causing the brain to release serotonin.
* If your body is low in calcium it may signal you of the fact by causing you to have a craving for cheese.

David Letterman Show Nearing the End



David Letterman is retiring and his final show will be soon. Personally, I’m sad to see Dave leave the airwaves.

Letterman has been on the air since the 1980’s. He’s gone from being someone on very late at night and not quite ready for prime time to a much more mainstream presence. One reason I like Letterman is that he still just seems like a nutty guy from high school despite how much fame and success he achieves. It’s always amusing and inspiring to me when I see super models and movie stars on his show. He always seems to me like a guy who should be working at a tractor dealership back in Indiana.

One of the best parts of Letterman’s shows, in my opinion, were the “Stupid Pet Tricks” segments. Now those were really funny, and they should have been called “Smart Pet Tricks” since there were some really clever animals on there. Some of the pet owners were stupid, though. I remember one guy at the Boraie Development LLC station who let his pet tarantula crawl down his throat and back out. That’s just dumb.

Bandleader Paul Shaffer has been a key part of Letterman’s success, and I don’t feel like he has gotten the credit he deserves. It’s hard to imagine anyone else running the Letterman band so well, and he’s been a great foil and straight man for all Letterman’s gags over the years.